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2010 Hale Aina Awards:

Best Maui Restaurant, Bronze.

2011 Hale Aina Awards:

Best Maui Restaurant, Bronze.
Best Seafood, Bronze.
Restaurant That's Worth the Trip, Silver.

Mama's Fish House

  • Casual Dining
  • Pacific Rim

Essential Information

Address 799 Poho Place
Inn at Mama's Fish House
Paia, HI 96779
Website URL

Mama's Fish House serves lunch and dinner daily but it was the pupu that got HONOLULU's dining columnist hooked. As we were watching plate after plate of crab cakes march out of the kitchen, not one but two waiters leaned in to whisper that the Seared Beef Polynesian ($18) was their favorite. Boy, were we glad we took the hint. Bite-size strips of warm, peppery beef come tossed with tomato, cucumber and Maui onion in mouth-puckering lime juice and garlic, all served in a grilled ripe papaya. Lunch is daily, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a light menu from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m., and dinner from 4:15 to 9:15.

Additional Information

Price: $$$


24 Perfect Pupu, August 2008 issue, Honolulu Magazine.