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Mama's Fish House

799 Poho Pl. (Hana Hwy.) Send to Phone
An extravagant Polynesian beach house converted into a lush, oceanside restaurant with (slightly pricey) island fare.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Mama's Fish House, Paia, HI

Mama's Fish House Restaurant Review

: Mama’s has one of the best locations on the island: away from the resort areas, on the oceanfront in the small residential community of Kuau, on the Hana Highway. A lush coconut grove provides shade as you walk on a sidewalk with M.C. Escher artwork to a beautifully decorated, woodsy, homelike restaurant that has authentically captured the essence of old Hawaii. This is a wonderful place to relax, to stare out at the rolling surf (at lunch or early evening) and enjoy fresh island fish---Mama’s specialty. She offers chicken and steak, but her heart is in preparing fish, always fresh-caught and prepared a variety of creative ways (such as grilled and served with a spicy wasabi sauce or seared with fresh herbs). The wine list has offerings of limited- and estate-bottlings from California that are hard to find in the Islands. Everything about the place is top-drawer, including the price, which is astronomical when compared to other fine fish restaurants. It is a very nice experience, usually crowded, but it is definitely not the biggest bang for your buck. We strongly recommend lunch, when you can see the ocean and the prices are slightly lower.


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