Address: 799 Poho Pl.
Date: Feb 2017
Mama's Fish House is rated as not only one of the top restaurants in Hawaii, but in the USA. We have been lucky enough to eat at Mama's twice during our Hawaiian vacations. What makes Mama's so special? Well, for starters it is located on the beautiful island of Maui. Even the Jack In The Box in Kahului gets extra points for its island location.
Mama's Fish House is also situated on a small, secluded section of beach with a light breeze and the soothing sound of waves.
The first time we visited Mama's we had a reservation. If you want to ensure yourself a good table we recommend that you reserve before you even arrive in Maui. We had a lunch reservation on the last day of our trip before heading to the airport. We were earlier than our reservation time so we had to wait for our table. While we waited we enjoyed the view and even spotted sea turtles in the water below. Before we knew it our table was ready.
We were lucky enough to be seated with a beach view (below).
Mama's always has great food, great atmosphere and great service. One thing they do on their menu is print both the fisherman's name and the location where the fish was caught. They do the same thing with farmers to show their support of the local industry and how fresh their food is.
On our second visit to Mama's we did not have a reservation, but we got lucky. Parking spaces are limited so there is only valet parking. We drove up to the valet and they asked if we had a reservation. Just as the valet was telling us "Sorry", a spot opened up at the bar.
The bar is a small section where you could eat, but it is not as nice as having a proper table.
After leaving our car with the valet we walked down the stairs and across the front of the restaurant. On the way we were greeted by a brown anole before arriving at the hostess. We were lucky again as now the hostess informed us that a table had just opened up.
From appetizer to dessert everything was always delicious and perfectly prepared. It is well worth the higher price tag. Their signature dish is crab stuffed Mahimahi with a macadamia nut crust. It was delectable.
After enjoying our dinner we headed back out to the beach.
A group of people had gathered near the water's edge. We then noticed that two of the rocks seemed to be loose. On closer inspection we realized that once again we had found green sea turtles off of Mama's Maui shore. These two turtles were enjoying a feast of their own.
A Hawaiian green sea turtle is called a honu and is said to be good luck. Getting a table at Mama's Fish House is also good luck and a delicious meal you won't soon forget.
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