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Jun 21, 2006 02:49 PM

mama's fish house

  • t

ok i've read that some love it and some hate it but we're going for someone's birthday so i don't have a choice, but what is wonderful to order?
thanks much

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  1. I am one of the people who loved it.

    I remember the tuna as being the best I have had anywhere.

    I also remember having a wonderful drink -- it was similar to a pina colada, but with vodka.


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    1. re: Mike
      Kelly Migliaccio

      That drink is called the relaxer but it is made with vodka and it also has creme de cacao in it so it has a slight chocolate flavor-delicious and rich!!

    2. hello, sounds like you might be familiar with the varieties of fish Maui has that mainlanders rarely see. Mama's gets the best catch from the local pros, and their selection will change accordingly, so I think it's best to get details on what they have at a particular time and the prep, which is what we did and had a great dinner. cheers

      1. We just got back from Maui and ate lunch at Mama's. There were 5 including 2 kids and we spent $250 for lunch with NO ALCOHOL! That being said, it was absolutely worth it. I had a seared tuna appetizer with I think a pineapple chutney (maybe tamarind, maybe curry) that was delicious as was the fish with Maui onions. My husband had a fish stuffed with crabmeat and lobster that was good too. We loved the passion fruit creme brulee and black pearl dessert. The view is amazing and,if your schedule permits, go a little early and enjoy a stroll along the beach. Some of the best kite surfing around is just a few miles east in Ho'okipa (I think that's the spelling) and definitely worth watching for a while. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

        1. Mama's Fish House is the definitive place for fresh fish. My wife and I went there for lunch and $175 later, we were completely satisfied and in awe how easy it was to deliciously spend that kind of scratch on such great catch!

          1. Four of us went last year for dinner and plan on returning this September when we return to Maui. One of my top ten favorite meals ever. I cannot imagine who (other than the cost conscious)would have anything bad to say about, and by the looks of the posts so far, not too many people have bad things to say.

            Yes, it is expensive, but nobody goes there looking for a good deal. You go looking for a great meal and great experience, something Mama's gives you both of.

            Have a great time. Definitely go a little early and stroll the grounds for some great photo opps.