Mama’s Fish House and Inn

Mama's Fish House and Inn

Paradise on a Spoon

Friends of mine invited my husband and I to join them in Maui a couple of weeks ago and who could say no.  Gary, my husband ,and I had been there 25 years ago and it was our friends 25th wedding anniversary, so it was a no brainer.  Once back, you realize that Maui has a lot of fabulous places to eat, but Mama’s Fish House and Inn is definitely one that should not be missed.  Mama’s Fish House and Inn is nestled in a beautiful coconut grove on a secluded white sand beach.  It’s a converted beach house with all open air dining, which was opened in 1973 by a Polynesian family on Maui’s North Shore.  The Inn is just steps away from the restaurant which offers visitors a choice between beachfront cottages, garden cottages or luxury junior suites.  Both restaurant and Inn has Polynesian artifacts, unique local wood working, spectacular flower arrangements and original artwork through out and you’ll be mesmerized by the beautiful water views.

Now on to the yummy portion.  Mama’s has an award-winning menu with such items as Mahimahi, Ahi, pink snapper to name a few and all are caught daily so the menu will change accordingly.  There’s also wild boar, duck, beef short ribs and for all you vegans, a grilled organic tofu dinner.  We decided to sit at the bar and partake in their appetizers which included the Island prawns Polynesian w/island vanilla, wasabi crusted calamari, which our friend Bob sampled and said that it was the best calamari he’s ever had. I sampled the Shrimp Won Tons, huge, fried to perfection with a dipping sauce that was made with mango and my girlfriend, Michele, had the Macadamia Nut crab cakes.  Gary sampled all of it.  I know, no mention of a martini yet, but they do have them, the ever popular Blue Hawaiian, and one that is on the dessert menu, a Godiva chocolate martini.  Speaking of dessert, OMG, the restaurants most sought after dessert is their signature dish, The Polynesian Black Pearl.  A chocolate mousse in a pastry shell.  Not only is it delish, it’s almost too beautiful to eat, but don’t be silly.  This is chocolate we’re talking about and it was gone in 60 seconds between the 4 of us.  Heaven!

Other desserts included Maui gold pineapple and macadamia nut cheesecake, banana macadamia nut crisp with vanilla ice cream and creme brulee.

Once stuffed and we had a few cocktails, we ventured outside to get an up close and personal view of the ocean and sunset before heading back to our condo.  Like I said, Mama’s you can’t miss and if your lucky enough to stay there, you’ll be greeted by a friendly staff and being there on the North Shore, you’ll be able to see surfers and windsurfers, and kitesurfers galore.  After all, the North Shore is where all the big waves are at.  Aloha Martini Hunters. – MrsLadyLeisure

Mama’s Fish House & Inn

799 Poho Place, Paia, Hawaii          808-579-8594


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