Mama's Fish House Restaurant

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Seafood, Restaurant, Pescetarian Friendly
80% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

799 Poho Pl, Paia, HI 96779 Directions

(808) 579-8488
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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2017

    First time in Maui. Went with some friends to celebrate their anniversary. The atmosphere is great very pretty right on the water. Although they don't have a specific GF menu. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the whole menu and gave excellent suggestions for not only GF for me but the rest of the table as well. I was given fresh pineapple instead of bread and a mushroom bisque my group really enjoyed. I ordered the Ono, Mahi Mahi and Ahi Sautéed in Panang Curry and Coconut Milk with Vegetables. My friend just happened to taste a bit of the sauce and noticed a peanut taste. I also have a peanut allergy but since I was so focused on the GF I forgot to ask and it wasn't listed on menu. They immediately took it and remade the dish with a banana curry. And it was delicious. For dessert there was only a couple GF options. I highly recommend the Lilikoi creme brûlée. It was fabulous!!!! All in all a very nice evening and a great meal for a special occasion. Make reservations well in advance and save up as it is pricey but worth it.

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    5 ratingFebruary 06, 2017

    The view is amazing as was the service and food. I'm a sensitive celiac and I had no reaction after having a delicious lunch here. I had the vanilla basted prawns which were served with a Jasmin rice medley and fresh vegetables. These prawns were the best I've ever had. It's a pricey place (lunch for 2 with 2 entrees, 2 desserts, and 1 mixed drink) was @ $175 (before tip) worth it! it's simply amazing.

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2017

    No GF Menu, but our waiter was extremely helpful with items that were naturally GF and which items could be altered. He also double check with the kitchen on any questions or concerns that I had asked. I have always had great meals in the past, so I was super excited to see that I can continue enjoying this restaurant after being diagnosed.

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    4 ratingDecember 31, 2016

    It's one of the most popular restaurants on the island for a reason! Consistently excellent food, even as it becomes more and more of a tourist destination each year. There were more choices for GF than I remembered--most of the fish can be modified, and I had baked Tahitian prawns made with vanilla and a side of Kalua wild boar. Decadent and delicious! I wouldn't go as far as to say they are celiac friendly (no GF menu, no dedicated friers, waiters knowledge is slightly more hesitant than other places) but they definitely have excellent, safe GF options that will keep you happy.

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    5 ratingOctober 30, 2016

    Very helpful in identifying GF menu items or adapting them to be GF if applicable. Great food good service. Dessert choices are limited but the Lilikoi creme brûlée was incredible.

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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2016

    Not a ton of options, but everything they make is incredible. The server was very knowledgeable and double checked any time he had a question. I love this place - wish I could afford it more often.

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    5 ratingSeptember 28, 2016

    My wife's favorite meal on Maui. Very knowledgeable about GF/Celiac. While the choices were somewhat limited, they were plenty, so long as you realize that you are going to a fish house (the menu isn't that large to start with). Very attentive staff. Keep in mind this is one of the most popular restaurants on Open Table in the entire US, so make your reservations early! I looked a week in advance (in Sept!), and had the option of 3:00PM or 3:44PM for dinner!! Strongly recommend the ceviche. :)

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    4 ratingAugust 16, 2016

    Our server was very knowledgable about what was and wasn't gluten free, however, there just aren't a lot of options available.

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    This was an amazing meal. No gf menu, but the waiter was so helpful walking us through the menu for gf options. They just skipped our table together for bread/sample of a bisque (which they gave to all other tables), which bummed me out a bit because I think my husband would have enjoyed some bread and I was looking forward to this fabled fruit! But that aside, the best meal on the island we had! Get there early and take pictures around the stunning grounds!!!

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    4 ratingNovember 05, 2015

    The food was good,fantastic! They where able to make most things gluten free. Instead of bread they gave us pineapple and coconuts. When the desert menu came they pointed out what I was able to eat. I have Celiacs and did not have an issue.

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    5 ratingSeptember 09, 2015

    No gf menu. HOWEVER, our waiter and the chefs were all very knowledgeable about gluten. I had so many options to choose from and most items on the menu were completely safe with just a mild modification. The food was beyond amazing and they brought me out something safe to eat when they brought out the bread for my hubby. No issues afterwards, I felt great. I highly recommend!

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2015

    The view is incredible and they are absolutely amazing when it comes to knowing what is safe to eat.

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    1 ratingMarch 25, 2015

    no gluten free menu. staff was ill informed. when you are paying for a $60 for an entree and the only could I could safety eat was a tomato salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar. pathetic.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2014

    Staff very aware of gf needs- outstanding meal!

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2014

    Mama's is amazing!! There is not a GF menu, but many options on the regular menu that are GF. Staff was very knowledgable and GF aware and conscious. This is a must do for the trip. Pricy but worth it. Great view. Octopus curry was great!! Recommend going for lunch no wait, make reservations for dinner.

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  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
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