Mama’s Fish House


Mama's Fish House

James had a business meeting on the north shore of Maui, and he brought me along with him. I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to go, but in retrospect I’m glad I did, because we went to Mama’s Fish House.

It’s rare for James to have business meetings while we’re in Hawaii. The whole point of being a digital nomad is being able to work remotely from anywhere in the world, so his clients usually don’t want to meet in person. James uses his Grasshopper virtual phone number to take care of his business calls from anywhere. I had been bugging him to cut the cord and just get a VOIP phone for a while, and it seems I was right. Since Grasshopper can route his calls pretty much anywhere in the world, he’s reduced the number of business meetings he attends to pretty close to zero.

Anyway, this meeting was an exception because one of his clients was on vacation in Hawaii and wanted to meet up. Mama’s Fish House is located on a small white-sand beach in the city of Paia. It’s a bit out of the way compared to many of the other restaurant hotspots in the area, but I think that’s a good thing. It makes it a lot less noisy than some of the other restaurants in Hawaii.

I think Mama’s Fish House is one of the best restaurants that Maui has to offer. James and I both enjoyed it. For an appetizer, we shared an order of the calimari. It’s been a while since I’ve had good calimari, and this definitely qualified. James and I shared two entrees between us: the Hawaiian Ceviche and the Papa’s Three-Fish Sashimi. I love the way that they infuse the fruity flavors of mango, pineapple, and lime into the fish.

If you’re in Maui and you like seafood, you absolutely have to try Mama’s Fish House. It’s one of my favorite restaurants on the island.