For almost four decades, Mama's has been the Maui destination for special occasions. A path of gecko-shaped stones leads through the coconut grove past the giant clamshell and under the banyan arch to an ever-changing fantasyland of Hawaiiana kitsch. True, the setting couldn't be more spectacular, and yes, the menu names the angler that reeled in your fresh catch (do we know he really caught it?), but the dishes are a bit dated in terms of preparation and
presentation—and the prices are extremely high. But if you're looking for an overall experience, make a reservation and celebrate your special occasion here.