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OpenTable diners: Paia restaurant is second-best in U.S.

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 01:45 a.m. HST, Dec 12, 2013

Mama's Fish House in Paia, Maui, long a favorite of visitors and a destination restaurant for locals, is ranked No. 2 in the nation on the OpenTable.com list of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America.

Another Maui restaurant, Leis Family Class Act Restaurant in Kahului, also made the list, but was presented on the alphabetical list of winners that did not appear in ranked order.

More than 5 million reviews of some 19,000 restaurants by users of the online reservations and review site were evaluated to compile the list, which is topped by St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Other restaurants in the top 10 include perennial list-makers such as The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif. and relative newcomer  goosefoot in Chicago, Ill.


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eoe wrote:
Spare me.
on December 11,2013 | 06:48AM
Slow wrote:
While pricey, Mama's is the best. Best salad i have ever eaten. But what really impressed us was seeing the maitre d' (or dinner host/manager guy) walking by our table. He spotted a napkin or some insignificant item on another table that was out of order. He stopped, went back and corrected it. Every employee cares. It's worth it.
on December 11,2013 | 08:12AM
SprayHawk wrote:
No doubt, it is really good food and a really nice atmosphere. However, I had really good food (ie seafood) at a couple of other restaurants in Paia as well. Mama's is worth a visit, but my wife and I aren't compelled to go back.
on December 11,2013 | 10:14AM
entrkn wrote:
Mama's and Leis are both terrific restaurants but Open Table is biased and is not a reliable rating source...
on December 11,2013 | 10:47AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Unsubstantiated claims like "Open Table is biased and is not a reliable rating source" means little without something to back up your claim.
on December 11,2013 | 11:13AM
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