AmiAmi, a terrific new restaurant, is in the Maui Coast Hotel at 2259 South Kihei Road in Kihei.  Phone 808-875-7522.  Open for breakfast and dinner.

Ami Ami is Maui’s least expensive fine-dining restaurant, and the food is wonderful.  Each dish is perfectly prepared and beautifully presented.  The long innovative dinner menu includes 19 appetizers, soup and 5 salads, 7 steaks and chops, 6 fish and seafood entrees, chicken, duck and vegetarian choices, and 6 desserts.  The dining area is open air but mostly covered.

Here are the items I have eaten for dinner at AmiAmi and what I loved about each one:
Chorizo tacos — just the right amount of spiciness in the ground sausage, softened by avocado and tomato pieces, flavored with cilantro
Spicy tuna summer roll — the cool fresh rice paper wrapping envelops flavorful little pieces of raw ahi tuna and crunchy vegetables
Crisp fried tempura green and yellow beans —  thin tempura coating and thick yummy dipping sauce
Aloha aina greens salad — contains lots of small pieces of papaya, chopped candied macadamia nuts, and the best lilikoi dressing ever
Dungeness crab & avocado trifle — colorful layers of greens, mango, and avocado, topped with shredded crab and drizzled with the tastiest truffle oil
Pork loin chop — 12 ounce grilled thick chop with a round piece of bacon threaded through it, surrounded by malt vinegar caramel
Grilled ahi steak — cleverly presentated with a wrapped package of smoked herbs on top, the ahi is cooked on the outside but raw on the inside, and sits on a bed of mashed breadfruit with pesto
Coconut crusted breast of Jidori chicken — sweet crust on the chicken, coconut butter sauce, great mashed purple Molokai sweet potatoes
Peanut butter waffle for dessert — thick Belgian waffle, creamy peanut butter, and chocolate ice cream, with chocolate and caramel sauces and macadamia nuts.

There are two rooms for private parties:  the Garden Lanai and the Plumeria room.  AmiAmi also provides the more casual inexpensive food at the Kamaole Poolside Cafe at this same Maui Coast Hotel.

See below for AmiAmi menu list and food photos.

For reviews, menus, photos of other restaurants on this side of Maui see South Maui restaurants.

AmiAmi menu (subject to change) $$$ Fine Dining

Dinner Appetizers

Oyster Shooters

Stuffed Chicken Wings

Lumpi

Taro & Lotus Root Chips

Artichoke & Kula Onion Chips

Hamachi Poke

Chorizo Tacos

Tako Tacos

Soft Shell Soft Shells

Baked Clams

Whole Squid Teriyaki

Shrimp & Vegetable Egg Foo Young

Crab & Shrimp Sugar Cane Pops

Potato-Taro Beef Cake

Crisp Fried Green Beans

Braised Pork Belly

Chicken Karaage

Crisp Coconut Shrimp

Spicy Tuna Summer Roll

Dinner Soup & Salads

Portuguese Bean Soup

Aloha Aina Organic Farms Greens

Deconstructed Cobb

Dungeness Crab & Avocado Trifle

Char Siu Caesar

House Cured Salt Salmon

Dinner Fish Crustaceans & Mollusks

Hawaiian Snapper poached in coconut water

Flame Grilled Ahi Steak

9 oz Australian Lobster Tail

Seared Diver Sea Scallops

Clams Udon

Fresh Fish Special

Menu continued

Dinner Steaks and Chops

22 oz Angus Long Bone Rib Chop

12 oz Pork Loin Chop

10 oz Kobe Top Sirloin Steak

Korean Marinated Pork Shoulder Steak

8 oz Tenderloin of Angus Beef

Chops of Colorado Lamb

12 oz Hawaii Ranchers New York Steak

Dinner Poultry & Vegetables

Coconut Crusted Breast of Jidori Chicken

Deep Fried Tofu

Organic Kale Wrap

Braised Duck

Breakfast

Steel Cut Oatmeal Brulee

Fresh Fruit Plate, Yogurt

Maui Coast Breakfast

Bananas Foster Pancakes

Kalua Pork Hash & Eggs

Tofu Scramble

Corned Beef Hash

Sliced Smoked Salmon

Mushroom Cheddar Bacon Omelet

Belgian Waffle

Chorizo & Jack Cheese Omelet

Corned Beef Benedict

Loco Moco

Artichoke Tomato Omelet

Breakfast Burrito

Sides of eggs,

meats,

pancakes

papaya

pineapple

AmiAmi photos

Spicy Tuna Summer Roll:
amitunasummerroll

Pork Loin Chop:
amiporkchop

Crisp Fried Green & Yellow Beans:

amifriedbeans

Aloha Aina Organic Farms Greens:
amialohaainasalad

Dungeness Crab & Avocado Trifle:
amicrabtrifle

Coconut Crusted Breast of Jidori Chicken:
amicrustedchicken

Flame Grilled Ahi Steak:
amiahisteak

Choizo Tacos:
amichorizotacos

Peanut Butter Waffle Dessert:
amipbwaffle

‘Ami’Ami:
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