Ami Ami

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
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

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 or meats

AmiAmi photos

Spicy Tuna Summer Roll:

Pork Loin Chop:

Crisp Fried Green & Yellow Beans:amifriedbeans

Aloha Aina Organic Farms Greens:

Dungeness Crab & Avocado Trifle:

Coconut Crusted Breast of Jidori Chicken:

Flame Grilled Ahi Steak:

Choizo Tacos:

Peanut Butter Waffle Dessert:


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