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Hawaiian Style Eatery at Ami Ami in Kihei

Ami Ami is a terrific restaurant in the Maui Coast Hotel at:

2259 South Kihei Road
Kihei, HI 96753

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, 5 salads, 7 steaks and chops, 6 fish and seafood entrees, chicken, duck, vegetarian choices, and 6 desserts.  The dining area is open-air but mostly covered.

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Here are items I have eaten at Ami Ami 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 presented 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.

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

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Ami Ami 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
Crispy 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

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

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