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ʻAMAʻAMA – Contemporary Island Cooking

Enjoy an upscale and elegant beachside dinner at the all new ‘AMA ‘AMA restaurant located at Disney’s Aulani Resort!

‘AMA’AMA – Contemporary Island Cooking Details

Location: Aulani Resort and Spa, Hawaii                  .
Location in Resort: Beside the Waikolohe Valley pool area, just steps from the beach
Dining Experience: Elegant oceanfront dinning
Hours: Special Holiday Hours: Wednesday- Monday (closed Tuesday, except

for Valentine’s Day), 5:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Price Range: $125-$210, Kids: $55
Type of Cuisine: Contemporary Island Cuisine
Mobile Order: No
Reservations: Yes
Allergy-Friendly: Yes
ʻAMAʻAMA – Contemporary Island Cooking
ʻAMAʻAMA – Contemporary Island Cooking Entrance. Photo: Disney.


After being closed for over 2 years, ʻAMAʻAMA restaurant is now reopened with a re-design and views that will take your breath away. The décor remains inspired by it’s namesake, the Hawaiian ama ama fish, which is reflected by fin-like light fixtures, Hawaiian fishing baskets, reflecting ponds and fountains. The dinner-only restaurant provides a gorgeous beachside view while embracing the history and culture of  Hawaii. The restaurant still encompasses familiar details left by generations of family members, including Aunty and Uncle, who lived in this space and continued to expand on it over time. But not only are the details and elegance of this restaurant worth a visit, but so will it’s newest upscale menu. The newly redesigned, pre-fixed, 4 course menu, was created by Chef de Cuisine, Nicholas Amoriello and each course was designed to celebrate the Hawaii spirit and unique flavors. With locally sourced produce and fish, using the highest quality ingredients, and unique flavors, this menu will allow you to experience the true and delicious Hawaiian flavors. With an almost all gluten free menu and a plant-based menu option, everyone will be able to enjoy the delicacy of this menu.

‘AMA ‘AMA also offers a globally curated wine list suitable for all celebrations and events, as well as a selection of decadent desserts prepared by pastry chef, Carolyn Portuondo.

‘AMA ʻAMA restaurant is located adjacent to Off the Hook in the Waikolohe Valley pool area, near the entrance to the beach. Reservations are highly recommended and make sure to give yourself time to walk around and enjoy the stunning views and décor that this newly-designed restaurant has to offer.

ʻAMAʻAMA – Contemporary Island Cooking
Mouth watering cuisine on it’s new dinner-only menu. Photo: Disney.


Four Course Tasting Sample Menu


Kabocha Squash

  • Deep Sea Shrimp, Coconut, Shallot, Palm Sugar, Brussel Sprouts

Waipoli Greens

  • Shaved Vegetables, Hearts of Palm, Basil Seed, Avocado, Citrus, Green Goddess

Kiawe Smoked Fish

  •  Espelette, Smoked Trout Roe, Chervil, Dill, Taro

Venison Tartare

  • Black Garlic and Truffle,  Cured Egg Yolk, Forrest Greens, Sourdough


“Lox” Opakapaka

  • Greens, Citrus, Raw + Pickled Vegetables, Seeds


  • Octopus, Miso and Parmesan Risotto,  Lemon, Herbs, Hon Shimeji

Pork Belly

  • Scanlan Sauce, Onion, Kiawe Honey, Okinawa Sweet Potato


  • Limu, Maui Sweet Onion, Cucumber, Uni, Ikura, Spicy Greens


Local Catch

  • Osetra Caviar Vinaigrette, Hearts of Palm, Land and Sea Asparagus


  • Bacon, Cauliflower, Salsa Verde, Brussel Sprouts, Kahuku Sweet Corn

Ika Ink Doppio Ravioli

  • Scallop + Shrimp, Pea + Mint, Lobster, Smoked Trout Roe, Yuzu Cream


  •  Aged Breast, “Huli Huli” Smoked Tomato Jam, Pineapple, Mustard Seed, Demi

“Paniolo” Kobe Ribeye

  • Shishito Chimi, Shallot and Mushroom, Fondant Potato, Tomato, Demi


  •  Beet, Carrot, Snap Peas, Marble Potatoes, Local Goat Chees, Demi


Citrus Bar

  • Liliko´i Ganache, White Chocolate-Pistachio Crunch, Kalamansi Curd, Gingersnap Tuile

Coconut Flan

  • Tres Leches Cake, Dulce De Leche Meringue, Coconut Shortbread, Fresh Mango

Chocolate Mousse

  • Milk Chocolate Macadamia Nut Crunch, Cinnamon Whipped Cream, Kona Coffee Anglaise

Plant-Based Menu


Ginger – Chickpea Spread

  • Raw and Pickled Vegetables, Crisp Taro


Smoked Hamakua Mushroom

  • Onion, Chili Pepper, Okinawa Sweet Potato


Coconut Curry

  • Jackfruit, Apple Banana, Squash, Beet, Black Sesame Purée


Pineapple Tart

  • Macadamia Nut Frangipane, Brown Sugar, Braised Pineapple Compote Pineapple Liliko’i Curd, Almond Butter, Short Bread, Haupia Sorbet

Three-Course Keiki Dinner Menu (3-9 years of age)

Amuse Bouche

  • Crudité Vegetable and Ranch


  • Fried Mac-n-Cheese Fritters
  • Mickey & Minnie Shaped Spam Musubi
  • Cheeseburger Stuffed Manapua
  • Mickey Shaped Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup


  • Bucatini Pasta, Meatballs, Marinara, Parmesan Cheese
  • Catch of the Day, Steamed Rice, Carrots, Beurre Blanc
  • Grilled Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Demi Glace
  • Grilled Chicken Breast, Roasted Potatoes, Broccolini


  • “Grey Stuff” Cookies-n-Cream Tart
  • Hot Fudge Sundae
  • Fresh Fruit & Berries


Assorted Soft Drinks

  • Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fruit Punch, Rootbeer, Powerade, Lemonade, Raspberry Iced Tea


  • Orange, Apple, Pineapple


  • Whole, Skim, Soy, Almond


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Featured Photo: Disney.

Written by

Lourdes Molina

Contributing Writer

Lourdes is a Florida native who spent many weekends vacationing at the Disney World parks. Now a mom of two boys, living outside of the Charlotte, NC area, she has loved experiencing the Disney magic through the lens of her boys. She looks forward to their annual trip to Florida to see family and of course her old pal Mickey Mouse.