Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Hiya everybody! Immediately we’re at Kona Cafe within the lovely Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This eating location was lately reworked, and the restaurant appears to be like beautiful. I’ve by no means eaten right here earlier than, I do know I’m a horrible Disney fan, so I’m excited to do that place out. The menu appears to be proper up my alley, and every little thing appears to be like scrumptious.

First, let’s see how Disney describes the desk service restaurant.

This relaxed café infuses a little bit of Asian zest into conventional American meals and options an onstage sushi kitchen.

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Seize your chopsticks or forks, and let’s dive into this meal.


Craig ordered the glazed hen wings for his appetizer. He talked about that this merchandise had been on the menu for some time. After taking his first chew, Craig tell us that the wings had been excellent and sticky, then additional defined how they need to by no means go away the menu.

Ordering my appetizer was somewhat tough with my dairy allergy as a result of, in the intervening time, they didn’t have any extra allergy-friendly bread rolls accessible. After the server relayed that info to me, they really helpful I strive the Hamachi Tuna Roll, being the most costly appetizer. I can say that the sushi was scrumptious, and the tuna was noticeably recent. I wouldn’t sometimes order an appetizer at this value level, however if you would like some sushi earlier than going to the parks, I extremely advocate this. Hopefully, the following time I go to, they may have allergy-friendly bread so I can strive it.

Panda ordered the crispy pork-vegetable pot sticker. When the dish got here out, we had been all like, “is {that a} pizza?” however the forged member tell us that they’re lined in a batter and fried collectively, which is why it appears to be like that method. Underneath all that, four-pot stickers made this a superb shareable appetizer. Panda and Craig shared this and liked it; they thought it was flavorful, and the highest layer was crispy, which balanced out the within of the pot sticker.

Total, the appetizers had been nice, and we loved those we ordered.


Craig liked his appetizer, however that feeling didn’t crossover into his entree. In keeping with him, there have been simply too many noodles on this dish, they usually saved increasing as they absorbed the broth. The pork stomach items sprinkled all through the bowl had a great stability of crispiness and softness. The egg was one other disappointment; it was overcooked for this dish. Craig wished that the egg was a soft-boiled egg as a substitute of a hard-boiled one.

I ordered the Rainbow Poke, which was dear, however the fish was recent, and the spiciness from the rice gave the dish that push it wanted to be good. I might’ve added spicy mayo as a result of I really like spicy meals, and it might’ve given the plate an additional kick. I used to be impressed with how recent the fish was, however $24 is a hefty price ticket for the scale of the meal. I do know it’s $24 due to all of the various kinds of fish within the dish, however that value led me to price it 7 out of 10. I did love the presentation, and I believed the bowl it got here in was so distinctive I had by no means seen something prefer it earlier than.

Panda received the Kona stir-fry with hen which he was so excited to order, however he was quickly disillusioned in his alternative. The which means of stir-fry is “a cooking method by which substances are fried in a small quantity of highly regarded oil whereas being stirred or tossed in a wok.” This dish isn’t sometimes served with giant items of hen; often, you’d see the hen minimize up in items and combined in with the remainder of the stir-fry. Panda mentioned that the teriyaki sauce was method too candy and overpowered the dish and that there weren’t sufficient greens on the plate.

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Our desk was full of combined critiques, which made it arduous to price the entire expertise. With that mentioned, I can confidently say I can be again; Craig and Panda really feel the identical method. I liked the environment and the makeover that it acquired. I feel this a fantastic choice when you plan on consuming earlier than going to Magic Kingdom or when you’ve got adventurous eaters within the group. Hopefully, we are able to strive the breakfast at Kona quickly; every little thing on the menu appears scrumptious.

Have you ever ever dined at Kona Cafe? Tell us within the feedback!

Hello, I am Erica, and I write about all issues Disney. Earlier than working for The DIS, I used to be a theme park performer at SeaWorld, however I additionally carried out at Disney. I’ve such an immense love for theme parks to the purpose I studied them in faculty.

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