Your email address will not be published. We thought this dish was a little on the spicy side and we just can’t handle the heat, not so spicy that I couldn’t eat more, like the level of the chicken at Chipotle. The sushi at Kona Cafe came out super fresh, it was almost on par with the sushi we get over at the California Grill. Thanks so much for the review of Kona Cafe. The presentation was beautiful, and almost as if the restaurant were striving for fine dining…but Kona Cafe is far from fine dining, so a larger portion would’ve been preferred. Ambiance is important at Walt Disney World restaurants, so that’s no minor issue, but at least the food is generally pretty good at Kona…. Also. Tables in Wonderland card for a 20% discount, a reasonably good value on the Disney Dining Plan, Tips for Saving Money on Walt Disney World Tickets. If we’re in the mood for sushi, we’ll hit California Grill. During our honeymoon, our waitress brought us a celebratory treat for our honeymoon. We just LOVE stopping at this spot for breakfast. The Kona Cafe can be easily accessed from the Magic Kingdom via resort monorail or a fun boat ride. If you are visiting with young ones read our Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World. We have reservations for our trip in May for dinner. This was the first meal at Disney I have sent back. Can’t wait to go back! I would expect a better atmosphere to warrant the high cost of dining in the evening. Even during slower times of the year, guests waiting for ‘Ohana are often loitering about right outside Kona Cafe, which is what makes it not-so-hidden of a gem. The line for ‘Ohana was on the opposite side, near the elevators. Dinner at Kona Cafe we found to be a bit less of a home run. The pot stickers and steam buns were pretty good, as was the sushi. Pot Stickers!. On that trip, we both ended up ordering the New York Strip Steak. Skin was not scored leaving way too much fat un-rendered and creating a soggy-chewy sort of texture instead of a crispy delicious duck skin, it was also poorly seasoned and the doneness was inconsistent. Kona Cafe is a reasonably good value on the Disney Dining Plan for lunch and dinner. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible! This sandwich is filled with slow-roasted turkey breast, black pepper bacon, pork pâte, cilantro, jalapeño, onions, and grilled poblano mayonnaise served with french fries. The following is a few of the dishes we have tried from their menu. It’s rare, but it happens. The Asian Stir Fry is Yakisoba Noodles paired with wok-seared Vegetables, Roasted Peanuts, and your choice of Chicken or Tofu in a Soy-Citrus Sauce. It was hands down the family’s favourite meal. This review features food photos plus our take on the cuisine, value for money, and ambiance of Kona Cafe. Cheers! I don’t mind looking out and seeing the activity in the lobby because it is decorated so nice and gives me an “island Feel”. Key Lime Curd and Blood Orange-Mango Jam piped between Passion Fruit Curd and topped with Passion Fruit Boba, Meringue, and a Chocolate Curl. But they seemed to simmer down a bit by the time our server arrived. Hoping for something light for dinner I went with the Turkey Banh Mi. Thanks so much for your articles, reading them is like being transported back to WDW again and again. If you’re on the Disney Dining Plan and will use those credits for the New York Strip Steak, go for it. We have also had breakfast there and the Tonga Toast is truly a treat. Kona Cafe is a table service restaurant in Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort. Live content, tips, and more can be found on our account. We are happy to awnser any Disney vacation planning questions you have. Want more dining tips? _.parentNode.insertBefore(r,_);})(window, document, 'script', 'https://static.mailerlite.com/js/universal.js', 'ml'); The steak was melt in your mouth good and got two thumbs up from the two of us. Enough said. 2020 - All Rights Reserved. He was visibly embarrassed and upset that plate left his kitchen. For where to eat, read our Walt Disney World Restaurant Reviews. Get information on Disney World restaurants and other Disney dining options. Unfortunately, as noted, Kona Cafe is adjacent to the incredibly popular ‘Ohana. There is a wide variety of entrees so there is something for everyone. window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; Notify me of follow-up comments by email. For Walt Disney World news, tips, discount info, and free eBook downloads sign up for our free monthly newsletter. If you enjoyed this post, we’d really appreciate it if you’d share it via social media to spread the word! If you have a vegetarian in the family this is an excellent choice as it has more than one option versus other dining spots that can just be limited to one menu item. We ate at Kona in September on our last day of vacation. We made reservations for Kona Cafe last february based on your review alone. This dinner review is a 2016 update to our original review, so it covers a few years of dining at Kona Cafe. For comprehensive advice, the best place to start is our Walt Disney World Trip Planning Guide for everything you need to know! I would order this dish again. Here is a look at your six different dessert shooter options at Kona. The ambiance wasn’t bad, but wasn’t great. This slider is a mascarpone cream with a mocha crèmeux topped with fresh whipped cream, cocoa, and chocolate-covered coffee beans. At our table the last time we visited (week of July 4, 2016) you would find the pot stickers, BBQ sliders, Asian noodles, Steak, the lava roll and volcano roll. Otherwise, you might want to stick with ‘Ohana or even Captain Cook’s during your visit to the Poly. So just what is a Tonga Toast? This is a look at the Lemon Grass-scented Airline Chicken Breast. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The steak was perfect. We put a lot of work into making this site a helpful planning resource, and hope it’s useful to you. In addition to the steak, I had mashed Yukon potatoes, which were also amazing. We love Kona Cafe. var ml_account = ml('accounts', '690017', 'n2d1i6b0i8', 'load'); . Curious about more on booking through a Disney Authorized Vacation Planner? Unfortunately not all of the resort’s restaurants have announced reopening dates. function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} We hardly made a dent in this side dish and the picture above does not do the size of this dish justice. As for the ambience I fully agree that it just doesn’t cut it as a Disney experience. The portion, however, is still a good size. In the back is a Coconut Tapioca. I’m not sure if that is a permanent change or just where the crowd happened to migrate too that evening, but there was not a lot of crowd noise from outside the restaurant. The chicken was nice and juicy, no overcooked dry meat here. We watched our server dote on the table next to us while all but ignoring our table and responding brusquely when we needed his attention. This Kona Cafe review will be split up into breakfast and lunch/dinner, both are very popular, we will start with breakfast.

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