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Kona Cafe

Disney's Polynesian Resort, Walt Disney World 1600 Seven Seas Drive, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) WDW-DINE
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Ranked #196 of 3,116 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Polynesian, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Kona Cafe infuses a bit of Asian zest into traditional American breakfast, lunch and dinner fare in Disney's Polynesian Resort. Indulge in the scrumptious cinnamon and banana-stuffed Tonga Toast or choose from a variety of more savory breakfast options like a variety of egg dishes and pineapple macadamia nut pancakes.At midday, satisfy your hunger with an Island chicken sandwich and housemade sweet potato chips, shrimp and scallops, or other tasty entrees. Dine in the evening on delicacies such as a selection of fresh fish, grilled ginger-crusted ribeye steak or coconut almond chicken.As you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this Polynesian restaurant, feast your eyes across the onstage open pastry kitchen that prepares divine desserts. Kona Cafe offers authentic Kona coffee as a perfect pairing to these pastries, or as a rich addition to any meal.
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London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited Kona for dinner this very evening based on so many positive reviews on trip advisor. However, it was not the great all round meal we hoped for having also visited the Grand Floridian Cafe, Citricos, Liberty Tree Cafe, Via Napoli, Artists Point, Jiko (and lots of grab and go outlets) this holiday. Not sure why some are raving about... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great food and atmosphere. Not even in Hawaii did I have sweet buns with macadamin butter. It was a complimentary and delicious start to our meal. I had the shrimp stir fry so many yummy vegetables! My husband had the steak with broccoli small potatoes and garlic roasted in the skin. My son eat from the kids menu so many... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The Big Kahuna and Tonga Toast are classics. The kids loved their steak and eggs. We will definitely be back on our next visit.

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135 reviews 135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Each time we go to Orlando, even if we don't visit Disney, we go eat at the Kona Cafe in the Polynesian hotel. You should, in any case, stop by this restaurant if you're in the area. Service and food is close to perfection at all times and at reasonable prices, when you compare this to the "casual american dining"... More

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North Easton, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I love the atmosphere of both the Kona Cafe and the Polynesian hotel itself. I've eaten at the Kona Cafe for breakfast and dinner and I thoroughly enjoyed both. The french pressed coffee and pineapple pancakes were delicious and the veggie asian noodle dish for dinner was amazing. I like the Kona Cafe so much that I picked it as... More

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Allendale, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere leaves a bit to be desired. It's bright (not a good or bad thing) with just one big room with tables and chairs. There really isn't anything in the room to buffer noise and it got very noisy in there at dinner time. We had a party of 9 with a reservation for dinner. We arrived and checked... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We choose to go to Kona after a day at the Magic Kingdom. A quick trip on the monorail and your there. Food was great with lots of options. Service was outstanding, what you expect from Disney. Only minor complaint was that the seating didnt seem to intimate, but that only a minor thing that is easily overlooked. All in... More

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Ocoee, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have eaten at the Kona on several occasions. This time was just as good as the first. We arrived early; about 30 minutes prior to the opening time for Kona. The seaters went ahead and seated us and allowed us to enjoy a cup of coffee and talk while the servers and staff continued to prepare for opening. You... More

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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have made it a tradition to eat here every year while at Disney. The desserts are still great, but the meals quality is average at best and not as good as previous years. Also, the prices have reached the point that other options are probably better.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I've been here for brunch, lunch and dinner and have never had a bad experience. I recommend reservations since this is usually the back-up plan for guests who cannot secure a reservation at Ohana or want something a little bit nicer than Captain Hooks. The lobby is currently under construction so fair warning it feels a bit more closed in... More

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