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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 #198 of 3,123 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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Naples, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Polynesian is under major renovations but Kona is still the same good restaurant. 5th time eating here. Love it! The Veal is excellent, as well as the steak, and my daughter always gets the pan Asian noodles with chicken -very tasty. The atmosphere is very casual, almost like a diner, which some may not like. But the food is... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I couldn't wait to have Tonga Toast at Kona Cafe, but was disappointed. It wasn't even worth all the hype!!! I love love love bread and cinnamon and sugar, but that's about all it was. It needed something like a caramel sauce or something to make it good. My mother-in-law got the Big Kahuna pancakes with Macadamia topping which was... More

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Somewhere, USA
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We stayed at The Contemporary, but bused over to The Polynesian for breakfast one day. They have the monorail service starting later than it used to and we opened the place at 7:30, so the easy travel mode wasn't available. Always liked the food and the offerings here. I had the Macadamia-Pineapple Pancakes. Very good and very filling. As I'm... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

this is our one must go to restaurant for breakfast. I love love the pineapple macademia pancakes. my daughter is a big fan of chocolate chip pancakes and even though they are not on the menu, they special make them for her. Highly recommended

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Telford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to Kona and we took a welcome break from Magic Kingdom for some food. They have a sushi menu here alongside the lunch and dinner menu and my husband and I both chose sushi. It was freshly prepared and tasted great and great value. Our server was attentive and the restaurant pretty quiet so we... More

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Arriving on time for our reservation we were surprised to be given a pager. There were exactly 4 tables occupied in the entire restaurant. Yes only 4 and we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. Are you kidding me? The wings (appetizer) were very tasty, as was the apple cobbler dessert. Waiter was very good. But please get... More

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Tampa, FL
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166 reviews 166 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We dined at Kona last Sunday with our toddler. We had a dinner reservation and were seated about 10 minutes after the reservation time. The restaurant appeared small and it seemed a bit as if we were sitting on top of other diners. It wasn't enough to turn me off from coming again though, as the service was pretty decent... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Decided to make Kona Café our last dinner during our Disney World trip. It was a wonderful meal, which started off with some delicious bread with macadamia butter. We ordered the steak, which was cooked perfectly. We followed up with the crème brulee dessert--definitely a must try! Brenda did a very good job serving us, and kept our glasses full,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had family dinner at Kona Cafe during our stay in Disney World. Food and service was good. They are also known for their desserts. Everything very good. Recommended.

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Albany, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is my boyfriend's family's favorite place to eat at Disney- we eat there every time we go. This time, we managed to get a last minute reservation for Saturday night. Be warned: the Polynesian is under construction, which takes away a lot of the charm. According to people who work there, it won't be done until March 2015. We... More

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