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Kona Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


$25 - $40
American, Sushi, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Sticky Wings For Two
Sticky Wings For Two
glazed chicken wings with tangy mustard drizzle and toasted sesame seeds
Lump Crab Cakes
with jalapeno-lime cream
Kona Salad
mixed greens, blue cheese, fresh fruit, red onions, and smoked almonds with citrus vinaigrette
Shrimp And Coconut Curry Soup
Braised Mussels
cooked in a light lemon grass broth with thai basil and sriracha
Pot Stickers
wok-seared duck dumplings with creamy ginger-soy sauce
Kona Calamari Salad
served fried with curry vinaigrette
Pomegranate Barbecued Pork Chop
served with pan-roasted fingerling potatoes and braised swiss chard
Tuna Oscar
served with fried green tomatoes, tempura-fried jumbo lump crab, and wasabi hollandaise
Shrimp And Scallops
panko-breaded shrimp and pan-seared scallops with sticky rice, roasted pepper sauce, and spicy passion fruit-orange-guava sauce
Market Price
Sustainable Fish
with tostones, vegetable salad, and macadamia nut beurre blanc sauce
Ginger-crusted Rib Eye
with tamarind jus, mashed yukon gold potatoes, and stir-fried broccolini
With Shrimp 17.99
Pan-asian Noodles
asian noodles with sliced chicken, peanuts, seasonal vegetables, and soy-peanut sauce
Coconut-almond Chicken
breaded and baked chicken breast served with a salad of asian greens, fresh fruit, and almonds
Teriyaki-style New York Strip
sirloin strip grilled with pineapple teriyaki glaze served with sticky rice and stir-fried brocolini
White Chocolate Cheesecake
cheesecake with a hint of white chocolate, strawberry coulis, and whipped cream
Banana-chocolate Creme Brulee
with a chocolate spiral
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
with lemongrass and caramel sauces
Kona Kone
Kilauea Torte
an explosion of warm liquid chocolate inside chocolate cookie volcano
Chocolate Fondue
with tropical fruit and house-made cookies
No Sugar Added Apple Stack
with cinnamon, sour cream, and crisp won tons served with sugar-free vanilla ice cream
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at Kona Cafe one day while visiting WDW the first week of September. I was was able to get a table right away, traveled solo. Was a slow day, crowds were low due to hurricane threat. Service was very good, I enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Glen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time staying at the Polynesian Hotel and couldn’t wait try the Kona Cafe. What a disappointment...$ 20 dollar greasy burgers and the turkey sandwich that has a nasty dressing or something on it. Service wasn’t great either. Captain Cook’s is better for a family!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Sue_Deaton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Kona every time we go to Disney and usually have great things to say. This time was our last for a while. Sarah, our server, was AMAZING! But the food was really expensive and not good. I choked down a poke bowl...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank andrew r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spur of the moment decision to have dinner there and we could not have been more pleased. The menu offered some outstanding options. Our meals were delicious. Special thanks to our server, Gee, who was an absolute delight. We look forward to returning.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ThatPriceGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was worried that we could not get into Ohana within a month of our trip to Disney so we made reservations here. I then was able to get into Ohana a few days later. I thought the food here was much better. I had...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointment! I’ve been here in years past and loved it. Not this time! Or server said the menu was new I was not deterred. I ordered the big kahuna burger, it just wasn’t good at all, ingredients were just poor quality and the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank chrisbC9499RU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for dinner on August 14th. The restaurant was clean and the staff was fabulous. We explained that my husband has a dairy allergy-they were very accommodating. Full disclosure;I’m an Irish girl from NY-I love my salt and potatoes. My husband and I...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank 283lauranm
Reviewed August 15, 2019

Kona Cafe is good enough to pull us out of the park for lunch when we're at Magic Kingdom, providing arguably the best lunch experience in the Magic Kingdom area. It's not the prettiest or most exciting atmosphere as it sits in the Polynesian lobby,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank BOSjourneyer
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

What a gem. They got us in early and the food was great! Food is better than the other restaurants at Poly and significantly cheaper.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank kentuckycitizen
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

I was considering switching our dinner reservation based on the negative reviews of the new menu. Needless to say, I’m sooooooo glad I didn’t! My ten year old ordered the NY strip with a side of plain mac and cheese and wiped his plate clean...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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June 11, 2019|
Response from Raykidz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, sushi can be the entree - plus depending on certain circumstances, some table service also allow dessert choice to be converted to a appetizer - worth asking.
November 8, 2017|
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Response from aander927 | Reviewed this property |
No. You can drive right up, after letting the security guard know you are entering for dinner.
February 25, 2017|
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Response from TheTikiTravelPlanner | Reviewed this property |
Good question! So Kona Cafe uses Joffrey's Coffee. They make the Kona Blend coffee that Disney uses and you can buy it online. It can be found at Joffrey's website disney parks and resorts under kona-blend The Disney... More
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