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92-1185 Ali'inui Drive, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
+1 714-520-7001
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Went to the character dining buffet. Getting seated was fairly efficient. Wine list was surprisingly very good. Service was also vey good and attentive. Food looked awesome. Taste was not as good, but acceptable. Poke and sushi were OK, but not great. Best things were tako poke and Goose Bay oysters. Great for kids, food and experience.

Thank Manager V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We went here for my 50th birthday dinner. I needed to change the time of my reservation from 6:15 to 7pm and I had no problems doing this even though it was Friday. We had a very short wait on arrival. Our server was very friendly and helpful. The buffet is huge with a great variety of offerings. I would... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

If you are traveling with children (or not!) you must go to the character breakfast. We have an 11 month old that can't yet walk but we still had a fun time. Minnie mouse and Goofy were constantly wandering around the restaurant taking pictures and doing their thing, bringing smiles to everyone's faces. They even have opportunities for all the... More 

Thank Michelle H
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

This buffet at Disney's Aulani Resort is wonderful! The characters visit the table every few minutes to take pictures with everyone. "Uncle" sings, tells stories, and has activities with the younger diners. The food is very good and there is a nice selection.

Thank James K
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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice selection for breakfast! Good fun and plenty of photo ops with Disney characters! Highly recommend when staying at Aulani. We are a family of four, with a teenager and tween, and had great time.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely family dinner here. Knew it was expensive but thought it was worth it. Great sushi and fish, plenty of crab legs. The prime rib was delicious, rare, just how I like it. Great selection of cakes and puddings. Really enjoyed it.

Thank birgitgabrielle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

It was a decent meal. Little pricey and not up to the usual Disney high standards. Could have done without pizza on the regular buffet. Fairly limited (cooked) seafood options. Needed more local options.

Thank Wayne L
Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

On our 8 day stay at the Aulani we ate here for dinner and the character breakfast buffet. We all agreed the breakfast buffet was much better with more selection than the dinner. For 3 people for breakfast was $116 without tip and for dinner $141 without tip. It's very expensive but it's Disney and then add to that Hawaii.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016

The food was terrible, and it was horribly expensive. Which made the fact that the food was awful even worst! Whatever you do don't eat dinner here! The breakfast buffet is worth it though! Less $$ and way better food options!

Thank nvsmurfette
Oahu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016

That you do not give Kamaina discount after your hostess abruptly answered this question from me. On Sept 21, 2016, two friends from another state made a dinner reservation at 5:00 PM. I asked one of the two hostesses at the front desk reception if they provide Kamaina discount. She rudely answered with an "attitude" stating "we do not take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
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American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92-1185 Ali'inui Drive, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kapolei
  • Phone Number: +1 714-520-7001
  • This restaurant is at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

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