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“Valentine's Special” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kona Cafe

Kona Cafe
Ranked #193 of 3,637 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
norwich, Connecticut, USA
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Valentine's Special”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

On my most recent trip to Kona Cafe for breakfast, i went knowing i was going to get the Samoan - poached egg goodness - imagine my surprise when they had RED VELVET pancakes! With a cream cheese topping - such a delight! the sausage was meaty and flavorful !

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Lima, Ohio
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“food awful but good atmosphere and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had dinner here and the food was not any good however the big pineapple drink
was yummy. The service here was better than Ohana and the atmosphere is calmer and more relaxing.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Ohio
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Great Dinner Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had tried Kona Cafe for breakfast and loved it. So this year we decided to try their dinner. We loved it as well! It is very small so I do recommend reservations. Every table was filled the evening we were there. We each ordered something different. I had the pork chop, my son the steak and my husband fish. All were cooked perfectly and delicious. The desserts were exceptionally tasty and beautifully presented(pineapple upside-down cake-yum!). The service was good but our waiter was sort of spread thin (maybe someone didn't show up?) Next year we will try Kona Cafe for lunch.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Verbelly
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austin
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198 reviews
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“Consistent through the years”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Get a reservation early in your planning. The food and service on my previous three trips to Kona was excellent. This time the food was good and service adequate. We started with the Fried Rock Shrimp - with Passion Fruit-mustard sauce. Nothing much to write about, it was “ok”. The Teriyaki Style New York Strip with pineapple teriyaki glaze served with sticky rice and stir-fried broccolini was good, however the steak was ordered medium and came out rare, which was promptly sent back for correction (you should never have to have a steak corrected in a restaurant of this quality). The Sustainable Fish was mahi-mahi, with forbidden rice, swiss chard, and Hibiscus-Beurre Rogue. It was very nice, especially noticeable was the black forbidden rice, simply outstanding flavor. Kids Burger and Grilled chicken were both great and the desert kept them entertained. Although good, I do not believe we will come back, but rather try some other places around the “world”.

Visited February 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good Coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

love the coffee, hate the price of a good cup of joe. But not really their fault. Servers more professional than Ohana. Breakfast is outstanding. Lunch was very good and a good value for the money

Visited January 2013
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