Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort transports guests to the South Pacific through island style buildings, lush vegetation and palm trees, and unique dining options. The resort’s lobby is titled the Great Ceremonial House and is a massive open air building featuring several dining options, shopping locations, a lounge, and front desk. Located on the upper level of the Great Ceremonial House is Kona Café, a full service dining location that combines Asian and American cuisines for a meal that will be sure to please every guest. Here are six things to love about Kona Café.
6. Open Air Atmosphere –
One of the most enjoyable features of Kona Café is its open air concept that seamlessly flows into the Great Ceremonial House. With no large division between the two areas, there is always the murmur of a crowd making the restaurant feel as though it is busy and exciting without actually bringing the crowd in. The décor of Kona Café also feels exotic and rich with dark wood features, vibrantly pattered and colored cushions, and slowly rotating island style ceiling fans. Guests dining here will definitely feel as though they are in the tropics as soon as they are seated.
5. Tonga Toast –
Kona Café is open for full service breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals each day. Breakfast is a popular dining time thanks to this decadent option. Tonga Toast features sourdough French toast stuffed with fresh bananas and smothered in cinnamon sugar. As if that weren’t enough, a sweet and sticky strawberry compote is served to dip each bite into. It is the ultimate breakfast options when dining at Kona Café as it combines rich with sweet and is overall delicious. Guests who opt to try Tonga Toast for breakfast also can enjoy a side of ham, bacon, or sausage. For guests who aren’t interested in Tonga Toast, there are options including Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes, various omelets, and The Samoan which features poached eggs, pulled pork hash, ad hollandaise sauce. After a meal like this, guests will definitely be fueled up for a long day in the parks!
4. Bread and Butter –
When dining at Kona Café for dinner, guests are treated to complimentary bread and butter that are so delicious that guests will be asking for seconds. The bread is a sweet roll that is massive but will disappear quickly when combined with the macadamia nut honey butter. The butter is sweet but with a little crunch from the nuts and whipped to spreadable perfection. Guests might want to save room for their entrees, but don’t be surprised when suddenly the whole loaf of bread is gone!
3. Lapu Lapu –
This fruity and tropical cocktail is a must try on a visit to Kona Café. While the menu offers up several island inspired cocktails, the Lapu Lapu is the best choice to truly feel as though guests are dining in the South Pacific. Featuring rum, fruit juices, and a splash of Bicardi 151 rum all served in a pineapple, the Lapu Lapu is the ultimate cocktail to enjoy during a meal at Kona Café.
2. Dinner Menu –
The dinner menu at Kona Café is one of the highlights of the restaurant and features appetizer options including Pot Stickers, Samoan Corn Fritters, Sticky Wings, and Lump Crab Cakes. Sushi lovers will be thrilled with the extensive selection of fresh options including a Volcano Roll, Tuna Poke, Lava Roll, California Luau Roll, and Beef Tataki. Main entrée options include a Grilled New York Strip, Sesame Seared Sea Scallops, Kona Coffee Rubbed Pork Chop, and Pan-Asian Noodles. With so many awesome options to choose from, dinner at Kona Café is a fantastic meal to be enjoyed on a Disney vacation.
1. Decadent Desserts –
If after all of those delicious options guests are still hungry for more, there are several different unique and delicious dessert options to choose from. The Kilauea Torte features a chocolate volcano cake filled with gooey liquid chocolate and the Jasmine Tea Infused Cheesecake features a delicious orange ginger balsamic glaze. Other dessert options include Chocolate Fondue, Banana Chocolate Crème Brulee, a Warm Apple Tart, and a Yuzu Citrus Tart with a coconut macadamia brittle. With so many options there is definitely a dessert that every guest will love to finish their meal at Kona Café.