Top reasons that you need to try Kona Café for lunch

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Top reasons that you need to try Kona Café for lunch

By Lisa P.

If you are like me, then you already know that Kona Café in the Polynesian resort is the place to go for a great breakfast (Tonga Toast anyone?) What I didn’t know however, was how great their lunch is as well. Here are the top 3 reasons that you need to try it!

Delicious offerings that you can’t find anywhere else.

We were on our way to the Magic Kingdom and really wanted something different for lunch than the usual offering that they have at MK. Since we wanted to stop at the Poly for a Lapu Lapu anyway, we decided to try Kona. We were not disappointed by the offerings.

My Dad is a big burger lover, so he was anxious to try the Kona Surf and Turf Burger Deluxe ($15.49). It is an Angus burger topped with spicy shrimp and garlic aioli. I don’t eat burgers very often, and after trying a bite it was a good thing he was not sitting next to me or I would have stolen it! I ordered the fish tacos ($14.99) and they were delicious. They had huge pices of tilapia in them, and with blacked seasoning on them they easily became my new favorite fish taco. My Mom decided to give the Ahi Tuna Sandwich ($13.49) a try, and again it was great. Served rare on pineapple bread it was the perfect combination! There was not a part of the meal that we did not enjoy.

Kona cafe burger

You can get the same drinks there that you can get at the Tambu Lounge.

We originally went to the Poly to try the infamous Lapu Lapu, how after so many trips we had never tried this I still don’t know! When we got there Tambu wasn’t quite ready to open, but the bartender told us that we can get the same thing at Kona. This drink did not disappoint! It is a combination of Myers’s Dark rum and tropical fruit juices served in a pineapple topped with 151 ($13.25) This is a great drink to share, or if you would rather keep it to yourself then 1 is enough! They also served Kona Fire rock and Kona Longboard beers that can’t be found other places on property.

The service and location are great!

As with most Disney restaurants the service was great. I have always wanted to try the bananas Foster bread pudding that they have at Ohana, but never made it there for dinner. I mentioned this to the server and since they share a kitchen with Ohana he talked to the chef and they were able to make it for me! Another great thing is the location, it is easy to reach by monorail, so if you park at the TTC or take the monorail over from EPCOT like we did it is an easy walk or a quick monorial ride away. You can also walk out to the pool and beach after your meal to take in the beautiful view. It is an overall great experience!

The Kona Café is on the dining plan and is 1 table service meal. They also accept the Tables in Wonderland card and accept ADR’s (Advance Dining Reservations). Some other offerings that they have are:


Grilled Beef Satay Skewers: $9.99

Fried Rock Shrimp: $13.99

Pot Stickers: $ 7.49


Island Chicken Sandwich: $13.99

Pan Asian Noodles: $17.99

Barbeque Pork Taco: $11.99


White Chocolate Cheesecake: $5.49

Banana-Chocolate Crème Brulee- $5.99

Pineapple Upside Down Cake- $5.99


If you are in WDW and are looking for a new place to try with good food, then be sure to add Kona Café to the list!

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Lisa just moved to Nashville, TN, after spending 28 years in Ohio. She has been a huge Disney fan since her parents took her on her first trip at age two. 2. She has been to Disney over 70 times and worked at Blizzard Beach as part of the Disney College Program. She is now working on finding a way to move to FL, so she can be closer to her favorite place on Earth!

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  1. Joyce Silvers says:

    don’t like the menu at all. Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:40:54 +0000 To:


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