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By Budget Diva

After reading the Canadian Diva’s wonderful review on her dinner at Kona Café, I just had to book a dinner reservation for my family! I love the Polynesian Resort and the tropical setting. Last year when I went to Disney World my family and I loved the Spirit of Aloha dinner show at the Polynesian Resort. Kona Café is located on the second floor of the main building at the Polynesian Resort right beside O’hana.

We arrived a few minutes early to our reservation and we were given a pager. After just about five minutes we were paged and seated. Our waiter brought us bread with honey nut butter. The butter was not your typical butter and I could have eaten it without the bread it was that delicious! I had been dying to try to the Lapu Lapu drink which is served in a pineapple! The Lapu Lapu consists of tropical juices, Myers Rum and 151 rum. I did request that the bartender omit the 151 rum to keep the drink toned down. We were going to the Magic Kingdom following dinner and I did not want to be stumbling! haha

Lapu Lapu
For our entree’s my husband ordered the Kona Coffee Rubbed Pork Chop served with mashed sweet potatoes and seasonal veggies. I ordered the Teriyaki Style New York Strip served with sticky rice and stir fried broccolini. My husband said he loved the pork chop and would highly recommend it. I really enjoyed the New York strip, however, I wished that I had substituted the sticky rice for another side. I thought the rice was somewhat bland. The children ordered chicken nuggets and fries and enjoyed them very much.
My daughter enjoying the chicken nuggets and fries
Teriyaki Style New York Strip topped with diced pinapple
Kona Coffee Pork Chop
We received complimentary cupcakes because we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Overall the dinner at Kona Café was wonderful and I would give them an A for service and value. The meal cost $98 before tip including the drink. We hope to return to Kona Café again.
To read more articles by the Budget Diva check out her blog Disney With Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers