The high-quality Kobe beef was only enhanced by the chosen toppings, and if you visit Kona Café, make sure it’s for this burger! I can’t wait to start planning your dream Disney vacation! For now, let’s check out lunch at the Kona Cafe. If you look closely, you can even see the oil pooled on the right side of the plate. The salmon entrée on the new menu stated its accompaniments to be a green salad…and when she was presented her bland, very empty-looking plate, it became clear that the new menu needed re-wording. My second clue came when I noticed that three of my favorites, including my beloved Kona Salad, were nowhere to be found. Your Ultimate Guide For Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation, Your Complete Guide to Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation Disney Trip Guide. The award winning agents at MickeyTravels are ready to help you book a truly magical vacation! Instead of straying from the plan entirely, he ordered the new Kobe beef burger that came stacked with crispy cheddar cheese, candied bacon, and house-made sauce sandwiched between a sweet Hawaiian pineapple bun. Since my go-to burger was axed from the menu too, I had some re-evaluating to do. For this visit we dined for lunch but I have had breakfast at the Kona Cafe and it is actually my favorite meal there! Read all about it in my latest review from Feb 2019! Our dining party consisted of my Mom, my daughter, and I so we tried two entrees and one kids meal. If I were reviewing the Kona Cafe for breakfast I think I would rate it much higher considering that seems to be their strong suit. Unfortunately, the sandwich was very bland and seemed like it was missing ingredients since it was only topped with bacon, mayo and a couple of Jalapeno peppers. In my opinion it is a middle of the road dining choice that does have some pretty great attributes. Holiday Kitchen (Morocco and France) at EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays. It had a colorful presentation and fresh, tasty ingredients that melded well together. Located on the second level of the Polynesian Resort’s Ceremonial House (just off the lobby) is the Kona Cafe, an airy restaurant with views of the Polynesian’s sunny atrium. You can find me on Facebook: I am an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, writer, and vloggervthrilled to be a part of your Disney vacation planning! You will leave feeling refreshed and energized to take on the rest of your day! I’m a DisneyWorldLocal who spends a lot of time in the Orlando Theme Parks. I’m not sure if it was the limited menu choices or the fact that the burger sounded so darn good, but there was not a table within eyesight that was without a plate with the giant burger on the table! The burger…well, that burger was the best I’ve had on Disney Property in quite some time! I pictured myself sitting in the restaurant, watching the monorail between sips of my Lapu Lapu waiting on a Kona Salad that I’d been craving for three days. For weekly Parks content, restaurant and snack reviews, and attraction POV's please subscribe to my YouTube Channel, DisneyWorldLocal! Overall, the Kona Cafe may not be on the same level as perhaps Ohana or other table service restaurants but I have never had an outright bad experience there. This may have been the best part of the meal and I am not exaggerating. Disney Trip Guide is not endorsed by or affiliated with the Walt Disney Company. I wanted my favorite burger, though the sashimi was an ok substitute. The Kona Cafe is hardly ever crowded during the afternoon (Shh..don’t tell anyone) and offers the perfect respite from the intensity of the Magic Kingdom. The Kona salad was always a huge reason why I return to the restaurant time after time, and I was not a happy camper when not only was my favorite appetizer gone, but there was not ONE salad on the appetizer menu. Did you like this Kona Cafe review? *Record scratch* not so fast! The Polynesian Resort’s Kona Cafe Review 2019, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), 10 Step Guide to Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation here, lunch at the kona cafe in walt disney world, review of the kona cafe in the polynesian resort 2019, where to get tonga toast in walt disney world, Dinner Review of Animal Kingdom’s Yak and Yeti, Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge Review. On our most recent trip, a couple of weeks ago, I took my own advice and headed to the Kona Cafe for a lunch break. Grilled broccolini is one of the new items on the menu, and although no charred grill marks were present on the vegetables, the slightly sweet sesame-infused oil served as a perfectly light flavor contrast to the crisp broccolini!