Kona Cafe Has REOPENED at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!

Aloha everybody! Today we are headed to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney World is constantly changing. From recent price increases to returning buffets to construction, there’s probably going to be something new the next time you’re in Disney World. Now, another Disney World staple has changed!

As of October 30th at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, one of their staple dining options finally reopened! Kona Cafe closed back in August for renovations to the restaurant and the menu. We previously got a sneak peek at some of the changes made to the restaurant, and although it was set to reopen on November 1st, it opened early — as in TODAY. Here’s what it looked like BEFORE the changes:


Here’s what Kona Cafe looks like now! The entrance is completely different and the fencing around the area has changed. You’ll also notice there are entirely new lighting fixtures!


First, we spoke with Cast Members who told us today’s early opening was meant to be a special surprise for guests and they hope to continue with lunch and dinner today. However, there is no guarantee of continuous service between now and Tuesday, which is the official reopening date.

On Tuesday, though, the restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Right now, note that the restaurant is not taking reservations — it’s walk-ins only.

It’s open!

The restaurant even got new menus! Here’s the front of the breakfast menu:

So pretty

Don’t worry — the favorites are still on there, including that Tonga Toast we ALL know and love, along with other breakfast items and beverages. They’ve also added a Spice-Rubbed Salmon Plate, a Ham & Cheese Omelet, and French Toast!


The lunch menu looks like this:

Lunch Menu front

Lunch also hasn’t changed much: you can still get sushi, poke bowls, burgers, and other entrees. We noticed the Crispy Cheddar Burger is no longer on the menu, but the Big Kahuna Burger has taken its spot!

Lunch menu

Here’s what the dinner menu looks like now:

Dinner menu front

The dinner menu also features a variety of appetizers, sushi rolls, and other items. There are a few changes to the entrees with the addition of Sautéed Red Quinoa and Verlasso Salmon.


This location is one we really enjoy so we’re super excited to see it back open!

Of course, we’ll be trying several options when the restaurant fully reopens on November 1st, so make sure to check back in a little bit to get our FULL review on the reopened Kona Cafe! As always, make sure you’re following DFB for all of the latest Disney World dining news and updates!

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