Tonga Toast and other fan favorites return to the new look Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Oct 18, 2022 in "Kona Cafe"

Posted: Tuesday October 18, 2022 10:18am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort will open November 1 2022 with an updated menu and new look.

While we still don't have any concept art of the new look Kona Cafe, Disney said today that "The look, feel, and even some flavors of this relaxed café will be different, yet familiar. Kona Cafe will feature American cuisine with that Asian flare that makes it so unique and you can still watch the chefs at work in the onstage sushi kitchen."

Tonga Toast and Pineapple Macadamia Nut Pancakes will return for breakfast, and at dinner you can try the Big Kahuna Burger, Seafood Pu Pu Platter, and a new plant based Sautéed Red Quinoa.

Kona will offer breakfast from 7:30am to 11am, lunch from 11:30am to 2pm, and dinner from 5pm to 10pm. Reservations are available now at My Disney Experience.

During the closure of Kona, Kona Island is offering breakfast, lunch and dinner via Mobile Order in My Disney Experience.

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DisneyDebRobNov 08, 2022

Says everyone at every Disney restaurant.

larryzNov 08, 2022

Well, I'm glad to see the menu showing some variety from breakfast through lunch to dinner. The prices would make me think twice about eating there, though.

BocabearNov 07, 2022

Don't challenge them... they probably will...

JoeCamelNov 06, 2022

Can you make a mickey waffle any smaller?

Figments FriendNov 06, 2022

The refreshed Kona Cafe looks very nice. Really like that painted design decor on the ceiling and the new entrance area. My only quibble would be that it would have been preferred that they kept the wall sculptures. However, I can understand their removal as some were damaged or showed obvious wear and tear from kids 'exploring' the woodwork with their table knives. Interested to hear some reviews of the current menu items. Still the same, or have items been shrunken in size / had ingredients changed? -

mboeNov 06, 2022


jkh36619Nov 03, 2022

Chef Mickey's has always felt like it was in the middle of an airport concourse to me.

JustInTimeNov 03, 2022

This is a fantastic upgrade.

UNCgolfNov 03, 2022

Yeah, when we went over to the Contemporary last time we were there the middle concourse gift shop was completely empty except my GF and I. She did find a piece of merchandise she wanted there, though, that was sold out at World of Disney and everywhere else she looked.

castlecake2.0Nov 03, 2022

Especially because both shops always seem half empty

phillip9698Nov 02, 2022

I always thought that gift shop was awkward and made what is supposed to be a deluxe property seem cheap. That has no place in a $700 per night hotel.

Centauri Space StationNov 02, 2022

The lobby and restaurant was done in 2006

disneyC97Nov 02, 2022

And update Chef Mickey’s which matches the 90s overhaul they just removed from the lobby and lobby restaurant.

James AlucobondNov 02, 2022

Just that, some floating furniture, and new flooring would help immensely.