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Kona Island Sushi Bar at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

posted on July 15th, 2010 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


Kona Island Sushi Bar
It’s official! The popular Kona Island Sushi Bar at Disney’s Polynesian Resort is permanent.

We’ve been stopping by to chat with the sushi chefs and order our favorites for a while – but now we can share the news that the 20-seat eatery is here to stay, located right outside of Kona Cafe near the monorail.

Mornings they serve coffee, tea, pastries and fruit. At 5 p.m., the menu morphs to sushi with about a half-dozen rolls, sashimi (fish without rice) and nigiri (fish with rice). If you prefer your fish cooked, try the shrimp tempura roll with fresh mango or the Kona crab cake roll with fresh jumbo lump crab cake, avocado and Asian tartar sauce.

Kona Island Sushi Bar

Traditionalists can stick with salmon or tuna sashimi or the delicious tuna poke salad. For vegetarians, there’s a cucumber roll.

Pair your pick with a classic mai tai or Kona Cool Sundown cocktail, Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale or Kona Longboard lager, wine or sake. Kampai!

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21 Comments 5 Replies

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Brian from KS on July 15th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I’m delighted to hear that it’s now permanent. It has some of the best sushi on property, and sitting at the bar is quick and convenient. I’ll definitely be back!

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Judson on July 15th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Definitely a must-do the next time I’m there!

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Jackie on July 15th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

We will be there in 11 days and I think we will make sure we go there.

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Robert on July 15th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Hooray for being permanent – it used to look so sad when it was abandoned.

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Brian from RI on July 15th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Fantastic! Is this considered “counter service” for the meal plan? If so, I will be there every day on my upcoming trip.

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Jared from IL on July 15th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

This is such great news! The Kona Island Sushi Bar has become one of our favorite places to grab a quick bite.

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Mysti on July 15th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

That is ever so awesome. Glad I saw this on my Twitter. Will definitely be stopping by this eatery during my trip next month.

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Misty on July 15th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I was just wondering which resort this is at..is it in CA, FL, … where…because I can’t say I have ever heard of it…can someone please tell me where I can find it….

 

Pam Brandon on July 15th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Hi Misty, so sorry we did not say it is at Disney’s Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Patricia on July 15th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

So, is this a counter service restaurant? Or do you need reservations?

 

Pam Brandon on July 15th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

It is a sushi bar, and they do not take reservations.

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Kathleen from NH on July 15th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I think what people are really wanting to know is if this a location on the DDP?

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Peter Tsz Leung from ON on July 15th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Will they accept Disney Dining Plan now then?

 

Pam Brandon on July 15th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Yes, Disney Dining Plan.

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Erin on July 15th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

So excited! Kona is a must do on every trip and now they have sushi! Excellent!

13

Joy on July 15th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I never knew that there was a sushi bar at any of the WDW properties–I can’t wait to try it!

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Stella from NJ on July 15th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I am going to try this when we go this year! We never went there before, it looks very good.

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Liza from GA on July 15th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I can’t believe I missed this place! My husband and I love sushi! We can’t get really good sushi here. Again, I think moving to Georgia was a big mistake!

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Judith on July 16th, 2010 at 7:01 am

Yummy I was never a lover of sushi until I had it at Disney… What can I say.. the food is great, I am looking foward to more sushi at dinsney in a few weeks..

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william from NJ on July 16th, 2010 at 8:24 am

Will you be able to order sushi while dining at Kona Cafe?

 

Pam Brandon on July 16th, 2010 at 10:48 am

Yes!

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Linda from Bucks on July 16th, 2010 at 8:42 am

Would it be classed as counter or table service if you use the dining plan?

 

Pam Brandon on July 16th, 2010 at 10:48 am

Table service. 2 sushi rolls count as 1 meal.

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william from NJ on July 16th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Awesome! Kona Cafe has just turned into my favorite spot! Thanks Pam!

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Aubrey from GA on July 16th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

We happened to stumble upon this sushi bar while on our honeymoon in Sept 2008, and it was one of our favorite discoveries! I was new to eating sushi and I remember the chef being so patient in explaining all the rolls to me–even let me sample some I was unsure of!

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Joel from FL on August 4th, 2010 at 2:09 am

I have to say the sushi is amazing, I had the volcano rolls and Andres made them and I got to tell you, perfection. I have great photos of the sushi that I wish I could put up, from taste to presentation, two thumbs way up.

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