January 14, 2005
This restaurant is an open-air restaurant with no walls dividing it from the rest of the world. The atmosphere is very South Seas. They have American cuisine with a subtle Asian influence. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The waitstaff is amazing—very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We have only dined here for breakfast, and the one thing that stands out on the menu is Tonga Toast: banana-stuffed French toast with syrup. It does get a little rich with the syrup, so you may want to get it on the side. It's also enough for two people, so you may want to share. They serve a mad Kona coffee here, as well. The prices are very reasonable.
Along with their regular menu, they have an on-the-premises open pastry kitchen, which in the morning houses a great breakfast buffet and in the evening, a great dessert buffet. Last time we were here, they had an amazing statue of Lilo and Stitch made out of chocolate. For lunch and dinner, they serve other items, such as prime rib, macadamia-crusted mahimahi, and noodle bowls. They do take reservations (priority seating) and can accommodate special needs in advance. This is a not-to-miss when traveling to WDW.
Tip: When you are going to the Magic Kingdom, come here by monorail or boat and dine first, then go inside the Magic Kingdom.
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