Disney’s Aulani Resort Restaurants and Dining Details

Thanks to Werner Weiss at Yesterland for the heads up on this great news. Here are all the details on Disney dining at Aulani Resort, Disney’s newest Vacation Club property at Ko Olina on Oahu, Hawai’i. Details can be found at DVCMember.com for those with log-ins and passwords.

Makahiki Buffet Restaurant

This restaurant will have an open-air dining room featuring murals created by local artists depicting the story of Makahiki, the Hawaiian harvest festival. This location will be on the Main Building’s lower level, and will offer character breakfasts and casual dinner buffets with cuisine reflecting local favorites. These will include fresh, line-caught sustainable seafood and chef-inspired dishes.

The ‘Olelo Room

This will be a fun, interactive lounge serving tropical beverages, Continental breakfast, traditional Afternoon Tea, and cocktail service. You’ll find it adjacent to the Makahiki Buffet.

‘AMA’AMA Beachside Restaurant

Ah, yes! The beautiful Aulani beachside restaurant we speculated about so many months ago! Seating will be inside hale (beachside houses) and will serve traditional and locally-inspired meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll be able to get omelets, bakery items, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, seasonal and sustainable seafood, steak, duck and vegetarian selections, and other menu selections.

'AMA'AMA Beachside Restaurant concept art

Beachside Lounge/Pool Bar

Right next to the ‘AMA’AMA Beachside Restaurant, this lounge will serve favorites like the Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Blue Hawai’i and Long Island Iced Tea. Of course, you’ll be able to get anything from the full bar, such as margaritas, sangria, sparkling cocktails, wine, and local beer. Be sure to ask about the ‘Ike Mua, the discovery drink of the day! A food menu will also be available.

Quick Service Counter

Stop in here for sandwiches, wraps, desserts, and a keiki (kids) menu! Also, get your refillable mug here ;-) This will be next to the entrance of the ‘AMA’AMA Beachside Restaurant.

The Lava Shack

Hawai’i veterans, this is where you get your plate lunches!! Choose from Cold Fried Chicken, Cured Meats and Cheese, and Chilled Miso-glazed Salmon among other entree items. This will serve daily and can be found across from the Rainbow Reef snorkel lagoon. The Lava Shack will also stock grab-and-go items and will have a refillable mug station.

Authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice

Hawaiian Shave Ice Cart

It wouldn’t be Hawai’i without authentic shaved ice! Trimmed from a block of crystal-clear ice into a fine powder and topped with flavored syrup (a la kaki-gori), this treat is pure Hawai’i. The cart will be located on the pool deck.

Yogurt Bar

Located at the Aulani resort spa, the Yogurt Bar will be open daily and serve yogurt concoctions with fresh fruit and dry toppings.

Private Dining

Locally-inspired specialties will be available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night. (I hope they have Portuguese Sausage!

Restaurants and menu items are all subject to change.

For more about Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa, check out Yesterland’s series on the subject. Particularly interesting to Food Blog readers might be this Q&A, which includes info about non-Disney restaurants around Aulani Resort. This piece includes a photo that will be the view for those dining at ‘AMA’AMA Beachside Restaurant at sunset!


  1. geraldine says

    so jealous! i wanna go all over and just eat disney…..and where else to do that than in hawaii?!!! lol

  2. Barbara Horan says

    I think the Hawaiian term is Shave Ice. I love the idea of it being served from a cart but even more fun would be a truck like all the different foods served from trucks all over Honolulu. Malasada’s would be a welcome addition too.

  3. Beth says

    The online reservation system for Aulani dining is finally up so I got to make my character breakfast reservation at Makahiki for October 16th. Four months from tomorrow. Not that I’m counting. Aloha!

  4. Laura Rodriguez says

    I am interested in Afternoon Tea at The Olelo Room,can you give me a menu w prices on it,also is it open for tourists visiting the area? Do you need reservations?Mahalo


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