Disney’s newest resort, Aulani, opens very soon in Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii, and offers restaurants that emphasize local flavors with cuisine from around the world. They’ve posted the menus for several of the table-service restaurants, so let’s check out what we’re going to eat on our (probably fictional) trip to Oahu!
Table Service Restaurants
The ocean breeze will be spirit-soothing at this beach side restaurant specializing in fresh, local seafood. The menu includes vegetarian items and desserts made fresh each day.
At breakfast, choose from island-inspired dishes including a Three Egg Omelet served with Aulani Potatoes; Seared Island Fish, Tamago, Mixed Greens, Miso Soup, Steamed Rice, Dried Seaweed, and Pickled Vegetables; or the Sweet Potato and Portuguese Sausage Hash with Poached Eggs and Marinated Hearts of Palm.
The lunch menu features salads, sandwiches, and main courses including Today’s Hawaiian Sustainable Catch Market, Grilled Sirloin Steak with Sautéed Mushrooms and Sweet Potato Fries, and House-made Goat Cheese Ravioli with local Baby Vegetable Stew.
At dinner, the offerings rotate to explore the cultural influences and cuisine found on the island. Your menu might include Island Seafood Stew with Lotus Root, Vadouvan, Herb Aïoli, and Croutons; Seared Ahi Tuna and Shrimp, Kamuela Tomatoes, Basil, and Niçoise Olives;or Grilled Lobster with Vanilla Sauce and Seaweed Pancake.
Children ages 9 and under have their own menu. The Keiki (kids) offerings include Belgian Waffle with Bananas and Caramel Sauce for breakfast, Grilled Chicken Strips with Guava Barbecue Dipping Sauce at lunch, and Mickey Cheese Ravioli
with Tomato Sauce during the dinner hours.
Did you jump ahead to the dessert menu? We won’t tell! Some of the enticing desserts include Lilikoi Mousse Meringue
with Caramelized Bananas.
It’s a celebration of seasonal bounty at this casual buffet restaurant. The views of tropical foliage will be as awe-inspiring as the sensational feast. A character breakfast, “Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration at the Makahiki,” will be offered on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays. Choose between continental, Western, and Asian items. For dinner, chefs will create like Asian-spiced Lamb Chop Sausages, Chicken wrapped in Seaweed, and Clam Stew.
The ʻOlelo Room
Open for continental breakfast and serving a lounge fare menu, the ‘Olelo Room surrounds guests with local words. Learn how to pronounce ʻIKE MUA — the drink of the day!
Off the Hook
Stop in to the Hawaiian seaside shack decked out with fisherman’s lures and an aquarium above the bar. Try the island-inspired appetizers and signature cocktails.
Quick Service Dining
One Paddle, Two Paddle
This quick-service restaurant serves freshly made sandwiches and wraps, and features a refillable mug station.
Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian cold plate lunch or snack. Choose from entrees like Cold Fried Chicken, Cured Meats and Cheese, and Chilled Miso-glazed Salmon. There is also a refillable mug station.
Hawaiian Shave Ice
Fruity and refreshing shave ice is a cooling treat by the pool!
A healthy treat of tangy yogurt with fresh fruit and tasty toppings is offered in the resort spa.
So, where are you going to eat and what are you going to order?! Let us know in the comments section below!