Aulani dining

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Aulani from the lagoon
Aulani from the lagoon

Aulani-A Disney Resort & Spa doesn’t disappoint in any way but the food is always something we all tend to rate. There is a lot to love about Aulani, and the restaurants and food don’t disappoint.

One of my favorite restaurants located there is ‘Ama’Ama. Like the rest of Aulani, there’s a story associated with this restaurant. It was a fishing settlement where Auntie’s elders built a house. In the original wood structure you’ll see Uncle’s fishing net hanging from the ceiling. As the family, or ‘ohana, grew, they added rooms, so you’ll see each room is built with different materials and styles. You can see where they marked off the children’s height on one of the poles and where small feet ran through wet cement.

'Ama'Ama
‘Ama’Ama
Fishing net
Fishing net
'Ama'Ama room #1
‘Ama’Ama room #1
'Ama'Ama room #2
‘Ama’Ama room #2
Footprints in floor
Footprints in floor
Growth chart
Growth chart

I not only love the food, but also have made a good friend there with one of the servers, so I always look forward to eating there. For breakfast I love the chocolate milk-dipped haupia bread with bananas and peanut butter. When I first heard of this from one of my good friends/clients that visited there, I wasn’t sure, but since I love all of those things I knew I had to try it—and that turned out to be one of my favorite breakfast items.

Chocolate milk-dipped haupia bread french toast with bananas and peanut butter
Chocolate milk-dipped haupia bread french toast with bananas and peanut butter
Steel-cut oatmeal with fresh berries
Steel-cut oatmeal with fresh berries

They also have Loco Moco, which is a traditional Hawaiian breakfast that consists of a hamburger and eggs on top of rice, topped by gravy. I didn’t have it here, but did try it at Makahiki and it was actually pretty good, which did surprise me. They also have 2 bread baskets, both which are really good, but my favorite is the Hawaiian Flavors-guava fan, coconut cream pocket, croissant and orange-macadamia nut muffin. Excellent!

Hawaiian Flavors bread basket
Hawaiian Flavors bread basket

Although I usually don’t eat lunch here I did finally try the lunch, and again, wasn’t disappointed. The kahuku corn and crab chowder is almost worth flying back to Hawaii to have again! It was so very good, and combined with the ‘Ama’Ama chopped salad, a perfect lunch. Dinner here is good as well, but I actually liked the other two meals a little more than dinner.

Kahuku corn and crab chowder

Chopped salad
Chopped salad

Makahiki Buffet is open for breakfast and dinner, with breakfast being Aunty’s breakfast celebration featuring a few of your favorite Disney characters. You can meet Mickey prior to eating, then a few others will come by your table for photos and autographs, including Aunty, during your meal. The breakfast buffet has a lot of very good options, including Loco Moco. I’m sure dinner has as many choices, but I just didn’t ever have time to eat there for that meal.

Makahiki buffet
Makahiki buffet
Mickey and I at Aunty's Breakfast Celebration
Mickey and I at Aunty’s Breakfast Celebration
Makahiki buffet
Makahiki buffet
Breakfast buffet at Makahiki
Breakfast buffet at Makahiki

The newest dining option is Ulu Café, which is open all day, and offers several quick service options. You can grab a muffin, salad, or another Hawaiian treat, spam musubi.

Ulu Cafe
Ulu Cafe
Ulu Cafe seating
Ulu Cafe seating
Hawaiian treat
Hawaiian treat

They have a daily plate meal, which is enough food to share between two people. You can also get your refillable mug here, and refill it here, the Lava Shack or outside of ‘Ama’Ama.

Ulu Cafe breakfast platter
Ulu Cafe breakfast platter
Ulu Cafe Hot Plate, turkey
Ulu Cafe Hot Plate, turkey
Baked potato soup
Baked potato soup
Kalua pork flatbread
Kalua pork flatbread
Ulu Cafe drink station
Ulu Cafe drink station
The Lava Shack
The Lava Shack

There are also a few quick service locations out by the pools where you can get hot dogs, chicken fingers, salads and shaved ice with a choice of several flavors. You can also get good food at the Wailana Pool Bar, Off the Hook (try the fish tacos) and ‘Olelo Room (the sweet potato tots are really good!). The ‘Olelo Room has objects all around the room with their Hawaiian word beside it. The staff there will be glad to help you with learning some Hawaiian words-just ask!

Papalua Shaved Ice
Papalua Shaved Ice
Shaved ice
Shaved ice
Off The Hook
Off The Hook
Fish tacos at Off the Hook
Fish tacos at Off the Hook
Mama's Snack Shop
Mama’s Snack Shop
'Olelo
‘Olelo
'Olelo Hawaiian words
‘Olelo Hawaiian words
Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse
House from Up
House from Up
Hawaiian words
Hawaiian words
Hawaiian words
Hawaiian words
Tigger
Tigger

As you can see, there’s plenty of choices, all with good food, and most are large enough to share. Are you ready to head to Hawaii for some great food?  Check out more information on Aulani, the rooms and other things to do on ‘Oahu.

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