These are sushi rolls from Kona Island Sushi at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort! There are about eight sushi rolls to choose from, but if you don’t eat raw fish at all, then you would want to check out the Shrimp Tempura Roll, California Luau Roll (Jumbo Lump Crab, Pineapple, and Avocado), Dragon Hand Roll (Barbecued Eel), or Cucumber Roll.
We picked the Volcano Roll and Shrimp Tempura Roll. We usually get one raw and one cooked – plus we try to choose one that is spicy and one that is mild, so this combination works great. Also the Lava Roll and Caterpillar Roll Combo works out great for us too. The Lava Roll is an inside out Tuna roll, Shrimp Salad Tempura Crunch topped with a layer of Avocado. The Lava Roll has Togarashi-spiced Tempura Shrimp, Bay Scallops, spicy Mayo and Chives and it is SPICY! Woo!
Here is a closer view of the Volcano Roll (above), the stacked one in the shape of a Volcano. Comes with Spicy Tuna Seafood Lau’ai with Tempura Crunch ($14.99). The roll is a bit spicy, but not overwhelming. The presentation is impressive. The seafood salad and tempura crunch that is dotted around the plate is really tasty.
And here is the close up of Shrimp Tempura Roll with a soy wrapper (above). Features Tempura Shrimp, fresh Mango served with Lilikoi sauce ($13.99). I really like the soy wrapper they use for this roll, it is a simple roll with the addition of the mango and sauce.
Although they seem like small portions, these are rather filling. Plus the server usually will bring you the house bread, which is a giant Hawaiian bread with Macadamia Nut Butter, delicious! It is not to be missed.
Kona Island Sushi is located on the 2nd floor of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort main building, near where the monorail station is. Seating is limited in this section, there are about 6-8 chairs at the Sushi Bar area, and about 8 chairs against the window that overlook the monorail track. No reservations are needed for this section and you can order anything off the whole Kona menu. If you are going to eat a Kona you probably will need a reservation, although they can sometimes accommodate walk-ins, it really depends how busy they are.