Disney’s Aulani is a favorite vacation destination for our family. We’ve gone the last two years in a row and each time we find new things to experience. There. are many food choices on the resort but today, I’m discussing the best family friendly restaurants near Disney’s Aulani.
1. Monkey Pod Kitchen
Monkey Pod Kitchen is a restaurant directly across the street from Aulani. I recommend going for happy hours for really good drinks and small plates. We ordered the fish tacos and the burger amounts a few other things. Our food was fresh, tasty and the happy hour prices made the meal reasonable. We got there when it was still early but by the time we left there was a long wait for a table. On certain days there are drink specials and live music! It’s a great place for when you need a break from the resort food.
2. Pacifico Pizza Napoletano
We stumbled on Pacifico Pizza after a long day at a nearby beach. The kids were starving, everyone was crabby and we need a hearty meal FAST. Pacifico fit that bill and more! We order salads, garlic knots and a medium mushroom and olive pizza. I have to say, the salad was one of the freshest salads I have ever gotten on Oahu. The garlic knots were hot and buttery. The accompanying marinara sauce was that perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. Our pizza slices were reheated in the oven before they were served so the crust was crunchy and hot.
3. Island Vintage Coffee
Island Vintage Coffee is directly across the street from Aulani and it serves coffee and rustic breakfasts. Aulani’s coffee is pretty good, but I usually need a latte in the morning and I unapologetically walk across the street to get one every time I visit the resort. It can take awhile to get your order some come with patience! I highly recommend the scrambled egg plate with the rustic wheat bread and Portuguese sausage.
4. Koa Pancake House
Located about 15 minutes from the resort the Koa Pancake house is a cheap and delicious option for breakfast. It may not look like much from the front, we always have tasty food and excellent service here. I know a lot of people order the omelettes or mixed plate but we always order the macadamia and buttermilk pancake breakfast plates! Their pancakes are huge, fluffy and tasty. This place is popular with locals so be prepared to wait during their morning rush hours.