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mommycrawford
03-05-2010, 04:44 AM
Over the last 5 years, have been sat at the same BAD table at Kona....Love the food, but find the ambiance lacking (I did mention bad seating.)

After all the wonderful comments about GF cafe, I thought we'd give it a try.

Anybody have any thoughts?...menus,...experience?

TIA!:flower3:

hardhead
03-05-2010, 05:16 AM
I LOVE kona!!! HATE GF cafe :wizard:

DISNEY FIX
03-05-2010, 06:11 AM
popcorn::

tink713
03-05-2010, 06:19 AM
GF Cafe is ok, a little boring but I LOVE Kona!

2manypets
03-05-2010, 07:02 AM
We really enjoyed them both. GF Cafe was a pleasant surprise on this last trip. The service was great and the restaurant itself was very pretty. Oh and the food was wonderful.

kbmaggs
03-05-2010, 07:34 AM
Love, love, love the GFC for lunch! The Grand Sandwich is to die for, and service has always been terrific during our numerous visits.

mommycrawford
03-05-2010, 11:19 AM
I LOVE kona!!! HATE GF cafe :wizard:

Why?...any details would be appreciated!

mouselovenfamily
03-05-2010, 12:01 PM
We've eaten at both. We loved Kona, and I'm shock how may people don't like it. We also like GFC. I don't think you can go wrong with either.

We thought the food at GFC was good, more formal feel. Kona was more fun location.

If I get a table I don't like, I just ask to move. I will not set in a high traffic area. It drives me crazy to be by the main door going to the kitchen. Your paying for it so make sure you like where you sit. ;);)

Simba's Mom
03-05-2010, 12:53 PM
I've eaten at both, and have just the opposite reaction to most of the opinions here. I love GFC. However, the one time I ate at Kona, it was just OK-truthfully, I couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about from the people who love it so. There was one dessert I really wanted to try (I think it was some kind of pyramid-I don't remember for sure), but although they had a display of their dessert offerings, and although we asked to see it, it was never made. I loved the caesar salad at GFC-once I had chicken, once shrimp.

TIGGERmetoo
03-05-2010, 01:35 PM
We've ate at Kona several times - love the Tonga Toast and the wasabi Bloody Marys but other than that - it's just OK. We've had lunch at GF Cafe once and it was great. We are trying it for dinner in a couple of week.

Minnesota!
03-05-2010, 01:40 PM
We had the best meal EVER on our last trip at GFC. My nanny is still talking about it...

I would skip Kona and head here for an awesome steak. DH had the burger (with lobster/asparagus/hollendaise) and he just about keeled over he loved it so much...

carleypoo2
03-05-2010, 01:54 PM
Last time we ate at Kona the service was so ssssllllooowww! The food was good, but it took us hours to finish the meal here! Be warned!

jagafen
03-05-2010, 02:03 PM
We've ate at Kona several times - love the Tonga Toast and the wasabi Bloody Marys but other than that - it's just OK. We've had lunch at GF Cafe once and it was great. We are trying it for dinner in a couple of week.

Those are the 2 reasons I booked it for breakfast on our next trip!!

Missus Toad
03-05-2010, 02:06 PM
I've eaten at both, and have just the opposite reaction to most of the opinions here. I love GFC. However, the one time I ate at Kona, it was just OK-truthfully, I couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about from the people who love it so. There was one dessert I really wanted to try (I think it was some kind of pyramid-I don't remember for sure), but although they had a display of their dessert offerings, and although we asked to see it, it was never made. I loved the caesar salad at GFC-once I had chicken, once shrimp.

Are you thinking of Boma and Zebra Domes?

Anyway, I dig Kona-- more unique offerings done well. GFC's okay too though.

Meishanoel
03-05-2010, 02:16 PM
We ate at both last week. We have always been fans of Kona, however our last trip we had dinner at GF for the 1st time and it was the best meal of the trip. We had Kona the night after GF and Kona did not measure up for us this time. I think there is new chef at Kona so the food is lacking something now, but still good. But GF is now a must do.

MickeyNicki
03-05-2010, 02:21 PM
GF is a much better choice for dinner than Kona, much quieter, better food and service and more intimate setting

We had an amazing dinner there and the dessert sampler plate is to die for

3prettyprincesses
03-05-2010, 03:22 PM
Totally agree with Mickey Nicki above. GFC is one of our must do's now! Our dinner here was really delish and dessert was amazing! I personally like the atmosphere here better, much more relaxing and serene. I'd go with this over Kona for dinner.:thumbsup2

Simba's Mom
03-05-2010, 03:57 PM
Are you thinking of Boma and Zebra Domes?



No, I'm sure it was at Kona Cafe-the Kona Kone, perhaps? Ironically it worked out to be a good thing that we didn't have dessert. The plate shown in my countdown picture is what they gave us gratis at the Kona Cafe for our anniversary. That AND a dessert from the menu would have been too much.

DISNEY FIX
03-05-2010, 04:26 PM
Those GF lovers, what did you have that was sooooo good?:goodvibes

Leota
03-05-2010, 04:50 PM
We had a fantatstic lunch at GFC last Oct. I had the Nicoise Salad, DH had the GF Burger with lobster, asparagus & hollendaise. Both were outstanding. I wanted to try dinner there, but I like their lunch menu better than their dinner menu, so we're sticking to lunch.

I used to love Kona, but my last trip there was a little disappointing. That was lunch & I had the Fish Tacos. Not so hot.

IMHO, I'll do lunch at GFC & dinner at Kona.

wdwthanksgiving
03-05-2010, 05:06 PM
we really like both kona and gfc - we ate ag gfc in feb. and it was terrific (and the service was really good, too)
i had the ceasar salad and the angus burger topped with crabmeat - very good (and not something i normally would have ordered! dh had the pork chop that sat on top of a fresh roasted corn relish that he totally enjoyed!
we thought it was great!
:thumbsup2

DISNEY FIX
03-05-2010, 07:24 PM
Now we are Talkin!:thumbsup2