Sushi Bar at Disney’s Polynesian Resort with Amanda Tinney – Episode 57

Amanda Tinney and I enjoy some great Sushi and chat with a Sushi Chef at Disney’s Polynesian Resort on Travel with Rick with host Rick Howard

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26 comments on “Sushi Bar at Disney’s Polynesian Resort with Amanda Tinney – Episode 57”

  1. Fran Skall says:

    Hi Rick,
    Thanks for sharing the Sushi Bar with us. I didn’t know it was there either. Our favorite place we discovered to eat is in Downtown Disney Marketplace. It’s Wolfgang Puck Express. We loved their food especially the pasta. If you’re on the DDP a meal this counts as counter service and you actually get a full meal. Because of lactose intolerance I can’t have ice cream, but I can have frozen yogurt. They are the only place I’ve found in years of hunting to get my yogurt treat on property.


  2. tammy westman says:

    We always enjoy an ice cream from the cart by the Mad Teacups. It is a ready to go treat. Thanks Tammy


  3. Ramon Santiago says:

    Hey Rick,

    Great Video once again. We saw the Sushi Bar on our last visit in December and made a stop there.

    I would have to say our favorite place to eat is Whispering Canyon. We just love to get insulted there… 🙂 Actually it’s a lot of fun to get harassed by the wait staff. Our friend asked for Ice Tea once too often and the waiter brought out a pitcher to her with a straw. It was the funniest thing to see her drink out of a giant mug with a spout.

    Again, thanks for the great video.


  4. Scott Schultz says:

    Thanks for another great episode. I’ve seen the sushi bar at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, but I’m not a big sushi fan so I’ve never eaten there. As far as a hidden gem place to eat, my wife and I enjoy going to the Sand Bar at Disney’s Contemporary resort. We each grab a drink and share a plate of Nacho cheese and chips, then sit, relax and people watch.


  5. Kevin Nelson says:

    Great video guys! We ate at Kona Cafe the last time we stayed at the Polynesian and I sampled some of the sushi which was really good! My wife always likes to eat at The Plaza Restaurant in the MK, we both love the sandwiches and the awesome ice cream! Y’all keep up the great work and keep smiling, life’s better that way!


  6. Pati M says:

    We always like Spoodles as a favorite. It not being on the “main” drag, we could always enjoy a leisure meal and never felt rushed. Did not know Kona served sushi! Always loved Kona for breakfast….haven’t been there for quite some time…will have to put it on our next adventure!


  7. cathy mullen says:

    Hi Rick,
    Since I have never tasted sushi I just might have to give it a try on our next visit. My favorite place to eat breakfast is at the Captain’s Grille at the Yacht Club. It’s quiet and sometimes you are the only ones dining.
    Then to have some fun we like to have dinner at Prime Time. You have to love the friendly cast members and enjoy watching them having fun!


  8. Debbie Bolen says:

    Love it Rick! I always enjoy seeing Amanda along for the trip. I did not know about that place, so next time in WDW – I will definitely check it out. Love sushi!

    My favorite out of the way place to grab a bite is Wolfgang Puck Express in Downtown Disney! They have incredible food and especially the pizza’s.

    Keep up the great work – Love the videos each week.


  9. Jeff Barkee says:

    Thanks Rick! My wife and I love sushi! She’s Japanese and been eating it all her life, and now I’ve become hooked as well.
    We’ve never tried the Polynesian sushi bar. Probably because we always hit the other great restaurants there, but it’s now officially on our list.

    Our favorite out of the way spot in WDW is also a sushi spot that never fails to deliver.
    Kimonos at the Swan has amazing sushi and pretty darn good Tempura as well. We love the atmosphere, and often spend 2-3 hours in there just eating, drinking and being entertained by the Karaoke.(We don’t sing though)
    We also love that the prices are quite a bit less expensive than at the California Grill or Tokyo Dining. Yet the quality is just as good.
    Bon Appetit.


  10. Thelma Huss says:

    Not for me – just can’t like sushi. Try it every so often, but nope, just not gonna be on my list.

    I haven’t any favorite place, but have been getting hints from the girls on where to go the next time.


  11. Sybille says:

    OMG, really now – this latest video/interview from the sushi bar at the Poly was awful. Not your fault, it is just that I have never seen food prepared in such a careless manner. The way that “chef” plunked down the food on the plates was downright disgusting. I am sorry. This was no way to show off. I like my food prepared with love and care not like at an assembly line, toss a little of this and a little of that.
    Very unappetizing!
    Go and watch that real chef at Wolfgang Puck prepare his sushi. That’s something to be proud of.


  12. Penny Serrato says:

    Thanks Rick and Amanda
    Wish we had known about the sushi bar when we were ther in December, mt daughter and I love it. Oh well it’s another place to put on our list for the next trip.
    I’m out on the gems. We have only been to Disney 2 times so we are still discovering the regular places.


  13. Steve Rydzyk says:

    Hey Rick,
    Not a big fan of the Sushi stuff, but it was very interesting on how it was made. My favorite off the beaten path place to eat is the Trails End Restaurant over at Fort Wilderness. Cheapest buffet on-site and we never walk away hungry. The ribs are pretty good there!



  14. Marc Acosta says:

    My favorite place to dine is Le Cellier at EPCOT! I’ve gotta have the Cheddar Cheese Soup every time!

    If you’re on Facebook and a fan of the restaurant, come join the group I created dedicated to the restaurant and the great cast members who work there!


  15. John Broadwater says:

    When we go to Disney World we have to eat at the following restaurants: Tony’s Town Square, The Crystal Palace, Le Cellier, Coral Reef, Hollywood And Vine, and Cap’n Jacks. thanks for another great show and a new place to check out on our next trip. Thanks again.


  16. Robert Nordmark says:

    Hey Rick and Amanda, Thanks for another great video. I am not a big Sushi fan but the dishes prepared on the video looked enticing. There are so many wonderful places to eat at Disney World. One dinner that I really liked was the luau dinner at Disney’s Sprirt Of Aloha Show—right there at the Polynesian Resort. I want to go back there again.



  17. Jeanne Cundiff says:

    Hi Rick and Amanda! I just love seeing you two work together. I have never tried sushi but will give it a try whenever we get back to the Poly. My fav is actually a “way” of eating. We get food at Casey’s and then walk into a little area across Main St. which is very quiet and has tables and chairs. You can sometimes hear recorded voices from the faux shops above. It’s very relaxing and fun.
    Thanks for a great video again!!!


  18. Peggy Hickey says:

    I’ve never had sushi. I can’t bring myself to at raw fish. But you made it look good. 🙂
    I’m not a Foodie so I don’t really have a favorite out of the way eating place. I did loive the chicken parm in the Electric Umbrella. I think that’s gone now?
    Anyway, keep the videos coming. I really envy you being in WDW so often. 🙂


  19. David H. says:

    We have never tried sushi but would love to at the Polynesian. We don’t eat at any fancy restaraunts when we go to Disneyworld, but we do like the Columbia Harbour House at MK.


  20. Sue M. says:

    I did know about the Sushi Bar, we just stayed at the Poly a few weeks ago, went in the morning for Coffee, but on the DDP, we ate dinner at Kona. Maybe we’ll try it next time. I do love sushi.

    My hidden gem is GF Cafe. We just ate there this past trip, mainly booked it because it was conv. place to get to from Poly. It’s not a restaurant you hear very much about. But I was plesantly surprised. Both food and service was wonderful. We both had steaks, and thought they were just as good as some of the 2TS credit restaurants.


  21. Eric R. says:

    Here’s one you wouldn’t think of. Liberty Square Market has some great baked potatos. My wife has them multiple times on a trip to the world and I have a couple myself.


  22. Carrie Freistuhler says:

    My husband and I liked Columbia Harbour House. The real secret of that place though is to sit upstairs by the windows that overlook the walkway below between Fantasyland and Liberty Square and people watch! Save me a seat!


  23. Linda Miller says:

    I knew about the Kona Cafe but never that they served sushi at night. Thanks for the tip!

    We ate at the Yak & Yeti in Animal Kingdom for the first time this fall. Their food is Asian fusion and was outstanding! Everyone in the family ordered something different and we all sampled everything. The portions are large–big enough to share. We will definitely be eating there again when we visit.



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