Great Polynesian all you can eat buffet. Potstickers, chai ribs, chicken, pork, steak and shrimp!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Was very dim and quiet. I
Was very dim and quiet. I was expecting a Polynesian ceremony with maybe some Hawaiian music and entertainment. instead the staff was friendly but laid back, and there was elevator music pumping through the building.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed Avu-Avu.
We really enjoyed Avu-Avu. My sister in law in from Brazil and thought the open kitchen was very authentic. The food was very good. The only problem was that we filled up on the appetizers ( I think it was intended ) because we were so hungry and didnt get to really enjoy the meats that were served. Overall, the experience was great. The wait staff was very friendly and accomodating. If we are ever back at the hotel again, I would definitely have dinner at Avu-Avu again. I highly recommend!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We used to eat at Outback!
We used to eat at Outback! Great transition! Management was incredible our server, Rachid was an amazing server or shall I say "cousin!" I must say this, I ate Ohana's Restaurant and Avu-Avu has demolished them! Even though it's a fairly new, but EVERYTHING is freshly made and NOT recooked like Ohana's! They even have a beautiful Pacific-Style theme, nice waterfall, and I love the South Pacific/ Tropical Island music (it goes with the flow of the restaurant!
I had a party of 4 and I was intentionally thinking the is an "All you want to eat Menu," This black-haired young lady manager, explain everything I detail. She was very helpful because one friend Gluten-Free and her husband is a vegetarian. Very accommodating for our special needs!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
THIS WAS A GREAT FIND. I TOOK
THIS WAS A GREAT FIND. I TOOK MY 2 DAUGHTERS AND THEIR HUSBANDS AND THEY RAVED ABOUT THE WHOLE EVENING.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent concept, superb
Excellent concept, superb service, and great food. Love the option for skewers to come to your table after appetizers and salad... the ending with a pineapple cake was outstanding.Was fun and comfortable....great for a dinner with my husband yet entertaining enough for a 3 year old.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. All you
Food was very good. All you can eat. Loved the shrimp.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
As good and better than 'Ohana!
We went to this restaurant because it is so similar to constant Disney World favorite "'Ohana". We wanted to see how it compared. I'm pleased to say it beats 'Ohana on a number of categories. First and foremost, the service is OUTSTANDING. We had 2 or 3 servers constantly refilling our drinks, replenishing our plates, asking if we wanted anything else. The pot stickers and salad were just a *bit* under 'Ohana's standard, but not much. We do like that AvuAvu still offers three different sauces, but wish one of them was a peanut sauce. The meats - steak, pork, and chicken - were all delicious, hot, plentiful. And the shrimp beat 'Ohana in a very big way - they're peeled. I even liked the Pineapple cake better than 'Ohana's bread pudding!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great trip. Almost perfect
Our only complaint was that the lighting was too dim. We couldn't see each other or the menu. Food and service were top notch.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
cant wait to go back
Soo much food. a friend of mine is a big eater n he loved it. All of us want to go back.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must while in Orlando
From the time we walked in we knew we were in for a special treat. Our first course was perfectly cooked riblets and pot stickers. It arrived with 3 different sauces, Mango, ginger and spicy soy which we could not figure out what our favorite sauce was. Second course was a salad with fresh mixed greens and chinese crackers for croutons with a ginger dressing. Up next was our Udon noodles with broccoli and then came the meat. Sirloin, chicken, shrimp and pork all with their distinct taste cooked over a fire and served off of skewers. All you can eat! We heard from friends about the desert so we saved room. OMG, it was to die for. Pineapple caramel cake with coconut milk. Can't say enough about the desert.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Skewers are Off the Chart!
Pork, Beef and Chicken skewers are excellent! All you can eat for one price. Don't forget to use your 10% off coupon in your hotel folder if you are staying at the Buena Vista Palace. Also, if you are a drinker, try the Rumrunner.....sneaks up on you.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
No longer have the buffet menu and food presentation is not what I saw in pictures. The food was very good but do not expect a scrumptious meal. Service was excellent and I still enjoyed my dinner.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Competition for Ohana
Avu-Avu gives Ohana some competition. We found the quality of the food at Avu-Avu better, but would have enjoyed the variety of the all you can eat option (which they recently discontinued). We would dine here again if nearby.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
best place ever
Did not know what to expect. Found friendly staff, great staff, food and atmosphere. Did not have our first choice of wine and picked a up the tab on our bottle. We will go back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice atmosphere
We were gifted a certificate to Avu-Avu and really enjoyed this gem of a find. Close to Disney Marketplace, this hotel restaurant awed us with it's very interesting decor as we walked down the long winding stairs to the restaurant. The staff was very professional and not invasive. We even had our 4 year old grandson with us who enjoyed watching the Koy fish in the pond next to our table.
Do yourself a favor and try it.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great hotel restaurant
I wanted to try the restaurant in our hotel, the Buena Vista Palace, so I asked the front desk if Avu-Avu was kid-friendly, they said yes and then gave me a 20% off coupon for dinner. They had a decent kid's menu and the adult meal offerings looked great. Settling on the sirloin skewers with coconut rice and steamed broccoli, I enjoyed my meal very much. The meat was cooked perfectly to medium and portions were just right. I ordered the pumpkin creme brulee for dessert and it was very good. Also, the kid's cookie was huge (and tasty). The service was friendly and efficient. I will definitely be back to try their other offerings.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Birthday Dinner!
We had a great time. The service was excellent. Our steaks were both way over cooked…but we would go back and just order differently next time. The dessert was amazing!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM