Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loewshotels.com/en/restaurants/islands-dining-room
  • Phone: 4075033463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast daily: 7:00am – 11:00 am
    Weekend breakfast buffet: 7:00 am - Noon
    Dinner Daily: 5:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Nando Belmonte
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Celebrate your next occasion tropical-style at Islands Dining Room. Delicious Polynesian cuisine and beautiful ambiance and room for up to 50 guests combine to make your event truly special. Special pre-fixe, three-course menus are available for groups of 15 or more. If anyone in your group has special dietary requests, such as gluten-free, vegetarian or specific food allergies, our chefs will be happy to accommodate them. Fixed menu prices do not include beverage, tax or gratuity. Non-alcoholic drinks, full bar service and a wine list are available, and we encourage large parties to pre-order wine selections.
  • Private Party Contact: Dennis Perez 4075033410
  • Entertainment: On Friday evenings from 6:45pm-9:15pm, the whole family can enjoy a hula dancer and a ukulele player. A special dining room just for kids featuring kiddie-size tables and chairs, flat screen TV playing cartoons, a Bali-style play area & Fisher Price toys!
  • Special Events: Join us Every Friday and Saturday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm for our
    "WOK EXPERIENCE" stir fry station, where you can choose from a selection of fresh vegetables, rice, noodles, sauces and your choice of shrimp, chicken or beef to create your very own, deliciously unique, Asian-style dish.
    Adults: $24
    Children: $14 (ages 12 & under)
    Prices include side salad

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Orlando
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self-parking is available for local guests of Islands Dining Room. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.
A word from Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Islands features modern, Pan Asian cuisine with a twist. Rooted in the time-honored traditions of Asian masters, the cuisine represents an inspired journey and blending of flavors using local ingredients. Enjoy savory chef-inspired creations featuring noodle bar dishes, rice bowls, and wok specialties. Signature dishes include the Wasabi Pea Crusted Atlantic Salmon and Yakisoba Stir Fry Noodles. At breakfast, join us for traditional favorites, along with several Polynesian-influenced morning specialties. Our contemporary dining space includes a family friendly Bali-style children's play area, along with entertainment and character dining on select nights. Our signature Islands private dining room can accommodate up to 50 people. Contact us for your next special event.
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Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)fit for foodies (2)special occasion (2)kid-friendly (1)neighborhood gem (1)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • I was sort of underwhelmed
    cwalkVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    I was sort of underwhelmed by my dinner. I chose the "Wok dinner" special. The cuts of chicken & beef were terrible and I was almost afraid to eat them. Not sure why you they were adding pre-cooked sandwich type meat to a wok stir fry? I took a few bites of this and completely lost my appetite.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Online pictures do not do
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Online pictures do not do this restaurant justice, being at the restaurant was far better than pictures presented. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Our waiter, Chris was remarkable! He was professional yet personable. We asked for recommendations and we were pleased with all his suggestions. He was always attentive to our table and although it was busy, we never felt rushed. Andrew, the manager was also wonderful. We had a nice conversation about our reservation experience. He was also very professional and spent time with us and listened to our experience. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only complaint was we were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    Only complaint was we were told Scooby doo would be there mon night and he wasn't.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Thanksgiving Feast Buffet 2012
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Thanksgiving Feast Seafood Buffet. Loved the food, the overall theme, & the atmosphere. Only one complaint, but it is a big one. I implore you to find a way to correct the dessert / screaming kid / food mashing room / with cartoons being projected on the walls. It was a scence from a very bad movie. I went from a very pleasant family dinner with sipping champagne right up until the point we ventured off for dessert. When we turned the corner into the dessert room all that was missing was John Bulshi yelling "Food Fight". If you need an area for the childrent to be entertained how about having an adult dessert area in a different location?
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were very excited to embark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    We were very excited to embark on our journey to Florida from Louisiana. Reservations were made to dine at the Islands Dining Room. We were seated right away and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The food choices served there were not to our liking. A buffet setup was evident in the dining room, but when asked about a buffet we were told it was only for kids. Needless to say the next night there was a full buffet set up for all patrons. (WHAT HAPPENED TO KIDS ONLY BUFFET) We would have very much preferred a buffet compared to what we ordered. The food was very expensive. We will not visit this dining room again...sorry!
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  • Excellent food great attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Excellent food great attentive staff that really makes u feel special. Really enjoyed it and can't wait to return with the family.
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    kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • This is my favorite restaurant
    AHorsePubs
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    This is my favorite restaurant in Universal. I always have lunch there when visiting Islands of Adventure and have taken all my friends and family there since it opened. The Tuscan Tomato soup is amazing and we loved all the menu options for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Wok night was a lot of fun
    RiverlifeVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Wok night was a lot of fun for the whole family! $20 for kids and $30 for adults.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced - Restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    Overpriced - Restaurant was a glorified cafeteria. Drink and appetizer prices outrageous.
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  • Not a kid friendly place as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Not a kid friendly place as far as food choices went-your menu does not have anything for younger children if I were to return with my other grandchildren--items that are simple and not too expensive. Great for older people--with the number of families staying in the hotel I was surprised that you didn't cater more to them--a coffee shop type restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner choices all day would be fantastic. I realize you're staying in a resort but inviting families should mean more affordable food. Our group enjoyed our stay but would really think about returning with younger children.
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  • The food not as good as I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    The food not as good as I had expected from a hotel restaurant. If I stay at he hotel again will probably not eat there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eh
    Leslie
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    Very limited pseudo Asian cuisine. We loved the tempura sushi. The rest of our meal was very bland. Five of us at dinner and not a single happy diner. Service was great! But we were the only ones in the restaurant. Think Denny's does Asian and you will have a good idea. Prices high but on par with resort prices.
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  • I wasn't impressed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    I wasn't impressed with the food. Service was ok... but we kind of felt forgotten. We were in a party of 8 and all of us left disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our dinner a lot,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    We enjoyed our dinner a lot, my daughter was thrilled with the characters that came to our table and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The kids enjoyed the dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/16/2012
    The kids enjoyed the dinner with the simpson characters,nice clean restaurant, food came out pretty quick, and the wait staff was excellent. Nice to have a nice restaurant in hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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  • I have food allergies and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/9/2012
    I have food allergies and I was well taken care of! The chef was very well versed and very accomodating in making changes to the menu. My daughter can be a picky eater but absolutely loved her dish. Our dinner here was by far the best all vacation!!
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    kid-friendly
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  • OK, not great
    bankerfoodie
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    We went to Islands Dining Room for Easter 2012.We experienced their special event buffet which included carved lamb and beef, a selection of about 6 hot items, a sushi bar, a create your own stir fry station, some cold seafood, and desserts. It is kid-friendly because they had kid items on the buffet including - mac and cheese, chicken fingers, etc. plus cotton candy, face painting and balloon animals. To me, for $58 it seems skimpy. They only had 2 characters wandering around - Scooby Do and Bart Simpson and they only came through once an hour. The chicken on the buffet was overcooked. And the selection seemed very light considering what you can get at buffets at other restaurants in Orlando (Even within the same hotel).
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good, but taken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    The food was good, but taken away quite quickly considering it was a buffet. The table service for drinks was poor. The entertainment was very good. Aloha
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was just ok. We had
    ksgirl
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    Food was just ok. We had a noodle bowl and some hibachi. The place was empty. Reasonably prices.
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  • Not what we expected at all!
    ChristinaR
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    Not what we expected at all! It's just the ordinary hotel family dining with overpriced food.
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  • Very pleasant experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    Very pleasant experience. Atmosphere was friendly as well as staff. There is a kid-friendly area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    Disappointing. The wait staff got the drink order wrong,then brought back a soda/pop which had no taste because the syrup had run out. The waiter also had a habit of dropping things. The food was not overly warm.
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  • Better than most options at CW
    26pt2runnerVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Our food was excellent. Service was just OK. Ambiance is a bit dull. Better choice than CityWalk regardless. If you are more adventurous, take the water taxi or walk over to Loews Portofino. The property consists of a decent replication of Portofino, Italy - more impressive in the evening, with two excellent restaurants (Mama Della's and Bice). it's about a 30 minute walk, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The children's menue here
    HungryMom
    Dined on 1/2/2012
    The children's menue here is for children that only eat kid food. Our children wanted the items on the regular menue because they enjoy Asian food. It would have been nice to have smaller versions for the kids. They did enjoy the bread and their adult menue items. This became a very expensive meal. The Asian items on the menue had a unique twist. Moo Shu pork has never been a red sweet sauce. The Garlic chicken that the waitress recommended came with a wonderful cilantro rice, but the chicken was like the one from a frozen meal. The best part of the meal were the spicy ribs. We were also surprised about the character dining. We enjoyed taking pictures with the Simpsons, but had no idea that they would be there.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were ther for New Year's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    We were ther for New Year's Eve, but the food was very bland, the wok not even hot(!), and overall it was below what could be expacted from a restuarant in this kind of hotel.
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    kid-friendly
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  • awful, so many better choices
    Sr5242
    Dined on 12/26/2011
    Character interaction was lame. Homer and Bart simpson did one lap around the restaurant and then disappeared. 45 minutes after ordering wonton soup, my kids had visited the kids' buffet three times and I still had no food. When the food finally came the pork was tough and the wonton were like cardboard. And as my kids were done eating I wasn't going to wait for them to recook it so I sent it back and had no dinner. Terrible!
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  • A nice place away from City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    A nice place away from City Walk for Christmas Dinner. The food selection and quality was good. The only downside was that it was really busy and REALLY loud.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not your typical holiday buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    We went on Christmas Day, which is an extensive buffet including traditional foods like turkey and mashed potatoes, as well as asian-themed alternatives such as a sushi bar and stir-fry station. It was very busy, but we were seated immediately (with reservation) and were able to get the food pretty easily. A great alternative to a traditional holiday buffet. Also, fun for the kids with face-painting and characters (Simpsons, Scooby-Doo).
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FABULOUS!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    If you are headed to Orlando for Thanksgiving or any other Holiday, definitely consider the amazing buffet at the Islands Dining Room! Soooo good! Will go back again!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We dined here on Thanksgiving
    ForestHomefriendsVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    We dined here on Thanksgiving day because of the Sushi mentioned on the website. WE were highly disappointed that there was not a sushi man/woman "making" sushi but all was made in the kitchen. There was not a variety as we expected. There was a choice of 3 sushi items.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great combination of traditional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    We went for brunch on Thanksgiving day and it was all that I had hoped for. The menu was a great combination of traditional fare and dishes for those who wanted something different. we really enjoyed ourselves.everyone else there semed to be having a great time as well.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went with 2 children after
    guyashley2
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    Went with 2 children after a long stressful day at Islands of Adventure. Good food, drink and atmosphere for the adults. One child got a hula lesson and the other was thrilled to have the chance to design their own stir fry. Great end to a day that was enjoyed by all!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • We enjoyed the Islands while
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    We enjoyed the Islands while we were in the Royal Pacific. The dining room is welcoming and the staff were friendly and service was outstanding. We had both breakfast and dinner here and were very pleased with out selections. Delicious and well presented. At dinner we were entertained by a guitarist and dancer from the Luau, We enjoyed the talent of both performers. We've been to Hawaii and this was equal to that experience. Thank you for the wonderful meals.
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    great for brunch, scenic view
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  • The steak was very good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    The steak was very good but the asparagus potatoes were not good at all. The service was terrible. The waiter was very dismissive and ignored us for most of the night. When I tried to pay, another waiter actually took my credit card to pay the check and even then it took at least 10 minutes for him to return my credit card. I was getting very nervous about how long they kept my card, especially with the prevalance of identity theft. I actually went to find my card but the waiter brought it back just after I left the table to find it. It's such a shame....we were looking forward to that dinner for over a week and it was quite a let down.
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  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2011
    Made a reservation for 3 on a Wednesday night. The restaurant was very slow, maybe 3 tables in the whole place but with the speed of service you would have thought they were on a 30 minute wait. It took probably 5-10 minutes for our server to finally make it to the table, after we ordered the food, it seemed to also take incredibly long to receive. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts were all equally mediocre and forgettable. I expected a lot more from Islands and would never recommend it to anyone. Sat down at 8:20, didn't make it out till about 10pm.
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  • OK if you are staying at the
    GinSA
    Dined on 9/7/2011
    OK if you are staying at the resort, wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit. Waitress was much too informal, food was Ok.
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  • My family and I ended up eating
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/4/2011
    My family and I ended up eating here four times during our stay at Universal Studios. Every visit was pleasant. Both food and service was very good. I recommend this place to those who need to eat gluten-free. They are, by far, the best restaurant we have ever encountered when it comes to this important issue. They have so many GF options that my sister and her family were stunned. The chefs happily came to our table to discuss the menu and were well informed. My little nephew was ecstatic that he was able to have "regular" breakfast foods (including his favorite GF doughnuts) along with those in our party who do not have to go GF.
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  • We are vegetarian, so there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    We are vegetarian, so there wasn't much for us to choose from. We chose the stir-fry, and our waiter was kind enough to get tofu for us. The chef preparing the stir-fry also was very willing to take any of our suggestions of how to prepare the food.
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    kid-friendly
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  • This place is great for families
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2011
    This place is great for families with kids because kids eat free, there is a kids buffet, characters a couple nights a week, and a kids play room. The food is good quality and the kids had a blast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic