About 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.

6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pan-Asian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast daily: 7:00am – 11:00 am
Weekend breakfast buffet: 7:00 am - Noon
Dinner Daily: 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Universal Orlando

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 503-3463

Website:
http://www.loewshotels.com/royal-pacific-resort/dining/restaurant

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 and Bali-style play area.

Be sure to join us Sunday mornings from 7am-12pm for Character Breakfast and for Dinner with the Characters on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm-9pm where you are sure to run into some of your favorite Universal Orlando Characters like the cast of Despicable Me, Hop, Scooby Doo, and more! Reservations suggested.

Parking Details:
Complimentary self-parking is available for local guests of Islands Dining Room. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.

Executive Chef:
Nando Belmonte

Additional:
Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us Every Friday and Saturday from 6:00 - 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

Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort Ratings and Reviews

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85% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (7)
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Worth the Drive (6)
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Good for Groups (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
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People Watching (1)
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Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very friendly to family who has gluten allergy. Kids had a very good time meeting all
The characters for breakfast on Sunday morning. A great dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and great service. They squeezed us in at their last available slot at 9pm and the service was great!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We reserved this restaurant because it was listed as a Character Experience for Universal Resorts. We were very disappointed that there was only 1 character (Scooby Doo) - coming from being Disney Annual Passholders where Disney Character Experiences have at least 4 characters.

The food was very expensive for fair quality. I had the seared ahi tuna which was cut in huge chunks, rather than thin slices and was served on "black" rice - which was mysteriously black, certainly not a squid ink rice, and very dry.

My husband had a rib-eye steak which was 'fine' but at $35 it should be very good. It certainly didn't meet our expectations for a restaurant housed in a Loews resort

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fun character breakfast on Sundays with excellent food!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I brought my family for the character breakfast and we had a wonderful time all around.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were pleased with the food and the service.
It meets all my expectations

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was great. Service was terrible. Waitress claimed they don't take AAA discount. Had a hard time with a gift card which ended up being fine anyway but it took her 20 minutes to figure out what was going on. She also blatantly asked for more tip on top of the 18% that is tacked onto our bill for having a party of 8!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Soup tasted like soy sauce. Inedible. All 3 in party had nausea/upset stomachs the next morning.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Service is non-existing. Food is so slow. We waited 45 minutes for some very simple food. We have a very hard time to find our waiter.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very excellent food, excellent value and friendly service

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything was great there. The food, the wait staff, everything

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had heard about the brunch from online reviews. For the extraordinary price I expected a decadent experience. The characters were fun but the food was no more interesting than IHOP. Wish we had ordered from the menu as many of the entrees they are known for were apparently not part of the buffet. The service, juice and coffee were great. Maybe if you're in the hotel already but definitely do not travel for it

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Good
Big portions don’t be alarmed by the $45 to park because if you get your dinner validated then it is free

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food. Large portions -- we took home left overs from every course. Great value for Magical Dining. Fitting for large parties. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was great food, complete pacific rim menu with all types of pacific food. We went for magical dining, and really enjoyed this dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The entire experience was fantastic! Fresh and flavorful food and the service,Yesir, was one of the best!

Tags: Vegan, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was great. The value was surprising for a resort hotel restaurant. Portions were bigger that expected. We had to take a doggy bag home.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went to Islands to take advantage of Magical Dining and we were not disappointed. The full sized appetizer and entree were a welcomed surprise as sometimes during Magical Dining, they reduce the size of their meals due to the reduced price. The calamari appetizer was very flavorful and the Bulgogi Rib Eye Steak was tender and delicious and cooked a perfect medium rare as requested. My dining companion had the steamed pork buns and the salmon which was flavorful and moist. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will likely return.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We all had the "Wok Experience" and they really need to add to it (soup, veggie options, salad options) for charging $25 per person. I have never seen a smaller dessert option at a buffet style meal. For that price, we had higher expectations.

The service was great and we had a fantastic waiter and the kids loved the characters that visited us at dinner.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Only had 2 characters. Bart and Homer Simpson. That is probably why they won't tell you who is the characters otherwise you wouldn't go. Would not recommend at all.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Last minute decision to eat here. I have two very picky kids with very different palates. Both were very happy and my daughter claimed had the best "chocolate milk"

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Appetizers arejust right for one person. Entrees are large portions. Very good food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went to Island Dining Room on a Sunday for character breakfast to meet the Minion and Gru. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was ok with limited choices. Character interaction was underwhelming. There were five characters but they just wanted to get the picture done with each person and moved on. Scooby rushed by, and Bart Simpson skipped our table. The only character that was fun and into the character was Gru. He was hilarious and had definitely saved our whole character breakfast experience. Comparing to Disney's character breakfast, Universal ones offer less value in terms of food and character experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Fantastic! We saw gru, homer and others. Very Nice for Child.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Amazing breakfast with the minions and mr gru, one happy little boy.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Bland Asian cuisine. Service mediocre.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent quality and service. Wok buffet interesting and fun, and good value with unlimited food.

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

I went on a character dining night and it was really fun and unexpected. I got several pictures w/the characters and they were very generous w/their time. I had a rib eye dinner and it was mouth watering tender. My daughter had the salmon and it was cooked just right.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Very good for kids.My grandson was very happy with the characters.Will be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The characters were great and the service was the best that we have had in a long time! Our server definitely made our meal even better than it would have been without her

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

It was advertised as a character dinner. Thelma and Scooby Doo were the only two that came during our hour and a half there. Food was great and service was excellent though

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Good food, great atmosphere, great service. I recommend this resterant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

we were staying at the hotel so thought we would try it. We typically like asian food. I thought the atmosphere was very nice, the waiter and overall service quite excellent. My 15 year old son did not like the mongolian beef which he usually loves in other locations. I thought the food was good but not outstanding. Still, we had a nice time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Disappointing character dining- the advert suggested minions, but we had 2 very brief appearances from Bart & Homer Simpson. Food was great- wok experience cooked from scratch in front of us, good value, but the desserts were taken away before we got to them- had to ask for what was left!- and the waiter seemed disinterested and offered the bill 3 times before we'd finished. Felt like he couldn't get rid of us fast enough at 9.15pm. We only arrived at 8pm! Our children as well as us adults were completely underwhelmed by this character dining experience. For plain dinner would be good though.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Service from the chef coming out to speak with us regarding my daughters' food allergies to our server was very attentive and friendly. The cook manning the wok station was friendly and the dish was flavorful. The Wok Experience would have been a good deal and worth the price if the miso soup and the mini desserts actually had taste. They were flavor-LESS. Other than that expensive mistake, the ambiance was cozy.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Our 5 year old enjoyed the characters and their interaction was memorable.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Overall decent buffet, wait staff was sparse. Character selection and rotation good.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Good food, amazing service. Just really pricey for normal breakfast food.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The food was great and service from the team was very nice, from the reception to the last minute, everyone was very friendly and ready to help us.

The only improvement opportunities I can raise is regarding the characters encounter. Actually, it was the only reason why I scheduled that dinner, since my 3 years old son is a big fan of that. It would be great if we could known in advance who the characters would be. Also one of the characters looked like was in a hurry giving almost zero attention to my son (and he got very disappointed).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We decided to eat here for a character experience. I made reservations as on line it shows the minions would be there. They were not. It was our entire reason for choosing this restaurant as my daughters favorite thing in Universal is the minions. They did have characters but it was only Scooby Doo and Velma. I was expecting more characters and was very disappointed in the entire experience. The food was good but I would not have made a special trip to this restaurant which was at a different resort than we were staying at to eat.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly
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