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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 (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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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Stayed at Lowes Royal Pacific on second Universal Orlando trip. Tried the Islands Dining Room for character dining experience with the family. Met Bart Simpson and Scooby-Doo. Service was attentive, was quiet night and characters came by more than once. Food was very good as were the drinks. Would absolutely dine there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Who can refuse a birthday brunch with characters from Universal? Great time.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Yasir was a great waiter. Lots of choices for kids and any substitution request honored. Good with allergies and wel priced. Big portions.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Came here with my family of 5 for the character breakfast. First off; the Resort is beautiful. Clean. And the staff were very very helpful and friendly.
The food was delicious and there was a wide variety of options on the buffet.
The kids LOVED THE CHARACTER experience.
The characters were great with the kids and we saw many. Woody woodpecker, two bunnies from Hop, Kevin (minion) and gru, as well as Bart Simpson.
It was just a fabulous morning and a great way to start the day and kick off vaca week!!!
Thank you Islands restaurant for a great morning.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on May 15, 2017

As you would expect with any resort restaurant the experience was passable, but not superb. The service was quick and efficient, but you can tell that their goal is to get customers in and out for a quick turn over. The food can be expected to be high dollar, but there was no flair or excuse to say "it's worth it we are on vacation". I wouldn't skip this place, but it most certainly would not have it at the top of my list.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 7, 2017

character breakfast was amazing. Characters spent lots of time at table and food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We went for the character breakfast on the sunday. Way too expensive!!! 26.99$ for a buffet that was really simple. 14.99$ for kids. Not a lot of choices. The room has nothing special. The service were ok, but nothing more. As for
The character, we saw Bart and his father, Easter bunny, Gru and a Minion. Would not go back and for that price, would certainly not recommande it!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Very good and large portions, best to get the wok experience as it was the best bang for your buck.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We chose to do the Wok Experience. It was excellent. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Food was not fresh. Came out really quick after ordering.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 17, 2017

This was the first night of our family vacation. Food was fine. Picked Monday night to dine because it was supposed to be a character night. The only two characters that came out were Homer and Bart Simpson. My 5 yr old was not impressed. I was also excited for him to get to play in the kids area with Bali style play area (according to what I read online) but there was not a kids area to be found. Disappointed!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Buffet. Great but overpriced.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Went with family foroom Easter Brunch. It was a wonderful experience. Service was great, food tasty, with lots of options. Particularly liked crab legs and Asian bar. They also did a great job catering to my gluten-free daughter.
We would definitely recommend this place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food at this restaurant is fantastic!!!! You have an amazing variety when it comes to a buffet. Healthy option, kids choices, drinks, and desserts. Outstanding service and the price is good for all you can eat.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The service was really slow. We were never explained where to get our drinks from until we asked after we had been sitting there for a bit. The only saving grace for our waiter was that he came to apologize for being held up with something the time while we were there. Had he not apologized we would have had some of the worst service but he made up for it with that. Overall the food was good and empty trays were replaced quickly. Overall a pretty good place for breakfast!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We enjoyed the character dining experience and would 110% do it again. Our server "Z" was outstanding!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We had dinner here our first night at the hotel (Friday) in hopes of seeing hula dancer and ukele player as stated on website. Hostess didn't even know what I was talking about. Kids enjoyed play room with bed/TV to lay on. Service was fine because no one was in there at 6:30pm (a sign??). Shrimp pad Thai ($24) was completely bland and the pork on my sons ramen dish ($20) was greasy & rubbery with fake looking grill marks. Inedible! We did go back for the character breakfast and the food from menu was good and place was crowded. Good thing we had a reservation (Sunday).

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Good value for a fairly pricey Orlando resort hotel and good for kids given the character appearances.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2017

POSITIVE: Excellent waiter.
NEGATIVE:Came because my grandson wanted to see minions - the fact that there is no schedule of what characters are going to be at the breakfast until an hour before is rediculous! The Simpson's are not going to appeal to the same children as the minions would to younger children.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 19, 2017

This was for our four year old birthday morning. The service, the staff--all were exceptional. Would go again in a heartbeat. Birthday princess loved it.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great service

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Unfortunately the food smelled much better than it tasted. I don't usually leave negative reviews. However we had four in our party. All ordered different items. And, no one really liked their food. The restaurant had only a minimal number of people, and the service was poor.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Collaborative business dinner

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The only negative thing I have to say. Is that our waitor was very slow. We waited for him for a couple of times.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I enjoyed both the breakfast buffet and the dinner wok special, both were 'eat as much as you want from a wide variety of options' type meals. The staff were friendly and professional. I saw them greeting everyone as if each person was the most important person at that moment. There was enough variety to please both healthy eaters and those who pile on the bacon. The Sunday morning character breakfast is a special treat. Oh, they also have a full menu, but I went for the more inclusive option (everything included except adult beverages).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great, imaginatively-presented meal. Very yummy and reasonably priced. Good service, too!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We thought it was a character meal but the night we were there no characters. The food was ok.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Character dining

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Amazing food and a good value

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 29, 2017

I went Sunday for a characters breakfast. We had a great time and the food was amazing. Our server Z was so nice with my kids. Great server. Can't wait to go back for breakfast next time.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Far too expensive
Poor service, cocktails came after dinner, place was empty and we know why

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2017

The service was fine, the food was subpar. After all the reviews I read I was hopeful that the food would be delicious unfortunately we were disappointed. The calamari was greasy, the seared tuna had a strange pungent sauce and the forbidden rice it was served with was completely unseasoned. The coconut soup was very average, as was the green curry.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 8, 2017

We booked the Loews Royal Pacific Islands Dining room for our trip character breakfast and we we agreed that this was definitely the best that we had experienced by far. The food was outstanding and the staff was even better. Both the wait staff and the character staff were friendly and funny going well beyond expectations. This was at a significantly better price compared our previously experiences in large parks. We will be back. It was great. At we would consider staying at the resort next time simply based on this experience. Our only disappointment was that this is the last day of the trip and we can't go again.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 4, 2017

The food was really good and the service was excellent. The line for the wok experience was a bit long, but the appetizers were great. Best part, other than the service(Yasir was great), was the surprise when we tried the dinners rolls and realized they were Hawaiian rolls.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The New Year's Eve dinner organized by the Loews Royal Pacific Resort is a dinner that will stay in our memory for its awfulness!!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We ate at the Islands dining room our first night at our hotel Lowe's Royal Pacific and our meal was fantastic. We went back for new years the following night and were seriously disappointed. Our dinner for 2 adults and 2 children came to just under $300 (that's before any alcohol) and then was subject to numerous taxes and gratuities so it came to a total of $360. The food was buffet and luke warm, not good at all. I would have much preferred the menu from the night before. The one thing that was consistently excellent both nights was our server John. He went above and beyond, gave great service both nights and great advice on the menu and wines at our first meal. We will never go back for a new years eve at Lowe's Royal Pacific Resort. If we are there again over new years we will do something else.

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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We booked a table for New Year's Eve months in advance, thinking this would be an a la carte experience (as it stated on the homepage). Much to our surprise, a buffet was served, at 85$ per person. Furthermore, different noice making devices were handed out to kids, which made the sound pollution severe. The food in the buffet was not worth the extortionate price.

Needless to say, we are very disappointed with this experience.

Our waiter was very nice and apologetic for the noice.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We booked in for new years eve events which was also my birthday. we enjoyed a fabulous meal with plenty of choice . We also had visits from some of universals characters (Scrooby and shaggy & Mr and Mrs woody woodpecker) which added to the fun of the evening. My husband had also arranged a birthday cake for me which was amazing. The staff we're welcoming and friendly a wonderful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2016

The Christmas buffet was amazing. The only downfall on the buffet was that the seafood was over ice and the crab was very icy as in every time you took a bite you also got chunks of ice in your by as well. Other than that it was amazing and having the characters there was awesome as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic
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