First Look at the Island-Inspired Foods of Universal’s Volcano Bay and Restaurant Information

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Universal Orlando is giving us a sneak peak at the more than 60 unique island-inspired dishes we’ll find at their new water park, Volcano Bay, opening May 25, 2017! We’re also getting our first details on the four restaurants and two bars of Volcano Bay. No matter where you are in the park, you’ll never be too far away from your next meal, snack, or exotic drink!

Many of the dishes are inspired by the South Pacific and will include interesting choices like slowly-smoked, glazed Hawaiian Ribs with boniato mash and sweet plantains, and coconut curry chicken made with braised chicken, green coconut curry sauce, white rice, sweet coconut and fresh cilantro. But don’t worry, they’ll be plenty of traditional theme park fare as well, like Chicken Fingers, Hamburgers and Pizza. For dessert, try a decadent Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

Check out all the details and food photos from the four restaurants and two bars of Volcano Bay below, as well as the video showing off just eight of the more than 60 dishes coming soon to Universal’s new water park! And stay tuned for more theme park news coming soon.

Volcano Bay Restaurants

Kohola Reef Restaurant & Social Club

Wave Village – Near the Krakatau Volcano

This will be the main dining location for Volcano Bay, located at the base of the volcano, Krakatau. Here you’ll find entrees like Hawaiian Slow-smoked Ribs served with Boniato Mash and Sweet Plantains, Smoked Tamarind Glazed Chicken with with Coconut Rice and Sweet Plantains, and the Pulled Pork Sandwich topped with Caramelized Pineapple and Mango Slaw on a Toasted King’s Hawaiian Roll.

There will also be an assortment of specialty burgers and sandwiches like the Belly Burger, Szechuan-glazed Pork Belly and Caramelized Onions Topped with Fresh Cucumber Basil Slaw, Lettuce, and Tomato. This location will also feature many of the grab and go options you’ll find at the other counter-service locations including salads, wraps, snacks, and even sushi packs. You can check out the full menu for this restaurant here.

Pulled Pork Sandwich, topped with Caramelized Pineapple and Mango Slaw on a Toasted King’s Hawaiian Roll

Kohola Chicken Sandwich

Island Appetizer Sampler

Sushi Packs: California Roll & Veggie Roll

Guava Tapioca Pudding

Whakawaiwai Eats

River Village

Savor Island BBQ Chicken Pizza, Tropical Baby Greens salad, Hawaiian Pizza and more brilliantly delicious temptations alongside the sparkling river. Treat yourself to delicious temptations sure dazzle your palate any time of day. See the full menu here.

Hawaiian Pizza and Island BBQ Chicken Pizza from Whakawaiwa Eats

Island Chicken Salad

Cobb Salad


Rainforest Village

Exquisitely crafted by island builders, this cool, shaded hideaway made of elegant stalks of bamboo offers a mouthwatering selection of quick and easy eats. Choose from imaginative island fare such as the Reka Burger, Pretzel Dog or the Tropical Fruit Salad. Full menu here.

Quinoa Edamame Burger, topped with Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms, Lettuce, Tomato, and Sriracha Mayo

The Feasting Frog

Rainforest Village

Inviting patio seating surrounds this vibrant and quirky structure shaped like a tropical frog. Here you’ll find refreshing drinks and satisfying snacks like the Poke Poke Bowl, Taco Sampler, or Plantain Chips & Guacamole. See the complete menu here.

Taco Sampler: Pulled Chicken Mole, Carne Asada Skirt Steak, and Chipotle Firecracker Shrimp

Poke Poke Bowl, Ahi Tuna in Soy Honey Viniagrette

Taco Sampler, with 3 Signature Tacos

Volcano Bay Bars

Kunuku Boat Bar

Wave Village

Refreshing frozen drinks, specialty cocktails, fountain sodas and draft beers are just some of the thirst-quenchers on offer at this permanently beached outrigger canoe. Flying the sails of a Chinese junk rig, this landlocked bar is named for the mythical fish that guided the Waturi islanders to Volcano Bay.

Dancing Dragons Boat Bar

Rainforest Village

Relax in the shade of this cool canteen shaped like an ancient outrigger canoe. With the colorfully repainted sails of a Chinese junk ship, it’s a delightful place to unwind with tropical cocktails and frozen drinks while digging your toes into the sand.


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