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Universal Studios Orlando’s New Theme Park Features Island-Inspired Cuisine

Universal Studios Orlando will be making a splash in a couple of months when they introduce their brand new theme park, Volcano Bay, into the Universal Orlando Resort on May 25th. This water theme park will be tremendous, and so will all of the awesome food that’s going to keep park goers full and happy.

The food is all inspired by dishes and flavors from the South Pacific, and encompasses over 60 menu items across four different dining locations: Kohola Reef Restaurant & Social Club, Whakwaiwai Eats, Bambu, and Feasting Frog. Here’s some of the most exciting food you can find at each of those locations.

Kohola Reef Restaurant & Social Club

One of the most exciting items exclusive to this restaurant is a Mango BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. Based on Hawaiian flavors, it’s served with caramelized pineapple and fresh mango slaw inside of a King’s Hawaiian Roll.

Other awesome food you can only find in Kohola Reef includes sushi hand rolls like the iconic California roll and a Guava Tapioca Pudding.

Whakwaiwai Eats

Whakwaiwai will be featuring an exclusive Island BBQ Chicken Pizza, which utilizes mango barbeque sauce, red onions, diced chicken, and Gouda on a fresh sheet of pizza dough. A Hawaiian pizza will also be available at both Whakwaiwai and Kohola Reef.

Whakwaiwai will also have a vegan Tropical Baby Greens garden salad and an Island Chicken Salad with a creamy coconut dressing on deck.


Bambu’s headliner is the Quinoa Edamame burger, which is also available at Kohola Reef. This veggie sandwich is topped with shiitake mushrooms and sriracha mayo and served with fries and mango slaw.

Bambu will also have the Island Chicken salad from Whakwaiwai available for purchase.

Feasting Frog

The Feasting Frog will feature a Taco Sampler of three different signature tacos, including a steak and a shrimp taco. Plantain chips and salsa will accompany this trio of tasty tacos.

Guests will also be able to find an exclusive Ahi Tuna Poke Poke Bowl at the Frog. The poke is tossed in a honey soy vinaigrette and served with plantain chips.


All images courtesy of Universal Orlando.