Avu Avu is a new tropical Polynesian themed restaurant for the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, located near Downtown Disney. It replaces The Outback restaurant which had been a staple here long before that other Outback started in Tampa.
The restaurant serves up a all you can eat rodizio style concept which entails a prix fixe menu where servers bring forth various cuts of meat, rotating around your table with skewers, until you are full.
The space has been there for over 25 years and has started to show some signs of aging, and would probably do well with some major upgrades and renovations.
The menu starts with tasty appetizers, like the tropical chips with lotus root and an edamame dip and the Monsoon Platter of Pot Stickers and Guava Chai Rib Bites. The platter comes with special dipping Sauces including Mango Chili Lime, Sesame Soy Caramel (similar to a peanut sauce),and Spicy Soy.
Flame-grilled meat skewers, including Root Bear BBQ pork, Kalbi Marinated Sirloin and Coffee Colada Chicken, make their way around . The feast ends with a Caramelized Pineapple Coconut Milk Cake for dessert.
Overall, my favorites of the meal included the guava chai beef short rib bites and the kalbi marinated sirloin!
Below is the full menu with prices:
experience the legend of avu-avu
with an all-you-can-eat tropical island dinner.
Adults $29.95 • Kids $13.95
Edamame Dip and Tropical Chips
Chicken Pot Sticker & Guava Chai Rib Bites
Dipping Sauces, Mango Chili Lime, Sesame Soy Caramel, Spicy Soy
Tossed Greens, Shredded Carrot & Cabbage
Rice Crackers, Toasted Coconut, Carrot Ginger Vinaigrette
Stir Fried Udon Noodles and Lemon Garlic Broccoli
Flame Grilled skeWers
Coffee Colada Chicken Breast
Root Beer Barbequed Pork
Citrus Ginger Shrimp
Kalbi Marinated Sirloin
Caramelized Pineapple Coconut Milk Cake