Dining at Aulani – Off the Hook

by | Mar 15, 2021

Disney’s Aulani Resort has no shortage of things to see, do, and eat. The resort is positively packed with pools and restaurants. As you and your family play and relax by the pool, you might find yourselves a bit hungry. That’s where the resort’s poolside dining comes in.
Off the Hook is one of several dining locations set around the resort’s pools. In addition to its full service restaurant and bar, Off the Hook serves the same menu anywhere within the pool area. Even those lounging off to the side with an excellent view of the Pacific Ocean can partake! The This is a super advantage if your family of fish-children refuse to leave the water for anything more than a trip back up the water slide.

If you find that time to step away from the pool, you can enjoy the shade “inside” Off the Hook’s seating area. There are plenty of tables with large umbrellas to adjust your optimal sun level. If the weather is a bit more rainy, you can sit inside the bar area which is fully covered. Two large TVs show sports or Disney+ programming, but you will likely spend more of your time looking around.
The bar area is another amazing environment of wood, stone, and natural textures. The roof is made of thick thatch with soaring beams. Ambient lighting emanates from interesting globes hanging within. The bar is made of live edge wood and the entire hut is decorated with fishing tools. Off the Hook is another excellent example of the detailed theming you can find everywhere within Aulani!

Off the Hook’s menu consists of a variety of foods you would expect at a poolside bar and others you would not. High quality burgers are popular choices, but so are giant salads. Top any salad with chicken, shrimp, or the catch of the day and you have a meal you will likely need to share. Several flatbreads offer traditional cheese and pepperoni, succulent pulled pork, or savory arugula and mushrooms.
If you do not want the full meal experience, pick one of the restaurant’s appetizers and make sure you have somebody to share with! Onion rings are fried in a salty batter with a bit of kick. If you want to push the envelope with some island food, try the poke nachos. Aulani’s chefs pile wonton chips high and drizzle soy sauce and garlic aioli all over. Chunks of avocado and sushi-grade ahi tuna pump up the dish with some serious protein. Kids have plenty to choose from as well with burgers, hot dogs, and chicken tenders.
Fans of tropical drinks in general and Trader Sam’s drinks in particular will love the selection at Off the Hook. All of your favorite rum concoctions are here, but with some different names. Also missing are the elaborate tiki mugs, but you don’t need those all the time, do you? Start sipping your Island Breeze, close your eyes, and listen to the wind blowing through the palm trees. Soon enough, it won’t matter that the drink isn’t called the Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum here. Trust me.
The full bar can offer pretty much anything else you want too. Domestic beers and a small wine selection ensure everybody has something to enjoy. Take a step outside the norm and try one of the several local beers, though! Some come from Oahu breweries like Honolulu Beerworks and Aloha Beer Company.
Whether you enjoy these treats poolside or at the restaurant, you are sure to have a great time. Off the Hook opens up for early lunch and currently stays open until the late evening. Plenty of time to stop in, relax, and have a snack or a full meal. Whatever you want!
If your family is ready to make the trek to Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii, there is no better time than the present! Call one of our planners today and get the lowdown on the island destination. We will plan the exciting island getaway your family deserves. Our planners are great at finding discounts for your trip as well. Reach out to us using the links below or give us a call at 1-800-OUR-EARS today!

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