There are currently two restaurants in Aulani. They are “Makahiki” and “Ama ama”. Disney occasionally change the rules regarding restaurant reservation but as of April 2023, reservation period depend on whether you have a resort reservation (stay) or not.
If you have a resort reservation, you can make a dining reservation 30 days in advance. If you do not have a resort reservation, you can make a dining reservation from only 15 days in advance.
Both restaurants are very popular and somewhat difficult to book. Makahiki’s breakfast is especially popular, possibly due to the fact that breakfast is more affordable than dinner. I personally think pictures come out great during the day.
In addition, during busy seasons such as Christmas, there may be additional restrictions such as not being able to use the restaurant at all if you do not have an resort reservation.
Aulani restaurant reservation:
If you have a reservation, you can log in and access the reservation calendar 30 days in advance. Reservations can also be made by phone.