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Old 09-30-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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Late Ohana reservations warning

I'm here now and was at ohana last night. Warning: we were seated at 10:00 pm. If you have children and expect entertainment they wrap it up by then. Also, our server was horrible. They brought out the food and he dumped meat on top of my salad completely obscuring it. He brought all meat at once and it was ridiculous. I turned to cut my daughters meat and he came back over and said are you ready for more meat or did you save room for dessert? I told him I hadn't even ate yet! (Duh!) I should have said something but it all felt so awkward, and rushed and like I was inconveniencing him. I'm mad NOW because I didn't complain. We were in and out in 45 minutes, which believe me, was a world record for a Disney restaurant.
I dont think they should seat you if they don't want you to eat.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Wow, 45 minutes is fast for Ohana's meal... we were there for 1 hour and 45 minutes but that was a bit too long for me. What time was your ADR for if you don't mind me asking???
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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I have often wondered about those late reservations. Sorry you had such a bad time. So disappointing.


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Old 09-30-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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True, a dinner at 10 pm should the same as the one at 5 pm, but people are people and it seems like you're just asking for potential trouble by eating that late. The servers have been pushing meat off sticks for more than 5 hours at that point and you can bet they all just want to go home
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:07 AM   #5
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June we had a 920 and it was bad, worst experience in Ohana ever, and we use to go every yr to Ohana since 2005! The experience made us write off Ohana for good!
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #6
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We have a 5:10pm reservation for tomorrow. I'm hoping for a decent experience.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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We had a late reservation last December. The problem wasn't that the meal was rushed but that it's a PITA trying to get back to our resort!! I completely forgot that they had changed the monorail hours and they were closed. There were 3 or 4 families that all needed to get back to POFQ. We were told that our only option was to wait for a bus to DTD. Waited 30 min for that bus, then another 45 for a bus from DTD to POFQ ( ferry had closed for night ). It was horrible. Really wished we would have just called for a cab!
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We had a late reservation last December. The problem wasn't that the meal was rushed but that it's a PITA trying to get back to our resort!! I completely forgot that they had changed the monorail hours and they were closed. There were 3 or 4 families that all needed to get back to POFQ. We were told that our only option was to wait for a bus to DTD. Waited 30 min for that bus, then another 45 for a bus from DTD to POFQ ( ferry had closed for night ). It was horrible. Really wished we would have just called for a cab!
Thanks for pointing this out, I plan on eating relatively late at 'Ohana when we finally go and transport issues hadn't occurred to me.

We'll probably reluctantly take a cab to save on stress.
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I almost always get stuck with a late meal at 'Ohana but I've never had rushed service. I bet I've eaten there 10 times with a reservation 9:30 or later. Hopefully you caught them on a bad night. I agree though that the singer/games is definitely winding down by then.
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True, a dinner at 10 pm should the same as the one at 5 pm, but people are people and it seems like you're just asking for potential trouble by eating that late. The servers have been pushing meat off sticks for more than 5 hours at that point and you can bet they all just want to go home
Yes, but this is not necessarily by choice. I wanted an ADR there, and the earliest available on the day I was hoping for was 945PM. I can't even contemplate eating that much food so late in the evening! I think you are right, however, about people wanting to go home, and perhaps the best solution would be to simply say the lastest ADR you can get at Ohana's is 9PM. No one should be rushed through their meal, and this situation really sucked IMHO.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:56 PM   #11
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June we had a 920 and it was bad, worst experience in Ohana ever, and we use to go every yr to Ohana since 2005! The experience made us write off Ohana for good!
I am surprised you would write it off after a bad experience after eating there 7 years in a row. I guess you must have had several sub par experiences there in the past as well.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #12
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I have eaten at Ohana's at least 4 times. I have had ADRs early and late, the latest was 8pm. I have always found that they always try to drop the food quickly. I always have told the server that I want time between courses and that helps. I think that they are trying to turn the tables quickly because it is so popular.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #13
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True, a dinner at 10 pm should the same as the one at 5 pm, but people are people and it seems like you're just asking for potential trouble by eating that late. The servers have been pushing meat off sticks for more than 5 hours at that point and you can bet they all just want to go home
Then they shouldn't stay open so late. I work 10 hour days and work just as hard at hour 9 as I do at hour 1.

My family has also had an experience at 'Ohana that was so bad we'll never return.

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:07 PM   #14
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June we had a 920 and it was bad, worst experience in Ohana ever, and we use to go every yr to Ohana since 2005! The experience made us write off Ohana for good!
Our ADR wasn't even late. I just don't get the love for this place????

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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So OP had to wait 40 minutes beyond her ADR time to be seated - brings back memories of the horribly long waits I've experienced there in the past and the super crowded area around the entry w/ too few seats for those long waits.
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