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Old 11-10-2012, 11:10 AM   #31
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I've been several times and always enjoyed it. But the last time (Jan) was the first time the services has been bad. We waited a long time to get everything. Very odd.
I would go again, but if the same thing happened again I would put it low on my list and wait to hear if things improve.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #32
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I hate to hear the bad reviews. Ohana is the one restaurant our family must eat at each trip. I'm not even a big meat eater. Something about the service, food, atmosphere, view, etc. combine has alway made it our favorite Disney dining experience. I remember taking my 83 year old grandmother about 12 years ago. She complained that we were leaving the park to go and eat. I was afraid she would have a stroke if she found out how much it cost. We were seated as the sun was setting and the castle was lighting up. You would have thought she had died and gone to heaven. She loved every bit of it and received as much attention as my three year old. I didn't think we would get her it of there! She kept asking me how much it cost and I kept avoiding the subject. On the way out, she stopped a waiter and asked him, and to my surprise, she told him that was the best deal she'd ever heard of. she still talks about it at 95!

We'll be there for Easter this year and the kids stood around my computer at the crack of dawn to see if we could get our ADR's! One bad experience here probably wouldn't turn us off, it holds years and years worth of memories for us, and even if we only had one day to visit, it would include dinner at Ohanas!

My least favorite place is Chef Mickey's, though people love it. I can't stand the place, but we'll be there this spring as well because it's my nieces first trip and I happen to know SHE will be delighted! I'll keep my opinions to my self and smile and pretend to enjoy!
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:12 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by goofyintoronto View Post
What food was served to you??? This is what you should have recieved:
scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, bread, fruit, mickey waffles, juice, coffee, etc. I believe thats it? Is that what you got?
I don't recall getting any sausage or mickey waffles I also recall it being small portions for the food we did get. By no means are we big eaters, but there are four of us and there was barely enough for all of us. Can't say anything about our waiter being attentive either.

I really hate to sound so negative. We are not negative people and we love all things Disney and are big fans of Disney restaurants and their food. I do notice all the rave reviews so I'm sure we just had bad luck
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by discookiemonsta

I don't recall getting any sausage or mickey waffles I also recall it being small portions for the food we did get. By no means are we big eaters, but there are four of us and there was barely enough for all of us. Can't say anything about our waiter being attentive either.

I really hate to sound so negative. We are not negative people and we love all things Disney and are big fans of Disney restaurants and their food. I do notice all the rave reviews so I'm sure we just had bad luck
oh wow that's awful. sounds like you were ripped off. not a very good server. i would complain to Disney. maybe they can get you a partial refund. same thing happened to me, even thou i complained months after my trip.

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #35
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ohana dinner is a must do fav for us. If I couldn't get an adr, I'd change the entire trip. I am a little nervous about them messing with the menu, as I see they changed the menu at SOA, and the salad went, which I believe is the same one as Ohana. Please did et, dont change the menu.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #36
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Last time i was there a waitress was walking around with a platter of Mickey waffles. I did notice if she ran out and had to get more she did not start back at where she ended so i guess it would have been possible to not get any waffles.
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We had terrible service and my husband was shoved by one of the characters (who never came back to our table either) while we were interacting with another character.

I thought how they seated new groups while customers had been over an hour to see the characters was poorly done as well.

The food was fine. But we won't go back.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by Meriweather View Post
We ate there last Tuesday and there were potstickers and all the usual food.
We love it there. Have been at least 8 times.
This is the first time we had bad service though......it was so slow. It was just our server, maybe new, but it was painful.
We ran into a family from another table and they complained too.

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:24 AM   #39
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No O'hana love here either.

The dessert was incredibly delicious, but other than that, the food was just okay. Certainly not worth the hype: I could take it or leave it -- I we opt to do just that, leave the ADRs for people who really love it.

(The kids entertainment was pretty dismal when we were there. Didn't seem like there were many kids who were into it, so that vibe probably spread to the enjoyment of the food.)
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #41
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Ohana was my fave for years and I still enjoy the food ( when the meat isn't over cooked) but the service has really gone down hill!!

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Old 11-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Meriweather View Post
We ate there last Tuesday and there were potstickers and all the usual food.
Technically they are "Pork Fried Dumplings" which may cause the confusion about potstickers not being on the menu. Kona Cafe has potstickers.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:51 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by GenevieveRaqs View Post
There's a lot of hate for a lot of different restaurants around here. Some of our favorites get slammed frequently. But that's okay! We all have different tastes, and it means it's easier for me to get an ADR.
I wish it was easier to get ressie, but for all the people that say "Ohana is awful, it's still very hard to get the ressies you want We love "Ohana and have been going for years, and our next ressie is Dec 1. We don't experience the terrible wait staff we hear about, nor the dried out meats,etc. that you hear so much about. We always love the food, order our meat medium and never feel rushed
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #44
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Tried it once and won't be back. The dumplings were tough, the meat was dry, and the service was awful. The bread was good though

That said, we've eaten lots of places that get bad reviews and love it. Maya Grill has never been a "fan favorite" but is a must-do for us. Regardless of the reviews, our goal is to try every restaurant at Disney at least once
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #45
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We ate at Ohana three weeks ago today. It had been about 5 years since our last visit to this restaurant. The last time was beyond awful in food and service. We thought we would give it another try. While the food was good the potstickers and wings especially we felt so rushed. Our server was very nice but just talked so fast and brought everything out right on top of the previous dish. We were never asked if we wanted a second serving of anything on a skewer. Then when we finally wanted to leave our bill never came. We had to ask another server to get our server. While not a bad place I think we will pass on this again for awhile.
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