Am I the only who who didnt LOVE.....

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  1. princessap

    princessap DIS Veteran

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    Am i the only one who doesnt love Ohana's. we went there for the first time last week and I dont know if we would go back.

    am I alone here?
     
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  3. justakrazymom

    justakrazymom DIS Veteran

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    we went for Breakfast and it isnt on our to do list again.. we may try it for dinner sometime but def not for breakfast.
     
  4. MEK

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    The last time we went (three years ago) I was done with it. It just takes so long to get seated and the pace of the meal is annoying. I really wanted shrimp, but by that time that rolls around you don't even want it anymore. I like the apps better than the actual meat.

    Anyway - definitely not on my must-do list. I'd rather go to Kona.
     
  5. princessap

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    I was super excited to get an ADR there on arrival night and overall I wasnt impressed. next time will have to try 1900 park fare I think
     
  6. princessap

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    Maybe we will do kona next time!
     
  7. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    You're not alone. I can see how this style and quality of food would appeal to many, but it is far from what I am looking for when I go out for dinner.
     
  8. justakrazymom

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    we love 1900 !!!
     
  9. Masonmj84

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    I've been there twice and loved it both times (short wait, great food and service).

    But others, whose reviews I trust (and who appear to have similar tastes), have had negative experiences.

    This leads me to believe the restaurant is inconsistent.

    I'd like to think that one can overcome this inconsistency with an earlier ADR. We had an early ADR both times and I've noticed a majority of the bad reviews come from folks with later ADRs.

    But I've recently read some bad reviews from folks with early ADRs (including from reviewers mentined above).

    So now I'm thinking the inconsistency is just the luck of the draw and I've been fortunate to have been lucky both times.
     
  10. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    I thought it was good for the kids for breakfast, especially as it was the morning we were leaving for a DCL cruise.

    For me, it was just o.k. We ate dinner at Kona Cafe and preferred the food there much more.
     
  11. hawkeyesparks

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    I guess I've eaten about everywhere in WDW and, i have a few that I go to every time, it's as much a part of the traditions of our family as what rides we ride first. And ohanas is where we eat the first day we're at MK. It wouldn't be the same if we skipped it.
     
  12. Pakey

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    I don't enjoy that type of meal for dinner and I find the character breakfast to be one of the most disappointing.
     
  13. jenjersnap

    jenjersnap yadda yadda yadda

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    Oh, yes, a search here will yield lots of negative reviews. Though it is a must do for my family, I admit it has been hit and miss at times. Good service, well-timed food and well-cooked meat are important to a good time there and, usually, they hit only 2 out of 3 of those criteria.
     
  14. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    We didn't care for it either. I got a much coveted ADR for our arrival evening last September. The lobby was a zoo. Angry people yelling at the CM's at the desk, kids running and screaming, and a group clustered around the television yelling at some sporting event. But we figured it was a hot spot so we patiently waited for our table.

    We were seated right along the "racetrack", so we got treated to TWO parades of screaming crying kids and their pushy parents all of which constantly bumped into us.

    The food was terrible. For starters I did not care for the marinade they used on the meats. I don't enjoy sweet with my savory. The bread (coconut? Pineapple??) was mediocre. the broccoli was just...broccoli. The noodles were gummy and cold. The potstsickers were hard and flavorless (and I love potstickers), but these seemed to be the frozen ones from the grocery store. The meats were all rubbery/chewy. And the dessert was bland.

    On the plus side, service was stellar.

    I'm glad we gave it a shot, but it's definitely off our list until some MAJOR changes happen (which won't, given it's current popularity).
     
  15. Brook1099

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    We have eaten there twice, mainly because I love the Bread pudding, but now that I finally made it to Ragland Road and there Gers Bread Pudding is too die for. ( and I love there Entrees) I will not go back to Ohana's.
     
  16. Fratthouse

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    I didn't hate it as much as some of the previous posters did, but it wasn't my favorite - and certainly not worth all the hype behind it. Our res was for around 5:30, we arrived right on time, and still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. The lobby was crowded and there was no place for us to even sit and wait. We had a one-year-old with us, which only added to the chaos.

    When we were finally seated, the food and service were good, but like others have mentioned, they brought out everything practically at once! There was no room to even put all of the food on the table! This wasn't a huge issue for me, because I just casually ate my food at my own pace and didn't allow anything to make me feel rushed, but I kind of don't like feeling like I'm being crowded out of my table!

    To be honest, we enjoyed our meal at Kona much better. It was much more peaceful and relaxing, and the food was better IMO. I know a lot of people love this place, so to each their own. For us, when we dine outside of the parks, we are looking for something peaceful and relaxing to recover from our high energy days of park touring. This probably isn't the place to go for that!
     
  17. NHTikiBeckie

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    It's my favorite!
     
  18. mickeysbestfriend

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    but they were all based on service and not the food. We gave it another shot last fall and had a wonderful waitress and the food was done perfectly. We had a table by the window and a great view of wishes to top it off. I enjoy the apps, meats and deserts. If a meat item is brought to the table and it is not done properly we simply don't eat it and when the waitress comes back ask for what we want (rare, medium, not dryed out etc)

    It's not te resturants fault that there are screaming kids or rude guests at the podium....
     
  19. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    Ummm...the screaming kids are a huge reason why the entire experience was unpleasant. And frankly, when the restaurant hosts races and parades through it then the resulting chaos IS their fault.
     
  20. Grumpy Grandma

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    Over cooked dry meat ... ugh!
     
  21. rluey29

    rluey29 Wish I was in Disney, Hooray, Hooray!!!

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    We loved Ohana and can't wait to go again. Our meat was tender and moist and the service was excellent. One of the best meals we have had on property.
     

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