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'Ohana Dinner Review - 7/13/06

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by nybound, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. nybound

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    The dining reviews continue with our dinner at 'Ohana on July 13th. We chose 'Ohana based on a wonderful time last year (and the fact that it is quite kid friendly).

    We arrived about five minutes before our 6:00 pm ADR. We waited about 10 minutes for a table mostly because there was a wedding party ahead of us that was taking some time to get situated.

    Once we sat down, we quickly got our beverages and the food started coming! As been noticed elsewhere, there have been several chances to the appetizers in the past year. Noticeably, the wontons and fried rice are gone and replaced by wonton chips and scalloped potatoes. None of us missed a beat with these changes. The fried wonton chips were a big hit with the kids.

    In addition, the first course contained barbeque chicken wings, mixed vegtables, and salad. None of this is what I would consider "to die for" items, but that didn't keep us from gobbling it up. I'm a big fan of the salad with the honey lime dressing. DW liked the chicken wings, and the kids kept eating the wonton chips. I can't comment on the scalloped pototoes, they kind of sat there neglected (DW and I don't eat potatoes, and the kids only eat potatoes that are fried).

    Soon after, the shrimp arrived in a bowl (as opposed to skewers in the past). At this point, the rest of the food was ignored and the DW and I plowed into the shrimp. We are big shrimp eaters, and we were not disappointed by the taste or number of shrimp.

    Next up, and probably a little too soon, came the skewers of meat. The choices were beef, turkey, sausage, and pork. Along with these, there are three dipping sauces (which also work well with the wonton chips): a peanut sauce (my personal favorite), chimichurri sauce, and harissa sauce. The last two I would describe as a barbeque sauce and a soy-like sauce. I tended to stick with the peanut sauce. I wouldn't say any of the meats were outstanding, but they were still good. I tended to stick with beef and pork.

    During all of this, the kids went up and took part in a few activities around the restaurant.

    Finally, once we had stuffed ourselves (which given the frequency of the food was about 20 minutes), the bread pudding arrived. I have to say that I really like this! The bread is similar to what I call easter bread (or challah for those that know what that is). On top is vanilla ice cream. And, on the side is a bananas foster sauce. Even though we were all stuffed, we managed to finish this (okay, I managed to finish it).

    In summary, we had another good time at 'Ohana's. The only troubling aspects were that the food came out too quickly for us, and that there was way too much of it. For a family of four, we left a good portion of the food on the table (and some things were barely touched). We felt we were wasting food.

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    Salad with the honey-lime dressing.
     
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    The fried wonton chips.
     
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    The dipping sauces (trying to look like a hidden mickey). The peanut sauce is the bottom one. The chimichurri sauce and harissa sauce are the other two. Sorry, I forget which one is which.
     
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    Barbeque chicken wings.
     
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    The shrimp before they disappeared. There is more in that bowl that it looks in the picture.
     
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    The mixed vegetables and scalloped potatoes. The poor potatoes sat there for the entire meal.
     
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    The fire pit. The meat looks more appetizing this way that it does on my plate.
     
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    DD7 and DD4 enjoying themselves (or at least staying out of trouble for a few moments).
     
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    Finally, the bread pudding. Wow, did I like this.

    I'll be making this at home.
     
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    Hhmmmm Hmmmmm that looks yummy. I can't wait until october, we have reservations at O'hanas...Thanks for the great review and great pics.. Now I am hungry.. :bitelip:
     
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    I have to admit that I have narrowed my TS restaurants to 8 and I need 6 so I am a little on the fence about this restaurants especially with a vegetarian DW and two picky children. This review helps.
     
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    Really enjoyed the review and pictures. Glad you enjoyed your dinner.
     
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    Group of 10ppl going in November, none of us have ever eaten at Ohana's before, I am really looking forward to it !!

    YUMMY YUMMY FOR MY TUMMY !! :teeth: ::yes::
     
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    Enjoyed reading your review ~ Thanx for sharing.
     
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    Thanks for the great review and pictures, can't wait to eat there in December :)
     
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    I could really go for one or 2 of those bread pudding dishes right now... :crazy:
     
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    Great review and pictures, thanks for taking the time to post. Your DD's are adorable, BTW. :goodvibes
     
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    Thanks for the review--adding 'Ohana to our dining list!!!
     
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    Great detailed review and awesome pictures. Thanks! The shrimp looks delicious!
     

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