Ohana means family

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by PrincessINTraining, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. PrincessINTraining

    PrincessINTraining Earning My Ears

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    At the Polynessian Hotel there is a restaurant called O'hana. It was the bets food I had my entire trip by far. The meal is all you can eat and about $30 so you have to come with an appetite. You start off with a loaf of pineapple bread that is to die for! Appetizers include broccoli, fried dumplings, lo mein noodles, chicken wings and a salad. The salad was a little dry for my taste but the rest of the food was phenomenal. It might sound like a weird mix of items but it goes together perfectly. The main dish is all you can eat grilled shrimp, turkey, pork and steak. They bring it out on giant skewers and go around the table and you can take as many as you need at a time. You can even ask them to cook the steak to your liking. The waiters are completely complimentary to your needs, especially with dietary needs. They call everyone "cuz" and make it a total family setting. Throughout the dinner there are shows by a Hawaiian performer who really gets everyone involved and excited, especially children. If you go at the right time at night, you can see the Magic Kingdom fireworks outside the windows surrounding the tables. It was just the best experience, with the best food and kicked my trip off right. I would suggest this for anyone with a big appetite who loves food, entertainment and a truly Disney experience! :lovestruc
     
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  3. KarBear

    KarBear DIS Veteran

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    We loved it too!
     
  4. Lesleyluvsdisney

    Lesleyluvsdisney DIS Veteran

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    I would love to go for dinner, we went for breakfast 2 years ago, however, Im a vegetarian and wonder if they would be able to offer alternatives for dinner??
     
  5. vettegirl

    vettegirl Dole Whip Queen

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    Ohana is my favorite restaurant at DW hands down.
     
  6. BABYJOSIE98

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    We always kick our trip off with dinner at Ohana our first night...:goodvibes

    We are going back in October and bringing newbies...I can not wait too take them too Ohana and I am trying too coordinate it with the Fireworks from MK.:cloud9:

    The only down side is I eat way too much and just roll out of there and crash when I get back too the resort..:rotfl2: Oh well we are on vacation!!:rotfl:


    Lots of walking planned at F&W the next day.

    Glad you enjoyed it..It is my favorite of all at WDW.
     
  7. Greta

    Greta Longing for Disney

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    Can't wait to try Ohana for dinner, we will be there in September! Now crossing my fingers for free dining :)
     
  8. MyVirtueAidan

    MyVirtueAidan Mouseketeer

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    We'll be having dinner at Ohana also in May... I've heard great things about it! We have a 7:05 ADR but Im gonna ask to wait for a table by a window so we can catch wishes... Hopefully everything goes well!
     
  9. disneyfav4ever

    disneyfav4ever No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep

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    I know I've seen reviews for special vegan and vegetarian items they've made up, let me see if I can find any.

    ETA : This is the vegan one http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33366563&postcount=4 It looks really good to me, almost makes me want to be a vegetarian.
     
  10. dizney4us

    dizney4us Mouseketeer

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    My DH and i are thinking of trying Ohana's for the first time in October. Can you tell me if we would have to sit with others.... or can we have a table for the 2 of us? Not sure what family style means in this case. Thanks!!:thumbsup2
     
  11. rcallbeck

    rcallbeck Earning My Ears

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    You get a table to yourself.. family style means they bring all the dishes to the table, instead of each person ordering their own individual dish.

    Ohanas (and Hoop-Dee-Doo) are the two places we've been to every trip to WDW we've made, and this tradition will definitely continue.. We love it!!!

    And you can't beat the Lap Lapu, nor the shrimp... and the banana foster bread pudding at the end is legendary!!:love:
     
  12. bluejasmine

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    Its a must do every trip for our family! and Poly is so beautiful!
     
  13. WAHMto5

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    One of our favorites as well. Both breakfast and dinner;)
     
  14. nazym86

    nazym86 Earning My Ears

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    Trying to book a dinner here for our trip in 2 weeks and nothing is available. Any suggestions?? Tips? Is it better to call the reservations line? Should I try when we get down there?? :confused3
     
  15. BABYJOSIE98

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    I tried too get something around 8pm for our October trip calling 180 days out and all that was available was an 8:50!!!:eek: Already almost booked up can you believe it....

    So I went on line and I had more choices...an 8:15 pm showed up so I grabbed it....:thumbsup2


    So I would check both ways...Ya never know...Good luck!
     

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