Ohana, The Wave or something else

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by DisneyFirstTimer10, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. DisneyFirstTimer10

    DisneyFirstTimer10 DIS Veteran

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    Help us decide where to eat dinner on our first night in Disney (during our first trip)

    Some facts:

    -On the dining plan
    -Must be in MK or on the monorail
    -2 adults, 2 kids (4yo, 1.5yo)
    -wanting to eat around 5pm or 6pm
    - we have a dinner at Kona scheduled for later in the trip

    Currently we have a reservation at Ohana for May- and availability at other restaurants is pretty good (wave, cali grill, etc) for the time we want....

    where would you recommend? Ohana has been getting mixed reviews, so we want to hear what else is out there!
     
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  3. vettegirl

    vettegirl Dole Whip Queen

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    I would keep the Ohana ressie. I have eaten there twice last year and the service and food were amazing.
     
  4. DisneyFirstTimer10

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    I am leaning towards it for the kids, and plus I kind of like that I was able to get a reservation here :) How long would you say we estimate to be there for? We have a 5:05pm reservation..... how early should we show up to check in?
     
  5. jwfla422

    jwfla422 DIS Veteran/Philly Native

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    O'hana would be good with young children because it's lively and they do the kid's activities. We love the Wave and prefer it to O'Hana but my dd is almost 12 and she doesn't mind the more adult themed atmosphere. If you choose O'hana I would give it at very minimum, an hour. We've always had some kind of wait regardless of our ADR time or day. You can show up earlier but from experience if a restaurant is booked up, you may not sit before your ADR time no matter when you check in. But, since you may be one of the first reservations at 5:05 you may be able to sit pretty quickly.

    I have reviews of both restaurants on my dining website. Feel free to check it out under the resorts section of the website. (Contemporary-The Wave/Polynesian-O'Hana)

    www.disneydiningreviews.com
     
  6. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

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    Well I have read a lot of positive reviews about The Wave, however if it's more for the kids I would keep your ADR at Ohana.
     
  7. DisneyFirstTimer10

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    thank you!

    edited to add:

    JWFLA- I LOVE your review site. :)
     
  8. JennyDrake

    JennyDrake Darkwing Duck's Biggest Fan

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    I'll echo what has been said--if it is mostly for the kids go to Ohana, but expect a wait to be seated.
     
  9. Costino1

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    The Wave is an amazing place! I feel like I am their personal sponsor since I talk so much good stuff about that new place!

    However, Ohana is great too! Fun for kids as well! Yes, they do have kiddie options since I doubt the kids will want the fire-grilled foods that they offer.

    Just a warning.....you will eat WAYYYY too much guaranteed and will not want to walk around the parks after!!!
     
  10. Thenickman

    Thenickman Earning My Ears

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    the wave is a very contemperary and has very new wave vibe. ohana would have to be my choice. it is histarically fun for the kids and has a very family vibe. I would choose ohana:goodvibes
     

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