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“Family style fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ohana

Ohana
Ranked #120 of 3,745 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 'Ohana restaurant in Disney's Polynesian Resort offers a Character Dining breakfast and a Polynesian-inspired dinner menu. Both meals are served family-style—quite fitting since 'ohana means family in the Hawaiian language.Character Dining at BreakfastJoin Lilo and Stitch for 'Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast! Feel like you're a part of their intergalactic 'ohana when you join them for an American breakfast influenced by the exotic tastes of the Polynesian islands. Menu selections include scrambled eggs, Island-style fried potatoes, Hawaiian pork sausages, smoked bacon and a variety of fresh fruits and breads.Family-Style Polynesian DinnerWhen the doors open for dinner, the bellow of conch shells welcome you to 'Ohana. Adding to the island ambiance are tikis, storytellers and coconut races, in which children sweep coconuts with brooms across the hardwood floor down the center of the restaurant. The family fun continues as everyone is encouraged to play with hula hoops and dance to island music.The 'Ohana servers add to the festive atmosphere, as they dash between tikis and tropical greenery to bring plates of Polynesian specialties to your table. Choose from skewers roasted over an expansive 18-foot oak fire pit, and side dishes include stir-fried vegetables, fried dumplings, lo mein noodles and a salad starter.
Hemet, California
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384 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Family style fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

We loved the Hawaiian atmosphere. Service was all you can eat family style with delicious skewer's of grilled shrimp, beef filet, pork, and chicken. The only desert was a large bread pudding served family style. I don't normally like bread pudding but this was out of sight - very light almost like french toast. By the way we could have had a second but every one was full.

Visited May 2013
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Portland, Maine
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“If you like meat on a stick, this is your paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

I read up far in advance on restaurants prior to traveling as we have a family member who needs to eat gluten free. We like Disney in general because they make eating GF very safe -- they understand what cross contamination means (and for that matter, how it could ruin a vacation). We'd never tried O'Hana, and at first I was concerned about the family style serving, but I needn't have been. As usual, when we arrived a chef met with us personally and informed us they would be bringing separate foods for my daughter, etc and each time a server came to the table with her food, they very clearly identified that it was safe for her to eat.
For seating, I was happy that we were a bit away from the center of the action. There was a Hawaiian ukelele player who was getting the kids going with a dance, and I was happy not to be right where she was. She wasn't out of tune; I just don't have a soft spot for ukeleles.
The volume of food is ridiculous. Pay attention to what they say they'll be bringing you, because if you tuck in to excess on the bread, dumplings and chicken wing appetizers like I did, you won't have room for the steak...or the pork...or the chicken...or the shrimp. It just kept coming! I liked the salad, though dressing was a bit sweet for my taste, and the bananas foster-ish dessert was great but there was no more room for it to fit! Will do this again, but not fill up on the appetizers next time.

Visited April 2013
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Quebec City, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Too much expectation:(”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

On our third trip to Disney we were so excited to have finally been able to reserve a dinner at Ohana...but unfortunately it was not at all what we expected : first our waiter did not look clean at all , he was wearing an old dirty looking faded orange pant :(
We felt like it was a serve fast, eat fast and certainly leave fast kind of experience...The food by itself was ok for the most part , but the beef and pork was awful , all the four of us did not touch those items!!! We had bread without butter, no coffee was offer, they took the un finish salad without asking and our waiter was cleaning our table even before we even consider leaving (SO RUDE!!!)
With all the amazing restaurants Disney has to offer, we will never return ... The entertainment did nothing for us either!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Macomb, Michigan
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Character Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

This restaurant inside Disney's Polynesian Resort definitely pulls out all the stops.
The fare is served family style with no-one left wanting. my brother after everyone had their fill asked Charlotte our cast member for a Banana and before you know it a banana on a spotless white dish, now my brother has eaten a many banana in his 45 years, yet he stated to me after breakfast that that was the best most flavorful banana he had ever eaten in these United States.
during our meal characters LILO & STICH had visited every table, unfortunatly they were pulled away just before visiting our table so they could lead the breakfast parade. we asked Charlotte when they would return? and before you knew it both Lilo & Stich at our table together, (Im told this is a rare treat). I would easly recommend this breakfast to anyone visiting the Magic Kingdom.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kingston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Ohana at the Polynesian Resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

This place is fantastic. Quite possibly the best meal I've ever had on Disney property. The meal starts with salad, followed by dumplings and spring rolls. Next comes 4 different meat dishes. Marinated chicken, steak, pork, and shrimp. The waitstaff will bring as much as you can eat. For dessert they had a banana pineapple bread topped with vanilla ice cream. It was the perfect ending for a wonderful meal. This place fills up quickly, so I highly recommend making reservations as early as possible.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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