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    • Junebug21981

      Registered: August 2009
      Location: St. Joseph, IL
      Posts: 32
      Review Date: Sun August 9, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Best Meal, Service, Atmosphere
      Cons: Be Patient for food

      My DH and I LOVE this place. It was better than I remembered from the last time we were here in 2012. The salad and bread are good, but don't fill up on this because better items will come out next. The appetizer of wings and dumplings were amazing, we asked for 2nd's and the waiter brought out double the amount. YEAH!!!! Then noodles and veggies came out with the meat. The noodles are great and then he brought out steak, chicken and shrimp. I loved the shrimp and couldn't get enough!!!! My DH loves the banana bread pudding that comes out for dessert, I just ate the vanilla ice cream and sauce that came with it since bread pudding isn't my thing. Great meal and we will do this every time we come!!!!
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      Registered: June 2015
      Posts: 3
      Review Date: Wed June 24, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food
      Cons: Service was slow

      I'd have given this a 10 but for the service. It took us 2 hours to eat here, after we were seated. I think the waitress thought we wanted to stay for fireworks, but we were seated in the middle of the room, plus it was our first night there and we wanted to get to the park the next morning well rested. Also, I had requested the vegetarian meal. When we got to the podium, the host asked if there was an allergy, but I said I was just a vegetarian but that I ate seafood. It wasn't until our waitress asked me if I wanted some of the meat that I told her - to which she bent over backward to get me a vegetarian meal, even after I told her I was fine with the shrimp. I'm glad she brought me the veggie meal because it was awesome. She brought out hummus and chips which were excellent, and then a veggie and tofu dish that I think was supposed to come with rice but I never got it. It would have been better with the rice but honestly, it was really good without. I had eaten a lot of the noodles and shrimp already anyway. The bread pudding was really good too - much better than the one at Raglan Road that we got the next day. The one thing I would say is to take my waitress' advice and make sure your WAITER knows that you are vegetarian (if you are one!) and not rely on the host to put your meal in.
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      Registered: June 2015
      Posts: 3
      Review Date: Tue June 23, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros):

      Wife and I enjoyed a meal here on 6/17. We were very satisfied with all aspects of the meal we had. Our waiter was very attentive and always kept drinks refilled. Food was brought out at a very nivenevn pace. I enjoyed the wings, pot stickers, and chicken. My wife is a seafood lover and really enjoyed the shrimp. The steak was tender and delicious as well, though it was the least consumed meat at our table. Dessert is banana bread pudding with ice cream, and is not to be missed!
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      Registered: June 2015
      Posts: 2
      Review Date: Sun June 14, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros):

      My families favorite restaurant! We just returned from our six night stay at The Polynesian. Service was good, food was amazing. We love the salad, wontons and especially the noodles. The chicken was prepared perfectly! Steak and shrimp were great. I have four big eaters who just love this restaurant. We ate here twice during our stay. Our reservations were 5:15 and 6:55. Both nights we were seated within ten minutes of these times. We did use the meal plan.
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      Registered: November 2014
      Posts: 9
      Review Date: Thu May 14, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food
      Cons: Service

      our reservation was for 9:45 p.m. We had no idea we'd get to enjoy the fireworks over the castle while there, so that was a very nice bonus.

      Food for the most part was delicious, but our server did tend to drag and forget to refill drinks.. and forgot about shrimp skewers altogether. We had to wave her down for them and then she only came by once with it. The Chicken and Steak were plentiful.

      Loved the salad and potstickers!

      Will try again in the future.
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      Registered: June 2011
      Location: S.E. Wisconsin
      Posts: 7
      Review Date: Sun May 10, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Excellent Food and Service
      Cons: None

      We have eaten here in our last four trips and every time we walk out knowing we're not going on any more rides that day. We eat way more than we should.
      All the food courses were very good, from the salad to the bread pudding.
      The meats are cooked over an open fire which gives them a great taste and the sauces they use add to the flavor.
      The service was great. We never had to wait for meat skewers or drink refills.
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      Registered: April 2015
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Fri April 24, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 5 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): service
      Cons: food

      Have been coming to Disney Orlando for over twenty years and dining at Ohanas every time, sometimes twice per visit. Always enjoyed the service and the food, until our last visit in April 2015. The service was excellent as usual but the food suffered in quality. They now serve the dark meat of the chicken on the skewer rather than the thick white meat, which was the best. Also, noticed the shrimp on the skewer as being a bit smaller. We asked the manager, as the skewered chicken was stringy and chewy, and were told that Disney changed the chicken to dark meat as it was better "quality". We almost fell out of our chairs laughing as having been in the restaurant business for several decades, we know that the white meat is the better quality and more expensive but the manager stuck by that story. We were very disappointed in the quality of the food and unfortunately scratch Ohanas from our must do dining experience in the future. It seems that Disney is cutting back on its food quality as on our recent visits over the past two years, we have noticed a slip in the quality of food during our dining experiences. I would rather Disney raise the prices than drop the food quality.
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      Registered: October 2012
      Location: Southeastern Mass
      Posts: 10
      Review Date: Sat April 11, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food, view, service
      Cons: wait, hula instructer

      Finally got an ADR at Ohana after trying for 3 consecutive trips. man this place books up fast. Had to take a 9:30pm reservation so my group was STARVED. We checked in at 9:25 and were not seated until 10:20! almost an hour long wait and 50 minutes after ADR. My poor mother was falling asleep in the lounge while we waited. We were finally seated and we got a corner spot at the window. Full view of the castle. Spectacular! The food was served quickly and our server was very sweet. He knew we'd been waiting and made sure we didn't wait any longer than necessary for food. I loved the noodles and wings, while the grilled stuff was also good, it all had the same seasoning so it was a little one note. The dessert though, I was so stuffed from dinner, I still forced myself to eat 2 servings of the dessert, it was sooo good. Will go everytime, regardless of wait.
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      Registered: May 2010
      Posts: 20
      Review Date: Thu March 19, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 5 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Brought food for 2 yr old, View of MVMCP Fireworks
      Cons: Wait and Service

      So in 2012 my mom and I finally ate here and could do nothing but Rave about it and the food. In Dec 2014 we did a 1st time trip with my 2 yr old Nephew, Sister-in-law and Grandpa. It was not nearly as great as before. We had ADR's which unfortunately were already a little late at 8pm with a 2 yr old anyway. Nearly 30 minutes later we were seated. Our server was nearly nonexistent and often we wondered if she forgot us. There was a couple servers around our table that was always coming and going, very prompt with food delivery. Our server was kind enough to take an order for my 2 yr old nephew for which we weren't charged. The food was still fairly good but the lettuce wraps were nothing to write home about and even though there were 4 adults the plate brought out only had 2 lettuce wraps. Odd but no one wanted seconds and being family we cut in half and shared. The meats were flavorful but again the service was so slow. Often 20 minutes would go by before a course or family platter came. We were lucky enough to have a table near the window facing Magic Kingdom and did get to enjoy the Water Parade and Fireworks from a Christmas Party night. However, even when we finished our meal. Some of which was later brought by other servers walking by noticing clean empty plates we waited nearly another 30 minutes for our bill. We had the dining plan to it didn't seem it should be that hard. By the time we left it was just after 11. Really from arrival to departure 3 hours? It took me less time to fly from Michigan to Florida. Needless to say the 2 year old had reached his limit and not the most magical way to start a vacation. If you've never been I would say still give it a try as I loved our first visit and it's possible had we had a different server it would've been better. But if I'll go again on our next visit. I'm just not sure.
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      Registered: February 2012
      Location: Pennsylvania
      Posts: 25
      Review Date: Mon February 16, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great food, great service
      Cons: None

      My family and I visited Ohana for supper on 2/3/15. Our reservations were for 5:30 and they seated us promptly. Our server explained that it was a family style restaurant and he would keep bringing out food until we were stuffed. He wasn't kidding.

      The first course was wings in a sticky sweet sauce and potstickers. Both were tasty. We also tried the lettuce wraps which were a nice addition to the meal. Next our server brought out Asian noodles and grilled vegetables. The vegetables were excellent. Chunks of pork on skewers were brought to the table. I'm not a big fan of pork, but I have to say it was delicious. Next came skewers of steak, then shrimp. Our server kept returning to refill our drinks and check to see if we needed more food. Then he told us to save room for dessert. I was going to decline dessert until I saw one carried past my table. It was bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and a caramel/banana sauce. WOW!! Had to try it and it did not disappoint.

      This was my favorite meal of my vacation. I will definitely be returning on my next trip to Disney World.
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      Registered: January 2007
      Posts: 41
      Review Date: Sat February 14, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 6 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Tons of food
      Cons: No more turkey or salad

      This was a must-do for us for a long time but not anymore. The service was great but the food quality has significantly declined. First disappointment was the removal of the salad and turkey. The salad was replaced with lettuce wraps which are okay but nothing great. The lo mein and veggies were really good but the wings tasted old and dry. The beef and shrimp were poor quality. They were both really rubbery and lacked flavor. The pork loin was good and the dessert was outstanding. Unfortunately, that's not enough to bring us back. Really bummed to see one of our favorites go downhill!
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      Registered: May 2008
      Location: Neverland
      Posts: 15
      Review Date: Wed February 4, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): incredible!
      Cons: nothing!

      This is by far my favorite place on property. While it doesn't beat places like Texas de Brazil, it is as close as it gets. Once seated the food starts to come fast & furious & Plentiful. Don't hold back, it is all you can eat. First comes the bread, then hot towels to cleanse yourself with. After that the dumplings & chicken wings hit the table followed by lettuse wraps. Once the lo mein & veggies hit it's go time for the meats. Steak, pork loin & shrimp all brought from the wood grilled fire to your table on skewers. Then once your starting to feel uncomfortable from gorging the most amazing dessert is laid out in front of you to devour. Banana bread pudding a la mode with Carmel sauce. You can't resist & leave feeling like it's thanksgiving with a big 'ol food baby joining you
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      Registered: January 2015
      Posts: 2
      Review Date: Fri January 30, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): The food is fabulous
      Cons: nothing!

      We dined here on 1/19/15. I made a 9:15pm adr so we would be there in time for the Magic Kingdom Fireworks at 10pm. The food was fantastic. I really thought I would like the steak best but I LOVED the pork. It was so moist and flavorful! The bread pudding they served for dessert was fantastic too. Honestly, there wasn't a bad item on the menu. The pot-stickers were delicious and they have an appetizer dish where you can make your own lettuce wraps. Everything was so good and the service was great too. They pipe the music in when the fireworks start and we had a window seat which made it perfect. I don't' have a single bad thing to say about this place and it's definitely going to be on our list for future visits!
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      Registered: October 2010
      Location: Texas
      Posts: 65
      Review Date: Fri January 16, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Lots of food, good variety, great flavor
      Cons: no chicken skewers, the previous salad and dressing is off the menu

      I first visited 'Ohana in 2012 and had such a wonderful visit that when I returned Nov 2014, I made sure to book 'Ohana for another meal. I had heard that they had made many changes and had taken several of my favorites off the menu so I was a bit apprehensive as a picky eater that I might go away hungry and disappointed but I really wanted to judge for myself and not rely on other's reviews entirely and potentially miss a great experience. I really loved 'Ohana so much last time so I gave it another try. I am delighted to report that I did not walk away hungry and I had another wonderful meal. There were a few changes from my last visit, but the staff there were all very accommodating and they tried to fix everything I wanted. The salad has been replaced with vegetable lettuce wraps but I asked for a salad instead which they fixed. They did not have chicken skewers any longer but they did offer to prepare me some flame grilled chicken except it wouldn't have any seasoning other than salt and pepper so I declined the offer. I asked for all my meat to be well done and the chef was happy to prepare it just so for me. I ended up with so much food to eat that I was too full for dessert. I did eat a couple of bites just to say I did, but truly I was already stuffed from a great meal. I enjoyed the beef very much and the seasoning they used was quite tasty. I don't eat shrimp but they were shell on and looked to be quite a chore to get to. The lomein noodles didn't have much flavor and I was a bit disappointed in that but a good spoonful of the peanut sauce fixed them right up. I loved the potstickers and the chicken wings were good too but a mess to eat as they were pre-sauced and you need plenty of napkins. The bread pudding was good too, but honestly I only had two or maybe three bites and was too full to really enjoy it. They do tend to bring the fast fast and furious, and I had to tell them several times I wasn't ready for the skewers yet. I didn't let them rush me. But when I say several times, I really mean about 4 or 5. Granted it was different servers coming 'round asking, but still I almost got annoyed by their persistence but then I decided that I was going to dine at my pace and not let them rush me. So they brought the bread, salad, potstickers, lo mein, stir fry vegetables and chicken wings pretty much all one after the other non stop and I couldn't stop them. I tried. The only real complaint I had was a personal space issue but I didn't say anything to staff about it. I was seated at the table where all the kids line up for the coconuts for the races and they were all up against my table, seriously touching my table, and it quite bothered me that were all over my food and in my personal space. I had already finished my meal and was waiting for dessert, but still... Overall, I had a wonderful experience once again and 'Ohana will remain on my list of "Must Do's".
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      Registered: June 2010
      Posts: 77
      Review Date: Fri January 2, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great Food

      We have eaten here several times and usually have had to wait quite a while past our ADR time to be seated. I was so surprised, we checked in a little early and were seated immediately. Our server was good and brought our drinks quickly.

      We got our first couple courses quickly and spaced well, but then we had a fairly long wait before anyone came around with meat. Once it came thought, it was plentiful and delicious.

      The absolute highlight of the meal was that we finished up just as Wishes was starting. Our server told us to not hurry out and enjoy the show. The big plate glass windows across the back provided a fantastic view and they dimmed the lights and piped in the music. It was just a magical way to end our day.
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