Disney is literally a foodies paradise! Every time I think I’ve eaten it all, I discover a new yummy spot to check out! With so many restaurants to choose from at Walt Disney World Resort, how do you choose where to spend that cash?
Dinner at ‘Ohana, located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is literally one of my top 5 Disney meals. Since I know not all taste buds are created equally, I’ll give you a little sneak peak into the dinning experience at Disney’s Ohana and what you can expect from the ‘Ohana menu, the ‘Ohana Disney prices, and hopefully it will help you decide whether you and your family will enjoy a meal at ‘Ohana Restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort.
Let’s jump right into the most important thing, the food!!!! Dinner at ‘Ohana reminds me of Texas De Brazil, but Polynesan style!!! For those that still don’t know what I’m talking about, this meal will be served family style, so they bring you big platters of delicious food to share. It’s all-you-can-eat!
First thing you will be served is ‘Ohana Pineapple-Coconut Bread. So delicious!!
Next, comes the Mixed Greens Salad with a Lilikoi dressing. It tastes citrus-like to me.
I am a total meat lover, but honestly, my favorite part about the ‘Ohana meal is the Pork Dumplings tossed in Garlic-Ginger Sauce and the Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings. These two items are what has me coming back every Disney trip!!! I dream about those dumpings in my sleep. With those you also get noodles, tossed in a Teriyaki Sauce, and stir-fried vegetables. I have tried to recreate all the items at home with zero luck. Ohana is just that unique.
Then come the skewers! Your server will come around to your table and offer different skewers of Spicy Grilled Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Sweet-n-Sour Chicken, and Szechuan Sirloin Steak. All are prepared over an oak fire that you can see in the middle of the restaurant. The best part? Want more? Just ask! Your server will bring you seconds of ANYTHING!!
Last, but not least is dessert!!! Ohana Bread Pudding is served à la mode with Bananas-Caramel Sauce. They pour the sauce right on top of the ice cream before your very eyes. As you can possibly tell, this is the type of meal I will
avo eating lunch so I have extra room for dinner!!!
Kid’s At Ohana
Ohana may not be a character dining experience during dinner, but that doesn’t mean your child have the time of their lives. Ohana has a really fun coconut race around the restaurant for the kiddos. At certain points in the night they’ll hand out brooms and coconuts and the kids can scoot them around the restaurant!! It’s super cute and the kids have a blast!!!
Ohana also has a fabulous view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. We always try to plan our reservation so we are dining during the Magic Kingdom Fireworks. My daughter is always so amazed that we can eat AND watch the most magical fireworks display there is! Ohana will also play the Magic Kingdom fireworks soundtrack in the background at this time so it’s like you are actually at the park!
Picky eaters!? No problem! You can order your child a hot dog, Mac & cheese or chicken nuggets. Unfortunately, you will still pay the same price as a child eating the main meal, but if you’re like my hubby and I, you won’t mind paying that price for a hot dog since the main meal is THAT good!
Is It Worth It?
Food: phenomenal!!! I’ve said it over and over in this post, Ohana is one of my top 5 Disney restaurants. Everything on the menu is flavored with a Polynesian and Japanese/Chinese twist. It was freshly prepared, and never once were our plates empty!! So much food!!!! I was SO full. It was so SO good!!!
Atmosphere: This really can be hit or miss. If we were seated at one of the tables in the back of the restaurant (or the front since it is where you enter) I would not be as pleased with the atmosphere as I was with our seat by the windows. The back is dark, but if you have a view out over Seven Seas Lagoon to Cinderella Castle, it is gorgeous, especially during when the Magic Kingdom fireworks are taking place. The atmosphere also conveys a feeling of Polynesia well-fitting to the theme of the resort and restaurant. The coconut races were a definite hit with my daughter.
Service: Spot on and well timed. As I mentioned above, we always had food on our plates. Our server took excellent care of us—no complaints. For us they didn’t miss a beat or an empty glass.
Tips: If you can time it just right, and you get one of the tables by the windows you could enjoy the Fireworks show at Magic Kingdom while eating. Just keep in mind that those fireworks are at different times through the year depending on when the park closes and when it gets dark. During February break, this was around 8-9pm! Late for little ones, but totally worth keeping them out and about!!! Also, show up early so you can enjoy Tambu Lounge before you are seated. Such yummy tropical drinks! They also have non-alcoholic drinks for kiddos. Can’t score a reservation? Check daily the week before your trip. I always score a table at the exact time I want when I stalk the Disney dining site for canceled reservations!
Is It Worth It: For my family of 3, my answer is yes! At $46.99 for adults and $26.99 for kids, it can get pretty pricy, so Ohana is always our special meal of the trip. Considering it’s all you can eat AND if you time your meal our right, you get a fireworks view, I think the price is exactly what I would expect to pay at a resort. You definitely get your money’s worth!
Have you dined at Ohana’s?