This legendary Disney spot is tucked away on the second story of the lobby of the Polynesian Village Resort. It’s hard to miss though because you will generally find a massive crowd waiting outside of it. Ohana has earned a name as one of the best places to eat at Disney World, and after dining there I don’t wonder why. We throughly enjoyed our experience here as well as the food.
Ohana, welcomes you into their family from the second you walk in. While dining here your servers will refer to you as their cousin and make your feel like you are part of the family. Ohana is a flat fee meal much like a buffet. Your meal will be brought to your meal and served family style. Family style is just a fancy way for saying they are going to bring big platters of food over where you can then serve yourself. It’s all you care to eat, so if you want more of anything served all you have to do is ask.
Quick Ohana Breakdown
Service: Table-Service – Family Style/Buffet
Type of Food: Steak, Chicken, Seafood, Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy Options
Location: Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Disney Dining Plan: Yes, 1 Credits
Discounts: Annual Passholder, Tables in Wonderland
Features: Reservations, Alcohol, Full Bar
Good For: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Menu: Official Disney Breakfast Menu | Official Disney Dinner Menu
‘Ohana Pineapple-Coconut Bread
As you are brought to your table you hostess will pick up your bread on the way. This is a sweet coconut bread and in combination with the butter it is addictive. Be careful not to fill up on this otherwise you won’t get to enjoy the rest of the meal.
Shortly after being seat at our table we were given this delicious salad. It had a vinaigrette dressing and these awesome crunchy wontons mixed in. I really am not a huge salad person but this I was chowing down on.
Ohana Appetizer comes out with Chicken Wings, Pork Dumplings, Noodles and Veggies.
Pork Dumplings tossed in Garlic-Ginger Sauce and Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings are served next. The appetizer comes out with two dipping sauces as well, Peanut and Sweet-n-Sour Sauces.
Wood fired chicken served table side.
Now comes the meat! They brought out chicken, steak and shrimp all separately. As the meats were ready from the grill the servers would bring it straight to the tables and serve. All were amazing of course. Only thing I wasn’t so crazy about was the shrimp still had the shell on it and had to be peeled.
Wood Fired Szechuan Sirloin Steak from Ohana
Spicy Grilled Peel-n-Eat Shrimp prepared over an oak fire, served on skewers table side.
‘Ohana Bread Pudding à la mode with Bananas-Caramel Sauce
It really is true that they save the best for last! Save a little bit of room for some bread pudding at the end. It was nice for us that they slowed down the pace at the end, so we could digest a bit before this came out.
We LOVED our time spent here. I couldn’t believe that by the end of the meal we look at our phones and were shocked to find that we had spent over two hours. The waiters interacted with the kids everyone around us was buzzing. Throughout the meal there was also a live singer walking around at times he also took a break and would play games with the kids. Ohana is the quintessential Disney restaurant, perfect for families and at the same time perfect for couples like my husband and I without kids. I look forward to go back again soon.
If you are interested in booking a reservation for Ohana you can do so through My Disney Experience.
Want more dining tips? Check out our Best Disney World Restaurants recommendations along with Worst Disney Dining Sit Down Restaurants. If you are visiting with young ones read our Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World.