Ohana is located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and it’s a lovely restaurant with great lighting. Priorities, I know. I loved that we had meals at so many of the resorts! It’s a great way to check them out, get the vibe and see if you want to splurge on your next visit. Spoiler alert: I totally want to stay at the Polynesian next time. There was actually another restaurant here that I wanted to try but we ran out of meal times. Sigh. Guess, we’ll just have to go back.
As with many meals at Disney World, the meal starts with a carb option and is followed by an “all you care to eat” outline without having to get up from your table. Specifically at Ohana, we had a nice little loaf of bread with some yummy, soft butter. We also had breakfast here and had a coconut-pineapple bread, but at dinner, it just seemed to be a basic loaf of bread. Okay, so the cocktail didn’t come with our meal, but our peanut wasn’t really feeling this dinner so I deserved this Mai Tai. Their cocktail options were actually quite awesome and if we ever stay at this resort, I know where I’ll be during happy hour.
Oh my, this salad. It was seriously awesome. I’m all about texture in salads and this one fit the bill. It’s just simple mixed greens with some sweet peppers and then topped with some crunchy little bits, tossed in a Lilikoi dressing. It’s unclear with Lilikoi dressing is, but I want a bottle of it so I can eat this every day. The only thing that was kind of annoying is that they gave us a two-top table since it was just two adults and we ran out of room, fast. This salad comes in a huge bowl since it’s meant for sharing and I couldn’t eat it fast enough before the rest of the meal came out.
This wok is filled with some deliciously yummy sides. I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the actual main entree, which is a bummer because it was SO good. Your server will bring over a giant spear with freshly grilled shrimp, steak, and chicken. You just tell them how much you’d like and they will come back whenever you want more! I actually hate shrimp usually, but I try to eat a little bit of everything when I’m on vacation. Little did I know that it’s peel and eat shrimp. Meaning you don’t actually eat the skin. Lesson learned.
Your server will also bring you two sauces, a peanut and a sweet and sour one to dip all your goodies in throughout your meal. I loved them both, depending on what item I was eating. Broccoli and peanut sauce are just a match made in heaven thanks to Northstar, so that’s a given. The pork dumplings and chicken were perfect with the sweet and sour sauce.
So this dessert was absolutely delicious. The Beard doesn’t usually even like sweets and we were both begging for more. Like I mentioned earlier, we ate at Ohana for breakfast and enjoyed their pineapple-coconut bread. Like all smart restaurants, they use any leftover breakfast bread and make it into a delicious bread pudding for dinner. This rich, smooth and naturally sweet bread is served alongside some yummy vanilla ice cream. Then, they give you a warm bananas caramel sauce for you to drizzle all over the dish. I know that this meal is an “all you care to eat,” so I totally should have asked for three more of these desserts. Whoops, next time.
There you have it! Another review from our time at Walt Disney World. Check out the rest here.