Rumor: Is Chicken is Back on the Menu at ‘Ohana?

It stirred up quite the controversy when the Chicken Skewers were removed from the menu last spring at ‘Ohana.

This popular restaurant at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort features an assortment of meats grilled over an open-flame and served family style.

In recent months since the removal of the Chicken Skewers, featured meats have been Sweet and Sour Pork Loin, Szechuan Sirloin Steak, and Spicy Peel-and-Eat Shrimp. While chicken was still available in the form of Honey-Coriander Wings, it was no longer an entree.

However, as of today, we’re hearing anecdotal confirmation of a return as well as seeing chicken back under the “Skewers” menu at ‘Ohana on the official Walt Disney World website! Here’s a screen shot of the newly revised menu on the Walt Disney World website, listing Sweet and Sour Chicken. You may notice that the chicken dish has replaced the Sweet and Sour Pork Loin on the menu.

'Ohana menu screen shot

‘Ohana menu screen shot

We’ve also seen mention (and a picture!) of the chicken on the Facebook page of our good friend, Tikiman.

Grilled Chicken at 'Ohana

Grilled Chicken at ‘Ohana — photo via a Disney Food Blog guest author

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News: New Menu Item at ‘Ohana in Disney World’s Polynesian Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Resort is currently undergoing a major refurbishment that’s affecting several areas throughout the resort.

From a food perspective, we are very much looking forward to an updated Captain Cook’s sometime this summer, the addition of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in 2015, and the Pineapple Lanai kiosk for a Dole Whip fix anticipated to open later this year.

Captain Cook's Refurbishment Sign

Captain Cook’s Refurbishment Sign

One change unconnected to the refurbishments, however, has been more immediate. Several weeks ago, ‘Ohana – arguably the Polynesian’s most popular Table Service restaurant – removed Chicken Skewers from the menu.

While there have been no further removals, we wanted to let you know how the menu has been refreshed in light of that change.

The Entrance to 'Ohana

The Entrance to ‘Ohana

Refreshed 'Ohana Menu

Refreshed ‘Ohana Menu

Meal Starters still include ‘Ohana Pineapple Coconut Bread and Mixed Greens with a Lilikoi Dressing.

'Ohana Bread

‘Ohana Bread

'Ohana Mixed Greens

‘Ohana Mixed Greens

One new item has been added to the Appetizers: Vegetable Lettuce Wraps with a Hoisin Ginger Sauce join the Pork Dumplings tossed in a Garlic Ginger Sauce.

'Ohana Pork Dumplings

‘Ohana Pork Dumplings

A new heading has been added the menu as well [Read more…]