Is any Disney World restaurant more iconic than ‘Ohana? And although we gasped when the menu first appeared sans Noodles, we let out a sigh of relief when Disney World confirmed the Noodles would be returning. (Don’t get us started on this whole noods shortage RN! ‘Ohana keepin’ us on our noodle-toes!) SO, what if you can’t get to ‘Ohana anytime soon but you’re craving those Noods or that Bread Pudding or any of the other yummy dishes you can’t get anywhere else? WE. GOT. YO. BACK. You just need to provide some cooking skillz.
We’re back at ‘Ohana again for the second time this summer (not that we’re complaining)! ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort updated their menu recently to bring back a few old favorites that we know and love.
Of course, we had to head over to try out the updated menu! Let’s head in to see what yummy dishes have returned and which are not available anymore. More importantly — do the changes make it BETTER?
This restaurant has a very special spot in our hearts and we often review it very favorably! From the great atmosphere to the delicious bread pudding, this spot has it all! As if stopping by ‘Ohana for breakfast wasn’t enough, we also decided to grab some dinner! Come explore the newly reopened fan-favorite with us!
Are you ready for another culinary challenge in the kitchen… complete with some Disney magic? If so, Disney has provided a recipe from one of the most popular restaurants in all of Walt Disney World: ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Today, my friends, we’re headed to Disney World’s Polynesian Resort to visit one of my favorite places — and yours — ‘Ohana. Those of you versed in Lilo and Stitch, or those of you who have been lucky enough to visit the beautiful islands of Hawai’i, know that “‘Ohana” means “Family,” and at this restaurant, they drive the point home.
Food is served family style, everyone in the restaurant — including you — are “cousins,” and the Hawaiian entertainment is aimed at bringing everyone together to participate in common activities. It’s a restaurant like none other in the Disney realm, and its high points are what keeps ‘Ohana a tough reservation to get.
You’re greeted at ‘Ohana by “cousins” at the podium who take your name, give you a buzzer, and send you out into the Polynesian Resort to explore. Trust me, this is one of those rare restaurants where you hope you have 15-20 minutes to wait until you’re seated — there’s so much to do! Here are my favorite diversions while waiting for my buzzer to go off at ‘Ohana:
- Have a Drink: Grab yourself a giant wicker chair in the Tambu Lounge just past the ‘Ohana podium. Knowledgeable bartenders and friendly servers will cater to your whims as you relax and wait for your table. (One of my favorites is the Lapu Lapu…a drink served IN a pineapple!)
- Listen to the Islands: ‘Ohana often provides a very talented [Read more…]