Aloha from Disney

Celebrating birthdays is at Disney is a favorite for our family and we normally pick a new restaurant or experience to try. For Dean's last birthday we decided to try dinner at Ohana's at Disney's Polynesian resort. We have been there before for the character breakfast with Lilo and Stitch but never stopped by for dinner.⠀

Ohana's coconut pineapple bread
Coconut Pineapple Bread

⠀ Like the breakfast, its served family style and is all you care to eat but there are no characters at dinner. They start you off with the pineapple coconut bread. The kids really enjoyed this bread but were a bit disappointed it wasn't as sweet as they were imagining by the name.⠀

Appetizers at Ohana's

Our servers were very attentive and promptly brought out our salad. It comes dressed in their Lilikoi dressing. The dressing is on the sweeter side so those watching their carbs may wish to ask if they can serve it on the side. After salad, we received a wok filled with pot stickers, wings, noodles and veggies. Noodles were tossed in a sweet teriyaki sauce and was very popular with our son.⠀

At this point the dining room is humming with servers grabbing skewers from the grill. The skewers are filled with chicken, steak and shrimp with the shells on. All were cooked to perfection and very delicious. Like a Brazilian steak house they will serve you pieces of meat from the skewers and placing it on your plate.⠀

As we were eating, the sounds of music and fun began as they called all the children to participate in a coconut race. Using small brooms they race down the center of dining room with their coconuts in a fun and silly race. This portion of the meal gets quite loud but is so much fun for the kids and helps keep them entertained. Disney magic and fun!

Dean participating on the fun

After all the silly fun and just when you think you will burst, they bring out desserts. For the adults its bread pudding ala mode with caramel sauce and bananas and for the kids its a normally a rice crispy treat with sprinkles but we were celebrating my sons birthday so he received a cupcake on top of rice crispy treats.⠀

Important information


Reservations are recommended and can be made 180 days in advance. If you can't get a reservation, you can try doing a walk in, we did for this stop and were seated with only a short wait.


Prices range based on time of year and weekday vs weekend

Adult price range: $40-$59 Child (ages 3-9) price range: $25-$35

Disney dining plan is accepted: 1 credit per person


Breakfast 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Dinner 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM