The dinner menu at ‘Ohana has been revamped and features a few new items. Dinner is $55 per adult and $33 per child.
‘Ohana Coconut-Papaya Scones and Cheddar-Bacon Biscuits with Honey Butter
As much as I loved the coconut bread of old, the new biscuits are awesome. The cheddar-bacon biscuits have jalapeño that isn’t advertised. They are spicy, and packed with cheese and Smokey bacon flavor. The coconut papaya scones are great, too, with a hint of both tastes present in the soft rolls.
Mixed Greens Salad
The mixed green salad was a tremendous improvement. The citrus dressing was refreshing, and the almond-sesame brittle puts each bite over the top.
Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings
The wings are unaltered. They are well-doused in sweet, tangy sauce and tender on the bone.
‘Ohana Dinner Skillet
Woodfire-grilled Teriyaki Beef, Island Shrimp Casserole with Herbed Breadcrumbs, Roasted Eight-way Chicken with Polynesian-inspired Chimichurri Sauce, Kielbasa Sausage, ‘Ohana Noodles, Roasted Broccolini
The kielbasa was excellent, packed with juicy flavor followed by a nice spicy kick on the backend. A pleasant addition to the lineup.
The chicken seemed as if it would be a downgrade, but it was large, tender, and juicy pieces covered in chimichurri. It’s at least a lateral move, but we really enjoyed it. Again, we would love it if the sauces for the meats were still there; it would be nice to have the option.
The teriyaki beef came in its own skillet. It’s practically the same as before, but we still miss the sauces that used to be provided. It’s still a little tough, but full of flavor and well cooked to a medium-ish preparation.
The noodles were worth fighting for. They’re as good as ever, even if they are a simple dish. This comfort food offers soft noodles covered in an oily accompaniment that will please anyone at the table. It’s so good, you’ll need to ask for another skillet with just noodles.
Island Shrimp Casserole
The ‘Ohana shrimp casserole is an embarrassment. The shrimp is flavorless; it just tastes like watery cheese and breadcrumb seasoning.
Pork Dumplings Tossed In Garlic-Chili Sauce
The pork dumplings are unaltered as well. They are juicy with a flavorful sauce accompaniment.
‘Ohana Bread Pudding À la mode with Homemade Caramel Sauce
The bread pudding is back and as good as ever. Warm, soft bread covered in ice cream and a delicious, sweet caramel sauce. It’s a strong reason to return, despite the shrimp scandal.
All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Plant-based Dinner
Dinner is the same price as the standard dinner: $55 per adult and $33 per child.
Hummus with Wonton Chips
The vegan appetizer is the “Poly Chip” that comes with the beloved nachos at Capt. Cook’s, which isn’t a bad thing. They’re salty, crunchy, and have a pleasant flavor, as does the hummus. I would ask for this whether you have dietary needs or not.
Mixed Greens Salad
This is the same salad that comes with the standard dinner.
The broccolini was overcooked and hard. The vegan sausage, however, is pretty decent. It’s better than any meat sausage at counter-serve restaurants. The pineapple-barbequed jack fruit is strange, but we didn’t have any vegans dining so we assume it tastes off since we’re comparing it to meat. Still, we probably wouldn’t highly recommend eating here if you are vegan, at least for this price. The value may not be there.
Doughnut with Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert
Sadly, they ran out of vegan doughnuts, but the coconut milk “ice cream” was really good! Its consistency was closer to whipped cream rather than ice cream, and the hint of coconut flavor was great.
Lapu Lapu – $18
Plantation Original Dark Rum and Tropical Fruit Juices served in a fresh pineappleand topped with Gosling’s 151 Rum
Backscratcher – $13
Bacardí Superior Rum, Plantation Original Dark Rum, and Guava-Passion Fruit Juice topped with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and a Bamboo Backscratcher
Of course, no trip to ‘Ohana is complete without a Lapu Lapu and a Backscratcher. They’re essential parts of the meal!
‘Ohana isn’t ruined or worse than before. The shrimp casserole is a horrid downgrade, but we enjoyed the majority of the menu changes. It is worth noting that the charm of the restaurant has taken a hit without the service via skewer, so hopefully, that returns someday, but we still love ‘Ohana and will return (hopefully to peel and eat shrimp).
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