Ohana and/or Kona Cafe?

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Ohana and/or Kona Cafe?

We loved Ohana for dinner last year and have booked it again for our November trip. I also booked a dinner at the Kona Cafe. Are they too similar? Are they different enough? The menus are different, but I'm hoping for some advice.

I've spent a couple days adding to our trip, moving our trip more into November, then subtracting a day so we are now at 13 nights (Oct. 30-Nov. 12) . I've moved our dinner reservations around so much I'm starting to doubt my decisions. We are staying in our motor home at Camp Wilderness, have a 10 day park hopper, and the Dining Plan. I loved Ohana and DH loved Cape May. He chose Fulton's and I chose Flying Fish, eliminating Narcoosee's. We thought about San Angel Inn, but I cook fairly authentic Mexican food. I guess I shouldn't worry about duplication with Ohana & Kona, look at all our duplicates! Dining preferences are so personal, but I appreciate any comments.

Ohana
Boma
Cape May Cafe
Ohana
Kona Cafe
Hollywood & Vine with Fantasmic show
Fulton's Crab House
Be Our Guest
Cape May Cafe
Flying Fish
Cape May Cafe

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We are doing both Ohana and kona in September Smile

I would be cautious of fultons though as its changed hands and gone very down hill, try to find some recent reviews if you can x

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I have never been to Kona, but I never to to WDW without an Ohana dinner. I am afraid to book Kona for fear that I will be wishing that I was at Ohana. laugh

Sorry I can't help you with your actual question though. sad

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Mickey you have nothing to worry about, Kona & Ohana's are totally different from menu to atmosphere. Ohana's is good if you want a meat overload. Kona you order from a menu & it's from sushi to steak and everything is excellent.

I also feel Fulton's went down hill dramatically when they switched over to taking the dining plan. But, we went the first month they did it, it was a total change from menu to management. A lot of the servers that were there had left, the menu was cut to at least half of what they originally had, the servers were very confused about the dining plan. i had to tell the poor girl that waited on us how to ring up our bill. The wow factor had disappeared for us that we used to have there at every meal. I did talk to the manager after our meal, but he really didn't seem to care at all. We used to have an awesome time at every meal, and I think that's gone for ever, but lately there have been some good reviews, so we may have to go back and give them another try, but I'm really skeptical that it will ever be the same.

The reviews really go from one end to the other, but a lot of the bad reviews are from people like me that had gone there over the years and just don't like the change. People that were never there before seem to like it on the most part.

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Thanks mrhub for your input. I've been reading and will continue to find more current reviews on Fulton's. The reviews range from terrible to great, and I realize the change may have caused the downturn. And most people don't like change. Hopefully things have improved. We didn't visit DTD last year, which led us to Fulton's. Maybe I should drop the 2 table service Fulton's and find a couple other restaurants to take it's place?

If planning our trip to WDW is my biggest worry right now, we in pretty good condition. crossfingers

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Mickey have you ever gone to the Turf Club at SSR. It is fabulous! Only 1 credit too! I highly reccomend it and so would Vettelover I'm sure. If you don't like it, I'll buy you a round of drinks.

Plus it's just a boat ride away from DTD.

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I sure would reccomend it. No boudt adout it. laugh

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I think you have a great variety of some amazing restaurants! I'd do both Kona and Ohana in one trip in a heartbeat!

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I can't weigh in on Kona and Ohana but I will say that Fultons wasn't very good for the price when we were there in March 2012. I really wish we would have tried something else but lesson learned and we won't be dining there again.

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Bye bye Fulton's and HELLO yay Turf Club Bar & Grill! I was able to get the Turf Club at the same time and date and I feel so much better. I'd read too many negative comments about Fulton's and for 2 table service credits it wasn't worth it to try it. I've come to trust the members of this forum so it was an easy decision. Thank you!

And now I have the dilemma of having to find one more restaurant. Any more favorites?

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I would stick with Ohana for dinner and eat at Kona for breakfast! It is seriously the BEST breakfast in WDW...Tonga Toast is awesome. Best of both worlds!

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Mickey2 wrote:
Bye bye Fulton's and HELLO yay Turf Club Bar & Grill! I was able to get the Turf Club at the same time and date and I feel so much better. I'd read too many negative comments about Fulton's and for 2 table service credits it wasn't worth it to try it. I've come to trust the members of this forum so it was an easy decision. Thank you!

And now I have the dilemma of having to find one more restaurant. Any more favorites?

You will not regret it.

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Vettelover wrote:
Mickey2 wrote:
Bye bye Fulton's and HELLO yay Turf Club Bar & Grill! I was able to get the Turf Club at the same time and date and I feel so much better. I'd read too many negative comments about Fulton's and for 2 table service credits it wasn't worth it to try it. I've come to trust the members of this forum so it was an easy decision. Thank you!

And now I have the dilemma of having to find one more restaurant. Any more favorites?

You will not regret it.

Nice yay clapping banana awesome

Oh, by the way, I also recommend the Chocolate Espresso Torte for dessert. Oh Yeah!

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Usually can't go wrong with chocolate, for me. The Turf Club menu looks really good and the reviews are fantastic, both on service and the food.

Last year was our first visit to WDW and we didn't get to explore Downtown Disney or where this resort is. We will this time. Thanks for the tip.

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Mickey2 wrote:
Usually can't go wrong with chocolate, for me. The Turf Club menu looks really good and the reviews are fantastic, both on service and the food.

Last year was our first visit to WDW and we didn't get to explore Downtown Disney or where this resort is. We will this time. Thanks for the tip.

Your very welcome and I hope you enjoy.

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Sounds like you made a good choice! What about changing your Hollywood & Vine with Fantasmic to Brown Derby (a 2 credit vs. 1 credit) with your extra meal credit? I've only heard awesome things about Brown Derby and the reviews on Hollywood and Vine have been kind of lack luster.

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I've had breakfast at the Kona Cafe - great Tonga Toast! Want to get back there again.

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OHHH The fun of finding one more restaurant! I love to try to figure out our dining! Our other favorite is Biergarten. We are unable to take a trip to WDW without eating at both Ohana and Biergarten.

We have really become fond of the Tusker House breakfast. It is our favorite character breakfast. There is just something about getting into Animal Kingdom before it opens, having breakfast and then being steps away from Kilimanjaro Safari. I love that! And my girls really like Donald and the gang.

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Our family must go to places are Chefs de France and Norway. I can pick anything as long as those two are included.

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