We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (52)
Filter reviews
52 results
Traveller rating
23
22
5
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
23
22
5
2
0
See what travellers are saying:
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 29 September 2020 via mobile

3 stars is in consideration they are only allowing take-out. If it were a regular dining experience and was served the same quality of food, it would be a 2 star. Maybe I just don’t appreciate “authentic” Hawaiian food (as some of the others posts...Claim this is) but the other Hawaiian places I’ve dined at locally are simply superior...at least based upon what I ordered. The Chicken and ribs were drowning in a bath of a REALLY sweet and watery sauce unlike any teriyaki I’ve ever had. Really didn’t care for the flavor. The chicken was somewhat dry and neither really had any char on them. Even though it took 20 minutes to prepare my order (and I was their only customer at the time) I’m pretty sure they must have been cooked earlier and just heated up. The MAC was marginal at best. Way to creamy for me. Not much flavor or substance. Similar to what you would get at a Safeway deli. Sorry. Really wanted to love this place, especially white how difficult it is for restaurants these days. But can’t recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed 6 August 2019

Fast, friendly service. My sister and I shared the Ahi tuna poké appetizer and the broccoli with sea salt and garlic. It was delicious! More than enough for the two of us but we did manage to eat it all.

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 10 March 2019

Went here based on TA reviews. I went there with 5 others for lunch and the place was empty when we got in. I mean completely empty. The server looked around and said he would try to find a place for us to sit...I pointed...to the table with no one around and he agreed that it would work....so that probably lead to the slow service. Anyway, the food was good when it finally arrived. It was a touch over-priced for what was received.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

If you want local-type Hawaiian food, this is the real deal. We’ve lived in HI twice for several years each time, we really appreciate HI food and they serve it here!

Date of visit: September 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed 4 August 2018

My husband and I went to the first friday event in Milwaukie oregon and we discovered Ohana and I looked at the menu and had to try the Kahlua Pig and it was the bomb. I also purchased the guava chiffon cake and that was...incredible. If you like hawaiian cooking this is the place to come. If you have never tried hawaiian bbq you should try this place. The people are very nice and treat you like your family.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We were in the area so we decided to try this place. It's a nice little restaurant with very pleasant and attentive staff. I ordered the kalua pig and was very pleased with the food. There was a big pile of pork plus a scoop...of rice and a scoop of macaroni salad. The pork was a little on the salty side, but delicious anyway. My lunch friend had the macadamia nut crusted chicken breast (also served with rice and macaroni salad) and it was fantastic. Plenty of food for lunch plus a decent helping to bring home for dinner. We also ordered a dessert - coconut custard on a slice of fresh pineapple and topped with toasted coconut. Fantastic! We arrived early so parked right in front of the place. We'll be back! There was a cute note on the menu next to the Poi - if you have to ask what it is, you probably won't like it. Very true!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Helpful?
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I found this place after having a rough few weeks in my life. I myself am Filipino Hawaiian so was wanting some comfort food. We searched online and saw Ohana and decided to try it years ago. Ohana makes its dishes exactly like my great...grandma did and definitely is my comfort food. We started eating here in 2013, and haven’t stopped since. We ate here so often we know half the staff, and they know my husbands order since he eats the same thing. Every. Single. Time. I love the atmosphere and location right off Main st. I have never had a single complaint about this place, and it’s one of the staple restaurants I drag all my friends to.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Hawaiian food is always a treat and we found this place to be a good option. The menu has lots of good options, especially some good combination plates. We wanted to try a variety of things so we ordered one with teriyaki beef, kalua pork,...and coconut prawns (one of my favorite things!) as well as a teriyaki chicken entre. The prawns were wonderful, and the beef was especially tasty. The pork was good but needed some teriyaki sauce so it wasn't dry. The chicken good, but I'm kinda used to having it cut up into smaller pieces so that the sauce permeates it a bit more. They brought us more sauce so that was all we needed. Even the macaroni salad was tasty -- different than most -- and there was more than enough for me to have for lunch the next day. We noticed that the whole place seemed to be run by young people -- and they seemed to be doing a good job. The music was traditional Hawaiian which we enjoyed. Some places you think should have music to go along with setting put on some screechy pop/rock music. But this was soothing and appropriate. It would be good to go again and try a few other items which looked interesting.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Helpful?
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Took a friend to dinner there and the food & service were delightful! We even had an added surprise of Hawaiian dancers to boot! Fun!

Date of visit: September 2016
Helpful?
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I have tried Ohana a couple times and both times have left me very unsatisfied. The last meal I tried was their kalua pork and it was so salty and drenched in what tasted like liquid smoke, it was actually uneatable. You would be so...much better off to go to Noho's or somewhere, anywhere else.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Kings Row Inn
5 reviews
1.49 km away
Milwaukie Inn Portland South
43 reviews
2.79 km away
Lakeshore Inn
409 reviews
3.65 km away
Capitol Hill Motel
17 reviews
5.39 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Gramma's Corner Kitchen
86 reviews
.22 km away
Mike's Drive-In Restaurant
48 reviews
.78 km away
Rice Thai Cookery
31 reviews
.03 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Milwaukie Farmers Market
47 reviews
.09 km away
Milwaukie Museum
7 reviews
1.44 km away
Duffy's Irish Pub
9 reviews
.39 km away
Elk Rock Garden
35 reviews
1.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ohana Hawaiian Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing