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    • coachq

      Registered: November 2010
      Location: Lake Village IN
      Posts: 6
      Review Date: Thu March 30, 2017 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Variety food for everyone
      Cons: NONE

      Best buffet on Disney Property. There is food for everyone to enjoy. I am a vegan and the chef took me around and showed me every thing that I can eat. He asked me if the food on the buffet suffices, otherwise he would cook me something up. There was tons of food for me and for the others in my party. We were celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary and since I was vegan they gave us a little bottle of Champagne. We always eat here when we visit Disney. BEST FOOD ON PROPERTY.
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      Fantabulously Cherry

      Registered: February 2017
      Posts: 7
      Review Date: Fri February 10, 2017 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): The best buffet on property!
      Cons: None

      This has always been one of my favorite restaurants and definitely my favorite buffet on Disney property (and I'm not a buffet person). Our trip in December did not disappoint! They have a great selection and there is not a bad tasting dish in the line.
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      Registered: January 2013
      Posts: 7
      Review Date: Sun January 22, 2017 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 5 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): OK to good food
      Cons: Not at all what I was expecting

      The food was good. That being said, it wasn't great. Furthermore, I detected very little by way of exotic flavors. It was basically a nice Disney buffet. My opinion, Jiko is no more expensive and much better food.
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      AJ Potts

      Registered: December 2016
      Posts: 2
      Review Date: Thu December 22, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): attentive and friendly server and delicious food
      Cons: very busy with occasional long lines for buffet

      We went to Boma on 12/15/16 for dinner. Before dinner we toured the Animal Kingdom Lodge and took some photos from the Savanna viewing areas. The Christmas tree and decorations were stunning and we took plenty of photos in the lobby. This was my favorite Christmas tree the entire week. We had about an hour until our ADR so we went to Victoria Falls Lounge. I had the Cape Collection Wine Flight and my husband tried the two African beers. Our teenager had a lemonade and was welcome to join us. There were no small children in the lounge, just my son and couple of sleeping babies. The Lounge was very relaxing and we could see Boma below. It was a great way to unwind after a day on our feet in Animal Kingdom. We were seated at Boma immediately and our server arrived quickly. She was friendly and attentive even though we could see she had a plenty of tables. The food was delicious. My favorites were the black olive hummus, the salmon and of course the Zebra Domes. We liked that there was a good mix of more exotic dishes with some familiar flavors. Our only complaint and it was minor was that there was occasionally a line for the hot foods on the buffet. I would go to Boma again and I would recommend it.
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      Registered: September 2014
      Posts: 29
      Review Date: Thu September 29, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Good food Cast members are really nice and helpful.
      Cons: none

      The choices here were wonderful. This is an food experience that never disappoints.Boma always ranks right up there with the signature restaurants for food quality. The staff is always very helpful and attentive.
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      Registered: December 2012
      Location: United States
      Posts: 31
      Review Date: Fri September 16, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Ribs and the service
      Cons: Front Check In could have been friendlier

      We had dinner on 9/10 at Boma. This was our first time trying this establishment. We have nothing but wonderful things to say. This will be a must do on our next trip. The ribs and couscous with dried fruits and nuts were my all time favorites. I do not know how I am going to wait until next trip to eat them. Soups were also wonderful. We highly recommend this place. Great food and great service!
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      Registered: March 2009
      Location: Myrtle Beach SC
      Posts: 26
      Review Date: Thu June 30, 2016 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 4 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Atmosphere is great, beautiful hotel worth visiting
      Cons: bizarre foods

      I have given this restaurant several chances just because I love the atmosphere, but in all honesty I have never had a good meal here and definitely not worth the price. I'm pretty adventurous, in fact Indian is one of my favorites, and love a good buffet where you can find your favorites and go back for more of the things you love. but for me, this just doesn't happen here. I never can find anything that I want to try more than once. Nothing on the buffet is THAT good except for maybe some of the soups. However, I just can't justify $60 worth of soup. Even the much touted zebra domes are nowhere near worth the hype that they get. I mean they are good, but I can't figure out why people go on and on about them as if they are the best thing on the planet. They're good. I would leave it at that. At Boma I always have that scary, "I'm not sure what I'm eating" feeling that you never want to have. I try to remind myself that this is Disney and nothing is going to be too far out there, but the descriptions on the foods are very vague. I'm adventurous as far as food combinations but I'm not one to stray too far from chicken, beef or pork. I don't do gamey stuff or lamb etc. and the combinations just don't sound appealing at all. Nothing about watermelon rind salad sounds fabulous IMO. Just a little too out there for me and I don't want to pay a fortune for a carving station like you'd find at Golden Corral. If they had just one or two dishes that were to die for I might have a different opinion, but as it stands, unless you want to try bizarre foods and things you're not likely to run into ever again.
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      Registered: May 2014
      Posts: 13
      Review Date: Wed June 29, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Variety
      Cons: Not Enough Variety

      This location had quite a bit of build up on the forums, but i don't believe it met them in my mind. Nothing I tried was poorly prepared, but I was expecting more exotic options. I guess when I looked at the list of what 'might' be on the buffet, I just see things that I would have preferred. My favorites were the black olive humus and the zebra dome.
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      Registered: October 2012
      Posts: 13
      Review Date: Mon May 23, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): food, service
      Cons: cost, noise, waiting area

      This is DD favorite restaurant on property and she has been able to try new and different things as she has become more of an adventurous eater.

      Our last stay did not disappoint---food to satisfy a picky 15 year old, as well as a fussy 4 year old. Mac&cheese, pasta, nuggets (the staples) plus 6 adults with diverse palates. The carved meats plus salmon as well as varieties of soups, salads and desserts were delicious and plentiful as always.

      Our favorite server, Bob, came around to say hi (he does this if we're not in our section) and everyone waddled out happy.

      I took of 1 point for the waiting area which is small and difficult to navigate (especially after eating!) and the cost, which in keeping with everything else on property, is slightly inflated for the product provided.
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      Registered: October 2013
      Posts: 39
      Review Date: Tue May 3, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): lots of choices
      Cons: tough for picky eaters, noisy

      We like to eat at Boma when we stay at AKL. We had an excellent dinner, though the picky eaters in my group struggle here a little. The tables are close and it is a little loud, but overall this is a nice experience that we will do again!
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      Registered: January 2010
      Location: Spearfish, SD
      Posts: 11
      Review Date: Mon February 15, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): food, service, decor
      Cons: so loud

      this would be a 10 if it weren't so darn loud! Seriously, it is like cafeteria loud. It is not somewhere to go for a relaxing evening.

      However, the food is delicious. We were amazed, and had so much fun trying all of the new flavors. My niece declared the salmon dish the best salmon she had ever had. The zebra domes live up to they hype, and they can mix a stiff cocktail. It is also beautiful. We were a party of 10, and they sat us at one very large table. It was a stunning cross section of a tree. Incredible. The service was also great. Plates were cleared quickly and discreetly, which is very important at a good buffet.
      We will be back despite the volume.
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      Registered: March 2013
      Posts: 8
      Review Date: Sun December 6, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food, Service
      Cons: Small waiting area

      After hearing about how wonderful this place was, we gave it a try. We had early reservations, at 4:30. We were seated quickly, and our waitress was excellent! She gave great recommendations, even bringing a few of her must-have dishes to us at the table.

      The food was really good, especially the soups, meats, and hummus. Other than the zebra domes, nothing really stood out on the dessert line.

      Overall our meal was great! Our family really enjoyed being able to sample a different style of food, and enjoyed almost everything we ate.

      One thing I noticed as we were leaving around 6:00 was that we couldn't hardly exit the restaurant because the waiting area was so crowded! Strollers and scooters had all but blocked off the restrooms. It seemed to be more of a result of a smaller waiting area as opposed to the restaurant being backed up, but that's something to consider, especially if you will need to park a stroller or scooter on your visit.
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      Registered: February 2015
      Location: Cincinnati
      Posts: 13
      Review Date: Mon November 9, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Variety of choices, kokonut rice, desserts
      Cons: Ribs

      The experience here blew my expectations out of the water, in a good way! I'm a picky eater and I found plenty of choices to keep me satisfied. The kokonut rice was an amazing side and the chicken wings were crispy and delicious even without any sauce. My only complaint was the ribs which were a bit tough and the sauce they were cooked in was not a traditional barbecue sauce. It was not what I was expecting and something about the sauce threw me off.

      The breads and desserts were all wonderful. Get the Zebra Domes and thank me later! My fiance said she enjoyed the soups and salads which were plentiful. Great service and I was able to get the Jungle Juice for my drink! We will definitely be back next trip!

      Took Uber from Port Orleans Riverside to and from dinner which was extremely convenient. Had some free credits to use for Uber but the drivers we had said that Disney welcomes their presence. Consider using it if you are in a hurry or need to get from one resort to another quickly.
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      Registered: July 2006
      Posts: 28
      Review Date: Sun November 1, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): food and service
      Cons: crowds

      Really enjoyed our dinner at Boma. Husband has shellfish allergies so chef showed him which foods to avoid. Good selection. I loved the seasoned beef,seafood soup, and the bread. Kids loved the mac and cheese and the roasted chicken. Zebra domes were as good as I had read about as were the coffee tarts. The biggest disappointment was how crowded the restaurant was. There was only one line to get to the entrees and there was always a line. Also when you got to the carving station the chef only gave you one small piece of meat so you had to go back if you wanted more which was a bit of a deterrent. Service was good although the waitress was a bit distressed from all the hustle and bustle.
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      Registered: September 2015
      Posts: 3
      Review Date: Tue September 1, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 6 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Variety, buffet line
      Cons: Zebra domes were not the same....

      Years ago, we would say Boma was our favorite restaurant. However, compared to others, now I'd say it's about average. The variety of foods is interesting. I'm a picky eater, but I found enough to fill my plate. For a big restaurant, I'm surprised the lines on the buffet are not that long, maybe two or three people in front of me at the most. Our biggest disappointment was the zebra domes this year. They used to be "melt in your mouth drops of heaven". This time, they tasted like they were defrosted and dropped on the buffet line. If you are not staying in the AKL, the bus ride and cost is not really worth it. Plenty of better options in Epcot.
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