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    • manatee2420

      Registered: July 2014
      Posts: 17
      Review Date: Mon July 21, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): great selection

      This is one of my family's favorite places to eat. I love trying the different African flavors. My husband had plenty to eat on the gluten-free diet and they brought out special versions of whatever desserts he wanted. No other restaurant went to such great lengths for him (most brought pre-packaged baked goods).
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      Registered: June 2014
      Posts: 6
      Review Date: Mon June 16, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): scrumptious dining
      Cons: too much to choose from

      One of our favorite dining experiences. We walked around the grounds of the lodge before dinner and were able to see many different African animals - what a treat! The dinner was superb. The different kinds of food were fabulous and the spices and tastes of the different foods were excellent!! My sister has a food allergy and one of the chefs came out and walked her through the buffet so she knew what she could eat and what she couldn't. The service could not have been better. Our server must have had eyes in the back of his head. He took our plates and filled our glasses before we even knew we needed it. Excellent buffet for all ages. We loved it!!
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      Registered: April 2012
      Location: St. Pete, Fl
      Posts: 12
      Review Date: Wed June 4, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Atmosphere, Desserts very good
      Cons: Cost, very limited childrens menu, if you can't eat spicy food-avoid this restaurant

      Very limited childrens menu, if you have issues with spices in your food, you have to eat off the kids choices. Desserts were very good although not a huge selection, some have alcohol so read carefully. We had 3 adults, 1 three year old with tip total came to 160.00. The meal was not worth 160.00. I will not do again as I feel there are better buffets for much less.
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      Registered: October 2009
      Location: Massachusetts
      Posts: 9
      Review Date: Thu May 8, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Amazing food and great atmosphere and staff
      Cons: none

      This was our 3rd time to Boma and it is simply the best buffet offered hands down. Food is amazing, extremely friendly staff and only 1 dining credit!!!
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      Registered: April 2014
      Posts: 2
      Review Date: Wed April 23, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): variety of food, friendliness of staff

      Boma was one of our favorite Disney dining experiences. We were on our honeymoon and received a plate of truffles saying Vier! on the plate after our meal, which was a lovely touch. Of course, we had already stuffed ourselves silly on the variety of amazing foods available - as a slightly picky eater, I was afraid I wouldn't find anything I'd like but they did have more "neutral" dishes (like mac and cheese and chicken breast). I really loved the variety of soups and salads available. We also ordered South African wines that were available.

      And oh, Zebra Domes. They're absolutely otherworldly and I'm fairly sure my husband and I consumed a dozen between us. I'm not sure exactly what they're made of but don't even bother with the rest of the dessert offerings - go directly to the best!
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      Registered: August 2013
      Posts: 16
      Review Date: Tue March 11, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 6 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great way to try foods of another area
      Cons: Need explanations of what some foods are - perhaps cards next to them on the lines

      This was another "anticipated" restaurant of our large group and one that, while we were satisfied, we were not "overwhelmed." Obviously the choices on the buffet offer many traditional African dishes but they also have several standard American Faire dishes for those who may not be as adventurous. It was a great way to sample foods (and find some that you like and want more of!). While they had the names of the dishes listed above them, that didn't always tell you what the dishes were and what was in them. (my brother in law is allergic to mushrooms for example.) We found that we had to ask the chefs what was in many of the dishes and they were not always standing right by the foods so you had to guess or skip it.

      The bread and salad selections were varied and the dessert portions were small (so you could try several) but were not that varied and didn't "wow" you.

      It was a nice restaurant to try, but not sure I would go back there.
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      Registered: November 2012
      Posts: 4
      Review Date: Thu January 30, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 4 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great soups
      Cons: Long line for entree service

      I go for the great soups and unusual salads but others in my party (there were 7 of us) go for the full experience including the meat station. On our recent visit the line for the carving station was never less than 20 people deep and service was slow. 2 adults ended grabbing chicken legs off the kids station. Several people also felt the side offerings had decreased from our previous visits.

      Since we payed out of pocket and used the Tables in Wonderland card, the tip for the meal was over $40. There's no way the server earned that amount during the 75 minutes we were there.
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      Registered: March 2011
      Posts: 67
      Review Date: Sun January 26, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Wonderful options
      Cons: none

      I had breakfast at Boma once before and was eager to try dinner.

      The dinner buffet was full of more African options then the breakfast buffet was. I'm an adventurious eater while vacationing so I was all over all the wonderful options on the lines. Everything was wonderful including the sirloin and corned beef at the carving station.

      There was a very variety of soups and I enjoyed them all except the sausage one.

      The part of the meal that really blew me away were the legendary Zebra Domes. They are tiny cakes with a chocolate drizzle that looks like Zebra stripes hince the name. Inside of the cakes was a filling made from kahlua. They were heavenly and well worth coming back for.

      Boma is a great place to try food outside your comfort zone. I will be returning
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      Registered: February 2009
      Posts: 53
      Review Date: Sat December 28, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): waiter

      We love Boma. We had the same waiter as two years ago. It was alright this time. DS9 loves the sirloin and the watermelon tomato blue cheese salad. The soups are yummy. We had the coconut chicken curry. I have the recipe and make it here. I guess I have changed it up here and there and enjoy mine better. The sirloin was good. The ribs my dad loved me not so much. The fufu is something my husband enjoys- sweet potato and mashed potato together. the bobotie my dad had. It's an egg ground beef type dish. The ginger carrot soup was also good but make it at home too. The Durban chicken again I make at home and was the same. Desserts are bite size. Not a zebra dome fan but they're there if you like them. It was very nice the waiter brought my son a dessert out with a candle. Very few even acknowledged my son's bday. Will probably go back. Would like to try breakfast.
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      Registered: February 2013
      Location: Cincinnati OH
      Posts: 9
      Review Date: Thu December 26, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): lots to try - good variety no matter your taste
      Cons: price

      Yum Yum Yum. Second time eating here and it didn't disappoint. Great way to try new things - plenty of the basics if you're not that adventurous. (But why go if you're not.... you can get mashed potatoes elsewhere for a lot less....) Wish they'd put out a Boma-specific cookbook - I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Servers were very pleasant and quick, everyone eager to help - many were from Africa and eager to share their culture. How long 'til I can go back....?!?!?
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      Registered: July 2007
      Posts: 41
      Review Date: Fri December 13, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food selection
      Cons: Tables close together

      Third time eating here and still enjoyed it. We always love trying different salads, soups and entrees. If you are not adventurous, they do have some of the standard fair- roast beef, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese. But honestly- it's a great way to try something new!
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      Registered: November 2013
      Posts: 3
      Review Date: Mon November 18, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food Quality and Variety, Wait Staff
      Cons: None

      Amazing meal enjoyed by entire family. Loved the buffet options and ability to try new items without committing to an entire entree. Vegetarians should love this place since there are many meat free options. Of course the beef was awesome as well!! Small desserts allowed us to sample everything. Atmosphere was bustling and energetic. Might not recommend for a quiet romantic meal, but totally fun and entertaining for people of all ages!
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      The Hendies

      Registered: February 2008
      Posts: 30
      Review Date: Tue November 12, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Love the food!
      Cons: None

      The best part of dining at Boma is that the adventurous eater (me) can enjoy taste treats, while the more conventional eater (my spouse) can have a meat and potato meal. The soups alone are worth the trip! Can't wait to go back!
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      David Carrano

      Registered: January 2007
      Location: North Branford CT
      Posts: 11
      Review Date: Fri September 20, 2013 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 3 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Nice theme, convenient if staying at AKL
      Cons: Noisy, unorganized, low quality food, poor wait staff

      We had the dinner buffet at Boma on September 13th, 2013. We were staying at the AKL so it was convenient. We have eaten at Boma before; however, this time around we found it to be very noisy and unorganized. Although it was busy, we did get our table rather quickly. Our party consisted of 6 adults, 4 on the dining plan, two not. I tried to explain that to our waitress when we sat down but she seemed confused and said she would take care of the details later. We used the wrist bands all week, so we knew what to expect. To be truthful, she never did take care of the details, at the end, we got billed for the full amount as well as an 18% gratuity charge. Believe me; the service was not worth an 18% gratuity. We finally did get the bill straightened out. Overall, the food was just mediocre, not bad, but nothing to write home about. More than likely we will not go back. Maybe the breakfast buffet is better?
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      Registered: July 2007
      Location: Pittsburgh, PA
      Posts: 44
      Review Date: Thu September 12, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): food variety, server
      Cons: waiting area

      Mom, Sister, DD24 and I ate here on Sept 1. The waiting area needs something done. Also, the desk staff seems confused. The wait seems longer compared to other restaurants at Disney World. Once seated the server was great and the food was great as usual. The plain eater in our group did not enjoy it as much as the rest of us, except for dessert, which she thought was fabulous.
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