One thing I love about Disney World so much more than Disneyland is that it has so many amazing and diverse restaurants. This post is the first in a series of posts featuring some of the amazing Disney World table service restaurants that we had the privilege to eat at on our most recent trip.
I had heard great things about Boma and this trip was our first time to try it for ourselves. Boma is located at Jambo House of the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Boma is a buffet that serves breakfast and dinner featuring African-inspired dishes plus some more traditional American favorites.
At $32.99 for adults and $15.99 for children, it is among the more expensive Disney buffets, but on the Dining Plan it is a great value! Prices include a non-alcoholic specialty drink.
The restaurant has a similar feel to the resort with warm woods, rich colors and patterns with dim lighting that I find soothing. With a group of seven, we were seated at one of the large wooden tables that was in the shape of Africa.
Our server took our drink orders and gave us an overview of the buffet, explaining some of the foods we’d find at each station. Some of the foods included wood-fired meats at a carving station, salads, African breads with assorted hummus spreads, soups and stews, vegetables, fruits, and casserole-type dishes…plus a nice assortment of desserts.
We tried a lot of new and interested dishes with wonderful spices and flavors. Some of our favorites included the Bobotie (a quiche-like dish), Curry Pasta Salad, Pap (a corn-based porridge), Chakalaka (a spicy tomato dish), Nut-crusted Salmon, Kokonut Rice, African-Carved Strip Loin, and the soups. For the less adventurous eaters, they have a section that includes options like Macaroni & Cheese, Spaghetti, & Chicken Tenders. The desserts are small - just a few bites – which is perfect for trying several. A couple favorites were the Peanut Butter Mousse with Peanut Brittle & Butterscotch Ganache and the Banana Bread Pudding and Vanilla Sauce and Caramel Sauce.
We loved Boma and I would go back in a heartbeat, especially when on the Dining Plan. For the adventurous eater, it’s a delight. For the less adventurous eater (which we have some of in our party), there were still some really great dishes. We’d definitely recommend making a reservation here if you have a Disney World trip planned.
Entrée Price: $$$$
Average Fork Rating: 4.4
Mr. Diner: 4
Mrs. Diner: 5
Amazing Diner: 5
Sweet Diner: 5
Little Diner: 3