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jess20k
09-09-2007, 01:37 PM
I am considering switching my ADR for 'Ohana to Boma. We have been to 'Ohana before, and have always enjoyed it. But, the last time we went, I noticed it wasn't as good as it used to be...So, even though we usually go here, I am on the fence if I should switch it or not. I have read many good reviews of Boma on the dis, so I just wanted to get any comments that you may have. Thanks!

MickeyNicki
09-09-2007, 01:44 PM
I just did a poll a week or so ago and Boma won out!

ronunc
09-09-2007, 01:55 PM
My DW and I love Boma. You owe it to yourself to give it a try!:yay: :yay:

Ms.Mouse
09-09-2007, 02:14 PM
I'll third that for Boma instead of O'Hana

MrsJ Henry
09-09-2007, 02:53 PM
LOVE Boma!!!!

followme2disney
09-09-2007, 02:58 PM
Huge 'Ohana fan here...not so much on Boma!

Disneyof3
09-09-2007, 03:10 PM
:)

Sorry can't help you. I have both booked for March and have never been to both. Is there anything in particular you didn't like about Ohana's?? I'm going with 3 kids and they are thinking it would be neat to eat off of skewers. Good luck with your choice and thanks.

jess20k
09-09-2007, 03:50 PM
:)

Sorry can't help you. I have both booked for March and have never been to both. Is there anything in particular you didn't like about Ohana's?? I'm going with 3 kids and they are thinking it would be neat to eat off of skewers. Good luck with your choice and thanks.

We have always enjoyed 'Ohana, but when we went this past Feb. it wasn't as good as an experience as we have had in the past. Nothing horrible, but the things that we did not like that comes to mind, were...The service was lacking. Our server was slow with the drink re-fills and she wasn't very friendly. The meat seemed dry. The beef was the best, but the turkey and pork were much dryer than previous visits. (I don't like the sausage, so I don't know how that turned out.) It was also a total madhouse! I know this is a busy place, but it seemed much more chaotic than in our past visits.

Like I said it was nothing major, and we have always had a good time here, but I think it is time to give Boma a try. This is my only ADR that I was willing to switch, so I guess we will probably be skipping 'Ohana this year. Thanks for the comments!

Disneyof3
09-09-2007, 03:58 PM
Thanks for your comments. We will keep a eye on the dryness and hopefully your server was just tired that night. We all love the food that is written for Ohana's so hopefully we will have a better experience then you did. As I said weve never been and have heard good reviews about it, also we heard that this is a better meal then the Luau. We will find out in March. Thanks again

IWISHFORDISNEY
09-09-2007, 05:09 PM
As far as food goes Boma wins hands down but Ohana does have entertainment. I would say give Boma a try and then do the parade in the lobby of AKL and animal watching at Arusha Rock with night vision goggles to make up for the lack of entertainment.

Lindamary123
09-09-2007, 05:16 PM
My family prefers Boma over Ohana, although we enjoyed our meal at Ohana too. My kids are almost grown (17,21 and 24) and they loved all of the different foods for breakfast and dinner at Boma.

DLBDS
09-09-2007, 05:31 PM
BOMA! :love:

Wendi2000
09-09-2007, 08:07 PM
I honestly like them both a lot. However, I'd say that if I didn't have a 5-year-old I probably wouldn't like 'Ohana as much as I do. I would keep going to Boma though!!!

AngieInOH
09-09-2007, 10:07 PM
My honest vote would be for 'Ohana, our family prefers it over Boma. It's not that the food was bad at Boma, just not our cup of tea. It's definately some new flavors you typically wouldn't be exposed to. It wouldn't hurt to try it once.

vascubaguy
09-09-2007, 10:22 PM
My vote would be Boma. (mmmm... Zebra Domes!)

I enjoy it so much that I book an ADR there every trip. I've tried O'hana twice and the only thing that was great both times was the view, but the food was less than desirable (for me at least). At least at Boma if you don't like it, you just go back and try something different.

Mr. Pig
09-09-2007, 10:57 PM
We have enjoyed Ohana but Boma does have a greater variety of food. Boma has a lot of selections that you would not see anywhere else. This can be good or bad depending on how adventurous your parties eating habits are. There are still plenty of "regular" selections of choices at Boma. Having been at Ohana before I would suggest trying Boma but that is me. I like to try a variety of restaurants at least once. Both have a good atmosphere - Boma does not do the entertainment thing but if that is not important then OK. As PP stated you can use the meal as an excuse to visit AKL and see the lobby and savannah.

roselark
09-10-2007, 07:46 AM
Definitely Boma! Our favorite restaurant at WDW....so far.

mslclark
09-10-2007, 12:03 PM
We were die hard 'Ohana fans. However, we had a very bad experience there last week. Boma was still wonderful last week though. If you've done 'Ohana, I would give Boma a try.

kdsjjb
09-10-2007, 12:19 PM
WOW - tought call for me on this one!

We all (Me, DW, DS16, DD13, and DS10) all really enjoy both places.

I love the grilled meats and the chicken wings at O'hanas, but the Prime Rib and the soups at Boma are really good. Actually everything I tried at Boma was really good.

Seeing that you have done O'hanas before, I think you owe it to yourselves to try Boma.

We try to do both each trip. Hmmm, If I could only choose one....

Yeah, OK...

Boma.

zalansky
09-10-2007, 12:31 PM
We just tried Boma last week for the first time - it wins HANDS DOWN as my new favorite restaurant. This was the only restaurant out of 6 sit downs that I left feeling overly stuffed because I simply could not stop eating. LOVE IT!!!! :thumbsup2

Stitchfans
09-10-2007, 03:49 PM
IMO Ohana over Boma. Odd man odd I guess. Didn't care for Boma.

mom2my3kids
09-10-2007, 04:10 PM
We are doing both..:cool1:

Disneyof3
09-10-2007, 07:58 PM
As far as food goes Boma wins hands down but Ohana does have entertainment. I would say give Boma a try and then do the parade in the lobby of AKL and animal watching at Arusha Rock with night vision goggles to make up for the lack of entertainment.



I have never heard of the parade in the lobby??? WHAT IS THAT!!!!!

airtime
09-12-2007, 12:40 PM
Same here, Stitchfans. Boma didn't do it for anyone in my family. We're huge 'Ohana fans though. I found too many of the main dishes at Boma uninteresting. At 'Ohana, they're always great!

maraki527
09-12-2007, 01:02 PM
I personally liked Ohana's better. Bomas has alot of different food. I would at least try it once and make your own opinion though.

IWANNAGOBACK!
09-12-2007, 01:26 PM
Boma, we'll be there oct 8th!!!!!!!!:cool1:

goofy4tink
09-12-2007, 01:32 PM
Because I had already eaten at 'Ohana several times and enjoyed it, I wanted to take my dh and dd, who had never been. We went last month (mid-Aug). The service was definatly lacking. Our server seemed to disappear after explaining how it all worked. It took us about 15 mins to get her attention in order to get more drinks. The appetizer course came out quickly, but the main meal followed within about 4 mins. We were seated at a small table, so there was very little room to put everything! The meat was dry and overly salty. I had previously enjoyed the meat skewers a lot so was really disappointed. We felt very rushed. Dh thought it was okay, but he had nothing to compare it to. Dd didn't like it at all.
We all love Boma. Since I had to make dining changes last Oct and didn't get to eat at Boma then or in Dec, we ate there in August. It was wonderful. I actually tried a ton of new stuff. I'm a true meat and potatoes girl so usually stick to what I know. Not this time. I tried all sorts of stuff, and liked it!!! I love the atmosphere, the servers are wonderful and most helpful. I love AKL itself and we have so much fun exploring the area before or after dinner. I'm trying breakfast there in April....haven't done that before.

Pakey
09-12-2007, 01:33 PM
BOMA is our first ADR of every trip. That's a standing rule if you go with me!!!

WDisnut
09-12-2007, 03:55 PM
BOMA, even thought I picked Ohana's for this trip... Boma has many different type of foods, some spicy, buffet style, and I hate buffets, but its still better all around in my opinion!

aprincess72
09-12-2007, 04:40 PM
I've been to both 'Ohana and Boma about 3 times in the last 4 months. The service and quality at 'Ohana just seem to decline every time. This past visit was so bad we deemed it our last. I think Boma has great variety and I've had really terrific service experiences there.

blanq
09-12-2007, 05:13 PM
I have been to both 'Ohana and Boma several times, and if I had to pick one over the other, Boma would win out.

kathie859
09-12-2007, 05:26 PM
Boma over Ohana's hands down. Now even though I have both booked for this upcoming trip, I admit to being a little apprehensive about Ohana's--it seems like the service there is still that you sit down, they throw your food on the table and there's no leisure time between courses. The pacing of that restaurant drives me wild but I promised myself I would give it one more try and take the bull by the horns if we were rushed. One other note, was that my last visit in March, the skewered meats tasted like charcoal lighter fluid:confused3 Yuck! But the bread pudding was to die for:goodvibes

Boma, on the other hand, has several food stations with some very unusual and interesting offerings--along with the usual (chicken fingers, mac n cheese) for the unadventurous. Oh...and the dessert station. Oh WOW!!
Excuse me while I go salivate:thumbsup2