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Princess_taffy05 04-28-2013 09:35 AM

Saana, Boma or Jiko
 
Which one? I would like to try one for our next trip/honeymoon. We have never tried any of them before!
Recommendations?

LeahA 04-28-2013 09:54 AM

Jiko is one of the Signature restaurants, I have never eaten there.

I have eaten at Boma, which is a buffet, which I really liked and it gives you an opportunity to try many different foods.

I have eaten at Sanaa, and for me is my favorite restaurant.

I would look at the menus and decide which sounds good, you will get alot of mixed reviews. If you like the menu at Jiko, since it's your honeymoon, try that. We are a family of 5 and Jiko is just too expensive for us. Also, the menu wouldn't work for my family.

All of us like Boma!
All of us love Sanaa!

Minniesgal 04-28-2013 10:05 AM

We loved Sanaa but thought Boma was just ok so i would pick Sanaa over Boma.

We have never eaten at Jiko but it is on our list. Would probably be good for a honeymoon

jimim 04-28-2013 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Princess_taffy05 (Post 48235962)
Which one? I would like to try one for our next trip/honeymoon. We have never tried any of them before!
Recommendations?

Being u ho etymon I would go to jiko. Perfect food and the wine list is awesome if u are into that. They treat u so well. The service is always great. Sanna is also really good. I love the diff breads they have. The food is really good there too just not as refined. Bona isn't bad either. It pretty much comes down to sign dining vs more family like dining vs buffet. U got it all in those choices. I never ever ever miss jiko on a trip! Never.

xoktenox 04-28-2013 10:23 AM

I think if money is no issue, most people will tell you to go with Jiko. Don't think I've ever heard a bad review from there but personally, we've never eaten there because I can't see spending more money for similar food you can get at Sanaa which is AMAZING!! If you want to be a little more budget conscious but still get high quality food and service, go for Sanaa! I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. Also, I don't think I've ever heard a bad review from there, either. Btw, congratulations!

Sweet Melissa 04-28-2013 10:25 AM

Jiko is an outstanding restaurant, and my favorite on property. It's quiet, romantic, and serves unique, well-executed cuisine. The service is stellar and the wine list extensive, including many African wines you won't find elsewhere in the US. It's a MUST for a honeymoon.

All that said, Sanaa is also a gem. It's another favorite, though I don't think it's quite as "special" in terms of ambiance or service.

morgy827 04-28-2013 03:58 PM

Jiko is our number 1 pick for signature dining. Great food, service and atmosphere. We also love Sanaa and the prices are cheaper. Boma is good but I don't really get the hype about it, although I am not a huge fan of buffets so that may be why.

jesswindsor 04-28-2013 04:06 PM

My opinion: 1. Jiko, 2. Sanna, 3. Boma.. I really don't think you will be sorry for picking any of the 3, I personally don't like buffet's, thats why Boma is my last choice.

MinnieLee 04-28-2013 04:20 PM

Congratualtions on your upcoming wedding! princess:

For a honeymoon dinner - Jiko. Saana is also excellent. We really also love BOMA but it can get noisy in the restuarant. For a romatic dinner try Jiko.

nickymaria 04-28-2013 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by jesswindsor (Post 48239086)
My opinion: 1. Jiko, 2. Sanna, 3. Boma.. I really don't think you will be sorry for picking any of the 3, I personally don't like buffet's, thats why Boma is my last choice.

This is my vote, too!

North of Mouse 04-28-2013 04:30 PM

Congratulations! We would choose Boma, but being your honeymoon might affect your choices.

tinkerhon 04-28-2013 04:37 PM

"Sanaa" !!! Quickly became our fave TS restaurant last month !! Love it !!

tarheelmjfan 04-28-2013 04:37 PM

It looks like I'll be the first to post a negative review of Jiko here, but I think it's currently one of the most overrated restaurants on the DIS. We consider it the most overrated signature for sure. Maybe, we would have enjoyed the meal more, if we hadn't read what I consider over-inflated reviews here. The appetizers were very good. Our entrees & desserts were average. I've had both that were just as good or better at non-signature restaurants. From reviews here, we were expecting exotic (by WDW standards) food. That wasn't what we were served. The appetizers were the only thing that stood out as especially flavorful. The other dishes were mostly bland. If we ever return to Jiko (unlikely), we'll order appetizers & maybe a dessert. They do have a nice wine list going for them. We're not ones to skimp on food on vacation, but I can honestly say we felt this was the most wasted $250 we've ever spent on a meal.

It's been a long time since we ate at Boma. Things may have changed since then, so I won't offer an opinion.

We've never dined at Sanaa, but we plan to try it soon. Some of the people here who seem to have similar dining styles/tastes as us recommend it. I'm hoping we'll get lucky & be served more authentic dishes there.

WDWFANCBIIIME 04-28-2013 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess_taffy05 (Post 48235962)
Which one? I would like to try one for our next trip/honeymoon. We have never tried any of them before!
Recommendations?

All three are VERY VERY good I really think

Boma is the best buffet on property really fun and exciting atmosphere with pretty good food and very good service

Sanaa has a relaxed atmosphere with really some of the coolest views anywhere in the entire world! I think the food is outstanding and service is pretty good

Jiko really is the best of the three it is the most expensive but it has a very refined and relaxed atmosphere the food is outstanding as well! The only downfall was service was just okay it was better than some restaurants but not as good as others

If I could only choose one I would choose Jiko but you cannot go wrong with any of them!!!

Micca 04-28-2013 09:41 PM

We've been to Boma many times & liked it, Jiko once and were very impressed. With respect to Boma, as good as the food is it's a big 'ol noisy
place. Jiko is much more low-key and more "adult" in nature. Haven't tried Sanaa but many Dis-ers rate it highly.:earsboy:


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