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Old 11-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #1
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Sanaa v. Boma - Choose your favorite!

I realize that they are two different restaurants, serving two different kinds of food.... But, if you had to choose between the two of them, which would you choose??


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Old 11-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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1) Sanaa.
2) It even gets better newspaper ratings than Boma and Jiko.
3) See my own reviews below.

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Our Ratings of Sanaa: (rev 10/9/12)
. . . food price value: B
. . . food quality: B
. . . food quantity per serving: B
. . . food prep speed: B
. . . food selection: C
. . . seating quantity: C
. . . seating comfort: C
. . . eatery atmosphere: B
. . . eatery convenience: C
. . . staff friendliness: B
. . . staff attentiveness: A
. . . character interaction: B (views of animals on savannah)

NOTE: Sanaa has good regional African food. Americanized, but
definitely more adventurous than other eateries. The menu is
shorter than other table service eateries, the wine list average,
but the quality of the food and presentation are high. An added
benefit is viewing animals on the Savannah during the meal (for
daylight hours). There's eight savannah window tables and six
more with good views. For lunch, try the Lamb Kefta open face
sandwich; for dinner, try the Durban Chicken and Durban Shrimp.
Don't miss out on the Banana Kulfi Sundae. For lunch or dinner,
get the salad sampler with three of the salads that can feed two
people. Have Kelli as your waitress as she is as-good-or-better
than many of the "signature" servers. Be aware items labeled as
"Durban" are highly spiced, and best washed down with cold milk!
However, you can request them to reduce the amount of spices,
and thus the need for milk ! It is out-of-the-way at AK Villas,
but worth the drive.


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Our Ratings of Boma - Dinner: (6/11/2012)
. . . food price value: D
. . . food quality: C
. . . food quantity per serving: A
. . . food prep speed: A
. . . food selection: C
. . . seating quantity: B
. . . seating comfort: C
. . . eatery atmosphere: D
. . . eatery convenience: C
. . . staff friendliness: C
. . . staff attentiveness: B
. . . character interaction: n/a

NOTE: Boma's an outstanding buffet for breakfast. For dinner it's below
average and worth passing by. African and Middle Eastern foods are
typically spiced with cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, cardamom, etc, which
can make food appear sweet to the taste buds. If doing dinner, go for
the soups
. Leave the meats, salads, the desserts - except for the
Zebra Domes - for someone else. (There now are fifteen different soups
at five per night.) Bring out the ear plugs, as it does get REALLY noisy.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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I'd have to go with Sanaa too. Nothing wrong with Boma- we always enjoy dining there. But we LOVE dining at Sanaa. Quite an adventurous menu, givent that it is a WDW restaurant. Love the decor as well, and the servers are always courteous, prompt, and above all knowledgeable about the menu.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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Sanaa hands down!

ETA; Just as a disclaimer Boma is one of our favorite breakfast locations! They have an amazing breakfast spread!
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #5
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I vote for Sanaa. I love the salad sampler and dessert trio. My only beef with Sanaa is that they serve their red wines waaaay too chilled. They should know better!
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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We couldn't decide either - so we booked both.
It has been years since we have been to BOMA - definately ready to give it another try.
And we are very excited to try Sanaa.
We shall see which we prefer.......
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #7
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I vote for Sanaa. I love the salad sampler and dessert trio . . .
1) Oh, Darn!
2) There goes the drool all over the keyboard, AGAIN.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:22 PM   #8
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Hmmm, as much as I LOVE Sanaa, I would say if you looked over the menu and are ok with flavor then by all means Sanaa. However, what one person enjoys may not be what YOU like. We went with family and with a large group and I gave such high ratings but they did not enjoy the flavors. So what I enjoy may not be what you enjoy. So for my vote, Boma. There were some choices that were a little safer for everyone there and of course everyone did enjoy the soups and salads.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #9
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I'll go with Boma no question, then again Boma is my favorite restaurant anywhere - not just WDW.

Heck, for that matter, I'd probably rank Boma higher than a couple of my kids.

Whenever I'm preparing for a WDW trip, the first thing on my mind is my visit to Boma before I bother thinking about anything in the parks.

Did I mention that I like Boma?
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:20 PM   #10
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I absolutely ADORE Sanaa! We love everything but the bread sampler and vegetable samosas are particularly delish!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
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Boma is by far my favorite buffet Anywhere!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:10 PM   #12
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We did not care for Boma at all. Saana was pretty good and had a lovely view. I enjoyed the food, my husband is less adventurous. We did have a bad experience. We had reservations but ended up with over a 40 minute wait, and our server was not good. But the food and view were FAR better than Boma
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #13
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I can no longer justify spending $200.00 for a family of four at Boma. It is just a buffet. It is loud and messy.

Sanaa has reasonable prices, a comfortable atmosphere, and great food. I like the appetizers, desserts, and bread service.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #14
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Sanaa Sanaa Sanaa.

Best Restaurant on property!!!!!

We LOVE it!

We even have reservations for Christmas Day since it is our favorite. My kids love the food--no kids meals here for us!

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:53 AM   #15
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Thanks for your input guys! We ate at Sanaa on our last trip, and I really enjoyed it, but then again, I've been eating Indian food since I could eat solid foods, so spices don't bother me. This trip DHs parents are coming along, and they are strictly meat and potato kinda folks, so I'm a little worried about them.
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