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Old 12-23-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Boma or Kona?

My brother and sister in law are looking for an evening away without the four kids. So, just two adults (but not a signature, due to $) also, not at a park. I have a reservation for them at Boma and Kona, but not sure which would be better. Or, do you have a better selection? Thank you for your advice
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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Are they looking for anything in particular in their dining experieince?

GFC and Wave are a couple of other places I can think off right off hand....
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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My brother and sister in law are looking for an evening away without the four kids. So, just two adults (but not a signature, due to $) also, not at a park. I have a reservation for them at Boma and Kona, but not sure which would be better. Or, do you have a better selection? Thank you for your advice
Boma is almost as much as a signature! I would spend a little extra to do the signature.
Kona has reasonable prices and a great menu. They could enjoy great service, appetizers, entree, and dessert at Kona for the price of boma.

I would suggest Kona! I also agree with PP, GF Cafe never disappoints.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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My brother and sister in law are looking for an evening away without the four kids. So, just two adults (but not a signature, due to $) also, not at a park. I have a reservation for them at Boma and Kona, but not sure which would be better. Or, do you have a better selection? Thank you for your advice
I enjoyed both but Boma is one of our very favorites!! Between the two, I'd go with Boma. Not terribly romantic romantic! The Wave is a darker restaurant and would probably be lovely for a date night. My only issue with Boma is the $$ since it's a buffet...but the food is so yummy!
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:45 AM   #5
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Boma is a great meal!!!
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For a dinner without the 4 kids I would like to sit down and be served so I would not choose a buffet. Kona would be the better choice, but I think one of the DTD restaurants, such as Raglan Road, would be fun and the food is very good there.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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Food wise I like Boma more. There are so many wonderful things to try. But we also really love Kona. If you're wanting a more laid back experience where you're being waited on and can socialize a bit more, I think Kona would be a better choice. But if you really like trying different kinds of food and not worried about the social part, then Boma is a great choice. You can chat at Boma but it is very noisy in there!
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #8
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We have eaten at both: and on our adults-only trip for our 20th anniversary, we ate at Kona. Perfect choice. We enjoyed our meals in a quiet setting, while enjoying the people-watching of everyone in the Poly lobby. We shared a Lapu Lapu, which we are still smiling about now.

Boma is a great restaurant: we plan on eating there again with our four kids. However, as far as a quiet night, with time to relax and chat which is hard to come by for parents of four: I'd head to Kona.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #9
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We love both and I would be hard pressed to choose between them. Forced to take one I would go with Kona because it easier to get to.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:09 PM   #10
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Can't go wrong. Kona sit down vs Boma buffet...I'm loving the Boma buffet so that's my pick. But, again, wonderful food and experience either way.

Have a great time!
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These are two different experiences. IMHO, Kona is the better meal. Its a sit-down restaurant with some really good menu choices. Boma is a buffet, which appeals to those who like a wide variety and quantity.

If there's a desire to experience African cuisine but at a sit-down restaurant I'd suggest Sanaa at AKL-Kidani.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #12
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We have eaten at both.

The problem with Boma (imo) - is that you either like it or love it. If you know you love African inspired food, then it is a great choice. Plenty of choices, very fresh food, wonderful theming..and a beautiful resort to visit. Our last visit, we didn't love the food - too many savory dishes that were sweet tasting. That being said we are staying at AKL and have decided to give it another try.
We have eaten at Kona many, many times and have never been dissapointed in the food. The service can be iffy and the atmosphere can be loud (depending when you go and where your table is located) - but we much prefer the choices here.

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #13
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My brother and sister in law are looking for an evening away without the four kids. So, just two adults (but not a signature, due to $) also, not at a park. I have a reservation for them at Boma and Kona, but not sure which would be better. Or, do you have a better selection? Thank you for your advice
Love Kona and it would be quieter than Boma(which we also love but not for a quiet dinner). GFC is also a fav! Maybe Capts Grille at the YC. Very quiet and good food. After they could stroll around the Boardwalk area and maybe grab a drink someplace. You should also take into consideration how they will get back to your resort. A taxi is easy but if they want to take Disney transportation, think about that too.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:21 AM   #14
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Kona! Boma is a buffet and far from romantic. The most adult/romantic dinner I ever had at WDW was at chefs counter at Flying Fish!
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:09 AM   #15
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I think the atmosphere at kona is pretty dull. Reminds me of a cafeteria/coffee shop.

Maybe try GF cafe? or Captains Grill? Love the pp idea, after Captains Grill dinner walk around the boardwalk. love the boardwalk!

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