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Old 07-15-2013, 11:18 PM   #46
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Boma seating

How is the seating at Boma. Do you have your own table or are you seated with another family? There are 4 of us. Its hard to tell from the pictures.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:30 PM   #47
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How is the seating at Boma. Do you have your own table or are you seated with another family? There are 4 of us. Its hard to tell from the pictures.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #48
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Boma is one of our favorites and we often go out of our way to get there. Love the food there!
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #49
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its a great place to eat...from the food to atmosphere...it is an all around great experience and offer samples of food that is hard to find both in and out of Disney!
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:19 PM   #50
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My two kids, DH, and I all agreed that Boma was our favorite Disney restaurant. Yes, these things are subjective. I've hated books, TV shows, and movies that other people have raved about. That doesn't mean they weren't good. They just weren't my taste.

That being said, I think most people would enjoy Boma very much. If you end up going there, I hope you have a great time!
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #51
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Just an FYI in case you didn't realize, but Boma rotates their menu. I'm not sure of the schedule, but you could very likely eat there two times in a week and have different food. I think primarily the main course, but they are also likely to vary the other dishes based on the season and what they can get fresh.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #52
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its a great place to eat...from the food to atmosphere...it is an all around great experience and offer samples of food that is hard to find both in and out of Disney!
Plus, we have always had wonderful wait staff!
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #53
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We've gone to Boma 4 times,and have never had a bad experience,and will return each time we visit"The World".We enjoyed the fact that it WASN'T just "run of the mill",regular food...We appreciated the different tastes,spices,and types of food,and the ambiance of the place..really neat.Can't wait to go back!!! We were chosen as "Family of the Day"twice,and that made it even more special! Try it;you may or may not like it....but judge for yourself,not other peoples opinions.
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Liked it very, very, much.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:13 PM   #54
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We really enjoyed Boma when we ate there in October, 2011. We loved the hummus, the watermelon rind salad, the couscous, the bobotie, the salmon, the chicken, the soups, well, you get the idea. We are not, however, a meat and potatoes kind of family. In fact, steak and baked potato is one of our least favorite meals. If you are a meat and potato kind of family, you probably won't like Boma.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #55
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We have had breakfast and dinner at BOMA and were pleased both times.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:18 PM   #56
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I've never been to Boma but it was at the top of my list to try next time based on all of the positive reviews I've read. I recently started listening to Dis Unplugged and just listened to a scathing Boma review. I know that everyone's taste is different and it's always subjective. And, anyone can have a bad experience even in a great restaurant. But, it was multiple reviewers who all had a bad experience. And, they commented that they've gone several times and don't understand why everyone raves about it. They think the food is terrible. They were going to the kiddie station to try to find something to eat. Just wondering what others think???
I think the answer lies in the statement "they were going to the kiddie station to try to find something to eat".

The "kiddie station" has mostly typical Americanized child friendly foods. Boma is known for its cultural mix of foods, and for being one of the LEAST typical.

So....I would conclude that those complaining about it are the type that think anything with a spice they've never had is "weird".

My husband would fit that category....he'll try "weird" food....but not on his own. He travels a lot (like 200+ nights a year). My girls and I would be in SEVENTH HEAVEN being able to travel and try something new all the time....he goes for the chain restaurants only. the only "weird" food he gets is when he's home and we're cooking something new....he'll eat it because we made it, but he seldom finishes it and will get a sandwich or something an hour or two later. We keep trying....but there are only a small handful of "weird" foods that he actually enjoys. I would NEVER dream of taking him to BOMA...because he would be joining those cruising the chicken nuggets and mac n cheese on the kiddie station.

So....think about your own eating habits. Do you enjoy trying new things, exploring a bit? Then give it a try!

However, if you are not an adventurous eater, then I would not recommend Boma.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:40 AM   #57
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We enjoy the food at Boma very much, but it's the atmosphere that's a big turnoff for me. It's a glorified cafeteria. I just can't bring myself to go back and spend that kind of money for that atmosphere when there are better options out there.
Interesting perspective. I disagree with it wholeheartedly, but interesting.

To me the point of a restaurant is the food with atmosphere being secondary. This is why I pass on so many places recommended on the boards; you know the ones... "the food is just ok but you're paying for the atmosphere"

I'm in it for the food - at Boma the food is top notch. I'd hardly consider it to be a glorified cafeteria, but we can chalk that one up to definition.

Op , I'd say give it a go - unless you're party is really the basic child menu type; in that case pass. Hope you have a good time either way
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #58
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We enjoy the food at Boma very much, but it's the atmosphere that's a big turnoff for me. It's a glorified cafeteria. I just can't bring myself to go back and spend that kind of money for that atmosphere when there are better options out there.
Gee, I think I'd like to eat at your cafeteria! Yes, Boma is a buffet and by definition that means that there are rows of heating lamps and food and short lines to get said food, therefore people milling about.

But heavens....the restaurant is beautifully decorated (I'm fairly sure a short search on google and you can locate photos), lighting is pleasantly dimmed, the chairs are padded, the table sure doesn't look like any stained, scratched, burned plastic top to me. I will agree that sometimes the noise level can get a bit loud at times....but I'd say that about any restaurant in or out of Disney that seats several hundred people at once....it certainly not as noisy as some of the steakhouses in my town though!
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:48 AM   #59
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It's so true that food preferences are so subjective. I love Boma and usually don't make it past the soups and unusual salads. The soup chef is a master of flavors and textures. OTOH, I've tried Ohana 3 times and haven't had a decently served or properly prepared meal. And others rave about it
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:40 PM   #60
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We are somewhat adventerous eaters but we've never tried any type of African foods so I think we would just have to try it and see. What types of non-African or non-adventerous foods do they have in case we find that the African flavors are not to our liking?
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