My *surprises* from this trip.

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by chocovrdmicears, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. chocovrdmicears

    chocovrdmicears DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2007
    Back from a fabulous 9 day stay at AKL. We had the Dining Plan - tried some new places and revisited some that we hadn't been to in a few years. We had quite a few *surprises*!

    Some "not-so-good" surprises:
    Coral Reef:fish: - been before and loved it - this time it won the worst meal award.
    Kona: another revisit and it was terrible. We were excited by some of the dishes on the the menu, but they were a fail for us. Had it not been for the bread and fabulous desserts, we would have left starving.
    Pizzafari: My all time favorite antipasto salad has been replaced by a dry, chewy, flavorless chicken and pasta salad.:worried:
    La Hacienda - NEW - The food was ok - but it was not good enough for us not to miss the fabulous atmosphere across the street. Next time, if we want ok Mexican food we will pick San Angel.

    Some GREAT surprises:
    BOMA - a revisit after several years. Didn't love it before - thought everything tasted the same. This time - LOVED LOVED LOVED it! My favorite dinner of the trip!
    Ragland Road - NEW - Ah-mazing meal. Absolutely fabulous service, atmosphere and food.
    VIa Napoli - the one and only repeat from last year - Absolutely fantastic.

    And the BIG winner of the surprise meal of the trip........wait for it......cause you won't believe it...................:rotfl:

    *PIZZA PLANET* - Yes. It's true. The pizza was what it was...but it was cooked perfectly and I found THE antipasto salad! YUM! - and to complete the perfect lunch - those flippin cupcakes! :faint: Cappuccino Cupcake :lovestruc

    HTH! :goodvibes
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  3. chocovrdmicears

    chocovrdmicears DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2007
    OH! I forgot one - Be Our Guest for lunch - NEW.
    The food was very good. I really enjoyed the salad. The atmosphere is amazing. Definately worth a visit just to see it!
  4. momof2n2

    momof2n2 DIS Veteran

    Aug 12, 2007
    Thanks for the reports!
    how funny pizza planet got such rave reviews. But great cupcakes can NOT be underrated. ;)
  5. darnheather

    darnheather DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2013
    Good to see another rave review for Boma. I am so excited to try it.
  6. mmullena70

    mmullena70 Mouseketeer

    Jun 3, 2011
    Boma was my favorite meal on our last trip. The soups are amazing, especially the carrot ginger soup and the coconut chicken curry soup. I also loved their pasta salad that had curry in it. I could have feasted on those dishes alone!
  7. GinnerD

    GinnerD Mouseketeer

    Jun 8, 2012
    I have been seeing more good reviews of Pizza Planet lately. That Cappuccino cupcake seems to be calling my name.
  8. MICKFan


    Jul 28, 2007
    Glad to see a good review of Boma. Going to try it for the first time in November...:)
  9. wdwfan22

    wdwfan22 Totally Obsessed Disney Nut!

    Mar 26, 2008
    Im glad you had a wonderful trip!! Love to hear that.

    I really want to try Ragland Road. I just can't seem to fit in a trip to DD my next trip. We don't have a car, and it just takes so long to get to DD and back on buses. Plus, Im not much of a shopper, I get enough of that in the parks, and I have a hard time spending a lot of time out of the theme parks. Plus we are doing one or two days at the water parks this trip. My kids love those.

    I might have to re-look at my schedule though..
  10. Couchy

    Couchy DIS Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Via Napoli is my favorite. We try to start and end our trip with meals here:rolleyes1
  11. jennylyn_b

    jennylyn_b Disney Fan for Life :)

    Jun 16, 2009
    We do DTD dinner after a water park day! Works perfectly for us! Just an idea.
  12. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 1999
    I was just going to say the same thing. We go to DTD ONLY for Raglan Road. I also budget for a taxi to and from DTD. It saves time and all the aggravation of the DTD buses. Well worth it.
  13. Cavy

    Cavy Earning My Ears

    Dec 15, 2012
    Surprised about Pizza Planet--DH and I grabbed Pizzafari for lunch in AK because we'd heard terrible things about dining in DHS, but now I'm thinking we should have given Pizza Planet a chance.

    And :thumbsup2 for Boma--DH loved it, and he likes nothing! I was so happy that he actually enjoyed something :joker:
  14. chocovrdmicears

    chocovrdmicears DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2007
    For those considering BOMA - I highly recommend trying it. A few years ago we thought everything had the same seasoning to it. This time it was amazing - the salmon, the BBQ ribs, the roast chicken..all the salads - and the different flavored hummus - the carrot ginger soup was another winner for us too!

    I think Raglan Road is well worth a special trip over to DTD.

    We were also really, really surprised at Pizza Planet! - The last time we ate there it was terrible. It took us quite a few years before we ventured back! lol!
  15. MellaWDWnut

    MellaWDWnut DIS Veteran

    Apr 14, 2006
    Going to have to give Boma a try next trip! Thanks for the reviews!!

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  16. B-Ride

    B-Ride Getting My Disney Fix

    Apr 7, 2008
    The cupcakes are new. Used to just be cookies which were a bit of a disappointment.
  17. Zippa D Doodah

    Zippa D Doodah <font color=red>Suffering from Fairy Alienation.

    Apr 9, 2003
    Glad to see more good words about Via Napoli. We will be eating there for the first time on our next trip
  18. GC&S

    GC&S DIS Veteran

    Jul 4, 2005
    We always liked pizza planet - even before cupcakes.

    Sad to hear about Coral Reef. It was never my favorite and we try to skip it every other year. DD requested it this year so we will be going back. I was hoping to hear some good reviews of it :).

    Boma is my favorite but now that dd is a disney adult and eats about 3 bites for dinner, its hard to spend that much money.
  19. DizzDoll

    DizzDoll DIS Veteran

    May 11, 2007
    I'm in the Raglan Road and Boma Club. If you can get to either one you will seriously NOT be disappointed.

    We'll give Pizza Planet a wing this year. We almost always avoid the DHS food because - let's face it - it pretty much sucks with the exception (in our opinion) of Backlot. We'll try Pizza Planet just for those dang cupcakes!! Although Starring Rolls Red Velvet Cupcakes will be tough to beat...:rotfl2:

    Now I'm shaking in my bedroom slippers about the Coral Reef review - we have an ADR for there as well and hope it isn't terrible - it will be a new restaurant for us this year.
  20. Blessedwith3boys

    Blessedwith3boys Mouseketeer

    Apr 11, 2013
    Hee Hee....ever wonder why we take our husbands! :rotfl2:

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