Sci Fi vs Boma?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by brandijo5, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. brandijo5

    brandijo5 LSU Tiger Stadium - No Place Like It!!!!!!!!!

    May 12, 2007
    I'm thinking of canceling my Sci Fi ressie and switching to Boma for dinner. DH is a VERY picky eater and I'm scared he won't enjoy anything and I really don't want to hear "You made me eat FuFu" all week. He's a meat and potatoes kind of guy, but I would love to try it. Anybody care to offer up their opinions on Boma and whether they think there might be something for DH.

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  3. dvcterry

    dvcterry DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    oh I love Boma. There are meat, fish, chicken choices at the buffet. different salads. several different soups. mini desserts. there's a child section so feel free to pick from there. The flavors are very good--not overwhelming, not spicy, just delicious. nice quality.
  4. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

    Jun 11, 2000
    I generally find that really picky eaters don't like it. Even the safe selections (the meats, soups etc) have unique flavors that the non-adventurous may not appreciate. That said, it's all QUITE delicious and one of our favorites. This from a mostly picky eater!
  5. Cinderella1122

    Cinderella1122 DVC member since 2008

    Feb 9, 2007
    I have picky eaters in my family and they all love Boma. We visit there atleast once a trip.
  6. Feckless

    Feckless DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2011
    Boma is hands down better than Sci Fi, but if you have someone that wants burgers and fries, then no sense going to Boma! My DD still talks about the delicious mashed potatoes (she is a picky eater for sure) and there is a meat carving station, and incredible desserts. My kids are not exactly adventurous eaters like their parents yet but they loved it. Sci Fi is diner-type fare.
  7. Caseheidi

    Caseheidi DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    My husband is also a picky eater, and loves the Dinner Buffet at Boma. There are lots of meat and potato type of dishes there, and simple food as well. It is great for us as I like to be daring and try new things, and he stays safe and simple. And I admit I much prefer Boma over Sci-Fy diner. Sci-Fy was good, but not entirely memorable food wise for me.
  8. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

    Mar 29, 2011
    I would stick to sci-fi to be honest. just my opinion.
  9. Tanyabeth8

    Tanyabeth8 Mouseketeer

    Jul 14, 2012
    Personally, I'm not impressed by either of these restaurants, but that is just my opinion. I know a lot of people rave about them both, but I've had so many better meals than either of those places in Disney.
  10. North of Mouse

    North of Mouse DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Boma, for sure over Sci-fi ::yes:: We have gone every trip and never had a bad experience there - love, love the food.
  11. Bob NC

    Bob NC DIS Veteran<br><font color="red">I am a trained pr

    Mar 3, 2000
    Honestly, for a picky eater, I'd choose Sci Fi.

    They are a little heavy handed with some of the spices at Boma.

    Not much plain old meat & potatoes there.

    I've eaten at Boma twice and saw something really weird both times. It seemed like when the waitpeople cleared plates from tables, there were many many full plates being taken away.

    The salad bar is good, and there's a soup or two that are good. They used to have a prime rib station and the line was always LONGGGGG at that, because it was the most normal food there.

    A lot of the food tastes good on the first or second bite, but you quickly tire of it.

    If you take your picky hubby to Boma, I bet he spends most of his time at the kids section.
  12. sabcook

    sabcook Mouseketeer

    Aug 7, 2012
    Boma is much better than Sci-Fi, in my opinion. There are tons of options, even my picky kids love it there.
  13. TheNewMrsB

    TheNewMrsB DIS Veteran

    Sep 29, 2008
    Sci-Fi for sure. Yes, there are carving stations at Boma and whatnot but that alone doesn't make for a satisfying meal. I'm much more adventurous than DH and while I could see that the dishes weren't that complex, a picky eater may not see it that way. Hence the fact that we've never returned to Boma. ;)
  14. pugcrazy

    pugcrazy DIS Veteran

    May 4, 2006
    My picky Meat & Potatoes hubby loves Boma's. There are plenty of choices for unadventurous eaters. We skipped Boma's on our September trip in favor of a signature restaurant (Narcoossee's), but we will return again.
    My parents and aunt and uncle ate there in September. My Dad & Uncle are picky eaters, but they found foods they liked and enjoyed the meal.

    We like Sci Fi too & did eat there in September.
  15. Roxychica7

    Roxychica7 DIS Veteran

    Jun 14, 2008
    That's a tough call. Sci-Fi is definitely a safe bet, as we enjoy their burgers and shrimp pasta dishes. We go every year. The last 2 years, we have tried Boma. Once for breakfast and once for dinner. While I really did enjoy Boma, and thought it was good, especially their unique desserts. we are not going back this year, as it wasn't a "must do" for us. If you want to try something new, Boma is definitely the one to try, as it isn't overly spicey and there are some things for everyone, not everything is. I would make it a judgement call on yourself.
  16. AlohaAnnie

    AlohaAnnie DIS Veteran

    Jul 10, 2006
    I would pick Sci-Fi if DH is a picky eater. I loved Boma but my kids and husband did not. DS isn't really a picky eater but doesn't want to return. DD & DH picky eaters of the bunch do not want to return and did not feel there was enough to eat on the buffet for their tastes.

    I felt there was enough but they did not.

    I would return to Boma for Dinner in a flash!
  17. disneydom

    disneydom Mouseketeer

    Jun 11, 2002
    I will have to vote for Boma the food is fantastic not spicy at all, and before dinner explore the lodge and check out the animals its an experiance not to be missed:cool1:
  18. luvlumpy

    luvlumpy Mouseketeer

    Feb 20, 2006
    We were very pleased with our first time trip to Boma last week. We found the meat and potatoes to be pretty "normal". Sure, there were a few things that were different, but nothing crazy. We enjoyed it.
  19. hsmamato2

    hsmamato2 <font color=magenta>Tink in Training-Good Girl,Bad

    Mar 28, 2005
    There's no comparison...Boma is FABULOUS. sci-fi is fun,as an experience, but that's it. Boma also has plenty of ordinary food,your dh won't be hungry. It's our fave WDW restaurant!
  20. jessica23

    jessica23 Mouseketeer

    Dec 30, 2007
    Not even a question, Boma hands down. I have 3 picky ones in my family and they all love Boma. Sci Fi is just okay and can eat anywhere!
  21. thefoodqueen

    thefoodqueen Earning My Ears

    Apr 6, 2012
    Definitely try Boma. The sci-fi food is unimpressive, bland, and overpriced. There are unique items at Boma, but they also have lots of meat options like a carved roast and chicken breasts and some plain options for less adventurous eaters.

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