- Apr 1, 2007
Our last Boma trip, there were 6 of us (all "Disney" adults), and for that our waiter took drink orders, brought drinks, refilled them once, and maybe did one round of plate clearing. For that, he earned over $60.I’m not sure how you’re figuring it’s a lot less work. By the Tripadvisor description it sounds like buffet servers work just as hard or harder than regular servers. Why would you tip them less? If the Jiko servers are waiting to get into Boma it’s probably because Boma tends to be much busier, at least at the times we visit. Jiko is usually a walk-up. More tables will mean more money.
Compare that to our last Jiko trip (which, BTW was my first time there), our waitress was fantastic (for about 9 of us, 5 kids, though) and her tip was in that same range. We left her more because she was outstanding. Made excellent wine and entree recommendations, then back again for dessert recommendations. Our friends were on the DP, we were out of pocket, but all agreed it was far superior to our Boma experiences.
If you think Buffet servers do just as much, you are welcome to your opinion. (Note: I leave 'Ohana and Garden Grill out of this as the servers do bring you your food).