Boma takes Western-style ingredients and prepares them with an African twist—then invites guests to walk through an African marketplace–style dining room to help themselves at the extraordinary buffet. The dozen or so serving stations have entrées such as roasted pork, Durban-style chicken, spice-crusted beef, and fish served with tamarind and other robust sauces; intriguing salads; and some of the best hummus this side of the Atlantic. Don't pass up the soups, as the coconut-curry seafood stew is excellent. The zebra dome dessert is chocolate mousse covered with white chocolate and striped with dark chocolate. All meals are prix fixe, and prices change seasonally. The South African wine list is outstanding.
Jun 6, 2013
We ate here twice during our recent trip to Disney World. We actually cancelled a reservation we had at Le Cellier to come back to Boma again later in the week. We were with my four kids (ages from 6-10) and my in-laws and every single one of use would say that this was our favorite. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was since it is a buffet but there was an exceptional variety of dishes and everything I tried was well-seasoned and tasty.
All of my kids (even the picky one) found healthy items that they liked. If it was up to my kids, we would have eaten here every night. I think it is a great value, especially on the Disney Dining Plan as it only uses one credit. The servers that we had were friendly and engaging and my kids loved the drumming procession around the room each hour (an African tradition). Book well in advance for this place as it is very popular and rightly so.