2901 Osceola Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32830
Located inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House, Boma serves up African-inspired dishes in a buffet format. Even though we didn’t plan out this meal, we were able to score some late evening reservations on the same day. After checking in at the hostess desk, we were quickly seated inside the restaurant. After only waiting a minute or two, our server came by to tell us about the food stations and take our drink order. Non-alcoholic drinks were included in the buffet prices, so I opted for their signature juice mix, which tasted delicious.
On the visit to the food stations, we tried many different items such as nut-crusted salmon, mashed potatoes, tri-tip, pork ribs, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, pasta, kokonut rice, basmati rice, and sausage stew. In terms of a buffet variety, there seemed to be something for everyone. Certain items like the salmon tasted much better when they brought out a fresh tray as it was quite juicy instead of dry. The tri-tip was also very tender and I revisited that station multiple times. After you hit the few good stations, you do feel like there could have been more variety, but they did do well for the food they have. Other than the salmon and tri-tip, the highlight of the buffet would have to be the zebra domes in the dessert area. Better than the mini-cupcakes, tarts, brownies, cookies, and mini-cakes, the zebra domes tasted delicious with its mousse inside and chocolate shell outside on a cake base. If you go to Boma, you must eat a minimum of 6 zebra domes before leaving.
Overall, Boma serves up a decent Disney buffet with African flavors. Even with its few highlights, Boma excels in quality and irresistible zebra domes. If you only want zebra domes, you can buy them at the Mara quick service restaurant at Animal Kingdom Lodge, but you might as well eat as much as you can at the buffet. At $43 per adult for dinner, this is no cheap meal, but you get what you pay for at this Disney dining destination.