It is very hard to justify a buffet for two vegetarians. For the $80 price tag we can eat everything we want at either Jiko or Sanaa...which are both toward the top of our WDW dining lists. Plus the atmosphere is more subdued and you have a server. I understand the gorgefest that buffets are supposed to be, and that having a server would kind of ruin that, and that the intrinsic nature of a buffet is very lively and loud. So no points off for that, just a preference.
Adam checking out the goods.
I did enjoy the food at Boma. The spinach-corn pudding was terrific, the hummus station was nice also. The butternut squash soup was excellent. Actually all the vegetable dishes were quite good....just a little salty, and not spicy enough. I love salty food, it really takes a lot for me to say something is too salty, but I feel like in lieu of using spices they just added salt. This to me implies the lesser quality of the restaurant compared to both Jiko and Sanaa...and even suggests a different attitude toward the people who choose to eat here over the other two. People eating at a buffet will not appreciate the bold REAL flavors of Africa and India. Heres some salad.
The place really is pretty though, and the atmosphere is fun, and full of people. I doubt anything will change in short order. I feel like Disney is really dumbing the food down by under seasoning the food. When something says curry to me, and has little curry flavor, I feel slighted. What? You don't think I can handle curry? At the very least, HALF of the food should be authentic and the rest can be blah middle American starchy food. Mind you that I saw WAY TOO MANY adults eating mac and cheese/ mashed potatoes / and chicken. Why are you eating here? You can get all those things at any counter service restaurant! This just re-enforces what Disney thinks to begin with...American adults want boring garbage food.
Oh lord. This wasn't supposed to be so negative. Like I said at the beginning, I DID enjoy my meal. The GOOD things were actually really terrific. Plus, unlimited zebra domes are enough to make me cry from happiness. If you haven't eaten at any of the restaurants at Animal Kingdom Lodge, I would highly suggest Sanaa or Jiko. Once you've tried those places, maybe try Boma. Just don't expect the same bold and delicate flavors. You will leave stuffed though.