Boma or Tusker House (Dinner)
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I've heard that Tusker House is like a 'baby Boma' from some people, and in a lot of the recent food porn, the food at Tusker House looks phenomenal... It was my favorite counter service location before it was a buffet, so I'd love to try it... BUT...
It looks like we've only got room for one or the other. We'll be on the dining plan, so cost isn't a factor, but Boma was the first place that made me say 'wow, I must go there'.
So, I present my conundrum to you, PassPorters. Which is better? Include all factors... Service, food, atmosphere... The works.
The food at Tusker House is amazing and I would describe as a baby "Boma". Having said that, out of the two, I would give Boma a go, as it was the original and is still excellent, but you can't go wrong with either. :
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My vote is for Boma. I've eaten at Boma four or five times and never had anything less than an amazing experience. I ate at Tusker House once, and was disappointed. It wasn't bad - just nowhere near Boma in quality or service. After reading a LOT of reports, I'd say our experience was unusually bad - I think we caught them on an off-day. And it's also worth noting that I'm a vegan, so my meals are already a little "different". However, my omnivorous hubby felt the same way. Not bad - just not Boma.
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I Tusker House. We did both on our last trip and Boma to us was just OK. I must say that my reasoning comes strictly from the perspective of a vegetarian so as for the meat portion of both dinning locations I can't comment.
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We have done Boma twice and would again, but not this trip. We have booked TH for an early dinner at our one and only day at AK, I hope we like it. Boma is great, and for the atmosphere of the lodge, I'd do it. For us, this time we have booked Sanaa so will get our AKL fix that way. We have heard good things about TH, though our tastes are fairly adventurous, so I hope we don't miss Boma too much. For us, the deciding factor really was schedule, and our interest in trying Sanaa--which gave us a reason to get to the Lodge, as I've said.
Good luck deciding!
JoAnne and family (dh, ds 10 and dd 7) WDW May 06 (Pop/AKL/Poly); Jan 07 (CBR); DCL Magic Eastern, Dec 07. CSR Sept 2009.
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I'd pick Boma if I could pick only one. We found many things to eat there, even with some dietary restrictions. The soups were so outstanding that they formed the center of our meal. The veggie couscous was great and my husband enjoyed the cashew-crusted salmon even more than the roasted meats. With salads and desserts, there was plenty for everyone, even our son, who ate two big plates of mac and cheese and chicken nuggets followed by fresh fruit and cookies for dessert. The noise level was pretty high but it is also noisy in TH due to all the hard surfaces. We thought the Boma staff was very nice too!
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