Each week, we ask you, our readers, to vote for your favorite food, ride, land, or activities at theme parks around the world. This week, we’re at Walt Disney World, looking for your Top 5 table service (sit down) restaurants in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.
For the purpose of this poll, a restaurant that is considered ‘table service’ utilizes a server to bring out your meal and drinks to your table, as well as buffet-style sit-down dining. These are the official winners of the resorts at Walt Disney World:
5. Boma – Flavors of Africa
Boma – Flavors of Africa is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. This restaurant is solely a buffet, offering plentiful options for both breakfast and dinner. Guests can try options like African fruit fool, sweet plantains or french toast bread pudding for breakfast. Or, guests can return for dinner where options like Cape Malay lamb stew, spice-crusted beef sirloin, Kenya coffee tarts and Durban-style roasted chicken are offered.
Prices range from $15 to $35 for breakfast and $35 to 60 for dinner.
Writer has never eaten at Boma. Attractions Magazine Editor and Publisher, Matt Roseboom, states: “Boma is famous for their great buffet with many items you may have not tried, along with some favorites. Be sure to try them for breakfast too.”
Dav (@Dav37693195 on Twitter): “Boma for breakfast is a must, stayed 7 days, did Boma every morning!”
4. Kona Cafe
Kona Cafe is located at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. This location offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, but is primarily famous for its Tonga Toast during breakfast. Kona offers food options like a Polynesian egg platter or macadamia nut pancakes for breakfast. For lunch, guests can take a bite out of an island-style beef burger or asian stir fry. Then, for dinner, options like Kona coffee-rubbed filet and five-spice ahi tuna are available. This smaller eatery is located in a convenient location for Polynesian guests, as well as Walt Disney World resort guests with access to the monorail system.
Prices range from $10 to $16 for breakfast, and $15 to $35 for lunch and dinner.
Writer’s Review: “The Tonga Toast is by far one of the best breakfast offerings at Walt Disney World. This breakfast meal is a huge piece of banana stuffed french toast with cinnamon sugar and strawberry compote, absolutely delicious!”
Amy (@Aimster_17 on Twitter): “Kona Cafe. Pineapple macadamia pancakes for breakfast. Need I say more?”
‘Ohana is also located at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. ‘Ohana is a buffet open for breakfast and dinner, and truly offers unlimited portions of food. Breakfast is a character breakfast, featuring Lilo and Stitch, as the two visit guests, sign autographs and pose for photos. During dinner, guests can expect Hawaiian hospitality as the call of the conch shell invites you in. Dinner begins with stir-fried vegetables and lo mein noodles with salad. As the meal progresses, skewers of chicken, shrimp and steak are brought forth, time-and-time again to the table. Live Hawaiian music is played on a ukulele as well periodically throughout the meal.
Prices range from $35 to $60 for breakfast and dinner.
Writer’s Review: “‘Ohana truly offers a never-ending meal. The theming and food options, paired with the excellent ukulele music, truly took me into a Hawaii state of mind for my meal.”
Ryan Jevec (@RyanJevec on Facebook): “Ohana….outstanding food, great atmosphere”
Sanaa is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Sanaa’s meal offerings change during different times of the day, with it being a quick service location for breakfast, and a table service location for lunch and dinner. Sanaa is known for its Indian-style bread service which features five breads and nine accompaniments including tomato-date jam, cucumber riata and roasted red pepper hummus. Sanaa also offers widespread views of the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, making meal time exploration time as well.
Prices range from $15 to $35 for lunch and dinner.
Writer has never eaten at Sanaa. Attractions Magazine Editor and Publisher, Matt Roseboom, states: “Sanaa is just an all-around great meal, but you don’t want to skip the bread and sauces for dipping.”
(@Scarrdforlife on Instagram): “Sanaa for sure. Between the bread service and the view of the animals, you really can’t beat it”
1. Jiko – The Cooking Place
Jiko – The Cooking Place is also located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. This restaurant is a dinner only location, serving up authentic meal options like North African-spiced scallops, Botswana Seswaa-style beef short rib, West African Koki corn, Durham Ranch elk loin and Malva pudding. Two large wood-burning stoves and programmed lighting help to set the mood of a never ending African sunset. Guests can also purchase a Wanyama Safari and meal option, which takes guests on a 90 minute tour of the savannah with a max of 12 guests, culminating in a multi-course meal at Jiko.
Prices range from $35 to $60 for dinner.
Writer has never eaten at Jiko. Attractions Magazine Editor and Publisher, Matt Roseboom, states: “You won’t be disappointed with your meal at Jiko. They have excellent service and excellent meals.”
Lou Oms (@LouOms on Twitter): “Jiko, hands down. Flavors are amazing and there is nothing else like it on property”
Our readers and viewers are some of the most knowledgeable theme park fans and experts out there, and thanks to their votes, we have our top five table service meals at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share your voice in our next poll.
Check out our previous Theme Park Poll, Top Table Service Restaurants at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, here.