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Jiko, Upper Crust and Bomo

hecwines | Apr 20, 200402:09 PM

Read a few posts before I went on vacation and here are two that I actually tried.
1) Upper Crust Pizza in Celebration--- crust was good, but that was about it. Garlic in the pizza was from a jar (the one that doesn't taste like Garlic). In short, I do not reccomend this place.
2) Jiko in Animal Kingdom Lodge - Nice restaurant. Service was good, and the wine list of mostly South African wines was good also (of course, expensive when you look at the mark-up).
As an appetizer, had the Maizes (South African version of "tamales") but they tasted funny, with lots of black pepper and some funny tasting seeds. However, the entrees were really good. I had the Quails with Pommegranate sauce, stuffed with red rice; Outstanding. My wife had the monkfish, which was breaded and lightly fried. It was very good.
The next door BOMO was full of kids and noisy, but had an extensive buffet, so if you're with kids and want to spend $24.00/person it might be worth the try. Jiko also had families, but not as many kids as BOMO; the reason is that BOMO has all the kids goodies on the menu (e.g. Macaronni and cheese and the likes).

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