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Sanaa

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Kidani Village, Animal Kingdom Resort, Orlando, FL
(407) WDW-DINE
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Sanaa serves African cuisine with Indian flavors for lunch and dinner at...
Sanaa serves African cuisine with Indian flavors for lunch and dinner at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas — Kidani Village in Walt Disney World Resort.Sanaa means ""artwork"" in Swahili, and as its name suggests, Sanaa offers its Guests beautifully prepared food, served in an artistic atmosphere with a stunning view of the savanna.Before dinner, relax in the comfortable lounge beside the spacious dining room. Once you're seated, choose from an array of delectable, African-inspired dishes.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 659
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    Very good
  • 100
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  • 28
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great view and food

The food is great, also a lot of options for the beers lovers. The view are very good, From the restaurant you can see the savana.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
cristian_oliveira
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Brasilia, DF
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,056 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brasilia, DF
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The food is great, also a lot of options for the beers lovers. The view are very good, From the restaurant you can see the savana.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The naan bread and the dippings are as good as advertised....Bread comes out just-right warm, and the dipping sauces are great. My wife and I were at Kidani three nights in December, and we twice stopped in the Sanaa bar area for the bread and wine. Fabulous. You do have choices, our favorite naan were the traditional, the Spiced and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Service can make such a difference to a meal - and for us - on this night - the service was poor at best and we left the restaurant disappointed. The food was decent, but the service ruined it! PLUS, and this is an ISSUE with ALL Disney restaurants - WHY can they not have ONE children's meal made from... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

They say they will. Tone down the spicy ness of their food but they don t . Very limited menu.. Uncomfortable seating. So many restaurants on Disney property, avoid this one

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Please note that a large portion of my review is dedicated not just to food but the experience. We recently had the amazing opportunity of dining at Sanaa with an animal specialist. This type of dining requires a reservation and we made ours months in advance. There were four in our party and we joined two other parties, another group... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Feb 21, 2015: The place was busy for a 2:00pm reservation, and we didn't get seated until almost 2:30. We got the last 4-top by an obstructed window, but our company could see the animals, which is why we booked with Sanaa. This time, the service was very slow and the naan bread was on the cool side, not hot... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Fl
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stayed at another Disney resort but came to The Animal Kingdom Kidani Lodge for lunch at Sanaa. The surroundings were great. The lodge offers visitors many spots to view their animals (giraffes, crown crested cranes, wildebeests, etc) for free on the way to or from the restaurant. We had a reservation so we only waited for a short time... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful service, wonderful food and a great view. This was at the Animal Kingdom Lodge but not at Jamba House...that was the only issue I would say we had. It is at Kidani Villiage-a tad confusing on the busses.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The mix of African and Indian was fantastic. The Indian bread app - 3 different kinds of bread along with 9 different kinds of Accompaniments(Red Chile Sambal, Cucumber Raita, Coriander Chutney, Mango Chutney, Coconut Chutney, Garlic Pickle, Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle, Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus and Tamarind Chutney) was nice starter! Never had before - but was worth the risk!

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New England
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323 reviews 323 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely lunch here - though the food was very good, you absolutely only need to go here for the animals. Where else can you eat and at the same time, watch giraffes, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, and oh so many other species, directly out the window - right there, super close to you? Yes, it's Disney, so you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kidani Village, Animal Kingdom Resort, Orlando, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: (407) WDW-DINE

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 36
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Sanaa serves African cuisine with Indian flavors for lunch and dinner at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas — Kidani Village in Walt Disney World Resort.Sanaa means ""artwork"" in Swahili, and as its name suggests, Sanaa offers its Guests beautifully prepared food, served in an artistic atmosphere with a stunning view of the savanna.Before dinner, relax in the comfortable lounge beside the spacious dining room. Once you're seated, choose from an array of delectable, African-inspired dishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?