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Sanaa

Kidani Village, Animal Kingdom Resort, Orlando, FL 4
(407) WDW-DINE
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Ranked #37 of 3,093 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $36
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was our first visit to Sanaa at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. They serve African cuisine with Indian flavors. The restaurant atmosphere was just what you would expect from Disney - the decor is great, and there are large windows overlooking some of the animals of the park, such as giraffes, zebra, and gazelles. The food was really good. We... More

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Titusville, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The service, the food, the view was the best we have ever had. We can't wait to go back. Tony, our waiter, had the best recommendations for us. I cannot handle spicy foods but my husband loves it. No problems here. Make sure to try the short ribs and butter chicken. The cucumber soup was outstanding. Well done Disney!!!

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Yuma, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We ate here before heading to the airport. It was African food with an Indian flare. The chicken tandori and the butter chicken were both very good. We also got the dessert trio. Don't get the banana cheesecake. It is so salty it is inedible.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We didn't need a reservation when we arrived at our hotel, and just wandered down. The food was excellent, descriptive notes on menu to make it easy to decipher. Our waiter was from Africa and was very pleasant and knowledgable. We were able to see the zebras and giraffes from our table which was very cool. Loved this restaurant.

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Norwich, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I recently had a wonderful meal in Sanaa. I have an allergy, which after I explained this to our waitress, she asked the chef to come to our table. When I explained my menu choices and my allergies to the chef she actually had the kitchen prepare me my own version of Butter chicken, which I can... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent restaurant, staff and setting. Menu is Indian cooking with an African twist. Highly recommend the bread plate!! Would visit again in a heartbeat

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Salem, New Hampshire
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We decided to try Sanaa this year while in Disney. My problem was, I was torn deciding between my favorite Disney Restaurant JIKO and this new one. We do have children but they are older teenage children now. We've been taking them to Jiko for 10 years now, every year. I was really hoping we would love Sanaa as much... More

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Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

They have a separate vegan menu with a good variety! We ordered the Chana Tiki, tomato spinach soup, and pappadum bread with 9 "chutney" accompaniments as appetizers. All of it was delicious, especially the chutneys and chana tiki! For the entree we shared chana masala, vegetable wat, lentil dal, and the vegetables and chickpeas with goan curry sauce, which were... More

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Windsor, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Hidden away in Kidani Village, our family of six made the walk from Jambo house for our 8:15 p.m. reservations. We went a little early to enjoy the savanna view, which had different and more animals than the ones we could see from Jambo house. Showing up early didn't mean we got our table early though, as this place is... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Our family of 4 (kids are 13 & 8) made reservations at Sanaa for dinner on our trip to Disney World. We thought overlooking the Savanna while dining would be something different and fun. Our table was right next to one of the large windows, and there was a lot of animal activity to watch -- Giraffes, Zebras, Wildebeest, birds,... More

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