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Sanaa

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3701 Osceola Parkway, Animal Kingdom Resort, Orlando, FL 32830
4079393463
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 125
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  • 30
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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
Gluten free naan

Loved this restaurant! Can see the saferi animals from your table. Amazing gluten free options. Server was very knowledgeable about food allergies.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Kimyankee
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Orefield, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Loved this restaurant! Can see the saferi animals from your table. Amazing gluten free options. Server was very knowledgeable about food allergies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I never look at prices when I go here, or any other WDW Resort restaurant for that matter, because we're always on the Disney Dining Plan. The whole experience from the welcome we received to the food, and the friendliest of the all the staff was, one word. SUPERB. we will be back.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Overlooking the Animal Kingdom Savannah you get as many animals as you want if you are lucky enough to be seated near the windows; giraffe, zebras and a host of bird life entertained us. We have visited Boma many times but this was a first for Sanaa, the menu has the full range of curries and more traditional fare from... More 

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Hatboro, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I had dinner here with my daughter (16 years old) and one of her best friends (same age) on the first evening of our vacation in Orlando. It was a great start to our trip. We had reservations but were late because I followed my GPS to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Sanaa is in Kidani Village on the Animal Kingdom... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the lighting and ambiance is very pleasant. There are large windows were you can sometimes see some of the African animals walk by or graze. There is limited window seating. The food is quite good, I like their samosas and naan bread especially are delicious and fresh. The large bread service is fun to... More 

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Ocala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It can be a bit hard to find if you park in the garage, but this restaurant in Animal Kingdom Lodge is great! We've eaten there twice now and had a great experience both times. The food is yummy - definitely get the Naan bread flight and don't skip the kulfi for dessert. Even if you don't get a seat... More 

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Whippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you have never had Indian/African inspired food you are missing out. Sanaa is, to put it simply, amazing. If you can look up from your meal (I highly recommend the naan bread) you might see a zebra, giraffe, or wildebeest walk by. You won't feel like you are in the United States anymore. I had the lamb and spicy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Sanaa was GREAT! First off, let me mention that while you might be thinking this is in Animal Kingdom, it is outside of the park just a bit. You leave the park, hop on a bus and travel a short distance. Make sure to allow time to get there. The setting was neat, amidst the animals on the property. While... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a good meal at Sanaa. It is a blend of African and Indian but I would say, more Indian. The bread platter sampler is excellent and a must try. The entrees were good but not overly large in size. The trio dessert was fantastic. It was great to be able to enjoy a good meal and watch the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a fantastic restaurant. Service was outstanding. Waiter very knowledgable and helpful and patient. Steak melted in your mouth and the curry was superb. Desert also excellent. The overall experience was awesome. We asked for a window seat and were told we'd have to wait a bit, however, I think if we'd have said okay the wait would not have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3701 Osceola Parkway, Animal Kingdom Resort, Orlando, FL 32830
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 4079393463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36
  • Cuisine: Indian, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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?