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“Family meal - holidaying from Edinburgh, Scotland” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sanaa

Sanaa
Kidani Village, Animal Kingdom Resort, Orlando, FL
(407) WDW-DINE
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Ranked #50 of 3,176 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $1 - $36
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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“Family meal - holidaying from Edinburgh, Scotland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I visited Sanaa with 5 kids and three other adults. The food and friendliness off the staff was 10/10 - just what I had hoped for.

The adults had the breads and dips for starters and it was wonderful. We all choose different dishes and would have happily swapped with each other as the quality and portion sizes were fantastic.

The only negative (and why I did not give 5 stars) is due to the slow serving time. Maybe this was more evident to us as we had kids but it did take them a good hour before we saw our main. If this had been an evening meal with all adults that would have been just fine.

However this issue aside we will be back (maybe for an evening meal).

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“So glad we found this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at a different hotel this year but had stayed here prior to the renovations. I had read about Sanaa and was very pleased with our experience. The staff was able to seat us before our reservations and we got a window seat which was great for our two kids and us big kids. We saw lots of animals playing. Our server Dan did a great job and the chef very accommodating to our 9 year old who wanted a big kids meal but not big kids helping. My husband and I enjoyed the nice cocktail menu a well. This is a cant miss location and so enjoyable.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Zürich
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“lovley place, lovley service, lovley food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Our waiter was very nice and helpful and came up with excellent recommendations. The chef came up to take care of special diatry requrements even if they already have special menues for such cases. Food was very nice, as well as the view.

Summary: Worth every penny

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New jersey
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26 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“From Character Meals to This? Thank the Heavens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

OMG! This was an oasis. After many a night of character meals and the chaos that comes with it, this was amazing on several levels.

Decor/Ambiance: Eating by the savannah = super cool. But, book a reservation early to avoid eating when it's dark. Request a booth by a window!

Food: My dish was simply one of the best meat dishes I've ever had. You actually get two things in an order, which is great. The Lamb Vindaloo was insanely good. Soooo good. I also had the Beef Short Ribs, which was excellent, but not as excellent as the Lamb.

Staff: Normally, nothing dramatic to say with regard to staff. In this case, we interacted with half a dozen and they were immaculate. We have 2 kids and they interacted with each one, playing the drums with them, etc. Super friendly and kind. I could not speak more highly of them from check in to our servers.

Why it's great for kids: Watching animals, great staff, multiple food options to order for dinner (counting as one dish), interesting ambiance elicited questions.

Simply put, you must go here. Best of Disney and one of the best dining ever.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“not what I expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We requested a window seat in our reservations and when we got there and I think we got the last seat in the joint. didn't care for the food and Please look , this resturant is NOT in Animal Kindgom its in the villas, Logde . We had to get on and off the buses until we figured that out. Never being to Disney before we didn't really know that there was a lodge. Wouldn't go back

Visited September 2012
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