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“Eat By African WIldlife!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sanaa

Ranked #34 of 3,764 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $36
Cuisines: Indian, African
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Pierre, South Dakota
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Eat By African WIldlife!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

OH! Talk about aromatic smells and savory bites of africa while giraffes roam out the window! A must try if you have an adventurous spirit.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Calvin H
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Staffordshire, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great food & fantastic location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We booked Sanaa the day before we visited using the new Disney APP & managed to get a table for 2 for 5.05pm (just after opening). We weren't staying onsite but had no problems driving in, getting parked & finding the restaurant.

We got there a little early & took the opportunity to view the animals from the attached walkway & verandah-which was great, very peaceful.

We were seated right as the restaurant opened & had a good table-not right at the windows overlooking the animals but with a great view all the same. We saw giraffes, zebra & ostrich as well as birds as we ate.

We ordered the bread basket, which was delicious with 3 chutneys rather than all 9, I think the bread plus 3 were $9. We chose the mango, which used fresh mangos, tamarind chutney & red pepper hummus. They were all fantastic.

We decided to try the sharing appetiser, I can't remember everything on it but it did have samosas & a chick pea kind of pâté with some lamb kofta. They were all very nice. Again I can't be exact on price but about $15.

We both chose the same mains, we were going to mix & share but decided to just get what we both fancied, which happened to be the combo: butter chicken & the Bison curry in a tamarind gravy with pilau rice. They each come in little bowls. These were so nice & you get a decent portion too. These were $21 each & worth every penny.

We were very full by then & couldn't manage dessert! We had a great meal in a fantastic location and would go back & highly recommend. It's a bit more expensive than some other disney restaurants & is more than a lot of I-drive eateries but it's so worth it.

We had great service too and really enjoyed visiting this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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Huntsville, Alabama
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great unique experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Wonderful atmosphere! Service was great but the food was fabulous. This is food you don't find in many places, so it was great to sample different dishes. We had the bread sampler and also the salad sampler. Both gave us options that were unique and very delicious. My husband and I were almost fighting over the Bhel Puri salad!!! My husband chose the Butter Chicken entree and I chose the leg of lamb. His was great, mine was ok. The overall experience was excellent and we look forward to returning on our next visit to Disney!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Jan E
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Absolutely stunning.
Typically Indian quinine with a South African twist
Mouthwatering menu which did not disappoint. We have eaten lunch here and also dinner.
Delicious! Delicious! Delicious!
Really up our street - probably one of our favourite Disney restaurants.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank carolynheritage
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Dade City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great experience away from the usual Disney crowd.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Seated as soon as we arrived despite a later reservation. Asked for Savannah view and were accommodated without issue. Great atmosphere. Saw plenty of animals and had great food. Our server Bill, was helpful and attentive. He recommended the naan bread appetizer which was a great choice. Durden chicken and shrimp (SPICY) and tandoori chicken were ordered and were very good. A nice complimentary dessert was provided to our daughter for her birthday. Nice touch.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Travelling2havefun
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