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Ranked #82 of 4,141 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$36
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had dinner at Sanaa a few days ago. We had great drinks to start (the mango margaritas were really good!) We ordered the bread service with the 9 sauces and it was delicious. Great presentation all different kind of naan breads and all sauces are so good. Totally recommend ordering this for the table. I then had the butter chicken with aloof and basmati rice, my dad ordered the lamb shank, my husband and mom also went with the butter chicken. The kids had cheese pizza (on naan) which they enjoyed. We could see the animals walking around from the window and then walked to the deck to see them for a while. The service was great too. Definitely going back.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I've never really had African food so I wasn't sure what to expect but I ended up having a excellent time. Our table ordered the naan bread for a appetizer which comes with 10 different dipping sauces. You just rip off a piece of bread and add whatever sauce you like on top of it. Its a really cool experience. For dinner I ordered the butter chicken as my main and paneer tikka to accompany it. I was a big fan of the butter chicken as it comes in a medium sized bowl with chunks of chicken and great sauce. The paneer tikka I thought was okay as I didn't like the sauce as much. Another cool thing is that after dinner was over we walked outside to look at the roaming animals. The animals roam in the areas between the buildings. This is a really neat place that everyone should visit.

Thank Ricky J
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Lunch reservation (would recommend making a reservation as it was very busy). We had the full bread service (5 types of naan and 9 different dips/sauces). Well worth it as they all had unique flavors and we were able to share it with the 4 of us. Painted Lemur drink was like a high end Chocolate shake with a pleasant blend of alcohol. Mango margarita was tasty but really was more of a kolada style (fruit drink). Tandoori chicken was very good and flavorful with pickled onions and also served open face (sandwich). Kenya coffee barbecue sandwich almost seemed to have pork and braised beef. Flavorful with most of the barbecue sauce on the bun/bread. We also had three of the desserts and would recommend the African triple Mouse and highly recommend the spice trade candy bar. Although some of the ingredients seem odd they all work together. The Kenya coffee dessert was good but very little coffee flavor. Margaret did a great job of taking care of us as well (recommended the things that quite honestly we agreed after having hem were the best). Definitely worth it

Thank gassink13
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I made reservations to this restaurant because of the animals, but because I was so caught up with planning the entire trip I overlooked the time of our reservation. I made our reservation for a late dinner time without realizing it, and we missed out on seeing any animals while we dined.

The server was not the friendliest server, nor was she attentive the way I would have wanted her to be.

We started off with the breads and variety of sauces, 2-3 of them were good to me and the others I wasn't too fond of my partner enjoyed. If your a fan of bread and sauces I recommend you try this plate.

I should have looked at the menu before making this reservation because the entrees were either lamb and curry, and I am not a fan of either. To be completely honest I do not even remember the entrees we ordered, so with that being said it was not something beyond amazing.

If I come back to this place it will definitely be to watch the animals. Food wise there are better places around the resort.

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Thank Anabel319
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This was on my list of restaurants to try while at Disney. The experience did not disappoint. The food was mouth watering and delicious. My picky eater was more than pleased with the chicken. He raved about it.
The atmosphere was just beautiful- from the decor to the view of the animals. The staff were friendly and helpful.
If you are thinking of going, keep in mind that the location is not at Animal Kingdom. It is at one of the Kingdom resorts. Be sure to allow sufficient travel time.

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