Sanaa | Animal Kingdom Lodge | Disney World

Last Updated on: May 24th, 2024

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Sanaa is a captivating table-service restaurant located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village in Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. This unique dining establishment offers guests a truly immersive and cultural experience, combining the flavors of African and Indian cuisines in a setting that overlooks the resort’s beautiful savannah.

The restaurant’s name, “Sanaa,” means “artwork” in Swahili, and true to its name, the restaurant features a beautiful blend of African-inspired art and decor. The spacious dining room provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere, while the expansive windows offer stunning views of the savannah, where guests can watch exotic animals graze and roam.

Sanaa’s menu celebrates the vibrant and diverse culinary traditions of both Africa and India, resulting in a delightful fusion of flavors and ingredients. One of the restaurant’s standout dishes is the famous Indian-style Bread Service, which features a selection of flavorful naan bread served with a variety of accompaniments like chutneys and dips. Guests can also enjoy a range of mouthwatering entrees, including the popular Butter Chicken, Spicy Durban Shrimp, and the hearty and flavorful Slow-cooked Beef Short Ribs.

For dessert, Sanaa offers delectable options like the Tanzanian Chocolate Mousse and the traditional Indian-style Kulfi ice cream. The restaurant’s unique combination of flavors and culinary techniques creates a truly memorable dining experience that caters to adventurous palates and food enthusiasts alike.

Fun Facts

  • Sanaa is a unique table-service restaurant located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village.
  • The restaurant features a blend of African and Indian flavors, offering a menu that includes dishes inspired by both cuisines, such as tandoori bread service and butter chicken.
  • Sanaa is known for its stunning views of the Sunset Savanna, where guests can watch African wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, and more, while dining.
  • One of the restaurant’s signature items is the Indian-style bread service, which includes a variety of house-made bread and a selection of dipping sauces, providing a flavorful and interactive dining experience.
  • Sanaa is not only a dining experience but also an opportunity to connect with wildlife and enjoy the serene beauty of the African-inspired surroundings, making it a favorite among Disney foodies.

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