A review of the food, service, and ambiance of Disney’s Sanaa Restaurant located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Dining at Sanaa | A Look Inside This African-Inspired Eatery at Disney
QUICK SANAA BREAKDOWN
Table-Service – Signature Dining
African cooking with Indian flavors. Unique/Themed Dining
$31 to $50
Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village
Reservations, Full Bar, View of exotic animals roaming the Savanna
Groups, Families, Special Occasion Dining
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a beautiful resort that offers guests an immersive experience in the African Savanna. Not only can you watch animals roam free, but you can also dine at the amazing Sanaa restaurant!
After a fun day at Animal Kingdom, our team headed over to our reservation at Sanaa and were blown away by the delicious flavors and colorful atmosphere. Read more about Sanaa and hear why you should book this unique dining experience for your next trip to Disney World.
Sanaa opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 11:30am to 9:30pm.
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The Dream Team at My VIP Tour had the opportunity to sit down for dinner. As we walked through the restaurant, we felt as if we were transported to the savanna as our gazes went quickly to the huge windows, where guests can see exotic animals like giraffes and zebras grazing and roaming around. As our hostess walked us over to our table, she explained the story of the restaurant and that Sanaa is Swahili for “Work of Art” in reference to all the traditional African art pieces found in the restaurant.
The Dining Room:
We spent the day at Animal Kingdom and drove to the Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village. Some families believe that the Animal Kingdom Lodge is connected to the Disney parks, although in reality, it is a bit of a drive. There are shuttle busses that families can hop on to get from the parks to the resorts. If you have your own car, we believe the best place to park is in the Timon Parking Lot.
To get to the restaurant go to the lobby and follow the signs to the elevator. From there, you’ll take the elevator to the first floor, where you’ll be greeted by the beautiful “Sanaa” display.
African Starr Mojito is a delicious cocktail with a combination of African Rum, Van der Hum Tangerine Liqueur from South Africa, fresh mint and lime. It’s refreshing, tasty and highly recommended to anyone visiting Sanaa at Disney World!
The Indian Style Bread Service is well known by other Disney Fans. This appetizer is a variety of different Indian style nan breads with nine dipping sauces and accompaniments.
From our experience, we highly recommend Sanaa! The African-influenced architecture is gorgeous! The decor in the restaurant is all imported from Africa and makes you feel like you are in another country. The massive windows look out to the savanna which allows you to see the giraffes, zebras, and other wildlife while you dine, it is such a treat. We loved all the dishes we ordered and felt like they were so different than other restaurants we’ve tried at Disney and tasted absolutely phenomenal. For those not familiar with the cuisine, the servers guide you through the menu, and there is also a glossary attached to the menu that explains what the food terms mean. Although the menu is not very large, we promise you will leave with a full and happy belly.
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