Even the giraffes peeking through the floor to ceiling domed windows will be eyeing your food enviously at Sanaa, where Africa meets India to create lavish and aromatic dishes sure to please even the most tepid traveler.
Sanaa integrates all the flavors you’ll find at the Animal Kingdom into one. From the far Eastern borders of Mongolia in Asia, to the southern tip of Botswana in Africa, the merging of spices produces a feast imbued with each culture.
We can guarantee in this Sanaa Disney Review, you’ll love what you find at this magical restaurant. It is sure to be one of your family’s favorite experiences during your Walt Disney World trip!
Why You’ll Love Eating with Giraffes
at Sanaa [Disney Review]
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3701 W Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Walt Disney World, Florida
Animal Kingdom Lodge | Kidani Village
Phone: (407) 827-8709
Hours: Breakfast 7 – 10a | Lunch 11:30a – 3p | Dinner 5p – 9:30p
Price Range: Adults $19 – $34 | Kids $10 – $13
Disney Dining Plan Accepted
How to Get to Sanaa
Sanaa is located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge which is one of the deluxe hotels at Walt Disney World. Sanaa is at Kidani Village.
It is not located at the Animal Kingdom Park.
You can drive here and park for free with reservations, or you take a complimentary bus from either Disney Springs or any one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks.
Sanaa Disney Review: The Restaurant
Rarely does Animal Kingdom get it wrong, and the vibrant and dynamic Sanaa is no exception.
At Sanaa, the colorful restaurant incorporates all the spirited colors that represent Africa:
- Red for the ancestry of the African noble blood
- Black for the people
- Green for the grasslands that span as far as the eye can see.
The colors continue through the ceiling weaving a jungle tapestry resembling an acacia tree with lights that are shaped like gourds.
Views of the Savanna and Animals
The dome shaped windows offer a crisp view of the surrounding savanna and compliment the bold colors of the restaurant.
Animal Kingdom is home to over 200 animals! There are 30 different species of animals at Walt Disney World with habitats that mimic the African continent.
The giraffes are the most bold, but you’ll also have the potential to witness many other animals including:
- Ankole Cattle
- African Crown Cranes
- Stork and Blue cranes
- Ankole Cattle
Eating with Giraffes & Other Animals at Sanaa
During your meal at Sanaa with kids you will be privy to observing the animals grazing outside your window as if you aren’t anything to be bothered about and nothing could be more natural.
The children loved interrupting their meal to run up to the window and watch in awe as the animals meandered about. Occasionally they would make eye contact and become giddy with wonderment.
The assimilation of blended environments is accomplished seamlessly.
Sanaa Disney Review: The Menu
Our dinner here was spent with friends, self proclaimed picky eaters, and they enjoyed every last bite that was offered to them.
We gorged ourselves on the Indian Bread Service, offered with a wide array of eclectic relish including chutney and and hummus.
From lamb sewers to dishes we aren’t sure how to pronounce, we savored our experience here and enjoyed the time spent with friends, wildlife and delicious food.
*Sanaa has changed their menu since we visited, so we are not entirely sure what we ordered. I remember a chicken sandwich, the bread service, and platters piled high with meat.
I do know unequivocally that we loved all of it. In fact, we have immensely enjoyed (almost) every single restaurant we’ve dined at within the boundaries of Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Be sure to check out The Five Fantastic Animal Kingdom Lodge Restaurants That You Need To Try, and our Ultimate Guide to the Top 11 Best Restaurants at Animal Kingdom to give yourself the best advantage when it comes to dining at Animal Kingdom. And the answer is yes! Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth It!
► For Kids: Sanaa also serves pizza and other typical kid fare. The food here is incredibly diverse and tasty and a well rounded tiny adventurer is sure to love any option they are served.
Are you an adventurous eater? Do you like trying out new food on your travels?
► Nap-Time Version: Our Sanaa Disney Review: Dining in the Sahara of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom at Sanaa where the spices of Asia collide.
While you’re here check out our guide to the best attractions at Animal Kingdom Park and our true story about how our kids were almost caught by a child trafficker at Disneyland.