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3701 Osceola Pkwy, Animal Kingdom Resort, Orlando, FL 32830-8445
+1 407-939-3463
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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South Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my, why in the world did it take me 4 trips to Disney before trying Sanaa?! Our family of four dined for a late lunch after spending the morning at Animal Kingdom. What a fun & unique dining venue. You can easily view zebras, giraffes, and other wildlife as you dine. Listen to all the reviewers and get the... More 

1 Thank Caroline5177
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190 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seated pretty soon after arriving, nice table for two by a window. We could see animals from our table all evening. Food was average, the beef was tender but not a lot of flavor, side dish was cilantro and coconut vegetables. I only ate part of the meal flavors just did not appeal to me. The bread tasting was very... More 

Thank Bill S
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145 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sanaa offers a free tasting every day at 4 pm and there is a drum circle when they open. The people who work in the restaurant are from Africa and it is fascinating to talk to them and hear about their culture.

Thank Motherofchildren
Kingston, Canada
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, and a great menu. Well worth the time to visit and have dinner. If you arrive early enough walk around the resort as we did and you may get to see various animals before darkness falls. We recommend the "Indian Bread Service" it is very tasty and complements the meals served.

Thank Dave P
Tallahassee, Florida
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk down a flight of steps, turn the corner and walk into another country at another time A few steps into the door just as you pass some African wisdom on the wall you are greeted with an inviting smell of spice that beckons you into the spice market. A land where your adventuresome tastebuds are set free to experience... More 

Thank ItShowtime
surrey,united kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal and atmosphere. As someone who didn't want to come here due to not liking the cuisine we came as my other half loves it. I did manage to find something on the menu I would eat. We shared the bread service to start which was great and all the sauces with it were good. I ordered the steak... More 

Thank xjadex89
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our visit to this restaurant. The food was excellent and the kids loved seeing all the animals right outside. Most of the wait staff was from different areas of Africa and were very attentive and pleasant. We will definitely eat here again!

Thank Jen F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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200 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for lunch and walked around outside to look at the animal for awhile and it was so unique. When we got to our table we were talked into the bread service. I was not nuts about all of the sauces but I would defiantly get this again. After eating the bread we wished we had not ordered... More 

2 Thank ck2694
Braselton, Georgia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After checking into the AKL Kidani Village we decided to have lunch at Sanaa. Several tables within the restaurant have Savanna views so you can see some of the animals on property. If you do NOTHING else during your stay or trip to AKL...you MUST try the bread service. I never thought I would like naan just by looking at... More 

Thank Amanda J
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view was awesome. Animals visible as we walked in, but it went down from there. My wife ordered steak. It had so much fat that it was inedible. Our UBER driver had recommended the butter chicken so I ordered that. Instead the waitress brought me beef. I try not to eat red meat, but the meat was covered in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, African, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3701 Osceola Pkwy, Animal Kingdom Resort, Orlando, FL 32830-8445
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-939-3463
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?