Sanaa Restaurant is a “Must Do” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Sanaa Restaurant - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

I had the opportunity to attend lunch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge at Sanaa located in Kidani Village as part of the Monkey Kingdom press tour.  I was very excited about this because I have heard a lot of my friends talk about how good the food is.  I am NOT one to experiment with new food BUT I was willing to give this food a try because of so many “thumbs up” from my Disney friends.

Sanaa is a family friendly restaurant and can seat up to 150 people.  The cuisine is African cooking with Indian flavors.

Sanaa Restaurant Interior

Animals such as Zebra, Giraffe, Ostriches and more roam free on the savanna just outside of the restaurant window.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Savanna Giraffe

Our meal started with the Indian-style Bread Service.  With this appetizer you get a choice of three Breads – Traditional Naan, Garlic-Ginger Naan, Spiced Naan, Onion Kucha, or Paneer Paratha.

Along with a choice of three Accompaniments – Red Chile Sambal, Cucumber Raita, Coriander Chutney, Mango Chutney, Coconut Chutney, Garlic Pickle, Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle, Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus, or Tamarind Chutney.

As you can see from this picture we asked for all of it and loved every bite.  I loved this idea because it gave us a chance to try a lot of different breads and sauces.

Bread Service at Sanaa

There is something for everyone on both the lunch and dinner menu, even though there is an African touch with Indian spices you will find American dishes on the menu.

Some of the appetizers are Lamb Kefta Sliders, Goan-style Crab Cakes and the Salad Sampler which offers a choice of three salads either the Chickpeas with Cucumber and Tomato; Watermelon, Cucumber and Fennel; Kachumbari; Mango; or Bhel Puri.

Lunch at Sanaa - Tomato Salad

Salad Sampler - Sanaa - Walt Disney World

Salad Sampler – Photo Credit Disney Parks

The entrees range from Grilled Lamb Kefta, Sanaa Vegetarian Sampler, Tandoori Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Beef Sirloin Steak, Tandoori Shrimp Sandwich, Grilled New York Strip and Tandoori-marinated Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Chop Loin - Sanaa Restaurant

Grilled Pork Chop Loin – Photo Credit Disney Parks

Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Tandoori Lamb Chops served with bsmati rice or seven-grain pilaf

Tandoori Lamb Chops – Photo Credit Disney Parks

There are great selections for the kids as well ranging from a variety of Kids’ Mickey Check Meal including Fish of the Day, Grilled Chicken Breast or Shrimp served with Pearl Pasta, Seasonal Vegetables, and Sliced Apples.

Also available for kids is a Cheeseburger or Cheese Pizza and sides such as Cheddar Marcaroni & Cheese, Fresh Fruit. There are even kids desserts such as Savanna S’mores and Vanilla Ice Cream

I loved all of the food that I ate, but I loved the buttered chicken the best.  Have you been to Sanna before? What was your favorite entree?

Lunch at Sanaa - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Dessert selection is amazing, I recommend the Dessert Trio which includes Tanzanian Chocolate Mousse, Banana Cheesecake, and Seasonal Kulfi which is a frozen dairy dessert.

Sanaa - Desserts

Sanaa - Chocolate Butterfly

Entree prices range from $15 to $29.99 per adult and some Dining Plans are accepted, you can view the entire menu online at

Disclaimer: Disney has invited 5 Minutes for Mom (and me) to Orlando to attend these wonderful events. All expenses have been paid by Disney, but all opinions are always 100% my own.

About Dawn

Dawn is a social influencer and has been writing about her nerdy side since 2004. She enjoys writing about Entertainment, Travel, Disney, Star Wars and life with two little girls. Her advice is to keep on dreaming, do what you love and life will lead you a path to your happiness. Dawn also writes for 5 Minutes for Mom.

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