Spoiler Alert! Sanaa is one of my favorite hidden gem Walt Disney World dining options. Located in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village, it's a table service restaurant with an a la carte menu and a view of roaming animals through the windows. The cuisine is East Africa inspired and the environment is made to feel like diners are sitting under acacia trees.
I've dined at Sanaa many times throughout the years and think it's perfect for a mid day meal to escape the heat, or a late night date, if you don't mind missing the animals. There is one can't miss item on the menu that draws diners just as much as the views, and it's the bread service. Served as an appetizer, this options comes with 5 types of naan and and 9 dips.
It either comes on one large or two smaller wooden boards. The dipping sauces offer a wide range of things to try and the portion is surprisingly large. That being said, I often like to order the seasonal soup because one just can't have enough dipping options. I've enjoyed many other entrees throughout the years and never regretted ordering any of them.
The Potjie Inspired offers a way to try two different seasoned dishes, and while the sizing was filling for me, it was a bit small for my husband without the bread.
The Sanaa Burger is also a delicious option that was substantial enough to fill someone who prefers large portions.
On my most recent visit, I tried the Salad Sampler which was memorable and fun to eat. Everything was tasty, and if I wanted extra sides, I would order this again.
I highly recommend pairing whatever you choose with a specialty drink. Worth noting is the Malawi Mango Margarita is quite sweet and similar to a mango lassi, but with alcohol.
Sanaa is a delicious and memorable meal, but the location might not be convenient for everyone. If you are doing a resort day, or are staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, it is a great option that you won't regret, just make sure to get the bread!