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budafam 02-15-2013 09:10 PM

Sanaa or Jiko?
If you had the choice (money not an option - we're on the deluxe plan)... what would you choose for your arrival night? We're staying at AKL (Kidani Villas).. I've only been to Boma, neither of these two but I want to try one.

MJMcBride 02-15-2013 09:48 PM

Tough call, two of my favorites in all of WDW. But I think Jiko is #1 in the Mouse to me

But Sanaa is distinctly less expensive

minniebeth 02-15-2013 09:54 PM


Originally Posted by budafam (Post 47519583)
If you had the choice (money not an option - we're on the deluxe plan)... what would you choose for your arrival night? We're staying at AKL (Kidani Villas).. I've only been to Boma, neither of these two but I want to try one.

Jiko is one of our top favorite restaurants in all of WDW. If you are on the deluxe plan and money is no option, JIKO 100%!! We love Sanaa too, but I would pick Jiko over it. The atmosphere is so nice, we've always had good service and the food has always been excellent. I love their wines! I love the appetizers the best, but their entrees and desserts are wonderful as well. The bread basket they bring you is delicious as well, and very different from where you will find anywhere else.
Some of my favorites are the flatbreads, beef bobotie roll, the cheese plate, the peri-peri chicken (yes, chicken that is that good enough to have out), and the short ribs...and the pork. And... lol, you get the point.
The desserts change often too, we've had several, they're all great.

I love Sanaa too, you can't go wrong there either, but if I had the deluxe DDP, no contest I'd pick Jiko.

Itinkso 02-15-2013 10:34 PM

I agree with Jiko for dinner on your first night! Great ambiance and a great menu. Bread service is yummy - we chose all naan bread because we love it so much. Sanaa would be great for a lunch - easy to see the animals on the savanna and they have amazing curries to combine with rice as well as their version of the bread service. Jiko does serve the Safari Ale, I'm sure it's also at Sanaa.

budafam 02-15-2013 11:05 PM

Wonderful! Thank you everyone! Jiko it is!

jwfla422 02-16-2013 12:09 AM

JIKO...I know we are in the minority, but we just tried Sanaa last week (at lunch) and were not "wowed" like everyone else on the boards, unfortunately.

We always enjoyed JIKO and maybe had expectations that Sanaa would be as good or similar but it couldn't be any different.

The atmosphere in Sanaa is beautiful and the bread service is good although I'd be happy with a little less oil on my naan and other dipping choices.;) I'd go for a drink and bread service again, but not so sure about the meal.

Shaden 02-16-2013 12:15 AM

stoked we have adrs at both ...haved had and loved sanaa, was worried about jiko longer :)

OKW Lover 02-16-2013 07:37 AM

As others have posted, both are really good. I think I'd give the edge to Jiko though in this case.

LaurenT 02-16-2013 07:58 AM

Jiko without question....even though I love Sanaa.
You said money's no object because u
You have dxdp, but be aware that Jiko is 2 credits, Sanaa is 1.

newdeal 02-16-2013 08:10 AM

Sanaa didnt live up to the hype for us at all. My two year old hated it because she didnt like the spice level, portions were small, we had the bread service but had we been on the regular dining plan like we usually are we would have gotten no appetizer and left hungry. It wasnt bad per say but I would never return

World Showcaser 02-16-2013 09:46 AM

Just wanted to say that you really should do both since you're staying right there. I've never eaten at Jiko but it looks fantastic. Sanaa might just be my favourite restaurant in all of WDW. I love the view and the food is delicious...and what a bargain!

3pletprincesses 02-16-2013 09:48 AM

We like them both but our girls prefer Sanaa. Dh and I have no preference.

pixie08 02-16-2013 01:05 PM

I would give both a try, but if one it would be Jiko.

budafam 02-16-2013 02:16 PM

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately we have so many other places I want to take my dad to that we'll only be able to fit one of these in. Sanaa seems nice but a lot of people have commented on the view of the savannah and we'll have a savannah view from our room so that doesn't really sway me... Jiko it will be (and yes, I'm aware that it's 2 credits) :) Thanks!!!

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