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Old 01-15-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Would you recommend Sanaa

for someone who is not a huge fan of Indian food (particularly any food that has curry in it)?

In other words, are there things on the menu that will please somewhat adventurous eaters (we love Jiko) but just don't tend to like the type of spices typically associated with Indian food?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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We ate there this past Sept. & have had no experience with Indian food prior to that. We had a very enjoyable meal! Great service, as well!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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It is such a beautiful restaurant, I recommend it. If my dad can eat there, anyone can. The dinner menu especially has the typical steak, etc without much indian flare. At lunch, my dad just ordered the burger with mayo instead of raita and declared it very good.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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The restaurant is beautiful with a lovely staff. My husband is not into Indian food or curry at all and he was able to get a steak on the plainish side, which he enjoyed. We really enjoyed the bread appy. My steak was awesome....coriander chutney rubbed New York Strip w/veg. It's worth at least one visit!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:33 PM   #5
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I would DEFINITELY recommend Sanaa. It not only has great food (get the bread service) but also is the ONLY restaurant you can view animals while eating. Below is the link to the most current Sanaa menu.


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Old 01-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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Yep and Jiko I know African not Indian as well. DW and I were not too sure about either one of these restaurants but we stayed at AK in Oct last year and enjoyed Sanaa very much and we also did the wanyama safari which included dinner at Jiko and it was fantastic. They both shot up to pretty much must do's each trip.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:56 AM   #7
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Our Ratings of Sanaa: (rev 10/9/12)
. . . food price value: B
. . . food quality: B
. . . food quantity per serving: B
. . . food prep speed: B
. . . food selection: C
. . . seating quantity: C
. . . seating comfort: C
. . . eatery atmosphere: B
. . . eatery convenience: C
. . . staff friendliness: B
. . . staff attentiveness: A
. . . character interaction: B (views of animals on savannah)

NOTE1: Sanaa has good regional African food. Americanized, but
definitely more adventurous than other eateries. The menu is
shorter than other table service eateries, the wine list average,
but the quality of the food and presentation are high. An added
benefit is viewing animals on the Savannah during the meal (for
daylight hours). There's eight savannah window tables and six
more with good views. For lunch, try the Lamb Kefta open face
sandwich; for dinner, try the beef and lamb. Don't miss out on
the Banana Kulfi Sundae. Get the salad sampler with three of the
salads that can feed two people. Be aware that items labeled as
"Durban" are highly spiced, and best washed down with cold milk!
It is out-of-the-way, but worth the drive. This is only one of the
five sit-down eateries we patronize at WDW. In our opinion, and
other respected reviewers, Sanaa is better than Jiko or Boma.

NOTE2: We prefer the lunch over the dinner.
. . . the fare is a little lighter
. . . the price is better
. . . the appys and salads are the same
. . . the lower quantity of people eating
. . . the ability to see animals on the savannah
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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I do not like Indian food at all. Refuse to go when people invite me to go to lunch or dinner with them or else I eat before I go and just keep them company and have a drink but I love Sanaa. Have eaten there twice so far. Yum yum yum! I think the flavors are mild and adapted to accomodate the American palate. Just my opinion.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #9
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I love it! The bread service is fantastic! I also have the slow cooked in gravy with the shrimp and beef short ribs which was fantastic!
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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Much in the same way that Jiko is Africian inspired, I would say that Sanaa is Indian inspired. It definitely takes queues from Indian food, however is presented differently (a more modern feel/take than most of the local Indian places) and also is spiced a bit less. Definitely worth a visit.
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