Would you recommend Sanaa

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Masonmj84, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Masonmj84

    Masonmj84 DIS Veteran

    Jul 28, 2011
    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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  3. christianweecare

    christianweecare DIS Veteran

    Dec 24, 2000
    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!:thumbsup2
  4. Elvskitty

    Elvskitty Earning My Ears

    Mar 19, 2010
    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.
  5. wdwpirates

    wdwpirates Don't lose ya soul cuz it's all ya got. - DH

    Feb 5, 2005
    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!!
  6. disnmooner2013

    disnmooner2013 DIS Veteran

    Dec 25, 2012
  7. smcabee

    smcabee Boomer Sooner

    Feb 27, 2005
    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.
  8. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Life begins at the edge of your Comfort Zone.

    Aug 8, 2000
    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
  9. daizieduck

    daizieduck DIS Veteran

    Oct 13, 2009
    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! :thumbsup2 I think the flavors are mild and adapted to accomodate the American palate. Just my opinion.
  10. CruznLexi

    CruznLexi DIS Veteran

    Mar 20, 2005
    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!
  11. mountdew1

    mountdew1 DIS Veteran

    Oct 30, 2007
    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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