VillaDirect’s Orlando food spotlight this month is: Sanaa Restaurant. Sanaa is an African theme restaurant located in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Guests can experience the art of African cooking with Indian flavors, as exotic animals roam the Sunset Savanna before you. Step inside this exquisite, East African-inspired eatery, which evokes a traditional spice market, decorated with handcrafted wares under the graceful branches of an acacia tree.
Sanaa offers unique African flair with several options for adults and kids alike. Begin with Indian-style bread service with nine accompaniments, from sweet mango chutney to spicy red chile sambal. For your entrée, select from tender meats and seafood slow-cooked in gravy—such as spicy Durban shrimp—as well as vegetarian dishes. Kid-friendly fare like beef burgers, pizza and grilled chicken is sure to please even the pickiest of palates.
From your table or the nearby overlook, enjoy spectacular views of African wildlife, consisting of over 200 birds and hoofed animals—from over 30 species—on the lush Sunset Savanna outside. Inside, traditional artisan and market goods like woven baskets, gourds, “love note” necklaces and beaded geckos surround you at every turn.