By Evan Chaisson
Let’s just say that I have been a lifelong Disney fan and had never before experienced Sanaa at Animal Kingdom’s Kidani Village.
In fact, it has taken me seven years to convince my wife to try this restaurant, folks. We finally did, and the results were amazing!
First impressions? Theming was outstanding, cleanliness was fantastic, and the service was impeccable! Enough with the small talk, though, let’s get into the food!
When most people think of Sanaa, the first thing that comes to mind is the restaurant’s outstanding bread service. All Disney fans know what that means … Indian-style Bread Service!
They do serve five types of bread and they range from those with no heat to some with a little bite. They are …
- Traditional Naan
- Garlic-Ginger Naan
- Spiced Naan
- Onion Kucha
- Paneer Paratha
You can choose one of them or you can pick all five! We elected to go with one of each.
They also offer tons of dipping sauces … ranging from mild to extremely hot. We had to sample them all! They include …
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Mango Chutney
- Tomato-Date Jam
- Tamarind Chutney
- Coriander Chuntey
- Garlic Pickle
- Red Chile Sambal
- Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle
My wife’s response after she enjoyed this feast? “Why did you wait seven years to take me here? I love it! Can we come back”? Oh, you bet we can! That’s music to my Mickey ears!
We love the Bread Service at Sanaa and make sure anytime we are staying at Kidani, we have at least 1 meal at Sanaa to enjoy it.
Helpful tip: We sometimes go to the Sanaa lounge at night for a glass of wine. We asked the bartender if it was possible to get just 1 piece of bread and 1 dipping sauce and they said “not a problem”. I think it was about $2 for the bread and $1.39 for the dipping sauce. So it’s a nice option if you want a little nibble at the lounge.
Great tip, Bob! We’ve stopped by the lounge, as well, but we’ve never thought about buying a “mini sampling” of the bread service! What a great idea!