Has anyone been to the new animal kingdom lodge area?

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  1. uscwest

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    Becca, to be honest with you if I had to choose between JIKO and SANAA, JIKO would win hands down. Donna and I have done Sanaa and we enjoyed it. However, I ordered the fish, wrapped I believe in banana leaves and was less than impressed. Donna's food, on the other hand was very tasty. Don't go there expecting Indian food however. It is spiced food and some of it is curry, just not what you are used to for Indian curry. We will go back again.
     
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    Excellent advice, thanks John :hug2: (Looking forward to seeing you and Donna!)
     
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    Oddly enough my DW and I were a bit nervous about trying this place when Ricardo took us there with his Mum for lunch as neither of us "do" spicy food.
    We were pleasantly surprised to find that there were loads of non spicy meals on offer.
    It doesn`t compare with Jiko`s though as Jiko`s does seem a bit more "up market" by comparison.
     
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    You guys are GREAT!!! I love being able to make an informed decision!!!
     
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    uscwest Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Becca I have modified my comment. It should have read DON'T go there expecting Indian Food.
     
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    :) Thought so...that certainly made more sense :yes:
     
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    Can you really see the animals from the dining room? That would make it worth while for me? Shoul I change my Boma to Sanna?
     
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    We saw some of the animals from our table when we were there.
    It`s a bit hit and miss really though as to whether the animals are in the area when you dine there.
     
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    Sister Tinkfan, I would not change from Boma to Sanaa.

    Visit Sanaa, sure but Boma will have much more selection for you.
     
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    VERY useful thread indeed, thanks everyone! I was thinking sanaa too but I think I'll change it now
     
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    Keith, while I would not trade JIKO for Sanaa, if you have been to both JIKO and BOMA I would certainly give Sanaa a try some time.
     
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    See? We didn't find any reason to recommend that restaurant. :shrug:

    Good thing there are so many choices at WDW! Something for everyone. :yes:
     
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    :sorry: Now I have 2 ressies, 1 at Boma and 1 at sanaa??What to do!! We've been to boma many times and Kevin hasn't been to either. But i love seeing the animals too....I have to cancel 1 today....
     
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    As you haven`t been to Sanaa, then I`d go there...at least it will be somewhere different for you to try.
     
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    So maybe we'll do drinks at Sanaa and dinner at Jiko? Can anyone advise as to how far apart they are?
     
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    Depending on your pace about 15 minutes walk :yes:
     
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    Walking distance. But if you have a car I would leave it at the AKL as opposed to Kidani unless you want to walk off dinner. :tongue:
     
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    Good advice. I think I'll definitely want to walk off dinner :)

    Thanks usc and Lisa! :thumbsup:
     

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