Satu’li Canteen Restaurant Review Animal Kingdom

Satu’li Canteen Restaurant Review Animal Kingdom

Wondering what’s the best place to eat at Animal Kingdom Park? Look no further than Satuli Canteen in Pandora, World of Avatar. Located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Disney Quick Service Restaurant offers a variety of the healthiest, tastiest, build-your-own bowls. Packed with flavor options, we think Satu’li Canteen is hands down the best restaurant for an action-filled day at Animal Kingdom. Even if you’re with picky eaters! Here’s what you can order, what we love about it most, and why you should give it a try.

We’ll admit that Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Quick Service options are sometimes wanting. In Animal Kingdom, those options are sometimes whittled down even further to something that may just be too heavy for hot days in Florida. As just all-around health-conscious ladies, we tend to identify lovely meals ahead of time. Mainly so we don’t venture too far down the quick service restaurant rabbit hole for fear of discovering less-than-desirable greasy theme park food. And since there really isn’t any reason to eat poorly at Disney, why bother? 

Satuli Canteen, however, is a cut above the rest when it comes to quality, taste, and options. What we like best about this restaurant, apart from the amazing cafeteria space, is the ability to build your own bowls. While other quick service restaurants at Animal Kingdom include the standard BBQ, Pizza, and lots of fried things, we’ve found just a few that are worth our Disney dollar and won’t have us regretting our choices later. 

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Satu’li Canteen Details

For fans of Avatar, you’ll recognize the RDA mess hall atmosphere, filled with Na’vi art and cultural objects, and a slew of booths and tables filling the space. A larger restaurant, you can eat both indoors and outdoors here, with drink stations located just inside the building. 

  • Hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Food: American, Power Bowls
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes

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Satu’li Canteen Menu

Lunch and Dinner at Satu’li Canteen are the same. The main entree at Satu’li Canteen are Build Your Own Bowls. You can choose proteins like beef, chicken, tofu, quinoa, or fish for main. There are amazing options like sweet potato or slaw or kale salad as the Satu’li Canteen base. And then you can add your sauces. You can get your choice of chimichurri sauce, cilantro cream, or garlic and olive oil sauces. All bowls are served with your choice of Base and Sauce. Be sure to check out the Satuli Canteen Menu for variations and prices.

Satu’li Canteen Bases

Bases for Satu’li Canteen Bowls are a variety of vegetables and grains. Choose One. 

  • Red and Sweet Potato Hash
  • Rice and Black Beans
  • Mixed Whole Grains and Rice ( Usually Farro, or Quinoa)
  • Hearty Salad ( A Variety of bitter greens, including chard, kale, lettuce, spinach)

Satu’li Canteen Sauces

In addition to your main protein and base, you have your choice of sauces. These can be put “on the side” if you prefer, but must be requested. All of these are delicious, but the chimichurri is our favorite. 

  • Charred onion chimichurri
  • Black bean vinaigrette
  • Creamy herb dressing

Build Your Own Bowls

Food at Satu’li Canteen is varied with a variety of meats, seafood, and vegetarian and plant-based options. All dishes can also be made allergy free. So if you’re looking for a Satu’li Canteen Gluten Free Menu, this restaurant has  some of the best options! Prices at Satuli Canteen range from $13- $18 per bowl. Here are the Satuli Canteen Bowls to choose from. 

Combination Bowl: Smoked Chimichurri-braised Beef and Wood-grilled Chicken
Smoked Chimichurri-braised Beef paired with Wood-Grilled Chicken Thighs marinated in Garlic and Olive Oil, topped with crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Boba Balls

Ocean Moon Bowl
Blue Noodles, Tuna, Watermelon Radish, Pickled Daikon, Rainbow Carrots, Avocado, Cucumbers, and Red Cabbage with Miso and Sweet Soy Drizzle topped with Micro Cilantro

Chili-Garlic Shrimp Bowl
Shrimp tossed in a Chili-Garlic Sauce topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Boba Balls served with your choice of Base and Sauce

Smoked Chimichurri-Braised Beef
Smoked Chimichurri-braised Beef topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Boba Balls served with your choice of Base and Sauce

Chopped Wood-Grilled Chicken Bowl
Wood-Grilled Chicken Thighs marinated with Garlic and Olive Oil topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Boba Balls served with your choice of Base and Sauce

Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl ( Plant Based)
Crispy Fried Tofu seasoned with Chili-Spice topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Boba Balls served with your choice of Base and Sauce

Truthfully, after finding your perfect combination it will be hard to want to order anything else here. There are other foods, however. Now, all the bowls come with boba balls. These are interesting little tapioca balls that you may or may not love… but don’t worry, if you’re not a fan you can just ask for your dish without the boba, or carefully remove them from your bowl ( be sure they don’t pop).

satuli canteen bao balls

Bao Buns

If you’re not much of a bowl food person, you can also go the classic route, with a Na’vi Inspired Cheeseburger. The Bao Buns ( Cheeseburger Steamed Pods) were an exciting novelty for a minute because who doesn’t love a cute cheeseburger in a pod? The pods, however, were a little dense and not necessarily equivalent to the classic American burger we know and love. The sweet potato chips, however, we absolutely loved.

Cheeseburger Steamed Pods – Bao Buns
Steamed Cheeseburger Pod stuffed with Ground Beef, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickle, and Cheddar Cheese served with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Vegetable Chips

Satu’li Canteen Kid’s Menu

You can also count on a Kids menu that includes cheese quesadillas and hot dogs if the kiddies don’t get excited about food from another planet 4.4 light-years away. The kid’s menu also has the cheeseburger pods which may be a fun new treat to introduce them to! Kid’s Food at Satuli Canteen costs between $7-$9 a dish. 

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Satu’li Canteen Desserts

For desserts at Satuli Canteen, there are two options. You can choose a Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse or Chocolate Cake. Okay, we’ll be honest here. Some people love the mousse. It has a passion fruit curd and a glace of sorts. Very very pretty, but the texture wasn’t a favorite. If you love love love cheesecake mousse you may feel differently. The chocolate cake however was absolutely amazing. It has a cookie layer and ganache-like texture. It does have a banana cream topping which we coulda did without, but all in all, was a great lighter chocolate treat at lunchtime. Desserts cost between $5-$7 each. 

Metkayina Mousse
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry Gelée, Mango Coulis, Boba Pearls, and a Milk and White Chocolate Garnish

Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse
Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse with Passion Fruit Curd

We’d also recommend just skipping dessert here and popping over to Pongu Pongu instead for a portable snack; Pongu Lumpia. As one of the best snacks in Animal Kingdom, if you’re in Pandora, be sure to grab it. 

Satu’li Canteen Drinks

In addition to the basis, like fountain drinks, water, coffee and tea, you can also grab the specialty drink on the menu; the Pandoran Sunrise. Kinda fruity, kinda light, and can also come in a fancy flute cup if you need the extra souvenir. Drinks range between $3- $6 each. We also like the Night Blossom drink over at Pongu Pongu, if you’re looking for another option. 

Pandoran Sunrise
Refreshing mix of Simply® Pineapple Juice and Simply® Limeade with POWERADE® Melon

And they do have alcoholic beverages here, but you could also just venture outside to Pongu Pongu to try a bioluminescent frozen cocktail. Alcoholic drinks are priced between $11- $14 each. 

Satu’li Canteen Cost

For Quick Service at Animal Kingdom, Satu’li Canteen offers some of the best options when it comes to good food. With large portion sizes, and a variety of options, you can expect to pay the average meal price here, as you would most restaurants in Animal Kingdom. Entrees range between $13-$18 each dish, with drinks at about $5 each and desserts between $5-$7. As such, planning about $20 person for lunch or dinner is adequate, depending on what you order. 

Satuli Canteen Review

Satuli Canteen offers unique food options that are delicious, and filling. The portion sizes are great, and the food is fresh and unique. We also love that it’s mostly healthy. Packed with protein this is a great place to eat at Animal Kingdom Park if you have a full day on the docket. As one of Disney’s best quick-service restaurants, we highly recommend Satuli Canteen in Pandora World of Avatar. Check out the Satu’li Canteen menu for all your options. And if you’re taking it all in, be sure to grab even more drink and desserts at the Pongu Pongu counter right next door.  

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