Satuli Canteen Restaurant in Pandora World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of our favorite Disney restaurants. With mobile ordering options and the healthiest, tastiest, build-your-own bowls it’s 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.
Walt Disney World Pandora Satuli Canteen Quick Service Restaurant
We’ll admit Walt Disney World Quick Service options are sometimes wanting. In Animal Kingdom, those options are sometimes whittled down even further to something that may have been fried. As just all-around health-conscious ladies, we tend to identify lovely meals ahead of time so we haven’t ventured 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.
Satuli Canteen Bowls for Lunch and Dinner
For the Satu’li Canteen bowls, you can choose proteins like beef, chicken, tofu, quinoa, or fish. There are amazing options like sweet potato or slaw or kale salad to layer the bowl. And then you get your choice of chimichurri sauce, cilantro cream, or garlic and olive oil sauces.
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).
Truthfully, after finding your perfect combination it will be hard to want to order anything else here. There are other foods, however.
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.
Satu’li Canteen Dessert
For desserts, 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.
You can also count on a Kids menu that includes cheese quesadillas if the kiddies don’t get excited about food from another planet 4.4 light-years away.
Satu’li Canteen Drinks
To top off this perfect meal try one of our favorite beverages, the Pandoran Sunrise. Kinda fruity, kinda light, and can also come in a fancy flute cup if you need the extra souvenir. They do have alcoholic beverages here, but you could also just venture outside to Pongu Pongu to try a bioluminescent frozen cocktail.
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.
Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.