On my most recent trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park I had the pleasure of experiencing Satu’li Canteen which is in the Pandora section of the park, directly across from Flight of Passage. This beautiful (and deceivingly large) Quick Service restaurant had some of the most delicious food we’ve had at a Quick Service restaurant!
The offerings on the menu are various proteins with a choice of base and sauce.
Proteins: Slow-roasted sliced grilled beef, chopped wood-grilled chicken, a combination of beef and chicken, chili-garlic shrimp, and chili-fried crispy tofu.
Bases: Rice and black beans, red & sweet potato hash, lo-mein noodles or salad.
Sauces: Charred green onion vinaigrette, black bean vinaigrette, or creamy herb dressing.
After assessing our options, my husband and I both ordered the beef and chicken combo over lo-mein noodles. He had the charred green onion vinaigrette and I had the creamy herb dressing. We also split the signature Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse.
Guests order at a counter and are given a pager to pick up their meal when ready. Alcohol can also be ordered at the counter. There are soda machines in the main dining room for self-service.
We were both pleasantly surprised at how delicious and fresh everything was. The beef was cooked perfectly for us and the chicken had a nice smoky flavor from the wood grilling. Both of the sauces we tried were tasty but not overpowering. We were very pleased with our lunch choices and felt this was definitely a healthier option.
Although we do not have any allergies, I noticed that Satu’li can accommodate just about any allergy or dietary need, whether it be gluten/wheat allergy, egg, fish/shellfish, milk, soy or peanut/nut tree allergies.
Kids can enjoy their own bowl or one of the other offerings which include a quesadilla, dough wrapped hot dog, or the very popular cheeseburger pod.
Our meal cost roughly $40 for two including drinks and desserts. This is a bit more expensive than other options, but we thought it was well worth it due to the quality, freshness and “healthiness” of the meal.
There is both indoor seating and outdoor covered seating at the front entrance.
Next time you visit Pandora, consider stopping into Satu’li Canteen for lunch and dinner. I’m sure you’ll love it!
Stephanie McNulty is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters and Castles Travel who enjoys long rides atop banshees. Contact her for assistance in planning your next trip to the Valley of Mo’ara at firstname.lastname@example.org