Park: Animal Kingdom
Price Range: $
Link to Menu: Satu’li Canteen
Satu’li Canteen is a huge restaurant in Animal Kingdoms land of Pandora. It offers a large covered outdoor seating area with even more seating available inside. When you walk up to the restaurant the first thing you’ll experience is awe, you’ll be in awe at the beautiful decorations and smells of delicious food cooking. Entering the restaurant feels like you’re in a really cool Na’Vi (the residents of Pandora) Museum. The decorations include several interesting art pieces, sculptures, and architectural features. To the left of the entrance you can see the grill where they cook all of the delectable meats. The main downside is this place can get REALLY packed. The restaurant is right next to the crazily busy “Avatar Flights of Passage” ride and the restaurant gets swarmed as a result. Despite the seemingly plentiful seating, tables are hard to come by when it’s peak busy time (11-1 and 5-7). Overall, while finding seating can be a challenges, all of small details really make Satu’li Canteen add up to an awesome place to grab a bite.
This is one of Griffin Guides favorite restaurants for a reason. You’re going to find food at Satu’li Canteen that you would never dream of being in a theme park. It is unique and interesting, and theres something here for almost everyone. There are some little ones that might not appreciate the complexity of dishes here, so be prepared to get them something else. It is on the pricier side for a quick service restaurant ($12.49-$16.99 per adult entree) but only because they use real, fresh ingredients and you get a TON of food. The portion sizes are large so splitting an entree with another person would actually work here! Griffin Guide recommends getting the Chopped Wood Grilled Chicken Bowl for the adults and the Cheeseburger Steamed Pod for the kids.
- Mobile Ordering IS available here and it is practically a necessity if you don’t want to wait in a 20+ minute line just to order your food.
- Have one or two people from your party try to find a table while you wait for your order to be done, this way you have a higher chance of actually finding a place to sit.