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First Look at Menu for Satu’li Canteen in Pandora—The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pam Brandon

by , Food Writer, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

With an entire new land taking shape to open on May 27, Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will transport guests to the visually stunning land of floating mountains and bioluminescent plants. And of course there’s a culinary chapter to the story of the Na’vi.

Guests can enjoy creative, flavorful dishes based on the healthful bounty of Pandora, with wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins at Satu’li Canteen, where an on-stage grill is a prominent feature in the colorful dining room.

The Satu’li Canteen was once the main mess hall of the Resources Development Administration (RDA) base located in the Valley of Mo’ara. Now the canteen is owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) tour company and has been redesigned into a beautiful museum-like dining room.

The interior has been transformed with colorful Na’vi items filling the walls and hanging from the ceiling — hand-woven tapestries, natural Pandoran elements and even cooking tools decorate the restaurant.

First Look at Menu for Satu’li Canteen in Pandora—The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Look for familiar dishes with a twist in the fast-casual restaurant, with bowls that allow diners to customize their lunch or dinner. Diners start with a base of quinoa and vegetable salad; red and sweet potato hash; mixed whole-grain and rice or romaine and kale salad. Next is either with wood-grilled chicken, slow-roasted beef, sustainable fish or chili-spiced fried tofu. And the bowl is finished with charred onion chimichurri, black bean vinaigrette or creamy herb dressing.

The menu also offers steamed “pods” – bao buns with either cheeseburger or vegetable curry and served with root vegetable chips and crunchy vegetable slaw.

For little ones, there’s an option of grilled chicken or beef, fish or tofu with greens or rice; a hot dog wrapped in Parker House dough; cheese quesadilla, or a steamed “pod” (cheeseburger bao bun).

The fast-casual restaurant will also be the first to offer Mobile Order, a new convenient option to order and pay for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience app, allowing guests to bypass the queue to order when they arrive at the restaurant. Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they will tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window. Additional fast-casual and quick-service restaurants will begin to offer Mobile Order later this year.

Disney Dining Plan is accepted at Satu’li Canteen but, at this time, Mobile Order only accepts credit cards.

Stay tuned for more about Satu’li Canteen and more culinary stories about Pandora – The World of Avatar.

Comments

  • This menu is looking awesome! I can’t wait to try its taste, but can you please tell me Satu’li Canteen, specialty?

  • We were fortunate to eat there last Thursday for lunch and my party of 6 adults all agreed it was one of the best meals of the trip. Two of us had allergies and they were incredibly accommodating and everything was delicious!

    Cannot recommend it enough!

  • This menu looks absolutely fantastic! Please don’t change it. Vegetarian bao buns sounds amazing – in fact it all does! Lots of amazing places to eat in AK now – and good to see even more vegetarian and vegan options (many of the new places to eat that offer interesting items still don’t always offer a huge range for vegetarians, so any additional places/items are welcomed!)

  • It’s nice to see some more adventurous options on a menu. Those with a simpler palette or interested in a more traditional meal have plenty of places to dine.

  • Please offer this menu alongside items that appeal to simple pallets. Disappointed there is no chicken breast on the menu. The sides do not appeal either. Really really wish we could get menus with more than 6 choices on them!

  • What will price range be?

  • When the mobile ordering becomes available, do you know where it will be located on the MDE App? Thank you.

  • Hello, this menu looks outstanding! We will have vegetarians and one child with food allergies (eggs, tree nuts, peanuts), and I’m assuming/hoping the Satu’li Canteen will have the usual food allergies menu? Also, love the tofu option. Do you know if Satu’li Canteen will have organic tofu (or for that matter, any restaurants in WDW)?

  • This menu looks great. I’m impressed that Disney World is starting to offer more adventurous dining options. As a vegetarian and healthy eater there are beginning to be more options available to me. Please don’t dumb down this menu after it opens!

  • @Rachel Wyman, I have the My Disney Experience app on my android phone and it works just fine.

  • Is there a date yet for when they will be taking reservations?

    • Hi Marc, Satu’li Canteen is a quick-service restaurant and will not take reservations. It will open with the rest of Pandora – The World of Avatar on May 27.

  • But what about those of us who have Android devices that are not compatible with the App? Will we be able to do Mobile Order through the My Disney Experience website? (Like you can do now with Be Our Guest for breakfast & lunch.)

  • I love the mobile ordering capability!

  • Hoping there are some decent food allergy offerings!

  • How will the system work.. Will the mobile ordering be for the day of or can we make it 3 months in advance? Or the day before?

    Thank you.

  • @Elizabth Shaaf –

    “Look for familiar dishes with a twist in the fast-casual restaurant”
    “When they arrive at the restaurant they will tap an “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window.”
    “Additional fast-casual and quick-service restaurants will begin to offer Mobile Order later this year.”

    I like the Mobile order concept. It essentially let’s you skip the ordering line.

  • Is this going to be Quick Service or Table Service?

    • Hi Elizabeth, Satu’li Canteen will be a quick-service dining location.

  • I can’t wait to try this! I’m especially looking forward to the blueberry cheesecake! Hopefully they’ll be having dress rehearsals or a soft opening the weekend before the grand opening of Pandora.

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