WDW Quick Service Snack Review: Satu’li Canteen

Chocolate Cake at Satu'li Canteen in Pandora

WDW Quick Service Snack Review: Satu’li Canteen

Now that our family has made the exciting trek to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to explore the all-new Pandora – The World of Avator, it’s time to take a look at some of our latest Walt Disney World trip highlights. We discovered the treasures within this new land by day and by night, including a visit to Satu’li Canteen.

Bioluminescence in Pandora World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Pandora’s night time illumination is awe-inspiring.

During a quick walkabout to get more photographs, Michael and I surveyed the provisions available at Pandora’s Quick Service Restaurant — Satu’li Canteen.

Satu'li Canteen

As expected, the bounty grown in Pandora boasts fresh ingredients of wholesome grains, crunchy vegetables, and hearty proteins. Satu’li Canteen, therefore, features many health-conscious menu items that can be customized at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Menu Options at Satu'li Canteen at Pandora The World of Avatar.
Menu Options.

Upon arrival, you’ll first notice the outdoor seating area tucked inside the Quonset-hut.

Outdoor seating at Satu'li Canteen.
Outdoor seating.
Tables for Satu'li Guests in Pandora.
Tables for Satu’li Guests only.

Indoor seating is also available. High chairs are stocked for smaller Pandora tourists.

High Chairs at Satu'li Canteen.
High Chairs.

Weary travelers will discover that the venue is now owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE). ACE is the sole provider of eco tours to Pandora from Earth. And you’ll be so glad that you took the tour!

Cast Members at Satu'li Canteen.
Cast Members.
Learn the backstory to Satu'li Canteen.
Photos and letters are framed near the ordering queue.

Look for documents that explain the backstory of Satu’li Canteen, including a document signed by Marshall Lamm, ACE’s founder. Pictures show his successful efforts to partner with the Na’vi.

Satu'li Canteen's backstory is on display in the restaurant's queue.
Backstory items are on display in the queue.
Photographs at Satu'li Canteen.
Photo Wall.

Upon closer inspection, Na’vi artifacts such as tapestries and cookware decorate the canteen.

Na'vi artifacts decorate Satu'li Canteen.
Na’vi artifacts.
Na'vi artifacts decorate Satu'li Canteen at Pandora - The World of Avatar.
Satu’li Canteen Decor.

Na’vi art and culture is celebrated throughout this former RDA (Resources Development Administration) mess hall. Look for Earth references as well.

Satu'li Canteen
Some equipment has been offworld tested.
Satu'li Canteen is the former mess hall for the Resources Development Administration (RDA).
Former mess hall for the Resources Development Administration (RDA).
Celebrate the Na'vi culture at Satu'li Canteen.
Na’vi cultural influences.
Satu'li Canteen
Satu’li Canteen
Satu'li Canteen.
Satu’li Canteen.
Satu'li Canteen.
Satu’li Canteen.

Our first visit to Satu’li Canteen was for an early afternoon snack accompanied by thirst-quenching beverages. We needed a quick recharge and hydration as the summer heat was zapping our strength as we hiked through the Valley of Mo’ara.

Valley of Mo'ara Photograph
Valley of Mo’ara.

My husband and I shared a Chocolate Cake, Pandoran Sunrise, and Diet Coke from the fast-casual menu. One of the nice perks of dining here — your food selections will be served on beautiful dishes with nice cutlery. After dining, return your Earthly materials to these bins.

Satu'li Canteen
Return dishes here.

Chocolate Cake

The chocolate cake was quite airy. And while I wasn’t sure how the crunchy cookie layer would play out, it was an absolute winner. You’ll want to get some of that scrumptious banana cream topping and crunchy bottom in every bite.

Chocolate Cake at Satu'li Canteen in Pandora
Chocolate Cake at Satu’li Canteen.

Now, one of my must eat snacks at Walt Disney World!

Satu'li Canteen serves up a delicious chocolate cake. Visit Pandora!
Order the Chocolate Cake!

Topped with healthy Goji Berries, the current cost is $5.29.

Satu'li Canteen Dessert at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Stop by Satu’li Canteen for dessert.

Pandoran Sunrise

The Pandoran Sunrise is a refreshing balance of Tropical Juices blended with Powerade® Melon for a current price of $4.49. Since it’s non-alcholic, it’s fun for all ages.

Pandoran Sunrise at Satu'li Canteen.
Pandoran Sunrise.

Go ahead and take a sip when it’s time to hydrate. This drink is delicious! And not too sweet. Pineapple fans will appreciate the garnish.

Pandoran Sunrise at Satu'li Canteen at Pandora The World of Avatar.
Pandoran Sunrise – take a sip!

Assorted Fountain Beverages include:
Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola Zero®, Sprite®, Sprite Zero®, Fanta® Orange, Barq’s®, Minute Maid® Light Lemonade, Powerade® Mountain Blast, Vitamin Water [Acai-Blueberry-Pomegranate], Coca-Cola® Cherry, Gold Peak Sweet Iced Tea, and Gold Peak Unsweetened Iced Tea.

The price is a hefty $3.29 as of July 2017, however you’ll enjoy free refills while you dine. For animal safety, Disney’s Animal Kingdom restaurants serve beverages with paper straws.

Diet Coke fountain beverage at Satu'li Canteen.
Diet Coke.

Draft Beer is also offered. You might want to taste test the Pandora Amber Ale or the green-tinted Pandora Grog Ale.

Draft Beer at Satu'li Canteen.
Beer on tap.

Recommendation and Tips

If you’re in a hurry to get back to Earth (or to delve deeper into Pandora’s gorgeous paths), consider Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering via the My Disney Experience app.

Note that picky eaters may have difficulty here although the kids menu will be a safe bet for most guests. Yes, adults can order kid food too!

Nestled within Pandora, Satu’li Canteen provides quick service meals for hungry travelers. We recommend stopping by during your tour.

Disney Restaurant Facts

  • Animal Kingdom Theme Park/Pandora
  • Health Conscious and Vegetarian Options
  • Kids Menu
  • Fast Casual/Quick Service
  • Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering
  • Some Dining Plans Accepted
  • Menu

What item do you most want to try on your tour to Satu’li Canteen? Contact Us, Follow Us on Twitter, or comment below to share your firsthand Satu’li experience.

Kimberly LaPaglia

Kimberly shared her passion for Disney when she was selected for the inaugural Walt Disney World Moms Panel and then as the first Disney Cruise Line panelist. As a Disney Mom, she helped countless families plan their own dream-filled journeys. Blending her love for research, travel, and writing, Kim has been an editor for Disney Food Blog for nearly 8 years. At The Castle Concierge, she blogs about travel, parenting, celebrations, and the road to empty nesting.

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