Satu’li Canteen (Pandora, The World of Avatar) (menu)
Best for Healthy Eaters and Vegetarians
Pandora’s Satu’li Canteen features a wide array of international-inspired cuisine.
Here you will find healthy dishes blended with tantalizing exotic spices, wholesome grains, and farm-fresh vegetables. Unlike many of the Quick Service choices at Animal Kingdom, this dining locale will appeal to vegetarians and health-conscious eaters.
The interior is adorned with Na’vi art and decor to creating an interesting and relaxing setting to enjoy your meal.
There are plenty of options on the menu to keep the kids happy, as well. However, we think the older and adventurous crowd will enjoy Sati’li Canteen the most.
Recommendations: Combination Bowl: Grilled Beef & Chicken, Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl, or the Cheeseburger Steamed Pods – Bao Buns.
Restaurantosaurus (DinoLand USA) (menu)
Best for Burgers and Fries
Located right near the standby for Rivers of Light, Restaurantosaurus provides a quick and tasty meal in DinoLand USA.
This Dinosaur-themed cafe offers standard American fast-food like burgers, fries, hot dogs, and mac ‘n’ cheese. Tasty, but not for the health-conscious.
Prices are in-line with similar Disney World restaurants (burgers are in the $10-$15 range), so a tab bit pricey for what you get. However, kids especially love Restauantosaurus, and the fact that each kids’ meal is served with a sand pail and shovel only heighten the appeal.
Overall, a good spot for kids or a quick burger, but nothing overly memorable for the adults.
Recommendations: Go healthy with the Black Bean Burger or indulge with a Bacon Cheeseburger Combo (served with fries, drink, and warm caramel chocolate brownie (!)).
Tamu Tamu Refreshments (Africa) (menu)
Best Spot for Ice Cream and Refreshments
Tami Tamu is a must-go-to Quick Service eatery located in the Harambe Village of Animal Kingdom’s Africa section. Just don’t expect to find lunch entrees.
Here you will find a walk-up window serving a desserts-only menu of exotic icy treats. Cool off with the decadent Malva Cake Sundae topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce or try the wildly popular Pineapple DOLE WHIP® Cup with fruit on the bottom and soft service vanilla ice cream on the top. Yum!
There are also several sweet frosty drinks and alcoholic concoctions for adults.
Recommendations: Pineapple DOLE WHIP® Cup, Malva Cake Sundae, or the African Coffee with Amarula Cream Liqueur.
Harambe Market (Africa) (menu)
Best Exotic/Ethnic Cuisine
If you are looking for a unique (but quick) dining experience, look no further than Harambe Market.
You won’t find burgers and fries here. Instead, you will find tender meats infused with exotic spices and interesting ethnic cuisine at this kitschy, African-inspired eatery.
The restaurant is comprised of 4 food stalls/shacks for ordering and an open-air plaza for feasting.
This is street food done the Animal Kingdom way.
Note that there are a few vegetarian options, but this is a meat-centric dining spot for sure.
Harambe also offers plenty of alcoholic beverage choices for adults and refreshing fruity drinks for the kids (and adults).
Recommendations: Try the African Spiced Ribs w/ Barbecue Glaze with Green Papaya Slaw and Black-Eyed Pea Salad or the tender Grilled Chicken Skewer.
Yak & Yeti Local Foods Café (Asia) (menu)
Best for Breakfast and Quick Asian-Style Lunch
After your long Himalayan trek through Animal Kingdom, the idea of refueling with some delicious Asian-inspired cuisine may sound like the perfect reward. If that’s the case, look no further than Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe.
This popular spot is a great choice for any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The breakfast menu serves classic American items like sausage and egg English muffins and breakfast burritos, while the lunch/dinner menu leans more towards Asian cuisine with egg rolls, teriyaki beef bowls, fried rice, and Ginger Chicken Salad.
Everything we tried here was delicious and the prices are very reasonable. A must!
Recommendations: Breakfast – Canadian Bacon English Muffin (Eggs, Smoked Gouda, Canadian Bacon on a toasted English Muffin w/Hash Browns) or lunch/dinner – Teriyaki Beef Bowl