9/14/15 Update: Menu updated.
Mr. Kamal’s is located in the back of Animal Kingdom on the walkway that connects Africa and Asia near the entrance to Flights of Wonder.
Food Type: Vegetarian.
Dining Plan: Mr. Kamal’s is listed as participating on the Dining Plan, but offers a second beverage in place of dessert.
Unique Items: Each item is unique.
- Rarely a line.
- Quick, personal service.
- Healthier fare.
- Limited menu.
- Small portions.
- May not be open at all and usually closes by 3pm.
- No indoor seating.
Value: Low to average. Portions are small.
Reputation: Overlooked by the masses, Mr. Kamal’s used to just sell your standard Disney nuggets. Unfortunately, it’s hard to guarantee this location will be operating when you visit.
Samosa with Mango Salsa:
While this picture is largely useless, it “feels” artsy with the background blur, even if it tells us nothing about what it is we’re talking about.
I am not familiar with the samosa, but having enjoyed a mimosa or two in my day, figured it couldn’t be too far off. While these were prepared well with each samosa lightly fried and stuffed with potatoes, peas, and an Indian curry seasoning, I did not personally care for the flavor profile whatsoever. The exterior had a nice crunch, but the thick potato filling and one-note curry flavor didn’t really complement it. The mango chutney is similar/the same as what’s served at Victoria Falls and Sanna over at Animal Kingdom Lodge and provides a sweet and slightly spicy component. Altogether I think the value was there even if I didn’t enjoy them myself.
Mr. Kamal’s does not have dedicated seating, though there are a few tables in the vicinity. Snag one if they’re available or mosey down to the Yak & Yeti Quick Service area where you’ll find even more tables and chairs. There is no air-conditioned seating nearby – you would have to march over to Pizzafari in Discovery Island or Restaurantosaurus in the far corner of DinoLand USA. These are the tables nearby – they offer a great view but are tough to come by, especially from 11am – 2pm and 5pm – close.