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Jiko - The Cooking Place

2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
+1 407-939-3463
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (88 reviews)
“flatbread” (148 reviews)
“jiko salad” (39 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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1 - 10 of 1,696 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Try the coconut shrimp curry was super yummy. Lovely cocktails at the bar too - the bar man was very knowledgeable too.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our server was wonderful and on to of everything. Upon recommendations by Disney Imagineers, we ordered just apps for a good selection of flavors. The Taste of Africa was a hit with 3 kinds of flat breads and 4 dipping sauces. We also tried the...More

Thank plastx2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server told us about the restaurant and some of it's symbology as we were seating. Some good recommendations for the menu were made and we very much enjoyed our meal. It was our anniversary and we were treated to a complimentary glass of bubbly...More

Thank meryll83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get The taste of Africa (shared appetizer). It's remarkable! The ambience is very sophisticated but the service is familial. Nice exotic destination. Lots of high end wines. Authentic but not offputting. Definitely a must visit on your Disney trip!

Thank CHRISTIAN C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sixth time here perhaps? Food is always amazing and the wait staff is excellent too. My wife and I split the wild boar appetizer (melts in your mouth) and the Inguday Tibs (perhaps akin to an empanada?) which were both very good. Then since we...More

Thank bdcdaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the Dining highlight of our trip! Just outstanding! Each bite was wonderful and exotic. We tried the wild boar and elk - amazing! (Picture is 1/2 portion of elk)

Thank harleylimited
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet, Fine Dining serving African Food. Good Wine List. Friendly helpful staff. Reservations Required.

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I enjoyed a lovely meal in this refined, but unstuffy restaurant within Disney. We enjoyed delicious appetizer,main dishes and dessert. The meal was well paced, the food, interesting and mouthwatering. Presentation was also lovely. We loved it! Every mouthful. Kudos to the chefs

Thank vacatongal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is really nice. The server was ok. The food tasted good but the price you paid for what you got was ridiculous. It was funny listening to the server with the table next to us. She used the same stories and lines on...More

2  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is extremely over-priced with poor service and less than mediocre food. Ian, the bartender was our server and I'm sure he suspected he'd never see us again since most who go to the restaurant are tourists of Disney World - well, we live...More

Thank TwistedWorldTraveler
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Susa_10
20 November 2017|
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Response from Maria G | Reviewed this property |
Jiko is more formal, it depends on what you look for.
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Joan V
28 September 2017|
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Response from April H | Reviewed this property |
You can take the park buses for free. Will take 15 minutes max including wait time if you barely miss the bus.
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Gabriella414
11 July 2017|
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Response from Gary U | Reviewed this property |
Women always get it right but men face this dilemma all the time. Jiko is good for.......Dress shorts by the knee, covered shoes and a nice collar shirt or polo jersey. He will also be fine with no collar once jersey in good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-939-3463
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
Description
Jiko – The Cooking Place fuses the bold flavors of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.Twin wood-burning ovens roar and the soothing, warm colors of an African sunset bring energy to this remarkable restaurant. The menu features modern cuisine with an African flair. Delight your palate with dishes that change seasonally, such as braised short ribs, Chermoula-roasted prawns, and Peri Peri roasted chicken, along with conventional favorites. Take a culinary tour of Africa with tantalizing appetizers such as grilled wild boar tenderloin, crispy beef bobotie roll and brick oven-fired flatbreads. Watch the chefs prepare each meal in The Cooking Place, a show kitchen with a rich atmosphere befitting the beauty of this unique restaurant. Jiko also offers 2 tantalizing wine-and-dine experiences: Jiko Wine Dinner Series: Four times a year, Jiko partners with renowned winemakers from South Africa to take you on a culinary journey. The chefs prepare a 6- to 8-course meal carefully designed to complement the unique characteristics of the African terroir. As you dine, the winemakers paint a picture of their vineyards through the taste of their wines—and Jiko's Wine Room transforms into a mixture of flavors, friends, aromas and conversations that go into the night.Jiko Wine Tastings: Every Wednesday, explore the South African wine regions as you taste unique wines paired with artisanal cheese.Whether you're seeking a decadent wine dinner or a vibrant accompaniment to your meal, Jiko offers wine options to suit your style.
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