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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” (86 reviews)
“flatbread” (163 reviews)
“jiko salad” (36 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was extremely excited to visit this restaurant given its outstanding reputation and it did not disappoint. We started by sharing the taste of Africa breads which was, by any standards, amazing. This was followed by a stunning steak which although initially was slightly too raw...More

Thank izz100
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food here is excellent as is the service. Flavor combinations and ingredients are phenomenal. This is some of the most inventive cuisine I have ever experienced. The wine list is only wines from South Africa and the ones I have had are excellent. Combine...More

Thank TravelNow61
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and had heard great things about Jiko so we booked to eat here. It was towards the end of our stay and we'd already eaten in so many amazing places in Disney World but this was by...More

1  Thank Obi1Jabroni
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this diamond of a restaurant last night and have to say find me a better eatery in Disney.. Quite limited menus and quite expensive but we ordered three different entrees and each was spectacular. The elk was one that will stick in memory for...More

1  Thank City4evr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here one evening in July when we were staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. There were 5 of us, 4 adults and a child. We all had a wonderful time, especially the young child in our party. The staff are very good with...More

Thank ShadeUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner for 3 kids. It had been 2 years since our last visit here and there is a new chef since then. The feel of the restaurant is great. Its upscale but kid friendly at the same time. We tried several...More

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are still a few undiscovered Disney dining gems and Jiko is one of the them (Artist Point and Citrico's are the others). Jiko, like the others, is expensive, but this is a dining experience not to be missed. You are probably thinking, "African food...More

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant! One of the best unique meals I have ever eaten. The wild boat was excellent and delicious. The African old fashioned was superb. The elk was cooked to perfection The paired South African wine was superior. The desert with African tea with frangelico...More

Thank Phillyguy65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great atmosphere and something for all the family. The staff are really welcoming and the food is excellent with a great wine list from Douth africa

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here with our family of 6 (4 kids 17, 15, 13 and 9) and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We all ordered something different and "shared around". I think the hands down winner was the Elk loin, so very good. The kids menu even...More

Thank Naomi M
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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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decaydoc
24 April 2017|
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As long as you look decent dress shorts are ok, they don't seem to be as picky about dress as before.
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ALBennett
15 March 2017|
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Response from hbgrant1 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a park pass to eat at the restaurant. Jiko is inside The Animal Kingdom Lodge. You can park at the hotel for free while you eat. After you eat be sure to go to the back of the hotel and see the animals. They... 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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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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