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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We recently had a very good dinner at Jiko. Excellent Pinot Noir from South Africa too. The elk filet and the filet mignon were perfectly prepared and seasoned. Plenty of menu options. Outstanding service. Reservations Recommended.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The absolute best meal we have ever had at a Disney Resort and we have been to all of them. The food was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the staff was excellent. The suggested wines were perfect with the dishes we ordered.

Thank ASkyDancer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recommend Jiko to anyone looking for a high end dining experience at Walt Disney World. Our server was Aubrey, she was very accommodating friendly and helpful. She made the dinner very fun and we had a great time. I had the seafood curry which...More

Thank Joe U
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is in my opinion the best place to eat at Walt Disney World. While many of their restaurants have taken a step back in taste and menu, Jiko remains a star. This is a must do if you have the time and money.

Thank Kennith H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Jiko - The Cooking Place is a great place to go for a unique African inspired delicious meal at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Thank Highlander-GG
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed our experience here. Worth making the trek to this restaurant for a refined meal with good service. Nice veg options too. No complaints, just praise!

Thank Zenlibrarian
Reviewed 6 days ago

Jiko is a fantastic restaurant with some of the best food I have ever had the privilege of eating. While it is definitely possible to find cheaper food on Disney property, you would be hard pressed to find anything more delicious than Jiko. The service...More

Thank mfamilytravelblog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I both keep raving about the overall experience amazing food and outstanding customer service. I had the elk medium rare and he had the seafood curry. Worth every dollar. For starters we had the Taste Of Africa which we finished within minutes...More

Thank Tordoorh352
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 7 adults had the pleasure of dining at Jiko, at Animal Kingdom Lodge. We were seated in what I believe was called the Wine Cellar room, but I'm not exactly sure. Our waiter, Ron, was kind, attentive, and extremely helpful. He had...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal here, was fun trying the African inspired cuisine , good service and a beautiful setting , only complaint was the temperature ... it was freezing and the air con was way too high and when we left but hubby and me were shivering...More

Thank Sarah_Ann_H
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8 April 2018|
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Response from va-va60 | Reviewed this property |
We did the wine/communal dinner. We had plenty to eat & did not leave hungry. I will add that I don’t drink red wine, which is what they served w/ some of the courses. All I did was speak up & ask, & the waiter provided me... More
20 November 2017|
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Response from NMac | Reviewed this property |
Can only speak for Jiko. Quite expensive but worth it for a special occasion.Food was really good and staff very helpful,friendly and attentive. We are staying at Animal Kingdom lodge next year when my daughter gets married... More
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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