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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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“wild boar” (91 reviews)
“flatbread” (152 reviews)
“jiko salad” (42 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jiko is one of the finest restaurants in Disney. This was our family's third time staying at AKL and our third time eating at Jiko. Our server was Nabila and she was from Morocco. She is an outstanding server and perfect for fine dining. Here...More

Thank GVTrai58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed a wonderful dining experience here at Jiko to celebrate Christmas Eve. The food, from the appetizers to the entrees to dessert, was so delicious. We had excellent service - our server Mikayla was attentive and professional (and deserves a raise). Reserve a...More

Thank demTravels
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time at Jiko and we love it completely. Our server Nabila, from Morocco, was lovely and even brought a little birthday cake dessert for our three year old. She gave us all sorts of recommendations both for dinner and for other...More

Thank drsara2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jiko is the perfect mix of ambiance and delicious food come together to make a fantastic and unique experience. From the moment you enter, you understand why the price of Jiko maybe a bit higher than most restaurants but its worth every penny. From the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After 20-some years, we had a ton of catching up to do, so Jiko turned out to be the perfect locale. Not too loud for our conversation, and it was just us two but we wanted to sample a lot of flavors, so we got...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family of four (kids 4 and 10) recently visited Disney and had the opportunity to dine at Jiko as a part of our trip. I always book the Deluxe Dining Plan when visiting as it allows me the ability to eat wherever I want...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, started with fried green tomato and wild boar tenderloin for the appetizers and ended up with the curry seafood. 4 oz lobster, mussels, shrimp and calamari. This place was amazing. One of the best on Disney property.

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have routine restaurants for our visits to Orlando, and this one is the latest to join our "must visit" list. They serve food that is inspired by and with flavors of Africa, but still taste great, not like an experiment. The location, near the...More

Thank BDavis1236
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here based on reviews from others. The establishment is beautiful and presentation is nice. The food itself was just ok. It was very over rated for what it is and over priced. We ate from a delux dining plan so we were each...More

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time to Jiko and it was just as good as the first! We had awesome service, delicious food, and friendly staff. I highly recommend going for special occasions. We went for our 23rd anniversary and we were not disappointed. Everything was...More

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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.
11 July 2017|
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Response from reelwise | Reviewed this property |
You're in DisneyWorld, come as you are.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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