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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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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strangely enough my wife and I have stayed at the Lodge and dined at Boma and Sanaa, but kept missing Jiko. We finally got here while staying over at the Waldorf. Jiko is an exciting restaurant with a menu that combines American favorites with African...More

Thank mcbobleonard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had s rocky start to our 14 night trip here at the AKL however dinner this evening at Jiko has turned it all around! From outstanding service by our server "Benjamin" to quality delicious meals. We were seated in a beautiful ambient area of...More

Thank Daniela F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish this had to be the best dinning experience in Orlando (animal kingdom lodge ) Our server was Benjamin.. if you choose to dine at this amazing venue I hope you get Benjamin as your server as he was not only so...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have reservations for Jiko, but my husband and I enjoyed a lovely late dinner and drinks at the Cape Town Lounge, just at the entrance to Jiko. It was wonderful -- we had the place practically to ourselves, the service was prompt and...More

Thank Jill Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The elk filet served an honest medium rare, which means, of course, raw and warm in the middle, was just amazing. Mounir's enthusiastic suggestion of Chef's recommendation sold me on what his opinion of what my meal would be. When I asked for a alternate...More

Thank N0tMyNamE13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Orlando for a softball tournament, which happened to fall also in week of our 20th anniversary. Since we didn't know schedules, I call Disney's number the morning of and got a reservation for us (plus 2 kids) for that night. We had...More

Thank HLO2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

... So I'm not sure what is so African about this restaurant? Seems to me they just add a pinch of African spices and the rest is just average fine dining fare. The menu descriptions sound divine and exotic, but the end result doesn't quite...More

Thank walkabout101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jiko in Disney's Animal Kingdom is a wonderful surprise. The whole experience is wonderful. The decor,food and service are very special. The Artisanal cheeses are a great starter along with the Flatbread BLT-Boar lettuce and tomato - You can't go wrong from there.

1  Thank Neal S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful spot in Disney's Animal Kingdom lodge. Between 3 of us we had the short ribs, the halibut, and the strip steak and all of it was yummy. Also had the wild boar appetizer and the bread service.

Thank Sandi922
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Everything I've had at Disney has been pretty good if not very good. We had reservations here and it was good, but not worthy of the price for everything. I would go to one of the other restaurants in this complex first.

2  Thank M J
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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
24 April 2017|
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Response from kelmel13 | Reviewed this property |
As long as you look decent dress shorts are ok, they don't seem to be as picky about dress as before.
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
  • 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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