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Jiko - The Cooking Place

#19 of 2,894 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
+1 407-939-3463
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Wisconsin
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this trip just a few weeks ago, so when Jiko came up with an opening on New Year's Eve for dinner, we were thrilled. It is one of our favorites already. Our reservations were for 9pm and we were called in pretty much exactly on time. We chose to dress up, and glad we did. We would not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is delicious and the service is wonderful. Great for groups and more on the expensive side, but you pay for what you get. I also loved the atmosphere. I would recommend it more for an older crowd than bringing the kids, but they do have a kids menu to accommodate the whole family (because let's face it, we... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wild boar was outstanding. Other dishes different and imaginative. We enjoyed the experience. Pretty active though.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service top notch. I asked to substitute mac and cheese as my side with my filet mignon and was able to do that and it was excellent. The sunrise dessert was excellent!

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Tampa, Florida
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92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 adults; 3 kids; fantastic server who gave great recommendations on food and wine choices. Full bar with extensive South African wine list. The food was amazing, including South African style dishes that were still mainstream enough to not put off a picky eater. Very relaxed atmosphere that wasn't stuffy or loud. You get the Disney expertise without the crowds,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jiko is easily one of the best restaurants at Disney World. The food selection is diverse, and every dish is different from one another. The environment is extremely comfortable, and my partner and I were able to easily communicate with one another. The staff is wonderful, and our waitress was so friendly and informative. We are excited for our next... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called ahead to advise that this reservation would be a birthday celebration for a senior which included 6 adults. They gave us a small oval shaped table that had one bench that the senior couldn't slide into. I asked for a regular table but was told we'd have to wait for an available one ("which may take a while"). I... More 

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Newton, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had several courses here as part of the Wanyama Safari. Each was excellent. My dietary needs were considered as well.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge and on the dining plan. This resteraunt used two table services but was worth it. The food was glorious. The had Elk and it melted in my mouth, my husband had buffalo and my daughter had the fillet mignon all equally as good and very tasty. We each had a desert and again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decor, servers, and other staff very authentic. Food and combination of classic and African flavors. Something for everyone. Pricey if you are looking for a spot for a large family.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
African, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?