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Jiko - The Cooking Place

2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
+1 407-938-4733
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild boar” (93 reviews)
“lamb” (110 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

This was our first dining experience at Disney and it definitely set the bar for our trip. The food was high quality, well presented, and rather unique. I had the fillet and the macaroni and cheese. Both were excellent. I will return if I visit...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robbieb79
Reviewed 3 days ago

An interesting variety of very fine (and sometimes exotic) food choices. Service has always been impeccable 9both in the restaurant and in the cocktail lounge).

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tripodics
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our meal at Jiko, my favourite signature restaurant of our trip so far! Highly recommend the Taste of Africa appetiser and the seafood curry, both amazing. One minor complaint was that the server although very knowledgeable seemed less interested in our table than...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nl35
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s so much food to eat at WDW. What’s worth it? Jiko definitely is! It’s a different restaurant, but everything is excellent. I would 100% eat there again. The service was a little slow, but when you eat at WDW, you’re there for the experience...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KBliss88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Jiko on the first night of our trip staying in the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and it was very impressive. Jiko, in Africa means 'the cooking place'. We booked and were seated and our seater put our napkins on our laps...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank RobStepsOutside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at Jiko,the first night we sat at the salad/appetizer prep station and watched/talked to the chefs. The were fun and entertaining. Our waiter was experienced and professional,the menu had excellent wine pairing and the food was perfect. We enjoyed ourselves...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank letmepack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip was very last minute, booked it about 2 days before we departed. I struggled over where to have our Thanksgiving meal as hubby does like some traditional fare. Jiko is one of our favorite restaurants on Disney property, so we chose here. Our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ZsaZsa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try something different for our Thanksgiving and we regret the decision. The atmosphere was beautiful and the server was good. However, the quality of the food was a different story. We ordered turkey dinners for my mother-in-law and kids and the meat...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank army1ssg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations based on a friends recommendation. After a day in Animal Kingdom we arrived for our reservation. We had to wait as they weren’t prepared for us!? When we did get our table our server took about 25 minutes to take our drink...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank sgrundy76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during our stay at animal kingdom lodge. Service was brilliant and friendly. I ordered the lamb tagine which although looked pleasing was lacking in flavour lamb it’s self was cooked nicely tho. Girlfriend ordered the filet steak cooked spot on she enjoyed it. Overall...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sionyH
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November 14, 2018|
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Response from Challice L | Reviewed this property |
Hi EJMx4, I would highly recommend downloading the My Disney Experience app. Most, if not all, sit down restaurants require reservations. You can make those through the app or the website. On Disney’s website, you can see... More
October 7, 2018|
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Response from Trav1324 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But you need to make sure it’s only one. Believe one but I don’t use hotel dining plans
April 7, 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
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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: +1 407-938-4733
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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