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Jiko - The Cooking Place


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$31 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Grilled Wild Boar Tenderloin
with mealie pap, chakalaka, white truffle oil, and micro cilantro
Crispy Beef bobotie Roll
with cucumber raita, green mango atjar, and honey-roasted groundnuts
Artisanal Cheese Selection
five tasting portions with accompaniments from around the world
Tibs Watt In Pannekoeke
braised beef rolled in crepes with peppadew-olive tapenade
Taste Of Africa
african inspired dips with pappadam, whole wheat lavosh and house-made naan
Market Salad
greens, poached farm-fresh egg, radish, onion, bacon, dabo croutons, and sherry vinaigrette
Jiko Salad
with georgia peaches, crispy plantain, hazelnut praline, honeyed chevre, blood orange vinaigrette
Mitmita Spiced Ahi Tuna tataki
with hearts of palm salad, avocado, and peppadew-cilantro vinaigrette
Brentwood Creamy Corn Soup
with jumbo lump crab, crushed avocado, corn, and sweet chili sour cream
Seared Lake Victoria African Perch kushari
with toasted pearl couscous, lentils, fresh chickpeas, almonds, tomato sauce, sweet corn cream, crispy onions, and harissa vinaigrette
Grilled Wild Gulf Shrimp Curry
with citrus-coconut basmati, summer vegetables, and durban curry sauce
Grilled-marinated Lamb Loin
with chickpea and chorizo, spicy swiss chard, and apple cider reduction
Seared Barbarie Duck Breast
with potato and spinach masala, royal trumpet mushrooms, port emulsion
Sikhumbuzos Peri Peri Chicken
with herb-crushed potatoes, french beans, mango sambal, and onion jus
Oak-grilled Filet Mignon
with hominy risotto, california asparagus, and red wine reduction
Braised Beef Short Rib
with truffled potato puree, pearl onions, baby carrots, cabernet-tamarind sauce
Maize-crusted Corvina
with vegetables of the moment and tomato-butter sauce
Aleecha, Shimbra Asa, Inguday Tibs
with goat cheese cream ethiopian vegetable stack, chickpea cake, and spiced mushroom-spinach roll
Merguez Sausage
piquillo peppers, onions, midnight moon, arugula, and muhammara yogurt
Barbecue Chicken
with apple-jicama slaw, african barbecue sauce, and four cheeses
Roasted Mushrooms
with pleasant ridge reserve, masala curry, crispy fennel, and ice wine gastrique
Cape Malva Pudding
warm cape dutch cake with vanilla custard, mango, and apricot sorbet
Amarula Creme Brulee
with a spiced chocolate-layered bottom, and white chocolate, cranberry, and pistachio biscotti
Cheesecake, Caramel And Toffee
creamy madagascar vanilla cheesecake with salted caramel, macadamia-almond toffee, whipped cream, and chocolate-covered coffee beans
Tanzanian Chocolate Cremeux
with chocolate crunch, chocolate-cherry mascarpone, and cocoa nibs
Orange And Anise Olive Oil Cake
served warm with citrus mascarpone mousse, blood orange sauce, and orange segments with candied fennel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been at WDW many, many times and although expensive, Jiko is my favorite restaurant. If you get there early for your reservation (which you must have) go around the right side of the lodge past the pool and if dark, use the night...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank michaelkH7631SL
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance, service, food, and wine of this lovely restaurant lived up to our expectations. We enjoyed the variety of unusual food offerings, and look forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Heather B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jiko offers such a magnificent menu that it is hard to decide on just one dish. Their filet is the best in Disney World, bar none. My husband enjoyed his steak and on another visit, he savored the boar. I do not care for curry,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DariaChristine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever we get to Orlando Jiko is on the list. Always great food and service and nice wine choices. Be sure you realize thay this is not usual park food....it's flavorful and spicy. Very attentive to gluten free.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank joel r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here upon the recommendation of a friend and so glad we did. We aren’t too familiar with African food, but very much enjoyed the presentation, spices and service at Jiko. We started with the squash soup, which was just ok. My husband had the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RHGH2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always seem to go back . Excellent food and service. Server very friendly and attentive.we shared the filet and had Mac and cheese as the side which you need to request as no longer on menu. Filet melts in your mouth. Great atmosphere we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did an early dinner to get back into AK before rivers of light and was pleasantly surprised. Have heard all the good reviews for years a d for some reason held out trying. My mistake. Appetizers elk flatbread and taste of Africa were outstanding. Dinner...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CSStravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a multi-course meal prepared by a chef from Africa who was nothing less than brilliant. I would love to tell you what we ate, but the wine pairings, along with my basic lack of familiarity with the cuisine, have left me bereft of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Catie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I knew what I was getting in to. Less food. Better pacing. I was ready. I still left more than satisfied and close to bursting, but I managed to pop by Mara for a Zebra Dome before heading out this time, so I’ll call that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank aalycbyg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter helped sort through some foods we were not familiar with. That African bread appetizer is a must. We did flights of wine and that two was very good especially the panotage type wines. I had fillet mignon and it was cooked perfectly. We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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January 20, 2019|
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Response from winechick2000 |
Corkage is $25
November 14, 2018|
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Response from challicebrie | 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 BucketListRebel | Reviewed this property |
One Table Service credit will cost you Two Quick-Service credits, but I hear it's totally worth it!!
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