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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 5 days ago

It's pretty consistent with other Disney resort top tier restaurants. Dinner with a good bottle of wine will cost you around $200. Jiko is worth it. Great menu with a lot of interesting dishes, but a few safe choices for the less adventurous. They have...More

1  Thank markjchambers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jiko is the place to eat while you’re in Disney! The amazing food that they offer you is some of the best food I’ve ever eaten and I’m not kidding. It may be a bit pricey but everything that you eat is top notch and...More

1  Thank tarvum
Reviewed 1 week ago

While at Disney we went to Jiko. It was truly outstanding service and food. We will go any time we are at Disney. It is expensive but no specific dress code.

1  Thank garyz2353
Reviewed 1 week ago

After literally eating our way though a week long vacation at Disney, Jiko was hands down the best food of all the restaurants we ate at. We dined at many of the signature restaurants and this was by far the most impressive. Agree with previous...More

Thank lucylui08
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience the waitstaff, Food and environment were excellent. I was worried about the picky eaters in our group which does not include my 6 year old son. And everyone was very pleased and happy about the meal!

Thank katlehker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Jiko last week during our stay at Disney. Loved the atmosphere and great service. We had a reservation and even we where about half an hour early we where seated right away. We choose the bread plate with 4 different spreads...More

Thank SwissmissOm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won't regret trying this restaurant! The flavors are amazing! Like nothing I've ever tried. The lamb and short ribs were so delicious 😋 The African old fashioned is phenomenal.

Thank MrsEdwards1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jiko is the signature dining restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge located in Jambo House. I don't know where to begin raving about the food that blends African, Mediterranean and Indian traditions. Start with an appetizer of the grilled wild boar tenderloin that melts in...More

Thank Joepg629
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the coconut shrimp curry was super yummy. Lovely cocktails at the bar too - the bar man was very knowledgeable too.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server was wonderful and on to of everything. Upon recommendations by Disney Imagineers, we ordered just apps for a good selection of flavors. The Taste of Africa was a hit with 3 kinds of flat breads and 4 dipping sauces. We also tried the...More

Thank plastx2
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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
27 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.
10 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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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