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Jiko - The Cooking Place


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
US$31 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been to Jiko maybe 20 times, and I've reviewed it with 5+ dots before. But I'm seeing a slide, and I hope that the bosses see it and do something. Jiko is still good, and it's still a nice space. But ... Back in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank calvino
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m writing this review many of months after visiting, because it is one of the most memorable parts of our trip (from an adults perspective!) I still think about the experience now and reminisce about the lamb tagine. If only I took a picture of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lauren_cooling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Often times people may get a little frightened of African type food, however this food on the menu much like Boma is carefully selected not to be off putting and also very much fine dining. Nothing I had was just good; everything was excellent to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Charles W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lighting was dim but went with the atmosphere. Waiter was very nice and food overall was good but highly priced. Go for the ribs or steak, not prime rib. Definitely take waiters advise on what to order, they know what is best/popular on menu.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank April D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of four really enjoyed their food. The resort and restaurant are beautiful! The service was good and atmosphere was pleasant but active. Definitely worth at try!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hoax_ok
Reviewed 1 week ago

This review goes to all of the individual workers in the park, always a smile, always a correct answer to a question, always looking the right way to make a guests stay the best it can be. SIDE NOTE: the portions are large, this location...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bert f
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on Saturday and on Sunday cause I couldn't make up my mind on which dish to order. So why not go twice?! First time, I had the bread service and the elk. The waitress brought out a warm, damp towel to wipe my...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Sushigrl1029
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way to our Disney cruise, we tried out Jiko for the first time... now THAT was amazing. Not only was it quiet and beautiful, and not only was the food wonderful and interesting and the service great, but we wound up paying FAR...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LisaJCapeCod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one of the nicest meals we've ever had at a Disney restaurant. The service from Cory was excellent as well as the food. We especially enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant and in fact, in all of the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Quite a...More

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

You will not regret eating at this restaurant but be ready to spend some money. But as the old saying goes, good things don’t come cheap. This is one of my family’s must do’s for restaurants. If you are looking for an alternative though..... try...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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January 20, 2019|
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Response from Organdave | Reviewed this property |
They do not. They do however have the largest selection of South African wines in the United States. The servers are very good at recommendations that go well with your meal.
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 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
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