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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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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (87 reviews)
“jiko salad” (42 reviews)
“flatbread” (126 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I dined at Jiko for the first time during our most recent trip after receiving many recommendations for this restaurant. All the recommendations were correct. I checked in on time for my reservation and was offered a chance to sit at The Cooking Place -...More

Thank anonymous9257
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second time dining at Jiko, our first time was 2 years ago while staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. We decided to get a reservation for after our park visit on our last night at Disney and they did not disappoint! We were...More

Thank amyv275
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Jiko for years. The atmosphere is casually sophisticated, the service impeccable, and the food sublime. I brought a friend with me this time who had never had the pleasure of dining at Jiko. We enjoyed the "Taste of Africa" appetizer...More

Thank drheath2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the steak and tile fish and both were excellent. Very unique flavours, the quality of the food was very high. Service was also impeccable; when I had a dull steak knife, they brought a bunch to make sure I had one that was...More

1  Thank kristen_vm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really delicious food. The menu had lots of great choices plus a very comprehensive allergy menu. Service could have been better. Our waiter was judgemental as I asked for my Elk well done. Ok so I know well done isn’t the way chefs like to...More

Thank aaasis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have a reservation and a large group. As we were walking away, we were stopped by the maitre D who found us a table in the lounge late. We had a very nice meal with our large group. The Naan Sampler is...More

1  Thank Domenic S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Animal Kingdom Lodge on first floor. Interesting menu with a number of good choices. Do not miss the wild boar starter. Service was very slow - not sure why as we had reservations at 5:15pm but meal made up for it.

Thank a b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always heard such great things about Jiko when I stayed at other resorts, so I was glad we got a reservation. Service wasn't great and I felt rushed. Had to ask twice for water. Food is very pricey although I felt my meal was worth...More

Thank PhillyTraveler1202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried something new and it was really good! Menu was a bit intimidating, but wife & I split several appetizers & small plates vs. entrees. Squash soup was sweet & savory with mascarpone ice cream as an ingredient. Coconut Curry Shrimp & Taste of Africa...More

Thank due331
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jiko, as you may know, is on the lower level of the Animal Kingdom Lodge (not Kidani). Had a reservation (lucky as there were no spare tables - so if you’re late for a reservation, the hostess may not a table). Very expensive so make...More

Thank Track1089
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ArtEyed
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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Susa_10
November 20, 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
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Joan V
September 27, 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
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: +1 407-939-3463
  • 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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