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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” (90 reviews)
“flatbread” (152 reviews)
“jiko salad” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a Christmas Disney trip and one of the places we ate at was Jiko and the only word I can use is disappointed. Upon arriving at Jiko my daughter and myself let the restaurant know we had arrived and were duly given...More

3  Thank Scally-1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Jiko the first night of our vacation, and it set quite a high bar for the rest of the week. We were promptly seated at the time of our reservation, were given warm towels to wipe our hands, and was treated with five...More

1  Thank Krista H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I splurged one night by going to Jiko. We took the kids to Simba's clubhouse & had a wonderful, quiet dinner. The kids loved the playhouse (even our 9 year old) & it was not far from the restaurant. Our waiter was...More

1  Thank TEGinPA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Our first visit to Jiko didn't disappoint. Although my wife and daughter both chose a favorite entree from another restaurant, they also said this was a close 2nd. As for me, I could have eaten the Wild Boar Tenderloin for my entree as well...More

Thank braddy09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to take Mom to this restaurant because of the reviews and the fact we were staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge during our trip to Disney World. We loved it! Mom had the lamb dish and I had the elk- wonderful. Bianca, the...More

Thank Lorilee G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We finally made it to Jiko after many trips to Disney! The setting is nice, but the food (and wine) is amazing! On the recommendation of our server, we started with the Taste of Africa. We did not think it would be anything special, however,...More

Thank NativeNewYorker11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like to experience different types of food, you’ll probably love Jiko. It’s very expensive, 2 table service credits for 1 entree, dessert and drink. We got an appetizer, the bread tour of Africa which I liked, but my husband didn’t think it was...More

1  Thank Jean W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jiko is one of my favorite places in all of Disney World. The food is always amazing the services is spectacular and the ambiance is subdued and relaxing. I eat at Jiko on every trip and have had the pleasure eating a Jiko with Family...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting here is fairly quiet and very nice to look at. Our food was excellent. We used the Disney Dining Plan and Jiko takes 2 table service credits.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I could give 3.5 stars for this review, I would, but given that I must select stars in whole increments only, and given the pretty big missteps, I had to go with the lower number. Let me preface this by saying Jiko is our...More

1  Thank irunnoft
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Susa_10
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
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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.
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Gabriella414
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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