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Jiko - The Cooking Place

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32830
407-939-3463
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Ranked #33 of 3,105 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The wine list is extensive and was mostly sourced from Africa. The food was African but still had mass appeal... Basically, you shouldn't let the fact that it is African food turn you off if you aren't sure if you would like it. We enjoyed everything we had.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I first heard about this spot on Food Network, so went there to try out their flat breads. The starter version of this is called Taste of Africa and comes with 4 dipping sauces. You have to order this ! Outstanding. Overall, this is a Disney table service spot with outstanding servers who are familiar with every dish including what... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I loved the menu and especially the S. African wine list. Our very friendly waiter helped us pick some delicious wines which went beautifully with our dinner. The dishes were unusual and quite delicious.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The place beautiful, when you look up it looks like birds are flying overhead, the seating is very comfortable and the decor is stunning. They sat us by the window wih a beautiful view of a little man made pool of water. The meal starts with staff handing you rosewater scented heated towels. Our waitress was great. She knew the... More

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romford
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very undercooked and tough chicken, almost no sides with the short rib, and all very expensive. We left hungry and unhappy, but they did kindly not charge us for 2 of our five meals

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Albany, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Hands down this was our favorite place to eat at Disney. Fun menu, great staff and everything was delicious.

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brigantine beach, new jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

beautiful resturant at the breath taing Animal Kingdom Lodge, Food & wine selection all from Afric, service and food were tops! The entire resturant and property is unbelievable. The attention to detail is jaw dropping

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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Our server was amazing! Very attentive to the kids and at the same time on top of his game. Never let us feel unattended to and aimed to please. The food is amazing quality and worth trying for sure! The earlier the better when choosing this option being that is gets really really loud and busy during peak hours (7pm-10pm)

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Cape Cod
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

the best lamb cooked two ways, wonderful unexpected flavors. Chicken cooked and tasted like nothing I have ever tasted before. Fabulous African wine. A must to experience when you go to Disney World for anyone who enjoys trying new things. Wine lovers will love it.

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Orem, Utah, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I had read great reviews on this place before going to it and thought I might as well try it out. The location is in Animal Kingdom Lodge which is a bit out of the way from the rest of the resort. It's a good idea to allow yourself at least 30 minutes to travel here from anywhere else on... More

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Additional Information about Jiko - The Cooking Place

Address: Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32830
Phone Number: 407-939-3463
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: African

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