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Jiko - The Cooking Place

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
CUISINES
African

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APPETIZERS
16
Grilled Wild Boar Tenderloin
with mealie pap, chakalaka, white truffle oil, and micro cilantro
9
Crispy Beef bobotie Roll
with cucumber raita, green mango atjar, and honey-roasted groundnuts
14
Artisanal Cheese Selection
five tasting portions with accompaniments from around the world
9
Tibs Watt In Pannekoeke
braised beef rolled in crepes with peppadew-olive tapenade
9
Taste Of Africa
african inspired dips with pappadam, whole wheat lavosh and house-made naan
SOUP AND SALADS
12
Market Salad
greens, poached farm-fresh egg, radish, onion, bacon, dabo croutons, and sherry vinaigrette
13
Jiko Salad
with georgia peaches, crispy plantain, hazelnut praline, honeyed chevre, blood orange vinaigrette
16
Mitmita Spiced Ahi Tuna tataki
with hearts of palm salad, avocado, and peppadew-cilantro vinaigrette
10
Brentwood Creamy Corn Soup
with jumbo lump crab, crushed avocado, corn, and sweet chili sour cream
ENTREES
37
Seared Lake Victoria African Perch kushari
with toasted pearl couscous, lentils, fresh chickpeas, almonds, tomato sauce, sweet corn cream, crispy onions, and harissa vinaigrette
30
Grilled Wild Gulf Shrimp Curry
with citrus-coconut basmati, summer vegetables, and durban curry sauce
38
Grilled-marinated Lamb Loin
with chickpea and chorizo, spicy swiss chard, and apple cider reduction
39
Seared Barbarie Duck Breast
with potato and spinach masala, royal trumpet mushrooms, port emulsion
28
Sikhumbuzos Peri Peri Chicken
with herb-crushed potatoes, french beans, mango sambal, and onion jus
41
Oak-grilled Filet Mignon
with hominy risotto, california asparagus, and red wine reduction
39
Braised Beef Short Rib
with truffled potato puree, pearl onions, baby carrots, cabernet-tamarind sauce
38
Maize-crusted Corvina
with vegetables of the moment and tomato-butter sauce
26
Aleecha, Shimbra Asa, Inguday Tibs
with goat cheese cream ethiopian vegetable stack, chickpea cake, and spiced mushroom-spinach roll
WOOD-FIRED FLATBREADS
11
Merguez Sausage
piquillo peppers, onions, midnight moon, arugula, and muhammara yogurt
10
Barbecue Chicken
with apple-jicama slaw, african barbecue sauce, and four cheeses
9
Roasted Mushrooms
with pleasant ridge reserve, masala curry, crispy fennel, and ice wine gastrique
DESSERT
9
Cape Malva Pudding
warm cape dutch cake with vanilla custard, mango, and apricot sorbet
9
Amarula Creme Brulee
with a spiced chocolate-layered bottom, and white chocolate, cranberry, and pistachio biscotti
9
Cheesecake, Caramel And Toffee
creamy madagascar vanilla cheesecake with salted caramel, macadamia-almond toffee, whipped cream, and chocolate-covered coffee beans
10
Tanzanian Chocolate Cremeux
with chocolate crunch, chocolate-cherry mascarpone, and cocoa nibs
9
Orange And Anise Olive Oil Cake
served warm with citrus mascarpone mousse, blood orange sauce, and orange segments with candied fennel
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
African
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great time here the servers Dawn and Ian at the bar were absolutely fabulous! I highly recommend the bread service and the beautiful phyllo app. The steak and fish beyond belief good and the lovely chocolate dessert. They are attentive, personable and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Southernerbelle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were a little disappointed to see there was a new chef and menu had changed. However, Oncy, our waiter, assured us we would still be happy. And he was right! Hubby had the filet and said it was excellent! I had the lamb shank....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank AnnMarieSass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The overall experience was very unique and enjoyable, beginning with a reception and snacks while two African ambassadors spoke about their respective countries. The snacks were delicious, especially the coffee tart and spiced nuts. Then it was on to the safari, which got off to...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank KCHolle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Jambo house and ended up getting reservations here 3 times. We loved it! The food is fresh,vibrant and flavorful. The staff is amazing and the cooks are friendly. The menu is short but to the point and leaves plenty to the imagination....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank NewNewEnglander
Reviewed 1 week ago

2018-11-08: We had previously ordered an Uber for 1815 and Saad was right on time to take us to Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. After a brief wait, we were seated in the Capetown Wine Tasting room by a young man from Port Elizabeth,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RetiredAnalyst
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This for us was a meal down memory lane. We had eaten here in 2014 when we stayed at the Hotel & loved it. We were not disappointed this time either. The food was delicious & our server was first class We started with bread...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank lankman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were blown away by the quality. For a resort restaurant, this is really top of the line. Food and wine were excellent. Some wonderful South African specialties offered. Setting is very peaceful and service is flawless (Disney). After dinner, make certain to walk the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank lovetravel1452
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here one evening using our two of our dining plan credits. It's a lovely restaurant and the food was great. We all had the steak and I was recommended the Malva pudding by the waiter - a great recommendation it was delicious. The...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 802SharonD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jiko is our must-do for a consistent, nice dinner. The atmosphere is lovely and they had a duo wandering around playing music (with kids unexpectedly dancing behind them). Service is always friendly and efficient so you can just relax and enjoy. Appetizers: WIld Boar and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank HitTheRoaders
Reviewed August 14, 2019

This is a Disney signature restaurant. Unfortuneately I find many of the restaurants overpriced for what you get. Not this one. Not only was it quite and clean, The food was out of this world. We had the grouper that melted in our mouths enhaced...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Diane Q
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djtwyst
January 20, 2019|
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Corkage is $25
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EJMx4
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
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October 7, 2018|
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Response from BucketListRebel | Reviewed this property |
One Table Service credit will cost you Two Quick-Service credits, but I hear it's totally worth it!!
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