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Jiko - The Cooking Place

#17 of 2,934 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hampshire UK
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can't praise the servers, chefs and the food highly enough here. We're on DDP for the first time but have eaten on site before. We've never been impressed with Disney Dining so we weren't convinced it would be up to much. It was wonderful! We sat at the chefs bench and chatted to them throughout. They were friendly, helpful... More 

Thank Hants-dweller
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Jiko on our first night staying in the Animal Kingdom lodge and it was the perfect start to our holiday. Relaxed lovely food, great service we really enjoyed the whole experience. The kids had steak, we had african breads and dips and pork shanks. All was cooked to perfection. We were on a dining plan, but we... More 

Thank TrishReading
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Remember that jiko is two dining plan table service meals per person and that this is a true reflection of the dining experience. Disney does a whole range of dining experiences from go for the theme not the food to true dining delight, jiko being in the latter group. Special mention to our server nina, charming lady to chat with... More 

Thank Alison B
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere and food blend in perfectly as Disney yet again create another sensational culinary experience. Great food, good service and beautiful views of the Savannah.

Thank Andrlemious
Broadalbin, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best meals I have had at Disney! The attention to detail was first class and the service 5 star. If you are looking for something to remember it is a great family experience especially for those that are a bit older.

Thank Matthew S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really good taste of Africa. Menu is straight out of Africa, including the wine list (all African wine, which is great as I love SA wine!). Menu served dishes from all of Africa although I plumped for the wild boar tenderloin as an appetiser and the lamb rack as an entree. Bother were amazing - the gamey... More 

Thank njhmanchester
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say?! Blew our mind , just perfect and worth every penny, we will be back! Service, ambience and location , even with 2 small children everything was hassle free

Thank Carl H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been about a year since I last visited Jiko and the menu overhaul in that time has really driven up their already good standards. The wild boar tenderloin is an amazing starter and this was followed by very well prepared and presented mains and desserts. The bread is out of this world!

Thank pidgeoncj
Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here as a family. The buffalo steak was amazing, the knife just fell through it. The kids pudding was special too.. Decorating their own white chocolate with edible 'paint'. This was the best food we ate while at Disney. Really excellent restaurant deserving of its signature status.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat, will always go here when in Orlando, the wild boar appetizer , the shrimp, spinach filo app and the filet was the best I ever had :) all spices were right on, our son recommend this place to us knowing we would love it and we did !! Our server was very helpful and courteous, thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
African, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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: 407-939-3463
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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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