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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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Reviewed yesterday

We were in Orlando for a softball tournament, which happened to fall also in week of our 20th anniversary. Since we didn't know schedules, I call Disney's number the morning of and got a reservation for us (plus 2 kids) for that night. We had...More

Thank HLO2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

... So I'm not sure what is so African about this restaurant? Seems to me they just add a pinch of African spices and the rest is just average fine dining fare. The menu descriptions sound divine and exotic, but the end result doesn't quite...More

Thank walkabout101
Reviewed 6 days ago

Jiko in Disney's Animal Kingdom is a wonderful surprise. The whole experience is wonderful. The decor,food and service are very special. The Artisanal cheeses are a great starter along with the Flatbread BLT-Boar lettuce and tomato - You can't go wrong from there.

1  Thank Neal S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful spot in Disney's Animal Kingdom lodge. Between 3 of us we had the short ribs, the halibut, and the strip steak and all of it was yummy. Also had the wild boar appetizer and the bread service.

Thank Sandi922
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything I've had at Disney has been pretty good if not very good. We had reservations here and it was good, but not worthy of the price for everything. I would go to one of the other restaurants in this complex first.

1  Thank M J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, I liked African flavors a lot. Beautiful presentation, we order the lamb and was fantastic. The service was great and the wine also.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time here and wow, what a wine menu! Just tell them what your into and they'll make a pairing suggestion. We had the wild boar tenderloin and the Taste of Africa (assorted breads, crackers and dips) to start. The dips were...More

1  Thank starbright468
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Jiko a few weeks ago. We were really looking forward to it based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. We left a little disappointed. The food was really good, especially the Grilled Wild Boar Appetizer. The service however was off. Our...More

Thank Tops23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fabulous. I had the Elk and it was cooked and presented beautifully. If I am in the Orlando area this is one restaurant I would like to dine in again.

Thank IamApril123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the filet steak, it was very good and cooked perfectly, the meal was accompanied with macaroni and cheese and it was delicious as well. My wife had the halibut and it was good not great. For dessert I had the carrot cake, it...More

Thank andrew19942001
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July 10, 2017|
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Response from collaim | Reviewed this property |
My husband wasn't happy that I made him wear a collar shirt on vacation especially when there were men with sleeveless shirts dining at the restaurant.
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Tatiana S | Reviewed this property |
No one there was really dressed up, just not on swim suits or sleeveless shirts.... so I presume dress shorts are perfect ok :)
March 14, 2017|
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Response from hbgrant1 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a park pass to eat at the restaurant. Jiko is inside The Animal Kingdom Lodge. You can park at the hotel for free while you eat. After you eat be sure to go to the back of the hotel and see the animals. They... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$31 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 407-939-3463
  • 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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