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Jiko - The Cooking Place

#17 of 2,926 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
407-939-3463
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Broadalbin, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

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Thank njhmanchester
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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

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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!

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly and rare kind of hidden gem restaurant. Everything from service to food is outstanding. The decor is so peaceful and soothing. The ovens out in the open are a really unique idea. Make sure to start with some cheese and a bottle of white. A starter and entree with a bottle of red and finish with a... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is amazing. Food is fantastic except for the Moroccan couscous which is a bit disappointing. Wines are exceptional and so is the service.

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Thank Cris S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food here was very good but the service here was almost the best of our vacation. Server was accommodating and very concerned about trying to build an experience. I could go on for a wile about dinning here but the best thing you can do is just go! The food here is a little more diverse then most places you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Florida & looking for a special place to eat I would highly recommend Jiko. The food & service was fabulous. We had the lamb & pork, both were excellent. The service from Shellie was great. Her attention to detail, description of the menu and choice of wine was spot on. Many thanks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
African, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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: 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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