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Jiko - The Cooking Place

#19 of 2,953 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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2901 Osceola Parkway, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jiko's. It is my favorite restaurant, but I admit that dining is slow so don't go here when your're in a rush. I love the filet mignon with mac n cheese and red wine. It's not officially on the menu, but it's so popular that they still make it if you ask. The flatbread is wonderful and this is where... More 

Thank Kristen R
atlantic city
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of our favorite places to eat. Great service awesome decor. Great for family and couples. Meals are delicious

Thank 1doree
Salisbury, MD
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We don't like to ride buses when it's possible to avoid them, and The Animal Kingdom Lodge is off the beaten path. Therefore, at 1800, we asked the Bay Lake Tower Concierge to secure a cab which we took to Animal Kingdom Lodge (30) for dinner at Jiko. Though we had requested to sit at The Cooking Place, it had... More 

1 Thank RetiredAnalyst
Troy, New York
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good place to eat and is perhaps my favorite restaurant on property. There is only one problem it is located inside Animal Kingdom lodge which takes precious time away from the parks. If you were staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge it would not really be a problem. It would definitely be recommend That you try... More 

1 Thank jhessup L
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will say that the food here is tasty. I ordered the piri-piri Shrimp for an appetizer and the garam masala scallops for my main. Both arrived at my table lukewarm. It was clearly evident that my food had been sitting on the over pass too long before being brought over to me. I mentioned this to our server Alfredo... More 

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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the last place we dined before our vacation ended. We had spent the day at Animal Kingdom and had to rush somewhat to get to the restaurant. Our extraordinary server must have sensed that we were a bit harried, so the first thing she presented us with were hot towels to wipe our faces. I don't know if... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From start to finish, this was a meal to remember. Food was beautifully presented and exhibited such unique flavors. Service was impeccable. Well worth the expense and the travel time the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Loved exploring the grounds of the Lodge before dinner -- it was a really neat experience to be so close to giraffes. Two glasses of wine,... More 

1 Thank Ashley D
Clermont, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently ate a dinner meal at Jiko. We like to try new foods and had heard (and read on TripAdvisor) some good things about Jiko. The restaurant is in a fairly quiet location in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is downstairs near Boma and the exit to the pool area. The atmosphere is African themed. The lighting and colors... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal, African foods mainly and all meals we had where delicious. The flatbread was tasty and portions easily enough for two to three people. The children's steak portion was delicious but very generous in its portion. We where a big party to accommodate 8 adults & 3 children but we didn't fell pushed aside or intrusive on... More 

1 Thank Badgerstravel
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is amazing, try something outside your comfort zone. We honestly thought we would have hated it but the apps we got were amazing! Everything they have here will be just as good!

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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
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, Special occasions, Large groups, 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 Parkway, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830
  • 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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