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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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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

Being a DVC owner and from NYC, when I vacation in Disney for dining, I'm expecting the best the Disney hospitality company has to offer. Trust me, I've had my share of family dinners at Ohana. (which is great) When the kids are doing their...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've been here three times (once each time I'm at the resort) and I love it. The food always blow me away and the desserts and drinks are always great. Its a quiet spot and good for a couples dinner. This place has given me...More

Thank Krista P
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Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had a wonderful, authentic African dinner -- ordered the swordfish and it was absolutely the best I've had. The atmosphere is wonderful and the service even better.

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Reviewed May 13, 2015

Perhaps we set our expectations a bit lower because this was a Disney sit-down restaurant, but we were pleasantly surprised. From hostess to server, all the staff we encountered were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The wine list was fantastic - our server gave...More

Thank TravelingLightly
Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Our waiter was very attentive and made some great suggestions. I had the swordfish and it was cooked perfectly . The best I have ever eaten. My husband on the other hand did not like all the seasonings with his meal. It is an expensive...More

Thank mreesebryan
Reviewed May 12, 2015

Jiko still remains our favorite restaurant in all of Disney. We make it a point to come here on every trip. We had dinner booked for 13 people, and had almost one of every item ordered between our party. The boar appetizer and the flatbreads...More

1  Thank njdc5
Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We are staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge and visited Jiko tonight for our 3 yr old daughter's birthday.(her actual birthday) The food was mediocre at best; and the highlight of the evening was the cake which we had pre ordered through the disney cake line....More

3  Thank Mahsa M
Reviewed May 11, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant with our kids ( 5, 3 and baby). food was awesome, the kids ate fish adn steak both cooked perfectly and my husband and i sampled a lot from the menu, the flavours are excellent not too crazy or hot...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stayed at the hotel and loved it and planned our first nice meal of our Disney vacation at Jiko. We were seated in the Wine room. Our server was very slow coming to the table and the service thru the entire meal was choppy....More

Thank parcapecod
Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here with our 4 year old daughter whilst on holiday. The service was excellent and staff were very friendly and helpful. The food, however, was so over rated and over priced it left a bitter taste. We had a starter...More

Thank Sarah B
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Response from NMac | Reviewed this property |
Can only speak for Jiko. Quite expensive but worth it for a special occasion.Food was really good and staff very helpful,friendly and attentive. We are staying at Animal Kingdom lodge next year when my daughter gets married... More
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Response from April H | Reviewed this property |
You can take the park buses for free. Will take 15 minutes max including wait time if you barely miss the bus.
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Response from reelwise | Reviewed this property |
You're in DisneyWorld, come as you are.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, 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: +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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