This was our last meal (or 3) at Disney during a recent stay. Based on many of the reviews I read I really expected this to be an amazing meal and experience (although I never truly think of resort restaurants as being "exceptional" in full disclosure). It is located in the Jambo House at the Animal Kingdom resort and is quite a beautiful space. As I expect from Disney the decor and service were outstanding, no doubt. I will admit to being a bit off put at first, as Jiko is adjacent to the buffet restaurant, and my first impression was of a dormitory dining commons (albeit beautiful) filled with families. Once we were seated however, the experience was quite different. Our server was wonderful, and the food was quite good overall. We started with a lamb flat bread, beef rolls and crab salad. The salad was beautifully composed and the beef rolls were probably our favorite dish of the meal. The flatbread was good, just no particularly unique and was a bit heavy with blue cheese. I had the duck breast (served with fingerling potatoes) and my other half had chicken tagine served over couscous. Both were good, but suffered from over salting. The tagine was a bit dry honestly, not juicy as I expect from this preparation. While the duck was very tender, the saltiness really overpowered the spice it was supposed to have. The menu was pretty inventive as "new african' I would say. My main reason for not giving this a higher rating is that it was not "perfect" which I think really it should be for that rating. Of our two dinners at Disney, Sanaa was definitely my favorite, and a better value I'd say.
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