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“Great restaurant”

Jiko - The Cooking Place
Ranked #38 of 4,083 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We cancelled a reservation to another Disney restaurant. Great move! Jiko was fantastic. Would go back just to have another flat bread!

Thank Christine T
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

A taste of Africa. The wine was fabulous. The food was fabulous. The service was fabulous. The waitstaff knows the food inside and out Many vegan options. Dinner for family of 5 was $360 - ouch. But worth it for a special treat. This is the BEST restaurant we have ever eaten at in Disney.

Thank Bari D
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Our family of four ended our Disney vacation with a dinner at Jiko's. We were on the Disney dining plan. Jiko's requires two credits per person but we found that to be well worth it. First off, Jiko's doesn't rush the experience. You don't feel like you are being pushed out of the door.
We were taken care of by Dawn. She was extremely knowledgeable of the food and would make recommendations on both food and wine. A fine desert ended a perfect meal.

Thank john_and_connie
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Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved Jiko! The waiter was very friendly and attentive. The food was great, it was very different to what we would normally eat but I couldn't fault anything. We are going back to Florida this year and are defiantly eating here again. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is a beautiful spot.the service by our server Marty was top notch. He knew the menu,but more importantly knew the wines which are all South African .He let us taste wines, directed us and gave us great choices. The apps were all African,great spices and very well presented. The monkfish was great. The duck was different than had before not as duck tasting. Overall a very nice dining experience.

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1  Thank FloridaChief
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