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Jiko - The Cooking Place

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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
+1 407-939-3463
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17:30 - 22:00
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Orlando, Florida
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to this Jiko restaurant in Animal Kingdom's Lodge for dinner, and I have to say the food is really delicious. The meat was tender and well seasoned. The plates are good to see too and the staff was very kind. The setting is elegant. Due to the quality they provide, the prices are expensive, it was the most... More 

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Dacula, Georgia
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing. Delicious. Not to be missed. Even if you don't have an adventurous palate, the incredible staff will help you navigate the menu. Every mouthful was fantastic and the presentation of each dish beautiful.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit pricey but excellent food with a north African-Middle Eastern theme. Very attentive service and interesting wine list. Excellent attention to special diets...in our case gluten free.

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Thank joel r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As a first timer at Disney, sitting at home in minus degree weather I thought African food would warm me up, you have to book ahead of time. Here I am at Disney and to my surprise and delight the place I picked was Jiko. The food was outstanding; the staff, absolutely amazing (I'm talking about Sheree our waitress). I... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wild boar, elk, rabbit, scallops, perch ... great menu. So, your first impression is that this is nice, not overly stated. But, then the menu grabs you. We got the charcuterie, which was amazing. Then, the elk and the scallops. Wow! My 10 year old got the mac and cheese, but ended up eating half of the elk. The little... More 

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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great quality and service. Ate here twice during our short stay because it was so delicious. Hubby loved the meats. Wish I could get the Malva dessert at home.

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Conyers, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Jiko continues to deliver great food in a great atmosphere. Situated at the lower level of the Animal Kingdom Lodge, this restaurant features African inspired courses and a wide range of South African wines. They just added Wagayu beef and my wife had it. The flavors exploded in the mouth. I tasted it and would fight someone who would try... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike most Disney restaurants the cooking place is quiet ,romantic, and sophisticated. The service was excellent,knowledge,available but not intrusive. That is essential as the menu might need some translation into regular "eating language ". We started with an African bread (interesting) followed by fish for my wife and Peri Peri chicken for me. The fish was pronounced excellent as was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down if you are in Disney World, just adults (or with adult kids), this is the place you do not want to miss. This food was divine, the server amazing, and the dessert to die for! This is not a 'cheap eats' place and well worth every penny (dollar) spent!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here the last night of our vacation and it was a highlight. We started with a Bread Service appetizer which had several different types of sauces and breads. Delicious. The server convinced us to try the beet salad which was better than I thought since I am usually not a fan of beets. It was mild and had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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