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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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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (83 reviews)
“flatbread” (162 reviews)
“jiko salad” (35 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
17:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Service
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LOCATION
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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Reviewed yesterday

This is very elegant dining in an African atmosphere with African flavors. The service is impeccable, and the food is delicious and different. It is quite expensive, the dinner with wine and tip was 380 dollars for five adults and one child. The food is...More

Thank gourmand47
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the perfectly attentive service to the deliciously prepared food to the amazing wine list to the super unique theming, this place absolutely has it all. Try the wild boar appetizer, the Botswana short rib, the Elk and pair it all with the Kanonkop Pinotage...More

Thank CBomb3
Reviewed 2 days ago

The menu at Jiko was fun to contemplate and the dinning room was lovely. The cheese appetizer sampler was very good pared with the wine selections the server help us navigate. My steak was fantastic and I know my steak (much better than Le Cellier,...More

Thank cunnkl
Reviewed 5 days ago

The family and I always visit this restaurant as it is by far our favourite on the Disney estate in Orlando. The decor is fabulous and the food is good (though it is fine dining so it will cost more than your average meal). They...More

1  Thank bachanelli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jiko is like visiting your favorite upscale steakhouse with a twist. All the food is very well cooked and beautifully presented. The options spread from tame (fish/steak) to adventurous (wild boar/elk.) Standouts were the Wild Boar appetizer and the Elk. We also tried the lamb...More

Thank Ghostlightmuse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we visit we always come here and it never disappoints. This was the first time we had came with children so we're quite apprehensive, we shouldn't have been. Still same good food and staff . Highly recommended.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Jiko on our first night in Orlando and I must say it set the tone for our entire trip. we were greeted on time by the hostess who took us to a romantic corner table overlooking the waterfall outside. Our first order...More

Thank ronckenney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is our favorite restaurant in WDM. Great menu, outstanding service, comfortable vibe, relaxed atmosphere.

Thank mark78613
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at Jiko several times, and I can best describe it as extravagant. The cuisine is truly fabulous, and the service poised and gracious. The menu is always changing, and I recommend getting whatever is the special of the day. The servers are knowledgable...More

Thank EricaMerchant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and ate here on the first night we arrived. During our 2 week stay we found it very difficult to beat the meal that we had here. I had filet mignon which was the best steak I...More

2  Thank jenniferand2003
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decaydoc
What is the dress code? Are men's dress shorts allowed or are slacks required?
24 April 2017|
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Response from Tatiana S | Reviewed this property |
No one there was really dressed up, just not on swim suits or sleeveless shirts.... so I presume dress shorts are perfect ok :)
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ALBennett
Do you have to have a park pass to access the restaurant?
15 March 2017|
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Response from hbgrant1 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a park pass to eat at the restaurant. Jiko is inside The Animal Kingdom Lodge. You can park at the hotel for free while you eat. After you eat be sure to go to the back of the hotel and see the animals. They... More
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GoddessGene
I would like to know more about the vegetarian options
17 February 2017|
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Response from Tammy C | Reviewed this property |
there are Pescatarian options...unsure of vegetarian menu items
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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