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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 yesterday via mobile

Went with my Boyfriend to dinner here. We had lamb tangerine and seafood curry. They were both good but not worth the $50.00 dollars a plate worth. But that’s Disney for you. The wait was over 1 hour before we even got our food. Service...More

Thank kimikins203
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Outstanding food and service! Waiter was very attentive and flavors excellent. Atmosphere very unique and inviting. Would highly recommend for a night out.

Thank Allanbar23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying at the animal Kingdom Lodge so we wanted to patronize the restaurant in the hotel. We picked this restaurant as the menu looked pretty good. It was beyond pretty good it was phenomenal. We were seated immediately and Dawn was our server....More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to Jiko's many many years ago and remembered that they had the best short ribs, so we had to try it again. It was definitely worth the wait. One of the most creative meals we've had in a long time, and very...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a disappointing check-in experience in one of the WDW resorts, we came here to enjoy an excellent meal, with excellent service in a quiet and elegant setting. We got 1-1/2 of the three. The setting is among the finest of any of the Disney...More

Thank Twhatty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing, I had the lamb and my hubby filet mignon delicious, desserts top notch, we had reservation and we need it to add a child my niece, woman name Terry on the entrance was rude not willing to acomodate us, bad her...More

Thank Dee R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I decided on Jiko to celebrate our first anniversary and we were not disappointed. We had a reservation and waited only seconds for our table after being greeted by a pleasant hostess. The ambiance was really nice- quiet but still a lot...More

1  Thank siberianrusky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a nutshell, this was an amazing experience. The food was great and the dining atmosphere was amazing! Would definitely dine here again

Thank Jacob J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here a few nights ago and it was simply delicious. What I love about this restaurant is that it is not standard Disney fare. The chefs seem to have a little more latitude with the menu. As such, each dish has the perfect...More

Thank reyden2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your a regular Walt Disney World visitor you will know how hard it is to find intimate, quality dining amongst the hoards of holiday makers. We stayed at the animal kingdom lodge and only dined here once at the end of the trip which...More

1  Thank Kelly L
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Joan V
27 September 2017|
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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.
10 July 2017|
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Response from Gary U | Reviewed this property |
Women always get it right but men face this dilemma all the time. Jiko is good for.......Dress shorts by the knee, covered shoes and a nice collar shirt or polo jersey. He will also be fine with no collar once jersey in good... More
24 April 2017|
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Response from kelmel13 | Reviewed this property |
As long as you look decent dress shorts are ok, they don't seem to be as picky about dress as before.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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