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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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“wild boar” (87 reviews)
“jiko salad” (42 reviews)
“flatbread” (126 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago

Everything at Jiko is very good but expensive. I preferred Sanaa at Kidani Village. What won we over at Sanaa was the indian-style bread service at Sanaa. But Jiko is excellent. Ask to sit in the main restaurant. The side room is a lot quieter,...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrated our anniversary here with close friends. The atmosphere was serene and classy. The service was impeccable. Attention to detail including food allergies was top notch. The presentation was perfect and the quality and taste of our dinner was supreme! We started with the grilled...More

Thank lity77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Disney with three children and wanted to take them to a nice meal while we were there. We heard many great things about the restaurants at The Animal Kingdom, so we decided to give Jiko a try. When we checked...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The lodge is spectacular and viewing the animals is an extra bonus. Service was fantastic. A couple of our favorite foods were the wild boar appetizer and flat breads. Everything our server recommended was right on!

Thank kkr67
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Was able to be seated earlier than our reservation was, and the service was excellent. Food recommendations were spot on and the filet and shortrib were phenomenal. Go for the recommended appetizers!

Thank Derek C
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I was a bit nervous to eat here, I'll admit. The descriptions look sort of experimental because it's a "fancier" restaurant. Our late night flight was delayed and so we came here last minute while we waited to go to the airport- full on sweaty...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Okay, I admit I expected a nice meal at this restaurant...it is one of Disney's "nicer" locations. Friendly staff greeted and seated us, waiter was nice, atmosphere was good. We looked at the menu and ordered several items. My wife got a seafood stew, and...More

Thank Apljavaman
Reviewed 11 March 2018

At Disney, it can be nice to get away from the loud travelers with all the hustle and bustle and sit down at a nice place like Jiko. The prices are a bit high but the food is well worth it.

Thank Chip B
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Hands down the best food I’ve ever tasted in my life. My husband and I went there twice the week we were at Disney. The service was also fantastic. Dawn was an amazing waitress and I would definitely ask for her if you go. If...More

Thank littlemissgreen
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had dinner here before our Starlight Safari. Our waiter, I believe his name was Omar, was exceptional. We started out with the Taste of Africa. This is different breads from the region accompanied by African-inspired Dips. Really good to get the taste buds ready....More

Thank Bosty
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7 April 2018|
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Response from dfairchild2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we had a sit down dinner. I looked up the Wanyama safari and read the description. You are right it is hard to tell if there will be enought food. You should call ask more about it, everyone at the restaruant was... More
20 November 2017|
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Response from NMac | Reviewed this property |
Can only speak for Jiko. Quite expensive but worth it for a special occasion.Food was really good and staff very helpful,friendly and attentive. We are staying at Animal Kingdom lodge next year when my daughter gets married... More
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.
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Restaurant Details

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