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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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Caracas, Venezuela
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very original. They use authentic African ingredients that makes the food special a different. However we found it overpriced for the size of the portions

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Thank descubriendopanama
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! Everyone in my party loved it here! The atmosphere was my favorite part of my experience. It was amazing trying a lot of different foods not to mention they were delicious! I would 110% come back here!

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Thank loomqueen
Gresham, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful family restaurant that was enjoyed by ages 13-79 in our family! The food was outstanding and the service superb! It is a bit spendy, but well worth the cost! Young African exchange students greet guests in an atmosphere that looks like the Lion King! Two large burning ovens in the middle of the room dominates the scene. This... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate our last dinner out at Jiko and, while it was nice, we agreed it wasn't worth the double meal cost. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't worth the cost. We would do Boma twice next time since the food was just as good there.

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Thank BEN B
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had reservations at 6:00 and we got there at 5:40 and they seated us immediately. Restaurant was not packed at all at this time. Apps were very good, bread tasting and cheese tray. Entrees were very good, filet was as good as you can get. The chef specially prepared plain shrimp for our child as well. Dessert was excellent as... More 

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Thank Sparkaces
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

JIko has a great atmosphere with a unique menu and great wine list. This was our 3rd visit and we will definitely go again when visiting the area. Plan to dress nicely and have a relaxing evening. We got the cheese plate as a starter which is a great compliment with the wine or if preferred this could easily be... More 

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Thank IRAadvisor
orlando, fl
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a food snob... there... I admit it. But I also feel like I can adjust my expectations depending on my surroundings. What are my surroundings? Well first, I'm at Walt Disney World. So, okay, I've eaten at many Signature Dinning restaurants here... the most recent being Citricos... and with nearly all Disney Restaurants, even the Signature ones... you expect... More 

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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday to the Wanyama safari at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and after the safari the package included African dinner at Jiko. Everything was simply amazing, people very friendly. Our guide Eddy was very nice and explained all about the animals, including all their names. The safari actually takes you much closer to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love everything about this restaurant. We love the food, the service, the atmosphere. The chef will work with anyone who is not feeling adventurous and will adjust ingredients, but I've had nearly all of the entrees and they all range from excellent to spectacular. People complain about screaming kids in here and the fact is it's a Disney resort.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my husband and five year old son to this restaurant. We had a fabulous server from Marrakech morocco- one of the best serving experiences I've had and we've eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world. I had trouble deciding on a wine and he brought out 4 to taste. He also arranged for a... 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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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