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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” (92 reviews)
“flatbread” (152 reviews)
“jiko salad” (42 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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

1  Thank magenmorris
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going through the enormously impressive hotel lobby really sets the scene. This is Africa with air con (and a joy in that regard!). The food was part African and part Indian. Servings were very manageable in terms of size and none of the dishes were...More

Thank Pi31415
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and wine were awesome. Service was great. Atmosphere was lacking for a restaurant charging that much. Bit like eating at a fancy diner.

Thank bkct1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here for my brother and sister-in-law's birthday and the meal was truly fabulous. The service was perfect-the waiter spoke French with my sister-in law! I would highly recommend the Taste of Africa sampler as my daughter-who is a notoriously picky eater-wanted seconds. I...More

Thank SuzyRW
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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
28 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.
11 July 2017|
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Response from reelwise | Reviewed this property |
You're in DisneyWorld, come as you are.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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