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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” (90 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 today via mobile

Wow, started with fried green tomato and wild boar tenderloin for the appetizers and ended up with the curry seafood. 4 oz lobster, mussels, shrimp and calamari. This place was amazing. One of the best on Disney property.

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have routine restaurants for our visits to Orlando, and this one is the latest to join our "must visit" list. They serve food that is inspired by and with flavors of Africa, but still taste great, not like an experiment. The location, near the...More

Thank BDavis1236
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We dined here based on reviews from others. The establishment is beautiful and presentation is nice. The food itself was just ok. It was very over rated for what it is and over priced. We ate from a delux dining plan so we were each...More

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time to Jiko and it was just as good as the first! We had awesome service, delicious food, and friendly staff. I highly recommend going for special occasions. We went for our 23rd anniversary and we were not disappointed. Everything was...More

1  Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute let's-see-what's-available reservation after a long day at the parks. In retrospect, that probably wasn't the best time to appreciate the experience. Jiko is fine (slow) dining. Absolutely everything was delicious and beautifully plated. But, you definitely pay for what you...More

Thank imjustj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jill is about as consistent as they come. Always a good meal. Variations in the menu. Excellent service. Food that is impeccable. Great wines at decent prices. All with a modern sophisticated African influence. Go!

Thank TAEinOhio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is great and the ambiance is very elegant but they make you feel right at home. They have African inspired dishes with unusual flavors and textures combinations.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed all of the restaurants at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Jiko is their fine dining restaurant. Service was excellent. You must try the wild boar appetizer, as it was absolutely delicious. I had the filet and my friend had short ribs. Both meals were delicious....More

Thank jenniferredd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the last dinner of our honeymoon at Jako and they created the perfect evening for us. Most special dinner we ever had, especially to our waiter Ron (hands down best waiter ever). We recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Thank madelief2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing tour. It included snacks prior to a 90 minute Safari tour with an opportunity to ask questions of one of the zoo keepers. The tour was followed by an excellent gourmet meal including a variety of foods with wine. I highly...More

Thank Mary P
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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
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.
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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