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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the food here. Wide variety to choose from. Staff is friendly and very helpful. They have an extensive wine list also.

Thank Laughingface2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate here during our recent stay. The food was amazing. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the flavor was amazing. The food is a but expensive, but well worth it.

Thank Fquinn27
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent South African Restaurant. For a fancy restaurant my kids loved the food too. The kids got pizza and Mac and cheese. I got the Wagyu strip loin with Mac and cheese and mixed veggie. It was cooked perfectly and was excellent. My wife got...More

Thank C3650SCjimd
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I've been to Jikos before. But my daughter has not. Its been several years since time has passed since we were last here. The last time we were here was in 2007, and I had a late dinner with my daughters father. We stayed at...More

Thank BrandyMaye
Reviewed 15 April 2018

My husband loves South African wines and interesting menus, so we ate here for the second time. The hotel is gorgeous with a view of the savanna, and the restaurant met my husband's expectations of a delicious mean and good wine. It is expensive, so...More

Thank skrose21
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Ok I know this is meant to be African themed but some of the menu choices are bizarre and, "different". We had heard good things about Jiko but the menu is far too fussy for kids even our teenage sons who eat everything in sight...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I have been eager to try this restaurant because I’ve read it was ranked as one of the top 5 restaurants in Disney! The food was great! The only thing that was a little off was the service was a little slow but our server...More

Thank SouthernFoodie1
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had my wife and adult daughter. Started with bread service with chutneys and other dip able sides. Main course (short rib for me, lamb for my wife and seafood curry for daughter) were all excellent and enough to take back to the room for...More

Thank adnad
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Located in the Lodge at Animal Kingdom, my wife and I ventured in and tried this restaurant for a late dinner. I had the Short Rib and my wife had the Halibut. The service was excellent. Drinks at the bar were on point and well...More

Thank Dan N
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Once again the dress code is pretty loose, and if you want to fit in you'll want to dress up a bit. We came from the parks and felt super under dressed. The host was very friendly and hospitable. Our server was a very nice...More

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8 April 2018|
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Response from va-va60 | Reviewed this property |
We did the wine/communal dinner. We had plenty to eat & did not leave hungry. I will add that I don’t drink red wine, which is what they served w/ some of the courses. All I did was speak up & ask, & the waiter provided me... 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
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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