Jiko - The Cooking Place

African Restaurant
Jambo House, Animal Kingdom Lodge (Walt Disney World), Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.8/10

Based on 165 votes

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    Hildeberto M.
    "Try Tastes of Africa curry samples with naan... simply gorgeus!"(6 Tips)
    Larry N.
    "Filet with Mac and Cheese is outstanding"(3 Tips)
    JJ B.
    "She really does great job!!!wild boar is tasty.braided"(4 Tips)
    Kristen H.
    "You can still ask for the mac and cheese with your filet!"(5 Tips)
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  • filet with mac
  • taste of africa
  • mac & cheese
  • wine
  • wild boar
  • good for dates
  • curry shrimp
  • risotto
  • filet mignon
  • creme brûlée
  • spicy food
  • duck breast
  • great value
  • romantic
  • palm salad
  • cozy
  • cheesecake
  • lamb
  • healthy food
  • monkfish
  • Ricardo H.

    Awesome service and excellent food. Totally recommended. Order the selection of breads as appetizer.

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  • Epicurious

    Here, African flavors mingle with those of India and the Mediterranean. Pair curry-rubbed lamb loin or maize-crusted grouper in tomato-butter sauce with any of dozens of South African wines. Read more

    Epicurious · May 1
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  • Jim L.

    Filet mignon, flat breads, African beers

    Jim Lynch · April 19
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  • emily m.

    The lamb, the carrot soup. Dips were fun. Syrah from Trafford. We had excellent service!

    emily moyer · February 20
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  • What's Good Here

    Get the Nigerian-spiced Berkshire Double-cut Pork Chop with Braised Greens, Ancient Grain Risotto, and Apple Butter

    What's Good Here · February 16
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  • Scott S.

    Start to finish, all the dishes we ordered were very flavorful.

    Scott Sanders · January 16
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  • StarGirl11

    Some of the best food on property. Great portion sizes and well worth the money.

    StarGirl11 · November 6, 2014
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  • St kermin F.

    We had the short beef ribs and the kenyan pepper steak. It was very delicious. The staff is very nice.. Love it!!!!!

    St kermin Fatal · October 26, 2014
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  • Simar S.

    Ask for Hassan, he's just amazing, we are here again after a day! The wild boar as a starter was just out of the world! The 2 lamb entree too was excellent!

    Simar Singh · October 11, 2014
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  • Esra D.

    Everything was deliciousssss! Rib was my favourite! Big dishes! Share your starters! Yummmmmm...

    Esra Dillon · October 1, 2014
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  • Mike

    Get the mac n cheese with the filet mignon, it's not listed but they will make it for you. One of the best dishes I've ever had. Service was excellent as well.

    Mike · September 4, 2014
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  • What's Good Here

    One of the best meals at one of the best restaurants at Disney. Very tender. Spicy Botswana-style "Seswaa" Beef Short Rib with Cassava-Potato Purée, Sambal, Mushrooms, and Fava Beans

    What's Good Here · August 7, 2014
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  • Betty B.

    Try to get a seat at The Cooking Bar. (Can't be reserved.) Meet and talk with some of the chefs. Very cool.

    Betty Brewer · March 15, 2014
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  • Brittany A.

    Haven't tried one thing that I didn't love. Wasn't sure what to expect now I know I have to come back

    Brittany Arena · January 3, 2014
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  • Maria P.

    Highly recommended. Wasn't sure at first but was blown away. The filet with Mac & Cheese is AMAZING

    Maria Perez · January 2, 2014
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  • Shandi F.

    There are not enough good words to describe this place. If you have the opportunity to go, GO.

    Shandi Fortunato · December 23, 2013
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  • #Rez

    The flatbread is the bizzle

    #Rez · November 3, 2013
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  • matt c.

    The short ribs were fantastic. They also were great about allergies!

    matt caron · October 11, 2013
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  • Nancy H.

    The food was fabulous! Our waiter, Ron, made excellent recommendations! If you get the chance, definitely go!

    Nancy Harvey · September 21, 2013
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  • Kari M.

    Excellent !

    Kari Mollan · September 14, 2013
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  • Celeste C.

    Awesome food and service! Try the Taste of Africa apps!

    Celeste Chapman · September 9, 2013
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  • Gail A.

    Loved the taster risotto, the tandoori butter and the rest of the meal was delicious. Kay our server was so helpful.

    Gail Armstrong · August 18, 2013
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  • Karen B.

    Try stopping in even if you can't get a reservation. Well worth the time and money!

    Karen Brown · July 15, 2013
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  • Danny G.

    Monkfish is amazing.

    Danny Goodwin · July 5, 2013
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  • Jeremy P.

    You can order appetizers from the bar!

    Jeremy Plumley · June 29, 2013
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  • Connor

    Absolutely phenomenal! Request Oscar from NY as your server. Tastes of Africa is a great Appetizer. The Filet medium rare is amazing and the cheesecake is amazing. Worth 2 dining plan credits for sure

    Connor · May 29, 2013
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  • Patti M.

    Not as good as it was hyped up to be. Wouldn't go back unless I was staying at the AKL.

    Patti Malone · May 27, 2013
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  • Jenna A.

    For the money there are far better places to eat than Jiko. The filet I got was so-so, I have made better filets myself with Ohmaha Steaks. For a far more reasonable place to eat in AKL try Sana.

    Jenna Apgar · May 19, 2013
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  • Carla G.

    Ask to sit at The Cooking Place (counter where they prepare all of the flat beards and other appetizers).

    Carla Gesell-Streeter · April 25, 2013
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  • jean christophe P.

    Overpriced. Food is so so. And service is appalling. Serve you the entrée before taking your appetizers plate.... never again.

    jean christophe PINAT · April 10, 2013
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  • Shaun T.

    Be sure to check out the flatbreads. All are fantastic but the lamb and blue cheese is amazing!

    Shaun Thompson · January 16, 2013
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  • Perri W.

    Every trip we make to WDW includes an evening (or two) at Jiko! The food and service are always excellent! Make reservations WELL in advance.

    Perri Winkle · October 26, 2012
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  • Joseph S.

    Really amazing food!

    Joseph S. · October 24, 2012
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  • Harold M.

    Great wine tasting tasting

    Harold Melton · October 2, 2012
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  • Andrew H.

    Hey y'all... Jeff is the new "Mary." He's fantastic.

    Andrew Hollenbeck · September 25, 2012
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  • Pedro PF B.

    Try Jiko Taste of Africa

    Pedro PF BT · September 23, 2012
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  • Hide N.

    Jiko is excellent! As of September 2012, Filet with macaloni and cheese is not printed on the menu. But ask a cast for it. I could order that one.

    Hide NISHIKAWA · September 17, 2012
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  • Carlton H.

    Make sure you order a flat bread they are unique and just the way to get your palate ready for great combinations of flavor to come. Can't go wrong with the shrimp or filet. Never been disappointed

    Carlton H · September 2, 2012
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  • Pocohantus

    Try the Egyption Kushari - #vegetarian a bit spicy. A new favorite

    Pocohantus · July 7, 2012
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  • Pocohantus

    Try the Key Lime Creme Brulee - A nice mélange of two old favorites

    Pocohantus · June 29, 2012
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  • Pocohantus

    Try the Kid's Fruit Plate - #vegetarian Great palate cleanser

    Pocohantus · June 29, 2012
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  • Pocohantus

    Try the Cheese Plate - Always a winner. Especially the Pleasant Ridge Reserve. Made with Wisconsin raw milk

    Pocohantus · June 29, 2012
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  • Tim S.

    Try the goat cheese flat bread. It makes a great appetizer.

    Tim Smith · June 3, 2012
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  • Julie P.

    Avocado soup! Weird, strangely delicious, And well worth trying. Get one for the table to try!

    Julie Pieper · May 2, 2012
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  • Brad H.

    Don't pass up the Taste of Africa. Also... I almost died from how good this food was.

    Brad Hall · March 5, 2012
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  • Meghan M.

    Reservations mean nothing. Expect to wait the same as anyone else that walks up.

    Meghan McCabe · March 5, 2012
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  • Brady J.

    If you are celebrating, let them know! They included a nice hand-signed birthday card in our menu and a petit creme brûlée at dessert.

    Brady Jensen · February 24, 2012
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  • Michael C.

    Best signature dining (or dining period) at WDW. Michele was our waitress and amazingly helpful. Best food, best atmosphere, best service and the price was worth it. Eat here.

    Michael Church · February 7, 2012
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  • Mickie R.

    Be sure to do the tour at 4PM.

    Mickie Rousseau · January 26, 2012
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  • Brandon W.

    Wine tasting highly recommend 3 pm wed

    Brandon Weaver · December 28, 2011
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