Jiko - The Cooking Place

Jambo House, Animal Kingdom Lodge (Walt Disney World), Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Happy Hour
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Yes (incl. American Express)
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  • taste of africa
  • filet with mac
  • wild boar
  • mac & cheese
  • hassan
  • wine
  • curry shrimp
  • creme brûlée
  • risotto
  • spicy food
  • good for dates
  • filet mignon
  • beef
  • duck breast
  • great value
  • palm salad
  • cheesecake
  • lamb
  • desserts
  • dinner
  • Lee K.

    Jiko is AWESOME! The Filet with Mac & Cheese is just about the best entrée on WDW property! Read more

    Lee Kitchen · March 13, 2010
  • Kristen H.

    Psst! You can still ask for the mac and cheese with your filet!

    Kristen Heptinstall · February 12, 2011
  • Larry N.

    Filet with Mac and Cheese is outstanding

    Larry Norman · March 9, 2010
  • Meghan M.

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

    Meghan McCabe · March 5, 2012
  • Thomas

    Must go there, best eating in the Animal Kingdom!

    Thomas · April 25, 2010
  • Esra D.

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

    Esra Dillon · October 1, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Heather V.

    Best food at Disney. Wild boar appetizer is great, and the Lake Victoria perch is delicious. They made us a special dessert because we were on our honeymoon :).

    Heather Vana · July 21, 2011
  • Eric L.

    Asked for Mary via michael's tip. She was the best! All food was great. Best disney resort too. Also saw regis philbin

    Eric Lock · December 31, 2010
  • Jen D.

    the white Cheddar macaroni is no longer standard with the filet. but if you ask for it they will male it just for you! Excellent restaurant.

    Jen Dudley · October 22, 2010
  • AJ W.

    Flank steak flatbread is delish

    AJ Wolfe · September 27, 2010
  • Hildeberto M.

    Try Tastes of Africa curry samples with naan... simply gorgeus!

    Hildeberto Martínez · September 21, 2010
  • Michael S.

    Ask for Mary. Best waitress ever.

    Michael Shepski · December 23, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • matt c.

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

    matt caron · October 11, 2013
  • Nancy H.

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

    Nancy Harvey · September 21, 2013
  • Harold M.

    Great wine tasting tasting

    Harold Melton · October 2, 2012
  • Andrew H.

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

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

    Try Jiko Taste of Africa

    Pedro PF BT · September 23, 2012
  • Pocohantus

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

    Pocohantus · July 7, 2012
  • Julie P.

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

    Julie Pieper · May 2, 2012
  • 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
  • Mickie R.

    Be sure to do the tour at 4PM.

    Mickie Rousseau · January 26, 2012
  • Dave G.

    This is by far the BEST dining experience we have ever had at the WDW resort. If you're into shrimp, try the Grilled Wild Gulf Shrimp Curry and for steak lovers, the Oak-grilled Filet is outstanding!

    Dave G · October 9, 2011
  • Destiny

    The food is amazing. Try the bobatie appetizer. Yum!

    Destiny · April 19, 2011
  • Chester B.

    All of the entrees are over sauced, leaving tje star off the plate lost. The duck breast has a great sear, braided beef comes with a yummy side of truffle potatoes.

    Chester Beltowski · January 2, 2011
  • Carlos R.

    Split a Taste of Africa with someone special.

    Carlos Ross · May 1, 2010
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    Gene Chuang · January 16, 2010
  • emily m.

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

    emily moyer · February 20
  • 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
  • Scott S.

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

    Scott Sanders · January 16
  • StarGirl11

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

    StarGirl11 · November 6, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • #Rez

    The flatbread is the bizzle

    #Rez · November 3, 2013
  • Celeste C.

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

    Celeste Chapman · September 9, 2013
  • 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
  • Karen B.

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

    Karen Brown · July 15, 2013
  • Danny G.

    Monkfish is amazing.

    Danny Goodwin · July 5, 2013
  • Jeremy P.

    You can order appetizers from the bar!

    Jeremy Plumley · June 29, 2013
  • Connor F.

    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 F · May 29, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kari M.

    Excellent !

    Kari Mollan · September 14, 2013

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