Jiko - The Cooking Place

African Restaurant
Jambo House, Animal Kingdom Lodge (Walt Disney World), Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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  • Today
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sun
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
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68 Tips

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  • "Try Tastes of Africa curry samples with naan... simply gorgeus!" (6 tips)
  • "... was blown away. The filet with Mac & Cheese is AMAZING" (3 tips)
  • "... is amazing. Worth 2 dining plan credits for sure" (3 tips)
  • Lee K.

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

    Lee K. · March 13, 2010
  • Kristen H.

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

    Kristen H. · February 12, 2011
  • Larry N.

    Filet with Mac and Cheese is outstanding

    Larry N. · March 9, 2010
  • Meghan M.

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

    Meghan M. · March 5, 2012
  • Thomas

    Must go there, best eating in the Animal Kingdom!

    Thomas · April 25, 2010
  • Shaun T.

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

    Shaun T. · January 16, 2013
  • 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 L. · 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 D. · October 22, 2010
  • AJ W.

    Flank steak flatbread is delish

    AJ W. · September 27, 2010
  • Hildeberto M.

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

    Hildeberto M. · September 21, 2010
  • Carla G.

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

    Carla G. · April 25, 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 V. · July 21, 2011
  • Michael S.

    Ask for Mary. Best waitress ever.

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

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

    matt c. · October 11, 2013
  • Nancy H.

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

    Nancy H. · September 21, 2013
  • Harold M.

    Great wine tasting tasting

    Harold M. · October 2, 2012
  • Andrew H.

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

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

    Try Jiko Taste of Africa

    Pedro PF B. · September 23, 2012
  • Pocohantus

    Try the Egyption Kushari - #vegetarian a bit spicy. A new favorite (via @Foodspotting)

    Pocohantus · July 7, 2012
  • Julie P.

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

    Julie P. · May 2, 2012
  • Brad H.

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

    Brad H. · March 5, 2012
  • Mickie R.

    Be sure to do the tour at 4PM.

    Mickie R. · 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 B. · January 2, 2011
  • Carlos R.

    Split a Taste of Africa with someone special.

    Carlos R. · May 1, 2010
  • Gene C.


    Gene C. · January 16, 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 B. · March 15
  • 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 A. · January 3
  • Maria P.

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

    Maria P. · January 2
  • Shandi F.

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

    Shandi F. · December 23, 2013
  • #Rez

    The flatbread is the bizzle

    #Rez · November 3, 2013
  • Kari M.

    Excellent !

    Kari M. · September 14, 2013
  • Celeste C.

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

    Celeste C. · 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 A. · August 18, 2013
  • Karen B.

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

    Karen B. · July 15, 2013
  • Danny G.

    Monkfish is amazing.

    Danny G. · July 5, 2013
  • Jeremy P.

    You can order appetizers from the bar!

    Jeremy P. · 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 M. · 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 A. · May 19, 2013
  • 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 P. · April 10, 2013
  • 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 W. · October 26, 2012
  • Joseph S.

    Really amazing food!

    Joseph S. · October 24, 2012
  • 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 N. · September 17, 2012
  • 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
  • Pocohantus

    Try the Key Lime Creme Brulee - A nice mélange of two old favorites (via @Foodspotting)

    Pocohantus · June 29, 2012
  • Pocohantus

    Try the Kid's Fruit Plate - #vegetarian Great palate cleanser (via @Foodspotting)

    Pocohantus · June 29, 2012
  • Pocohantus

    Try the Cheese Plate - Always a winner. Especially the Pleasant Ridge Reserve. Made with Wisconsin raw milk (via @Foodspotting)

    Pocohantus · June 29, 2012
  • Tim S.

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

    Tim S. · June 3, 2012

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