jiko signJiko…The Cooking Place is, hands-down, one of the most romantic and delicious restaurants on Disney World property. We can highly recommend this one if you enjoy excellent, gourmet food and a quiet, low-light atmosphere.

Sharing tastes of Africa with a special Jiko flourish, this restaurant doesn’t offer a great view or any characters, but it does offer beautiful food — and the savanna is right outside…

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Service: Table-Service

Type of Food: Gourmet African cuisine

Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House

Disney Dining Plan: Yes, 2 table service credits

Tables in Wonderland: Yes

Official Disney Dinner Menu
Official Disney Special Menu

Jiko Dinner Menu
Jiko Kid’s Menu

The menu includes vegan, vegetarian and meat-based dishes that change seasonally.

Guest Review: The Mara
Guest Review: New Jiko Wine Tasting
Disney Food Blog Review: Jiko… A Cooking Place Review
Disney Food Blog Review: Jiko at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Guest Review: Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World
Disney Food Blog Review: Jiko — A Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Important Info:

  • If you’re staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, consider signing up for the Wanyama Safari, which culminates in a private dinner at Jiko.
  • Jiko’s special Wine Room occasionally hosts dinners where guests can interact with Jiko chefs.
  • Jiko has a couple of tables lining a single side booth. These can be short on elbow room and romance. Consider requesting a stand-alone table and avoid the bother of too-close neighbors.
  • Jiko is designed to represent a nature scene, and many of the elements are considered “lucky” in African cultures. Watch the colors of the sunset change on the back wall throughout your dinner.

Famous Dishes: Filet of beef with macaroni and cheese and a wine reduction sauce, braised short ribs, the bread service, Kenyan coffee creme brulee.

Disney Food Blog Posts Mentioning Jiko

  • Review: New Sandwiches at The Mara in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • News: Increased Discount for Tables in Wonderland Members
  • News: Disney World Annual Passholders Increased Dining Discount Through Sept. 30th
  • News: Disney Restaurant Discounts During Orlando Magical Dining Month (PLUS MENUS!!)
  • News: Jiko Filet with Mac and Cheese Back on the Menu Starting Tomorrow (With a Twist!)
  • What’s New Around Walt Disney World: September 20, 2016
  • Tips from the DFB Guide: Dining with a Picky Eater
  • Recommended Disney Dining Plan Two-Credit Restaurants
  • Best Places for Pressed Pot Coffee in Walt Disney World
  • News: Disney World Testing Free Taxi Service to Signature Restaurants

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