Jiko - The Cooking Place

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Reader rating Reader rating 9.1 / 10

Main Details

  • Cuisine
  • Type
    Signature Table Service
  • Price Range
    $60 and under
  • Alcohol Served
  • Characters
  • Disney Operated

Dining Room

  • Indoor Seating
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Capacity
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Bar Counter Seating
  • Child Friendly

Menu Highlights

  • Dinner
    Flatbreads, Taste of Africa, Beef Short Rib, Lamb Two Ways, "Jerked" Scallops, Maize-crusted Monkfish, Filet Mignon, Copper River Salmon, Kenyan Coffee Pot de Crème, Malva Pudding, Artisanal Cheese Selection.

Dining Availability

  • Breakfast
    Not Served
  • Lunch
    Not Served
  • Dinner
    5:30pm to 10pm


  • Available
  • Required
  • Recommended
  • Walk-Up Possibility
  • Website

Disney Dining Plan

  • Disney Dining Plan
  • DDP Credits
  • Deluxe DDP Credits


  • Annual Passholder
  • DVC Members
  • Passholder Discount
    10% discount off the regular price of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Valid for the Passholder and up to three Guests.
  • TiW

Important Dates

  • Opening
    Apr 16 2001

Jiko is an upscale table service restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, famously featuring the world’s largest collection of wines from South Africa and offering foods with a flavor of Africa. Jiko is also the recipient of many food industry awards, including a AAA 4-Diamond Rating.

The food is described as Modern African cuisine with the unique blend of multi-cultural influences from Europe, India and Asia with respect for the African heritage and tradition. It's comfort food with a twist - creative and fun! Breads from the wood-burning oven, fresh seafood, steak, chicken, and exciting vegetarian offerings that are layered with flavors and spices.

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