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“Incredible Food and Service!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jiko - The Cooking Place

Jiko - The Cooking Place
Ranked #21 of 3,745 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Jiko – The Cooking Place fuses the bold flavors of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.Twin wood-burning ovens roar and the soothing, warm colors of an African sunset bring energy to this remarkable restaurant. The menu features modern cuisine with an African flair. Delight your palate with dishes that change seasonally, such as braised short ribs, Chermoula-roasted prawns, and Peri Peri roasted chicken, along with conventional favorites. Take a culinary tour of Africa with tantalizing appetizers such as grilled wild boar tenderloin, crispy beef bobotie roll and brick oven-fired flatbreads. Watch the chefs prepare each meal in The Cooking Place, a show kitchen with a rich atmosphere befitting the beauty of this unique restaurant. Jiko also offers 2 tantalizing wine-and-dine experiences: Jiko Wine Dinner Series: Four times a year, Jiko partners with renowned winemakers from South Africa to take you on a culinary journey. The chefs prepare a 6- to 8-course meal carefully designed to complement the unique characteristics of the African terroir. As you dine, the winemakers paint a picture of their vineyards through the taste of their wines—and Jiko's Wine Room transforms into a mixture of flavors, friends, aromas and conversations that go into the night.Jiko Wine Tastings: Every Wednesday, explore the South African wine regions as you taste unique wines paired with artisanal cheese.Whether you're seeking a decadent wine dinner or a vibrant accompaniment to your meal, Jiko offers wine options to suit your style.
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Incredible Food and Service!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

At Jiko- The Cooking Place, I had a spectacular Flatbread and Incredible Filet Mignon! Certainly one of the best restaurants at Disney World and an incredible atmosphere! When you go to Disney, You must go to Jiko just to get a feeling about this place and hopefully you will like it as much as i did! I will most certainly go back!

  • Visited July 2014
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a must do restaurant on Disney property. We ate there as part of the Wanyama Safari experience. Everything was amazing from the pre Safari tea to the main dinner and wine parings. The chef came to the table to explain every element of the meal and our server was just beyond excellent. This meal made our Disney trip for us this year.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Eat outside this resort!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Not worth the price for the quality of what you get. The food was terrible. Our orders including app came out wrong and had to be sent back. Also, ordered kids a yougurt and fruit plate and the yogurt was sour. Service was very slow and the resturant was not busy. Eat outside this resort!!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Carrollton, Georgia
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Food was just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Very pricy and not impress at all. Need reservations, but there no people in the restaurant. Very slow and the chef was not very friendly at all. He seen piss for some reason. Our server was excellent.

Visited August 2014
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florida
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Oscar ask for Oscar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Treat yourself to an amazing experience. Oscar was the most attentive server, we went for our anniversary as our previous plans did not work out so this was a last minute reservation. We were treated to the most amazing food and service yet on Disney property. Very nice will be back for sure!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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