Jiko – The Cooking Place Restaurant in Walt Disney World is located in Animal Kingdom Lodge. Entrees include Oak grilled Filet Mignon, Pan-seared Yellowtail Snapper, Seared Barbarie Duck Breast, etc.
Tidbit: Even though this restaurant is located at a resort, anyone can eat here. If you are driving, just let the gate keeper know you have a dining reservation and he will let you park. If you are taking Disney transportation, you will need to take a bus from your resort to a park or Downtown Disney and then transfer to the bus for the resort where the meal is located.
This is a signature table service restaurant. You will use 2 table service credit when you dine here. Reservations recommended.
Dinner: Appetizers such as Grilled Wild Boar Tenderloin, the Jiko Salad and more. Artisanal Cheese Selection available in 3 choices. Entrees include Peri Peri Green Circle Chicken, Oak-grilled Filet Mignon 7oz, Seared Hokkaido Sea Scallops and more. Desserts include Pistachio Layer Cake, Vanilla Rooibos Tea Mousse and more. Kids appetizers, meals and desserts available. Drink choices are Single Malts and Liqueurs, Brandys and Ports, Wines, After-Dinner Drinks and an assortment of Specialty Teas.
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My recommended reservation times:
Try to reserve an off time such as 11 am, 2:30 pm or 4:30 pm.
We have never dined here.
If you have dined at this restaurant, please leave your opinion in the comments section!
Jiko is a wonderful signature dining experience. I think of all the signature restaurants this is the most intricately themed and detailed. Every last detail resonates the theme of the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The menu is full of the bold flavors of Africa and unusual spices. The staff is very friendly and will gladly explain the menu items to you or the specials, our server was very patient and happy to answer any questions we had. If you are a meat and potatoes only type of person, then Jiko won’t be your ideal dining place. If you are a bit more adventurous and like to try new things, this is the place for you!
You might also enjoy eating at The Mara.
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