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Jiko - The Cooking Place

Front portion of dining room at Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Resort Area

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

African Cuisine

Fine/Signature Dining, Reservations Accepted

$$$ ($30 to $59.99 per adult) Opens tool tip. Beginning of tooltip content   End of tooltip content
Some Dining Plans Accepted

When you book a Disney vacation, you may opt to purchase a Magic Your Way Vacation Package that includes one of our Disney Dining Plans. Each dining plan provides a set of entitlements you can redeem at select Walt Disney World dining locations.

Refer to your specific dining plan for the numbers of entitlements required per person for this location. Ranges mean that entitlements vary based on factors including seating location, season or time of day. Please call us, visit the location or check availability to learn the specific number of entitlements.


Dining Plan Type
2014 Entitlements Required
Dinner
Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan
Disney Dining Plan2
Disney Deluxe Dining Plan2
Disney Premium Plan1
Disney Platinum Plan1

Dining Plan Type
2015 Entitlements Required
Dinner
Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan
Disney Dining Plan2
Disney Deluxe Dining Plan2
Disney Premium Plan
Disney Platinum Plan
Vibrant spices, crackling wood-burning ovens and boutique South African wines transport you to the heart of Africa.
Grilled wild boar tenderloin with mealie pap, Chakalaka relish and white truffle oil

African Cuisine

Discover a delicious blend of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. Steak, chicken, seafood, vegan and vegetarian dishes are infused with a uniquely bold blend of tantalizing flavors and fragrant spices.

Changing seasonally, the menu may include such mouth-watering selections as peri peri chicken with herb-crushed potatoes, shrimp curry and oak-grilled filet mignon with sweet corn risotto. Imaginative appetizers include curried potato-and-corn samosas and brick oven-fired flatbreads.

The children’s menu features pizza, grilled chicken or steak, and market-fresh fish served with ancient grains and vegetables.

Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

Bar area of Jiko – The Cooking Place

Savannah Sunset

Twin wood-burning ovens roar as subtly changing light mimics the warm red, orange and gold tones of an African sunset. Watch chefs prepare appetizers in the open show kitchen, and after dinner, stroll through the grounds of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge to encounter more than 30 species of African wildlife in lush, natural habitats.

Reflections of elegance glimmering from a wine bottle and glass inside a classy dining space

Jiko Wine Tasting

Take off on a charming tour destined to please your palate as you travel through the wine regions of South Africa.

Smiling couples eating dinner in the booths at Jiko – The Cooking Place

Dress Code

At this Signature Dining experience, Guests are asked to adhere to the dress code.

Men may wear khakis, slacks, jeans or dress shorts and collared shirts. Sport coats are optional.

Women may wear capri pants, skirts, dresses, jeans or dress shorts.

Not permitted in the dining room are tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and shirts with offensive language or graphics.

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Jiko - The Cooking Place

Dinner
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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