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Jiko - The Cooking Place

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Resort Area

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

African Cuisine

Fine/Signature Dining

$$$ ($35 to $59.99 per adult) More Information

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 number of entitlements require per person for this location. Ranges mean that entitlements vary based on factors—including seating location, season or time of day. To learn the specific number of entitlements, you can call us, visit a location or check availability online.

Please note: Guests who wish to use their Disney dining plan for dinner shows must book category 2 or 3 seating.

Dining Plan Type
2018 Entitlements Required
Disney Quick-Service Dining PlanN/A
Disney Dining Plan2
Disney Deluxe Dining Plan2

Vibrant spices, crackling wood-burning ovens and boutique South African wines transport you to the heart of Africa.

Assorted breads served with a trio of dipping sauces

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 flavor bursting appetizers like imaginative brick oven-fired flatbreads and mouth-watering entrées such as oak-grilled filet mignon.

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

Guests are asked to adhere to the minimum dress code requirements at this Signature Dining experience. Dressier attire is also welcome. Please explore the minimum dress code requirements:

Men must wear khakis, slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Sport coats are optional.

Women must wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition.

Not permitted are tank tops, flip-flops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.

Excited Guests watching while a giant eland cross paths with their vehicle during the Wanyama Safari

Wanyama Safari and Dinner

Set out for private animal encounters and a multi-course meal at Jiko – The Cooking Place. This experience is now available to all Guests.

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Jiko - The Cooking Place

5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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