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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 - Range reflects the average price of adult dinner entrées (breakfast and lunch generally cost less), except Character Dining locations, buffet locations, dinner shows, and special dining events where range reflects the average adult price of entire meal and non-alcoholic beverages. Range excludes alcoholic beverages, taxes and gratuities except at dinner shows where beer and wine, taxes and gratuities are included.

Some Dining Plans Accepted

When you book a Disney vacation, you may opt to purchase a Disney Resort Hotel Package that includes one of our Disney Dining Plans. To learn more, call (407) 939-5277 or visit Disney Dining Plans.

Refer to your specific dining plan for the number of entitlements require per person for this location.


Dining Plan Type
2019 Entitlements Required
Dinner
Disney Quick-Service Dining PlanN/A
Disney Dining Plan2
Disney Deluxe Dining Plan2

Dining Plan Type
2020 Entitlements Required
Dinner
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
Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made on this page or with the My Disney Experience app up to 180 days prior to your visit. This location does not accept same-day bookings.

For general inquiries, please call (407) 560-WATT or (407) 560-9288. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Bar area of Jiko – The Cooking Place

Savanna 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.

Check Availability

Jiko - The Cooking Place

Dinner
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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