Jiko – The Cooking Place is a Signature Dining location where guests can discover a delicious blend of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. Interior designs for Jiko, the signature restaurant for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, were inspired by Disney’s hit film, “The Lion King.” For more information, read Claudette Edwards’ review on Jiko – A Taste of More than Just Africa.
Steak, chicken, seafood, vegan and vegetarian dishes are infused with tantalizing flavors and fragrant spices. Changing seasonally, the menu may include specialties such as grilled wild boar tenderloin, pan seared scallops, spice-crusted berkshire pork loin with braised greens, coconut sadza, and peri peri butter and oak-grilled filet mignon with sweet corn risotto. Make sure to try the brick oven-fired flatbreads for an appetizer.
The children’s menu features pizza, grilled chicken or steak, and market-fresh fish served with ancient grains and vegetables.
Jiko Wine Tasting
Every Wednesday, guests are invited to sample the unique flavors from a trio of South African wines, specially chosen by sommeliers at Jiko – The Cooking Place. To book a reservation, or for more information, call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.
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.