Fodor's Expert Review Jiko

$$$$ Disney's Animal Kingdom African Fodor's Choice

The name of this restaurant means "the cooking place" in Swahili, and it is certainly that, offering a menu that is more African-inspired than purely African as well as a strong selection of South African wines. The dining area surrounds two big, wood-burning ovens and a grill area where you can watch cooks in North African–style caps working on your meal. The menu includes authentic flavors in appetizers like African flatbreads and dips. Menu items often change, but entrées might include scallops, spicy Botswana-style beef short ribs, and peri peri chicken. The restaurant offers the largest selection of African wines in the country. Dining packages that include a private tour of the adjoining savannah grounds are available to Animal Kingdom Lodge guests. Though it's one of Disney's best restaurants, its distance from the parks means reservations are easier to get.

African Sophisticated Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Romantic

Quick Facts

2901 Osceola Pkwy.
Walt Disney World, Florida  32830, USA

407-939–3463

disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining

Known For:
  • African cuisine with an American flair
  • Sophisticated surroundings and decor
  • A remarkably popular macaroni and cheese
  • African cuisine with an American flair and Indonesian accents
  • Wagyu beef and Moroccan lamb
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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