Fodor's Expert Review Jiko–The Cooking Place

$$$$ Animal Kingdom Resort Area African Fodor's Choice

"Jiko" means "the cooking place" in Swahili, and this restaurant is certainly that, offering a menu that is more African-inspired than purely African, as well as a the largest selection of African wines in the country. The dining area surrounds two big, wood-burning ovens and a grill area where you can watch cooks in North African–style caps prepare 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. Dining packages that include a private tour of the adjoining savanna 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


Known For:
  • African cuisine with an American flair and Indonesian accents
  • Sophisticated surroundings and decor
  • Moroccan lamb
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch, Reservations essential

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