Experience Signature Dining with South African Twists at Jiko – The Cooking Place

Jiko offers the best of South African flavors merged to perfection with traditional American dishes in a setting just as dramatic as the exotic continent.

Jiko The Cooking Place Orlando Restaurant Review

Jiko – The Cooking Place Location

This restaurant is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge at 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, Florida 32830, USA. The Animal Kingdom theme is the perfect setting for such an eatery that attempts at introducing Afrocentric cuisine – with its rich flavors and alluring scents – to the Disney-going people.

Jiko – The Cooking Place Food Menu and Specialties

When you hear South African cuisine, you will surely start to imagine, exotic spices, curried sauces and delectable grains. Dining at Jiko – The Cooking Place will make sure that your imaginations turn into reality. What they do best here is transforming typical American dishes like ribs and steaks into exciting, flavorful meals with exotic twists.

Among their seasonal offerings include brick oven-cooked flatbreads and grilled wild boar. Other exhilarating dishes in the menu include:


  • Curried Butternut Squash Bisque
  • Cheese Plate
  • Jiko Salad
  • Manti Dumplings

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Artisanal Cheese Selection

  • Cremont
  • SeaHive
  • Bayley Hazen Blue

From the Cooking Place

  • Charcuterie
  • Inguday Tibs in Brik
  • Duck Confit Flatbread
  • Taste of Africa
  • Brick Oven-cooked Red Shrimp


  • Mrouzia-style Moroccan Lamb Tagine
  • Maize-crusted Alaskan Halibut
  • Peri Peri Green Circle Chicken
  • Oak-grilled Filet Mignon
  • Snake River Farms Wagyu Strip Loin
  • Durham Ranch Elk Loin
  • Botswana-style Seswaa Beef Short Rib
  • West African Koki Corn
  • Bo Kaap Malay Seafood Curry


  • 8-oz Cold-Water Lobster Tail
  • Egyptian Kushari
  • Tarith’s Samp and Beans


  • Orange-Ginger Cheesecake
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Safari Sunset
  • Malva Pudding
  • Strawberry Shortcake

For the Kids (for children nine years old and younger)

  • Appetizers – Seasonal vegetables and dip, garden salad and fruits
  • Desserts – Vanilla Ice Cream, Pumbaa’s Dessert Grub, African Shield Brownie and Not So Hidden Mickey Fruit and Yogurt
  • Meals – Cheese Pizza with Tomato Sauce, Market-fresh Fish, Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Steak and Macaroni & Cheese

Jiko – The Cooking Place Contact Information

Make your reservations and ask your questions about this signature-dining restaurant by calling 407-938-4733 or by checking out https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/animal-kingdom-lodge/jiko-the-cooking-place/.

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