Jiko – The Cooking Place Overview | Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Dining

Jiko the Cooking Place

Jiko: The Cooking Place is a Signature Dining experience located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge that transports you into the heart of Africa. 

Jiko: The Cooking Place Details

Walt Disney World Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: Jambo House
Location in Resort: Lower level across from Boma
Dining Experience: Fine/Signature Dining
Hours: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price Range: $35 to 59.99 per adult
Type of Cuisine: African
Mobile Order: No
Reservations: Yes (Walk-up reservations not available at this location)
Allergy-Friendly: Yes
Jiko Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Jiko: The Cooking Place has an open kitchen (Photo: Disney).

Dining Overview

Discover a delicious blend of traditional African, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisine. Vibrant spices, crackling wood-burning ovens and boutique South African wines transport you to the heart of Africa. Steak, chicken, seafood and plant-based dishes are infused with a uniquely bold blend of tantalizing flavors and fragrant spices. 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.

With a seasonally changing menu, options may include flavor-bursting appetizers such as 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.

Dress Code: As a Disney Signature Dining experience offering fine dining, guests are expected to dress accordingly in attire that respects the restaurant’s sophisticated and upscale aesthetic. Clothing should be clean, neat, and in good condition. Please no swimwear.

Jiko oak-grilled filet mignon
Oak-Grilled Filet Mignon (Photo: Disney).



Jiko Salad – $16.00

  • Quinoa, Radish, Petite Vegetables, Peaches, Pomegranate, Tangy Cashew Cheese and Lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette (Plant-based)

Braaied Wild Boar Tenderloin – $19.00

  • Creamy Pap, Chakalaka Tomatoes and Herb-smoked Oil

Seared Scallops with Nhopi and Groundnuts – $18.00

  • Diver Scallops, Blistered Peanuts, Nhopi, Chestnut Cream, Fennel-Apple Slaw and Cider Reduction

Duck Confit and Honey-Raisin Flatbread – $16.00

  • Preserved Duck, Rocket, Toasted Chickpeas, Mozzarella, Plump Raisins, Harissa and Spiced Honey

Roasted Squash Bisque – $14.00

  • Creamy Soup, Parmesan Crisp, Slow-poached Egg and Preserved Pumpkin


Oak-grilled Filet Mignon – $54.00

  • Four-Cheese Macaroni, Rainbow Cauliflower and Chocolate-Red Wine Demi-glace

Moroccan Lamb Shank – $47.00

  • Braised Lamb, Parsnip Silk, Root Spinach, Medjool Date Chutney

Heritage Chicken – $37.00

  • Sumac-roasted Breast, Grains of Paradise-infused Carolina Gold Rice, Dukkha-dusted Broccolini, Peach Gastrique

Sustainable Fish – $48.00

  • Sustainable Fish, Eritrean Roasted Tomato, Rainbow Chard, Tomato-Beet Yogurt

Botswanan Seswaa Short Rib – $50.00

  • Slow-cooked Beef Short Rib, Hominy, Sea Peas, Mushrooms and Carrots

Injera Basket – $38.00

  • Seasonal Plant-based Stews featuring House-made Injera (Plant-based)

Seafood Tagine – $49.00

  • Saffron-scented Couscous, Prawns, Scallops, Squid and Littleneck Clams


Mozambique Peri Peri Prawns – $21.00

  • Lemon-Garlic Butter and Bird’s Eye Peppers

Bobotie Mac & Cheese – $17.00

  • Four-Cheese, Waygu, Almonds, Raisins, Kachumbari and Red Wine Reduction

Zulu Oxtail Samp and Beans – $14.00

  • Cracked Hominy, Sea Peas, Fragrant Masala and Braised Oxtail


African Drum ‘Beets’ – $14.00

  • Coconut-Strawberry-Beet Mousse, Chocolate Cake, Candied Beets, Balsamic Strawberries (Plant-based)

Kilimanjaro – $15.00

  • Single-Origin Ghanaian Dark Chocolate Mousse, Pistachio Financier, Pink Peppercorn Meringue, Cocoa Nib Crunch, Ras el Hanout Pineapples

Melktert – $12.00

  • African Milk Custard Tart seasoned with Cinnamon and Cardamom accompanied by Fresh Fruit

Angel Food Cake, No Sugar Added – $12.00

  • White Chocolate Panna Cotta, Fresh Compote and Citrus Gel

Malva Pudding Melktert

  • Ice Cream, Kataifi, Kanu Tuile and Cabernet Gelée – $13.00

Loose Leaf Specialty Teas

Thunderbolt Darjeeling – $9.00

  • From the Land of the Thunderbolts, the champagne of black teas.

Organic Pear Tree – $9.00

  • Organic Young Hyson green tea naturally perfumed with the essence of freshly plucked ripe pears

Floral Jasmince – $9.00

  • Our Floral Jasmine Green tea features fresh, mellow overtones with a slightly astringent finish.

Russian Earl Gray – $9.00

  • Black tea with an expansive, citrus infusion and zesty inspiration.

Organic Herbal Peppermint – $9.00

  • A stimulating and refreshing organic herbal infusion – aromatherapy in a cup.

Masala Chai – $9.00

  • Complex blend of top-quality, freshly hand-ground spices: cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, and cloves – and Indian black tea. – $9.00

Kids’ Appetizers (à la carte)

Seasonal Fruit – $5.00

Seasonal Garden Salad – $5.00

Seasonal Vegetables and Dip – $4.00

Kids’ Create-Your-Own Entrées (choose one)

*All entrées served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small DASANI® Water, or Small Minute Maid® Apple Juice

Market-fresh Fish – $17.00

Grilled Chicken Breast – $14.00

Shrimp with Kushari – $16.00

Steak Sosatie – $15.00

Macaroni & Cheese – $9.00

Cheese Pizza with Tomato Sauce – $9.00

Kids’ Create-Your-Own Selections (choose two)

Seasonal Vegetables

Ancient Grains

Macaroni & Cheese

Seasonal Fruit

Not-So-Hidden Mickey Fruit and Yogurt

Vanilla Ice Cream

African Shield

Pumbaa’s Dessert Grub

Kid’s Speciality Drink

Specialty Character Drink – $6.50

  • Minute Maid® Zero Sugar Lemonade with flavors of Cotton Candy served in a souvenir Character Cup

Herbal Infusions (Caffeine-free)

Harmony- $9.00

  • Organic peppermint leaves, organic chamomile flowers, orange blossoms, and allspice. A fresh and minty herbal blended for complexity, balanced with the fragrant notes of allspice.

Vanilla Rooibos – $9.00

  • Certified organic rooibos, rose petal, and natural Madagascar vanilla flavor.

Kenya AA Coffee

Large Kenyan Press Pot Coffee, Featuring Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee™ – $9.00

Small Kenya Press Pot Coffee, Featuring Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee™ – $6.00

Dessert Wines

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Constantia ’08 – $110.00 / $24.00

After-Dinner Drinks

Nutty African – $15.00

  • Amarula Liqueur, Frangelico Liqueur and Coffee topped with Whipped Cream

Keoke Coffee – $13.00

  • Brandy, Kahlúa Liqueur, Bols Dark Crème de Cacao and Coffee topped with Whipped Cream

Zebratini – $15.00

  • Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Frangelico Liqueur, Amarula Liqueur and a shot of Espresso in a Chocolate Zebra-striped Martini Glass

Cape Town Coffee – $14.00

  • KWV Van der Hum Liqueur, Kahlúa Liqueur and Coffee topped with Whipped Cream

Rémy Martin Louis XIII: 0.5 oz 90.00 | 1.0 oz 175.00 | 1.5 oz 250.00 | 2.0 oz 300.00

Brandies and Ports (2 oz pour)

Courvoisier VSOP – $16.00

Rémy Martin VSOP – $19.00

Hennessy XO – $40.00

Riebeek Cellars Cape Ruby – $11.00

Single Malts and Liqueurs (2 oz pour)

Oban 14 yr Western Highlands – $23.00

Lagavulin 16 yr Islay – $22.00

Laphroaig 10 yr Islay – $17.00

Glenfiddich 12 yr Speyside – $16.00

Grand Marnier – $13.00

KWV Van der Hum Tangerine Liqueur – $12.00

Grand Marnier 100 yr Anniversary – $34.00

Amarula – $12.00

The Macallan 12 yr Speyside – $18.00

The Macallan 15 yr Speyside – $40.00

Allergy menus available upon request. 


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Written by

Gracie Waldrop

Contributing Writer

Gracie is a South Carolina native who loves to share the magic of Disney. In 2015 she began her Disney journey as a Cast Member and never looked back. She loves to put her knowledge and love of Disney to use by creating fun content and sharing helpful information. Helping others discover the magic of Walt’s dream come alive in the eyes of children of all ages is what keeps her motivated. When she’s not inside the parks you can most likely find her planning her next visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth.

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