Jiko - The Cooking Place

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

African flavorings meet Californian and Asian influences with grace and style at Jiko. Savory appetizers include grilled wild boar tenderloin, curried butternut-squash bisque, Za'atar spice beet salad, and flatbreads ($12–$19). Entrees include lamb tagine ($45), oak-grilled filet mignon ($49), Botswana beef short ribs ($52), and Peri Peri chicken ($34). Jiko boasts an AAA Four Diamond rating, among other honors. Fish and vegetarian items take the limelight, and you’ll also find a strong Afro-Mediterranean influence. For dessert, try the vanilla rooibos tea mousse ($12). Phenomenal South African wines. Kids have their own menu with appetizers ($3–$4) and entrees ($8–$12). Dress code is “business casual” (see 5242).

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Dinner Average: $85

Dinner Hours: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Seating: Indoor only at tables and chairs, full booths, half booths

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What PassPorter Readers Think of Jiko - The Cooking Place (4 comments):

I have eaten at Jiko in the past but I was a bit disappointed in my visit there last night. The restaurant was as empty as I've ever seen it and we were among only a handful of guests dining there at a prime dinner hour.

Even though the restaurant was nearly empty the service wasn't very efficient and there was nothing really magical about it. Questions regarding the menu weren't really answered directly and no explanations or other options were mentioned, like I've experienced at other signature dining locations.

The food was o.k. but compared to other Disney dining experiences it wouldn't be my first choice. If you're a picky eater or don't care for a wood fire flavor, this eatery won't be for you.

If you're craving something out of the ordinary or have more exotic tastes give it a try!
PixieMichele gave this a rating of 7 on 07/10/2016 at 5:45:05 pm EDT

Went on DXDP - service and food wonderful. Diane and Simone took excellent care of us. Filet with Mac and cheese and spoon bread divine!!!
Bruhaha gave this a rating of 10 on 06/30/2016 at 11:32:05 pm EDT

Wonderful atmosphere.
Gingerk gave this a rating of 8 on 06/30/2016 at 2:52:14 pm EDT

Just simply amazing. Everything about this place is special.
Disneygirl288 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/25/2016 at 9:34:54 pm EDT

Type: Table
Cuisine: African
Noise Factor: Noisy

Dress Code: Business casual

Annual Pass Discount: Yes
DVC Member Discount: No
Disney Visa Discount: Yes
Tables in Wonderland Discount: Yes

Reservations: Accepted at this restaurant for dinner.

Tip: You can make reservations at this eatery up to 180 days in advance (or, if you are a Walt Disney World resort hotel guest, up to 180 days + 10 days from your check-in date). To find out the exact date and time you can make reservations at this eatery, add it as an activity to a trip itinerary in PassPorter's Disney Trip Planner Tools.

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