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Walt Disney World

 Jiko: The Cooking Place


           Located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge resort in Walt Disney World

Direct phone number: 407.938.3000*

*Please DO NOT use the direct phone number above for reservations.  All restaurant reservations should be made through Disney Dining at (407) 939-3463. Only use this number if you have health issues and you wish to talk to the restaurant directly to discuss your needs.  

Updated 11/10/07

**All menus on this site are not guaranteed in any way to be current and they are subject to change at any time


Jiko is a beautiful atmospheric restaurant that reflects the dramatic theme of Animal Kingdom Lodge.  The cuisine is New African and many people find the food to be a delight and an adventure.  There are twin wood burning stoves that create very tempting aromas and add to the ambiance.  This is a high end restaurant that's as much an experience as a meal.


Type of Food:    African

Location:            Animal Kingdom Lodge on the lower level near the pool area, across

                            from Boma's

Serving:             Dinner

Reservations:   Recommended

Hours:                5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Disney Dining:  Yes - 20% discount for Disney's Dining Experience card members

                            except holidays


Special Health Requests:  The restaurant says that they can accommodate for special needs diets. They suggest that you speak to your server.  We recommend that you make a reservation in advance, and let the staff know of your dietary needs at that time.  Then it's a good idea to remind them at the podium when you check in, and also remind your server.


Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jiko Dinner Menu

From the Cooking Place

Lamb "Patis" Pulled lamb rolled in phyllo, with mint-cilantro chutney $9

Lentil "Pastilla" Lentil filled phyllo pockets with a sweet and sour sauce $7

Maize and Sweet Potato "Tamales" Herbed maize pudding and truffled sweet potato mash with shredded goat cheese in corn husk boat $8

Fire Roasted Sambal Shrimp $12

Kalamata Olive Flatbread With four cheeses and soft goat cheese $9

Artichoke and Peppadew Flatbread With goat cheese, arugula, and cilantro yogurt drizzle $9

Kenyan Coffee Barbecued Chicken Flatbread With grilled onions, apple julienne, and four cheeses $10

Taste of Africa Kalamata Olive Hummus, Durban Tikka Masala, and Malay Spinach-Lentil Dip with Lentil Pappadam, whole wheat lavosh, and flaxseed Naan bread $9

Soups and Salads

Roasted Golden Chanterelle Soup With toasted pumpkin seeds and white truffle whipped cream $7

Jiko Summer Field Greens With buttermilk-carrot dressing and whole-wheat crostini $7

Ahi Tuna Two Ways Seared tuna with Zough yogurt and marinated tuna with Tikka yogurt $13

Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion Salad With arugula, cottage cheese and watermelon vinaigrette $8


Wood-grilled Port Tenderloin With sweet potato rosti, sautéed spinach and spiced pork reduction $26

Chermoula Roasted Tanglewood Chicken With red-skin mashed potatoes, preserved lemons, Kalamata olives, roasted garlic, herbs and harissa $26

Durban Curry Shrimp Shrimp ragout with Durbanesque curry sauce, artichokes, tomatoes, sweet peas, and jade blend rice pilaf $28

Broiled Filet of Arctic Char With heirloom tomato salad, avocado, Kalamata olives, pickled red onions and and peppadew vinaigrette $31

Kenyan Coffee BBQ Braised Beef Short Rib With crushed Idaho and Sweet Potatoes and Onion-Garlic Sauce $35

Maize-crusted & Seared Pacific Halibut With vegetables of the moment, tomato butter sauce, and crispy sweet potatoes $30

Pan-roasted Jumbo Scallops With golden brown mealie pap and spicy tomato-onion ChakaLaka $29

Oak-Grilled Filet Mignon With macaroni and cheese and red wine sauce $37

Berbere Braised Lamb Shank With toasted couscous, baby spinach, and berbere sauce $27

Grains, Peas and Vegetables Kamut, pearl and black barley, wheat berries, quinoa, garbanzo peas, with roasted vegetables and seared tandoori tofu $24

Jiko Cheese Selection $14


White Chocolate Mousse Pyramid With roasted banana and pineapple, banana-pineapple salad, and tropical fruit sauce $8

Housemade Lemon Curd With pomegranate and blueberry compote, white chocolate biscotti and sour cream ice cream $8

Jiko Dulce de Leche With cardamom, fruit salad, and tres leche sauce $8

Tanzanian Chocolate Cheesecake With chocolate ganache, Amarula sauce, and lavender ice cream $8

Pistachio Creme Brulee With layered chocolate bottom $8

Madagascar Vanilla Bean Mouse With cardamom-spiced pound cake, macerated strawberries and strawberry sauce $8


Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Lodge


All kids' meals are for guests 9 and under

All meals served with choice of 1% milk, bottled water, or juice

Appetizers and Sides


Garden Salad With tomatoes and carrots $3


Mixed Fruit Salad $3


Carrots & Celery Sticks With Peanut Butter $3


Green Peas & Carrots $3



Tomato and Cheese Pizza $7


Peanut Butter and Jelly With fruit, carrot & celery sticks $6


Grilled Cheese With carrot and celery sticks, peanut butter dip and fruit $6


Grilled Chicken Breast With mashed potatoes, veggies and fruit $8


Broiled Fish With mashed potatoes, veggies and fruit $8


Grilled Filet of Beef With mashed potatoes, veggies and fruit $11


Macaroni & Cheese With white cheese sauce $6



Vanilla ice cream $4


Jiko Puzzle With ice cream sundae $7


S'mores and More Build your own with marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, melted chocolate, and graham crackers $6

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