Location

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House

Entree range

$30–$52 (child $9–$17)

Summary

Jiko has won numerous accolades (including AAA’s Four Diamond Award) for its interesting fare and stellar wine list— one of the largest collections of South African wines in any North American restaurant, with more than 1,800 bottles. The dishes are beautifully spiced and full of flavor. Start with the Taste of Africa dips and warm bread, and wrap up with Ghanaian chocolate and Kenyan coffee pot de crème, or a cup of Kenyan press-pot coffee or a specialty tea. Special menus for the glucose- and lactose-intolerant, vegans, and vegetarians.

Setting and Atmosphere

Downstairs from the lobby, young African exchange students greet guests as they enter a dining room with decor inspired by the opening scenes of The Lion King, with a flock of white birds appearing to fly overhead. The room’s lighting subtly progresses from sunrise to sunset several times during the evening. A pair of large wood-burning ovens—the Jiko—dominates the center of the room.

House Specialties

African and subcontinental spices abound. Garam masala sea scallops; harissa-spiced chicken; chermoula-rubbed Colorado lamb shank with chickpea-cumin dumplings; African-inspired dips and breads; oak-grilled filet mignon with South African red-wine sauce; maize-crusted catch of the day.

Other Recommendations

Braai macaroni and cheese with chakalaka and house-made sausage; halibut; Nigerian-spiced pork shank with confit vegetables. The kids’ menu includes grilled chicken breast, vegetables and whole-grain rice pilaf, fish, scallops, pizza, and mac and cheese.

Related Blogs on Jiko:
Solo Dining Review: Jiko

Menus

Details

Requires Credit Card to Reserve: Yes
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No

Discounts

Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
Tables in Wonderland 20% All All

Disney Dining Plan

2016

Requires 2 credits