Dining at Jiko – The Cooking Place

This blend of traditional African, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisine will transport you to the heart of Africa. Jiko’s seasonal menu with bold flavors and spices make for the perfect signature dining experience.

  • Roxanne’s Kitfo Leb Leb Flatbread
    beef carpaccio, feta cheese, pistachio-basil pesto, berbere, tomatoes and rocket $13.00
  • KG’s Peri-Peri Roasted Chicken Flatbread
    lime chakalaka, lamb chopper cheese and pickled sweet bell peppers $10.00
  • Roasted Cauliflower Flatbread
    bhuna masala, roasted cipollini onions, lamb chopper cheese and mitmita gremolata $10.00

  • Grilled Wild Boar Tenderloin
    Mealie Pap, Chakalaka, White Truffle Oil, and Micro Cilantro 17.00
  • Crispy Duck “Bobotie” Roll
    Cucumber Raita and Green Mango Atjar 12.00
  • Inguday Tibs in Brik
    Mushroom, Spinach, and Cheese in crispy Tunisian Filo with Apples and Curry Vinaigrette 10.00
  • Taste of Africa
    African-inspired Dips with Pappadam, Poppy Seed Lavash, and House-made Naan 9.00
  • Artisanal Cheese Selection
    Five tasting portions with accompaniments from around the world 15.00
  • Fire Roasted Oysters on Half Shell
    lemon butter, house-made hot sauce, horseradish, and smoked Tatsoi $17.00

  • Jiko Salad
    Bitter Greens, Frog Hollow Pears, Spicy Glazed Walnuts, Aged Goat Cheese, and Citrus Vinaigrette 13.00
  • Mulenga’s Beet Salad
    Rocket, frisee, Granny Smith apples, Cremont cheese and Zambian-style honey dressing $15.00
  • Curried Sunchoke and Cauliflower Soup
    peppadew and piquillo pepper relish, thyme crostini $10.00

  • Spicy Botswana-style “Seswaa” Beef Short Rib
    Cassava-potato puree, sambal, mushrooms and fava beans $42.00
  • “Nigeria-style” Pan-roasted Whole Local Whole Fish
    sweet potatoes, red sauce, and chili pepper pickle $46.00
  • West African Jerk Scallops
    basmati rice, red quinoa, baby rainbow carrots, and coconut curry sauce $35.00
  • Lamb Two Ways
    autumn vegetables, pumpkin seed duqqa, grilled olive ciabatta, and pomegranate demi-glace $39.00
  • Spice-crusted Berkshire Pork Loin
    braised greens, coconut sadza and peri-peri butter $36.00
  • Tagine Chicken
    preserved lemon, artichokes, olives, cinnamon couscous, harissa and saffron jus $34.00
  • Maize-crusted Monkfish
    vegetables of the moment and tomato-butter sauce $39.00
  • “Braai Pie”
    pastry filled with squash, carrots, potatoes, garbanzo beans, wilted greens and “tamatie bredie” $29.00
  • Oak-Grilled Filet Mignon Highlight Item
    local pole beans, spoon bread and South African Red Wine Sauce. (White Cheddar macaroni and cheese substituted upon request.) $45.00

  • Milk Tart
    Port Reduction, Figs, and Goat’s Milk Balsamic Ice Cream 11.00
  • Lavender Citrus Crème Brûlée
    Madeleines with coriander glaze 9.00
  • Chocolate and Tea Safari
    Vanilla Rooibos-Tanzanian Chocolate Cake, Free Form “Kit Kat”, and Green Tea Ice Cream 10.00
  • Banana Bread Pudding
    raisin bread, custard, banana with Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream and Van Der Hum liqueur $9.00
  • Pistachio Cake
    white chocolate cremeux and cherry compote – No Sugar Added. $10.00
  • Artisanal Cheese Selection
    Five tasting portions with accompaniments from around the world 15.00

  • Mixed Fruit Salad 4.00
  • Carrot and Celery Sticks
    with Peanut Butter 3.00
  • Chopped Romaine
    with Tomatoes and Carrots 4.00

  • Cheese Pizza
    with Tomato Sauce 8.00
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
    with Ancient Grains and Vegetables 9.00
  • Market-fresh Fish
    with Ancient Grains and Vegetables 12.00
  • Grilled Steak
    with Ancient Grains and Vegetables 12.00
  • Macaroni & Cheese
    with White Cheese Sauce 8.00

  • Jiko “Fruit Fun” Push Pop
    and Finger Treats 7.00
  • Safari S’mores
    A Jiko version of a Campfire Favorite 6.00
  • Vanilla Ice Cream 4.00

Disney Quick Service Dining Plan

  • Dinner – n/a

Disney Dining Plan

  • Dinner – (2) entitlements per person

Disney Deluxe Dining Plan

  • Dinner – (2) entitlements per person

Disney Premium Plan

  • Dinner – (1) entitlement per person

Disney Platinum Plan

  • Dinner – (1) entitlement per person
This Signature Dining experience requires Guests to adhere to a dress code. Men may wear khakis, slacks, jeans or dress shorts and collared shirts. Sport coats are optional. Women may wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses, jeans or dress shorts. Tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and shirts with offensive language or graphics are not permitted in the dining room.
Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) are strongly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Menu items and pricing are subject to change.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • 2901 Osceola Parkway
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830


  • 5:30p – 10:00p
  • This Signature Dining experience requires Guests to adhere to a dress code. Please see Dress Code Information on the left for more details.
* Restaurant hours subject to change