Disney World Animal Kingdom Jiko Restaurant


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Disney’s Jiko restaurant is one of those places which used to be a well-kept Disney secret. Now the secret is well and truly out, as guests have begun to realize that this somewhat out-of-the-way restaurant is an absolute gem if you are looking for an excellent Disney restaurant experience.

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Jiko is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House. We always say that it is worth visiting Animal Kingdom Lodge Hotel even if you are not staying there as it is one of the best Disney hotels anywhere in the world.

The atmosphere and ambiance, and of course the view of the savannahs with the animals, are what brings us back here time after time. It is just a very special place to be. And Disney World Animal Kingdom Jiko Restaurant is a very special place.

Grilled Wild Gulf Shrimp Curry @ Jiko - Animal Kingdom Lodge  | Disney Food

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Grilled Wild Boar Tenderloin - an interesting combination with Mealie Pap, Chakalaka, Truffle Oil and Micro Cilantro for $19

Inguday Tibs in Brik - with mushrooms, spinach, and cheese in crispy Tunisian Filo Served with an apple and curry vinaigrette $10

Charcuterie - house-cured meats, artisanal cheeses, Pommery mustard, home-made pickles, Tunisian olive oil $20

Tatenda's Piri Piri Shrimp - spiced hominy hash, delicious avocado puree, and kachumbari $12

Crispy "Bobotie" Roll - Beef, wild boar, buffalo cucumber raita, green mango atjar honey-roasted peanuts $16

Taste of Africa - This is one of our favorites. African inspired Dips with Khobz, poppy seed lavash and homemade Naan $10

Jiko Soups and Salads

Jiko has a surpisingly small selection of salads.

Jiko Salad - heirloom apples, cape gooseberries, Point Reyes Bay blue, candied walnuts, maple-cider vinaigrette $15

Mozambique-style Roasted Poblano Pepper Soup - South African butter biscuit, sweet pepper jam, Bird's Eye pepper oil $12

Jiko Flatbreads

This is one of our favorite things. The flat breads are a must order!

Braai Broodjie - millet flatbread, apricot chutney, manchego and midnight moon cheese, charred red wine onions, and local heirloom tomatoes $13

Entrees at Jiko

There are many things to like on this entrée menu at Jiko. It is difficult to choose between all of these very tempting options.

Grilled Buffalo Ribeye - rainbow Swiss chard and sweet peppers and smoked bacon, Jiko "Slap Chips", port wine emulsion $55

Chermoula Spiced Lamb Shank - goat cheese mashed potato, roasted baby vegetables, apple cider glace $50

Harissa Chicken - oven roasted chicken, vegetable medley, Cinnamon Couscous, and Saffron Broth $34

Maize-crusted Halibut - vegetables of the moment and tomato-butter sauce $45

Oak-Grilled Filet Mignon Highlight Item - pole beans, spoon bread and South African Red Wine Sauce $51

Vegetable and Tofu Sambusas - Mint-Coconut Chutney, Coriander-Tamarind Yogurt, and Saffron-Cashew Rice $30

Garam Marsala-spiced Sea Scallops - Warm Applewood bacon and spinach salad, fennel-Carolina gold pilau $41

Nigerian-spiced Pork Shank - roasted baby brussels sprouts, ancient grains risotto, and apple butter $40

Botswana-Style Seswaa Beef Short Rib - Cassava-potato puree, sambal, and mushrooms $48
Side Dishes

8 oz. Cold Water Lobster Tail - Madagascar vanilla bean butter poached lobster, preserved lemon $29

Braai Macaroni & Cheese - Chakalaka, house-made Boerewors sausage, Provolone, Fontina, Gruyere, Asiago $14

Senegalese Benachin - Carolina gold rice, black-eyed peas, caramelized onions $7

Desserts at Jiko

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It is difficult to pick a favorite dessert at Jiko, but it is a close call between the innovative Granadilla Melktart and the Pistachio Layer Cake. Or even the Malva Pudding - it's a difficult choice.

Valrhona Chocolate Mousse and Hazelnut Dacquoise Cake - Ghana chocolate glaze, fresh strawberries, and micro basil $12

Granadilla Melktart - passion fruit, orange-cardamom custard, coconut cremeux, bubble sugar $11

Ghanaian Chocolate and Kenyan Coffee Pot de Creme - almond creme with almond crunch and raspberries $11

Malva Pudding - amarula creme, wild amarena cherries, toasted meringue and brandied cherry ice cream $13

Pistachio Layer Cake - dark chocolate mousse, Morello cherry-honey compote, Piri Piri dessert salt $11

Artisan Cheese Selection

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