Jiko — Dinner — Table Service — Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House

By Sarah

*This dining experience took place in December 2016.

Photo Taken by Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW

Jiko: The Cooking Place, a signature table service restaurant, is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. African inspired, it features an upscale menu with unique flavors. I’ve had hit or miss experiences with Jiko, but I had a wonderful experience last fall when dining at the chef’s counter.

Photo Taken by Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW

On this particular occasion, we dined at Jiko for Brandon’s birthday. Last year, we went to Artist Point which was fabulous, but we knew we wanted to do something different this year. We both love the atmosphere and ambiance in Jiko, especially that the restaurant actually changes color throughout your meal, in order to represent an African Sunset.

We went with a medium size group and were seated in the cozy booths in the back of the restaurant.

Jiko carries an allergy-friendly menu, though it’s important to note that you can ask for a chef at any time. I chose to order on the menu, without a chef consult on this visit, though I often do ask to speak with a chef.

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