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Disney World Restaurant Review: Jiko

Oh, Jiko. So delicious and such a shame because I was feeling so terrible the day we ate here! It was our last meal in our Dining Plan which made the price easier to swallow. Jiko is in the Animal Kingdom Lodge and focuses on traditional African, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisine. It is a little on the pricer side with an average price of $35 – $60 per person. Also, be prepared that is only open for dinner so be sure to make a reservation! 

Again, we were on the Deluxe Dining Plan so we each got an appetizer, entree, and dessert! I’m so glad we did this for half the week but man is it a TON of food. I got one of the yummiest flatbreads I’ve ever eaten though. It was duck, strawberries, arugula, and bleu cheese($13). I loved this because it had subtle bleu cheese and didn’t overwhelm the whole flatbread. 

The Beard opted for their Grilled Wild Boar Tenderloin ($19) which is served on the rarer side and it so delicious. Yes, Baby O had wild boar at the ripe old age of 9 months. I think she enjoyed it just as much as her dad did. 

For dinner, I got one of the steak options which is no longer on the menu. But, they now have an oak-grilled filet ($49) which I can assume is just as delicious! Jiko has an amazing wine selection and I would definitely take them up on their pairings. If I hadn’t been feeling so ill, I would have enjoyed several glasses. 

The Beard loved his Wagyu Strip Loin ($49) and for good reason. It was flavorful, cooked perfectly and came with some yummy veggies. One of their common side dishes is bobotie macaroni and cheese which has ingredients like beef, elk, curry spice, onions, dried apricots, golden raisins, and/or Marcona almonds folded into it. 

This dessert was so cool. The Kilimanjaro ($11) features Tanzanian Chocolate Mousse, Pistachio Financier, Pink Peppercorn Meringue, Cacao Nib Crunch, Ras el Hanout Pineapples. It was pretty decadent and totally insta-worthy. 

And, last but not least, the strawberry shortcake ($11)! This dessert features local Florida strawberries, lavender scones, Swiss milk chocolate and cubeb peppercorns. I love this one and it’s super interesting flavors. I think that’s what I liked best about Jiko, it features flavors that we don’t typically have in Ohio and that’s what is so fun about Disney World. What is your favorite item at Jiko? 

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