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    Ive booked jiko but now worried cos it seems really posh and expensive

    has anyone been there?

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    We do enjoy dinner at Jiko`s.
    However like most of the WDW restaurants nowadays, the prices are getting to be ridiculous compared with eating off site.
    Don`t worry about the "posh" issue too much as it`s not stuffy at all. Smart casual attire will be fine.





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    JIKO is our favorite restaurant at WDW, next to V&A. They have a great wine list and we really enjoy the food. There was one time when my DW wasn't feeling too good and she ordered a vegetarian dish called Bunny Chow. She nicknamed it Awful Falafel. Needless to say she hasn't ordered that again.





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    argh our worst restaurant onsite I know people may laugh but there's an African flavour (well yeah) to everything and its *very* expensive in our opinion for what you get

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    I wish I had some experience to share with you, but honestly I've never even been over to Animal Kingdom Lodge. I keep hearing really fantastic things about both Jiko and Boma though, from other travelers, websites, books, etc. So it can't be too bad, right?


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    I've been to Jiko a couple of times. We actually enjoy the apps and desserts better than the entrees. Boma is wonderful and you get to try so many different things.

    I do agree with Slowhand, all the food at WDW is very expensive for what you get.












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    Jiko was wonderful when Annette Grecci Gray was the chef. That was several years back. It's fallen off steadily since she left. The advent of the DDP didn't help. Our last meal there was terrible. Poorly cooked, lousy atmosphere, and poor service. We won't be going back for some time, or until we have it on good authority that they've returned to some level of their former excellence.

    For the money, and for the food, go to Boma instead. You'll have the wide variety, and decent service and the very good wine. It's not inexpensive either, but you won't feel as though you've been lead down the garden path.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 319722, member: 43
    Jiko was wonderful when Annette Grecci Gray was the chef. That was several years back. It's fallen off steadily since she left. The advent of the DDP didn't help. Our last meal there was terrible. Poorly cooked, lousy atmosphere, and poor service. We won't be going back for some time, or until we have it on good authority that they've returned to some level of their former excellence.

    For the money, and for the food, go to Boma instead. You'll have the wide variety, and decent service and the very good wine. It's not inexpensive either, but you won't feel as though you've been lead down the garden path.
    Tink, I will agree with you that it hasn't been the same since Chef Annette left. However, except for the Bunny Chow, we've never had a bad meal there.





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    we've been once, a few years ago before the riddiculous prices. It was nice but i prefer the food at Boma personally














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    We stayed at AKL last trip and noticed that while Boma was totally slammed (as usual) there seemed to be no waiting for Jiko...hmmmm no wonder!










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