Jiko Named One of the Nation's Best Wine Restaurants

Congratulations are in order to Jiko - The Cooking Place for making Wine Enthusiast magazine's top 100 list of best wine and fine dining restaurants in the United States.

The Animal Kingdom Lodge's African-inspired restaurant boasts an impressive, award-winning wine list that features a large collection of South African vintage wines.

A few more Florida restaurants made the list as well, including Prime One Twelve in South Beach, Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Bern's Steak House in Tampa, Baires Grill in South Beach and Angle Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach.

The complete list can be found in the August 2011 edition of Wine Enthusiast which is on newsstands now.

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F grant wrote on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 00:25:

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YES, the wine list is fantastic but the food and SERVICE has gone downhill..

We visited Jiko on Valentine's Day while staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Jiko hands down was out most favorite restaurant while staying on Disney property. We have eaten at Jiko at least 5-6 times in past years and the food and service was outstanding. I wish I could say the same about past experience! First off let me say the restaurant was busy but not a lot of people waiting when we were seated. We waited a long time for the waiter to come to our table. He seemed to have more tables than he was able to handle. We asked for his recommendation on the two fish dishes. He told us NOT to get the coffee dusted grouper that it was about 50/50 as to people's liking. He suggested the Maize dusted corvina; so we went with his recommendation. I have to say this was the most boring meal I have eaten at a fine dining Disney Restaurant in years!!! It had no flavor or seasoning at all. At no time during our meal did the server come over and ask how our meal was!!!! When we seemed to be finished he asked if we wanted a box and we told him that we were disappointed with our meals. Since we don't eat meat were felt limited in our fish options. If Jiko is going to offer fish as an entree it needs to be at the level of their other entrees. I was very disappointed in the service and our meal at Jiko and I don't think I will be returning there anytime soon or recommend this restaurant.

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