Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 30, 2009
    Debbie from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. ? about dining. Wondering about Cali. Grill or Jiko for a family of 4 boys, all but 1 are teens? Any thoughts? Love Le Cellier ,looking for another steak place. Have heard great things about both, trying to choose. Thanks for the help.

    Hi, Debbie!  Just reading your question made me drool over the filet mignon and macaroni and cheese at Jiko in the Animal Kingdom Lodge!  It is, in my opinion, the best meal, anywhere on Walt Disney World property!  I love this restaurant, and the opportunity to enjoy the savanna and the animals before or after you dine.  Meat eaters would probably also really like the short ribs and braised pork shank.  Melt in your mouth delicious!

    The California Grill is also an excellent choice, although for food, I personally prefer Jiko.  I love the sushi options at California Grill, and they have an excellent lobster risotto, which is one of my favorite meals. 

    You can't go wrong with either, and while I think I notice more children at Jiko, your boys would likely be just fine at California Grill as well. 

    Either way, I hope you have a fabulous meal and a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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