Yak & Yeti Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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 Our "Go To" restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom is usually Rainforest Cafe, but this last visit we decided to try some place different. We decided on Yak & Yeti, the table service restaurant. There is also a Yak & Yeti quick service option next door. 

Yak & Yeti is located in the Asia section of Animal Kingdom.

The story behind this restaurant is that it's a hotel set in the Himalayas. The hotel's owner has collected many artifacts from his travels and has them displayed all over the hotel ( the restaurant). So be sure to walk around the restaurant and check them out. 

We arrived around 11:30 am and did not have a reservation. It was just my sister and I so we thought there might be a good chance they would be able to fit us in.  We were right, but there was going to be a 45 minute wait. 

We took a look inside the restaurant and saw some open seats at the bar.  We asked if we could sit there instead of waiting for a table and we were told yes!

Disney Tip: If you have a small party, don't be afraid to sit at the bar. Sometimes you can be seated immediately or with a shorter wait then waiting for a table. 

 The bartender, who was also our server was very friendly and attentive. 

The type of food here is Pan-Asian.  Most is typical fare you would see at a local Korean or Chinese restaurant. If Asian food is not your thing but you want to experience this unique restaurant, you can get traditional fare like burgers, and steak and shrimp. 

My sister ordered the Dragon Bowl -$27.99 ( Spicy tuna, Dynamite carb, teriyaki salmon, cucumbers, edamame, carrots, mango, tempura crunch over sushi rice)  This was like a big sushi bowl. She really enjoys sushi so she thought this was excellent. 

I ordered the Sweet and Sour Chicken - $22.99  ( Tempura chicken, ginger, garlic, bel peppers, and pineapple) . I'm not a very adventurous eater and this reminded me of  an elevated version of Sweet and Sour chicken that I could get at my local Chinese restaurant, so I was pleased. 

There is a dessert menu here but because we wanted to try some sweet treats throughout the park, we chose not to order anything. 

On our way to the restroom, we did notice that there is an upstairs to this restaurant and dining up there is sometimes an option. 

The theming here is great and seems pretty authentic for the region. It is a little dark and don't expect all the "Disney-ish" details.  This is a great place to get out of the heat, relax a bit,  and enjoy a good meal. I think older kids would like this place, but not sure the younger kids would find it super exciting. 

Over all, I think it is worth trying out if you are trying to check off new restaurants off your list like we are.

                                          Click HERE for the current menu for Yak & Yeti.

Disney Tip: If you are looking for a quick service restaurant, hands down the best one in Animal Kingdom is Flame Tree Barbecue!  Get  the Mac and Cheese and Pulled Pork! 

This was just our personal experience at this Disney restaurant. Menu items and prices may be different during your visit.

Till next time, M & L

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