One of our favorite table service restaurants at Walt Disney World is The Yak and Yeti Restaurant. Located in Asia, it’s very possible to walk right past this eatery – it blends in beautifully with the background and is tucked just off the main path. After you’ve stampeded past it to ride Expedition Everest come back and relax in one of the most well-done hideaways on Disney property.
Hidden In Asia
As you step through the door you are transported away from the hustle and bustle of the park and right into Asia. Heavily decorated with “artifacts”, this two story village house could very well be located at the base of Mount Everest. Think Indiana Jones meets Mulan and there you’ll have it. The waiting area is inside (air conditioning!) and fairly spacious. There is also a full bar you can peruse while you wait for your table. Offering several themed cocktails, you can also have your meal served here.
Not a Pan-Asian fan? The Yak and Yeti menu may just convert you. Featuring everything from lettuce cups to kobe burgers, it shouldn’t be too hard to find something you’ll love. We are yet to have a meal here that we didn’t enjoy but we do tend to be creatures of habit.
The fried green beans almost always make it to our table and of course we have beer and sake. Current favorites include Golden Monkey beer (be careful, this one is 9.5% alcohol, you may only need one!) and Hana Fuji Apple Flavored Sake. If you like frozen drinks, try the Yak Attack – a rum based drink with mango and berry flavors.
Share With A Friend
Several of the entrees are large enough to share, especially if you have an appetizer and plan on dessert. We recommend the crispy honey chicken, chicken tikka masala and the Kobe burger. These dishes set light on your stomach, which is nice on a super hot day when you don’t want to feel stuffed.
For dessert, our number one pick is the fried wontons. It comes shishkabob-style, alternating cream cheese stuffed wontons with pineapple wedges. The skewers (and a generous serving of strawberries) are drizzled with a vanilla honey sauce. You’ll also get a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side which is nice to dip the wontons in if you don’t swallow them in one bite.
Without a reservation, you’ll likely encounter a wait of up to an hour when the park is busy. Want to bypass the line and not be pinned down to an assigned time? Check out the Landry’s card – your server can get you enrolled while you enjoy your meal.
There is a one time fee of $25.00 but you automatically get a $25.00 welcome reward. You will also get a $25.00 credit each year on your birthday. The card pays for itself at your second visit to a Landry’s restaurant. What’s the biggest perk? You can walk right in and be seated within 5 minutes – you are a special guest. Kind of makes you feel like a celebrity, right?
Pro tip: You can also use your Landry’s card at both Rainforest Cafes (located in Animal Kingdom and also Disney Springs) and T-Rex.
The Yak and Yeti Restaurant accepts Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club discounts. It is also included in the Disney Dining Plan.
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