Recently my friend Ashley gifted me a tour at Animal Kingdom (more coming on that soon) so I decided to grab us a last minute reservation at Yak & Yeti.
This was my second time eating here. I very much enjoy it but there isn’t much on the menu I would order, hence it being on the picky eater review.
Last time I ate there was about a year ago and I ordered a Lo Mein dish which was really good. This time around I decided to get something different but still really simple. I kind of wish I tried something else to be honest. But before I get to the actual food review let me tell you a little about the restaurant itself.
Yak & Yeti is located in Asia inside of Animal Kingdom and is technically not a Disney restaurant. It’s actually owned by Landry’s. But putting that info aside it very much feels like a one of a kind Disney restaurant. The theming is on point and fits well with the Asian theme outside it’s doors.
I didn’t get many pictures of the inside. I feel very weird snapping photos of the inside of restaurants, especially this one since it’s not very large and you can’t get a photo without a person in it.
Now on to the food & drink! (Quick side note – this restaurant has horrible lighting lol so sorry for the trash photos.)
As you can see from the menu above, this place is $$$ just like most Disney restaurants.
I decided to just get one of their special sodas which taste like seltzer water. I ordered the passion fruit flavor which was pretty good. I don’t have a photo because it’s served in a normal clear cup and just looked like Sprite.
Ashley however ordered the Pink Himalayan which is: Tanqueray Gin, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, Passion Fruit & Lemon Grass Flavors, Salt Rim. I tried a little sip and can tell you that it was delightful!
Both my friend and I ordered a starter and a main dish. I went for the Firecracker Shrimp and she ordered the Pork Pot Stickers. We shared each so I can report on both!
The Firecracker Shrimp was SO GOOD. I’m not a huge seafood person but shrimp has been growing on me. Particularly fried shrimp but I’ve tried others. This was very very lightly fried and they were little baby shrimp. The sauce on them was great, and the perfect amount of spice. It was served on a pretty normal salad but it added to the dish.
The Pot Stickers were pretty normal but were equally delicious. Not much to report on these, if you’ve had pot stickers you’ve had these pretty much. If it adds to it, Ashley said she would have rather ordered the Firecracker Shrimp also.
For my main dish I ordered the Orange Chicken with Jasmine Rice. This was pretty standard, which is why I wish I ordered something else. It was still very good and extremely filling.
They serve a smaller portion of this downstairs at the quick service under Yak & Yeti. So if you wanted to give it a try, I say try it there but keep in mind that it’s not entirely the same. The pieces of chicken you get in the meal are MUCH bigger than at the quick service.
Ashley ordered the Shrimp Lo Mein and it looked just as good as the Chicken Lo Mein I ordered last year and they really give you so much of it. You could easily share a Lo Mein dish between two people.
Now, I think everyone should give this place a try. It’s always booked and really hard to get a reservation, which means everyone loves it. I haven’t had a bad item yet. But my overall review is it’s just very pricey Asian cuisine that you could get elsewhere for less, so I’ll leave it at that and let you decide if you want to give it a try.