Originally, we had no plans on going to the Yak & Yeti this trip. We had reservations to eat there in January 2011. However, during a visit to the Animal Kingdom park with my mom and brother, we decided to check it out, since we had no plans for lunch. I was a little leery since we didn’t have an ADR and I hadn’t notified them of my food allergies, but I figured it would be OK, since most places can easily accommodate it. In addition, I knew that Asian-inspired food should have minimal amounts of dairy, which would be helpful. We also didn’t know if we’d have to wait, but lo and behold they had a table ready (and this was at noon too!). I have to say, on a side note, that the decor was great. The Landry’s restaurants (like Rainforest Cafe) have great attention to detail and this was no exception. I loved the ambiance and it really did fit in perfectly with the Asia area of DAK where it’s located.
Top floor dining room at Yak & Yeti
Modified “Tempura” shrimp
The frozen lemonade I had for dessert was the Nestle frozen lemonade, so no surprises there. I wish the sorbet they had didn’t have dairy in it. That’s disappointing!
Overall, it was good, but not great. I would definitely go again, although it’s not on my to do list. We actually canceled our Jan. ADR so I can eat at 50’s Prime Time again, but I would definitely eat at Yak & Yeti again. I’m pleased that they could easily accommodate me (although I am still surprised by the coconut milk / dairy comment) and fit me in without an ADR. However, I would definitely make sure you make reservations and note your allergies ahead of time; the chefs may be able to make better arrangements ahead of time for you! I’d give this restaurant a 7 out of 10. Solid meal, tasty and filling, and the service was very good.