Another restaurant I was excited to try whilst in Walt Disney World last Summer was Yak & Yeti restaurant in Animal Kingdom. We had eaten from the quick service area of Yak & Yeti during our very first trip to Disney, but never in the restaurant.
Being on the Dining Plan this time around it seemed daft not to try it. We love Chinese as a family as were all looking forward to trying out the menu.
The restaurant has a medium-sized waiting area that we found to be very crowded even at a non peak time of 4.30pm dinner. Once inside the restaurant however, we realised how large it was. On two levels we were seated upstairs and near a window which gave us a lovely view into the park.
Our server started off brilliantly asking for drinks orders. I spotted a berry daiquiri that I really wanted to try so ordered that, but when I was drinking it I couldn’t taste any alcohol.I mentioned it at the end of the meal and it turned out I received a non alcoholic version which didn’t matter and I hadn’t been charged for the alcohol so all was well.
The menu was vast and contained plenty of options for even the fussiest of eaters. Abby chose a lovely sweet and sour chicken, and I went against the grain and ordered the ribs as I really fancied them. In hindsight I wish I had stuck to something more traditional for the restaurant, but the ribs were plentiful and very tasty.
We were asked if we were on the Dining plan before ordering and this is where the service went downhill for us unfortunately. We waited a very long time for our drinks and then our meals. Tables around us were being served quite quickly, and our waitress was paying a lot of attention to a very large table near us, yet she wasn’t their server. We could only deduce that she thought she had better chance of tips with a bigger table than us.
We really couldn’t fault the food at all, and the prices are very reasonable, especially if you’re paying out of your own pocket. The atmosphere in Yak & Yeti was pleasant, and despite being left alone by our server we really enjoyed our meal and would definitely return again in the future.
We just about managed to fit in dessert!
We have also enjoyed eating at
- Be Our Guest
- Crystal Palace
- Tusker House
- Garden Grill
- Hoop De Doo Revue
- Trails End
- Via Napoli
- Cinderella’s Royal Table
- Rainforest Cafe