One of the best things I’ve had from Yak & Yeti was the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. I was worried I was going to be disappointed with this when I ordered it. So many times when you order an entrée salad, you can easily be let down, either the portion size, or greens, or dressing is just not right. Well, I was so pleasantly surprised when our waitress brought my salad. It looked amazing. Exactly what I was in the mood for, it was hot outside and I just wanted something light and tasty.
The seasoning on the Ahi was so good, it actually tasted a little like a steak. The ginger was fresh and the dressing was perfectly complimentary to the salad. The greens were abundant, no iceberg lettuce to be found. Fresh veggies all mixed in like carrots, sprouts and more. I did find a couple tiny specks of wilted lettuce but it was 99% perfect. The salad was HUGE, big enough to share. Next time I’ll probably have them hold the wonton bits.
This is our ‘go to’ meal, when we come here we usually both get the Mahi Mahi, but this time I got the salad, and my husband got the usual. They do an excellent job on this dish, it’s crispy but not greasy. I love mahi, it’s one of my favorite fish because it’s just not that fishy at all, it has a firmer texture too like cod. The sauce, veggies, and rice go well with the fish, it may not be the healthiest meal since the fish is fried, but you have to splurge every once in a while.
Speaking of splurging, they have the most delicious wok-fried green beans too with a sweet-spicy dipping sauce. We always split an order, they are just that good. And don’t even get me started on dessert, their cream cheese wontons with grilled pineapple and strawberries with small serving of vanilla ice cream is also a real winner, the pineapple is fantastic. We’ve heard some good things about their mango pie, I haven’t tried it yet, but it always comes highly recommended by the staff.
Yak & Yeti is located in Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you do need park tickets in order to eat here. It’s located in the land of Asia, follow the signs that point that way. The restaurant is decorated with authentic Asia furniture, statues, decorations, carvings, and more. They will usually tell you this when you are being seated, and they also invite you to look around the place, there is an upstairs too if you feel like looking around.
If you prefer to eat a casual meal or just have appetizers, drinks, or desserts, you could also eat right at the bar. It’s small and seats maybe 6-8 people total. The bartenders are usually very friendly. They have Kirin Ichiban on draft, and their prices seem reasonable – for Disney prices!
If you have a Landry’s Card, you get points for dining here. A Landry’s card is also beneficial if you dine at T-Rex, Rainforest Café, and dozens of other places around the USA. It costs $25 to join their club, and they will credit you $25 towards your next meal at one of their participating locations. It’s worth it to join because they also give you a $25 gift during the month of your birthday, in addition to loyalty rewards that you earn ($250 spent gets you another $25 reward) you will also get what they call priority seating, at busy times you can walk-in and get seated faster than someone else without the card. If you are in a group of people and no one else has a Landry’s card, you can use yours and get the points from the whole group.