Published: July 1, 2013 at 6:46 AMWe have only ordered from the counter service here, and it was on par with Panda Express (overly saucy and generic). It sounds like the sit-down version of the restaurant might actually be worth a try, assuming I can resist the temptation of Flame Tree BBQ.
We rarely spend more than one day in Animal Kingdom during a week-long trip, and the park's shorter hours prevent us from taking the time to sit down for a table service meal (we typically pair a day at DAK with a late evening at either EPCOT or MK).
Published: July 1, 2013 at 6:57 AMEvery time I go to Animal Kingdom, I make sure to eat at Yak and Yeti. Always, always, always go to the sit down part, not the counter service (calling that overpriced Panda Express is pretty accurate.) The sit down restaurant is fantastic. It's pretty expensive, but overall worth it. And, while I am rarely a guy for desert, the Fried Wonton desert is simply perfect.
I am not a fan of DAK, I think it has a severe identity crisis, but this restaurant is great.
Published: July 1, 2013 at 8:13 AMGreat review, and I agree wholeheartedly. I love this place! The themeing is fantastic. Many picture opportunities and very immersive. The food is really good. Try the Duck with Anandapur Glaze, I would never think to order it, but my girlfriend did and I tried a piece and loved it! Also the service I've encountered there was some of the best I've ever had in a sit down. My server was extremely knowledgeable, quick and attentive. And even the staff manager made it a point to come to our table and engage us in a short convo to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. AK may take a lot of knocks, but not for the Y&Y. It's a great dining experience and I'm glad it was added to this beautiful park to help bolster the appeal of spending a full day at AK.
Published: July 1, 2013 at 12:06 PMOh, I loved this column! I had never considered eating in the Yak and Yeti. It seemed too fancy for me. I was intimidated. But you made it sound so accessible and fun. I am DEFINITELY going to try it now. I love beef & broccoli so I am going to be having that too!!!
Published: July 1, 2013 at 12:23 PMI'll echo the comments on the quick service, which turned me off from trying the table service. Perhaps I'll have to try it on my next journey back there.
But the Flame Tree being there makes it doubtful! So good!