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ASilmser
03-12-2007, 11:33 AM
I don't know if this is the forum for this thread, or if it belongs in dining (It's kind of a combo, so I'll leave it up to the moderators to decide) But does anyone have any news about the new TS restaurant in AK? I heard that it will be called "The Yak and Yeti" (unconfirmed) but don't know anything about the menu/price range, decor (I would assume it fits with the theming of the area it is in), etc. Can anyone confirm this or add information? Also, It's supposed to open this summer, so are they taking reservations now?

raidermatt
03-12-2007, 01:12 PM
The below is from the press release last year. Since then, The Yak and Yeti (insert yak joke here) has surfaced as the name. Last I heard they had not announced a definite opening date and weren't taking ADRs yet.

Landry's has acquired the majority interest in Schussler Creative's new Asian themed eatery (which is expected to open by summer 2007) inside Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. This Asian-themed restaurant with retail is reminiscent of the western Himalayan foothills in India and Nepal, featuring a rural village called Anandapur in a jungle with a tiny town-like mass at its center. Asia will offer full service table dining, as well as quick service food. This
Asian-Fusion concept will feature Asian decor, complete with Asian antiques, as well as a retail component that will offer Asian goods ranging from Sushi plates to chopsticks and fine teapots.

clkelley
03-12-2007, 02:36 PM
It's owned by Landry's - think Rainforest Cafe with Asian Noodles.

suzimar57
03-15-2007, 12:19 PM
what will the theme be - asian? will the menu be similar to RFC?

raidermatt
03-15-2007, 01:17 PM
Other than "Asisan-fusion", I don't think anything has come out. But Asian-fusion would mean it won't have the same menu as RFC. I certainly hope it won't, given that RFC is right outside the park and accessable to park guests.

MJMcBride
03-15-2007, 07:57 PM
what is asian fusion, anyway?

YoHo
03-15-2007, 08:17 PM
L.A. food

YoHo
03-15-2007, 08:21 PM
I can't find a good explination, it's basically Asian food with non asian ingrediants or vice versa.

CanadianGuy
03-15-2007, 08:30 PM
what is asian fusion, anyway?

L.A. food

That cracked me up.. Cause it's SO true.

Knox:lmao:

StephSFL
03-15-2007, 11:09 PM
SUSHI?!?! Exciting, but by a chain . . . . hmmm! I am just glad a new TS is coming. :banana:

Jason71
03-16-2007, 07:51 AM
"Yak and Yeti"? Because the first rumored name, "Yin and Yak," wasn't stupid enough? Ugh.

raidermatt
03-16-2007, 01:10 PM
Well, at least I think I know what they were thinking

http://yakandyeti.com/

Hotel Yak and Yeti, is a premier five-star deluxe oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. Modern day sophistication greets cultural heritage in the ample grounds of the 100-year-old palace and newly designed structure of the hotel. Find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples and emerald gardens as you remain just moments away from all the shops and adventure of the Kathmandu city, located at Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal.

A 120-superior room hotel with 5 star amenities started it’s operation in 01st September, 1977. After a successful run of 12 years, the need was felt to enhance the hotel’s size and facilities. Now an extension of 150 deluxe rooms and suites have been built to supplement the existing accommodation, bringing the total number of rooms available in the hotel to 270 rooms.


But I still think "yak" just doesn't work stateside.


Side note on Sushi. Maybe I should start a new thread, but I heard a review of the Noodle Station in MK on the Dis Podcast, and they absolutely reamed it.

One of the complaints was that the California Rolls were Publix California Rolls. Literally. They were in the same plastic wrap and had the Publix stamp on them.

That sounds too low for I think even the harshest critics to believe. Can anyone confirm/deny that they do this?

HarambeGuy
03-16-2007, 01:45 PM
But I still think "yak" just doesn't work stateside.


When I was in college, "Yak" was a euphemism (like "Talking to Ralph on the big white telephone") for throwing up - especially in relation to alcohol consumption. Not to appetizing for me.

But whatever. Carry on.

raidermatt
03-16-2007, 05:09 PM
When I was in college, "Yak" was a euphemism (like "Talking to Ralph on the big white telephone") for throwing up - especially in relation to alcohol consumption. Not to appetizing for me.

But whatever. Carry on.

Yes, that's what I meant when I said I didn't think it would work. People are either going to think of tossing cookies or some big hairy goat thing, and I don't see either as being that appetizing.

I just posted the link because I'm sure that's why Disney chose the name.

MJMcBride
03-16-2007, 07:56 PM
L.A. food

oh.....yuck

YoHo
03-17-2007, 02:16 PM
It's become really popular in Blue states everywhere.


Somehow, I don't think Nepalese food resembles Asian Fusion. If anything I would expect more of an Indian influence.

Maybe they're calling it fusion so they can sell Chicken nuggets with red curry spicy 3 dipping sauce

Buzz2001
03-18-2007, 06:54 AM
http://photos-904.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v67/12/63/25002324/n25002324_31851904_6874.jpg

ASilmser
03-18-2007, 12:40 PM
YUM. . . I don't think I would want to be a cast member there and have to deal with the daily jokes about the name (yes sir, that's a good one, I've NEVER heard that before :sad2: ) Should we start a pool and guess how long it will take for the name to change?

MJMcBride
03-18-2007, 07:44 PM
its got to be better than the RF Cafe right?

TheRustyScupper
03-19-2007, 04:02 PM
. . . Maybe they're calling it fusion so they can sell Chicken nuggets with red curry spicy 3 dipping sauce . . .

1) If it were a Disney restaurant, I might agree.
2) They are doing most things at WDW "on the cheap" nowadays.
3) But, this is a Landry restaurant.
4) Agree with the theme or not, they still do a great job.
5) I think it will be fun and a good addition. *

* As long as they continue to keep it non-DDP. I would not like another eatery ruined by becoming a DDP restaurant. Too much of the public just wants volume and mass, and doesn't care about design uniqueness-originality or food quality-style. At the reimbursement rate of DDP, these could not be done at a Landry restaurant.

txdznydude
03-22-2007, 11:24 AM
Found this piece of concept art for the restaurant.http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/2/34016yak_n_yeti.jpgLooks good to me. Can't wait until it opens.

Uncleromulus
03-22-2007, 12:07 PM
I know that some folks were wondering what the dinner hours might be. The AK closes relatively early (6:00 PM some months, some months 5:00 PM).

2Xited4Disney
03-22-2007, 12:50 PM
I know that some folks were wondering what the dinner hours might be. The AK closes relatively early (6:00 PM some months, some months 5:00 PM).

yeah but i think the rainforest cafe is still open. I am sure they will do what the rest of the parks do and have the last seating at closing and have people dine then leave the park

raidermatt
03-22-2007, 01:16 PM
AK's hours are getting longer though. It is currently scheduled to be open until 8pm during spring break and much of the summer.


its got to be better than the RF Cafe right?
Its the same company, so I wouldn't expect it to be better. Maybe it will be, but I can't think of a reason to expect it to be.