Yak and Yeti???

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by jenhelgren, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. jenhelgren

    jenhelgren DIS Veteran

    Mar 13, 2010
    How is the food at Yak and Yeti??? TS vs CS?? Is the CS similiar to Panda Express?? Is the TS food that much better or just actually a sit down meal? There is a huge price difference for our family of 4 to do TS vs CS, so I wanted some opinions on the food quality and quantity!! Are the portions large at the TS?-maybe we could split some meals since we tend to eat lighter in the middle of the day in the parks.........
  2. MaggieBailey

    MaggieBailey Mouseketeer

    Nov 26, 2010

    DH and I have never eaten at the CS, but we always plan to eat at least once S Yak & Yeti. It really is good... ! It's his favorite place, and the portions are quite large. I don't think its at all like Panda Express (but then again I don't care for PE, and love Y&Y :) ) The quality each time we have eaten there was great, as was the service. It's also really neat inside!! The pineapple cream cheese wontons for dessert are SO good! Mmm....
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  4. Maggie Lizer

    Maggie Lizer DIS Veteran

    Feb 2, 2012
    I think I read Y&Y is owned by the Landry Corp., like Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex, although I might be mistaken.

    Never been, but from the photos, the sit-down looks comperable to P F Changs, IMHO.
  5. j71

    j71 Earning My Ears

    Jan 29, 2012
    We ate at both the CS and TS last September 2011...Same day.

    I wasnt all that thrilled with the CS in all honesty...Not sure why but if I had to rate it I would give it a 4/10!

    We had ressies for TS Dinner later in the evening...I tried like all heck to get my wife to cancel but she wouldnt....and I am glad she didnt!

    Turned out to be one of the better meals we had the whole trip! I dont know why but each of us (Me, wife 3 kids) loved the food! 2/3 kids order from the regular menu (not kids menu) and we were all very satisifed! I would give it a solid 8.5/10!
  6. Kgroo

    Kgroo Mouseketeer

    Mar 16, 2006
    We love the TS - it is great to be able to take a break out of the heat and the restaurant is really well themed. Portions are probably big enough to share especially if you got an appetizer also.
  7. Pakey

    Pakey DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2007
    The counter service is similar to Panda Express.

    I think the table service food is not quite as good as PF Changs. The portions are huge.
  8. jenhelgren

    jenhelgren DIS Veteran

    Mar 13, 2010
    Thanks for all the input!! We will definately just do the TS now and not the CS. They are owned my Landry's and accept their gift cards at both locations, so I think a sit down meal will be our best choice for the day. I also plan on ordering one entree for my kids to share now that I know the portions are so large. Thanks again!
  9. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000
    Our Ratings of Yak & Yeti Table Service // Quick Service: (7/21/2012)
    . . . food price value: D // C
    . . . food quality: C // C
    . . . food quantity per serving: B // C
    . . . food prep speed: B // B
    . . . food selection: C // C
    . . . seating quantity: C // B
    . . . seating comfort: C // C
    . . . eatery atmosphere: C // C
    . . . eatery convenience: D // D
    . . . staff friendliness: B // B
    . . . staff attentiveness: D // C
    . . . character interaction: n/a // n/a

    NOTE: Yak & Yeti is another eatery from the folks that
    brought you T-Rex & Rain Forest Cafe. The service is average
    or below, as servers are overworked, just like at T-Rex and
    RFC. The TS food is way overpriced for the quality and quantity,
    even for a Disney eatery. The Mahi-Mahi was not worth $23,
    and Chicken Lo Mein not worth $18 (plus, it was "American
    Style" lo mein). Add another to our "not recommended" list.
    The QS is better than the TS, but still not overly impressive.
  10. DizzDoll

    DizzDoll DIS Veteran

    May 11, 2007
    We ate at the TS this year for the second time and once again thoroughly enjoyed it. We had the shrimp/steak dinner, and although the shrimp tempura is basic, the steak was cooked to perfection. We also had the wok fried stringbeans and they were devoured in seconds. The dipping sauce had just enough of a bite without an aftertaste or repeating for the rest of the day!! We had both meals (ts and cs) last year and we thought the cs was comparable to a Golden Jade (strip mall Chinese). Our waiter was talkative and attentive without being over the top and have no complaints regarding service. The inside of the restaurant i filled with antiques and is simply charming to the point you'd want to linger over desert and coffee (or tea) just for the ambiance. Last year we ate upstairs by the window and had a great view, this year we sat downstairs by the window and still had a great view. Supposedly there's a gift shop (where ISN'T there a gift shop???) but we didn't see it nor did we really look for it.
  11. Hoolie99

    Hoolie99 Earning My Ears

    Jun 25, 2012
    We just ate at yak and yeti table service a few hours ago. I was really surprised. I had miso glazed salmon and it was really very delicious. Service was efficient, we were seated right away. Dessert was also really good. It might be my new favorite one credit table service meal. You should not think of it as Chinese food but rather (slightly) Asian influenced American food.
  12. hgeisler

    hgeisler DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2012
    That's my opinion as well.
  13. nebdisneyfan

    nebdisneyfan Earning My Ears

    Aug 28, 2012
    We eat at Y&Y each time we go to AK. Is it the beat Asian food I've ever had? No. But it's not the worst, either. It's great to go inside and take a break from the heat. We've never had service issues there. My absolute favorite thing there is the MANGO PIE. I absolutely love it and I crave it in between WDW trips!


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