Scale the mountain if:
- Pan-Asian is your comfort food
- You can’t get enough Safari Amber
- You can’t stop saying “Yak and Yeti – Yak and Yeti”
Fire your Sherpa if:
- The thought of a Landry’s restaurant turns you off
- You refuse to pay more than $5 for Asian noodles
- The word Yak makes you want to yak
“Yak and Yeti – Yak and Yeti” I scream every time we pass the restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Charlie likely got sick of this and made us a reservation so that I would stop obsessing. Sit-down meals in Animal Kingdom aren’t that common because people usually come for the attractions in the park early and leave by 3 to go to Epcot to get something to eat. Animal Kingdom closes by 8 so the animals can go to sleep, so our 7:30 reservation got us out after the park had closed.
Animal Kingdom is known for the Tree of Life, a 14-story tree with 325 animals carved into its trunk and branches (supposedly including a hidden Mickey). Lots of people like Animal Kingdom for seeing really cool animals like Tigers, Lions, and Hippos. Charlie likes Animal Kingdom for the Safari Amber Beer.
Safari Amber is a beer brewed EXCLUSIVELY for Animal Kingdom and is only available in the park and hotel (and at the African outpost in Epcot). It’s a unique American Amber/Red Ale and is pretty much Charlie’s new favorite beer. He’s vowed to have at least two every time we visit Animal Kingdom. So, if you’re looking for a new beer-sperience, Safari Amber at Yak and Yeti should take care of that. If you’re looking to take ridiculous pictures, Yak and Yeti is good for that, too.
The awesome Indiana Jones hat was also purchased at Animal Kingdom, clearly making me hard-core and also afraid of snakes. While waiting to be seated, the pull from the “crush your own penny for 51 cents” machine was too strong for Charlie to resist.
We were actually surprised to find out the restaurant was not owned by Disney, but Landry’s Seafood. Our awesome Disney discount card didn’t work, but we opted to purchase a $25 Landry’s card, which gives us a $25 Landry’s gift certificate (why even bother with charging for the card?) and gives us priority seating at places like Rainforest Cafe (where it is otherwise a two hour wait). The food was high quality, but it definitely was a Landry’s high quality rather than Disney high quality.
The seafood curry tasted EXACTLY like a recent Blue Apron meal. Seriously, if you think it looks delicious, just go make this: http://www.blueapron.com/recipes/thai-shrimp-soup-with-coconut-lemongrass-red-curry Everything was standard deliciousness until the dessert…..
Mango pie was one of the most outstanding desserts I have had at Disney. It is made with real mango rather than flavor additives. It is as good as you imagine. Pie makes a happy Shaina. YAK AND YETI! Final Grade: B+ / A- (with Safari Amber and mango pie)