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When we’re spending time at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, we love to have dinner at the Yak and Yeti Restaurant.

Tree of Life Animal Kingdom

This place has that perfect blend of Asian-inspired cuisine that I enjoy while providing some familiar options for the pickier people in your party. Since it’s part of the Landry’s family of restaurants, you can also use your Landry’s Select Card benefits. Read on to learn more about our last visit!

The Landry’s Select Card

By the way, if you don’t have a Landry’s Select Card, you’re really missing out, especially at Disney. I’m not an affiliate for them or anything, but we use the card at least once per year. To become a member, you pay a $25 fee that you can use at their restaurants. You also get a $25 birthday reward each year, and that’s like getting a meal for free. You get a period of time surrounding your birthday to use the benefit, so you don’t have to use it on the exact day of your birth. Another great feature is that when you show the card, you are bumped to the top of the line for seating. I still make an Advance Dining Reservation or ADR at Disney since we go during the busy summer season, but we use that perk in Branson, Missouri, at Saltgrass.

There are other locations in Disney that accept the Landry’s Select Card. At Disney Springs, you can use it at T-Rex or Rainforest Cafe. There is also a Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom; it’s pretty cool because it is right at the gate and has its own entrance to the park.

The Atmosphere at Yak and Yeti

Yak and Yeti Restaurant Animal Kingdom

The atmosphere in Yak and Yeti is a lot of fun.

Yak and Yeti Animal Kingdom

It feels like the local Chinese place in town, but since it’s Disney, the details are amazing.

Yak and Yeti Restaurant Animal Kingdom

It’s definitely fun to look around.

Yak and Yeti Restaurant Animal Kingdom

For this visit, we were seated on the upper level. Our table was next to the railing, so we had a birdseye view of the dining area below.

Yak and Yeti Restaurant Animal Kingdom

The Food at Yak and Yeti

On thing Kristin likes about the T-Rex, Rainforest Cafe, and Yak and Yeti is the Icee in a collectible cup. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up with quite the collection at home that you’ll have to thin out occasionally. At Yak and Yeti, the  Amanda the Panda Cup was on the menu.

Yak and Yeti Animal Kingdom

An Icee sure hits the spot on a hot summer day at Disney!

Yak and Yeti Restaurant Animal Kingdom

She was also happy to order her familiar chicken strips from the kids’ menu.

Yak and Yeti Animal Kingdom

If you’re familiar with Landry’s restaurants, especially at Disney, you may be familiar with the Kobe beef hamburger on the menu. This is one of Jeff’s favorite hamburgers anywhere. He likes his plain.

Yak and Yeti Animal Kingdom

I tried something with some Asian flair. I had the Teriyaki chicken the pineapple, pepper, and onion skewer over coconut-ginger rice.

Yak and Yeti Animal Kingdom

Our food was delicious; we didn’t have room for dessert. Our dinner was the perfect fuel for exploring Animal Kingdom after dark for the first time.

Yak and Yeti is a great choice of a table service restaurant for families at Animal Kingdom. In the summer, an indoor restaurant can be just what you need to cool off enough to keep exploring and make memories. Some of the places in Animal Kingdom may be a little exotic for kids, so this could be a great option. Keep Yak and Yeti in mind for your next trip!

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  1. Yak & Yeti is definitely on my list of restaurants to try. I think I will give it a go this fall. Thanks for sharing!

    • Love the Landry’s card tip. What a great benefit! Thanks for the information!

  2. We love Yak and Yeti – the Ahi Tuna nachos are my favorite meal. We also LOVE the Landry’s card – have used it on so many trips!

  3. The decor here look awesome. I would love to look around. You can never go wrong with a panda icee!

  4. I am always amazed at how much research and detail Disney puts into their parks. It truly is awe-some.

  5. Asian fusion is fun especially with themed decor. I bet with extra bit of magic at Disney. Haven’t eaten here yet but looks like they have something for everyone in the family.

  6. This looks like a blast. I would have definitely gone with an Asian dish too to match the theme.

  7. I think this is the only restaurant at the Animal Kingdom that I haven’t tried yet. But now I feel like I definitely have to next time I’m down there!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this! We had walked by it during our last visit and thought of stopping but changed our mind. Now I know I need to stop next time!

  9. Taci- Life Beyond Zebra Reply

    Looks like a cool dining experience! I love places that go the extra mile!

  10. We love Animal Kingdom. We got to be on the African Safari just as the sun was setting, it was amazing. The animals were just getting up and walking around. Their dining experiences are super cool too. Disney always goes the extra mile to coordinate its themed restaurants with their theme parks. Plus Disney is great with food allergies.

  11. I haven’t heard of Yak and Yeti restaurant before. It looks yummy. I will have to check it out the next time we are there.

  12. We went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom the first year it opened. We’ve been thinking about a return trip after all of these years. I’ll definitely put Yak And Yeti to our list: that Teriyaki chicken looks amazing!

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