Yak and Yeti is a restaurant we go back to time and time again for two reasons. One is the super friendly staff who never fail to put a smile on our faces. And the other is their legendary Vegetable Phuraula, Nepali style spicy vegetable tempura. It’s amazing. This restaurant is super popular with vegetarians for the range of tasty vegan options they have on their menu but you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy them. They are soooo good. And of course they have plenty of carnivorous options too. We usually share one curry and a naan bread and get a range of their fantastic appetisers. Here’s what we had last time.
Generally, they have two Nepali beers available, Mustang, which has a subtle but musky flavour, and Nepali Ice which is crisper and lighter on the tongue. The spicy papadums were a special treat from the restaurant, and went so nicely with that first beer.
“Piro Prawns” – spicy prawns with juicy bell peppers and sweet onions.
“Vegetable Momo” – gyoza-like veggie dumplings served with a spicy sauce.
Those legendary phuraula – crispy cakes of battered vegetables with a chilli sauce. How do they make them? I detect carrot, onion, broccoli and a little bit of… magic!
Palak Panir ko Tarukari – a very smooth spinach and cottage cheese curry which on this occasion we had with cheese naan. Their naan bread is very good.
Ultimately though, it’s not just the food but the atmosphere and the friendly smiles that make Yak and Yeti special. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Yak & Yeti
Open for lunch: 11:30 – 14:45
Open for dinner: 17:00 – 22:00
Closed on Mondays.
Credit cards not accepted.
Location: On the east side of Gokomachi, north of Shijo and south of Nishikikoji.
Here is a MAP.