Slightly overshadowed by the cuisine of its bigger neighbours India and China, Nepalese cuisine is hard to come by in the North of England, but down on Goodramgate in York City Centre it has its time to shine. The Yak and Yeti Gurkha Restaurant is decorated in a traditional Nepalese style, and it has close links to the Gurkha Signal Squadron based at York’s Imphal Barracks. We recommend trying some momo (spiced steamed dumplings originating from the Himalayas filled with your choice of vegetable, pork or beef and served with a tomato chutney), before moving on to the Everest lamb (slow-cooked lamb with onions, ginger, garlic, fresh Nepali masala, chilli and coriander). To guarantee a table at The Yak and Yeti Gurkha Restaurant, make a reservation in advance!
AMAZING food. It was a quiet Wednesday night but staff very attentive, food quickly served, great choice of food and drink. Not rushed and great value for money.
Booked this restaurant as we were staying in York for the weekend. Glad we did, as when we got there it was completely full. Food was delicious, we had the set meals, one meat and one vegetarian. It came out on the plate with all the dishes in small bowls and a dome of rice, a popadom and chutney. All really tasty. We will definitely return when we are in York next.
Great food and service at the Yak and Yeti. We really enjoyed eating here. There was lots of great dishes to choose from. Would definitely recommend!
Great atmosphere, staff very friendly and the food is to die for ! You won't be disappointed if you visit here. Best to book though.
Amazing food! The combination of flavours in this Nepalese restaraunt were a unique sesnsation for the taste buds. Great setting with pictures of the mountians decorating the walls. There is even the chance to sit at traditinal tables on the floor (which we will be requesting on our return visit!) The team there were brilliant and even after a very busy night took the time to thank us for choosing to spend my partners birthday there and even treated him to a birthday cake! That really topped off a brilliant experience. We will be returning with friends and family in the up and coming months! I highly recommend you give ut a try!
Very enjoyable meal at The Yak and Yeti Gurkha Restaurant. Friendly staff and quick service. Nepalese Pork Ribs and Lamb Momo to start were fantastic. The Annapurna Chicken was a little on the spicy side but tasty nonetheless, and I particularly enjoyed the salmon curry (Malekhuko Macha). I'd definitely come back!
Hands down, this is the best Nepalese I’ve ever had, and definitely one of the - if not THE, best places to eat in York. We’ve been here several times now, and every time the food is exceptional and the service is fantastic. We love the Streamed Pork Momo, the Malekhuko Macha, the Annapurna Chicken and the Maasai Dahl in particular. With cheerful and warm decor, this place packs out, so be sure to book in advance. Can’t recommend highly enough!
A real hidden gem. We enjoyed a wonderful birthday night meal here with beautiful food and attentive staff. Only a small venue however clever table placement resulted in us having an intimate meal for two even though the restaurant was full. The food is a wonderful fusion of Indian flavours, Chinese textures and of course the unique Nepalese dishes. We will definitely return and have been recommending it to friends. Thank you.
My experience at the Yak and Yeti Gurkha restaurant was incredible. It was recommended to me by a friend and sure didn’t let me down. The staff were all friendly, allowing us to bring our reservation forward by half an hour and also enabling us to swap our table for a seat on the floor. The food was really good - I went for the set meal with red lentils whilst my partner chose a small assortment of dishes. Would definitely recommend!
It is nice occasionally to find something different from the usual Chinese and Indian menus. The Y&Y isn't the easiest to book into and rightly so. The food is delicious and the portion are substantial. Don't order too much first time round - you can always ask for more. The staff make a big effort to assist you with your selections and are extremely courteous. We always try to visit whenever we are in York