Yak & Yeti Restaurant

21 ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
66% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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First off, this is NOT a Disney owned restaurant; it is owned by the Landry Group (same people who own Rainforest Cafe). Secondly, I didn't realize this and if I had, would not have eaten here. I have celiac disease and true allergies to soy and tree nuts. At Animal Kingdom I have a hard time finding food at a quick service because I also cannot eat meat as it triggers terrible migraines. So I normally eat soy free, gluten free, vegan. So I was happy when I asked a hostess at the Yak and Yeti if I could eat at the Cafe that she said yes - the chef will come out, take my order and take special precautions with my meal - just like the other Disney quick service locations. The chef made me seasoned vegetables and rice in it's own allergy container. I sat down with my husband and ate two bites of food - but almost instantly my stomach started cramping. I stopped eating, got myself a coke to hopefully help with symptoms (it normally will help with minor allergy symptoms), but 30 minutes later and I was feeling light headed, clammy and my tongue and entire bottom portion of my face was numb. Luckily I am okay after taking 2 courses of Benadryl, but with how much I reacted, I can only conclude that most likely my food contained a lot of an allergen. I normally do not leave bad reviews like this, but I want other people to also be cautious if they have allergies and are thinking about eating here. It is clear that the kitchen did not do what they needed to ensure my food was safe. I'm not sure how well that translates to safe food for celiacs either.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
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Not celiac

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They had a separate menu for gluten sensitive. Very knowledgeable staff. Just note that there is no GF fried food here, they don't have a dedicated fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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An amazing dining experience! Told our server that I had an allergy and the chef came out to speak with me about my options off of the allergy menu. The chef was so kind- I ordered the sweet and sour chicken and he offered to coat the chicken in cornstarch and fry it in a dedicated fryer so I could have that "crunch" that regular sweet and sour chicken has. It was delicious!! Will definitely be back here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Dessert

Categories

  • Asian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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GF Sweet and Sour Chicken w/jasmine rice
Food and drinks were amazing and did not get sick
Chef came to speak to us, very confident, they use a dedicated fryer for fries. Currently eating, will update once I for sure don't get sick
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Gf veggie stir fry with rice noodles
Quick service lunch- Korean barbq
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They had a gluten free menu with lots of options. They also had gluten free soy sauce! I really enjoyed my sweet and sour chicken and will definitely eat there again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Most staff were not knowledgeable. Had to ask for allergy menu at least 5 times before someone located one. Took another 20 minutes for chef to appear, and when he did, acted like taking my order was huge inconvenience. Food was less than mediocre.

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Chef speaks to you, very knowledgable, delicious, did not get sick, 6/5 stars if I could

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Great experience! The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about GF. The sweet and sour chicken was very tasty off the GF menu!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The house salad, along with tofu vegetable story was PERFECT!!! Jenna made the experience special. The chef came out and help make sure my meal was both gluten free and dairy free. MUST GO

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Delicious meal! Chef came out and talked with me, advised what I could have. They have a gluten free menu as well! Everything was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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A good-sized GF menu and a dedicated GF wok. Had the vegetable stir fry with chicken and felt fine. The portions are HUGE, so you may want to share. They even have a few dessert options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Amazing! Complete gluten free menu. It's very busy during lunch so be sure to make a reservation. I had the yummiest veggie stir fry with rice noodles and no reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Too much waiting even a Wednesday. Host aren't friendly but the rest of the staff is great. The chef will come to you and fix pretty much any dish. Ohh once you give your name to the host ask after a couple minutes how much wait you have still as they sometimes forget to put you down for a table even when they said they did put you down(we realized that the 20 min waiting got into 40 before we realized that

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Love it here! Chef will help accommodate and can make many dishes gf. Delicious enough for us to come back twice this trip.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was just ok. Service needs improving. However the chef comes out to the table to talk about GF options. I was expecting a lot more at a Disney restaurant.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Even the quick serve had multiple options. I got the Korean barbq. Fantastic!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The executive chef came to the table to discuss menu options and was present when ordering to ensure the order was GF. Then brought the food out boosting confidence that it was the correct order. And the Food was tasty!! GF dessert available too

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Server was really friendly and brought chef out to table, who was also super friendly and told me he could basically accommodate everything on the menu with some modifications. I got the lo mein with rice noodles and chicken, then flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Both delicious with no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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