Yak und Yeti
Hofmühlgasse 21, 1060 Wien
http://www.yakundyeti.at (German only)
Looking for something completely different, we decided to try Nepalese food on a Friday night. Yak und Yeti, a cozy place located near the Flakturm Aquarium in Mariahilf, was worth the trip. The courtyard is lovely and quiet, tucked into an apartment complex away from the street and decorated with flags and Buddhist prayer bells. (Photos on the website.)
I am no expert on Nepalese food, but it seems to resemble Indian food except that it is not as spicy, and has more potatoes. We had somosas and spinach/potato dumplings to start, then a mixed vegetable platter including lentils, okra, and more potatoes, and a lamb curry with rice. Dishes are served on an interesting collection of different-sized metal plates for sharing.
It may not have been gourmet quality (like I would know that about Nepalese food, anyway) but it was hearty, affordable, and served with a smile. Our good-sized meal, including two glasses of wine apiece, was about 42 Euros. Hard to beat that in Vienna!
The menu is available on both German and English, however, we realized after a while that the two menus are not the same. If you can read German at all, go for the German menu so you don’t miss any dishes that may be offered. The waitresses do speak English, so you can always ask for recommendations.
Reviewed by Kelly