About Yak & Yeti
Nepalese and Indian in Newington
The Yak and Yeti Restaurant is a Newington Road venue which offers the spicy best of both Nepalese and Indian cooking. It is a cosy and simply decorated space which has long attracted Edinburgh curry fans who want to look beyond the most well trodden pathias and bhoonas. As well as couples, families and celebrating groups, The Yak and Yeti is popular with diners looking for a meal before shows at the Queen’s Hall or Summerhall.
Authentic Himalayan cuisine
The Yak and Yeti’s menus encourage diners to combine old Indian favourites such as chicken pakora with Nepalese specialities such as the pudina gosht – lamb marinated in mint and cooked with traditional Nepalese herbs and spices. As a rough rule of thumb, Nepalese dishes tend to use more fresh herbs and be more delicately aromatic than their Indian counterparts. They generally use less ghee and may be lighter.
Highly recommended Nepalese dishes include the aloo tareko, a sort of potato cake; the steamed mo mo dumplings and the lamb shank, cooked in Nepalese spices and served with cherry tomatoes, potato wedges and rice.
The tandoori section is hugely popular and, of course, there is a good selection of classics such as chicken tikka masala, lamb jalfrezi, biryanis plus a wide range of veggie options.
Newington transport links and attractions
The Yak and Yeti Restaurant is on Newington Road. Waverley train station and the tram line is a ten minute taxi. Several bus routes run to and from the city centre from outside the restaurant. The Meadows, Arthur’s Seat, Queen’s Hall and Summerhall are all local points of interest.