Yak and Yeti

Yak and YetiYak and Yeti

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

7803 Ralston Rd.
Arvada, Colorado, 80002
United States

(303) 426-1976 | map

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Added by caboose9 on 01-13-2009

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by GilGarp:
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4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Today, I enjoyed lunch and a beer at the Westminster location of Yak and Yeti.

I was very interested to try their homemade IPA and had heard that their lunch buffet was excellent as well. It's not often that you see an Indian food brewpub and this one is just a few miles from work.

It's a fairly busy place on a Wednesday afternoon but I'm greeted as soon as I walk in the door. The employees are very friendly and attentive. I ordered the beer and went up to the buffet.

There was a good selection of curries, tika masala, samosas, and various veggies. All traditional dishes but some more familiar to me than others. Everything I had was excellent. The food was fresh, hot, and very tasty. The nan bread was fantastic for sopping up the sauces. The saffron rice a perfect side dish.

Of course, the original reason I went there was for the beer and it did not disappoint. With a lot of good IPAs available today, it remains rare to find one that really stands out as excellent but this one does. Super hoppy and fresh, smells just like a bag of pellets, and tastes outstanding as well. Worth the trip even if you're well outside the city.

Overall a really excellent find. Go hungry and leave totally satisfied.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of deereless
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.9/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of akolb
3.66/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jscusc
3.66/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Taillon75
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of magno3025
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
2.18/5  rDev -45.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 1.5 | food: 2

Service was terrible but beer was good

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Photo of Yagi1
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Domingo
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of eawolff99
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of duds4suds
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Atmosphere - fairly dark and quiet. Sat at the bar, so can't speak to the dining area.
Quality - the Himalayan and West Coast Glutton were enjoyable.
Service - pretty sure the owners high school family member was behind the bar. Nice kid, but not much to talk to.
Selection - enjoyed the IPAs and would like to try the saisons and the chai stout another time.
Food - not much of an Indian food fan, but what I had was pretty good.
Value - considered getting a growler of the DIPA, but just a bit too pricey considering the overall quality.

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Photo of Shadmika
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of dhopkins82009
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ccozzi
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Yak and Yeti was a bit of a surprise for me. I was expecting a much smaller less robust restaurant. Have no mistake you will be selecting from a large menu, and I believe about 12 draft options.

I had a great meal with 5 different beers. The food was delicious, and I'll definitely be bringing my wife & kids back sometime to eat. Prices were fair but a bit higher than I assumed. I ate at the bar and didn't take the time to check out the rest of the establishment.

I learned the brewer here also does some beers for Colorado + to south just off Wadsworth. The standouts for me were the Himalayan IPA and the Chai Milk Stout. I do want to return and try all of their brews, as what I did taste was fair to great.

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Photo of Rihup
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of blindtiger24
4.1/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Indian buffet is great with classic Northern and Southern indian options (vegetarian or meat). The beer is solid with options for everyone - light, fruity beers, chai stout, hop heavy IPAs. Bar area is tight and ordering a drink can sometimes be a trial in patience. That said, wait staff is friendly when you get their attention.

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Photo of Gordon_Freeman
2.46/5  rDev -38.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4

Going Down Hill

The restaurant was so hot I could barley stand it! I saw an air condition unit outside that they weren't using. I get the feeling that this place cuts corners every where. The beer tasted like it was brewed on a budget. I am very familiar with their steam brew system, which can brew perfect beers, from back in the day it was the Cheshire Cat Brew Pub, but they also started cutting corners near the end. It must just be a bad location. They did have an award winning brewer who went on to bigger and better things. Since than they are mediocre.

The service has an Indian slave labor feel! The bar tender did not give me the time of day and seemed condescending.

The food was great for the money, but curry, heat, and alcohol don't mix well.

The beer ranged from slop to phenomenal, so maybe worth a visit on a cool day.

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Yak and Yeti in Arvada, CO
3.75 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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