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Yak and YetiYak and Yeti

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Photo of jaydoc
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of akolb
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.85/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jscusc
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Taillon75
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of magno3025
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
2.18/5  rDev -45.1%
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 -11.8%

Photo of Domingo
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of eawolff99
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of duds4suds
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
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 -24.4%

Photo of dhopkins82009
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
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 +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of blindtiger24
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
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%
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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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

love this place, a bit of a hike from south denver, but well worth the trip. the beers are unique and diverse, and the food is authentic and delicious. smaller place around the bar, with a bigger eating area in back and a quaint little porch area where we sat all evening. the beers are all pretty good, and very clever. chai stout, watermelon wheat, fenugreek belgian... where else can you find beers like that? the service is great, very social and entertaining, always available. some lazy musicians half jamming in the corner adds to the ambiance. food is all exquisite, the chicken wings in the tandoor oven are bomb, and our entrees were top notch as well. they close pretty early during the week, which is a bit of a buzzkill, and really my only complaint. prices arent low, but they arent out to root you either. this place is awesome overall and a must visit for anyone who likes beer and eastern food and has never been. we love it and cant wait to go back.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Well, ever since I returned from India I've been searching for some good sub-continent food. The Yak and Yeti has it. I'd love to do a food review here, but it's all about the beer. Still, the food was great...a bit pricey, but the entrees are really 2 meals.

Atmosphere is cozy, mostly Indian. A weird buffet table that wasn't in use was in the corner. Smelled great. Nice carpeted floor. Quaint rooms (didn't go upstairs) and a relaxed patio. Bar up front.

About 10 beers on tap. A couple rotating handles and seasonals. Prices are a tad high, but happy hour is nice. I had the English mild and it was tasty. Didn't quite go with the food, but I didn't care.

Service is just short of 'in your face', but friendly and prompt. I've found a new place. Will hit this cozy eatery once a month methinks.

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Photo of Ratman197
4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Cool old two story yellow mansion with a nice bar in front. The beer has really gotten better with the latest brewer. He does a lot of small batch beers that are pretty tasty. They are currently doing a series of different Porters through January. The service is prompt and friendly allthough some of the servers don't know a lot about beer. The selection of beers is decent with 8 to 10 house beers on tap. The prices are great on the beer and I hear the food is good but I have'nt ate there yet. Well worth checking out if your in the north Denver area.

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Yak and Yeti in Arvada, CO
3.73 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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