Yak and Yeti - Westminster

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 9 reviews )

8665 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, Colorado, USA, 80003

Serves meat, vegan options available. Himalayan cuisine (Nepal and Indian) and its own brewed beer; another outlet in Denver. All-you-can-eat buffet at lunchtime, a la carte menu dinner. While the menu is primarily meat, the website shows a vegetarian section with around 15 main dishes, and on premises you will also find a vegan menu. Note the samosas may contain dairy. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Nepalese, Tibetan, Non-veg

9 Reviews

First Review by vegan1

good vegan lunch buffet - Edit

6-7 vegan options. All good. Friendly service and you can get in and out in 15 minutes.

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Improved since my review 3 years ago - Edit

Ask for the vegan menu & go there for DINNER. It's an absolute zoo at lunchtimes because of the buffet (usually no vegan items) and this makes the experience tough. The staff are too flustered at lunchtimes. The food is tasty but the dishes do all seem to have a very similar flavor. However, the SWEET POTATO TIKKA MASALA is to die for! Tasty bhajis too. It's a little pricier choosing off the menu, I wish they would have a vegan buffet like other restaurants.

Pros: Separate vegan menu (ask for it), sweet potato tikka masala rocks my world!

Cons: Too busy at lunchtimes (don't try, ruins the e, No vegan buffet items (usually), Food v similar in flavors

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Awesome buffet - Edit

So as a vegan I'm usually wary of buffets but when I asked the waiter if there were vegan options he walked me to the buffet table and showed me all of them. There was yellow rice in addition to white rice, chana masala and some kind of daal dish, coconut curry soup, and vegetable pakoras. Everything was awesome and I felt so good knowing exactly what I could eat

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Awesome staff, Full bar with house brewed beer

Cons: Mostly meat/dairy dishes

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Good lunch - Edit

Diverse options with many vegetarian and vegan, well worth the trip. Sweet potato masala was delicious. Good service as well. I will be coming back.

Pros: Food, Service

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Very Vegan Friendly - Edit

Yak and Yeti has a separate vegan menu at the back of their regular menu which makes ordering super-simple here. It's a fairly diverse selection, though I do with they had vegan versions of some other dishes I love, but the fact that they are so accommodating makes up for that.

My favorite selections off of that menu are the Chana Masala, Aloo Gobi, and Vegetable Biryani. I stay away from the Saag, which I love, but they use soy milk as an alternative, and it's not my favorite. In my ideal world, it would be coconut, but you can't have everything, right?

They have a buffet with one half being vegetarian, so if you're veggie, but not vegan, there is always a great selection of stuff.

My one complaint, and in my opinion it's a huge one, which is why my rating is so low, is that service is absolutely terrible. My husband and I suspect it may had to do with most of the customers being buffet orderers, so perhaps they are not used to having to do much. On different occasions I have had to wait inordinately long for my check or change, hunt people down for it, have had mass confusion about change (and been short-changed by a LOT), and have been seated and then ignored. It's unfortunate, because I want to be more supportive, but it's frustrating to feel as though they don't care.

Pros: Large vegan menu, Tasty food, 1/2 the buffet is vegetarian

Cons: Horrible service

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Best Buffet - Edit

No matter what a buffet is never as good as an ordered meal. With this said this was the best vegetarian buffet I've tried yet. Sorry vegans it might be slim pickins. I do recommend their sag panir and sweet potato masala. Also their carrot pudding and sweet fried dough balls were excellent tasting deserts. The atmosphere was so so but not terrible. And the price was great. All u could eat for 10 dollars. I wondered how they made any money at all. Oh well I just tried to enjoy and not think too much about it.

Pros: Great food, Variety , Price

Cons: SO so atmosphere, Slim vegan options

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Delicious VEGAN Menu! - Edit

I have been to the Yak & Yeti Arvada location three times in the last year. They have an excellent separate vegan menu and are very sure to make sure your order is written down and made vegan. There are several traditional Indian options on the vegan menu, like Saag, that are made with soy milk instead of cream/ghee. Y & Y's Chana Masala is the best I've ever had, veganism notwithstanding. I also love that if order a dish "medium-hot" it actually comes out spicy with a nice toasty bite to it. The staff and chefs are all knowledgeable about a vegan diet and you can feel comfortable ordering food and knowing that it will arrive vegan and delicious!

Pros: Separate Vegan Menu, Great Spice and Flavor, Affordable & Great Atmosphere

Cons: Not All Vegan, Service Can Be Sluggish When it's Busy

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Pleasant, but difficult for vegans - Edit

Yak & Yeti isn't terribly vegan friendly, so we don't visit too often. As the earlier review mentioned, however, it is possible to veganize many of the vegetarian dishes and the roti. It might be helpful to ask for the chef directly, as the staff isn't always reliable.

If you make it through the ordering process (or if you're a vegetarian), you'll find that the food itself is well worth it.

Final note to vegans: the free "chips & dip" appetizer given to everyone comes by default with a creamy sauce. Ask your server in advance to omit it!

Pros: Accessible chef, Yummy food, Respectable vegetarian buffet

Cons: Difficult for vegans

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Vegan friendly and delicious! - Edit

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, fantastic food.
One side of the buffet is completely vegetarian (though not vegan) but me and my vegan friends ordered 5 different dishes off the menu and they made them all vegan for us. They also have one vegan bread.
I'll be going back regularly...

Pros: delicious, vegan friendly, friendly staff

Cons: samosas aren't vegan

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