Yak and Yeti

by Alaina on August 14, 2011 · 7 comments

I love Indian food.

It’s no secret.

When it comes to Indian food though, I’m also safe. I know what I like and I know what will taste good. I’ve honestly never been to an Indian restaurant that I didn’t like (Tamarind Bay and Tantric Indian Bistro are my favorites). So when my sister in law had an Eversave coupon for this restaurant in Ball Square, Somerville I was all for joining her. I knew I would have a great meal. In addition to Indian cuisine, Yak and Yeti also offers Nepali cuisine. We stuck to Indian.

And this place did not disappoint.

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When we arrived, we were given tortilla-like bread with two dipping sauces. Of course, as I write this on Sunday night, I cannot remember the sauces that we enjoyed on Friday.

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To drink, we each had a sweet, yogurt-y mango lassi. Delish!

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I should note that the ambiance was perfect. The décor was minimal and modern. There was music playing but it wasn’t overbearing, and Grace and I were able to have a conversation. For being a Friday night, it had a good dinner crowd but it wasn’t crazy busy. The service was also great. Water glasses were always filled! Smile

For entrées, we went the shared route, as we always do. We browsed the menu for quite sometime before ordering. A lot of new and interesting dishes stood out to us, but we knew what would taste good and we ended up with our standards. We ordered vegetable samosas, chicken korma, chicken tikka masala and peshwari naan. The naan was a new flavor for us, but the fact that it had coconut and almonds in it we knew we couldn’t go wrong. And it was so delicious. We didn’t even need dessert because the bread was so perfectly sweet.

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All in all, another fantastic meal out. I love exploring Somerville, having only been living here for about 5 months now. As Grace and I were walking through Davis Square we saw so many other places that we wanted to try. Hope to get some more reviews out for you!

Oh yeah, and definitely go eat at the Yak and Yeti the next time you are in the neighborhood. Smile And then go across the street to Ball Square Fine Wine’s on Friday night for a wine or beer tasting. It’s pretty much my new favorite spot now.

Yak and Yeti is located at 719 Broadway in Somerville, MA.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MelissaNibbles August 15, 2011 at 5:16 am

You have to try Snappy Sushi in Davis if you haven’t already. It’s my favorite sushi place. I wish I still lived in Somerville and could go all the time.

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2 Michelle August 15, 2011 at 7:28 am

I have heard great things about this place!

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3 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites August 15, 2011 at 11:06 am

Glad to hear yak and Yeti is good! The Mango Lassi looks delicious! Have you been to Diva in Davis?? It is awesome! They actually have an Indian buffet brunch on the weekends!

You mentioned Ball Square… my boyfriend and I go to Soundbites there for breakfast pretty much every weekend! It is really amazing… awesome service, great food… when you order anything with avocado you get like an entire fresh avocado. They also have turkey and vegetarian bacon and sausages. pretty rad :)

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4 Tessa @ Amazing Asset August 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

What a prefect looking mango lassi! I have only tried Indian Food a handful of times but each experience has been a great one. I would love to try this particular restaurant some time!
Thank you for the review Alaina :)

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5 Errign August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Wooo hooo for semi-local food (I’m from NH). I LOVE Indian food, and it’s depressing that when I’m home, the closest place to get it is an hour away, I’m living it up in Asheville right now, enjoying lots of fun ethnic cuisines while I can!

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6 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate August 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm

My heart lies with naan :)

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7 Carolina HeartStrings August 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm

We only have one Indian restaurant I can think of in the Charleston area and I have yet to try it. Now I’m inspired!

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