Yak & Yeti is a beautifully designed, modern dining space that makes you feel like you are eating your meal while nestled in a base camp on the side of Mount Everest.Ball Square is a under-appreciated little area of Somerville that really ought to be given props (it probably isn't because it’s not close enough to the T). Yak & Yeti, while just over a year old, has settled nicely into this area. They have a beautifully designed, modern dining space that makes you feel like you are eating your meal while nestled in a Base Camp on the side of Mount Everest. It's pretty awesome. Most people come to this place the first time to eat the Indian food, but they offer both Indian and Nepali food. You could literally go to this restaurant multiple times a week and feel like you are going to a different restaurant each time (yes, that's a challenge).
I was told to break the menu down into two parts when I started looking at it with Amrit, one of the owners of Yak & Yeti. There is the Indian side of the menu, which is expansive and has all the typical Indian fare, like Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Vindaloo, and a variety of curry dishes. The smaller, more focused side of the menu offers up Nepali cuisine. To be honest, I'm totally unfamiliar with Nepali food. A quick breakdown on how the food is prepared gave me a much better idea of what I was about to eat. Amrit told me that it’s much healthier than the usual Indian food since it is cooked with spices imported from Nepal, fresh vegetables and/or meats, very little oil, and no cream.
Also highlighting the menu (and a surefire way to make you feel like you’re at Base Camp) are the Noodle dishes. A typical meal at Base Camp is a noodle soup to warm you up and fill you for the rest of your journey. You're probably not fueling up for a big mountain climb, but a big bowl of noodles will do fine to prep you for the satisfied drive home.
Chicken Mo-Mo, $6.95
Khasi Ko Sekuwa, $6.95
Nepali Set Meal, $17.95 & $18.95
Pharsiko Tarkari, $9.95
Chicken Korma, $12.95
Mon. - Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Daily, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat., Sun. and Public Holidays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.