Yak & Yeti (Asia) (menu)
Best Asian Food
Not to be confused with The Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe, Yak & Yeti is a full Table Service restaurant right at the base of Exhibition Everest (ranked #1 attraction on our Best Animal Kingdom Rides page).
It serves a wide array of pan-Asian delights for the lunch and dinner crowd, including small plates, shareables, soups, salads, sides, noodle bowls, wok, grilled entrees, specialties, and desserts.
They also offer an extensive kid’s menu, some vegetarian offerings, and a large assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Yak & Yeti is decorated with an eclectic assortment of Southeast Asian artifacts which creates an exotic and interesting dining experience. But the food here is the highlight; if you love Asian food and want a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy your meal, Yak & Yeti fits the bill.
As far as cost goes, it really depends on how many extras you order. If you just stick with entrees, they will run you in the $20 range, but costs can really add up if you include side orders.
Use your Table Service dining credits here and get the best bang for your buck.
Recommendations: Try the healthy Kale Caesar Salad with Cilantro-Lime Seared Shrimp or splurge on the marinated Teriyaki Chicken served on pineapple-onion-pepper skewers. coconut-ginger rice, and stir fry veggies.
Tusker House (Africa) (menu)
Best Table Service Breakfast and Character Dining Dinner Spot
At this vibrant Harambe marketplace eatery, you’ll discover a bounty of African flavors served buffet-style.
Each of the 4 dining rooms features unique African-inspired themes with decorations and furnishings to match their theme while the buffet area is themed as an outdoor African marketplace.
Some of the exotic dishes you will find here include the peri-peri marinated baked salmon, flavorful chicken curry, and stewed African vegetables.
To add an extra element of Disney magic to this eatery, Safari Donald Duck and his safari dressed companions greet Tusker House guests. This unique Character Dining experience happens all throughout the day —from breakfast and lunch and throughout the family-style dinner buffet. Bring your camera and take some pictures with Safari Mickey and Minnie!
This table service restaurant definitely has appeal for all age groups and taste pallets. However, it is more on the healthy and exotic end of the spectrum.
Recommendations: Breakfast – Mickey Waffles and Seasonal Fruit, Lunch/Dinner – Spit-roasted Chicken and Strawberry Cake.
Tiffins (Discovery Island) (menu)
Best for Adventurous Eaters
Opening in 2016, Tiffins is the newest Table Service restaurant in Animal Kingdom. It’s considered a Signature Dining experience, which means that it will cost you two Table Service credits (or a lot of money out-of-pocket).
In case you are wondering, “Tiffin” is the Indian/English word for a midday meal, so its fitting this establishment is a lunch and dinner spot only.
Tiffins is well-regarded for its interesting cuisine inspired by the African, Asian, and South American regions of the world. There are three dining rooms, each adorned with beautiful artwork. Guests are encouraged to walk around and view the displays to learn about what inspired Disney to open Animal Kingdom in the first place.
As for the food, appetizers include exotic dishes like Charred Octopus and Asparagus-Leek Soup, while the main courses include Grilled Swordfish, Berbere Spice-rubbed Venison, and Pomegranate-lacquered Chicken.
As you can see, this isn’t a burger and fries type of place!
The kid’s menu has various pasta dishes, chicken, and a few other mainstream offerings, and the dessert menu is also rather standard.
But – by in large – this restaurant will appeal to adventurous eaters who want a fine dining experience at Animal Kingdom.
Recommendations: Snake River Farms Wagyu Eye of Rib-Eye (pricey) or the Pomegranate-lacquered Chicken.