Foodies from all over Korea pay attention. If you love trying rare, ethnic cuisines then Yeti Restaurant is the place to go! This restaurant serves Nepalese, Indian and even Tibetan cuisines so you can enjoy a sumptuous feast every time you visit. How amazing is it that you can actually get Nepali food in Korea!
Nepalese food in Korea: the stuff of legends
The restaurant’s mascot is the yeti. Yeti are mythical creatures and some people think they live in the icy Himalayas of Nepal. We couldn’t agree more with this name because the food here is simply magical. In fact, KBS actually featured Yeti on their channel to showcase their amazing food for all to see!
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The way to Yeti
Yes, KBS gave this place the thumbs up and I’m pretty sure you are already looking up directions so let me help you out.
If you are starting out from Seoul then take the subway from Yongsan to Hongik University Station. Once, there make your way through exit 9. Yeti is just a 10 minute walk away from this exit!
The place is open almost 24 hours a day from 11 am to 2 am so can drop by anytime to get yourself some delicious Nepali food available right here in Korea.
A rustic ambiance
The restaurant has both dining tables and an even more unique open floor seating arrangement. I would definitely recommend the open floor arrangement if you want to truly experience Nepalese culture. They actually have shoe racks so you can leave your shoes there before you enter the floor seating area. Soft rugs cover the floor and plenty of large, comfy floor pillows are available so you can enjoy your food in a laidback manner in true Indian fashion.
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Aside from the lavish seating arrangement Yeti also has some interesting cultural décor pieces on display.
You can see cultural and religious symbols and iconic figures as well as some beautiful and colorful paper wall hangings. They have some legit Indian folk and classical musical instruments on display too like the dhol and sitar!
Time to eat some Nepali food!
Finally, let’s talk about some of the mouth-watering dishes on offer. We ordered the scrumptious Chicken Tikka masala, some yellow saffron rice and you have to get those amazing pulled crunchy naan. A feast fit for a king there is no doubt about it!
The Chicken Butter curry is also a good option. But trust me this place has an almost endless array of options to choose from. They even have signature Nepali items like Palak Paneer and even a prawn chili curry and a huge variety of tikkas and kebabs. You could also order a thaali set with your own choice of rice, chicken curry, tikkas and salads.
The flavors and textures of these Nepali dishes are really out of this world. You could eat yourself into a food coma here. This is hands down the best Nepali food you could find in Korea.
They also offer some funky snacks as well that are actually sold on the streets of Nepal. So these are a must try for street food lovers or anyone just looking to drop by for a quick bite. We got the crispy Papad Chaat topped with crunchy onions and chilies. It comes with a generous sprinkling of red chili powder so it does pack a pretty solid spicy punch.
The restaurant is also Halal certified so that’s another plus!
With an amazing variety of dishes to choose from Yeti really has something for everyone. This is a great place to have a meal with friends in a comfortable, laidback atmosphere as you recline against those soft floor pillows. It is definitely an amazing experience and a must-visit for every adventurous foodie out there!