Dancing Yak

4.8
173 Reviews
$30 and under
Nepalese
Unique traditional flavors from all around Nepal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 173 people are saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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KimF
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious and creative cocktails, good bread, goat curry and momos

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente comida. Menú variado y completo. Buen servicio

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LeeJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and courteous and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food is not very tasty and so expensive.
I expected better for the price!

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MerylK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dancing Yak is consistently a great meal. The wait staff is attentive, the cocktails terrific, the food divine.

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Allen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This location has gone through a few restaurants in the last 6 or 8 years, but we hope this one sticks around for a bit. The food was really great, and we enjoyed the fast and friendly service. We ordered several small plates which came out quickly. My favorites where the cauliflower, Minced Lamb Kabob, and the pork Momos. We'll definitely be returning soon.

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vipPerryV
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Dancing Yak and won’t be out last. Tons of gluten free options and the momos were delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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DarrenM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food, drinks, service exceptional!

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AnnamariaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with delicious food and lovely ambiance

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satisfiedcustomer1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Nice ambience. Creative cocktails.

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MaxR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very creative drinks menu and the food was great. Service was friendly, and the ambiance was fun and upscale.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was fun, food was great but just know they dont play around with the spice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great ambience! Excellent dishes! Super-flavorful!

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yourfoodsnobincalifornia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Wonderful dining experience! Would definitely come back here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food. Be careful you will crave to have the curry the next day.

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vipTerraC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and drinks! Get there early as the service is a bit slow and gets busy

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CiaranB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were exceptionally friendly, food was delicious - overall very positive experience.

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vipJuliaG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food, service, and cocktails were all amazing!! I think with a bit of change in decor this place would be absolutely perfect. Thank you for a fun evening!

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Nate
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Food was decent but it's a hit and miss from time to time. Service was okay and it was very packed

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Spouse and I both enjoyed our experience there. The service was impeccable even though there was only one server and one bartender. They both did an amazing job, made us feel welcome and the food was so delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food, excellent service and tranquil ambiance!

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vipMEMdd
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was fabulous and the drinks were super refreshing

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MaggieL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its has great food and decent serving size for family style meal. Drinks were good and well made. Service was very nice too

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vipCalifornia
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The food is always fantastic (momos are out of this world), service Is professional and knowledgeable, and the ambiance is chill and friendly. Highly recommend.

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ArielS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with unique food and a relaxing ambience.

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JeromeG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5-star flavorful food.

Great service too; the owner was incredibly helpful with her recommendations.

One of my favorites in SF. =)

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AMTB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are delicious! Service was fantastic, too. Will definitely be back:)

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WhiteboyandChef
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my second visit to the restaurant and it was as good as my 1st experience. Food was so good! Well balanced and clean flavors with some interesting twist. Great service and owner lady walks around checking everything with such a present manner. Only complain was the cocktail service was little slow since it was busy Friday. I will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and delicious and the cocktails are creative and hard-to-resist.

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vipCrazyMel
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dancing Yak was absolutely amazing! The service was exceptional, the craft cocktails were to die for, and there are so many wonderful things on the menu that it was difficult to choose. Everything that we had was perfection. I look forward to a return visit the next time I’m in town!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb as always! Higly recommended! ❤️

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vipTheLL
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First off, walking in, it’s a really beautiful space

Then the people are all genuinely nice and knowledgeable

The cocktail menu is inventive and sophisticated. Great plays off classics and interesting originals.

The food is also stellar (momos are very flavorful and come in three varieties, chicken, pork and vegetarian). Could really make a whole meal of the starter list

We had the house special chicken and a goat curry with tamarind rice. All excellent

We will definitely be back

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Pier23
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server did a great job guiding us. Food was amazing and highly recommend the Dancing Yak!

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vipErikaSF
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Dancing Yak is very flavorful. The restaurant offers a variety of food, including vegetarian and gluten free options. The dining room is painted bright and lively colors.

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vipJeffA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, creative menu, lots of vegan and meat lover options, great service.

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jdmjdm
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luv this place. They have great a great cocktail menu, and the food is really delicious. I went with my boyfriend, and we shared everything. Our list of "must-haves" every time we go are Kale Chaat, biryani, and Butter Chicken. This visit we tried the watermelon salad (highly recommended!) and the Dhading Chicken which was also a pleasant discovery. I also love the spicy cauliflower but be forewarned, it is SPICY!

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ShalinS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dancing Yak was phenomenal!!! Gluten free options were great, super accommodating. Loved everything!

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Popfizzclink
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was better than expected! Loved the vibe! The service was friendly and attentive. The food was flavorful and well presented. The cocktails were delicious and creative. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipEdsibles
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible here. I've never had Nepalese food before and the flavor combinations blew my mind. If Indian, Burmese and Ethipian cuisine got togher and birthed a new cuisine, that's what you would be cradling on your tongue. Book a table and enjoy the flavor adventure and excellent cocktail/wines selection. Great for sharing plates with groups of friends or an intimate date.

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vipElsie
San Francisco
180 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience. food delicious, spice levels vary so there is something for everyone. loved the pakoda and the cashew curry; husband loved the spicy cauliflower and butter chicken. good cocktails. one warning; our seats were surrounded by others and the noise level was high; if this is an issue for you take note of your table's location.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Dancing Yak using the Order Online button. Dancing Yak also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Dancing Yak also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 525-4857.

Dancing Yak is rated 4.8 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.