Dancing Yak

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129 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Nepalese

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Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
Unique traditional flavors from all around Nepal.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kicking off a friends solo trip to Nepal! Great service and attention to her upcoming adventure. She was very shocked everyone knew why we were there. Fantastic place! Great help in ordering things we have never seen before.

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ClaraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good flavors and fun food but not necessarily the best for sharing due to dish size

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vipMeganB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

i've been here three times. twice for dinner. the two times i've been here for dinner, five stars easy. i went here for brunch last sunday, did not quite make the mark. the food was not quite as good. the service was not quite there. we had a table of six, they served four of us and made two of us wait for our food. that was weird. the service was very slow. when i went for dinner, the service was fantastic. overall the food is wonderful and i think it is a great place. maybe not for big groups or sunday brunch.

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vipCalvinLS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Everything is great except for how much they charge for a glass of vodka martini - was in shock when seeing the bill.

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AnnK
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit restaurant. Like a trip to Nepal. So warm and friendly.

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TraceyA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Friendly staff and great food!

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vipMillbraecean
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I have been returning to Dancing Yak because we love the food there. The dishes are very good and priced right. Dancing Yak never disappoint every time we dine there for lunch. And the portions is good for sharing. A neighborhood gem. Try the Kale Chaat - it is a wonderful salad; also don't forget to try the Chicken Momo - a wonderful dumpling with great sauce. We always order the Tikka Masala Curry here; it never disappoint. Overall, Dancing Yak is a great restaurant for group lunch. I highly recommend this place to my friends.

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AE23
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great environment and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tandoori chicken platter is a must order and highly recommend several na’an orders for the table. Drinks very reasonably priced!

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edog
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great vegan optiobs

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vipLaura
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and extensive gluten free vegan options

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vipAllisonF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really liked the food. Great flavors and a good amount of heat. The momo's were a little disappointing (not that flavorful and yet spicy) but the chicken tikka was excellent as was the kale/chickpea chaat. The pani puri liquid was a little too watery in terms of texture I thought (I like it more like tamarind sauce), but the flavor of them alone was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best spot for vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores to gather and have a good meal together!

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m7heines
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food good value sufficient service.

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CarolV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved this restaurant. Went for a nice long lunch with a friend, eclectic decor, spacious, delicious food, fantastic service this place has a really good vibe.

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vipAmandaC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood favorite place! The food is incredible!

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IreneK
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Will definitely go back :)

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vipMelody
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, lovely ambiance

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foodloversf
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

In the past we have loved Dancing Yak’s food, but something was just wrong on Saturday. The food didn’t taste fresh at all, specifically the cashew curry. It tasted like old leftovers :(

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MiglenaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made reservation for my birthday 2-3 weeks in advance, but when we got there there was no table ready for us. The hostess, who later said is the owner, tried to put it on my family being 5-10min late (but I was there earlier), then claimed my reservation was for 7pm and I was late (until I showed her the 7:30pm open table confirmation). The whole experience was very unpleasant, and instead of making up for it or at least apologizing she was blaming me and when I pointed out the poor reception, she encouraged me to go eat elsewhere. Which I gladly did. This is the Mission with tons of options within a block or two after all. What a disappointment!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving fun!!

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vipMillbraecean
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been returning to Dancing Yak since our first. My friends/coworkers love the food here because not only they taste good, they are made for sharing. And they give you good amounts here. The service is good too and the restaurant is quiet enough that you can hear each other talk. We will definitely keep on coming back to Dancing Yak.

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vipMikl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Habit forming and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food, though portions are a bit stingy. Terrible service.

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AlexJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We waited 45 minutes to be seated for our 8pm reservation. Seated at 8:45pm after waiting for 30 minutes for a drink at the bar. The food and drinks are amazing but not worth the wait and poor service.

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marias
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we liked it

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vipKemiN
Seattle
86 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Despite the challenge of parking, the gathering of friends (none of us who had been to The Dancing Yak before) was a fine evening of wonderful food. The spicy cauliflower and the kale chaat complimented each other well for appetizers along with the vegetarian momo. The flavors of all the entrees (okra, Daal Makhani, Dhading Chicken and Tofu Tikka Masala) we shared were also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost perfect in most aspects - great food, great service and awesome ambience. The only complaint is that some tables are close to each other, so hard to have a conversation without being overheard.

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vipDeannaS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were a bit rushed in at first and shuffled around (even with a reservation) , but luckily our server was great and never rushed us through our dinner. Food was also very good.

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Redmyst
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, great severs, a little slow on the food prep compared to number of people in the restaurant, but I would definitely give them another chance. The definitely had some items I have not encountered in other nepalese restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, ambiance. Only complaint is that I couldn’t stop eating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderfully friendly, personable owner/host (Sarache - sp?)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Great food at a reasonable price.

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vipDebS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff are great here! The food is quite good as well. I am somewhat new to Napalese food, but this was approachable and delicious. Not too spicy, but plenty of zip. The cocktails were a wonderful surprise. The hostess and our server were super helpful figuring out what and how much to order.
Give it a try. We loved it.

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HannahC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at Dancing Yak. The hostess and servers are incredibly friendly and accommodating. Great customer service. Food is delicious and perfect for anyone with food allergies. Highly recommend.

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Anonymous
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Highly recommend. Great customer service & delicious food suitable for all dietary preferences.

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vipchich
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was amazing. The service was mixed. We had the Momos and one of the curries and everything tasted delicious. The waitress seemed overwhelmed and not on top of it. However, the owner made up for the service gaps.

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EmVii
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very nice staff. Very slow service. Uncomfortably hot in the restaurant. Food was good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! (Get the momos!) Service is great! Can’t complain about this place at all (besides the fact that I spilled food on myself and now have some curry stains)!

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vipMarc
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

First time here and LOVED IT. The food was really really good. We had the saag, the goat Dahl, naans, momos, samosas. All excellent.

Service was ok it was really busy and there was a ton of delivery orders going on. Drinks were pretty slow to come out but wasn’t the end of the world. Our server did a really nice job of getting all our food orders in to make sure we got it in ahead of a big party that came in. Really appreciated that.

Really looking forward to going back!!!

FAQs

Dancing Yak does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Dancing Yak also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 525-4857.

Dancing Yak is rated 4.6 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

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