From $25 to $49
Himalayan Yak
72-20 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights 11372 Driving directions
MICHELIN Guide 2018
  • The MICHELIN Plate : good cooking Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal.
  • Simple standard.

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  • Wheelchair accessible

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Broadly appealing yet truly unique, Himalayan Yak transports diners from Jackson Heights to Central Asia for a hybrid of Nepalese, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. The room is a bit worn—a testament to its long-standing popularity—but orange walls invoke mountain sunsets; carved dark wood and colorful fabrics create a far-flung ambience. Start with an order of momo: these steamed minced meat-filled dumplings are seasoned with scallions, cilantro, and ginger. Then sample yak in the form of sausage, stew, or cheese. Labsha is a beef and daikon curry served with tingmo, a multi-layered steamed bun for sopping up the mildly spiced sauce, which simply must not be missed. And finally the lassi, a traditional yogurt-based drink, is the perfect complement to every meal. - MICHELIN guide inspectors


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