Yak & Yeti restaurant in Wheat Ridge opens March 1

Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub, the Nepalese and Indian spot well-known for its rooster tikka masala, opens a brand new location right this moment (March 1) in Wheat Ridge.

The restaurant, Yak & Yeti’s fifth, has been greater than a 12 months within the making, mentioned proprietor Dol Bhattarai, who cited delays as a result of COVID-19 pandemic which have turn out to be all too acquainted to restaurateurs, together with a scarcity of workers. However Bhattarai remained optimistic figuring out this location was constructed particularly on the request of longtime clients.

“I received suggestions from clients they’re searching for Wheat Ridge space as a result of Arvada is a little bit bit far and tight with parking,” Bhattarai mentioned of the storied authentic restaurant. “They don’t prefer to go to the north facet of I-70, they like to remain on the south facet of I-70.”

The brand new eatery is sizable at greater than 5,000 sq. ft plus an outside patio — and loads of parking, Bhattarai mentioned. In all, there’s seating for 150 patrons.

Bhattarai, an immigrant from Nepal, opened the primary Yak & Yeti in 2002 utilizing a lot of his mom’s recipes and spices sourced from his house nation. His journey to America is being chronicled in a documentary entitled “Ramu” after Bhattarai’s childhood nickname. It’s anticipated to debut later this 12 months, in response to director/producer Kirk Gillon.