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“Yakov, therapist not entertainer”
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Yakov's Dinner Adventure
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Owner description: You will be swept away to Moscow, Russia, as you encounter award-winning performers Andre the Clown and Marina the Ballerina, along with acts that will have you on the edge of your seat. Experience international sensations such as the Human Slinky and Olga the Fire Juggler, as you are entranced by an epic story of love and power. With the addition of a mouthwatering American dinner served with a Russian flair, this show is a value that can’t be beat! Producer Yakov Smirnoff has put his heart, soul and funny bone into this production, and narrates the show from the giant video screens. For dinner, you will be served American food with a Russian flair! Enjoy Mouthwatering Smoked Beef Brisket, Grilled Chicken Breast, Creamy Vegetable Soup, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, a Dinner Roll and a complimentary drink. For dessert, you will indulge in Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake!
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“Yakov, therapist not entertainer”
Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

This is the one show that in Branson that was the most disappointing and least entertaining. We came to be entertained by a well known comedian not to be counseled about relationships, hear someone dwell upon his past/ex-wife, or be squished in seating and try to eat. He even admitted to focusing on his new variety show. Plus it was suppose to have a Christmas theme but there was no Christmas component to it. Will not see it again and considers this to be overpriced and a waste of money.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Omaha, Nebraska
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Yakov”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

We went to the show last spring and it was great as was the dinner. In Nov we made another trip and went to Yakov Dinner Show. She dinner was good, but we were a little disappointed in the show. It was entirely Yakov and no other show. He, for the most part, sat in a chair and did the show. Gave some good advise on relationships. I am very glad that we had no grandchildren with us this time as it would have been boring for them.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Dody36
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Chicago IL
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Yakov, something the cat left behind”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

The show was a disappointment. The comedy was great, all 15 minutes of it. The rest would have been better as a self help seminar. The whole magnet/relationship spiel could have been narrowed to 15 minutes of the show to be tolerable. The dinner conversation was staged, I was given a question to ask... Perhaps Yakov's desire to have fun has worn off and he should stick to teaching.

Dinner was nothing like the pictures I can assure you of that. The seats were uncomfortable and the table did not fit over a larger belly. I didn't come for the dinner but had hoped for entertainment. I left feeling cheated. I would write more but I do not want to waste more time on him.

Visited October 2013
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Thank KimberlyLange
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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171 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Still Funny”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Yakov is still a good comedian who has a message for us. You might call him a modern day Mark Twain. The show is no longer a musical production or multiple variety acts. Its mostly Yakov imparting his wisdom and experiences to the audience. His patriotism is apparent and his humor is quick.

The dinner experience was not outstanding. The food was luke warm and average at best. If you are looking for a gourmet experience this doesn't qualify.

I'm glad I saw his show when it was closer to its peak about eight years ago.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Wayne R
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Mesquite, Texas
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“To Yakov, please retire, you are obviously not interesred in doing the Yakov Smirnof character anymore”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Yakov is done with the show that made him famous. He is bored with it, and only gives about 15 minutes of 'Yakov'. The remainder of the show is a lecture from 'professor yakky'. It is a rip-off. He should retire the act, it was fun, but he don't want to do it anymore. All so the show has zero production value. He did change costumes once, from a blue silk suit to a brown silk suit, same shoes, boringgg. Joke. But truth. He is stealing money by lying to the public. Considering the premise of the current show it should be retitled 'An evening with selfish professor art salesman'. Yakov, you should be ashamed of yourself and you owe us a refund and an apologie!!!

Visited October 2013
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