Yatai Izakaya

53 Langstane Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, AB11 6EN
Critics Review 9/10
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Opening Information

Tuesday- Saturday 17.00-2115
Saturday 12.00-13.45


Facilities
  • Minimum age restriction

About Yatai Izakaya

Yatai Izakaya is an intimate local eatery with a casual atmosphere, modern Japanese food that practices traditional technique while utilising the best ingredients that Aberdeenshire has to offer.

As a small independent restaurant, we have honed traditional methods over the past eight years to create our own unique take on Japanese cuisine. Our staff are passionate and knowledgeable and inspired by Japanese culture and ingredients as well as locally available and seasonal ingredients.

Authentic Izakaya Style
As is customary in Japan, food should be ordered throughout your meal and will be served slowly over several courses. Our menu is designed to be shared.

Izakaya's in Japan are pubs that serve high quality, sharing dishes accompanied by a nice tipple or two.

Children Policy
As our izakaya is quite small, we do not have space for buggies at the tables. Storage is also tight (we need the space for all our specially imported ingredients and booze), so we cannot store folded buggies. We do have 1 high chair for your use.

In order not to inconvenience the majority of our customers, children under the age 12 are not allowed in the restaurant after 7pm apologise that we cannot take them in the later booking times.

Cuisine: Japanese, Locally Sourced, Seafood, Sushi, Fish, Small Plates, Asian Fusion, Tapas, Tasting Menu
Dress Code: Casual
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9/10
Having spent a couple of weeks in Japan last year, I’m a huge fan of Japanese food. It’s simple, tasty, and usually very quick. I’d been hearing great things about Yatai Izakaya in Aberdeen for a while, but despite being an Aberdonian living in Glasgow, I had never quite made it there. So when making plans to visit a friend in the city, I jumped at the chance to visit and try out all their tasty delights...
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Visited On Friday, 20 March 2020

Amazing food and service as always, even amongst chaos and uncertainty in the world, Yatai can deliver the best dining experience in Aberdeen.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 March 2020

Lovely food and good presentation. Helpful and friendly waitress. Look forward to a return visit when reopens - feel fortunate to have managed to go on Thursday. Wishing the staff good health 😀

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

We had an itison voucher. D good tied to buy another voucher for friends br was sold out. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Great night out thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Took someone here for a first date. Never really heard much about it but really liked the sound of the place. Was so happy I picked here. Place was quiet enough to hear eachover speak, staff very polite and the food was amazing and a great value for money. Will 100% be coming back. Thank you for the great time

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

We booked a table for 3 for lunch which quickly expanded to 5 by the time we got there. Interesting mix as half our party were vegetarian which did not seem to be a problem as there was a variety of vegetarian dishes including the ramen bowls. For the rest of us - we went for the usual fare of braised pork belly ramen bowls, pork belly skewers and the special which was lamb with wild garlic and dumplings. A good meal where there was something for everyone!!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Would 100% recommend - amazing!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

First time we have been, really enjoyed the meal. Service was very good.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

food was fantastic!

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Found the staff quite rude. The restaurant was very cold. We were rushed out despite a number of empty tables and food lacked any wow. Very average I was very disappointed

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Yatia has a lovely atmosphere. We enjoyed a relaxed and tasty meal which was well paced. Can't think of anything we'd change, the raspberry sorbet was the best I've had. Please open in Glasgow!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

It was a good experience overall!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Poor service

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Authentic and delicious Asian food in a cosy atmosphere. It's my favourite restaurant without fail!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Never disappoints - no longer doing sashimi but all the favourite dishes still on the menu

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Lovely food, friendly staff and quick service. Also a nice atmosphere. Very happy, will definitely go back.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Nice

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Really enjoyed the relaxed dining and food being served as it is ready. Fantastic range of flavours.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Food is top notch

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

Always great. Consistent quality food and service. Looking forward to the new menu.

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

Delicious vegan options, including wine!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Outstanding. The food was excellent and the service was fabulous. Could not ask for better!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Absolutely fantastic. Thank you for a fantastic evening

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Yatai never fails. Girlfriend loved it!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Lovely staff Food was great bigger portions than I expected, teriyaki salmon was the best. Only thing I would have preferred to be seated downstairs as it seemed more lively, better smells from the kitchen ect. However did not dampen our evening. Would highly recommend & will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

3rd time eating at Yatai Izakaya and delicious once more. Love the variety of flavours and the mix of dishes with meat and veggie/vegan options. Hope to be back again to try out the new incarnation of Yatai/Terra.

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