Monday - Sunday 12.00-14.00/ 17.00-2115
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.
Great food & service as always
The noodles we ordered wasn’t hot, the soup was cold. The music upstairs was too loud.
Great food as usual. 1 st time for my dad but he ll be back
Great food & great service; what more do you want ?
We love Yatai - the food is amazing. Our favourite restaurant in town.
A great little Restaurant. The food is delicious. Always friendly, helpful but not overbearing service. Drinks a little expensive and only 2 tempura prawns per portion makes them very expensive at £3.25 per prawn.
Lovely, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Keep up the good work.
As ever, my girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Yatai Izakaya on Saturday. Miso-coated salmon skewers are a must. Best food in Aberdeen hands down.
My favourite restaurant in Aberdeen.
Amazing food as always and excellent service! We love this place and come as often as we can!
I often eat at this restaurant and it is my favourite in Aberdeen, a friend of mine was visiting and so we chose to visit Yatai. We are late and our friends flight was delayed meaning she was running late, the waitress agreed to let us order at 9.30. We were told the kitchen closed for orders at 9.30 (our table was booked at 9.00). Of course it was our fault we were later but I think we would have been better to leave and go somewhere else at this point... We were made to feel uncomfortable for being late and the food and service was not of the same standard as my previous visits to Yatai. This was disappointing as I’d always raved about it to my friend. I ate at Yatai a few weeks ago for a special occasion and again the service and food was not up to the usual standard of Yatai. The feedback i provided at that time has obviously gone unnoticed.
I love yatai, I've been a few times now. It was partners first time and he finally understands why i like this place so much. The staff was lovely and the food was amazing.
Hi we had vegan meal. The options were more of starters .. the ramen special of the day was tiny portion with soy milk based broth as oppose to water based. I had mentioned i wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday event so we came for special dine it but the server never made any arrangements to provide some dessert on the house. Most restaurants add special touch for occasions. mushroom with miso butter.. simply 2 pieces of mushroom for £5? The dumplings and tempura were nice. However we were starving after the meal and had to visit wagamama... i wouldnt recommend the restaurant as the portions are too little for the price and not suitable for occasions.
Always a great experience, consistently high food quality.
Great variety of dishes, everything we tried tasted amazing. Would definitely visit again.
Waitress was absolutely excellent in all areas of service!
Excellent service, tasty food!
Food was excellent, fresh and tasty. Waitress was very friendly and quick, I would definitely recommend this place.
There was so much flavour in the ingredients. The steamed and fried beef dumplings were sublime.
Delicious food everytime!
Was quite a let down; we have been before and had a fantastic experience. Not this time. We both felt let down by the evening and quality of food. Given we were unable to decide, we opted (unfortunately) for the mixed selection on recommendation from server. Although the food was ok, it just wasn’t the best quality and or selection. There was no real distinction between the selection and food you would get in a chain such as yo sushi. Quite frankly, the latter is probably better! We waited, at one point, 25 mins between dishes and the sever gave no indication as to how many dishes were left - only doing so after I asked. Restaurant ran out of Sapporo before 2000 hrs on a Sats night. We both felt let down by the food, experience and value for the evening. Would I go again? Maybe, but I’d take my time to decide what I want rather than someone else...which seemed to be poor quality and selection. It felt like the selection was the cheaper option for every dish. The servers worked hard, but in my opinion just not attentive enough for a restaurant of this stature and quality.
Once again, excellent selection of food with Yatai's Omakase. Highly recommended.
Exquisite authentically Japanese food, very nice personnel, relaxing atmosphere, good music. A restaurant you cannot miss while in Aberdeen!