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Yatai Izakaya

53 Langstane Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, AB11 6EN
Critics Review 9/10
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Monday - Sunday 12.00-14.00/ 17.00-2115

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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.

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 Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Delicious as always!

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Excellent bento box lunch - thoroughly enjoyed it. Good variety of food and tasted great. Service was quick and friendly. Definitely would do lunch again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Delicious food, great service in a lovely setting. Would have liked to have known minimum pricing for meal type before ordering but writing cost everywhere would change the experience and a few seconds of embarrassment ordering did not tarnish the overall experience of the evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Lovely food cooked freshly; with excellent, friendly, service. Will be back again soon!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Good food and service. Shame there was no crab and very limited dessert.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Wonderful food with beautiful flavours and great service :)

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Favourite place to go in Aberdeen always amazing every time

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Had a wonderful meal, service was excellent and cosy atmosphere, can't wait until our next visit x

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

The food here is always delicious. We had a Canadian server look after our table. He was great at describing the menu to us and we never had a moment of empty tapas plates in front of us, the food kept coming! I love going to yatai for a date night or to catch up with friends. Easily my favourite location in Aberdeen.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Great food and friendly service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Superb meal and knowledgeable staff. Will be back soon!

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Amazing food as ever!! Favourite restaurant in Aberdeen by far

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Lovely meal with lovely service, only comment would be we enjoyed but the most expensive tiny discs of sweet potato I have ever had!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Great wee Japanese restuarant. Always leave wondering when I'll go back!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Yet another good meal at Yatai. The food is excellent and the atmosphere relaxed. Even our 6 year old loves the food and we are all made to feel welcome. Will be back again soon.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Delicious food and great service

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Waiter was very friendly and helpful, food delicious (although ordered a bit too much). It’s a bit expensive to come all the time but would certainly recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

We are novices at Japanese food but thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The single waiter, upstairs, was very pleasant but a little overstretched and we could not say why but the atmosphere was a little “flat”. However the food will take us back! We only had soft drinks so we cannot really comment on the drinks but the food was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Fantastic service in addition to the beautiful food made this a fantastic evening. We really enjoyed the non-alcoholic Seedlip Gin and Cucumber Tonic and the fried makerel and pork ribs were outstanding! Yet again another enjoyable evening at Yatai. Thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Delicious. Waiter was very helpful and even offered an alternative option for one of the bento boxes. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Four of my colleagues had lunch on Friday at Yatai. We arrived a bit early just before 12 pm but still managed to get seated quickly. We all tried different dishes with some starters, Ramen bowls and a Bento Box. The food was served shortly which was good as we were having to go back to work. Everyone enjoyed their orders and for two of my colleagues (their first time) have been converted and are planning to come back. Good food, prompt service which was what we needed for lunch out of the office.

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Lovely venue, with great staff and some truly wonderful food

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Beautiful food and lovely, friendly service. Reminded me of being back in Japan. I will definitely be going back to Yatai for more tasty goodness. 😋🍣🥟🍲

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

As always the food was fantastic and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Great food

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