Yatai Izakaya

53 Langstane Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, AB11 6EN
Critics Review 9/10
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COVID 19 Opening Hours 03/08/2020 - 31/09/2020
Tue-Sat 1700-2100 last orders

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.

COVID 19

Face mask are required, no face mask no entry. Please wear your face mask while you moving around restaurant and when you placing your orders


Only 1 household and maximum 4 covers per table
Time limit of 90 minutes per table
Make sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.


Stick to social distancing guidelines as
best as possible when being seated to
your table or leaving premises.

Bookings only, please visit https://www.resdiary.com/restaurant/yatai
or contact us on 01224592355 please
be patient and flexible
on timing due to limited seating

If you do not make prior notice to cancel a booking you have made, your profile will be blocked from our booking system. Please ensure to cancel your booking if you cannot attend.

Group sizes of maximum of four
and a 1.30h hour slot per table
Make sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Stick to social distancing guidelines as
best as possible when being seated to
your table or leaving premises.

We will require lead member of the group to leave their
contact details for NHS Track and Trace record
- please leave your full name
and contact telephone number in your booking

Due to the limited space no prams allowed.
Children under the age of 6 cannot stay after 7pm

If your party has not arrived or called via phone within 15 minutes after your reservation time,
the restaurant reserves the right
to mark your reservation as a no-show 

If there are any dietary requirements or restrictions in your party we require 48 hours notice. We will try to accommodate as much as possible within the parameters of our menu. Please be advised that soy sauce is a staple of Japanese cuisine and it contains wheat and gluten. We cannot guarantee any dish will be 100 percent free from ingredients of which you may be allergic.

Cuisine: Japanese, Locally Sourced, Seafood, Sushi, Fish, Small Plates, Asian Fusion, Tapas, Tasting Menu
Dress Code: Casual
Price point:
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Critics Review
Yatai review
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 Saturday, 12 September 2020

One of the best Japanese restaurants we've been to, what a great discovery. Excellent food and top notch service.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Loved our food & dining experience. Wish I could eat with you everyday. Soft shell crab is always a favourite & did not disappoint- we ordered it twice. Loved the organic vegan wine, very light & easy to drink!!

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Absolutely fantastic evening, food was wonderful and couldn’t have been happier with the service & COVID precautions that were in place in the restaurant. Will visit again soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Very friendly staff, sushi very reasonably priced for its quality, loved the variety of dishes

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Great meal

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Beautiful ingredients, expertly prepared and impeccable, warm service in the best of atmospheres. Thank you team Yatai you are all complete dreams 💛

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Excellent food and service.Very noisy then silent when group left.We will go back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

great selection of dishes and all were excellent. The soft shell crab was amazing in both taste and texture. Service was very helpful and I will defintely be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Always amazing, best food in the Deen, love Yatai!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Brilliant food and great service. Always love it here!! Would highly recommend!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Absolutely brilliant. Food was amazing, service, layout, cleanliness. Couldn’t fault it. One of the few (possibly only) place I’ve been in that have really taken coronavirus seriously and really upped their game. Felt completely safe. The girl who served us was so attentive Will be returning. Amazing job guys.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Yatai is possibly the best restaurant in Aberdeen by far. The quality and taste of the food seems to get better each time I visit (which I didn’t think was possible). I couldn’t recommend Yatai enough

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Amazing as always. Covid precautions all dealt with very well and didn't take away from the atmosphere. Ice cream and sorbets are out of this world. Keep up the good work!

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Fantastic range of dishes, was a ramen night and there was a fair selection. Went for the spiciest dish and it was tasty, thick in broth and spicy! Wish I could have had the option of ordering more noodles, as the servings seemed slightly small leaving me with loads of tasty broth but no tasty noodles. I do wish the foraged mushrooms were also offered as a side, as they looked amazing. Thanks for a great night, looking forward to seeing what else you do with the allotment focus!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Excellent food as always, great value for money and good service

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

This was my first time eating out at a Japanese restaurant and I can’t wait to go back! The food was fresh and the flavours were amazing! Will definitely be back soon

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Visited On Friday, 28 August 2020

Loved the food but the atmosphere was not great, there was no background music and it was very cold!

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Visited On Thursday, 27 August 2020

We ordered Izakaya for 3. Selection of food was excellent. Delicious and varied flavours and plenty of it. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 August 2020

Always great food!!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 August 2020

As usual food amazing slightly limited menu but all our favourites were available. Staff welcoming and helpful all wearing masks. Service perfect. Highly recommended

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Really delicious meal. I love the variety of the menu, there's always something unusual for me to try which is brilliant. The sea bream special was just fab! And I liked their arrangements for social distancing, we really felt at a safe distance from the other tables. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Amazing amazing food in a beautiful quaint restaurant

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

One of my favourite restaurants in Aberdeen, friendly service & lots of choice on the menu. Will be back soon 😃

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Amazing food as always and great service.

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