Yatai Izakaya

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

Tuesday- Saturday 12.00-13.45/ 17.00-2115

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.

While we will gladly accommodate well behaved small children (over 3 years old) at lunch time and early evening (5pm - 7pm), we 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 Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Still my favourite restaurant in Aberdeen. Couldn't fault it! Everything cooked to perfection and presented beautifully.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Very good food, and good service😊

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

As usual, I was extremely happy with the service and quality food.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

This was my first time trying Japanese cuisine. I have to say the quality of the food at Yatai is amazing and really good value for money. The best miso soup I've ever had! Only thing which let it down was we were upstairs and sat next to the small till area which didn't provide the best atmosphere however it was not enough to ruin our meal or anything :)

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Great food and service. Already recommended to friends. Will return soon for another meal and try the evening time.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Amazing food and great people!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Absolutely fantastic food and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Can't wait to go back. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Amazing!

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Great food and attentive service. Could have been more squid per piece in the crispy battered squid dish though. Barely tasted the main element over the batter. That said, the rest was superb.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

I came in with a party of three on Sunday at 5.30pm. Great idea to come in early as you almost get the place to yourself as it started to fill-in quickly after that. We opted for various small dishes to share amongst ourselves and finished it off with a bowl of Ramen. I opted for the lamb ramen which was great and full of flavour (loads of garlic) which I thoroughly enjoyed. The menu on Sunday gets changed regularly so get in quick!!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Drove 50 miles to eat here and will happily drive another 50 miles to come back. Loved everything about being here.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Excellent meal. Omakase is a great way to try foods wouldn’t normally order and they were all delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Great food, fab vegan options

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Excellent service and food. Highly recommended

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Shame there was no Japanese whiskey to try, but otherwise menu was excellent and food really tasty. One dish took an absolute age to arrive, so we ended up taking it home. It took a while to get the bill and then pay for it, as staff seemed a little stretched. Interior could do with a refurb.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Superb, couldn’t fault it.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Top restaurant in Aberdeen! :)

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

All was great, but didn’t appreciate a reminder that have to leave and give back my table.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

My first time and I'll be back. It was the best meal I've had in a long time.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Yatai is just consistently very very good, the staff are lovely and the food is always full of flavour.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Best food in Aberdeen

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

My new favourite restaurant in Aberdeen!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Unreal scran as always, best restaurant in Aberdeen

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

The food was top-tier delicious. The staff were delightful. I arrived happy, ate happy and left delighted!

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