Tuesday- Saturday 17.00-2115
- 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.
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.
Beautiful meal. Best meal we've had out in Aberdeen. Will be back.
Excellent service great food!
As always, brilliant. Best restaurant in Aberdeen. Please keep it up!
Food cannot be faulted! Tapas seem pricey when you look at the menu but potions are so big it’s actually really good value for money! Been twice, had different dishes each time and not had one we didn’t love!
Great service, and good omakase menu!
Still finding my favourite menu items however, one of the two best restaurants that serve japanese food in aberdeen that know of. Highly recommend ordering omakase on first time visits.
The food tasted excellent and was full of flavor.
Superb food. We had the sharing menu which was delicious the only thing I would say is I would of really liked the option to choose of the al la carte menu as there was only 5 of us but this option isn’t available for more than a table of 4 which seems a bit silly.
We were advised to try this restaurant by a friend. We only visit Aberdeen 2 or 3 times a year and have found it hard to find a really good restaurant, but our search is over. Three of us each ate different and enjoyable meals in a cosy Japanese restaurant with excellent service. They were fully booked, which is always a good sign, so booking is essential. We found the food, accompanied by Japanese wine, extremely tasty, from salmon terayaki to soft-shell crab and katsu curry. We will be back.
Best meal I’ve had in Aberdeen! The pork belly skewers were so tasty - will be back just for those!
Food simply excellent! Omikase style dinner simply second to none.
Golden wedding anniversary meal for my folks. Everyone loved it, food was exceptional (as usual) yatai never lets us down . 👍👍
I enjoying our date dinner with omakase meal
Another excellent meal. Thank you
Outstanding as usual-best restaurant in Aberdeen
Lovely restaurant, great food, great atmosphere!
Great food and service! We went for the Ramen and a selected a few dishes to share - can't go wrong.
Always great, staff very attentive, interesting drinks menu. Food is great and a wide variety. Love the plants and the interior style of the place.
I really enjoy coming here, my wallet so much. But, it is worth it! The food is amazing!
Amazing food and service!
What an absolutely amazing experience everything was just delightful, food, service, cocktails, everything!! Will definitely be back!!
Amazing authentic food, great cosy atmosphere, friendly service
High quality food, excellent service and relaxing atmosphere. Everything you may look for when you go dining out!
Excellent service from a knowledgeable, well informed waitress. Food of a high standard as usual. The specials particularly.
The entire experience was excellent from Start to finish.