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.
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.
Great place..very nice food, excellent staff..Definitely worth visiting
Fantastic food and service
Really enjoyed trying new dishes and the service and food were both excellent. Next time I come I think I will have the Omakase menu option again as it was perfect and exciting but would rather sit downstairs where the decor is more interesting. I think if dishes could come out a little slower and we had 2hrs to enjoy them it would have been even better. Thanks. I will definitely be back.
Lovely meal. The Vegan menu was brilliant, a lot of options and everything was really tasty. Server was super friendly too. Will be back!
Great wee place with a laid back atmosphere, food delicious and reasonably priced
Very good food, relaxed atmosphere
Always been really impressed with Yatai, although on this occasion experienced slow service. The food when it came was delicious however, most of all of my dishes arrived before my partner’s. So it was a little disappointing on this part. By the time his food did appear we we’re told it was last orders and would have to order anything else we wanted then (before he ate his food) which wasn’t great either. The restaurant was busy and I’m sure this was just a rare incident as I’ve always been really happy with the service previously.
Excellent ramen! Amazed I can find this in Aberdeen.
Have been quite a few times to this restaurant but seems to have gone down hill a bit. No edamame beans or steak left (8.30pm sitting on a Friday night) Was told due to now being open at lunch times. Order more???? Not impressed. Floor very slippy with grease. The whole place just felt in need of a good deep clean. As usual we just asked for a variety of dishes they suggested but none of the dishes had the 'wow' factor as we have had previously. Wine and beer choice is also quite limited, used to me more variety. All in all not a great experience and won't be rushing back.
Excellent service from Diane who helped us through the menu as first timers - can’t wait to come back!
The team from Equinor had a fantastic dinner experience o the 21/11. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food including our Norwegian/Colombian colleagues who had not been to Yatai before. They especially enjoyed the sushi dishes! The service was quick and the ambience brilliant! Many thanks to Daria for accommodating our last minute request to cater for a party of 10. A great night!!
Brilliant meal, great atmosphere and service
Lovely service and great food, definitely coming back
We have eaten here on many occasions, it never fails to put a huge smile on our face, the food is interesting and delicious, the service is knowledgeable and friendly and the restaurant is inviting. It’s our favourite restaurant in Aberdeen, we eat here every time we visit the city.
Spent a great evening there, will definitely come back.
Always amazing - favourite restaurant in Aberdeen!
Service was a bit slow and the waitress ignored us couple of times
Really enjoyed the evening - service was great, very relaxed atmosphere and food was superb.
Fantastic as always :)
Excellent service and fantastic food.
Fantastic food & very attentive service. Will be back !
Excellent meal as always.
Great food and high quality