Tuesday- Saturday 12.00-13.45/ 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.
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.
Still my favourite restaurant in Aberdeen. Couldn't fault it! Everything cooked to perfection and presented beautifully.
Very good food, and good service😊
As usual, I was extremely happy with the service and quality food.
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 :)
Great food and service. Already recommended to friends. Will return soon for another meal and try the evening time.
Amazing food and great people!
Absolutely fantastic food and service.
Can't wait to go back. Thank you.
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.
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!!
Drove 50 miles to eat here and will happily drive another 50 miles to come back. Loved everything about being here.
Excellent meal. Omakase is a great way to try foods wouldn’t normally order and they were all delicious.
Great food, fab vegan options
Excellent service and food. Highly recommended
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.
Superb, couldn’t fault it.
Top restaurant in Aberdeen! :)
All was great, but didn’t appreciate a reminder that have to leave and give back my table.
My first time and I'll be back. It was the best meal I've had in a long time.
Yatai is just consistently very very good, the staff are lovely and the food is always full of flavour.
Best food in Aberdeen
My new favourite restaurant in Aberdeen!
Unreal scran as always, best restaurant in Aberdeen
The food was top-tier delicious. The staff were delightful. I arrived happy, ate happy and left delighted!