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.
Delicious as always!
Excellent bento box lunch - thoroughly enjoyed it. Good variety of food and tasted great. Service was quick and friendly. Definitely would do lunch again.
Delicious food, great service in a lovely setting. Would have liked to have known minimum pricing for meal type before ordering but writing cost everywhere would change the experience and a few seconds of embarrassment ordering did not tarnish the overall experience of the evening.
Lovely food cooked freshly; with excellent, friendly, service. Will be back again soon!
Good food and service. Shame there was no crab and very limited dessert.
Wonderful food with beautiful flavours and great service :)
Favourite place to go in Aberdeen always amazing every time
Had a wonderful meal, service was excellent and cosy atmosphere, can't wait until our next visit x
The food here is always delicious. We had a Canadian server look after our table. He was great at describing the menu to us and we never had a moment of empty tapas plates in front of us, the food kept coming! I love going to yatai for a date night or to catch up with friends. Easily my favourite location in Aberdeen.
Great food and friendly service.
Superb meal and knowledgeable staff. Will be back soon!
Amazing food as ever!! Favourite restaurant in Aberdeen by far
Lovely meal with lovely service, only comment would be we enjoyed but the most expensive tiny discs of sweet potato I have ever had!!
Great wee Japanese restuarant. Always leave wondering when I'll go back!
Yet another good meal at Yatai. The food is excellent and the atmosphere relaxed. Even our 6 year old loves the food and we are all made to feel welcome. Will be back again soon.
Delicious food and great service
Waiter was very friendly and helpful, food delicious (although ordered a bit too much). It’s a bit expensive to come all the time but would certainly recommend.
We are novices at Japanese food but thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The single waiter, upstairs, was very pleasant but a little overstretched and we could not say why but the atmosphere was a little “flat”. However the food will take us back! We only had soft drinks so we cannot really comment on the drinks but the food was delicious.
Fantastic service in addition to the beautiful food made this a fantastic evening. We really enjoyed the non-alcoholic Seedlip Gin and Cucumber Tonic and the fried makerel and pork ribs were outstanding! Yet again another enjoyable evening at Yatai. Thanks.
Delicious. Waiter was very helpful and even offered an alternative option for one of the bento boxes. Would highly recommend.
Four of my colleagues had lunch on Friday at Yatai. We arrived a bit early just before 12 pm but still managed to get seated quickly. We all tried different dishes with some starters, Ramen bowls and a Bento Box. The food was served shortly which was good as we were having to go back to work. Everyone enjoyed their orders and for two of my colleagues (their first time) have been converted and are planning to come back. Good food, prompt service which was what we needed for lunch out of the office.
Lovely venue, with great staff and some truly wonderful food
Beautiful food and lovely, friendly service. Reminded me of being back in Japan. I will definitely be going back to Yatai for more tasty goodness. 😋🍣🥟🍲
As always the food was fantastic and the staff very friendly and helpful.