Monday - Sunday 12.00-14.00/ 17.00-2115
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.
When I made the booking online I asked if my onion and dairy intolerances could be accommodated. When I called the day before to confirm the reservation I repeated this request and also said I would be using an itison voucher and was assured that it was no problem, the only dietary requirement that they could not cope with being gluten free. Yet when we arrived we were told it was a limited menu and the only starters we could have all had onion in them. I was also told that the itison voucher stated that no intolerances could be catered for (not true). Anything I chose other than dumplings would be charged. I chose the miso soup (cheaper than the dumplings). In fairness to our server, at the end of the day, she didn’t charge for the soup or the edamame beans which we had, or the green tea, thank you. Although £3.50 for a cup of tea was a bit steep, even if the teapot was cute. BUT, although it worked out and the food was delicious, yet again I was left embarrassed as I was told (in front of everyone) that I couldn’t have this or that, despite asking both when I booked and when I confirmed. I am not being deliberately difficult and if anyone had said it couldn’t be coped with I simply wouldn't have come.
Downstairs is a little too dark and dull for a lunchtime and the decor needs refreshed...a little tired and tatty looking. No atmosphere. The food and service however were very good.
Food was delicious and will look forward to returning thank you.
Food was excellent, the "trust us" menu is a nice idea to get a chance to sample lots of different dishes. Service was prompt and courteous. Although the food itself is not too expensive, with a couple of sake flasks the bill ended up being substantial, but well worth it.
This was our first experience of Japanese cuisine so we opted for the Omakase at £30 a head,I must say that I was disappointed with the quality and quantity of some of the dishes especially as it cost us £60. If I were to return I would pick items off the menu and not have Omakase.
Had dinner here before but first time for lunch, was just as good! Delicious dumplings to start then a ramen bowl which was so tasty. Will definitely return for another lunch date!
The food and service was amazing and catered to allergies very well
Would definitely recommend! Excellent service and food. Can't wait to go back!
Such a lovely place to visit, I can't wait to come back!
Amazing as always
Great food, excellent service and really good value for money. Arigatou😎😎
Delicious meal! Very good at accommodating our dietary needs and requests. Thanks
Had a voucher so reason why rated so highly on value for money. Think it might be a bit pricey for lunch but not for an evening meal. Really enjoyed the dumplings and the ramen dishes.
Two of us, out of four, had chicken satay which we found to be very spicy with a lot chillies. We would recommend that you put “hot” on your menu as we didn’t expect it to be spicy.
Enjoyed trying something different with mixed flavours
Yatai is my favourite restaurant in Aberdeen...possibly anywhere. The food is fabulous!
Loved it. Very small and cosy and friendly restaurant. Food was great. Advise was great.
As per usual food & service was awesome thanks guys see you again soon 😃
Very strong cooking/smoky smell from grill which clung to hair and clothes. This would make me think twice about returning. Food was good but very meat orientated.
Thoroughly enjoyed the evening meal with my wife, found our new favourite restaurant
Excellent evening at Yatai, love the food there. The softshell crab in steamed bun was the highlight for both of us.
Lovely meal and fantastic service
We enjoyed our meal deal on Wednesday although I was disappointed with the limited choice we were given. I would willingly have paid extra for a wider choice. The food was very good.
Really enjoyed our lunch and we're looking forward to trying out the evening menu sometime soon. The food was delicious and the service friendly. Will definitely recommend!