Yatai Izakaya

53 Langstane Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, AB11 6EN
Critics Review 9/10
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COVID 19 Opening
TUE - SAT 17-20:30 LAST ORDERS

Facilities
  • 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.

COVID 19

Face mask are required, no face mask no entry. Please wear your face mask while you moving around restaurant and when you placing your orders


Only 1 household and maximum 4 covers per table
Time limit of 90 minutes per table
Make sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.


Stick to social distancing guidelines as
best as possible when being seated to
your table or leaving premises.

Bookings only, please visit https://www.resdiary.com/restaurant/yatai
or contact us on 01224592355 please
be patient and flexible
on timing due to limited seating

If you do not make prior notice to cancel a booking you have made, your profile will be blocked from our booking system. Please ensure to cancel your booking if you cannot attend.

Group sizes of maximum of four
and a 1.30h hour slot per table
Make sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Stick to social distancing guidelines as
best as possible when being seated to
your table or leaving premises.

We will require lead member of the group to leave their
contact details for NHS Track and Trace record
- please leave your full name
and contact telephone number in your booking

Due to the limited space no prams allowed.
Children under the age of 6 cannot stay after 7pm

If your party has not arrived or called via phone within 15 minutes after your reservation time,
the restaurant reserves the right
to mark your reservation as a no-show 

If there are any dietary requirements or restrictions in your party we require 48 hours notice. We will try to accommodate as much as possible within the parameters of our menu. Please be advised that soy sauce is a staple of Japanese cuisine and it contains wheat and gluten. We cannot guarantee any dish will be 100 percent free from ingredients of which you may be allergic.

Cuisine: Japanese, Locally Sourced, Seafood, Sushi, Fish, Small Plates, Asian Fusion, Tapas, Tasting Menu
Dress Code: Casual
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Critics Review
Yatai review
9/10
Having spent a couple of weeks in Japan last year, I’m a huge fan of Japanese food. It’s simple, tasty, and usually very quick. I’d been hearing great things about Yatai Izakaya in Aberdeen for a while, but despite being an Aberdonian living in Glasgow, I had never quite made it there. So when making plans to visit a friend in the city, I jumped at the chance to visit and try out all their tasty delights...
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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Always amazing food. Love coming here and will be back again!

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Really good food as always, and all of the measures which have been put in place for COVID made us at ease during our visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and attentive. All the food was served quickly, hot and could tell the dishes with sashimi were using extremely fresh products. It was first time there and will 100% go back. Reason for such a low atmosphere rating is because there was not much ambience as we were the only one eating. This is due to 1) us eating at a odd time and 2) Coronavirus impacting people’s eating out habits and 3) restrictions being placed on businesses impacting the number of diners allowed. That being said I felt that the restaurant was very clean and safe and they had taken measures to make us feel this way.

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

All the food was delicious and well presented; service was very efficient

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

Simply the best food in Aberdeen. As always everything was absolutely delicious, fresh and we were served really fast. The restaurant was spotless and we felt extremely comfortable as everyone was spaced out.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 October 2020

Amazing food, great value, couldn’t finish everything the food was so filling!

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Incredibly friendly staff with great service especially during these difficult times

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Delicious food, prompt service, nice environment.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Visited again for the first time since the pandemic and found the food and service to be outstanding as always. The only area I can mark down on is the atmosphere, which was a bit flat due to COVID restrictions, but this is completely out with the restaurants' control. Spoke with our server and the impact of COVID, like most in hospitality, has been massive on the business, so if possible people please support your local businesses. Can't recommend Yatai enough for a great foodie experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 01 October 2020

The food was beautifully made and tasted fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Food was fantastic and service very attentive. The atmosphere was okay but think mainly was due to current restrictions. Did think some of the dishes were on expensive side but will be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Despite all the lockdown restrictions the meal was wonderful and staff did everything to make sure we were well looked after

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Amazing food, would recommend the mackerel on sushi rice!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Difficult to provide an atmosphere with the no music rules in place from the gov. But food and service incredible as always. Probably the fastest meal ive had in yatai

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Everything was fantastic, we chose to go early so it was just us. So the atmosphere was quiet. I'd possibly suggest putting some background music on a low volume to create some ambience.

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Hello Stephen, Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoy your meal with us. Unfortunately due to the Government restriction we are not allowed to play any kind of background music. Hope to see you again in the near future.

Responded On Saturday, 26 September 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Amazing food, will definitely be coming back and recommending to others! Wish the cocktails were i on the menu though!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Amazing food. Amazing service

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

First time visiting and will be back food and service was great.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Lovely food as always. When we have been before our food was served dish by dish, however we felt very rushed (from sitting down to all our dishes on the table it was 25 mins!) I appreciate the COVID restrictions has meant people can stay for a max 90 mins but I think this was too fast. Otherwise lovely service and some of the best food in Aberdeen 😍

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Absolutely delicious food! I recently turned vegetarian and was so glad this restaurant offered many different vegetarian and vegan options. Can’t wait to return!! Thanks so much 😊

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

It was nice birthday celebration at Yatai even during the COVID restrictions. The restaurant was well set-up to manage the safe-distancing requirements but still had the ambiance of a relaxed dinning experience! For the food - I went for my usual favourites - 'Pork Belly' and the Soya Ginger Chicken and the Specials - they did not disappoint!

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Waitress was pretty cold with us in general but food was excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Yatai is simply the best restaurant in Aberdeen, and probably well beyond. Food, service and ambience is like nowhere else. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Great dinner

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

It was so Covid safe but no atmosphere a screen was drawn around our table. The waitress got the Oder wrong, couldn’t really hear her behind the mask and obviously she couldn’t hear us. Food was so disappointing and very salty. What a shame, no atmosphere, food below average and smelled of dampness!

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