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“Great meal, and great staff”
Review of Yatai Izakaya

Yatai Izakaya
Ranked #60 of 691 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $108
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Grill
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Yatai Izakaya is an intimate local eatery with a casual atmosphere, modern Japanese food that practices traditional technique while utilizing the best ingredients that Aberdeenshire has to offer. As a small independent restaurant, we have honed traditional methods over the past ten 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.
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We went as a group and were not sure what to try so asked for advice.
The waiter was very helpful and took all our dietary requirements, likes and dislikes to create a great sushi platter that was suitable for the whole table.
A great meal experience!

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Thank Jac19
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

First visit to Yatai, for a quick lunch bite.

Menu selection seemed to quite selective for a lunch time, but we did notice we could ask and they would make up any type of sushi, based on what we like.

Food came well presented, and the portions size was good, and everything tasted delicious.. It was some of the best Japanese food I have tasted. Certainly the best I have tried in Aberdeen.

For a lunch time, we did think the price could be a little more competitive, but would definitely still go back again...

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1  Thank BeechesAberdeen
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We ate here on Saturday 24th Sept and had a fab evening. Reservations are essential, it is only a small place. You really feel as though you're in a truly authentic Japanese restaurant here. The service was fantastic, lovely atmosphere, fun music ( quite cheesy 80's classics but apparently this is what they play in Japan!) We started with a cocktail which was lovely. The food is Japanese 'tapas' style, small portions to share. We decided to not choose from the menu but give a budget and they surprise you with different dishes from the menu, I think this was a great idea for our first time and we loved it dish that was served. The pork belly was the best I have ever tasted. We finished off by drinking some Sake which was also interestingly tasty. Definitely recommend an evening here.

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1  Thank nixsy1
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We had been to Yatai when it was based in its smaller previous venue on Skene Street and even then it was absolutely delicious!

My partner took me here for my birthday night out on Sept. 24th and it was nothing short of perfect.

The staff are absolutely excellent! So knowledgeable and friendly. The venue is cosy and extremely authentic in its style.

We chose the option on the menu where you can set your budget and leave it up to the chefs/waiters to choose the food! Great idea! We had a pick of everything from the menu with great cocktails and wine to compliment the meal and it was an absolute treat!

Yatai is a MUST if you are looking for somewhere to dine in Aberdeen!

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2  Thank Hayleigh-Aberdeen
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Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

A tiny place with just a few tables so book in advance. But this allows for a personalized service and a cozy atmosphere. Food is extraordinary with the most flavorful spicy tuna roll I have ever eaten. Ask what the special is and order it: the ceviche was also several notches above any I had ever eaten. Worth the detour.

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1  Thank FlorenceK4
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