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“Meticulously prepared dishes” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yatai Izakaya

Yatai Izakaya
Ranked #43 of 658 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$99
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Scotland
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Meticulously prepared dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Absolutely excellent Japanese food served in a tapas style. Standout dishes for us included the pork belly skewers with mustard and rib-eye beef dumplings. All the dishes were meticulously prepared, so the prices seem reasonable. The service was excellent and the waitress did an good job of recommending and describing dishes and even told us all about how they were prepared. The best food I've had in Aberdeen for a long time and, by a considerable margin, the best Asian food I've had in Scotland. I've had meals in Michelin star restaurants that don't come close to that meal in Yatai. Superb.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

May need to reserve, unless you go around 6:30. Excellent sushi as well as hot skewers. Not cheap, but great for a special meal.

Visited July 2014
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Killin, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Great restaurant but a wee bit expensive side. The staff are very attentive and helpful and the surroundings downstairs are friendly. Loved the original venue but this has its benefits

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Jay A
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful and different!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Amazing unusual food (for Aberdeen) and knowledgeable and great service. Lots of choice and lots of interesting information behind it all.
Delicious!

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1 Thank Mleology
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South America
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453 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Just not for me”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

My partner heard quite a bit about this place before going and had painted quite a picture. Unfortunately it was my first time have Japanese food and it turns out I'm not keen on it. I also found it slightly expensive for what it was. 3 stars, brought up by the fact my missus really enjoyed it and it's not their fault that Japanese is not for me.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Aidan80
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