Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

Cuisine: Asian, Japanese

5 reviews


Yatai is situated in the ground floor of a two storey home in a central residential area. When you enter it feels like you have stepped out of New Zealand and stepped into Japan, the smells, the music and even the decor. This restaurant is Japanese owned and operated with quality and authenticity being the focus, you won't find fusion here. Dining style is a shared layered dining, not entree/main, so you leave having enjoyed a variety of flavours and dishes, all beautifully presented. The selection of sakes and other Japanese beverages is impressive and the service is always warm and helpful. Yatai is also proud to have won "Best Ethnic Restaurant" four years in a row at the Manawatu Hospitality Awards!


Had the pleasure to dine here on several occasions now and Yatai consistently delivers in food quality and service. Suggest diners make a reservation
rating reviewed by Paul Burnett 11 July 2011

Lovely food, great service - although a little pricey - worth it for a treat.
rating reviewed by Jan Oram 31 August 2010

First timers! Very impressed with service. Me & my husband thought we would try something different. So off to Yatai we went. Loved it so
rating reviewed by Shelley 8 December 2012

One of my favorite restaurants in Palmerston North, food is amazing and awesome friendly staff
rating reviewed by Nicole Rule 14 December 2010

Absolutely blown away with the beautiful food. First timers we went as a work group. Had a " ? progressive " dinner ( sorry forgot the corr
rating reviewed by Sandra Pinfold 31 March 2012

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316 Featherston St, Palmerston North Central, Manawatu-Wanganui
Palmerston North Central

NZ$ 40 - 60

Great View
Outdoor Dining