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!


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

we had a fabulous meal here last Saturday. The food was just amazing , beautifully presented and the flavours were just Devine. The service was flawl
rating reviewed by Liz. Thrift 23 July 2013

Absolutely the most divine food in Palmerston North. Authentic Japanese flavours and a thoughtful wine list. Worth the price for a completely differen
rating reviewed by Lia 20 June 2010

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

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

NZ$ 40 - 60

Great View
Outdoor Dining