Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese5 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
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reviewed by Sandra Pinfold 31 March 2012
Had the pleasure to dine here on several occasions now and Yatai consistently delivers in food quality and service.
Suggest diners make a reservation
reviewed by Paul Burnett 11 July 2011
Lovely food, great service - although a little pricey - worth it for a treat.
reviewed by Jan Oram 31 August 2010