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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 11 March 2022

A really delightful restaurant away from the Square, Loved the setting which drew on a traditional Japanese style but was in a converted villa with nice porch area. Wait staff were friendly, Food was lovely - particularly the scallops and beef tataki. The generous chicken...curry was a nice dish to finish with after the smaller portions. The desert - Creme Caramel - was sweeter than expected but moreish. Some of dishes did seem on the expensive side (considering small portion size) but these could be combined with lesser priced ones and sides - we paid a very reasonable $140 for five dishes, four beers and a desert. And went away very satisfied.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 10 February 2022

Four of us visited Yatai Thursday. What a treat. We left our meal selection up to the staff and were treated to a fantastic Japanese meal. The seafood was fresh and immaculately presented and the curry was to die for. All at a very reasonable...price. Thanks heaps guysMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 24 May 2021

We had planned to go here for a special evening meal but unfortunately due to circumstances could not travel from home. INSTEAD, having talked to Barbara Taniyama, we arranged to pick up a complete meal for 5 adults to have at home. We ordered 9...dishes from the main menu, agreed a time and it was ready at the time agreed. The food was superb and equal to anything I have had in Tokyo and Kamakura. Thoroughly enjoyed by all including my grandson. Can't wait to have dinner at the Restaurant itself.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 20 February 2021

Fabulous vegan selection. One of our party of three is vegan and there were 18 vegan options to choose from! Because we were visiting palmie (and were impressed with the selection) we went overboard and ordered 6 vegan options, plus one chicken and one salmon....They were all delicious with the vegan options enjoyed by all. We had plenty of leftovers for the next day! The service was welcoming, and we appreciate the lovely waitstaff taking the time to help advise and explain on the menu items! I cannot wait to return next time I visit my daughter at uni to try some of the other options. Thank you so much!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 21 November 2020 via mobile

Can’t speak highly enough of the excellent food and service. Can’t get over the food here and the care and attention you receive couldn’t be more friendly and personable. Pity Yatai isn’t around the corner from home.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 19 November 2020 via mobile

We are visitors to PN & this was the closest restaurant to accommodation. It far exceeded expectations - the food was fantastic - we would definitely come back again. The home made red bean ice cream was worth coming for on its own.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020

Another fabulous dining experience with my cousin. Delicious food, beautifully presented, awesome authentic atmosphere and brilliant customer service.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020 via mobile

It’s been a few months since I last visited Yatai but oh it is so good. The decor is gorgeous and service is brilliant. There was a new menu since I last visited and certainly the options that we chose were all delicious and beautifully...presented. Definitely to be recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

Quite disappointed with the portion of food considering the price. The food also tasted pretty average. Based off the previous reviews, the manager seems very defensive with negative comments. Staff was good and friendly. The atmosphere and decor is pretty authentic.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

We had an excellent night eating all the delicious food, trying there more traditional dishes is highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2020
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15 August 2018|
Response from Donna T | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm sure you can order and take it away but I don't think they have a delivery to door service. No info on the brochure regarding that.
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Yes, Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5