One of our favourite restaurants in Palmerston North. Always enjoyed the food and friendly service. Would certainly recommend.
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Fantastic traditional cuisine paired with a quaint setting and great service. Best Japanese cuisine I have had in all of NZ - regularly return for birthdays
My sister took me here for a birthday treat dinner, a treat for her as well as she'd been wanting to experience Japanese cuisine for some time. The dishes we ordered - tempura, karaage, sashimi and a couple of others - were excellent. They were...More
This is my 'go to' place for a special takeaway and it never fails to deliver. I always get the mini spring rolls, chicken and lychee with coconut rice...freaking delicious!!!
Hello ToothfairyGal, I think your nice words were intended for another restaurant. We do not have either mini spring rolls or lychee with coconut rice on our menu. Kind regards Yatai Restaurant Palmerston North New Zealand
The authenticity of the decor, the extremely friendly staff and the outstanding food make this restaurant a place to share, as Barbara says after you’ve been seated, a place to share company, drink and food in a calm and welcoming environment. The waitress was thoroughly...More
Thank you so much for your kind words Claire and for taking the time to share them. We are very lucky havimg wonderful staff that stay with us until a new life chapter takes them out of Palmerston North and lovely customers like you. Happy...More
We discovered Yatai shortly after moving to Palmy over 4 years ago. We lived in big cities all our lives, and we are big foodies with deep restaurateur and chef backgrounds. We were very worried that Palmy wouldn't work for us, but then we discovered...More
Love, love, love this restaurant. Food is amazing, atmosphere is great, a real credit to Barbara and Artsushi and all the wonderful staff. We will be back.
Me and my girlfriend went there for dinner and we were astonished by the food and service. Our waiter made us feel very comfortable and explained how their dining style is, which was very helpful as we never had been to a restaurant like that...More
Everything about this place was stunning, the atmosphere, the food, the wine list and the service by Naho was brilliant! My partner and I have been to a lot of Japanese restaurants around NZ and this is one of the best. Great wine list to...More
I took my 11 year old daughter for dinner. She was delighted with the authentic decor. The waiter was absolutely brilliant and knowledgeable and gave us good advice. We got a variety of dishes, all of which were delicious and perfectly fresh, not to mention...More