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Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

316 Featherston Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-356 1316
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“sashimi” (12 reviews)
“curry bowl” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
316 Featherston Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has maintained its high standards which is to be complimented. Staff are knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The many delicious dishes are all beautifully presented, varied and interesting. The raw fish dish was particularly good. Decor is exquisite and elegant. Definitely a restaurant to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious! We got a huge variety in the banquet. The staff were so helpful and polite. Amazing customer service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank caitland92
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We had a lovely family dining experience at the Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant this evening, We decided to enjoy the shared platter style of dining, which was a wonderful way to sample lots of different tastes, The flavours, without exception, were delicious! The service was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Passport58189981268
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We were in the area on holiday and stumbled upon this restaurant whilst we were going for a walk and we asked my brother and sister-in-law, who are locals, if they had been. They said they'd not tried it and so we went on Saturday...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dianne F
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is our "go to" restaurant for family dinners. We all like Japanese food and have tried many NZ Japanese style restaurants around the country. We all feel this is the best we have eaten at. The service has always been attentive and they time...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DrDanz
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Nice relaxed Japanese restaurant catering for all tastes and kids friendly. Tasting dishes and main meals and a full bar. Staff friendly even gave the kids learning chopsticks. Would go again

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tim T
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

What such great service! Very cosy and yet an intimate meal together. We had 5 dishes that were all delicious. Definitely going back soon.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 426brendat
Reviewed 26 July 2018

My partner and I had such a great experience here last night, I would highly recommend it to anyone. The staff were amazing, highly attentive and friendly, and were happy to explain how everything worked and suggested some dishes. Best of all when I booked...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Yuk1mura
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Went with my son for our yearly lunch treat. Great service and delicious food. Very quick service, wait staff very helpful explaining dishes to us with what ingredients were and how they were prepared. Would highly recommend this restaurant as a first time there, we...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Donna T
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We just had dinner, 4 adults and 4 children and the meals, service, price all exceeded my expectations. We apologise for the plate our daughter elbowed onto the floor and smashed, and are grateful that nobody made a big deal of it ❤️ the children...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Featherston Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-356 1316
  • E-mail
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