Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

Palmerston North

Hours: Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday 6pm – Late (Will consider opening Mondays for group bookings) Lunch: Takeaway and “By Request”

Phone: (06) 356 1316

Yatai is an Izakaya (a relaxed dining style), a place to meet with friends, family or colleagues, to eat and drink at leisure. Who says “slow food” is something new?


You can choose from a selection of dishes to share (forget the usual western custom of ordering individually). The main benefits of dining this way are interaction, variety and relaxation. Sharing a large variety of flavours and courses, you can’t help but discuss the tastes and textures. Waiting for the next dish to arrive adds to the excitement of the experience and sometimes you just love a dish so much, you immediately order it again. Trying different dishes at your own pace, while enjoying the company of those close to you is what an Izakaya experience is all about. The Japanese culture believes you should never have alcohol without food. Our menu has been selected with this in mind. So, stay a while, relax and enjoy your Izakaya experience. This is an ideal way for a large group to dine out. How often have you been with a large group and had to wait an eternity for your meal to arrive? It doesn’t happen here. With our layered dining style, each course comes out to everyone at the same time, so that all you have to worry about is enjoying the company and conversation. We usually advise keeping group menus safe, unless the organizer knows that the group is very familiar with Japanese food. It is necessary for us to know if there are any special dietary needs (ie Gluten intolerance, allergies or strict vegetarian or Vegan diners) as we can cater for them all. Sample Menu Most of our groups choose a $40 - $45 per head menu which may consist of •Choice of roll your own sushi platters or pre-rolled sushi •Gyoza (pork & veg dumplings with a citrus/soy dipping sauce) •Agemono (breadcrumbed skewers or chicken or salmon or potato croquette or mushrooms or scallops or tofu, served with a fruit and veg sauce) •Teriyaki (Chicken or Salmon) •Kushiyaki (skewered meats, flame-grilled with a sweetened soy taste coating) •Okonomiyaki (meat and veg fritter) •Battered Prawns •Saikoro or Yakiniku (both beef and vegetable dishes) •Curry bowlsYour group may be more adventurous, so we can make whatever adjustments or combinations you choose, substituting Sashimi , Beef Tataki, or a squid or eel dish. We are completely flexible, helping choose a menu to suit both your budget and your tastes

316 Featherston Street, Palmerston North 4410


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