Why aren’t more people talking about Yatai, wonders Dave and Stuff after two knockout meals there. The “Asian tapas bar” certainly has an eclectic menu, with gado gado, “monsoon ceviche,” sushi rolls, and Korean tuna sashimi.
But oysters on the half shell are simple–just a dash of soy and citrus–and perfect. Shiitake mushroom, stuffed with spicy tuna and topped with pickled onions, is excellent. Albacore sashimi is fresh and delicious, a great match for the crispy onions that come with it. DIY charcoal-grilled ribeye is the most expensive thing on the menu at $17, and worth it.
Desserts are made in-house, and include a fine pumpkin flan.
Four beers, 4-5 plates, and dessert for two comes to about $72.
Yatai Asian Tapas in Hollywood