Great nightDidn't know what to expect but I had a very good time. Dinner was very good. The concert area was good as well.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe music scene......is the real scene seen here. Diners going to a show get to reserve a spot in the auditorium. If you know the place, an excellent dinner can be followed by an exceptional performance (well, usually) in a seat of your choosing (more or less). Support live music AND excellent food.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful nightFood was great, especially the appetizers which featured delish brussel sprouts despite not being in season. The tools were all amazing and the hamachi melted in mouth.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Sushi; very attentive service.I like this place and have been an occasional regular for the last several years. I go for the shows and recently saw Arturo Sandoval who was excellent. Since I also like Sushi I enjoy the food as well. With an open and spacious seating arrangement and large windows to the street it’s a nice place for singles and families. With dinner reservations comes reserved seating for the shows and no standing outside in line... :) I would and have recommended to a friend.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMwhen in OaklandThe food was very good and when you combine that with great music in a venue second to none, the evening, as always, was perfect. Parking is right next door and as you enter for your dinner reservation, you're asked if you will be attending the show. The waiter shows you to your table and then says that they will reserve your table for the show.
Arturo Sandoval, who was on my bucket list, gave one of the best performances ever.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGirls Night OutWe met for dinner before a show. The food was outstanding and our server was polite, pleasant and on top of his services.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFIRST TIMERBeing that this was my first time at Yoshi's in Oakland I can honestly say I was impressed. I really enjoyed our meal. I did bring in my own wine but after our bottle was finished our helpful waiter suggested a wine that was similar to ours and it was great. He provided us with great service. I would definitely come back and refer this place to everyone.
Thanks Yoshi's for a wonderful evening!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved Yoshi's. No Diggity!Went to Yoshi's Oakland for the first time to see Blackstreet. Loved it! Service was excellent. They were very flexible when it came to our group seating arrangements and the food and drinks were excellent.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT TIME AT YOSHI'SI always have a nice, and wonderful time at yoshi's.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood TimesIt's always a good time at Yoshi's for dinner and a show, the food is excellent and the service is outstanding!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMmusic venue and restarauntVery good preparation of traditional Japanese food, sashimi and sushi rolls. In addition an offering of entrée dishes not found in Japan. My wife ordered the lamb chops and they were excellent. Teriyaki chicken, salmon looked great. The ribeye was tempting but pricey, $29. Ala carte, soups and salads extra. We had a bottle of wine and split the check for four-with 20% tip it was $300 total. I made reservations here for the purpose of securing a good seat for the music in the venue. We got seated in a nice comfy booth for an overall great evening. Birthday or anniversary celebration ideal.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMYoshi's - Oakland: Took myYoshi's - Oakland: Took my grown kids to one of the places their father and I frequented when we haunted jazz joints! Didn't see a show this time, but all of us came away feeling so content! Great food, great atmosphere, great company!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat flavors! Good size portions,Great flavors! Good size portions, service was attentive and friendly. Very clean!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat sushiOne of the best eel-avocado rolls I've had in a while. Special rolls are good too, e.g. the Spicy Dragon, in which they cut off the shrimp tails so you don't have to try to do it with chopsticks! Panko crusted brussels sprouts were really an excellent way to start the meal. Hope you like spicy sauces!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experienceThis was my first time at Yoshi's, and my son and I were looking forward to seeing The Bad Plus perform. The entire experience was amazing! Our meals were freshly prepared and arrived quickly, and the service was exceptional. When I couldn't decide which red wine I'd order, my server offered me a taste of both, and it was such a big help! The appetizers and entrees were so delicious, and the sauces and reductions were outstanding.
My son is a railroad fan, and we had front row seats to view the Amtrak trains during our meal, as the tracks ran right next to Yoshi's. If you show your server your tickets, they'll reserve seats for you ahead of time while you dine. Unbelievably, they were front row seats for the jazz concert! Sensational night.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCoupled with the entertainment,Coupled with the entertainment, this is a great place to eat and see top performers.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food....outstandingFantastic food....outstanding service and an unbelievable concert -- Chick Corea.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful sushi ~ Loved theWonderful sushi ~ Loved the Spicy Geisha roll - so glad our waiter Mike recommended it!! The service was fantastic. Great night.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience having in dinnerOur experience having in dinner in Yoshi's was very good. The only that I can maybe complaint or critize, is the price. It's very expensive. Is the most expensive dinner that we ever had in the USA. $100 dinner and $130 ticked for Chick Corea it's a high amount. Even though, we've enjoy dinner and show, but are not becoming to be frecuent guests.
Karin4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMYoshi's Oakland suburb jazz spotYoshi's Oakland is a suburb music venue - one of the best on the West Coast for certain. The restaurant is well above average with a good range of sushi and sashimi choices. We had a very helpful server who made some good suggestions and ensured our sake was cold as we requested. Chick Corea was sublime.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and music remainThe food and music remain magical after all these years!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my partner's 71st birthdayIt was my partner's 71st birthday and i was making it a "surprise" evening w/ dinner and tickets for the 8:00pm show. Every single person from the box office rep to our wonderful waitress, Isabella, was beyond helpful and thoughtful!!
I had brought a little carrot cake w/ candles earlier in the day when I picked up our show tickets and he/box office employee took the cake and the candles and just at the perfect time, later that evening it appeared at our table w/ candles lit!!!
I just can't say enough about the food, the setting, the warmth, etc.
Thanks Yoshi's for an evening my partner says was his best birthday!!!
Maureen4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for dinner beforeGreat place for dinner before a show at Yoshi's, very convenient parking. Their sushi is first rate and our server was knowledgable, fast and just a real sweetheart.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMlove this place. a greatlove this place. a great combination of really good food and world class music.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat showroom & FOOD!What a great place to see a show! The sound in the room was incredible. We had dinner first, which gives you preferred seating at the show. No need to stand in line.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my nephew to the MartyI took my nephew to the Marty Stuart show. We had dinner because the web site said we would get better seats at the show. Oh boy, did we! Second row of tables from the stage. As for dinner, the sashimi and sushi were good. We had an excellent waitress. She showed us show to get our will call tickets ad gave other good advice.
I will come back again, for dinner as well as the show. You have a great restaurant and show venue.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food with beautifulVery good food with beautiful presentations. Some unusual combinations and preparations, which I appreciate.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat in combination withGreat in combination with the jazz club, they reserved a great table for us as soon as we got there4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA very sleek & classy placeA very sleek & classy place right on Jack London Square. Great music venue with not a bad seat in the house. We will go back often! Fantastic cocktails, as well as terrific (though expensive) sushi.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was great..tippedOur server was great..tipped more than 18% Food was outstanding!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the very best time EVERHad the very best time EVER at the Sushi bar! Three cheers for the chefs!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEverytime me and the wifeEverytime me and the wife go to Yoshi's we have a wonderful meal with excellent service. While we were enjoying the great food our seats were reserved for the 8pm show. We ordered the Lobster Tempura Roll, SautÉed Black Tiger Shrimp & Savoy Cabbage, Grilled Kurobuta Pork Chop. All dishes are family style so we shared all the food. Yoshi's is a 5 Star restaurant and a Jack London Gem.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, excellent foodAs always, excellent food and friendly helpful service. Many sushi and nashimi offerings to share as well as Asian inspired entrees (one person in our group of six said it was the best salmon he'd ever had). Highly recommended before a show to get preferred seating.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMmy son had a great birthdaymy son had a great birthday dinner. Are server/ waiter was awesome and very patient. Dinner was exquisite. We all had different entrees and everyone one them was so delicious.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and excellentDelicious food and excellent service. Quite an enjoyable evening.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe must compliment Irene onWe must compliment Irene on her service... She truely made our experience memorable....
Marshall and Gail Harris4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCrowded in the bar area butCrowded in the bar area but good vibe. Restaurant service and good were wonderful. Hint for those who have not been before - wear slip-on shoes b/c they require that you leave them outside the restaurant area.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI like that we didn't haveI like that we didn't have to wait too long for our food.
Our server was fully aware that we had a show to catch and the
food was ready in record time!
Everything we ordered was perfect, especially the 'brussel sprouts'!
The salmon was cooked to perfection and melted in our mouths!
Overall, a wonderful dinner experience4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Evening Jazz at Yoshi'sParking in the garage near the front door is a real plus! The food is always good. We had the Grilled Lamb Chops cooked just the way we like them. The Panko Fried Brussels Sprouts came with a spicy miso aoili. Very good. The bar was full and lively. Everyone who worked there greeted us when we arrived and when we left.
The show was great. Seating was comfortable and the crowd was dancing and having fun. The temperature was just right.
This was not our first time here, and we have brought friends here too.
Too late to catch the train home, so we drove round trip. It was not a bad drive home from Oakland to Santa Clara.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Yoshi's specificallyWe went to Yoshi's specifically for a Jazz show. We decided to have dinner before the show. The food was very, very good and the service was excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI definately would eat hereI definately would eat here again. We had dinner an hour and half before a show. It gave us pleanty of time to enjoy the show and we were rewarded with excelent seats.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entire experience wasThe entire experience was just great. I will do it again!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and great foodFood was extremely deliciousPlace was very romanticService was just great we'll definitely be coming back for more3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I always enjoyMy husband and I always enjoy our dinner and the concert at Yoshi's.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dinner I had at Yoshi'sThe dinner I had at Yoshi's Oakland was probably the best food I have EVER eaten!!! The service was excellent, and everything about my experience was amazing! I am definitely coming back soon.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYoshi's Oakland - dinner & Sheila EExpect great food, a better-than-average server response time, and a bittersweet show experience if going in to see one.
We tried the appetizers and entrees and yet to be disappointed in portion size or quality of taste. Servers seem quite attentive and ready to accommodate whatever you need.
Going into the other section to see a show is bittersweet though. Because the venue is small, even so-called back of the house seats aren't far from the action onstage. The drawback (and something Yoshi's need to consider revising) is that tables and chairs are too crammed together. Having lots of physical contact with your honey is cool. Being forced into the same with your buddy or some person you don't know is -not- Less tables & chairs ple3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood good, experience great!Eating a Yoshi's Oakland before a show is fun. You can plenty of Japanese food in the Bay Area that's just as good and costs less, but it's about the entire experience. I probably wouldn't eat here if I wasn't going to show, but the food is good. The menu is more limited here than at Yoshi's San Francisco (which has great food, might even eat there without a show).3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM1. Salmon dish was slightly1. Salmon dish was slightly under cooked. Sushi was perfect. Pre warning of family style serving was appropriate and appreciated. Overall our dining experience was good.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service and good food,Good service and good food, a little on the expensive side.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMYoshi's food is always good.Yoshi's food is always good. Have not had a bad meal yet. Dinner before the show is highly recommended.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM