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Yoshi's Oakland
Yoshi's Oakland

Yoshi's Oakland Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yoshis.com
  • Phone: (510) 238-9200
  • Hours of Operation: Dining Room:

    Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-9:00pm

    Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm (opening time may change based on showtimes)

    Bar opens at 4:30pm Monday-Saturday

    Late Night Menu served in the Jazz Club, Bar & Lounge
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Yoshi’s has been host to a wide range of world-renowned jazz musicians such as legends Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Pat Metheny (just the tip of the iceberg) since 1972. With Yoshi’s top-of-the-line, custom designed Meyer sound system, a 1998 Steinway 9' Concert D grand piano, state-of-the-art lighting, unparalleled breadth and quality programming, there is no better venue to see jazz in the Bay Area! With its calming, elegant Japanese design of simple curves and soft tones, Yoshi's is an extremely inviting atmosphere for all ages, any time, in a smoke-free environment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Yoshi's is located on the 1st floor of the Washington Street Garage at Jack London Square. The garage is 6 stories high and offers plenty of parking. Discounted parking rates are available with validation. Bring parking ticket into the restaurant for validation. Pay for parking at payment kiosk prior to returning to vehicle.
A word from Yoshi's Oakland
Yoshi's has served Japan's best traditional dishes to Bay Area patrons since 1972. The menu highlights artfully arranged sushi, fresh grilled seafood, classic Japanese dishes, and vegetarian fare. Patrons can kick off their shoes in the traditional Japanese tatami seating or dine at tables. Expert
sushi chefs create sushi and sashimi to order either in the restaurant or in
the jazz house. Start the evening in the cocktail lounge before dinner or
have a nightcap after taking in a show in the jazz house.
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Diner Reviews
  • "as an entertainer at Yoshi's, coming to support local talent, it's a REFRESHING JOURNEY EVERYTIME I GET HERE, IT'S LIKE COMING HOME TO EXTENDED FAMILY!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Sitting on the floor without shoes was fun! The food was excellent, the service superb and atmosphere fun!! Loved the entire experience."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We eat there just because we had Jazz show tickets. They reserve good seats for the diners who are going the show. Over the years, the restaurant became just expensive Cal-Japanese cuisine. Fish quality is not so great so I stick to safer choices like maki sushi."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We had not eaten in this restaurant in quite a few years. The food has really gotten a lot better than we remember it. The waiter was very good at really "spot on" suggestions. It appears as if the kitchen gets a bit backed up though, so I would suggest you order your entree at the time you order your appetizer if you are going to an 8:00 show at the Jazz club. Overall very nice experience!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Were it not for the entertainment, I would not go to this restaurant. I've been to an excellent Japanese restaurant and this could not compare to that. It had a very limited, Americanized menu. I had to do a process of elimination to finally select my dinner."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Pretty much a flawless experience. Try the Music to My Ears cocktail. Any night is a great night at Yoshi's!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We saw Ron Carter Trio. Food was great - as always - and getting these seats meant we had a good place to listen to the music. Sushi was fresh, generous. Kids enjoyed - and our table was half vegetarian and also remarked a the many menu items and quality."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We loved the food, ambience, and waiter, with one exception: he said he would tell us our table assignment in the club, but never did, even after we reminded him."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The service was outstanding and it is just a lovely place to go."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great as always-best place to see jazz in an intimate venue!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had a great dinner prior to the show. We got in a little late, but were served promptly and didn't miss a note. This is a favorite spot."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Haven't been to Yoshi's for a few years, but have been a customer since the 90s. This visit reminded me that Yoshi's is truly one of the top Sushi restaurants in the Bay Area. We shared a perfectly prepared grilled salmon, as well as some sushi. The fish ranks with the highest quality I have had in any restaurant and expertly prepared. We also had the not very Japanese spinach, bacon and blue cheese salad. Also, one of the best I have had. Don't know if it was a particularly on night or what, but the food struck me as the top of their game. Be forewarned that it is not cheap, but it is delicious."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We started of with a wonderful waiter who guided us through the menu and made is feel we were his on table. His attention and aling with a great personality made our first time at Yoshi's exceptional. Ended with satisfied tummies and wonderful music. You guys made us all feel like VIP's."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My wife and I go to Yoshi's several times a year. It is a great place to go have dinner, they have excellent service and food. There hasn't been anything we ever ordered that we didn't like. If you haven't tried Yoshi's you should."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We returned to Yoshi's to eat with our friends. We found the food, service, ambience and overall experience wonderful."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The service was superb we really enjoyed the food and the staff. I will definitely be coming again. I have been to both the Oakland and San Francisco location and I've enjoyed them both!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We've been to Yoshi's jazz club to see many artist, however have never dined in the restaurant, after this experience in the tatami room, we realized we had been missing another great treat Yoshi's have had to offer."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were attending a concert & decided to have dinner at Yoshis so that we could get "priority" seating at the show. WHAT A WASTE! The food(sushi) was okay but WAY overpriced as was everything else on the "limited" menu! And my boyfriend ordered a Long Island Ice Tea that had sooo much coke in it that my a kid could've drank it! And I guess we're gluttons for punishment because we also ordered food once we went inside(for the show)as well...WHY?!!! Roasted-non flavored, charred, DRY, Brussels sprouts & bland little fried chicken pieces-oh yes and yet another weak Long Island.....I'm very disappointed overall! I frequent Yoshis in the Fillmore(which I hear has been sold)often and the food & drinks(and service) are so much better!! Just bad!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Staff was warm and friendly and our server was really good. The only down fall is there were a lot of flies where we were sitting and the windows should have curtains in case you want more privacy gets distracting with all the people walking around. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were going for a show had dinner first everything we ordered was good the ceaser salad was big enough to share. The lobster sushi and chicken was very good. The hot sake was also good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service and food are consistently good; atmosphere is energetic. My family and friends always make it a point to have dinner there before attending our selected show."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my first time here, and it was awesome!!! The food was so good, the waitress was so nice. The over all experience was awesome. We then went to see Leela James and the show was awesome as well. She show out. We seat with a couple of ladies and they was so friendly. So that experience was great. We was able to go up front to take pictures of Leela with no problem. Came back to our table, the ladies paid for our drinks. It just kept getting better and better."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "At the prices they get, soup and rice should not be an "extra". Salmon, two sushi roll orders. NO drinks. Over $100 with tip. Outrageous for a restaurant with active train tracks right next to the window we sat at. Such a lovely view of the Amtrack commuter train. The food was OK, the sushi rolls a little bit "fishy" tasting. At these prices it should have been the sushi I ever ate. It wasn't even close."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My mom had the honey glazed pork chop which had NO flavor. The waitress was nice enough to bring a miso dipping sauce to help it a little, but it wasn't enough. I had the mussels which were OK except for some sand granules. Overall the pricing was too high for such mediocre food."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Been here many times to dine before a show. The sushi is always fresh--really exceptional compared to most sushi bars. In addition, they offer excellent salads & entrees--large enough to share--tasty and well-prepared. This is a solid restaurant even if one is not attending a show. Food is also offered in the small show venue. We had dessert--gelato & brownie a la mode--yummy and ample portion to share."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The "noise level" question above should include a box that give the choice of "too noisy". I am not sure what Yoshi's can do about the noise of patrons enjoying their food - which was good. Maybe sound deadening wall covers. The glass wall are a cool design feature that I like. It just was hard to have a conversation while eating the food that I enjoyed. Maybe a heavy curtain separating the dining area. Anyway the Escovedo performance was cool."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Because I am a sushi lover, I would always choose sushi at Yoshi's but this time I thought..live outside your box and got the duck instead…mistake, stick to sushi. The duck was ok but only ok compared to sushi that is always excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We saw Greg Adams. Food is great! Go to dinner to get best seats at the shows and avoid standing in line. An opportunity for me to enjoy some really good sushi."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "A great evening for us all . Keep bringing the group back for us old g. We the only one that have the green."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I have been going to Yoshi's 2-3 tins a year for many years and has had good meals and service each and every time. So what more to say?"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Good service. Knowledgable about food. Wonderful presentation. Great concert"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Not very fresh sushi. Deserts were stale and tasteless. Service was spotty, but to be expected with a pre-performance crowd."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I frequent this wonderful spot on a regular basis and have never been disappointed. The food and service is always top notch, and the show this evening was one to remember. The Count Basie Orchestra was excellent! The food at Yoshi's SF is no where as good. Thank you Yoshi's for all the great memories!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " Went to a concert. Dined before eating. Threw up in my plate!!! Had not finished eating. Maybe the combination of food. Japanese with American but, could bot attend the show."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A beautiful restaurant, amazing service, nice ambience but the portions were small for the price. Skip the sashimi, it seems like a lot but more of an appetizer with thinly sliced fish."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I have been to Yoshi's both for dinner and entertainment in the show room and have never been disappointed. Everything I have eaten in the restaurant has always been excellent to say the least!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The people here go out of their way to make your combined dining/concert experience stress free and pleasurable. It is nice that you can order lots of starters if you want (or not). The food is inconsistent and the sushi menu very limited. The grilled Brussels sprouts were great (and I have never been a sprout head). The tempura lobster disappointed: it was very bland, and served with what seemed to be a cup of plain old ketchup. The tempura "fritter" reminded me of when I once tried to make hash brown potatoes and they turned into a gluey mess. The risotto was good, with the scallops perfectly prepared. If you eat dinner when you have concert tix, they will reserve seats for you and this makes your dining experience very relaxed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my first time to a place as amazing as Yoshi's. The seating is comfortable and relaxed with an atmosphere of calm serenity. The food was better than what mere words could describe. Simply mind blowing experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "sushi rice was mushy, homemade miso sauce for vegetables too sugary, hot saki lukewarm too cold after one sip, ambiance and service very good"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was very good but did not have the wow factor. High end food price. Not your typical Japanese menu. Unique menu. Recommend reviewing (download) menu so you are not surprised. We had rainbow roll - nothing special; seafood risotto - very good; tofu appetizer - fresh but not wow. Excellent service and atmosphere. We came to listen to jazz and as restaurant customers, they reserved fantastic seats in the Yoshi jazz club, otherwise, wait in line."
    Dined on 6/24/2014