Wonderful first dateThis was actually my first date with a long time friend. We have been romantically involved for about four months now and this was our first out right date. We both enjoyed the restaurant tremendously, the food was great and the ambience was soothing and fresh.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice PlaceYoshi's is a nice restaurant, although portions are a bit on the small side for the price they charge, but tasty. Service was really good, seated right away, no waiting.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood timesI came to Yoshi's with a group of friends. We all agree it was one of the most fun times we've had. The service was outstanding. David, our waiter, was friendly, knowledgeable and hard-working.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had dinner and enjoyedWe had dinner and enjoyed the variety. Especially the starters. Service was excellent. And getting our seats selected for the show by the waiter was a great idea. Thanks.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBobby Caldwell ConcertSushi was very good, drinks also good, very helpful waiter6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Yoshi's Oakland. The food was great, the staff was awesome, and the show was spectacular.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening!Came for the music but the food was also good. Ask for rack of lamb cooked medium and it came on the rare side. Otherwise fine.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatI've only eaten at Yoshi's Oakland before one of their shows, but I really should go back and eat there when I'm not going to a show. This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Oakland. The garlic edamame is the bomb!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYummies at Yoshi'sWe had dinner at Yoshi's before a show this past week and loved it. Dinner there never seems to disappoint. The brussel sprout dish was over the top. Every entree we had stood out primarily because they really know about sauces. I had a salmon dish that melted in my mouth. The presentation is exquisite and you never feel rushed. We are looking forward to another dinner and show at one of our favorite places.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Great Service,Great Food, Great Service, Great Music . My wife where there to celebrate my birthday and I had a great experience.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMJapanese DelightI attended a late night show in the Jazz Club and decided to have diner prior to the show. Great Menu with variety of food dishes for all appetites. Sushi was very good, fresh and well presented. This is a great venue for casual dining, or a special date.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMintimate music venue and good foodlove that the venue and artists playing at yoshis. also the food is pretty fresh6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere and Good FoodWe went there for a birthday dinner and a concert. The place was really nice, great customer service, they even granted us the table we wanted for the concert right after dinner. Only set back is that the food portions are small so you might want to eat before coming or spend $300 just to make sure you get enough to eat.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMenjoyableThis was a very great find. It was recommended by one of the hotels while visiting San Francisco. Very upscale and great entertainment. A bit expensive but I would visit it again.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest night ever!!!My husband and I were there to see the show so we decided to have a few appitizers dessert and drinks beforehand just to get the evening started. They pre-seated us before the concert. Wasn't expecting that, nice surprise & great customer service. It was a really nice evening6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressive ChangesOver the years Yoshis has fluctuated, yet it has been improving overall for some time. There have been nights where the food was just okay, the portions meager. Saturday is always a busy night and more taxing for the kitchen and the wait staff. And we were going to see a show and taking friends. So it was with mixed feelings that I made a reservation. Portions have been so small that the price soars to cope with Japanese tapas.
My latest visit showed an immense improvement in quality and quantity. The salmon was fresh and wild. A nice crust and generous portion beautifully prepared. The Hamachi with mangos, tender, sweet and beautifully balanced. The sake flight was fun and nicely chosen. Keep it up!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Yoshi'sI went to Yoshi's Oakland for the first time this weekend. We did dinner & the early show. It was fantastic. My friends told me the food was great, when I looked at the menu on line I wasn't that impressed. (I do not eat sushi.) But after eating there I am a big fan. Everything was so tastey. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA great Saturday night dateYoshi's Oakland not only serves excellent food, generous pours and super service it also has a terrific small theater where incredible artists perform. Go for the dinner and stay for the show. You won't be disappointed!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pre-show meal!A great meal just prior to a show at Yoshi's Oakland. Great, fresh sashimi, sushi and rolls, a wonderful cedar plank/grilled salmon teriyaki. All plated and presented beautifully - the dinner far exceeded our expectations. Japanese food prepared and served like the fine restaurants of years gone by. It seems that today, many show venues/lounges use their restaurant as a secondary add-on to the entertainment portion of the venue not-so for this place. Definitely go for the shows... but reserve early and have a top-notch Japanese dinner as well. Added bonus - as a dinner guest you will get preferred (reserved) seating for the show!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner & BilalI went as a treat to myself and to celebrate a milestone.
The restaurant was pleasantly light since it was a Thursday night.
Dinner was delicious.
The show was really good.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulGreat food and the service provided by our server, Troy, was excellent! Thank God for Yoshi's.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMJazz EveningWe enjoyed a pleasant, tasty dinner and then saw Sara Gazarek in concert. The Salmon entree was delightful and the Rosemary Carrots were fabulous! I wish I had that recipe! The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable and secured a table in the lounge for us while we were dining. Excellent service.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food... Great Show...We went to Yohis's for dinner and a show. It was a wonderful evening in every way. The service was perfect, the menu offered many pleasant options; and then the music after dinner in the club was highly professional and lovely... just what we were looking for. Thanks Yoshi's for another lovely evening out!
Best, Jeff and Carolyn.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and musicgreat place to see and hear performers in a small venue
great food5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Venue for VibesThe MUSIC:
The perfect musical ambiance; personal, intimate seating for close contact with the artists while also offering the potential for a sound explosion with "rockers" when necessary; the sound/venure does accommodate for either tastes. It could be an acoustic offering or a rock out session, Yoshi's delivers the ideal atmosphere to enjoy your favorite artist.
Drinks were quite good at the tables; service reasonably prompt.
A bit more vigilance monitoring the use of videos; cameras, etc. during the performances.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & serviceYoshi's is consistently wonderful! Really like this restaurant -- AND the great shows in the night spot!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply Marvelous!Yoshi's was a simple and marvelous choice to celebrate the special day. Service did all they could to ensure that our visit was a special one. In addition, the food does achieve the level that its reputation calls for. The show after dinner was an added bonus and solidified the ratings above.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHave dinner before a show.The benefit to eating here before a show is that you will get assigned seating. Plus the food is very good.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodYoshi's has an interesting menu and delivered on the taste of its creative ideas.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner & ShowI highly recommend that if you attend a show at Yoshi's, that you make reservations for dinner at the restaurant. We had the pork chops that was recommended from a friend. It was amazingly good and a huge portion! Plus you get great seats reserved for you for the show!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBlack comedy competitionMy boyfriend and I shared a wonderful first time at Yoshi's. Our first experience at this restaurant was excellent. We both shared a nice bottle of rosé, and soft shell crab. My boyfriend enjoyed two sushi selections highly recommended by our waiter. We checked in on Yelp and received a free appetizer. Score! What we enjoyed most is that we were able to bring our bottle of wine with us and still enjoy the comedy show. This turned out to be a memorable night, we definitely will be back. Thank you Yoshi's of Oakland!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat 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 Spot!I arrived and checked in as requested and the staff was polite, profession and inviting. Positive energy with a welcoming vibe. Front desk ensured I had purchased the correct tickets for proper dine seating and advised that he would make sure we get the best house seats that night. Without hesitation, we were seated as starte our great experience. Waitress was great, food menu had great options along with drink menu. Our food came out at a great time both our wait from the time we got in the door to our concert seats was under an hour. I recommend this place for anyone wanting a great night out on the town who wants good quality food and celiberty entertainement.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Yoshi's more for music!Love the music food combo. They host such great entertainment in a great venue. The food is 3/5. Music is 4-5/5. My fish was overcooked. The popcorn shrimp tasted like something you'd get at a fast food place. The wait staff accommodating to get us to show on time.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMJazz Club and SushiWe went to Yoshi's to enjoy a nice dinner and a jazz show. With dinner we got great seats in the club (although it was a little tight in there). The dinner was wonderful and actually was surprised when I got the check how cheap it was!
Our server was also prompt and very nice.
It was a great experience5/14/2013 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 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 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 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 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 AMGREAT TIME AT YOSHI'SI always have a nice, and wonderful time at yoshi's.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 AMThis sushi was delicious.This sushi was delicious. The service was a little slow and the prices a little high but overall good experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM