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Yoshi's San Francisco
Yoshi's San Francisco

Yoshi's San Francisco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/restaurant
  • Phone: (415) 655-5600
  • Hours of Operation: Closed on Mondays unless otherwise noted.

    Tuesday - Wednesday
    5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Thursday
    5:30pm - 10:00pm

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

    Sunday
    5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Please allow 1.5 hours for a party of two and at least 2 hours for four or more people. Happy Hour is from 5-7pm daily, and there is free live music in the restaurant Wednesdays through Saturdays beginning 6:30pm.
    http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/lounge/free-live-music/

    If you have further questions or would like to change your reservation, please call: 415.655.5600. If you have a promo code, enter it under "Special Requests."
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Damien Jones
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Established in 2007 "Since a young woman named Yoshie Akiba dropped the "e" off her first name and established Yoshi's Japanese Restaurant in Berkeley in 1972 with then husband Kaz Kajimura, the business was anchored on a foundation of food and live music. Through those early years, Yoshi's reputation grew as the venue became respected as a jazz hub. Before the end of the decade, the original 25-seat space had become unable to meet the demands of the increasingly popular venue, and in 1977, the restaurant was relocated to a larger space in Oakland. Twenty years later, Yoshi's moved again to Jack London Square, and 10 years after that, in 2007, doors opened to a completely new second location across the Bay.

    "Here, Yoshi's San Francisco emerged into a time of economic distress--and rebound. The Fillmore is now on the rise, growing and maturing as numerous restaurants, cafés, and bars make the entire neighborhood an increasingly attractive destination." ~DiningOut magazine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eddy
  • Public Transit: Local Bus Routes:
    22, 31, 5, 38, 38L

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Yoshi's San Francisco is located at 1330 Fillmore at Eddy on the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center. Yoshi's is on the ground floor on the front side of the building. Parking is available. Garage entrance is on Eddy Street.
A word from Yoshi's San Francisco
"Here, Yoshi's San Francisco emerged into a time of economic distress--and rebound. The Fillmore is now on the rise, growing and maturing as numerous restaurants, cafés, and bars make the entire neighborhood an increasingly attractive destination." ~DiningOut magazine

"Since a young woman named Yoshie Akiba dropped the "e" off her first name and established Yoshi's Japanese Restaurant in Berkeley in 1972 with then husband Kaz Kajimura, the business was anchored on a foundation of food and live music. Through those early years, Yoshi's reputation grew as the venue became respected as a jazz hub. Before the end of the decade, the original 25-seat space had become unable to meet the demands of the increasingly popular venue, and in 1977, the restaurant was relocated to a larger space in Oakland. Twenty years later, Yoshi's moved again to Jack London Square, and 10 years after that, in 2007, doors opened to a completely new second location across the Bay."

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Diner Reviews
  • "What sets Yoshis apart is having a package for great food and great music. But each is an excellent standalone experience. Have eaten here a dozen times since they've opened, most in combination with a show and don't recall ever having a bad experience. Had superb service this Sat. by Nadia (her smile could light up the city) and an excellent array of appetizers, sushi, and salads. Actually think that the food has gotten better over the years. My only criticism, and it is minor, is that the menu is a little limited. Of course, with a more expansive menu, the quality might decline. Overall a terrific experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I was there around 7pm on Saturday. Quiet, spacious, great sushi (fish seemed fresh), and friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I'm attended countless music events in both Yoshi's Oakland and SF. I've had dinner at Yoshi's Oakland many many times. This was the first time we've had dinner in Yoshi's SF before the Music Soulchild show. The menu wasn't very interesting. The taste and food was just OK. We had a bunch of appetizers from the simple boiled edamame to the roasted brussel sprouts. The brussel sprouts were good that is served with the califlower puree. It was interesting that it was extremely hard to get a reservation for Friday night but as we had dinner at 7:45, half the restaurant was actually empty! Go figure. The restaurant is beautifully done."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Specifically, the $13 pork appetizer had literally one bite of pork and about 5 oz of fat. The entree was so mildly spiced as to be bland. Way overpriced. Trendy looking food with little taste. The steak was tough. Overall, a big disappointment."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We were a party of 4 who ate here for the first time. We had come mainly for the jazz and were pleasantly surprised that the food was also fabulous. Nice selection of small plates to share and everything was top-quality. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful as well."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Reservations worked well. Rolls Very good. Fish somewhat soggy, chips super."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "What a disappointment. We were so looking forward to the Michelin Star restaurant we've been dining at for years. The Cajun Roll we've come to love is no longer on the menu. The scallops were drastically under seasoned & incredibly bland. The mushroom risotto tasted like undercooked frozen rice. It was chewy not creamy. The food was just Terrible and way overpriced for the quality of the food! I will choose a different restaurant to dine at from now on."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Good Food but not Japanese style. Needs to be in more in line with Japanese decor. They provide good service. Bus boys are on task. Waitress kinda floated around, wasn't available when needed. Chef's gave a superb presentation. Great set-up for groups, the way they can enlarge a table if needed."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "First time here and would return. Quality sushi and good sake selection. Give yourself 1.5 hours before your show."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food I ordered was decent, but was overpriced, staff was average."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went to Yoshi's for dinner prior to an event. Hostess was very friendly but the good experience stopped there. My friend was late, and I told the waiter that I would likely order for her so that our food would be ready in time to eat before the show. The waiter told me not to worry, he'd keep an eye on us to ensure we'd have plenty of time. Then that was about the last we saw him! Ordered a drink and some edamame; the drink came after about 20 minutes, but the edamame never came. When my friend arrived, we had to waylay waiter to finally get our order in. Then the order arrived, and they got mine wrong, didn't bring cutlery for my friend's salad, brought my main before my starter, and my friend's food came with only momemnts to spare"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Server was very pleasant, but failed to bring drink refill orders until reminded three times; one entree arrived 15 minutes before the second; one of the sushi orders arrived 30 minutes after the first one arrived. We had already asked for our bill in order to make it to the 8pm show when the last sushi dish arrived."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We at Yoshi's because we had show tickets in the theater. It was a wonderful evening for friends and family with a great dinner and marvelous show."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Celebrated a birthday and enjoyed an early reservation before a concert. Bit disappointed that the waiter didn't offer anything special for the birthday girl. Polar Bear Roll was delicious and all sushi rolls were fresh and yummy. I chose Asahi Beer for my beverage with dinner... by the time the concert started the restaurant and the venue had run out. Too bad. Overall, we would dine at Yoshi's again when the budget can afford it!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the entire experience...great food,good service,great music too!!!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Service, which in my experience, is unusually slow was vey fast this outing. Prices, though are on the higher side. We only eat here when attending a show because we get better choice of show seats."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We two ordered a number of appetizers to be served together as a meal. Each one in fact came out separately so that we were never eating at the same time. The last thing we ordered came out at the moment we needed to leave for a performance."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "overpriced and the food was ok, but not spectacular"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "It was my husband's and I first time. Ordered sushi rolls, very fresh and delicious. The only reason I gave it a four star is because I didn't like the seating set up. You are so close to the couples on each side of you that you have no privacy whatsoever. You can hear everyone's conversations and they are so close you could touch their food on their plates."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised by the level of cuisine at the restaurant. I knew the sushi would be good, but I enjoyed the entrees also. The beer list good be better, but I understand they were using lighter beers and Japanese beers to pair with the food."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Service might be slow if you go before 7:30 when those who are going to the theater must be served first. This time we reserved a 8:15 spot, but got there before 8:00. They were able to find a table and served promptly. We really enjoyed the good food, the music, and the casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First, it took us 15 minutes to even be noticed at the bar (there were only 4 total patrons, and 3 bartenders.) Then, we were told we would not be able to order the ribs (a bar menu item) at our table. We asked kindly if our server would mind asking the manager, but he returned about a minute later and just told us no. Then, at about 10pm (we sat at 8pm), a construction worker with a headlamp on asked if he could dismantle our booth - apparently they were setting up for some night event and needed our table. It was very bizarre, and we hadn't even gotten the check yet. 15 minutes later, the construction guy came back and seemed annoyed that we hadn't left. There was no manager to be found. Super odd and will never return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I understand there is a change in ownership occurring here. Media indicated they were going for a seamless transition. Not so much. It was 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged we were there after being seated. We ordered drinks and dinner, as we didn't want to be late for the show. 20 minutes later we still didn't have our drinks; 10 minutes later my glass of wine arrived, but not my husband's beer. Before my salad arrived, my main course (steak) arrived. I explained that I would like to have my first course first. My husband never received the soup he ordered (soup!) even though we reminded the wait staff about it three times! I did finally receive my salad, and my husband got his main dish, but I never got my main course back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had dinner prior to seeing a show. Pick carefully when ordering. Sushi was fine but seared day boat scallops had been pan fried to too much oil making them soggy. Kitchen couldn't keep up with that evening's crowd."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The vegetable portions were too small, more a garnish than a real serving........taste was excellent.........."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My fifteen year old grandson plays the trumpet in a jazz band and loves music. I am so grateful that I remembered hearing about Yoshi's. We had such a wonderful and memorable experience on Tuesday night. The dinner was excellent, service was very attentive and the show was outstanding. I think I earned a reputation as a cool Nanny! Thanks"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. I also noted that on my open table reservation request. To my surprise they had no idea. Once seated a server came by and asked what we would like to drink and gave us menu's. It took nearly 15 min for him to return to take our order. I went to the host up front and told her it was our anniversary she simply nodded and made a notation. That was it ??"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Brought another couple with us who this was there first time. Fantastic experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "appetizers were good...especially the calamari but the scallops for dinner were not as good as in the past. Felt a bit rushed that night. Overall we have had much better from Yoshi's in the past"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Change in ownership and employees has really affected service and attitude. appetizer came out with ice cold entrees. Waitress was very kind and took back cold entree. Unfortunately she brought back a hot entree after my wife had finished hers. I tipped her 20% as I always do but I will not dine their again.. The main reason we always ate their was the seat reservation that came with dinner. That is no longer their policy so we can eat somewhere else in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We ordered the Steak Diane, it was very small. Went to Safeway after to their deli and bought some fries and a drink."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is the most wonderful venue for hearing and watching music. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house & it is small and intimate. The staff does an exceptional job making sure you have what you want be it a drink or some food. They are also very kind and friendly & make you feel welcome."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Probably the only reason to eat here is to get a reserved seat for a concert. While the food was pretty good, it wasn't great. And while our waitress was nice, she was slow and made one error with our order. This was corrected with sincere apologIes, to her credit. Great place to hear music,which means I will go back."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "What a delight! We chose Yoshi's to celebrate my birthday and received the added bonus of live Latin Jazz. My husband had only been to the Oakland location so was not aware of this when he made the reservation. Excellent food, service and atmosphere!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The waiter came over and said he would be back in a few. The few turned out to be 20 minutes. We asked a few questions. Then we hesitated and he ran off again. We asked if he would write two separate checks. He took his time bringing us the bill even knowing we were going to the show. It was all together on one tab for us to have to separate. The eggplant dish had NO eggplant in it. He said he would bring us a side of eggplant. That took another long time. Someone else brought it over. There was 3 skinny slices in a bowl. You need to rename that dish or give a significant amount of eggplant to justify what you are calling it. The food was average and way over priced. The service sucked. We LOVED the show but won't do dinner again."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I went here for my six year anniversary with my fiance. We are big fans of Yoshi's. The food was decent, but not the best we've had. I was very disappointed in the menu, as it was father's day and there was a prefixed menu. I wish I knew ahead of time that there would be a fixed menu, because I really didn't like the minimal choices, and I wasn't willing to spend $50 on the prefixed meals. However, we enjoyed how beautiful the place was, and it was a wonderful atmosphere. I think because it was father's day, that the service was a bit slower than usual. I was also disappointed in the dessert selection. Very few options and ALL had diary in it : ("
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had reservations, was immediately seated but was seated at a small table practically sitting with the people next to us. (Restaurant was not crowded so there was no need to cram the patrons together) sat then at the lounge which was spacious but our waitress was slow and had hardly any knowledge of the food or about how the show venue worked. Food was mediocre for San Francisco and pricey for appetizers so no value for $58 that included SF's extra health tax. As for the show, it was awesome! I advise to eat your favorite restaurant then come here for the show."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was good even though it took forever to get. The wait staff were awesome, very polite very attentive. After dinner we went to the lounge for a performance. I could NOT believe what they charged for two drinks was nearly half as much again as dinner!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As a person who rarely dines out and never goes to a "swanky" restaurant, The Tubes show of June12 was for me a special occasion and the reserved concert seating was a big reason I dined there. And it was a belated birthday treat and a celebration of a new job, so I decided to treat myself to a rare dining experience. The food was excellent, the service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. All the staff in all aspects of the club was also friendly and helpful. The only negative I can find is the tables for two are a little long and a bit close to other tables, so it would be hard to have an intimate, romantic dinner in that setting. Other than that, despite the (for me) heart-stopping bill, I had a wonderful time!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great food, awesome staff, show venue was very comfortable and exciting. Love everything about our evening at Yoshi's"
    Dined on 6/12/2014