Yoshi's San Francisco
Mothers DayThe ambience was lovely. It was our first time. Staff were kind. Service is awesome. It's not cheap though. I recommend this for very special occassions only.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat combo-food, service & settingExcellent food--unusual and delicious--excellent service with waiter who made great recommendations and fun setting!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMtoo expensiveawesome atmosphere, but only went because we were given a giftcard there5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat to have Yoshi's in SFBeautiful, well decorated bar/restaurant. The bartender that served us was very knowledgeable about drinks and had a great personality, as well as our waiter. Huge place, great for entertaining! Glad we finally visited SF Yoshi's. Thank you for a great evening!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery noisygreat food, great service, convenient parking, but the band played so loud that it was difficult to have a nice conversation.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe go to place for jazz in The CitIf you're attending a show at Yoshi's jazz club, you owe it to yourself to have dinner here beforehand. The way I look at it, there's a $19 service charge to reserve your seat (if you don't dine at the restaurant), so I've already got a $38 credit towards dinner for two!
Our favorite appetizer is the brussels sprouts — I've tried unsuccessfully to recreate this dish. The portion sizes are a bit on the small side, but keeping in pace with a typical trendy Japanese restaurant. Although I'm not a sushi lover, my friends say Yoshi's serves some of the best sushi around.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMYOshi's reviewOverall, my wife and I had a very memorable evening on our first visit to San Francisco. The food and drinks were excellent and the service was very good.
The one thing we didn't enjoy all that much was the noise level, particularly as we were sitting at a table separated by only a fabric screen when 3 young men sat down. It felt like they were in our laps and it was virtually impossible to have a quiet conversation. Our server kindly seated us at another table but I wouldn't recommend this type of seating to anyone.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Yoshi's!!!Thank you for an amazing experience with my whole family! We enjoyed Rochelle Farrell too! Great night altogether!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMYoshi's SF always impressiveIn particular, this specific evening, the band in the restaurant which featured Naje, was stellar, especially the older bass player who obviously had spent time performing classical music in his career. The woman I was with remarked that this was the first Japanese food that truly tasted Japanese she had since coming to the US from Tokyo.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentVery good food. Excellent service. Staff makes you feel very welcome. All while waiting to hear great live music.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestuarantYoshi's food was great. Unfortunately, we went on Sunday so therefore did not get the Jazz experience. I would definitely return and recommend dining at Yoshi.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server and all the staffOur server and all the staff were amazing. The food was exquisite, especially the tempura brussel sprouts! Will definitely go to Yoshi's SF next time I visit the city!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMYoshi's was excellent! WeYoshi's was excellent! We were booked in for a show after dinner, however were entertained with the music and energy of the restaurant beforehand too. Food was delish! I dined with vegetarians, and the Chef's accommodated small menu tweaks at our request too. Delicious! Travelling all the way from Australia, this night was certainly one of our highlights4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining venue beforeGreat dining venue before or after show. Elegant decor, great for out of town guests wanting to experience unique SF jazz concert scene. Even with travel-zoo promotional meal price, food, though good, was expensive for what it was. Would retuirn with out-of-town guests or special occasion, but too pricey for casual drop-in for dinner only. Parking was $14 for Sunday evening, one hour before 6 PM plus fixed price 12 dollars for evening.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Blond joke WaitressMy wife and I went for the dinner reservation to ensure better seating at the Leo Kottke concert that night. The food was good, exceptionally so that my wife and I were sad we don't have a Japanese restaurant this good in San Jose. The Sea bass was great, the edamame perfect, the tempera veggies sublime.
The service was below average. It took 10+ minutes to get drinks and the tempura appetizer slow coming too. Edamame arrived OK. We ordered Miso soup, which we had to remind the waitress to bring after the entree arrived. Sigh. She completely failed to bring us the brown rice. The blond waitress made the usual canned excuses but then it was time for the concert so no chance to get dessert.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingly Great!We were somewhat reluctant to eat at Yoshi's - only doing so in order to get reserved seats for a show in Yoshi's Jazz Club. We expected mediocre food. Boy were we wrong. The food was outstanding! The Tempura Calamari is the best calamari I have ever had - very light, crisp batter and perfectly cooked calamari. The miso duck confit was also outstanding!I'll be back there to eat, even if I'm not going to a show.
The only thing that stopped me from giving 5 stars was the end of the meal. It took way too long to get our check, and then to pay it. This was particularly bothersome as our waiter knew we were going to the show, which was about to start. Service was great up to that point.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI wished the tables weren'tI wished the tables weren't so close to each other. I can hear everyone's conversation around me. So wasn't intimate as I thought it would be. Food was delicious, but felt like I could find them at any other sushi restaurants.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful evening-We had a wonderful evening- the biggest surprise was how great the restaurant and the food was. I would not hesitate to return just for dinner even if there was no show!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHouse Band for dinner wasHouse Band for dinner was excellent and Pharoah Sanders blew us away. Great night.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEven if I wasn't attendingEven if I wasn't attending a conert at Yoshi's, I would'nt hesitate for an instant to put it first on my list as a first class dining desetination!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI usually eat at Yoshi's onlyI usually eat at Yoshi's only when we are also attending one of the shows after dinner. I recommend sticking with the Japanese style foods and avoiding certain meat dishes (chicken & duck) since they are not always prepared impressively but you can usually count on the sushi and fish selections to be superb.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my sister-in-law forI took my sister-in-law for a treat for dinner and show. The food was wonderful! Pleasing to the eyes and palate! The waitress was very considerate in making sure we were not late for the show. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Will definitely return again.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMi was going to meet my twoi was going to meet my two friends who had an emergency come up so i went ahead without them and sat at the table for 4 but was lucky enough to be seated to a wonderful couple. we became friends almost immediately and shared saki and sushi. it was great! my other friends did finally show up just before the show started but i was having a lot of fun without them, i must admit.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first experienceThis was my first experience at Yoshi's San Francisco, CA. and it was very delightful. The restaurant atmosphere was extremely comfortable and the contemporary theme went well with the location and the Jazz concept. I would definitely recommend it to others I know, who like fine cuisine and great music. Thanks you3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Yoshis! ExcellentLove Yoshis! Excellent food and service. Great jazz club. Can't wait to go back!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMi had the fried chicken andi had the fried chicken and i just did not enjoy it.you had the crust then there was no flavor to the meat.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is always goodThe food here is always good and the presentation is classy and interesting. Service was outstanding - our waitress was extremely pleasant and competent, and the food arrived quickly.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to see The Tubes atWe went to see The Tubes at the Jazz Club so we had dinner at the restaurant beforehand. This worked out perfectly. The food came family style so my wife and I got to sample each other's choices. Getting to BART from Yoshi's is a snap with Uber cab.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved Yoshi's and willWe loved Yoshi's and will return whenever we visit San Francisco. The food was excellent, our waiter was very charismatic, and even other diners were talkative and friendly toward us. We saw the Tubes and they actually put on the best show we have ever seen from them....and we have seen them quite a few times!! We had a drink in the bar before dinner and loved the atmosphere there as well. Very happy!!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining experience is veryThe dining experience is very good. I enjoyed the food and the waitress for my table provided exceptional good customer service. We ordered several dishes and they are all good.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI do wish that they wouldI do wish that they would open timely. Once again, about 20 people had to sit in the bar area or stand for at least fifteen minutes before they sat patrons for dinner.
Of course, their service was quite good and the food is excellent.
Best of all - the show -- Maceo Parker -- energetic and fun - great music12/30/2012 12:00:00 AM