"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."