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Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA

Yoshi's Oakland

4.6
4.6
7913 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 238-9200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Yoshi’s Oakland offers a variety of accommodations for groups of any size. From The Enkai Room to our Tatami platform to the Yoshi's Lounge to the Club, Yoshi's has the space for your special event.
  • Private party contact
    Robert Amacker: (510) 238-4205
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Cross street
    Washington
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,913 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Hot spot

  • East Bay

    Hot spot

  • East Bay

    Lively

  • East Bay

    Japanese

  • East Bay

    Most Booked

7,913 Reviews
  1. ChristineJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, live entertainment and connected parking garage...love Yoshi's!

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  2. Jimbo

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food seems to have improved since my last visit. We ordered multiple starters/appetizers, and only one of them was a "miss". Very pleased!

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  3. WillieW

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ben, our waiter was great. Salmon, was the best I've ever had. My wife had the ribeye, which I also tasted and it too was excellent.

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  4. JohnellH

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual I enjoyed my dinner at Yoshis and the show was amazing

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to dine before attending their concert. Lovely atmosphere and ambience.

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  6. coupleslair

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely get the Kobe beef skewer appetizer then Pork chops for entree. Every bite is an experience!

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  7. Lainey

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a busy night so it took a while for us to receive our food , but it was worth it

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  8. sunshine

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time seeing the concert and food was excellent. We had a friends couple proposal at our table. So it was a BEAUTIFUL evening.

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  9. JujuN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t sleep on the Wagyu if you’re a beef lover! We got the skewer appetizer and relished every savory and tender bite. Their Yuzu Mule was a hit for me! Great citrus notes and very refreshing. Sushi is good, but their Sake Nigiri could be presented better.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time to enjoy both the food and the music! Enjoy everything… Party of seven was so happy. The music was the highlight! Eric Benet. Would highly recommend this place to eat and drink, and be musical!

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  11. JohndeSteinfirst

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food , good service. Only mild criticism is that the second course was brought to the table before we finished the first course. Not a big deal!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The Valentine’s Day special is a scam. The restaurant let me wait for half an hour. The food is very mediocre. Service was ok but it just feels to me a 30 dollar restaurant.

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  13. Maurice

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food service- Terrible. Music avenue- Decent/ great show. Eat somewhere else and go to the show.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines menu was pretty nice! Our server was great!

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  15. PURESURE

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good, the shrimp was a bit under cooked which made them a bit tough. But customer service overtook it. Thanks for always making my night wonderful when I come there.

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  16. ValarieS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Traditional and new menu items were delightful. Service was good.

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  17. AlisiaD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Venture TOO SMALL for amount of people they want inside. Should only be two people per table but they try/want to pack as many people in for more revenue. COVID is spiking again and that close for comfort…

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  18. Staci

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything at Yoshi‘s exceeded my expectation, and thank you to Robin our server, and the amazing cuisine. The staff made the evening effortless, relaxing and completely enjoyable. The entertainment at Yoshi‘s is top-notch !!! Thank you Eric Benet 🌺 We will definitely be back.

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  19. DawnR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My dinner guest and I are vegan. We conveyed this to the server and asked for them to identify vegan options or dishes that could be modified to be vegan. They suggested the "veggie lovers" dish, which we both ordered. We questioned the bed of aioli under some of the items and were told it was not vegan. We then requested a sauce to offset the dry rice and it contained fish oil. I don't know if the server or the chef is unfamiliar with "vegan" food, but it is unusual for these mistakes to occur in the Bay Area where vegans are common.

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  20. LeighY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was well over a decade since I last visited and so glad we did. The sushi rolls were fabulous and the black cod was to die for. Stanley Clarke and Band phenomenal, of course. Can't wait to go back for more music and good food. Life is too short to ignore Yoshi's.

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  21. LaurenceB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was just ok. Food was super expensive, but very tasty. No miso soup, including with meal. Come on, man.

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  22. Jvlo

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oakland is Lively! great fast service, great food, great people, great performance.

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  23. JenniferD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, we really loved the nigiri

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  24. Savvi1

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service as usual! Would definitely recommend Yoshi's! Always a great time. Also, a great show with legendary jazz artist Stanley Clark

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  25. LeeL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful dinner, priced accordingly (upscale atmosphere). The performance space has great acoustics and site-lines. But, pretty cramped seating...

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  26. AngelA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place food was excellent service was best. For sure will be coming back. Thx

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  27. Herm

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my wife's birthday. Perfect night. Food, service, and show were all top notch. Wife must of thanked me at least 3, 4, times. Loved it.

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  28. Pappy

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a treasure in Oakland's Jack London Square. The food is magnificent

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful dining, excellently prepared, tasty food, prompt and courteous service.

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  30. MichaelL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have dinner here before their shows. Food and service are always very good. Especially like the fact that your show seating is set if you have dinner.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there to see Duran Duran Duran and they were awesome! Enjoyed the wine and sushi too.

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  32. Nette

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious at Yoshi’s and the service is excellent.

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  33. Lori

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and beautiful atmosphere! My husband and I visited for the first time coming from out of town. We had a blast! 💥

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  34. NapTown

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Atmosphere in the overall bar and restaurant is too loud. Too much movement and hard to enjoy. We sat down to eat an hour before the concert and felt rushed to order, no time to choose want we wanted and the prices were ridiculous. I spent $150 for two entrees and appetizers for a party of 4 and two drinks. My uncle went to the bar and spent $50 for two shots of Crown Royal and a Corona. Too expensive! The concert venue is too small. We had to squeeze past people to get to our seats, the waiters we’re squeezing by all night. Not much room to feel comfortable at your table and my uncle couldn’t see the concert due to the couple sitting in the booth in front of us. The California rolls were fresh, just not tasty. Not sure I will be returning to Yoshi’s.

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  35. MichaelS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to see and show and eat great food.Service with great and very timely

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  36. DionneP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and the Switch concert was phenomenal!

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  37. maxmacan

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived at 6:45pm. The host greeting us was friendly, smiled and welcoming. It was our anniversary; we only planned to eat, not attend the show. I asked if instead of being crammed onto a 2-top in the middle of the crowd, if we could be seated at a 4-top? The host immediately said "No, we save those for larger parties" I pointed to two 4-tops sitting empty and said, "What about those?" He responded, "let me check". He came right back and stated we have two parties coming in for those tables." I reminded him that in the matter of a few minutes 80% of the people that were dining would be lining up for the show. But, nope. So we ended up at the sushi bar. Sure enough, within 15 mins or less most people that were dining started lining up for the show. The place hollowed out, just like it always does. But there we sat at the sushi bar; and as expected nobody ever came and sat at the two 4-tops the host said were reserved. So, nice place, lively, great food--just always have to put up with usual Host's B.S.

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  38. Mark

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Rolls were adequate but not up to par with most sushi bars. They were loose and just a bit mushy.

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  39. DinerNerd

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yoshi's has been a Bay Area landmark since 1972. Where else can you go for 5-star Japanese food and great jazz music, all under one roof? All I can really say is that I love this place! And if you go there, especially for dinner and a concert, you will love it too!

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  40. Risque24

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It took awhile for our server to arrive and he wasn’t too friendly. With that being said, he not only got the order right the first time, but importantly, the food was delicious. I enjoy myself every time I visit Yoshi’s.

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FAQs

Yoshi's Oakland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 238-9200.

Yoshi's Oakland is rated 4.6 stars by 7913 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Yoshi's Oakland

510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Washington
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 238-9200
  • Private party facilities
    Yoshi’s Oakland offers a variety of accommodations for groups of any size. From The Enkai Room to our Tatami platform to the Yoshi's Lounge to the Club, Yoshi's has the space for your special event.
  • Private party contact
    Robert Amacker: (510) 238-4205
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