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About Yoshi's Oakland

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.

510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room:

Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm (opening time may change based on showtimes)

Bar opens at 4:30pm Monday-Saturday

Late Night Menu served in the Jazz Club, Bar & Lounge

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 238-9200

Website:
http://www.yoshis.com/

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.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Yoshi's Oakland Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (146)
Good for a Date (117)
Pre/post Theatre (113)
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Special Occasion (103)
Fun (79)
Good for Groups (74)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Romantic (66)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Worth the Drive (60)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Hot Spot (53)
Casual (50)
Bar Seating (49)
Healthy (46)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Authentic (38)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Good Vegetarian Options (32)
Cozy (31)
Happy Hour (27)
Business Meals (26)
People Watching (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Late-night Find (21)
Waterfront (19)
Comfort Food (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Quick Bite (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Spicy (10)
Seasonal (9)
Scenic View (8)
Great Beer (7)
Vegan (7)
Organic (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Live Sports (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

We make a trip a year to Oakland primarily to go to Yoshi's. The food is always good and the music is great. It makes for a really great evening!

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Live Music
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·Dined 2 days ago

Perfect night - dinner and great music. Seating is a little cozy but otherwise a wonderful venue.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 3 days ago

One of the most under-rated restaurants in the Bay Area. Always excellent AND very generous portions. Beyond that they save prime seats for you in the nightclub, if you have tickets for one of their 7-dys/wk jazz concerts (which are outstanding). GO!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

We always have dinner here before the show. The wait staff are friendly, efficient and make sure you finish your meal, get your show seats, and pay your check without feeling rushed. I’ve had more inspired sushi elsewhere but it’s consistently good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Always wanted to try Yoshi's for dinner, and I wasn't disappointed. Now I want to come back for a show!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

$50 of food for $200

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

They weren't at all prepared for the number of reservations they'd taken. It was SUCH a cold night, and the line to get in through the door, just to give them our name for the reservation, was very long and the wait seemed interminable. Everybody in line had a reservation and they had nowhere enough staff to cope.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Horrible. I was never told it was a prefix menu on Valentine’s Day. Never got email or call. I don’t do anything prefix ever because my wife is a bariatric patient and we both have lots of food issues. We can usually navigate around sushi. Asked for a manager and waited 20 minutes. We had to leave or we would not have gotten any food since my wife has to wake up early for work. I called the manager after we left and he said it was too bad that we booked show and dinner and now we’re out $300 dollars on my credit card. He said next time read. Complete jerk and horrible treatment. Why would I ever book something knowing we could not eat there! Thanks for the horrible treatment and service. I’m certain you made upwards of a quarter mill in one night, you would not lose anything by giving us our money back. Plenty of people were waiting to eat. I’ll never go back to you establishment. Not ever.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day menu was expensive for what you get. $85 for 5 courses sounds good in theory. In reality, first course was a piece of tofu, pretty good but small, salad and dessert were mediocre. The dessert was a piece of chocolate cake worse than the one you get from Safeway. Sashimi was mostly very good, and we enjoyed our entrees ok, although lobster risotto was super sweet, which tasted odd. Mainly go if you want to see the show afterwards, which was very convenient and excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We went to Yoshi's for a pre Valentine's dinner and concert. Had the calamari and 49er sushi.
We both shared and enjoyed both the dinner and show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Decent but not memorable Sushi and Sashimi in extremely noisy and crowded mess hall setting. Didn’t try their other foods but I doubt if we missed much. I’m glad we tried it but never again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was just okay. When opened a bottle of wine, the waitress just poured our glasses without letting us taste the bottle first which is customary when ordering a bottle. The guests at other table had their belongings on our table and the hostess instead of asking them to move their things left us to deal with them which allowed for them to have an attitude with us when we asked them to move their jackets from our table etc. While the food and atmosphere suggest a certain price point , the service did not.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

On the plus side: Had a good meal with friends before seeing a concert.
On the down side: I shared my food allergies with the server but she did not give me a lot of confidence that my food was going to come out correctly. She was not subtle about upselling us to increase our tab.

Tags: Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Nice dinner with friends before the show. Food ranged from okay to very good. Service was good. They did a good job of getting us fed and in to see our show. Sea bass and risotto were hits. Salmon was okay.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

food quality OK but not worth going back for. can get same or better quality elsewhere for same price with less noise, could not talk to to others without shouting .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were very pleased with our dining experience. Service and food were top notch. My only complaint was this super annoying woman at the next table. She was exceedingly loud.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fun, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We made a reservation for dinner for we purchased tickets for the show due to a Recent good experience we had for a previous dinner and show . Upon arrival we were greeted with courtesy. Our server was great and prompt. This past evening 2/10 reservation started awful . Greeted by young uncourteous hostess . We were seated in the middle of 2 large groups which was so noisy ! Then bus girl moved us and server was totally scattered with his service. Order taking was prompt but our food especially appetizer was cold n sushi was below standard . Server forgot my wine until the end of my dinner and water was not refilled and was asked upon when the bus person finally came by . We inquired re our seating for the show and was told by he that he didn't want to mess up the process for it was handled as upon check in. When we got the check we had no seating arrangement in place we had to wait in the general line to find out they did put block 2 seats completely in the back , mind you backed up to the wall . This recent dinner and show was bad experience considering our dining experience in December. This re evaluates the dining incentive they have in place . If it was not for the live music shows we enjoy, we would not be dining there and spending our hard earned money for the overpriced food . Safeway sushi is better than what we ate that evening . We normally don't review unless we totally had a terrible experience and this was it .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was my birthday date nite and it was great. The food was great and the people were full of energy because of the concern, which I did attend as well. The show was Fantastic, and I can hardly wait to attend another event here!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I had a awesome night. We bought tickets to see Con funk Shun. The only down fall is I want to reserve a both. How can I reserve a both for the next event.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was the 1st time I was disappointed with the service at Yoshi's our food was cold including coffee. It was too close to show time to send it back. The server waited to long to get my seats so. My friends and I were smashed in a booth with a couple instead of at a table very uncomfortable.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our second trip to Yoshi’s and it was as good as the first time. This is a great restaurant and even better that it has live entertainment available if you opt ($) for that. We saw to awesome “concerts” there and will be back!!!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time having dinner at Yoshi's --- food was excellent (server was friendly). LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this place. Was our 6yr anniversary ---We attended the show afterward dinner and was very lucky to get a great seat up front. My husband was so excited to see his very favorite band (Confunkshun) We will definitely will BE BACK and recommend HIGHLY oxoxo

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great time , a couple of years ago I had a injury to left foot which makes it hard to sit in the concert venue table . Your staff has always been accommodating in getting me the booth seating and that in it self is just awesome to say the least

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with vegetarian options and pointed out what dishes may have come in contact with non-indians vegetarian dishes. Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service, but value for money was not there. Many other more reasonably priced options is the immediate area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Ample portions, delicious food! Excellent service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great spot with smooth service integrated beautifully with the in house performance venue. The restaurant experience was good enough to consider without a show, but the two together is what makes this place special. Plenty of variety on the menu for all tastes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was our first time going to the restaurant, but not for a show there. We had tickets for another concert across the street on 3rd St. We have eaten at Yoshi's many times, but this meal was one of the best we could remember. In fact a couple across from us told us told us they would have what we ordered next time; it was that good!

We had the beef skewers to start; 5 perfectly cooked and seasons skewers--delicious. Then we had the baby spinach and bacon salad--it was wonderful, easy to share, and perfect to the last spinach leaf. Then I had the beef while my husband had the pork chops, and to complement that we ordered the potatoes. The entrees were great and the potatoes were so flavorful and also ample for sharing. I had plum wine and we both had hot tea.

It was a great meal, that we enjoyed tremendously. We had never really thought about going to Yoshi's simply for the restaurant, but after this meal we might reconsider that in the future.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

No server ever came to my table (#2) so we had to get our own drinks and that was awkward and disappointing. Sound was great, food was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We are "regulars" at Yoshi's. Yoshi's never disappoints! This night we had dinner before the Elevate Oakland show. Always a good time at Yoshi's!

Tags: Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Exceptional!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had not eaten at Yoshi‘s in a while I will be back very soon enjoy the food the steak was awesome the hors d’oeuvres oh my goodness our server I believe her name was Betty very very kind very efficient I would recommend Yoshi‘s even if you’re not going for the show just go for the dinner very good prices excellent food good drink 😎👍🏾

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Live Music, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Cozy, Late-night Find, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server Linda was very energetic and attentive. I have noticed each server always asks if this is your first time visiting Yoshi's. Linda's conscientiousness was just right! Linda was also very accommodating.

The Jazz club, however should only seat 2 people at a table. The couple that was seating at Table 5 @ the 730p on Saturday February 3rd were extremely rude and obnoxious! The husband even more so. He stated to us when we arrived at our table, "how do I know your are the people that are supposed to be sitting here, show me your ticket." Well I did show him my ticket! We sat at the same table on December 8th for the 730p show and did not have a problem!

As a matter of fact, one of the waiters came over and asked if our seats were satisfactory! I am hopefully the next visit will be uneventful!!

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Live Music, Healthy, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Love coming here, always have a good time. The menu is pretty extensive and food is very good. Relaxed atmosphere and everybody seems to be enjoying themselves.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This occasion was for my wife’s birthday and decided to do dinner and the show at Yoshi’s. The show, venue and service was great and the food was good but not outstanding.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Took my friend out for her birthday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely loved the experience , setting was very intimate. Show was amazing.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My Wife, friends from LA always enjoy sushi and tempura but this time around we tried the Ribeye steaks was one of the best we ever had, so tender cooked to perfection, I would recommend you try it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had dinner before the Jazz show. Service could not have been better. Food is Just OK, but it is very over priced. Edamame and Pepper appetizers, a Sushi roll, Vegetable Tempura, and the least expensive bottle of Wine for $150.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Perfect choice for fans of Japanese cuisine. Good music and atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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