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Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA

Yoshi's Oakland

4.7
4.7
6678 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


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 6,678 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot Spot

  • East Bay

    Japanese

  • East Bay

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  1. j

    jonyfog

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Yoshi’s, as a restaurant, seems to be declining. The previous visit was similar to this one: most dishes are visually attractive but flavors are off or ingredients just aren’t very good. This time, each fresh nigiri we ordered was either bitter or lacking flavor. The cooked seafood was a little off as well. The pork belly was delicious but the sauces and scallops did not compliment it. We found the tempura calamari to be very tasty, but realized we were reacting to the tempura peppers with the aioli sauce and not the fish itself. With appetizers, entrees, deserts, and several drinks, we came away about $300 poorer and fairly disappointed. I don’t know if we’ll return.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and service was excellent and as always the young black lady that always sits us and reserve’s a Booth for us because of my disability was gratuitous and excellent it’s always a pleasure to be greeted by her. Respectfully Stan Nicholson
  3. ET

    ErnestT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Head a really nice time with the wife. After dinner, attended a show. We were requesting the waitress/staff to bring drinks and kept being told that they would send the correct waiter/server to our table. Waiter never was sent and at the end of the show I notice coupled behind me talking to a waiter who I asked to bring two drinks. 1 beer and 1 lemon drop $32 - staff did me a huge favor by not coming earlier :-) Regardless, great time with the wife 👍🏽
  4. EL

    ELNJS

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We usually go - before our scheduled concert which works out well cause food is good, and your server can put you in reserved seating.
  5. LW

    LorettaW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Yoshis is a the place for great food, service, and entertainment! Had a wonderful time. I recommend Yoshis to anyone looking for a perfect evening!
  6. d

    davidf

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing. Menu offers a variety of sushi.
  7. F

    Frequentdiner11

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to eat before a concert there and the food was wonderful. I tried the shrimp and scallop fritter and it was so good. I also had a side salad and it was a big salad. Yoshi’s has really good food and if I lived closer I would be there more often.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephen was our server and was a complete vibe! Food was so good! Yoshi's is my favorite spot in the Bay, especially for live music!
  9. F

    Frequentdiner11

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was good and the brownie that we shared was really good and not too sweet. The Brussel sprouts with puréed cauliflower are really good, I like the chili lime edamame. The shrimp and scallops were really good and the soup and salad got rave reviews. I cannot think of a bad meal I have had there.
  10. M

    Mr917k

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always have a great time at Yoshi’s…great food/drinks and not a bad seat in the house…great servers…just wish it was closer to me…
  11. R

    Robertl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there to see Skunk Baxter perform that evening. The food and service was great, and because we ate at Yoshi's we got preferred seating. My friends enjoyed the sushi and the chicken and mashed potatoes I ordered was a great value and very good. Wonder restaurant and venue to see live music!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Band: Jeff Skunk Baxter and friends The Food: as always, delish!
  13. J

    James

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a go to for the experience of great food & music!!
  14. CC

    ChristinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter had a fantastic 21st birthday at Yoshi's. Everything was wonderful
  15. FC

    FoodieCoupleSF

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely hostess. Great food. Friendly server. Pleasant ambiance. Convenient parking. :)
  16. s

    suzanne

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    YOSHIS is a really great place to hear excellent jazz groups and that is its best reason for a trip to Oakland. They also offer dinner before performances in their restaurant. Their menu is adequate and correctly priced. Our servers were very good and attentive. The menu offerings quite adequate, if not outstanding. The music is the reason one goes there and that is always first rate !
  17. SS

    ShamarlataS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was great enjoyed the beet salad and the sushi rolls 😋. Had not been there in about 4 yrs and seemed liked it was a new adventure.
  18. J

    Jazzguy1

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The quality of the food varied from top marks for the tempura frittata and the sashimi to mediocre for soft shell crab and some of the other rolls. It has been better. Still a good way to dine before the live jazz.
  19. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Larry Vukovich ensemble exceeded my expectations. Superb group.
  20. KW

    KhadijaW

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening at Yoshi’s! Wait staff was attentive and flexible. I enjoyed celebrating my birthday here.
  21. Z

    Zanygrin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was fresh, tasty and well presented. Only 2 issues with the experience. They messed up our seating so even though we had dinner and reservations an hour before the show we wound up not having a table during show. In the future I would just show up earlier.
  22. S

    Samuel

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All ways nice
  23. DS

    DenisS

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Loud but that’s ok as a lot of people were clearly heading to the show. Also wonderful service. Definitely a go to place in Oakland and can’t wait to see a show there as well
  24. T

    Tapaslover

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible venue of Jazz and Japanese cuisine. Truly The jewel of the East Bay!
  25. TH

    TimH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was very good. It was pretty cramped in the theatre as you are sitting less than 3 inches away from other patrons.
  26. DO

    DavidO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate there prior to seeing a show. The hostess was very helpful. The waitress was very friendly and the staff was very prompt. Food was excellent. Will definitely go back.
  27. l

    lulucaliente

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came early for a show in their night club ( which was a fabulous show and a terrific venue) to have dinner in the restaurant. Everything was gracious, swanky, and easy. From the parking ( huge structure next door) to checking in for the show and our dinner reservations, to being seated immediately. The staff, including our waiter could not have been more gracious. We felt like VIPs. The restaurant was festive, full of folks excited to be attending the show, not too loud, but not somber either. The food was excellent, I had the veggie tempura and my hubs had the shrimp tempura. There were many exotic options but we wanted to keep it simple. The dishes were excellent and we practically licked the plates. The servers whisked the dishes away when we were ready and kept the tea and water glasses filled. We shared a brownie ala mode, it was simple but elegant and delicious. The bill was moderate for the excellent service, ambience and wonderful meal. Thank you Yoshi's for a fantastic experience
  28. BB

    BrentwoodBryan

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had great sushi before a super concert. Yoshi’s is the best venue like this anywhere!
  29. R

    Richmondman

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We shared a wonderful beet salad, and Confit Spring Rolls, which were unique and tasty. The entrees were Cedar Plank Salmon and Pork Chop. Both were very good. Service was friendly, prompt, yet we were given plenty of time to enjoy each course. We went for the show, but the dinner was even better.
  30. ES

    EnviroSci

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The best part about eating here is that you get preferential seating. If not for that I don't think I would come back. The menu is limited and very expensive. I don't mind paying high prices for entrees but they should come with some sides and not everything should be a la carte. The Salmon I had was very tasty but the salad was dry and uninteresting. My companion salad was likewise dry. The salad of course was extra and at $39 the salmon wasn't worth it with no sides. I know we're in Jack London Square but I still think this was overpriced.
  31. RS

    RamonaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious (we had sushi), beautiful restaurant, excellent parking garage, nice one-block walk to see the water. :)
  32. CS

    CheriS

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating dinner at Yoshi's. Our routine is to have dinner before a show and that allows you to pick your seat for the show. The staff are very accommodating and professional. The food is an upscale sushi place, with some items being very unique. I love the sake sampler too. Nice way to try different sake. Enjoy!
  33. S

    Sweetpea

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner and booked the comedian show in the music venue and thoroughly enjoyed both! The food was delicious and always is, and the comedian show was hilarious! Thank you for a fun and wonderful evening…
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my partner’s birthday dinner and they treated us very well. They made it a memorable dinner without the literal song and dance that restaurants sometimes do when they have a guest celebrating a birthday. Exceptional service.
  35. CS

    CraigS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Decent food. Good service. But the best part was looking forward to the music!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Poor service
  37. GG

    GaryG1906

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. Our server, Ken was outstanding. The food was fantastic.
  38. KB

    KeeleyB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I love Yoshi's for the jazz club, but the restaurant experience just leaves a little something to be desired. The food value isn't there, the flavors on most non-sushi items is bland, the portion size is small and it is pricey. The drinks are good though. I don't mind spending money on great food, but I've been twice in recent months and wasn't really happy either time. Go for the jazz club and eat in there. The great entertainment will make you ignore the bland food.
  39. R

    Rick

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yoshi's consistently produces elegantly presented Japanese cuisine, that is fresh and flavorful. Because many of the diners are staying to listen to live music after their dinner, the service is some of the best in the Bay Area.
  40. s

    sandee

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good. You should have a Happy hour menu

FAQs

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

Yoshi's Oakland is rated 4.7 stars by 6678 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 47 times today
Google Map for Yoshi's Oakland

510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607

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

  • 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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