Yoshi's Oakland

4.7
6821 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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vipgaryc
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very tasty. Edamame, rolls, miso chicken, scallop/crab fritter. Server was outstanding (Robert).

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Nora
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having never been at Yoshi's and heard so much about, the food, staff and entertainment was outstanding. To the waiter at happy hour, the waiter for dinner (wanted to hug him), the staff person talking to the people coming in to sit for the show (loved his sayings/comments/directions). Yoshi's is a class act and would definitely recommend to friends.

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Gumbolover
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great music, great staff. I'd go there every night if I could!

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Sunnyty
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh and amazing. Impeccable service

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VeronicaL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yoshi's is a wonderful place to go for a good authentic japanese meal.

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Debbie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favorite sushi place and the music is the icing on the cake!

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MaryP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Food delicious and presentation tops!
Tables were too close together however. Waiter was squeezing through to serve us . And that’s the ONLY negative I could say!!!!!
Will def be back!
What a perfect venue for food AND MUSIC…… so very COOL !!!!!
(Wish we were closer)

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vipLadyj
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was amazing and the show was fantastic!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was very loud. Food was good. A bit on the speedy side for the portions we received. Food took quite some time after order to be delivered. First they brought the wrong entree for a member of our party and then forgot the 2nd part of the order all together. By the time we got our order we had to rush thru dinner to be on time for the show. 2nd time in 2 shows there that we had server issues. Disappointing.

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AudwinT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great sushi and other dishes. My wife had the salmon it was excellent. I enjoyed the scallops and pork belly...yummmmie... Lastly, make a evening out of it with a live show.

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DonnaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from the time you walk in. We were there for dinner and the concert and I called 1st to get information about where we get the tickets and when we got there they had everything set up to make it as simple as possible, get tickets from will call then show your host and they seat you for dinner and then you just enjoy the experience !!! Great food and drinks, great service and especially a Great time!!!

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DoniciaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I was there for dinner before the Norman Brown show so the restaurant is always very busy on these nights. My server seemed overwhelmed and did not check in with me like I thought he should have. I had a hard time getting his attention when I needed it. I even had to ask for my check at the end of my meal. The food was Luke warm and greasy. It hasn’t been in the past and I had to ask for additional water. I have 2 more shows coming up and I would like to give Yoshis my business. I hope these concerns can be addressed and corrected.

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DelreenS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Since we made reservations for dinner, we were able to get seats saved for the show we were attending.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service

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VeronicaN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Really good food. Awesome environment. The only thing I would say needs replacing is the furniture. Other than that we had a great time there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a lady friend there for the third time because she really enjoys everything about it.

I feel good making her happy!

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LuisaL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and ambiance at Yoshi's Oakland. I recommend.

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AnthonyB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yoshi’s never disappoints, the food & entertainment are always top notch.👍🏾

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RossC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were seated at the window, as requested, and the hostess was very gracious when we asked to be reseated at another window seat to escape a loud talker near our original table.

Our server was friendly, helpful with honestly assessing the size of portions, and suitable wines.

All in all, an enjoyable night out.

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vipBeenThere
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smooth, courteous service. Great to be back here once again.

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GaryB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and a great show afterwards (The Sons of Champlin)!!

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JennyW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Every dish we had was excellent, as was our server. The sushi was fresh and delicious. Loved each dish we ordered. For some reason, the table was sticky. I told our server, who called someone over to wipe the table down. Still sticky. I dipped my napkin in the table water to wipe the table and the napkin was filthy from whatever was on the table. Clearly, whatever they are using to wash the tables isn't cutting through.

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vipKAMC
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know I'll have a good night out when we head to Yoshi's Restaurant and nightclub.
Our waiter, Nick was terrific and from the front of the house to the back it was as close to perfect as you can get. The Spinners put on a top notch show.
We'll be back for Blood Sweat and Tears.

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DarrellK
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Plus if you dine at Yoshi’s before your show…you get up close seating! We had an awesome time!

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PatrickD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best shows in sometime. Food was excellent too!

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sandy
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always order sushi here because it’s terrific. And we did so again last night. But I saw a neighboring table with something that looked good, so we ordered it last. It’s on the appetizer section of the menu. Kobe beef kebabs with shishito peppers. OMG! It was our dessert, and soooo good. I also recommend the duck confit spring rolls. They are divine.

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KennyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great venue for dining and live concerts. Servers are professional and helpful. Food was excellent.
Request to have the Beatles tribute concert return.

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vipLadyj
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoy the food the ambience and the shows! The food is fantastic, the service was excellent and the show was amazing! Where else can you go to get all that in one place?!

Also, the lady at the front desk always remembers us! She is so sweet! She’s been there for a long time. Unfortunately I do not know her name. I need to remember to ask her. She Welcomed us back when you reopened. How many people will remember you?! It really made a difference to us that somebody cared and remembered us. Thank you for continuing to be there for us. We love Yoshi’s!

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SandiG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best waiter. Food was amazing. I plan to return to eat at Yoshis many more times.

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KevinG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner before catching The Spinners. Midori got our food to us in time to make it to the event. All the food was excellent and plentiful.

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TomW
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the Miso Chicken and my date had the Gindara (fish). Both dishes were fantastic! The service was good and the environment was vibrant. It was good to be dining out. :)

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1221Tutti
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex the server was excellent
Food was delicious
The Spinner show amazing

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Johnny
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is always on point, very fast service for a full dinner service.

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RNGMOM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoy the environment and the majority of the food at Yoshi's. The food is a bit overpriced for what you get, and the wine pour is very light for the price you pay as well. However, the service was very good and we enjoy the variety of foods, and we love attending shows there.

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JFJim
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food but on the pricy side. We ordered Gindara at $38 per entree. It was delicious as usual, but be aware the portions are somewhat "petite".

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ScottTU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT service, thank you Robert and Marcel...!

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vipElinaScotch
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not sure if there's a new chef today, but the food was not as good as usual. The service was great.

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LouiseK
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent as always. Service not the best.

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vipTLee
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service in the dining room and Club was excellent. Food was very good except for the duck confit egg rolls which were bland and the skin too thick. However, the salmon, Chutoru and hamachi sushi, Caesar salad, red beet and mizuno salad, agedashi tofu, spicy chicken with shishito mashed potatoes, brownies, beignet, creme brûlée and drinks were all delicious and perfectly prepared.

The Club venue was great with excellent acoustics and although a full house (Grace Kelly - saxophonist, singer and songwriter) it was still intimate and fun!

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PatrickW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food and Good Service. The perfect way to get ready for a concert.

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 6821 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.