Yoshi's Oakland

4.7
6874 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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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed some rolls, the garlic sauce edamame was delicious and so was the nigiri.

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LeeP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Has been consistently good in all respects over the years. Really like that in these Covid times they've been offering music in the dinning room. Oakland Yoshi's is still an Oakland institution!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good time at Yoshi's. Good food. Good vibe. Good music

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Spike
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A fabulous venue with a great restaurant. Probably the best Jazz Club in the USA (sorry Blue Note NYC).

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Irma
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great show with Tommy Igoe!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night back at our favorite jazz club after an 18 month break. Tommy Igoe is incredible

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!!

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NancyF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The J Holiday show was cancelled at the last minute. Very disappointing! Food was good but not spectacular. Service was great!! The live music in the dining room was an excellent touch in lieu of the show!!

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PamelaM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love eating at Yoshi's. Usually we attend a concert but tonight's show was cancelled. Instead they provided music in the dining room. Created a really nice environment.

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KellieA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and service was fantastic! However a HUGE DOWNFALL is seating placement for those of us who elect to dine in before the show!!!! Our seats were HORRIBLE! We chose to dine in to guarantee good seating. Next time we will reconsider dining at Yoshi's before the show... It seems walk ins get better choices for seating than diners.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to get back ‘out’ to a nice dinner and live music after the pandemic and lockdown. One of the reasons we move to Oakland was to be able to go out and enjoy night life, and then get home in 15 minutes. Yoshi’s has a beautiful interior and ambiance. Check-in for dinner was also check-in for the show afterwards - both ran efficiently. They specialize in Japanese fare: I had a LOT of sushi / sashimi and my wife had black cod - both fantastic. Cocktails were delicious and inventive. We passed on dessert but still paid over $200 for the two of us. The show afterwards was great fun (sold out). Super special date night at a great long-standing Oakland jazz club with excellent food quality, great service, nice ambiance, and quality entertainment.

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KarenM
Singapore
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as usual. Alex, our waiter, was completely delightful. It was wonderful to be back in this great restaurant and, afterwards, enjoy a great show by Top Shelf Classics!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and fantastic food

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful time and the food was very good.

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Opossumgal
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yoshi's is a lively, delicious meal and music experience for sure! The food is very good, the staff is attentive, and the ambiance is energetic. The pre-show crowd adds a really nice energy. Not the place for a quiet, romantic dinner, or for people who are bothered by noise, it can get quite loud in the restaurant. Best miso anywhere!

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cotton
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I was looking at opentable and found this restaurant which has more than 6k reviews. But when you check it on Yelp it only has around 1k reviews with 3 stars. The environment was great, probably a good choice on a date or something but we went there for live music and food. Because there were a show so there isn’t any live music. The food was so-so but not worth it for a 1hour drive definitely.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great show!
So happy to be in a live venue again.

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VickiH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be back at Yoshi's. Excellent service, excellent meal, excellent show!

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FrankC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly convenient parking (upstairs in the same building). Agedashi tofu was delicious with a unique texture. My gindara (black cod) was thick, perfectly cooked, and well presented. The beet & mizuna salad was large and yummy. The jazz trio was talented but did not prevent conversation.

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vipKimba
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

These guys have moved a loud band smack in the middle of the dining room. And forget social distancing -- the tables are no more than a few feet apart. If you like a loud, packed dining experience you may have found your Shangri La. If quiet conversation, socially distanced, is your cup of tea look elsewhere.

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RossC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious sushi dishes, plus more traditional fare and vegetarian selections. Excellent wine selection, and a laundry list of sake, all while listening to live jazz.

Surely not a secret, but still wondering why it took us so long to dine there again (pandemic notwithstanding).

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time dining here, food was great service was good except they forgot to bring two items but I’ll come back anyways it’s a nice place and worth to come back

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EbbieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The music was excellent. Providing a trio in the dining room is a great idea and should be expanded to more days perhaps Wednesdays.

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vipRichardR
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very good Japanese restaurant. Service was excellent.

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Bobby
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. A lot of food. Way more than we could eat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Yoshi’s. The restaurant and concert venue perfect.

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vipKarenJenkins
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites everything on the menu is delicious not a bad seat in the venue either

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & foods

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LupeR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always have a great experience at Yoshi's. Food is great, staff is friendly. Anytime we are at Yoshi's for dinner and a show like last night (The Dazz Band), Yoshi's staff has always assigned us great seats (front row).

Thank you Yoshi's for the great customer service your staff provided. It definitely made my birthday (59th) a great one.

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JannaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this is the best sushi in the Bay Area by far. All the staff are friendly and helpful, and they made an effort to honor the birthday that we were there to celebrate - just enough, but not overboard. We always love Yoshi’s!

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sandee
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isac is a good waiter and Steven is excellent Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a date night. I was pleased with our meal and service. It was great to see a lot of familiar faces. I love Yoshi’s’s. We also attended the show and Yoshi’s did not disappoint.

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Nasario
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First night out in over a year and we got to see The Dazz Band.

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vipLadyj
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ken was amazing! He was not only our waiter for dinner but he was also our waiter for the show! He works very hard and is very polite and professional. It was our first time back since COVID And it was nice to be remembered by there lady at the front desk. Unfortunately, I don’t know her name but she’s always been friendly and professional. I will have to ask her the next time I’m there. It was nice to see a familiar face. We were concerned that some of the people that we know from before might not be back. Everything was fantastic! I can’t say enough good things!

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LoisH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good. Ambience is nice. Servers are friendly.

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vipKAMC
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We love and support Yoshi's. I am always impressed with the manager who is everywhere and even lowered the volume to the dining room music without being asked.

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Tomthebomb
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We totally enjoyed the show! Service spotty...after COVID and huge rush.

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Michelle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very good. The food was good. It was very loud, especially with the
Music playing loudly overhead.

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DrTim
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for our East Bay Soul concert. Dinner was fabulous. Will return in the future for dinner and a show.

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Anna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to be able to eat in doors and enjoyed the hospitality of the service we received. Everything was yummy!

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 6874 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.