Yoshi's Oakland

4.4
6685 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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4.4
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4.4
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4.4
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KarenP
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful and We really enjoyed ourselves a very beautiful place to fall in love forever, I love thy r lights outside the window, love the accommodations

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NikkiT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food is terribly overpriced, for no reason. It was pretty much hit & miss. The appetizers and rolls were good but the chicken entree was terribly dry and everything is way too expensive for the quality. They take advantage of folks wanting to have dinner and a show. Next time we’ll dine elsewhere before the show.

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ReenieR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like Ches Panisse, Yoshi's continues to be a perfect evening, even after all these years. The restaurant is vibrant, food a work of art and the club is intimate and soulful.

Thanks Yoshi! Love you!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went to Yoshi’s for a concert on Monday night. Reservations were for 7, concert started at 8. Out server tried to make sure we would be done eating in time for the concert, which I appreciated, but was totally pushy about it, which I did not. I felt rushed through the entire meal, and then when he brought the bill before we were completely done eating he didn’t come back for a while to take our payment. I physically watched him do nothing for several minutes, take the card, put it down on the table next to us then watched him do more nothing for a couple more minutes before coming back to pick up the card. As expensive as the food is, and it is high quality so it’s worth it, I would have rather set my own pace for eating.

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vipChristinaZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yoshi's is always a wonderful place for their jazz programs, and the delicious meals before!

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maxB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

food good, drinks good, service a little slow to serve and too quick to "pick up" (hey, I'm not done with that!).

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JulioF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service. Expensive, but worth the cost.
Always a good experience!

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MaggieL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to see one of my favorite performers, Madds Tolling, and we decided to have dinner first at Yoshi's Restaurant. The best idea ever as they get you seating in the club prior to dinner being served.
Front and center seating. The food was fabulous and was excellent quality. We later had dessert while watching Madds Tolling perform.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m So grateful to management. We were there for a sold out show. My friend tried to get a ticket off the Facebook event page and got scammed. We told the girls at the box office what happened and they checked with their manager and they let her buy a ticket. We were celebrating my friend finishing chemo, so it was amazing they made it happen so we could all be together. Thank you!!!

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GilM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place...salmon perfectly cooked. Our waitress was fantastic.

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vipKenMcL
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the Black Cod for the first time. We will certainly have it again. It was light and flakey it just melted in your mouth.

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GhyaR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, amazing service, and delicious food. We were also seeing a concert and their system for seating after dinner was perfect!!! Great restaurant we will definitely be back!!!!

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MarkO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your going to go to one of the concerts after your meal, make sure you let them know you want or have the tickets for it, you will get the best seats in the house. Plus its great food anyway!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal. The seating for Leo Kotke performance was terrific not a bad seat in the house. Wish he had played a little longer.

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Peterp
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and fast bringing the food.
Food quality was excellent.
I had a hard time understanding how much I was ordering so I suggest that you order a couple of dishes at a time

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JoelW
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The booths are very restrictive and too tight, I was placed in the middle and felt claustrophobic since I could not put my feet on the floor without my legs hitting the two people on either side of me. This made the concert experience less enjoyable. Especially because I did not know the people on one side of me that I was squished up against!

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vipRingLeader1
San Francisco
302 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Too expensive for the style of food. The pork was flavorful, but the tempura, miso Caesar etc were just okay. Not likely to return.

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RoBB
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly unique dining experience ~ we so love this location and concert venue

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reneed
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I really like Yoshi’s. The shows are good, the food is great. The service is pretty good, but the food took forever and we ended up canceling our order. Sushi is always the best bet and is so worth it. But their food menu overall is overpriced in my opinion.

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sandy
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a favorite, especially for dinner before the show. The food is great, and so is the sake. 😉

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JamesM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipBoxyFeet
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre dinner show for Omar Sosa Aguas trio. Server was very knowledgeable about menu with regard to dietary restrictions and best value for opportunity to taste sashimi that was special for the evening one of the sashimi dishes we were considering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The grilled salmon and grilled vegetable platter were excellent! Sushi was delish too. Highly recommend. Our server, Steve was great!

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MarkS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I like Yoshi's , but the food and service can be a bit uneven. But if you are going to the show, dinner res guarantees a great seat!

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vipWhyme
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had not been to Yoshi's for some time, and enjoyed our return. The food was delicious and the service prompt and courteous. My wife and I shared three dishes. My one complaint is that our entree was served first and our appetizer last.

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MarcG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, except for the price. It was all a bit expensive.

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BillV
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Yoshi's for dinner and a show. Our server, Robert, is intelligent, funny, kind and very customer service-oriented. We arrived at a busy time, and everyone was polite and helpful. This place has a great vibe. The food is very, very good. I had the scallop/shrimp fritter, and everyone at the table was impressed with the preparation and presentation. I paid scant attention to the other dishes, a little too focused on my own. We had sides of Brussels sprouts and marble potatoes, both of which were fresh and very well prepared.

When you arrive with tickets for the show in hand, they set up your seats in the show venue ahead of time, selecting the best seats available. What a boon. They did a great job, and you feel well taken care of. The show itself? It was David Sanborn, backed up with musicians that are brilliant and joyful.

We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love Yoshi's - whenever we go to a concert we have dinner there. So easy. Last time our dinner was just so so but this time it was great again. Love the Tiger Shrimp -- and our waiter was outstanding and so helpful. Long live Yoshi's.

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AdamP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck confit egg rolls were outstanding. Our teens loved their virgin cocktails. Sushi rolls were above the usual, very tasty. There for a concert and overall a great night for Dad with our boys.

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vipYoungH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I've had in the east bay. The place was hip and clean. and the show afterwards was incredible.

Great spot for any occasion.

JM
JoseM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great.

However, the noise level in the back room was very high cause by all the customers talking.

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DebbieA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our daughter here to celebrate her 18th Birthday. She loves sushi and loves Pancho Sanchez. A win win night. She absolutely loved the place and will now start a new tradition she will carry on.
Thank you Yoshi’s for a memorable evening!

PJ
PeterJ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was quick and on time. We were seated quickly and service was on time.

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ARamos
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was fast and friendly, we enjoyed the meal.
Restroom a bit worn out
Food seamed to be fresh, however
my husband suffered severe indigestion, he had the tempura Oysters & the Tempura Shrimp & Scallop dish.

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vipbobbarbara
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a fan since it opened in the Jack London Square area and last night the food and jazz afterward are, as always, incomparable.

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Ardon
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and music! Drinks were perfectly made!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

We basically love Yoshi's because of the music as well as the food. However, our service was terrible -- I had to ask several times to get the right order. (After a LONG wait, they had brought the wrong entree.) Also, the entree I ordered was disappointing and soggy.

We tried to order creme brulee for dessert, but they told us the restaurant was completely out of the ingredients and so it wasn't on the menu for tonight. That left us time to kill before the performance. Interestingly, during the performance, we were able to order creme brulee, even though we know it all comes from the same kitchen! And, after all that, it was not the best creme brulee we have ever eaten; it was OK.

The music itself was wonderful. We also appreciated that the band gave some youngsters the opportunity to gain some live performance experience while people were shuffling in.

We will go back, but we might consider getting our Sushi somewhere else nearby. The restaurant is also incredibly noisy, so it was impossible to carry on a conversation.

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Alonso
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sushi was sooo so. My fiancé salmon roll had fish bones in it not one but TWO. And as we all know sushi rolls should NEVER have Fish bones in it. That’s a dangerous scenario. All in all i can’t give more then 3 stars for this experience.

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MrsF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a late birthday dinner and had a blast! Wonderful ambiance and the food was so delicious! I definitely recommend the oysters they were amazing. Thanks for a fabulous time!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Yoshi's Oakland is rated 4.4 stars by 6685 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.