Yoshi's Oakland

4.7
6827 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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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeeW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Customer Service

Phenomenal Live Music

Professional & Intimate Atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fantastic! The moment we sat down the service was great! The food and drinks were delicious! And, of course, the music was the biggest treat with Carlos Reyes and his vocalist who joined him on the 2nd and 3rd sets!!! We were even able to have a photo with them!
It was my friend’s first time at Yoshi’s. She was visiting from Chicago area. She thought everything was outstanding!
I highly recommend Yoshi’s and Carlos Reyes!

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BobL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Sat us down and never came back to our table. We left twenty minutes later

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ShannanC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and absolutely loved it!! Can’t wait until shows start happening

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Chad
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck spring roll was amazing and sashimi was excellent. Would definitely recommend both.

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MimiB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hooray Yoshi’s is back! The food is great, the service is wonderful, and the live music is outstanding! It’s understandable that they are the premier jazz club restaurant in the Bay Area. We can’t wait to go again!

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DougC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening eating great food and listening to Carlos Reyes.

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PatriciaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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HarryC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service Great food and great music by Carlos Reyes

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oaklandres
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Sound level too high and music chaotic and too loud and poor quality sound. Had to yell across table as well as everyone else yelling.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome everything!

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CindyM
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi. Live music in the restaurant. Open air flow from back side of restaurant. Delightful server (Stephen). Welcoming staff across the board. HAPPY Yoshi's is still in business and catering beautifully to a lively, warm, diverse community here in Oakland.

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MegF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Don't forget to request a table near the live music. Otherwise you get them on a TV screen.

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alopekias
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy parking, friendly service, world renowned music, terrific food and drink, great place for a special occasion.

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Ellen
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yoshi’s was a fabulous dining experience for our family group. Fun atmosphere, live band was great, the food was delicious.

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Chiquita
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious. And of course the entertainment is marvelous!

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RubenF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic evening.
The Spirit of Love was obvious.
The music was A++++
Will definitely return!
Keep up the good work.

DB
DarrellB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat sushi and black cod fish. From the hostess to the servers and the chefs, this is a place that has great ambiance and a relaxed setting smile, dance and eat great. Thanks Yoshis!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Love that live music is provided throughout dinner. Highly recommend for special occasions.

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Ken was very attentive and the food at Yoshi's is always great. I had the best salmon there I've had in a very long time. There was incredible live music as a part of the dining experience provided by virtuoso harpist/violinist Carlos Reyes and equally gifted guitarist Rolando Morales. Loud enough to enjoy, but not so loud that you couldn't carry on a conversation.

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ReneMia
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Carlos Reyes always delivers. Food and service were spot on!

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LMLewis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dinner performers were the key for me. Fabulous conection with the audience. Intimate, like a party at a friends house. Loved the seafood fritters

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vipPeggy
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

At long last, so wonderful to return to Yoshi's for excellent sushi, appetizers, yummy desserts (love the churros), attentive service and great live music (free). We really enjoyed Carlos Reyes, phenomenal harpist (on small stage surrounded by plexiglass in the dining room, 6-8 pm) during our dinner. Check their website for music lineup and reservations. Starting 7/9 Yoshi's club venue will open. So exciting!

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Jair
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My first sit down meal inside a restaurant in about 14 months. Glad it Yoshi's. I was able to introduce it to someone new.

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vipKris
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and super fresh sushi. It was also nice to be entertained by a live music duo while dining. So refreshing after covid! Will return.

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vipCeCe
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went to Yoshi's last night for dinner, understanding that they are not putting on live shows just yet due to the pandemic. However, unexpectedly, they had a live music duo performing in the main dining room and they were pumping that music into the theatre where they were also serving dinner. We ended up sitting in the theatre in a booth which was quite nice.
The only real drawback was that the music was just way too loud! When we arrived to check in for a reservation, the gentleman behind the plexiglass could not hear what I was saying nor could I hear what he was saying.We ended up shouting at each other to be heard above the blasting speakers. While Yoshi's is a music venue, the dining room typically is not and we had expected to be able to have a dinner where conversation was possible. Even in the theatre where we were seated for dinner, the music was so loud that we asked if it was possible to lower the volume a bit so that we could actually hear each other at the table. Wanting to give credit where it's due, the duo singing was quite good and finished off their final set with a rousing rendition of Bobby Mcgee sung by the female singer in an excellent imitation of Janice Joplin! The food was delicious and fairly priced for the quality, however, at $15 each across the board, the cocktails were overpriced by $2-$3.
The service was attentive and everyone was very nice. Our primary server, Steven, was a delight!

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ElsaB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Yoshis Oakland was exqusit. The food was amazing, the chefs seem to be very professional and nice to look at. Our waiter was friendly and courteous. The food was just amazing! Definitely recommend!

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foodie4life
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, with an incredibly friendly and helpful staff. The 2 person band that Played was so talented, and uplifting! My experience was magical and I can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night date night. On a whim went to see Carlos Reyes play and had a great time.

Wonderful food. Great service.

Outstanding music.

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eastCCfoodie
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Great venue. Atmosphere great

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DeeJay
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, fun atmosphere, terrific live music, and tasty food!

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Artistlin
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinner at Yoshis was perfect in every way. We go back as often as we can! Music is always great, food is fabulous, service incredible.

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JaimeA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great music

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KathyU
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the jazz music with dinner! Have never even heard a harp like that before.

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TheManChicken
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, good was fantastic, love music was lovely. Quite spendy; worth it, but not a bargain spot.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Excellent, overpriced food. Our server definitely had an attitude which did not make us feel welcome.

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KeithA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was great. Live music and food was awesome.

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Evangelina
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a vegan chef. I was very happy with the vegan options. The food was excellent, delicious, eye pleasing. Very simple but exciting. The dinner music was over the top great. Carlos Reyes and Janis Maxie Reid. So inspiring. Yoshi’s definitely lived up to it’s name in offering the best.

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 6827 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.