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Yoshi's Oakland, Oakland, CA

Yoshi's Oakland

4.7
4.7
7091 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


Booked 94 times today
Experiences are available.
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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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Thank you for celebrating Valentine's Day with us! Our chefs Victor Reyes and Lolo Gonzalez have created an elaborate and delicious 5-course prix fixe menu. Please check our website for menu details. Menu price is $125 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Credit card numbers are required to hold reservations. PLEASE NOTE: A $125 fee will be applied per person without a 24hrs notice of cancellation or no show.

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What 7,091 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Hot spot

  • East Bay

    Hot spot

  • East Bay

    Japanese

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  1. AM

    AngelaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and delicious food! The BHS Jazz concert was great!
  2. Z

    Zerr

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food is good but it's always cold when the food should have been served "hot." My server was bad he kept forget to bring me a straw for my water glass. Food comes out timely but again "cold." It would be nice if Yoshi updated their menu.
  3. K

    Kasey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything went well dinner was nice also luxe Jennings and the front desk, service’s was excellent!!
  4. NJ

    NanetteJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great however one of our appetizers was very slow with coming out, we had to ask for it twice. Also it food was initially taken to the incorrect table. We love the edamomies, but the order we had for dinner and at the show seemed to be a little under cooked and rather hard. They have always been great but not thus timebb
  5. AK

    AnKD

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The spicy chicken miso was good, but the temperature should have been hotter… the food was warm, not hot.
  6. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service - Great Food Selection - Friendly Staff
  7. g

    gdt1

    Seattle

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent value for the quality
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sushi rolls not as good as they used to be. We had 10 varieties sushi and one of the tuna ones was not as fresh. All the others excellent.
  9. M

    Mono

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    "Everything was Outstanding the Food, Service and Ambience...! Good Stuff"
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Our experience at Yoshis was very disappointing! We were given gift cards and were so excited to go - not having been out to dine in so long given Covid . We were seated at a nice table and we were quickly greeted by a sever asking if we wanted a glass of water. Unfortunately, that was the only good thing that happened to us. My date ordered sashimi and sushi and I ordered the salmon dish. We ordered edamame as an appetizer. The first thing that was delivered to our table was my dates rice. About 10 minutes later my salmon and rice were delivered. We canceled the edamame because my main dish had arrived- no need for an appetizer- that time had past. 10 minutes later my date finally gets her sashimi. Some pieces of the fish tasted old so we’re not eaten. The sushi never arrived so we canceled that too. It was a nightmare. The service was so bad and to top it off they messed up the bill too. Unbelievable, frustrating and most disappointing experience I’ve ever had. I will never go back to this restaurant. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. What a waste of time and money. Our server didn’t seem to care to much about it. Just saying gee- we seems to be missing so much.
  11. R

    Relta12

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Miso Chicken was not good at all, for the price and quality.
  12. WM

    WillyMichaels

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Yoshi’s is always superb and the service is great.
  13. LW

    LouW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too noisy!!!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Among the best customer experiences I’ve had. Service was top notch. We were there to see a show in the adjacent jazz club and the integration between the restaurant and the theater was perfect. Parking was easy and safe in the adjacent lot. All the employees had a fantastic attitude and made the evening even easier and more enjoyable.
  15. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    They were very crowded as the show was sold out. Two of our entree's came out so late (an hour after ordering) that we didn't have time to finish them before the show started. What we did have time to eat was exceptional!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good very good Service friendly, fun and highly competent Music: Phat Band - outstanding
  17. LA

    LisaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Those Shishito mashed potatoes knocked my socks off!! Amazing evening. Gratitude!
  18. C

    Chocolateif

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was fabulous, followed by an outstanding jazz concert! Bravo!!
  19. KC

    KathleenC

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and service are very good, but it is just too loud for any kind of conversation.
  20. k

    krisy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A delightful meal. Ken was excellent - gave us just the right amount of attention and was patient when we were indecisive :")... Perfect prelude to Fred and Esperanza concert, which also Rocked!
  21. E

    Errol

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of my favorite restaurants and musical venue with their great service, deliciously well prepared dishes and musical ambience!
  22. j

    jamirugai

    Orange County

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service and food were good. We mainly came for Esperanza Spalding and we were sat in a great booth. But honestly, the end seats on the booth get super uncomfortable just having your head turned the whole time. My neck was aching by middle of show. Wish there was a solution to that.
  23. JS

    JudiS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to Yoshi’s in 5 years and were pleasantly impressed with our experience. Everything from helping us sort out older gift cards to the amazing, attentive service from our server, Jay, to our absolutely delicious meal was top notch. If you are attending a show at Yoshi’s do yourself a favor and dine there as well. You will not regret this!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Loved the wair
  25. LL

    LyubovL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for dinner before the show with a reservation. Service was excellent! From hostess to waiters. Food was very good, not the best sushi, but very edible. Salmon was really good, so was Udon with noodles. Wednesday night, was really busy; Food came out fast and waiters were amazing.
  26. ES

    ElinaScotch

    San Francisco

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Yoshis used to be my favorite place. However, it's gone downhill. The hostesses are so unfriendly. Not even a smile! I get it things can get busy, but, cmon, not one smile! Especially, the hostess with green hair. Wow. She was pushing herself to check us in. The waiter was wonderful. So attentive and friendly! Attention owners: PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CARPETS! THEY STINK!!!
  27. BB

    BorisB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time before the show . We love it and recommend it for a great time and delicious food !
  28. K

    Krys

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food and drinks are overpriced ; vegetable tempura had mostly just potatoes. Service was very nice and friendly. Robert Cray performance was truly amazing.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is exceptional. Portions have increased since last visit (pre-Covid) are now are an actual meal in an entre. Including the sashimi which used to be these absurdly thin slices- appetizer like. Service was outstanding. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Another great pre-show dinner at Yoshi's is in the books. It was beyond loud, as many people were in the bar standing around watching a football game, but that seems to happen a lot at this local favorite. The dining room was pretty hectic but we were still able to enjoy our sake, duck confit spring rolls, and our sushi rolls. Our server was excellent and we cannot wait to return!
  31. OS

    OmarS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I were initially there for a show, but decided to also grab a bite beforehand. The food was fantastic, and the service was great. The show was held in a small but intimate venue. Definitely looking forward to the opportunity to go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attending Najee show.
  33. RM

    RanchMomma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 1st time here AND I'M IN LOVE! The food was fabulous ( a lil'expensive). The restaurant is BEAUTIFUL! The venue was quaint, well organized and NAJEE brought me to tears with his soulful show. I will DEFINITELY be back to Yoshi's SOON! 😀😃
  34. P

    Pinky

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We go to Yoshi’s primarily for the live entertainment. It is top-notch!! The restaurant itself has greatly improved and the kitchen is quite consistent. I do not necessarily feel I am getting a good value for what I spend in the restaurant b/c everything is priced a la carte. The entrees by themselves are quite pricey and the portions are less than adequate. Food taste good, presentation is good and service is good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Team enjoyed good and show! I will come back
  36. DM

    DebraM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love the Spicy Miso Chicken and Spicy Geisha sushi roll. Yoshi’s restaurant and concert hall are cozy and welcoming. We enjoy bring our family to Yoshi’s.
  37. EN

    ErikN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yoshi's restaurant is consistently excellent and a great musical venue. Dinner and a show! Can't be beat.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yoshi’s has always been great and we usually eat here before a Yoshi’s venue concert. Once you’ve checked in and are seated for your meal, the hosts assign you your seat for the concert. There were 3 of us and we ordered both salads, the Caesar and the spinach and bacon. Both were very large and could be shared by 2 or even 3 people. We also had the tiger shrimp and the veggie tempura and they were also shared. We rounded it out with hot sake, which they had only one choice. Multiple choices are available if you opt for cold sake or wines by the glass. Our reservations were at 6:30pm but many people were there before us, possibly to get a better concert seat choice though we were seated at a very central booth that we shared with another couple. All in all a great dining and entertainment venue.
  39. OJ

    OmarJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner, while it was a nice size venue, the size didn’t dilute the intimate moment. Great choice or date night or to gather with a small group of friends.
  40. SR

    StephenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly Staff that has a good System in place to Get their Clients to their table for Dinner , Many Great Dishes to Choose from with Very Good Wine List as well Great Location and Fabulous Dinner Show Place !!!

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 7091 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 94 times today
Experiences are available.
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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