Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.08mi
  2. Distance: 0.09mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi
  1. Distance: 0.08mi
  2. Distance: 0.09mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.08mi
  2. Distance: 0.09mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi
  1. Distance: 0.08mi
  2. Distance: 0.09mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi

About Yoshi's Oakland

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.

510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room:

Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm (opening time may change based on showtimes)

Bar opens at 4:30pm Monday-Saturday

Late Night Menu served in the Jazz Club, Bar & Lounge

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 238-9200

Website:
http://www.yoshis.com/

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.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Yoshi's Oakland Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (179)
Good for a Date (124)
Pre/post Theatre (104)
See All
Special Occasion (91)
Good for Birthdays (75)
Creative Cuisine (75)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
Fun (73)
Worth the Drive (70)
Hot Spot (59)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Casual (58)
Good for Groups (58)
Romantic (50)
Bar Seating (46)
Authentic (45)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Healthy (45)
Vibrant Bar Scene (41)
Happy Hour (33)
People Watching (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Business Meals (24)
Cozy (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Late-night Find (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Waterfront (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Organic (13)
Quick Bite (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Scenic View (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Tapas (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Vegan (7)
Seasonal (7)
Spicy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sort by
S
5183 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love this place...it was packed...service rocks and food is top notch!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I usually go to Yoshi’s for the live band but we made rsvp for dinner to make sure we get reserve seating for the show.
My review for the dinner experience only:
Food is just okay. I’ve had way better sushi for half the price.
Servers were attentive so cant complain.
I think the main complain i have is their check in process. There’s no clear signs if the line is for dinner or for the show and/or even if you have dinner reservations. If it’s your first time and you walk in straight to the counter, you will get lots of dirty looks from customers who are waiting...and the hostess doesn’t say anything.

Tags: Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had dinner with my wife and 8yo son before the early Incognito concert and the wait staff was efficient, kind, flexible. The food (sushi and kid's bento box) was really good and definitely worth a recommendation. If only we lived closer (we're from the Portland area) we'd be visiting more often after this first, positive visit.
The concert venue was great as well, best quality sound I've heard and I've been to many venues, around the world. The seats we were assigned, a booth, was close to the stage but a little cramped for 5 people. The wait staff in the venue was awesome as well.
All in all, Yoshi's is a very nice place that I would definitely return to if the opportunity arises and it is also a place that I'd recommend to others.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

Jack our waiter was slow and unable to calculate our bill right which caused us to miss the beginning of the concert we went to see. WE WILL NEVER come back again

Tags: Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a wonderful time! Yoshi keep up the good work, and we will see you next month!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

NICE PLACE FOR SUSHI, THE LIVE MUSIC SHOW ARE GREAT NICE TO DINE BEFORE THE SHOW.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I had one of the most interesting dining experiences in my life at Yoshi's!! The menu offered great sushi prepared by sushi chefs as you watch from your table, as well as scrumptuous cooked seafood and meat selections. The drinks were great. The service was great. The ambiance was great. The talent or show was not to my liking, but I was impressed concerning the restaurant's efforts to ensure that you enjoy both your meal and the show. Highly recommended!! Truly outstanding and civilized!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was fantastic and the Jazz show(Marquise Hill) was superb.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Nice meal. Lots to choose from and beautifull6 presented sushi plates. A bit crowded on the seating and a bit noisy for a business meal.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

I am reluctant about ordering sushi again. Apparently, the menu had only a few choices but to order sushi-like menu. The wine was stale. I dined there a few years back and the food tasted so much better. Why did it change? The music (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra) was fantastic. I would go to Yoshi's for Jazz, but I don't think I'll dine at the restaurant. Sorry, I hope you improve your sushi making. The rice was pressed too hard and the it was not standing up. (like the Japanese would explain it) It did not taste like a Japanese-made sushi. Years back your sushi was great!

Tags: Live Music, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Enjoyed a good meal and the servers were good too. Great for pre show dining.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was fantastic. The service was great as well. I went to see Robben Ford and the show was fantastic.

Tags: Waterfront, Live Music, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I've often eaten at Yoshi's before attending the jazz club venue with wonderful experiences both in dining and service...this reservation was the exception. After arriving close to 2 hours before Showtime and enjoying a $300 meal with friends...we were told 7 minutes prior to the show starting that they had screwed up reserving "excellent" show seats for us... which is one of the advertised perks of dining there ahead of time....and with a dinner bill that steep we thought that goof was poorly handled since zero compensation was offered. Very poor customer relations!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was my first time at Yoshi‘s and it will not be my last I loved this place! Really wonderful atmosphere, excellent food with great service. Our server made great recommendations when asked and was totally on target. Then there’s the live music which was fantastic. A cabaret style, intimate venue with an exceptional sound system that showcased the talent, Robben Ford Band, in the best way. I will be a regular at Yoshis from now on

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Disappointed to see only one tatami table. Always like the authenticity imparted by them. Sushi was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was great and service was quick. The Bobby Caldwell show was great, and we appreciated Yoshi’s sitting us in a booth as it was my sister’s 66th birthday. Thanks much as we had a great time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent place to to listen to live music. The food is also excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful host and very friendly staff.. our waiter (Jack) was exceptional! The food was incredible and our seating for the show couldn’t have been any better. I will always return to my favorite venue in the Bay Area! Thank you Yoshi!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Live Music, Fun, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Yoshi's consistently provides a fantastic evening out. Their sushi rolls are heavenly, their starters are amazing, and the service is outstanding. If you're dining pre-concert, you'll never be concerned about finishing up dinner in time. It's one of our favorites!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Typically I only eat at Yoshi's when attend a live show.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 7, 2017

15 minutes before anyone spoke to us after we were seated. Most of the food arrived before our drinks. A main dish was forgotten. Nice atmosphere but the food was weak and the service was a mess.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Once again, Yoshi's comes through. Always a good time, with one of the Bay Area's best concert venues coupled with tasty food and cocktails making for a great night out. There is literally nothing I would not eat on the menu. We ordered family style so we could sample a wide variety and there wasn't a scrap left. Excellent service, and when you have dinner there, they go get your seats for the concert for you. While there isn't a bad seat in the place, the ones they got for us were perfect. I love this place!!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

If you're seeing a show at Yoshi's you may as well have a bite beforehand at their top notch sushi restaurant. Let them know and they'll reserve a table in the venue for you so you don't need to fuss about getting in line for a good table.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service took forever. Got our orders wrong. Late food. Drinks were served late.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Noodle terrible
Sushi rice wet not cold not cured. They just have run out.
Salad ok beer salad
Two people no drinks over 100 dollars.
Over priced
Underflavored.
Sf location was better
They seem to have gotten lazy and less creative.

On the upside service was great and Victor Wooten was off the hook.

Tags: Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service5
value1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Good food great service. Had tickets for show that night and decided to have dinner there. Good choice, convenient parking next door too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 2, 2017

Dinner and live show experience convenience under one structure. Awesome food and selection with great service.
Thank you kindly😘

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Live Music, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Delicious food, good service, and a fun atmosphere – a winning combination!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Dinner & show

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Yoshi's was a great dining + music venue as expected. Somehow, I'd thought the dining and the music would be in the same space, but not so. Two different tables. There is zero room for dancing inside, so not a good venue for more than sitting to enjoy the music.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a good dinner with friends here before a concert at Yoshi's. Our server was great...and when we saw the table he secured for us at the concert after the dinner, we were thrilled!

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 45th anniversary at Yoshi's. We especially enjoyed our Grey Goose pear cocktail, sushi, and nigiri. The very best part of the meal was the fresh, delicious sorbet with fresh blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Mmmmmm! So good! The service was impeccable; the food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Organic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Yoshi's is the place to be! Central to Oakland's best nightspots, this venue features both first-class dining and music in a class by itself.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Live Music, Hot Spot, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 25, 2017

Excellect service from start to finish!!
Hostess was so understanding when I called and said we would be 10 minutes late. Very nice! Thank you.
Had a wonderful dinner with a good friend. Seating was perfect, server was perfect also had ticket to see Peter White, server reserved great seats!! Peter White AMAZING as usual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very lively atmosphere on a Saturday night. Seems to be more of a jazz club that happens to have a restaurant, rather than a restaurant with entertainment. That being the case, the wait staff seemed to be spread thin and the appetizers came out before the drinks and even placing our entree order. Despite that, the service was friendly and the food decent and enjoyable. However, as far as dining experience, I would not recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Bar Seating, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience1
service2
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Yoshi's remains a beautiful dining destination in Oakland that attracts a diverse, lively crowd. The meal was delicious, wait staff very attentive, ambiance was elegant and modern, and you can attend a jazz performance before or after your dinner. I would highly recommend Yoshi's for date night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Yoshi’s is truly an icon in the Jack London District. I have enjoyed this restaurant a few times before seeing one of the jazz shows (in the attached showroom next door).
Yoshi’s offers very high quality sushi. This is definitely not a restaurant where you will get ‘stuffed’. The portions are small, but as I mentioned, very high quality.
Yoshi’s is a solid goto venue for a light dinner before a show. The dining room was buzzing with patrons on this Saturday night.
My feeling was many of the customers had been there before. I look forward to visiting Yoshi’s again for the next show!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

 
·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great venue for excellent dining experience, energy filled aptmosphere and intimate setting to enjoy your favorite jazz artist for any occasion. Few places have such highly accomplished artist as Yoshi's!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was our first time eating at Yoshi’s. We were pleasantly surprised. I had the salmon, delicious! My husband had the sea bass, delicious! We will return!

Tags: Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.