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Yoshi's Oakland

4.4
5303 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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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
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Phone number
(510) 238-9200
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What 5303 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

This is at least our 10th visit to Yoshi's, so I figure they do deserve a positive review from me. We have excellent sushi in Alameda (Sushi House and East Ocean) but neither restaurant takes reservations. Yoshi's does which gives them a big step up in my ratings.
The interior is a very attractive, high ceilinged and light wood decor that can accommodate a large number of people without feeling too congested, even as people are arriving for or departing the adjoining jazz lounge (separate tix required).
The food is uniformly excellent, with a wide variety of sushi, nigiri and tempura as well as full size meals. They did offer unique rolls that we hadn't had elsewhere, like lobster and asparagus roll, shrimp and scallop tempura (cut in large frittata sized triangles with peppers and onions), and the Warriors' Roll which was eel, cucumber, avocado and aoli mayonnaise.
The white wine list featured only 1 Chardonnay, and my only other criticism was that the service was too fast, so that we were having to eat faster than we wanted just to keep enough space on the table for the additional plates to come.
For a restaurant that is so expensive, we should be able to take our time and eat at a relaxed pace.

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marie (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

The food was great. It was my sister-in-law’s birthday and her first time there. She enjoyed it very much. We all had a great time. My has been and I attend concerts there and the food there about 3 to 4 times a year.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined 4 days ago

Would have been nice to have had some wasabi and soy sauce with our sashimi order without asking for them. Felt awkward having to ask the waiter for these seemingly essential items.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Very nice time, except reservations were at 745 and our show started at 9. We did not get to order until 8:40 and others who arrived after us were already eating and seated at the show before us. We missed some of the show because we were waiting on our food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Yoshi’s is the perfect venue to have dinner and see your favorite artist perform. I appreciate that our table was ready when we arrived. The seating in the dining area allows for nice views of Jack London square. The occasional Amtrak that passes by is very unobtrusive if your in deep conversation. The staff will keep your table clear at all times and make you feel right at home. Best to not fill up on dinner as there is an interesting assortment of desserts to choose from. The beauty of Yoshi’s is that if you are seeing a show and having dinner, you can request your show seating while checking in for dinner, two birds with one stone. Always a good time.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

It was my first time eating and attending a show. I totally enjoyed it tremendously and will certainly be attending again. Thank you so very much!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

I love going to Yoshi's for the live entertainment. I have never been disappointed and the food is very good. There's a little something there for everybody. The staff is very helpful and transition you from dinner to the live shows very orderly. Everyone was very professional. It is an experience that makes you want to come back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Professional staff. Great Food, great time. Nice seating and great show.

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Loke (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We came for a birthday and saw a show there as well. We had been there several weeks before and had a handcrafted cocktail that the server did not know. She went to the bar and inquired with the bartender to see what it was. They were able to replicate the drink and the food was great. We also had great seats for the show! Will definitely return.

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Toni (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Restaurant and music venue are very tight. No privacy

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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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
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Cross street
Washington
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(510) 238-9200
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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.
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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.

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