Yoshi's Oakland

4.6
6761 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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vipJasonS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see Yoshis back in action and tasty as ever.

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RNGMOM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went with family to celebrate my son's 21st birthday. With the exception of some bland brussel sprouts and french fries, the food was wonderful.
The servers were all fantastic with the exception of our main waiter trying to upsell us on wine and appetizers and not telling us that fries were extra and didn't come with our kids burger's
A bit overpriced. Cost came out to $54 pp, and they didn't tell us that gratuity was automatically added at over 20% for parties of 6 or more (there were 7 of us).
The live musician was awesome. We would go back, but probably not with a group.

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karlab
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. It was our families’ first outing since COVID and my 16 yo said the food was among his favorite ever. We chose this restaurant because Nate Lopez was performing and our teenager enjoys listening to him play the guitar. It was a wonderful evening with my husband and son!

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vipLulasFamily
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was spectacular as always. The live music in the dining room was wonderful. Always a family special favorite.

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vipTomW
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The live music, in the dining room, is awesome. Really helps enhance the dining experience. I hope Yoshi's keeps that even after the main jazz club re-opens. The food was outstanding and the service was good. Overall, Yoshi's is BACK and I highly recommend making a reservation to make sure you can get a table.

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Sutapa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very enjoyable. Yoshi's has always been a place of comfort and enjoyment.

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LeeP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be out among dinners and musicians having a good time. Really helpful and friendly staff.

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ChelleH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience! ! We came here to see the “ Eddie Pasternak jazz trio” music is amazing plus the food and service are excellent!! Yoshi’s also doing a great job keeps everyone in safe distance... definitely will recommend to everyone!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yoshi’s was able to accommodate us despite being 30 minutes late and we are quite grateful for that it’s turned out to be a really nice Mother’s Day

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chiriac
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love my mother’s day dinner
and loved the food

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Jess
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb and the entertainment; lively music is just amazing =)

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ShunnaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to have a wonderful sushi dinner after restaurants have re-opened. Yoshis never disappoints and this time was no exception.

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DonnaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a lovely Mother’s Day dinner there with my sons. My only mild complaint was I couldn’t enjoy the live music as much as I wanted because the overall noise level was a little high. Otherwise the food was delicious and service was very good.

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Rick
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic choice for our Mother's Day celebration. We fit perfectly into a booth and ordered one of the family platters. We are still raving about the steak and the cod! We can't wait for another occasion to return to Yoshi's.

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Jakie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had called a week before my reservation requesting a table near the live music, but when we got there, they gave us a table away from the stage. We told the hostess about our request and he said "this is the only table we have". I did not appreciate that.

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JennykirstinaA
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Service was great, but music was so loud we couldnt have basic conversation at the table.

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RachelleL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time at Yoshi's our servers name was Robert, he was awesome. the food was better than expected oh my goodness we enjoyed ourselves immensely..

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MrsRoxas
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to get back to our favorite sushi restaurant. The food was just as good as we remember it. It was also nice to see a friendly face, our waitress has been there for as long as we can remember and we were both so happy to see each other!

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Texacali
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had reservations for a table for 4. Hostess up front advised no tables were available and tried to sit us at the sushi counter area. I explained we reserved a table and will not be sitting at this location. They quickly accommodated our party and we had a great experience after that. Food was excellent and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, fresh delicious Japanese Omakase dishes. Having fresh sushi, drinking ice cold Japanese beer, and listening to smooth R&B guitar music on a warm beautiful Oakland evening was absolutely perfect. So happy Yoshi’s is back and better than ever! Our servers were helpful, polite, and attentive too. Couldn’t ask for a better group of workers. We also kept our masks on when we spoke to servers or went to restrooms out respect for servers, even though we are all vaccinated. Let’s all continue to be safe so we can stay open!

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BarbaraP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, including our server, Nick! The only small issue we had was that we had hoped to be listening to the live music, but our table was in a far corner and we couldn't hear them at all.

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Irmalinda
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to break the long lock-down! Good food, cool staff and most especially live music: JAZZ! I I can't wait for YOSHI's to be all the way back.

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vipWarrenD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. While I’m a big fan of live music it can get a bit noisy in dining room and I’d move the band to the bar area

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OHeyMo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness, I was soooo happy! From the sushi to the salad to the tiger shrimp, pork chops and dessert; everything was so fresh, delicious and beautifully arranged on our plates; Yoshi's is our favorite Bay Area restaurant. It was my husband's birthday. He was so happy, which made me very happy. We were treated to Live soothing Jazz in the dining room. We are truly grateful that Yoshi's survived the last challenging year. Shout out to our server Robert! It was a wonderful evening! This was our first stop after not dining out for over a year! Excellent choice! Thank you!

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Urbngirl
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time dining inside since the Pandemic. It was overall a very good experience but the restaurant was quite busy and it didn't seem like they were limiting seating. It was a little unerving to be dining in such close proximity to so many other people. The food was excellent and the service was also good. I really liked having live music while we were dining. Given that I'm fully vacinated, I think I would happily do this again.

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Darryl
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! A+ Had a blast with my friends.

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CharismaC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front of the house was EXCELLENT! Daji hope I spelled it right made moms birthday wonderful.

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Agutz1
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant surprise that they had live music for people dining. Made for a great time.

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Spark
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love your restaurant. The food is always amazing! I just wish your salmon was fresh caught, from Alaska. The prices are high, which I don’t mind. I’d rather pay for top shelf salmon though.

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LMLewis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

So glad Yoshi's is back. The food seems to be better. They have reworked their menu. However, I recommend the Seafood Fritter. Delicious. However, make sure you are vaccinated. There is no such thing as "social distancing". They have opened the nightclub for dining. But don't let them stick you back there. It is dark and the music is in the Lobby. But if you want that social distance and quiet, the maybe you will like it.

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Divadebbie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The was my first indoor dining experience with Live entertainment since the Covid pandemic began. The host, servers and entertainers were practicing safety requirements. The food and service was excellent, tasteful and served promptly. The spirit of the patrons was happy and everyone was excited to be out and be seen!

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DavidL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to get back to Yoshi's! Food was better than before.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m glad Yoshi’s is back. We celebrated a special occasion, the food was impeccable and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to going back

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PEastin
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, dining was wonderful. Prices are a bit overpriced on sushi . . . one order of Uni Nigiri at $17.00 is a bit much. And the pieces were about half the size of other sushi restaurants. Just the same, I would dine at Yoshi's again.

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EdJE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Yoshi's is back. While the live music in the dining room was fun, I'm looking forward to the the reopening of the theater.

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PatW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We ate at the sushi bar. Limited assortment of fish -- not as much as usual. Music was very loud. Service was great.

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Peach
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except for the table… edges were sticky.
I tried to clean with my alcohol wipe but couldn’t get it off.

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BillGandLeoG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I think Yoshi’s is a very good place to eat at. Though the music is very loud the food is excellent. Overall, definitely a 5 star place and recommend it to anyone who wants to eat INSIDE of a restaurant.

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vipEATS4BB3
San Francisco
199 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the Hamachi Crudo, then the Beet & Mizuna Salad, then the Salmon Burger. Finished with the Yuza Brulee and Don Julio Reposado. I told my server (Kandace) that I drink lots of water with my meals and I NEVER had an empty glass. She was GREAT

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EmilyH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that Yoshi's adapted with live music in the dining area. Great service and delicious food.

FAQs

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

Yoshi's Oakland is rated 4.6 stars by 6761 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.