Yoshi's Oakland

4.6
6782 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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Anand
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Our server was very good, but the overall service was bad.
Seemed liked an overpriced diner. Food kept flying in. Empty plates were not cleared out in time. It seemed like we were being rushed.
And pricey for the quality of the meal. Definitely come down. Next maybe just settle for the jazz
I will certainly not recommend this to anyone

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LizC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Dining 5 star, drinks very good Had the watermelon splash. The steak and salmon was delicious. The show was Damien Escobar! He was phenomenal. I would see him again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there often for dinner and live music

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LesterL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax and have a great dinner…then some great live music🎶

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CeCe
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Would like for menu to be expanded the Sushi I ordered was ok, Caesar Salad was delicious for the price the portion was small..

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bdubthnks
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this venue! We go to Yoshi’s quite frequently and are always very pleased! It’s small but it feels intimate not cramped. The dining area is lovely just a little snug but there is enough space for comfort. The food is delicious! Always fresh and seasoned and lovely presentation. A well stocked bar and some tasty specialty drinks. Nice wine and beef selection. Ambiance is cozy and romantic. The linen tablecloths, lovely cutlery, and beautiful place settings set the fine dining atmosphere. Waitstaff have all been pleasant, knowledgeable and accommodating. Our server last evening, Jay, was professional and friendly without being overly intrusive. We absolutely love the entertainment part of the venue as there’s really no bad seat in the place! It’s a little disconcerting to have to share a table with strangers and the tables are very tight and close together. But, that’s forgotten as soon as the artist starts playing and/or singing. We will return again soon!

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BasilR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit for dinner before a music event. The service was exceptional and the food was excellent. Great way to start the evening before catching a performance in the showroom. Our server Jay, was exceptional.

I am definitely going back and recommend it to friends.

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ChrisV
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service - attentive and friendly. We look forward to going back.

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JeanneC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

All the Sushi is fantastic and the desert a pistachio beignets OMG!

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JosephS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

it would help if waiters came by more frequently even if you don't need anything. it could be that this simple gesture would have made the experience better.

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CynthiaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious, can't go wrong no matter dish selected.

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TinaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean timely friendly flavorful classy casual perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining, service, & entertainment!

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49ers4life
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The steak was amazing, and the service was good. It was a great experience entering the space.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had dinner at Yoshi’s before attending a concert. We got seated on at the time of our reservation. The restaurant was very busy and it seemed there is not enough wait staff when the restaurant is busy. We only saw our waiter at time of order and way after food was brought to the table. The food was tasty and presented well.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Window seat with my lady. Food was pretty good. Had sushi, enjoyed a nice jazz show afterwards.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The quality of the sushi was very good, however, we didn’t get exactly what we ordered. Our salad was very salty and we let the waiter know. He apologized but did not offer a replacement nor did he remove it from our tab. I just think this is a bad customer service move. The restaurant is not inexpensive so I expect the food to be more exceptional. We had to eat here in order to have good seating for the concert that was happening there but if we could reserve concert seating I would eat elsewhere. We will continue to dine here because we want to have reserved concert seating and we know what we will NOT be ordering.

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Foodie11157
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner before seeing Boney James. I had edamame and Brussel sprouts and they were delicious. The only issue was parking in the garage next door. I recommend leaving some extra time to find a parking spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was an awesome prelude to the Boney James show… the food was fresh … service timely and the service from staff was amazing

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AudreyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and venue. Good food, great service.

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sundog
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful went to see Bonnie James and he was great as well great experience

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AngelaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time at Yoshi. It was my birthday but I got no birthday dessert that’s the only suggestion

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Too many guests; not enough staff. Took a long time for food to come out.

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Mooche
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food and service were good. However, we were disappointed that they did not require vaccination certification, especially for going into the music venue. We expected this.

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NathanC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had some issues holding our reservations since we drove two hours and got there a little late for dinner. Manager took care of it.

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vipDenineC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. We also saw a show that was FANTASTIC!!! Yoshi’s for the WIN!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Definitely coming back I really enjoyed the show afterwards.

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ElizabethM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love Yoshi's to see the jazz and it's always good food when we eat there. The staff are great.

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AHungryQuilter
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yoshi's is such a cool place. We love to eat here. before a show. The service is great and the sushi is yummy and fairly priced. The decor is stylish and the crowd is diverse.

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BarryF
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food in the dining area. plus, excellent entertainment by Benny Green.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a friends birthday on a Monday night. Food was good and service was great. Would definitely go back.

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rgee27
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and music venue.

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Rita500
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was wonderful. Celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary was absolutely Perfect.
Thank you for making us feel very special.
The show was outstanding.

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AlfredA
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening. Delicious food and knowledgeable staff. Robin made sure that our every wish was fulfilled

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ImAnIslandBoi
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yoshi good. Not Yoshi bad. Tee hee he he he he he.

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MarylouM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Yoshi's never fails to please. It is particularly great to dine there before a show.

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jfreedy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food followed by a great show. Perfect combination.

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ShannonG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for by birthday and everything was amazing! I honestly cannot wait to come back!

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vipMichelleK
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were coming for a show & dinner and arrived early, as we were concerned about SF traffic coming across to Oakland. We went to the bar at 5:00 and happy hour was great with $7.00 drinks and tasty fresh snacks, including a fresh salmon & avocado roll for $6.00.

Dinner was suprisingly good! There are several sushi rolls that are unique and delicious. Don't miss the black cod & the hamachi crudo.

The room is huge and inviting...amazing they can handle it all at once with timing being essential to make show times. My guess is at least 200 dining seats and sold out.

And the sound in the showroom is top rate and room intimate...about 250 seats. 90% great seats except for first row (too close to the speakers and artists) and far corners near the stage. Fabulous night and we can't wait to go back!

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JazzDining
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Yoshi's many times to see live music, but hadn't had dinner there due to our being vegetarian and assuming that there wouldn't be a lot for us. Boy were we wrong! There are many fabulous vegetarian options and what we had was fantastic! I highly recommend Yoshi's for the food and, of course, fantastic entertainment too.
We will be back!!

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 6782 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.