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Yoshi's Oakland

4.4
5374 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
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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Private dining
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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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington
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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.
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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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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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What 5374 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
1.0  Dined 2 days ago

A birthday dinner, which was not recognized by the staff even through I indicated it on the open table reservation and told the host upon arrival. A total disappointment

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Barb (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Everything about our dinner before the Lisa Fischer show last Thursday was beyond our expectations. Our server was excellent, the food was excellent, and the efficiency of handling our tickets and getting us good seats was also excellent. We look forward to more nights at Yoshi's Oakland.

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vipSandy94901 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Yoshi’s is so consistently excellent. The sushi could not be more fresh and the cooked dishes (particularly the scallops) are excellent. Portions are also decent. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive so we could afford to go more often. Plan on around $150 per couple w/drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We make a trip a year to Oakland primarily to go to Yoshi's. The food is always good and the music is great. It makes for a really great evening!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Good place to grab a bite before a show. Food is decent but don't know if I would go there just to eat if I weren't attending a show as well.

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DavidH 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Perfect night - dinner and great music. Seating is a little cozy but otherwise a wonderful venue.

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DouglasC 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

One of the most under-rated restaurants in the Bay Area. Always excellent AND very generous portions. Beyond that they save prime seats for you in the nightclub, if you have tickets for one of their 7-dys/wk jazz concerts (which are outstanding). GO!

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Sactownmom (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We always have dinner here before the show. The wait staff are friendly, efficient and make sure you finish your meal, get your show seats, and pay your check without feeling rushed. I’ve had more inspired sushi elsewhere but it’s consistently good.

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TeddyP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Always wanted to try Yoshi's for dinner, and I wasn't disappointed. Now I want to come back for a show!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Was disappointed by prix fix menu - not very Japanese
The main course- filet mignon- was tasteless and we didn’t eat it. To their credit they reduced our bill accordingly.
This is a place which we have always found to be great. Hopefully not a trend.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

$50 of food for $200

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

They weren't at all prepared for the number of reservations they'd taken. It was SUCH a cold night, and the line to get in through the door, just to give them our name for the reservation, was very long and the wait seemed interminable. Everybody in line had a reservation and they had nowhere enough staff to cope.

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JRSua (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Horrible. I was never told it was a prefix menu on Valentine’s Day. Never got email or call. I don’t do anything prefix ever because my wife is a bariatric patient and we both have lots of food issues. We can usually navigate around sushi. Asked for a manager and waited 20 minutes. We had to leave or we would not have gotten any food since my wife has to wake up early for work. I called the manager after we left and he said it was too bad that we booked show and dinner and now we’re out $300 dollars on my credit card. He said next time read. Complete jerk and horrible treatment. Why would I ever book something knowing we could not eat there! Thanks for the horrible treatment and service. I’m certain you made upwards of a quarter mill in one night, you would not lose anything by giving us our money back. Plenty of people were waiting to eat. I’ll never go back to you establishment. Not ever.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day menu was expensive for what you get. $85 for 5 courses sounds good in theory. In reality, first course was a piece of tofu, pretty good but small, salad and dessert were mediocre. The dessert was a piece of chocolate cake worse than the one you get from Safeway. Sashimi was mostly very good, and we enjoyed our entrees ok, although lobster risotto was super sweet, which tasted odd. Mainly go if you want to see the show afterwards, which was very convenient and excellent.

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vipworldwidefoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We went to Yoshi's for a pre Valentine's dinner and concert. Had the calamari and 49er sushi.
We both shared and enjoyed both the dinner and show.

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MikeH (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Decent but not memorable Sushi and Sashimi in extremely noisy and crowded mess hall setting. Didn’t try their other foods but I doubt if we missed much. I’m glad we tried it but never again

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was just okay. When opened a bottle of wine, the waitress just poured our glasses without letting us taste the bottle first which is customary when ordering a bottle. The guests at other table had their belongings on our table and the hostess instead of asking them to move their things left us to deal with them which allowed for them to have an attitude with us when we asked them to move their jackets from our table etc. While the food and atmosphere suggest a certain price point , the service did not.

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vipEwokinOaktown (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

On the plus side: Had a good meal with friends before seeing a concert.
On the down side: I shared my food allergies with the server but she did not give me a lot of confidence that my food was going to come out correctly. She was not subtle about upselling us to increase our tab.

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Lola (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Nice dinner with friends before the show. Food ranged from okay to very good. Service was good. They did a good job of getting us fed and in to see our show. Sea bass and risotto were hits. Salmon was okay.

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John (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

food quality OK but not worth going back for. can get same or better quality elsewhere for same price with less noise, could not talk to to others without shouting .

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Suavec2 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were very pleased with our dining experience. Service and food were top notch. My only complaint was this super annoying woman at the next table. She was exceedingly loud.

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MrMrsDerrickJohnson (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We made a reservation for dinner for we purchased tickets for the show due to a Recent good experience we had for a previous dinner and show . Upon arrival we were greeted with courtesy. Our server was great and prompt. This past evening 2/10 reservation started awful . Greeted by young uncourteous hostess . We were seated in the middle of 2 large groups which was so noisy ! Then bus girl moved us and server was totally scattered with his service. Order taking was prompt but our food especially appetizer was cold n sushi was below standard . Server forgot my wine until the end of my dinner and water was not refilled and was asked upon when the bus person finally came by . We inquired re our seating for the show and was told by he that he didn't want to mess up the process for it was handled as upon check in. When we got the check we had no seating arrangement in place we had to wait in the general line to find out they did put block 2 seats completely in the back , mind you backed up to the wall . This recent dinner and show was bad experience considering our dining experience in December. This re evaluates the dining incentive they have in place . If it was not for the live music shows we enjoy, we would not be dining there and spending our hard earned money for the overpriced food . Safeway sushi is better than what we ate that evening . We normally don't review unless we totally had a terrible experience and this was it .

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was my birthday date nite and it was great. The food was great and the people were full of energy because of the concern, which I did attend as well. The show was Fantastic, and I can hardly wait to attend another event here!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I had a awesome night. We bought tickets to see Con funk Shun. The only down fall is I want to reserve a both. How can I reserve a both for the next event.

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christinem (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was the 1st time I was disappointed with the service at Yoshi's our food was cold including coffee. It was too close to show time to send it back. The server waited to long to get my seats so. My friends and I were smashed in a booth with a couple instead of at a table very uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our second trip to Yoshi’s and it was as good as the first time. This is a great restaurant and even better that it has live entertainment available if you opt ($) for that. We saw to awesome “concerts” there and will be back!!!

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LaVernN (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time having dinner at Yoshi's --- food was excellent (server was friendly). LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this place. Was our 6yr anniversary ---We attended the show afterward dinner and was very lucky to get a great seat up front. My husband was so excited to see his very favorite band (Confunkshun) We will definitely will BE BACK and recommend HIGHLY oxoxo

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Samuel (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great time , a couple of years ago I had a injury to left foot which makes it hard to sit in the concert venue table . Your staff has always been accommodating in getting me the booth seating and that in it self is just awesome to say the least

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vipJosie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with vegetarian options and pointed out what dishes may have come in contact with non-indians vegetarian dishes. Thank you!

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jamesh (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service, but value for money was not there. Many other more reasonably priced options is the immediate area.

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