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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
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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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (164)
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Special Occasion (86)
Fun (73)
Worth the Drive (71)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
Creative Cuisine (68)
Good for Birthdays (67)
Good for Groups (63)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Hot Spot (59)
Casual (55)
Romantic (54)
Bar Seating (51)
Healthy (48)
Authentic (47)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
Happy Hour (34)
Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Cozy (26)
People Watching (26)
Business Meals (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Waterfront (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Seasonal (12)
Organic (12)
Quick Bite (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Scenic View (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Spicy (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Tapas (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Came for the concert following the dinner. The dinner experience was not worth the money. The food was alright for what it was, but the timing was rather delayed - especially between dishes. The restaurant claims to be “family style” so that everyone dines on a dish at once; and the dishes come out sporadically. This is likely so they dont have to worry about bringing everyone’s meal out at once as we were waiting between 20 and 30 minutes per dish.

Many of the servers seemed lost and unsure of where orders would go.

Not worth attending for the allegedly reserved and planned seating at the concert - as our seats were still in the back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Our waiter was very pleasant but slow. He was attending to too many tables. The food was just okay. Not authentic Japanese. It is often better to keep the fish simple. They try to add too much to a dish.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

The food is consistent. Just wish they can do better job to accommodate dietary restrictions. Thank you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Arrived at 7:45 for dinner before a 9:30 show ( Keiko Matsui/Euge Groove great show). Our dinner was not at our table at 9:10. We had ordered a small sake and an order of sushi while waiting for our food. I cancelled dinner because we would have to eat very quickly and that didn’t seem right. They cancelled with no problem but did charge for the above mentioned items. I feel the least they could have done was comp us because we arrived on time for our reservation and yet did not receive dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

A bit loud.
The hostess did a great job fulfillling our request for a booth for the Euge Groove concert. Many thanks to her!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 2 days ago

We were a tad bit late for our reservation and they were very cordial and accommodating.
Food was excellent and timely! Very professional staff and friendly.
Great time!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

The food is outstanding and the service even better

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

As always, Yoshi's was excellent! Great food, great music, great service! It's why we keep coming back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Fun, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We love Yoshi's, and the food was good as always. Service was fast last time, but very slow this time. It took the server 15 minutes just to say hi and another 15 before our cocktails appeared.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We have tried Yoshi's several times and honestly not sure we'll return. We arrived well before the concert we were attending so we could have a leisurely dinner. The food comes out when it's ready - which on the good side means it's not sitting on a counter. However, if the waiter says she/he is going to pace the items going in so they don't all come out at once....that won't happen. They'll come when they are ready. So unless you only order an item / course at a time, it's not going to be leisurely no matter what the person tells you. Although the waitstaff has always been pleasant and professional and seem to be running here/there working hard, just think this is a high volume place that makes it difficult for these folks. On each visit, there was something that went wrong. This time, ice bucket never came for wine bottle and one of our entrees never showed up. We told the person to cancel and as we were getting ready to go to the concert, it appeared. The food is certainly ok (we had edamame, salads and sashimi), for the price expected a bit better. We used to think that they gave preferential seating to diners, but our seat was in the back row (even though we arrived a little over 2 hours early).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food
We had reservation to the show and they took care of our seats and it was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 3 days ago

Yoshi’s is up and down with their experience. Prior to this they had been up, but fell short of my expectations this time. I had reservations for 2. I was seated at 6:04pm and in 35 minutes I had only received water and no service, not even a cocktail order. After becoming HANGRY...we waved down a server from a different section and told him we had been waiting for so long and noticed people who came in after us had received drinks and appetizers while we had yet to be greeted. Finally our server shows up and only made up the differerence by giving us 1 free dessert on a 100.00 bill. To boot I had show tickets with hopes of good seating at the show and still ended up one row from back of the room. Seriously Yoshi’s you need to do better. If you can’t do better from the start at least figure out how to recover.
Sad!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place to eat and venue for great music. Timely and courteous service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

our server was AWESOME and put up with my picky requests with a smile! food was tasty as usual. But really we loved our waitress -- she was the best!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Portions have gotten MUCH smaller... Noise level has gotten louder... concert hall is VERY, VERY cramped seating.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined 4 days ago

Went to see Lani Hall and Herb Alpert. Our waiter, Jack, was great! Well run establishment.

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·Dined 4 days ago

If Yoshi's did not have a music venue I would not be dining there due to the fact that there are other choices nearby with waterfront dining. The restaurant is a little overpriced for me but it is still a great venue that has a long history at Jack London Square and with the music shows, it is a fantastic spot to enjoy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We have to drive about 1 1/2 hours to get to Yoshi’s...so when we come up for shows, it’s always natural to eat there as well...we always have great time there...service is better than ever, food is Always interesting and innovative...and delicious...great bar...and then in to see a great show!...it’s not easy for us, but we come up at least 2-3 times a year...and always have been super happy with everything!...thanks for maintaining such a high quality experience for so many years...

Tags: Live Music, Spicy, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was outstanding! Service was very good. We always eat there before the Jazz Show

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We had to wait 20-30 minutes for our order to be taken. My wife ordered a beer that never got delivered. The waiter blamed it on a new keg. Our food took a long time to be served and our water glasses never got refilled. The food was great once delivered but we were rushing to make the show.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great Japanese food and sushi. Service was excellent. Attended a great concert in their attached jazz club. Highly recommended night out on the town.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service at Yoshi's; food is fabulous. We enjoyed a tasty meal with excellent server (Francisco) in a no rush environment before going to the 8 p.m. show.
Benefit of eating there, as well, is that we got excellent seats for the show afterwards. Thanks so much for a pleasant evening!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Although this is a restaurant that is used to large crowds for concerts, the staff seemed unprepared. They kept trying to bring us food we didn't order. And, or Server didn't check on us once.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

As always EXCELLENT. You cannot go wrong with Yoshis!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Healthy, Quick Bite, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I’ve been coming here for concerts a few times in the past year. The food is asian fusion the gindara was tasty and the sushi sashimi was okay. The specials does not change much. I would like to see more seasonal type of dishes with the Asian fusion twist. Also, maybe a southern spin on some of the dishes that recognizes the season.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

thanks to all of you ! Keep up the good work !
happy holidays!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Exceptional! Loved our experience! Thoroughly enjoyed our show and meal. Cannot say enough about the beautiful dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Customer service is out the window. The waiter barely checked on us and they were not clear about where our seats were going to be even though we were the first ones to arrive for the show

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great Food!! and Great performances by some of the world's renowed jazz performers!! I have always experienced exceptional customer service and professionalism by the restaurant and jazz club staff at Yoshi's until Sunday night, December 3. We were very disappointed in the jazz club staff on this occasion because they lost our seat reservations for the Johnathan Butler jazz performance at the 7p show. Opportunity abounds for improving communication between staff in Yoshi's Club and who were finger pointing on Friday night. More importantly, customers impacted by staff mistakes should be given a concession such as complimentary drinks, appetizers or even tickets to another jazz performance when they misplace a paid customers seat reservations from the restaurant.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Simply the best before a show

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Yoshis is my favorite date night restaurant.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Staff, Great Venue, Great Food, Great Entertainment!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I travel from Los Angeles to Oakland every 3 months because I enjoyed their music and food.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Fun, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. I would recommend your restaurant to everyone .

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was good, although i was disappointed that they couldn't make my favorite sushi roll which is no longer on the menu, even though they do it at less busy times. It was a bad decision to take it off the menu. The menu is limited if you're not having sushi. I didn't notice any catch-of-the-day, soup, and only one non-beef entree, chicken. Presentation is nice. I had the seaweed salad. A great deal of the non-sushi offerings aren't reasonable in price which affects value.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good dinner and good service. Great for pre-show dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Disabled Access, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Yoshi's came highly recommended ... and those ratings were spot-on. The food -- sushi and sashimi -- were fresh and tasty, and delivered with surprising efficiency. Our waiter was pleasant and offered helpful suggestions without begin pushy. All in all, it was a terrific experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We go to Yoshi's restaurant every time we go to the jazz club. The food is great and service is excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Dinner before jazz show, always a must!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a very nice time. The servers and service was great

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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