Yoshi's Oakland

4.5
6301 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Here do indulge in the love music of Tortilla Soup Band. Right 16 people with me.

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FO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our first time there, good was good but service not so good. I made online reservations and mentioned it’s a bday celebration then mentioned it again once we checked in and was told they would let my server know. Our “not so happy” waitress made us feel like we were an inconvenience when we asked for another drink or any services. At the end, we still had to inform the waitress is was a bday celebration.
Luckily the food was good and maybe we’ll return.

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E
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed my birthday nice dinner with outstanding food and good service. The concert accompanying my birthday dinner was exciting and brought happiness to my special day!

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GB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best. He was attentive but not pushy and was very patient and did not rush us. The food and drinks were very good.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Steak was cooked exactly as I asked. Service was good

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MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always good food. The brownie dessert was not good but the rest of my food was!

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JV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy dining and the perks of getting preferential seating. Great artists and music choices. Overall, a great night filled with good food, beverage and entertainment!

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Great venue for music, service in main dining room leaves a lot to be desired. We weren't seen by the wait staff for 15 mins after we were seated.

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FF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely resturaunt - and perhaps the nicest club that I've been to in a long time.

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F
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 34th anniversary Wed., enjoying the fabulous sashimi and tiger shrimp tempura. Our server, Khaleed, in the bar, was marvelous explaining the wines, and Sarah, our server at dinner, was gracious and wonderfully explained the differences in options. Your sashimi has ALWAYS been extraordinary, as it was again - and Paul ordered 2 sets of the tiger shrimp, he loved it so much. CONGRATULATIONS on your 45+ years - may you have many more! Liza & Paul

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server,food and music!

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MP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been to Yoshi's before. Always a pleasant experience. Waitstaff is awesome and the Luca/Lucca show is over the top. Food is delicious.

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To watch a show

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GD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal, great jazz show. Get there st 5 when it opens to get the best table at the show.

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TW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was celebrating a birthday and appreciated the dessert and candle.

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GA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Yoshi's several times. The service is beyond reproach! The food is always delivered quickly, at the right temperature and is delicious. The shows and the venue are cozy and perfect for me. I am 69 years old and can no longer sit on the lawn. But I still love my music! I have seen some great performances and will continue to go. Thank You!

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k
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood is always good here. Love getting the preassigned seats for the showroom afterwards.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food is overpriced and you don’t get much food. No vegetables come with the entree. Everything is a la carte

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BL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pretty good service, but for a $200+ bill for two people (appetizers, dinner, dessert, no drinks), we could have gone to Morimoto's in Napa and had a much better meal. This is convenient if you want to have a well cooked meal or drinks, desserts before one of their shows. We went because we had a gift card to use and wanted a nice evening out.

Also, we had a drink from Starbucks and you aren't allowed to bring in outside drinks. Would have left it in the car, but then would've ended up with a broken car window which is why we elected to bring it inside. Had to get rid of it when we found out their drink restriction.

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TT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

Great Show ......
Terrible Food ....
Cold water was great

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m
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The eating experience was amazing. The food and drinks were excellent.

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FL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

First time at Yoshie’s, good service loved our waiter.

Not impressed by the interior decor, dining tables and plates. Very old style and chairs where chipped wood.

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B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good I had shrimp tempura and rainbow sushi roll tempura was tasty crunchy just right the lemon drop martini was made just right if you’re going to a show eat there first

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent . She suggested a dish and we loved it!

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T
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

servers attended to us well, food was tasty and then the concert...oh yea!!!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I’ve enjoyed dinner at Yoshi’s in the past. This night left a lot to be desired and was very disappointing.

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PR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us dined at Yoshi's and we had a wonderful dining and show (Tommy Igoe) experience. Our waitress was patient as we tried many of their red wines and finally choose the perfect wine to accompany our delicious meal. We engaged the busman in conversation and he was gracious too. Our booths at the show gave perfect viewing of the many talented musicians. It was a night to remember.

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LB
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great fusion food, some unusual signature dishes. Fun atmosphere. Great place to dine before a concert at Yoshi’s.

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E
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I and my dinner date enjoyed the great food, great music and good service. I will return for another dinner date and musical performance!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We like to book dinner there when we have tickets to a show. The food is very good and the service is extremely professional.

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p
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be back. Everything was just right.

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AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The Young lady at front desk check in was rude, couldn’t find my reservation and said I didn’t have one. Not very pleasant of a start to a date night with concert. I come to Yoshi’s at least every other month and am always pleased by the professional service except the night of the 22nd

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful entertainment. One of my favorite places to go!

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OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary and to see Stanley Jordan

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RM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I’m usually good here but the service was awful. Food was typical. Grrrr

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p
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you are going to the show this is a good place to have dinner. If not, wait until later or come early as things move very fast. Our food came out too fast-everything at once-and we were waiting 30 minutes for our show. Sushi tastes fresh, calamari good but got cold as we were eating the salad and sushi too.

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M
San Francisco
148 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Black cod excellent, but expensive. Spinach bacon salad and roasted Brussels sprouts also well prepared. We three had dinner before seeing Larry Vuckovitch Sextet which was sensational!

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PJ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We flew in from Dallas, TX & had dinner for 2 before Bennie Green's performance. There aren't enough words to describe the Bennie Green trio. They wete beyond magnificent, a jaw dropping performance. The dinner was superb & the service & atmosphere were outstanding. We're looking forward to making plans to come back!!! It truly was an amazing experience!!

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TJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first visit for my wife. I've been there before. She was very enthusiastic and would do it again. We go to the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale a lot, so that's our comparison.

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