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Yoshi's

510 Embarcadero W. at Washington Street, Oakland, CA
1-510-238-9200
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Ranked #2 of 31 Nightlife in Oakland
Type: Jazz Bars
Description: Both a restaurant and nightclub, this Japanese venue is enjoyed by jazz aficionados who come to see local and national jazz performers.
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Modesto, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Only had general admission seats available. All seats are close to the stage. After the concert we heard from a friend if we would of had dinner there they would have upgraded our seats to closer to the stage. Now we know. 1 drink minimum although I don't think they monitor it closely. You can order off the menu if... More

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San Ramon, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Yoshi's is a great place to see individual performers/small bands perform in an intimate setting. It's set up like a supper club with tables and chairs but no room to dance. The acoustics are great and the servers are fast, friendly and efficient. It's very convenient to have dinner at the restaurant next door where they will reserve a table... More

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San Jose, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

They have a amazing watermelon Martini I could not get enough. The food was ok. I would be willing to give it a second try but not right away. And the show was so amazing other than someone sitting in our seats but we had a great time and they do have great drinks our server was so amazing think... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great intimate venue. The crowd was all in as we remembered the hits. It was a sing a long for sure. Buying tickets on line was very easy. There was standing room only when I purchased so I new I'd have to stand. Thank God for wall space.

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Oakland, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is wonderful place for not just food but also entertainment. Love the diversity of nightly performers; the venue is intimate and with a mature audience. The menu and food is just as good which is rare...usually you don't get both good music and good food...idk why I'm just saying most places that I've experienced haven't mastered that exceptional duo.... More

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San Francisco, CA
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259 reviews 259 reviews
111 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Came here to see Manhattan Transfer perform, and came early enough to sit at the sushi bar and enjoy the food. It's a bit pricey, but for a 'Night Out' it was fine. Odd to see the sushi chefs wearing gloves...just sayin' The front of house took care of our seating for the performance and our waitress brought it to... More

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Mill Valley, California
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166 reviews 166 reviews
29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We enjoyed seeing Manhattan Transfer here, the singing and musical performances were wonderful. We were given good seats eventually, but the entire process of waiting, getting seated and served was problematic. First, we arrived at 7:30 pm to line up outside for an 8 pm show (we thought). At 8:10 pm the line began entering - after those ticket-holders who... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Yoshi's is conveniently located in Jack London Square Oakland. An easy drive across the bay for a great Japanese restaurant and a show. Packages ensure that diners get access to the best seats in the house. The shows are usually twice a night and priced very reasonably. This is a nice intimate show space, holding only a few hundred people.... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Small, intimate venue with great sound. A group of ten of us from all across the country met in Oakland to see Tower of Power Feb. 1-3. There's not a bad seat in the house. We heard so much about Yoshi's from friends who live in the bay area and we were not disappointed. We had great seats, the staff... More

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Petaluma, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Yoshi's Jazz Club started as a hole in the wall restaurant in the north side of the UC Berkeley campus. The food was so good that there would be lines going out the door. They then moved to a bigger place on Claremont Ave in Oakland and set up a waiting room with live music for those going to the... More

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