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Yoshi's Oakland

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510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 (Washington)
5102389200
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome food, Awesome service, Awesome jazz! What a combo!

Yoshi's is one of my favorite Japanese restuarants in the East Bay - and I'm Japanese-American. They have great sushi and sashimi, but they also have wonderful dinner entrees that combine Cal-Japanese to perfection! Their service is outstanding - even when they're every busy prior to show time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara U
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Walnut, California, USA
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Walnut, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yoshi's is one of my favorite Japanese restuarants in the East Bay - and I'm Japanese-American. They have great sushi and sashimi, but they also have wonderful dinner entrees that combine Cal-Japanese to perfection! Their service is outstanding - even when they're every busy prior to show time. I come here frequently to enjoy their jazz shows after dinner -... More 

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Thank Barbara U
Richmond Hill, Canada
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Passable sushi, certainly not what I expected from a place in Oakland with ratings like these. Waiter was actually pompous with us. They were out of the cold saki we wanted. It was clear that they only wanted to get people out of there as fast as possible for the show that was starting. Sushi did not appear to have... More 

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Thank BadKtty
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We communicated my allergy to OpenTable, told the waiter about it and the severity, including that I carry an Epipen for it, and still a glaring accident was made with one of the sauces. All I got was a set of excuses from the manager that OpenTable did not share the situation and that the waiter must not have communicated... More 

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Thank RandyFromOntario
Freeland, Washington
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a delightful restaurant serving excellent sushi. The servers are professional and very helpful in making menu choices. The food comes in a well timed sequence so you have a chance to enjoy each roll without being overwhelmed with the food coming all at one time. Be sure to take their suggestion and eat family style.

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Thank June D
Manteca, California, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you are looking for an East Coast experience fused with great Asian cuisine, head to Yoshi's. The jazz club is reminiscent of some of the best clubs in NY (reminds me of The Blue Note). Top rate musicians can be seen and heard here. The food, although a bit pricey, never disappoints. Although I'm not a sushi fan, my... More 

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Thank MusicTom88
Ohio
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142 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a memorable experience, then Yoshi's is the place. The sushi is top shelf and a nice place to simply dine. However, the Jazz lounge is a nice addition. Not a bad seat in the house. Food and beverage service is great.

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Thank RpII
California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is my dream date night/weekend. It is an easy plan, so easy I should keep this a secret to myself - but what the heck ... Yoshi's has a world class entertainment nightclub in the inner sanctum. Outside is a first class Japanese restaurant. If you purchase tickets to a show, and book a dinner a couple of hours... More 

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Thank SocialDir
San Jose, California
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Great place to see a show and eat some really good food. Check the website for artists. The club is a small venu with very intimate feel. Perfect for an up close experience. If you eat at the resturant the waiter will save a seat for you in a good spot in the club. You will probably end up at... More 

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Thank daveb914
Berkeley, California
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168 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The restaurant is a good place to eat if you're in the area or coming for one of their Excellent Shows. The sushi is good and so are the hot foods. The best part is the music club. It features Jazz and other types of music. It's a Great place.

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Thank Barry W
California
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251 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We go to Yoshi's for the shows, not for the restaurant. In the performance hall they do serve a number of small plates. The venue is most comfortable, the sound system is generally good and the quality of the performances is in our experience uniformly good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
    (Washington)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 5102389200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 45
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?