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Yoshi's Oakland

510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
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Ranked #53 of 1,064 restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington
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88% Recommend
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English first
San Diego, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Was going to the Count Basie concert and had read that doing the dinner show would help us get better seats. My wife tipped the maiter d and we ended sharing a booth with another couple. The dinner was good, smaller portions which us older folks like but very well done.

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Eureka, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I love eating at Yoshi's. I always eat at the restaurant when I attend a Yoshi's music event in the club. The food is fantastic. At our last visit, my wife and I shared edamame, three sushi rolls and an amazing Kakiage tempura. We also had a few delicious cocktails. The service is fantastic. The ambiance upscale but unpretentious and... More

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Whether you're going to a show afterwards or just want good Japanese cuisine, Yoshi's should be on your list of restaurants in the East Bay

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Oakland, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Some friends wanted to take us to dinner and a show to see Hiroshima and it was such a treat. I've been to Yoshi's for lunch and dinner before and have always enjoyed the ambience and the service. We started out with the panko fried organic brussel sprouts which were very tasty but just a taste for the 4 of... More

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We are not big on Japanese food (don't much care for tempura, teriyaki or raw fish). But, we decided to eat here; because. we were seeing a show there after dinner. They reserve show seats for diners. We started with panko fried organic Brussels sprouts, kale and baby romaine miso Caesar salad, veggie sushi, Hamachi sushi (fried, no raw fish... More

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Piedmont, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Attached to a parking garage amidst the general lifelessness of Jack London Square, Yoshi's stands out as one of the Bay Area's best local entertainment venues, especially for those who love jazz. Yoshi's operates year round, sometimes with more than one headliner per day, and usually two shows per night. The entertainment room serves drinks, but there is also a... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you want a good seat at Yoshi's shows (best jazz club outside of NYC) you must eat dinner here because your server will get your seats for you. The physical plant is rather large and is done in a traditional Japanese style. It is the most expensive Japanese place in the East By save for the very elegant Ozumo.... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Wow! Great meal. Awesome sushi! We dined before the concert and would recommend that as you can then reserve your seat for the show. Our only negative was the noise level in the restaurant made conversation difficult and the waiter forgot one of our dishes. Good table and plan on returning!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I decided to celebrate my birthday with three friends and take in the show at Yoshi's in Oakland. Well these three people were a task to get together of course they couldn't be on time for anything. Be that s it was I finally got them there a little late for our dinner reservation and we were promptly seated they... More

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Oakland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Five stars is for the jazz venue. They have great acts here with great acoustics. The drinks are good there, pricey, but typical for a most bars. The acoustics are good. They have someone coming by to take orders for food and drinks in music venue, but a meal might be more enjoyable if you eat in the restaurant beforehand.... More

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