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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 - 9:00 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

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  • 23
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
We just heard George Cole there...quite good.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Yoshi's is an ok Japanese restaurant but there are many better choices in and around Oakland that it doesn't make sense to eat here unless you are going to a show and want to take advantage of their seating policy. The worn out seats are a sign that attention to detail is starting to flag. While the food was mostly... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The atmosphere is amazing. I was hesitant about the food but, the waitress was very helpful. The salmon is a must. Went there to see Najee. We were running late for dinner. The waitress had our ticket rushed so we could catch the show. The show was the highlight of our trip. Yoshi's staff is very accommodating. I plan to... More 

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Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good solid Japanese food, great selection and wide variety of options including soups and salads. This is a good sized restaurant which seems to have a great crowd on both nights that i was there.... they also have a music venue attached to the restaurant which is beautiful. Great staff - would definitely come back!

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Pittsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is one of our go to places for date night. The parking is very easy and there is validation available. We saw Will Downing and it was an excellent show. The food is not bad as well if you ever wanted to splurge and do a dinner and show package. Highly recommended 😄

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a nicely located open and airy restaurant with huge picture windows for people and train watching. The service was excellent except that the tables are rather small and all plates were delivered simultaneously. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. They also have an excellent bar scene with a nice happy hour. I highly recommend... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The jazz is great at Yoshi's and you definitely want to eat at the restaurant if you see a show. It guarantees you a seating and is there are no worries about rushing to get in. The food is good and it makes for a great, complete, evening.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Sadly Yoshi's in SF has closed so now Tommy and gang are the resident band in Oakland. each member of the band is a genius by themselves and together they take music to a new level. Tommy is the best drummer I've ever seen and we go to their shows as often as we can. you'll LOVE them!

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Fox Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Had a decent meal which included some sushi and a nicely cooked pork chop. Wouldn't say it's the best sushi I've ever had, but it's still good and I'd go back, particularly since there aren't a lot of other options within the Oakland area. Jazz club side of the joint seemed to be fairly busy so that's a good sign.

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Carmel, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a GREAT meal. Everything was excellent. The sushi, sashimi, tempura, and spinach salad were all great!!! We also enjoyed a very entertaining and intimate jazz concert.

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?