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Yoshi's Oakland

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510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 (Washington)
5102389200
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 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
Pretty good...considering it's Oakland

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... read more

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

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Yoshi has to be one of the best small venue R&B sets in the USA. A consistent line up of great artists and wonderful setting. The food is adequate, service is efficient, but the entertainment is what makes the difference. We saw Anthony David and Algebra Blessett and they were awesome!

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came to see Kenny G. and sighed up for dinner so we can have assigned seats before the show. I orders a sushi roll and it was excellent, but my date ordered a chicken dish and it was just OK. That's why I gave it 4 stars. Out waitress gave us wrong seats so when we went to see... More 

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very nice Japanese-style restaurant. Its main attraction is that is has a night club attached that books great jazz musicians. We eat there periodically and always have a good meal. For authentic Japanese food there are other places that are less "fancy" and more "home-style" cooking. This is a good place and also at the location of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Our last-minute date night was going to a Sergio Mendes show at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland. We took the ferry from SF and it took us directly to Jack London Square, really convenient. After reading the article about the demise of their SF location, I thought it best to go to the one in Oakland just in case the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Remarkable meal and service. Moderate price. And if you have time you can listen to some great music afterwards. Highly recommended.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

as good or better than what I just experienced in Italy. beautifully prepared and presented. the marinated pork was exceptional by any standards

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California
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38 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've been a fan of Yoshi's for decades now, since it started as a little 15-seat place near Berkeley campus, to it's Oakland Claremont location to the current super venue in Jack London Square. The sound and atmosphere in the Jazz club can't be beat and it's a rare gem these days especially. Seating is OK although the booths make... More 

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Lafayette, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Yoshi's is known for excellent chefs and our meal did not disappoint. Great fish filets, tempura lobster,tempura shrimp, brussel sprouts, calamari, and sushi all delight. Great saki, wine, and cocktail selection. To save on the tab, bring a bottle of wine and pay a corkage fee of $15. We ate before seeing an excellent live show, with Irma Thomas. A... More 

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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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