We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“highly recommanded” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yoshi's Oakland

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
5102389200
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Yoshi's Oakland is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #11 of 999 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington
israel
Level Contributor
54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“highly recommanded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Very good Japanise food, genuine and not banal. Great atmosphare. Good jaz music. Open late. Moderate prices. Good service. Recommanded even more if after dinner you go to a jaz show, since you will get better seats.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

32 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    20
    10
    1
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
San Leandro, California
Level Contributor
63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Jazz, Sushi - Killer Combo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Yoshi's is an Oakland institution, down on Jack London Square. Dinner is top notch, and there are ample choices for non-sushi eaters. Service has been wonderful at every visit.

One thing about the restaurant that is either a charming plus or a downer, depending on your attitude: the AMTRAK trains run right down the middle of the street outside Yoshi's. If you like trains, it's fun. If you are annoyed by them, maybe go elsewhere!

After dinner, there are evening shows in Yoshi's comfortable venue. Usually it's jazz, occasionally something else. The quality is always high, so it's worth taking a chance on something new.

This is a favorite place for us to go for a special evening out: sushi, some good wine or saki, a nice show, with easy parking nearby and friendly service. It's an easy place to love.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“How we love this place...!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Parallel to a very active passenger and freight train route lies Yoshi's restaurant and Jazz Club. The atmosphere, service, menu, drinks, and dessert are all top notch if you like Japanese food, and even if you don't (like my fiance) there are many other items from which to choose. We go there at least once a year to take in world-class jazz concerts and top notch food. It is truly a pleasure and I highly recommend reservations and giving yourself enough time to sit and eat leisurely while waiting for the concert to begin.

Guests can choose to sit at regular tables, or Japanese style, in a depressed seating arrangement with no shoes. Every morsel I've had here has been a pleasure. We were delighted to watch the Amtrak trains pass by every 15 minutes or so.

Be prepared to pay a hefty tab with three courses and drinks, but it's worth it. Out-of-towners can stay at the Harbour Front Hotel across the road and walk to and from the venue without having to worry about hailing a cab, parking or traffic...aside from the train traffic, that is!

Truly delightful.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Lorenzo
Level Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

A really good place to have dinner & then listen to some jazz.

Visited April 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Walnut Creek, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and really good Japanese food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We arrived at 4:15 pm for dinner in preparation to see a Sunday 6pm show. We were the first seated and I don't think they were quite ready for us. But, as soon as they were, waiters were attentive and did not rush us. The sushi and sushimi were well crafted and quite good.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Yoshi's Oakland also viewed

 

Been to Yoshi's Oakland? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Yoshi's Oakland, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.