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Yoshi's Oakland

#39 of 1,049 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607-3506 (Washington)
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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All 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
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to Yoshi's to see Kenny Lattimore perform. He put on an amazing show. The only thing I wish we would have done was to get reserved seating. It was my first time here, luckily they had a staff person to help find us seats, but it was very cramped. Overall i had a great time.

Thank Coco_8116
Brewster, New York
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325 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the show & decided to eat there, since show seating is preferential towards diners. The restaurant was full, so we ate in the bar area. The service in the bar was awful! We normally tip 20-25 % for servers, but just could not justify doing it! The show experience was quite different! The server Niki (sp?)... More 

Thank Cynhoff
Vallejo, California, United States
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Very very good food...very surprised how good the Halibut was and the Shrimp Tempura..a return visit is in order.

Thank John F
Vallejo, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Yoshi's in Jack London Square is a beautiful restaurant to enjoy beautifully-prepared Japanese food and steaks. The added bonus is the cozy venue where you can enjoy jazz music by some of the best musicians in the world! Regarding the food; an imaginative and ever-changing menu that impresses your sense of sight as well as your sense of taste. From... More 

Thank AutonomousBIG
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner before Taj in concert at Yoshi's. Food and service were excellent. Seating was tight but decent. Next time we will get dinner reservations way in advance!

Thank Martha B
Fremont, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This is my first visit to Yoshi's, but it certainly won't be my last. The evening began with four different types of Sushi Rolls that I shared with my wife. Food was fresh and the service was very good. We arrived to dinner at 7:00 pm for the 9:00 pm show on a Sunday night. As a result, we had... More 

Thank Jim H
Castro Valley, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

Dinner and a show, a great way to spend an evening, food is good, but the room for the show has a lot to be desired. It is cozy and too close for comfort. I felt like a sardine in a can. The woman next to me was a lotta woman and I moved close to my date, it was... More 

Thank Sunshine M
Walnut, California, USA
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016 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 

Thank Barbara U
Richmond Hill, Canada
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank BadKtty
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $45
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607-3506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 5102389200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?