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“Local Family Environment”

Yellowtail Japanese Bistro
Ranked #61 of 249 Restaurants in Alameda
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Oakland, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Local Family Environment”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Sushi bar, family seating, upstairs group area.

Quality, friendly service, reasonable price and food is fresh and well done. A family favorite

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Alameda, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Sushi in town”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I have been eating here since I moved to Alameda 10 years ago. Fish is always super fresh. Great selection of rolls, nigiri and cooked items. Service is very friendly and efficient. This is my first choice sushi in Alameda and there are many options for sushi in this town.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco
Level 6 Contributor
1,258 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
“Good but not fantastic. There are better in Alameda.”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Sushi is good, but nothing special. Service is okay, but not very amenable to customized sushi orders. Restaurant had a subtly fishy smell, and not a good fishy smell.

Ambiance inside the restaurant is good.

Location is okay, but off the beaten path. If you didn't know it was there, you'd never look for it. Alameda is packed with sushi restaurants. There are definitely better ones.

Visited July 2012
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Washington, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Must Order the Girlfriend Roll”
Reviewed August 5, 2011

Stumbled upon the Yellowtail while strolling through downtown Alameda. We were first intrigued by the name, then by the location. The cafe is set in a courtyard of sorts off the main street. The cafe itself is set in a nice, open - contemporary space. And it's super clean! As soon as we were seated, tea was served. It was the most delicious tea I've ever had in a Japanese restaurant. Nutty, flavorful. Yum. It set the tone for a wonderful array of interesting rolls that were diverse and delicious. Our favorite by far was the Girlfriend Roll - a must order. Prices are very reasonable. Service is wonderful. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2011
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“Excellent food. Very kid friendly.”
Reviewed September 28, 2008

Excellent food. Very kid friendly.

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