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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 212: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff, music and amenities are great but the food is phenomenal! Best Sushi place! The Yellowtail Tuna was so velvety, and all the rolls are made to perfection. Simply the best sushi personal experience.

Thank Zeidy S
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you want to hear great Jazz, you go to Yoshi's and when you want a very convenient and excellent restaurant, Yoshi's works well. We have always found the food first rate at Yoshi's and it's right next door to its jazz venue as well as close by to movies. The food is very accessible Japanese - popular dishes done... More 

Thank _argold1
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yoshi's is always great for dinner and music. They have great acts on a regular basis for great prices and it's great because the venue is intimate enough that you feel like friends with the artist. For dinner be sure to get the fritter and the miso caesar salad.

Thank Monie_Lov3
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yoshi's is known around the world as a great jazz venue. It's a great feeling to sit and listen to world class bands- all the seats are good- have a drink and eat some delicious food. The restaurant is also terrific for Japanese food.

Thank honeygirl424
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always heard about it but have never been. Great food, wonderful ambience, and a very special show! The intimacy of the concert area was wonderful. Will make special trips from Las Vegas to come back to this establishment.

Thank Troyfred26
hercules, ca
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Yoshi's is clean, attractive, hip with great jazz events -- if you opt to buy show tickets. The food is very high quality but the portions are a bit small and the prices are high. Service is professional but not always personally friendly. If you're planning a special night out; go for it. If you are just looking for great... More 

Thank sqeaker
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had a group reservation for dinner before seeing a concert at Yoshi's. Having never been here before, I wasn't sure what to expect. Certainly wasn't expecting food to be great, thinking they are a quick-serve show venue. The restaurant was very good as a stand-alone, I have to say. Pleasantly surprised at the quality of food - very good... More 

Thank WeekendWoman
Stockton, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

On Dec 30, 2016 we had reservations for dinner at 8:00 and show tickets for 10:00. I strongly recommend arriving a couple of hours prior to the show performance if you are taking this in as the restaurant became very busy by 8:30. Had a very romantic meal with my wife (celebrating our anniversary) and I recommend the desserts -... More 

Thank Johnboy4343
Northern CA
Level Contributor
75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We've eaten at Yoshi's Restaurant many times and mostly the food has been average and occasionally good. The basic bargain with Yoshi's is if you are there to see a show in the night club next door and you dine at the restaurant, they will reserve seats for you before non-restaurant customers are admitted to the night club. The theory... More 

1 Thank dcschorr
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The concerts are spectacular. A lot of infamous musicians come to Yoshis. In addition the mixologist at the bar can give you some slamming drings. The Japanese food is delicious. Expect to spend about $50 per person plus the cost of the performance. But worth it.

Thank Blacksnapper

Been to Yoshi's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-238-9200

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Yoshi's and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Rio Linda, California
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Yoshi's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?