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510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607-3506
+1 510-238-9200
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Very uncomfortable place to listen to good music

Good music in a horrible crowded place. Be ready to be pushed and shoved by the rude staff trying... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Francisco H
Concord, California
Great location for a show

Just saw Keiko Matsui there and really enjoyed ourselves...very quaint setting, with a bar and... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
John F
Vallejo, California, United States
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Both a restaurant and nightclub, this Japanese venue is enjoyed by jazz aficionados who come to see local and national jazz performers.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
18 Aug 2016
“Great location for a show”
6 Jun 2017
“Very uncomfortable place to listen to good music”
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510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607-3506
+1 510-238-9200
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Good music in a horrible crowded place. Be ready to be pushed and shoved by the rude staff trying to accommodate as many people as possible at your own table. Greed is an ugly thing.

Thank Francisco H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Just saw Keiko Matsui there and really enjoyed ourselves...very quaint setting, with a bar and restaurant all in the same building. We had dinner there, and it was excellent. Hope to return very soon.

Thank John F
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I made an almost last minute reservation to see the Taj Mahal Trio at the 10 p.m. show on a Friday night. For convenience, we decided to dine at the restaurant, and it was a good decision. It was ridiculously easy to park, dine, relax,...More

Thank JeannefromNorCal
Reviewed 18 May 2016

OK let me start by saying that I have visited Yoshi's a couple of previous times and given them excellent reviews, but an establishment is only as good as it's current state of affairs. A friend and I bought tickets to see the original Drifters...More

Thank rosino
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I loved the sushi selection. The Hot Sake tasted great. I really liked the Panko Oysters. It is one of my favorite appetizers.

Thank Brett C
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Great dinner in the Restaursnt then the Living Jazz West Search. A better evening could have been had. Young jazz musician competing.

Thank mjmbkk
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Good food and bar and great venue to see a band or other entertainment. Loud and not a couples date night location

Thank Jack P
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Yoshi's in Oakland has been a favorite place to dine and go see a show for a while now!You can dine at Yoshi's Japanese restaurant or pick any of the great restaurants in that same location.Some restaurants there have a very scenic view as they...More

1  Thank gen9love
Reviewed 23 August 2015

I like this place, very consistent and full of great energy, they have a nice menu and love that's in the embarcadero.

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great venue with great music and would be a 5-star review if not for the transparent efforts of management to get us to spend more even if that means enjoying the music less. The first annoying effort to get you to part...More

Thank Ken_from_California
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5 October 2015|
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Response from cubanoca | Reviewed this property |
Since it is cabaret style seating I would imagine they can remove a chair or two to make room for a wheelchair. If you dine in the restaurant before the show you get reserved seating. I would call them directly and ask.