This Jack London Square anchor tenant lives up to its claim of world-class jazz; everyone from McCoy Tyner to John Scofield comes by at least once a year, and you can also occasionally catch rising stars and school bands in addition to big-name national acts. The acoustics are marvelous, the sushi is fresh and good, and the grilled calamari is also recommended. Tickets range from $5 for a Sunday afternoon children's matinee (with paid adult admission) to upwards of $100 for a special event. Two shows nightly on the weekend.
Yoshi's champions both Japanese traditions and a style of nouvelle cuisine called sousaku, adding sizzle to a place that has served as snack bar for the adjacent jazz club. The sushi is just okay, but the sousaku dishes excel. Broiled on sake-soaked cedar (to approximate Japanese charcoal), the Kurobuta pork chop is fierce. And barely smoked scallops splattered with truffle oil have the cool fire of vintage Miles.
Hours: 5:30-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 5:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 5-9:30 p.m. Sun.
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash, ATM/Debit
Attire: casual to dressy
Entertainment: not in the restaurant, but nightly jazz in the attached nightclub
Extra Info: heirloom pork