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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.

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Price: $$$

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

Upcoming Events

  • Musiq Soulchild (Soul, Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop)

    • Fri., Aug. 23, 8 & 10 p.m., Sat., Aug. 24, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 25, 7 & 9 p.m. $65-$110
  • Oakland Blues Divas (Blues, Folk, & Country)

    • Tue., Aug. 27, 8 p.m. $24.00
  • Bay Area's Blues Hall of Fame Fundraiser (Blues, Folk, & Country)

    • Tue., Aug. 27, 8 p.m. $24
  • Tammi Brown & The Lost American Songbook (Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret)

    • Wed., Aug. 28, 8 p.m. $24-$49
  • Win a Pair of Tickets to see the Tammi Brown & the Lost American JazzBook at Yoshi's this Wednesday at 8pm. (eLerts)

    • Wed., Aug. 28, 8 p.m. Win Tickets!
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