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

  • Count Basie Orchestra (Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret)

    • Tue., Oct. 15, 8 p.m. and Wed., Oct. 16, 8 & 10 p.m. $34
  • Damien Escobar (Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret)

    • Thu., Oct. 17, 8 & 10 p.m. $44-$84
  • Deneice Williams (Gospel & Vocal)

    • Fri., Oct. 18, 8 & 10 p.m. $44-$79
  • The Manhattans feat. Gerald Alston (Soul, Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop)

    • Sat., Oct. 19, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 20, 7 & 9 p.m. $39-$79
  • Euge Groove (Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret)

    • Wed., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. and Thu., Oct. 24, 8 & 10 p.m. $29-$69

See all upcoming events at Yoshi's »

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