Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA

Yoshi's began in 1972 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by a trio of struggling students with plenty of dreams. Its founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba, orphaned during World War II, came to the U.S. to study fine arts, dance and dance therapy. She opened Yoshi's Japanese Restaurant with her two best friends Kaz Kajimura, a journalist and carpenter, and Hiroyuki Hori, a painter and Japanese cook. The original North-Berkeley, 25-seat restaurant quickly became successful and [More...]


510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
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Rated 4.28/5
2436 visitors
3389 checkins

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A wonderful Japanese place with great Jazz! -Jonathan Waxman, Top Chef