Yoshi’s began in 1972 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba, alongside her two best friends Kaz Kajimura, a journalist and carpenter, and Hiroyuki Hori, a painter and Japanese cook. Over the next 40 years, Yoshi’s built itself into one of the world’s most respected jazz venues, earning a reputation as the Bay Area’s premier location for great Japanese cuisine and jazz music. Today, Yoshi’s is an award-winning 310-seat live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland’s Jack London Square. Under the guidance of current Artistic Director Daniel Grujic, the venue has expanded its focus to include broader genres suitable to a variety of musical tastes.
Hal CamposCFO / General Manager510.238.9200 / 925.639.0073 (c)
Robert AmackerRestaurant & Private Events Manager510.238.9200 / 510.387.7770 (c)
Steven SandersRestaurant Assistant Manager510.238.9200
Celena EstradaRestaurant Assistant Manager510.238.9200
Daniel GrujicArtistic Director510.238.9200
Ash MaynorDirector of Marketing & Public Relations510.238.1350
Katherine ScottTalent & Marketing Manager510.550.8981
Alonzo HaleyBox Office Manager510.238.9200
Jasmine HathornAssistant Box Office Manager510.238.9200
Daniel MarinClub & Bar Manager510.238.9200
Ryan MaherClub Assistant Manager510.238.9200
Brad GardnerProduction Manager
Tim AllenProduction & Transportation Manager
Kaz KajimuraCEO / President510.238.4205
Rocio SanchezOffice Manager510.238.9200
Midori SugiyamaAssistant Office Manager510.238.9200
Victor ReyesExecutive Chef
Andre MullerSous Chef
Haru SatoLead Sushi Chef
Lolo GonzalesSushi Sous Chef
5:30PM TO 9:00PM
5:30PM TO 10:00PM
5:00PM TO 9:00PM
*Open 2 hours before the show
**Restaurant/Bar/Club/Lounge closing hours change based on show schedule
4:30PM TO 10:00PM
4:30PM TO 11:00PM
4:30PM TO 9:30PM
12:00PM TO 8:00PM
12:00PM TO 10:00PM
*Box Office closing hours change based on show schedule
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Ticketing and Reservations
Restaurant reservations are highly recommended. They will not only provide you with the ability to dine at a specific time, but also help assure you will be seated in time to have your seats reserved in the venue if you are watching the performance. We recommend reservations 1.5-2 hours before the show in order to ensure an excellent dining experience. Download Seating Chart Here (pdf)
The Box Office and Restaurant both proudly accept American Express, MasterCard, VISA & Discover.
Yoshi’s is located at 510 Embarcadero West between Washington and Clay Streets around the corner from the Jack London Square Cinema Complex on Washington. Yoshi’s is on the ground floor on the front side of the seven-story parking structure. We do recommend that all patrons park their cars in the public garage located behind Yoshi’s. We want to inform that like any business, we are not responsible for anyone’s car or any damage done to it. DO NOT PARK IN THE COST PLUS PARKING LOT – YOU WILL GET TOWED!
- From San Francisco / Bay Bridge
- From Marin
- From Berkeley / Sacramento
- From Walnut Creek
- From San Jose
Get off at Oakland 12th Street station. From here you can take a cab or Bus #72, 58, 58X, or 301. Last train for San Francisco leaves 12th Street at 12:51AM. Bart # 510.464.6000 or visit www.bart.gov.
Ride the Capitol Corridor to Oakland’s Jack London Square Station and walk 5 blocks Northwest on Embarcadero to Yoshi’s at 510 Embarcadero West. For more info visit Amtrak Capitol Corridor Destinations.
The Alameda/Oakland ferry drops off and picks up directly across the street from Yoshi’s. Call the 24-hour FerryFone at 510.522.3300 for times and prices or visit the Blue & Gold Fleet Ferries website.
Advance Form Letter
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Show Advance Information
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Production Crew Bios
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Photo and Video Policy
Permission to film or photograph at Yoshi’s is granted on a case-by-case basis. Please submit requests to Ash Maynor, firstname.lastname@example.org, a minimum of three (3) business days prior to the performance.