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Sushi

Nestled in Jack London Square, Yoshi’s is a popular locale for intimate date nights. It’s a live jazz venue that doubles as a formidable sushi bar: for two hours prior to each nightly show, the dining room opens and serves artfully presented, inventive takes on classic Japanese fare. Predictable rolls get are elevated to the likes of the Fire Dragon, a colorful, curving line of shrimp tempura, avocado, unagi, and Yoshi’s signature spicy sauce, drizzled across the plate in vibrant orange; izakaya, unsurprisingly, tastes even better when consumed a stone’s throw away from talented musicians playing improvised melodies. Pro tip: make the reservation sooner rather than later; you’re going to need it.

Sushi and live jazz at Yoshi's Oakland
San Francisco

Yoshi's Oakland

Yoshi's Oakland

Nestled in Jack London Square, Yoshi’s is a popular locale for intimate date nights. It’s a live jazz venue that doubles as a formidable sushi bar: for two hours prior to each nightly show, the dining room opens and serves artfully presented, inventive takes on classic Japanese fare. Predictable rolls get are elevated to the likes of the Fire Dragon, a colorful, curving line of shrimp tempura, avocado, unagi, and Yoshi’s signature spicy sauce, drizzled across the plate in vibrant orange; izakaya, unsurprisingly, tastes even better when consumed a stone’s throw away from talented musicians playing improvised melodies. Pro tip: make the reservation sooner rather than later; you’re going to need it.