Sushi and Sake! Dinner at Yoshi’s in San Francisco!

Sushi and Sake! Dinner at Yoshi’s in San Francisco!

Saturday, 21 June 2014 – 6:00pm

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

As part of the weekend road trip to San Francisco and the St. Paul’s Reunion, Pub Crawl and Brunch it was decided by Doug that we would have an early dinner in the Omakase Room at Yoshi’s in San Francisco. Our reservation was for six o’clock, so we taxied from the hotel to the restaurant and met our friends there.

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Bar at Yoshi’s in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Our party of 14 was seated right away in a rectangular glass dining room with a long wood table within the larger dining room. It wasn’t private, but it was separated from the rest of the tables and other guests. The dining room is very large and the ceilings are super high. It’s very stylish, with black lacquered furniture and Japanese flourishes, and decorated with large and funky “paper lantern” light fixtures.

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

And there’s live jazz performed during the dinner service. They also have a jazz club adjacent to the restaurant and bar, and if you have dinner you get preferred seating with your admission ticket for the show. Bobby Caldwell was playing the night we were there and the restaurant was full when we arrived. I took these interior pics after the early dinner crowd had gone into the club.

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Live Jazz! (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

There’s an Open Kitchen behind glass off the dining room.

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Open Kitchen behind glass (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Open Kitchen behind glass (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

On The Menu:

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

We ordered a fancy yuzu cold sake and edamame for the table, and then some appetizers: crab cocktail with avocado mousse, crispy brussel sprouts, and shishito peppers.

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Shishito Peppers starter (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Crab cocktail with avocado puree (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Everyone ordered their own dinner and then we shared. The management sent us a complimentary Red Dragon Roll, which was nice. The food presentation was beautiful! We ordered a bunch of different rolls, sushi and sashimi, and a few people had the dinner entrees : Steak Diane, Scallops, Flank Steak and Pork Loin.

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F.  – Hamachi sushi (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

 

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Spider Roll (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

I enjoyed the appetizers. The crab cocktail was a WINNER! I ordered the 49er roll: salmon, crab and avocado; and an order of Hamachi (yellowtail) sushi. I also sampled the spider roll, red dragon roll, the three kingdom roll, and the butterfish roll. I love sushi! Everything I ate was super fresh and yummy. Knowing that we had some drinking to do, I didn’t want to stuff myself too much, so we exercised some restraint.

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Complimentary Red Dragon Roll (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Salmon and Tuna Sashimi (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Scallop dinner (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Three Kingdom Roll (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

 

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Steak Diane dinner (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Pork Loin dinner (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Flank Steak dinner (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

And a couple people had dessert: chocolate mousse and gelato and coffee mousse.

I did not.

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dessert at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Chocolate Mousse (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Yoshi's in S.F. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dessert at Yoshi’s in S.F. – Coffee Mousse! (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

A good time was had by all. The food was good. The service was good, but not great. Since I didn’t make the reservation or choose the restaurant, I was just along for the ride. If you have a party of 14 and a “private room” the service should really be GREAT! 

8:15pm Our limousine arrived at 8:00pm and was waiting for us outside the restaurant.

Your Limosine is waiting.

Your Limosine is waiting.

Yoshi’s1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco 94115 http://www.yoshis.com

I’m told they have a great “Happy Hour” menu in the bar from 5-7pm daily.

UPDATE March 21, 2015: In October 2014, Yoshi’s changed names to The Addition. In January 2105, The Addition closed. Yoshi’s in Oakland remains open.

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