Yoshi’s Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Reviewer: Foodnut.com


1330 Fillmore St (At Eddy)

San Francisco, CA 94115


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Yoshi’s Restaurant is a Japanese restaurant in the Yoshi’s Jazz club San Francisco. “Using only fresh, high-quality, seasonal ingredients delicately combined with traditional spices, Chef Sho prepares each dish with his culinary philosophy: “seasonal, simple, and a bit of surprise”.

Yoshis San Francisco Interior

Yoshis San Francisco Interior 2

Decor, Vibe – Fancy new stylish building with modern decor and Asian accents. Dressy crowd mostly in 30’s and 40’s, with many dining before a concert.

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Yoshis San Francisco Dessert Menu

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Yoshis San Francisco Gindara Cod

Ginara “Black Cod” ($19) 6oz with maitake tempura and saikyo miso beurre blanc was excellent. A very light sauce, resonable price. One of the best cod’s we have had.

Yoshis San Francisco Pork Prime Rib

Kurobuta Prime Pork Rib ($23) 10oz with ginger sendai miso marinated with roast garlic jus was a large portion of pork. It was cooked well and had a unique flavor.

Yoshis San Francisco Hamachi Kama

Buri Kama ($21) 10oz hamachi collar with sweet soy marinade and yuzu chili ponzu was an excellent classic Hamachi Kama. Deep fried and baked.

Yoshis San Francisco Prawns

Prawns ($11) were good but too few in quantity.

Yoshis San Francisco Mochi Coconut Soup Dessert

Coconut Soup ($8) was a very good dessert. Balanced with the mango.


Yoshis San Francisco Tsukiji Sampler

Yoshis San Francisco Tsukihi Menu

Tsukiji Sashimi Selection ($35) with 15 tiny pieces from Japan’s famous Tokyo Tsukiji fish market was delicious and had exotic fish but each was a tiny bite.

Yoshis San Francisco Kampachi

Kampachi ($15) seared kobe style beef topped with uni and tomato ponzu gelee was only fair. Sauce was too heavy.

Yoshis San Francisco Calamari

Calamari ($11) was too spicy but it was tender. Good quantity.

Yoshis San Francisco Lamb Rack

Lamb ($26) was soy marinated and good but not great. At this price it is not a good bet.


Service was initially good then fell off as concert time was coming. The bill really added up as we kept ordering small plates. It reached a level were it was too much. They have a good wine and sake list with glasses from $7, bottle from $32.

Yoshis San Francisco Sake Sampler

We tried the $18 sake sampler and had some good tastes. The Voodoo cocktail ($11) was very weak.
Be sure to carefully choose what you order. The food is different than most Japanese restaurants, almost like a modern Japanese fusion cuisine. You can also eat more rolls or off the bar menu to minimize the damage.

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Yoshi\\\'s Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Average)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Hours:Mon-Wed 530-10pm, Th-Sat 530-11pm, Sun 5-10pm
Prices:$5 - $35

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1 Comment

  • jazme
    September 6, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Great post…but the part I liked best are the amazing pictures you took. Just totally utterly gorgeous place with lots of exotic foods.

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