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Yoshi's San Francisco

1330 Fillmore San Francisco, CA 94115 | Japantown/Pacific Heights | 415-655-5600

Location Description:

This ain't the old Fillmore jazz scene - where once small, smoky joints like Bop City reigned among the mid-century locals-in-the-know. This Yoshi's venue is upscale to the max. The longtime Oakland jazz venue that brings national talent to the East Bay now brings more of the same to a central-city location. While the whole thing reeks a little of gentrification, at least the calendar is usually packed with top-flight players. Their food menu centers on Japanese items.


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  • Cuisine(s): Japanese, Modern Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours: Sun 5pm-9pm, Mon-Wed 5:30pm-9pm, Thu-Sat 5:30pm-9:30pm
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Highly Recommended
  • Parking: Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Dressy
  • Extra Info: Muni: 22, 31
  • Features: Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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