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What started as a humble idea amongst a trio of friends (Kaz Kajimura, Yoshie Akiba, Hugh “Hiro” Hori) has become a true testament of the American dream. In 1972, they set out to create a culinary experience introducing fresh seasonal Japanese cuisine to the Berkeley community. The menu of Chef Hiro cemented the Japanese cuisine into the DNA of the business making the 27-seat restaurant a popular dining destination for East Bay residents.
In 1979, Yoshi’s moved to Oakland’s Claremont Avenue. This move provided a larger restaurant capacity and opened the opportunity to