About Yokozuna Yale
Yokozuna Yale is an Asian restaurant and sushi bar located in Yale Village at 91st & Yale.
Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
Fridays - Saturdays: 11:00am - Midnight
91st & Yale
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Yokozuna Yale Ratings and Reviews
Love their sushi. Service is nearly always great.
Loved the food. They were slammed when we were there so were a little slow, but it was worth the wait. Server was just the right amount of attentive. We eat here often and always enjoy it. Sitting at either bar (sushi bar or bar-bar) is also always a good experience. Highly recommend.
Great food, staff, and ambiance
I recently took my fiancé here for lunch, and it was the first time we had ever been. We loved the decor and the overall ambiance of the place. It was quiet so we could hold a conversation without having to yell over background noise. The staff were all very attentative and willing to help in any way possible. The food was great, and very fresh. It took a little while for them to get the food out, but it was well worth it. Overall, it was a great experience and I would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant to others.
Food and noise level
The food was mediocre, and the restaurant was so noisy that it was difficult to have a decent conversation without shouting. I will probably not go back.
Wait for food was long
We waited an extremely long time to get our food after we ordered.
Great lunch with my daughter
I want to thank Richard for a wonderful dining experience. My daughter and I occasionally get out together and try to find a good place for sushi or noodles and we've tried a few. Yokozuna Yale topped them all!
Great food. Slow service.
Everything was great except it took forever to get drinks. It was a birthday party, so that was important.
Great Place, Would recommend
The manager greeted us at the hostess stand but couldn't find our reservation. This was no problem because the dinner crowd hadn't arrived yet so we were seated promptly. The manager let us know our server would be with us shortly yet we sat for awhile before someone took our drink order. We learned from him that there were 5 employees missing/late. Once our sever did show up we had wonderful service without complaint. It was just weird that they would tell us that their employees were gone and we had to wait for a server to arrive before putting our dinner order in.
It's one of our favorite sushi places here Tulsa. The variety of sushi rolls is great
Food was not good.
My friend and I went to this restaurant for Restaurant Week. The entree was very greasy, and neither of us ate much of our meal.
Everything was perfect for celebrating m ...
Everything was perfect for celebrating my brothers grand opening of his Drum Shop! Food was delicious!
Simply Love It!
I always enjoying going to this location with my girl friend. Love the service, the ambience and most of all, the food! We go usually during happy hours and every now and then during regular hours. I wod highly recommend this location for a great tasting sushi experience.
Perfect birthday dinner
We went out for dinner and drinks on my fiance's birthday with his family. The food and drinks were delicious, the waitress was friendly and efficient, and the fortune cookies were hilarious! It was a great place to celebrate his birthday.
Have dined here many times. The food is always fresh, tasty and nicely presented. Attentive wait staff.
I was slightly displeased with our exper ...
I was slightly displeased with our experience this time. We ate at both locations previously and had better experience. I made a reservation way before we were going to come in. Upon our arrival the restaurant staff just seamed very scattered. The host wasn't at the door so we waited and when we were given a table it was one of those tables in the bar area behind the wall. It was just not very cozy. I would assume if you see two adults coming in together you might think it's a date or some kind of special occasion and give the a better table than what we got. Once we sat we had someone bring us waters and told us our waiter will be with us shortly. In the mean time shift manager was walking around and had a brief meeting with the staff all along while we were waiting for our waiter. They held their meeting right in front of us and never even thought that we still didn't get our waiter. Once we got our waiter, he was the same person working the bar he came to our table and was apologizing for being slow but really the way he apologized made us feel like we should be apologizing. Anyway long story short for a South Tulsa restaurant we were fairly disappointed pretty much since we walked thru the door. To the point where we don't think we will be coming back. Also don't call it a happy hour and then put few select items on it. It's like going to Sonic for happy hour and only ordering Coke. Not cool. False advertisement. There's a lot of people attracted to Yokozuno happy hour but once you're there it's like really California roll!!! If you have a happy hour then make it a happy hour for the whole sushi menu. I can guarantee you'll see more people come in then what I saw this last time. It was right around the dinner time and the place was empty. And I thought "oh I better reserve the table" Well that was funny!!!!
Always great food. The Yale location has excellent service. Our waiter, Christopher, is always fantastic.
Carly waited on us tonight and did an ex ...
Carly waited on us tonight and did an excellent job. Food as always, was delicious.
Sushi was a little large for one bite. ...
Sushi was a little large for one bite. I would let the customer know that you offer women size sushi. Service was good. Sweet potato fries have too much batter. The booths are wonderful because we could carry on a conversation and not have to yell at each other.
Always a great choice!
Yokazuna is our go-to sushi restaurant, and it didn't dissapoint once again. Their selection is solid, the quality of each item is noticeable and the service is on point. Several of their in-house specialty rolls are very unique and absolutely delicious. The Hot Mess - so good, The Nutty Thai Professor - love it, and we always get a "CHEF'S SPECIAL". This is a roll that is custom made for you and different every time. You tell the server what you enjoy in your sushi, from what types of fish you like or things like creamy, crunchy, spicy, sweet, etc. The chef then creates something just for you based on your direction. We have done this a number of times and have always said, "wish that was always on the menu".
Food was great. Super variety.
Food was great. Super variety.
Always Great Food
I visit Yokozuna often and tried the Miso soup this time. Everything I've tried is always great!
Absolutely amazing sushi and Asian cuisi ...
Absolutely amazing sushi and Asian cuisine .. I will definitely be going back !!!
The food was great, but the service put it over the top. Seriously, ask for Dustin. He was extremely personable, and very knowledgeable about the menu items. My husband is a newly converted sushi lover, and Dustin was very patient and able to answer his questions without coming across as pretentious. My daughter had the Nutty Professor roll (delicious), I had the Rising Sun roll (perfect if you hate seaweed). My youngest son, who hates sushi, had the sweet-and-sour chicken. He loved it. My oldest son and his wife both had the Sashimi. They were both very pleased. All in all it was a Top notch dinner. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation. This place stays busy.
good service, good food
Very good service for dinner. Space was cold, and we had to ask to have the heat put on higher. Food was delicious: we both ordered ramen. Drinks were good as well.
Best sushi in Tulsa!!!
Yokozuna has the best sushi in tulsa. Great environment, great place. The waiters are always super sweet and are very prompt. Food always gets prepared quickly too. Just an all around great place!
Great experience for Valentine's Day
The service was amazing. The waitress was attentive, helpful and sweet. As busy as they were several people came by to freshen our drinks and check on us. The food as always was delicious and the drinks were first rate. This is one of my favorite restsurants.
Very enjoyable evening with friends, superb service and great food!
Great night with friends
We visited with 2 other couples. The server had great personality and was so much fun, our table enjoyed sharing the pork spring rolls and edamame. For dinner we tried the caterpillar, nutty Thai professor, spicy scallop and veggie rolls all of which were great. Another at the table tried the fish tacos, which were a great choice and better than any we have tried before!
Late evening dinner with family
We have been to this location several times before and have had good experiences each time. This evening our orders were delivered quite quickly due to the lack of other diners in the restaurant. Everyone's dishes were quite tasty as usual. Our only complaint involved a cocktail that was ordered, but had to be sent back. The ingredients were flat and tasteless and the bartender appeared to have forgotten the all-important booze ingredients. Otherwise, it was a good visit.
great food, ok service
I have been here twice, first was in the evening for dinner, both food and service was great. This second visit was a different story, we went for an early dinner around 4 and the service was terrible. There were possibly 6-8 people dining at the same time and the service was very slow but plenty of staff available. The food was still amazing and we will definitely return, must have just caught them at a bad time.
Eeverything was great,we have been there ...
Eeverything was great,we have been there on 3 different occasions and have never had a bad meal yet
New Years Eve! Great Food!
My wife and I arrived with reservations for 8pm on New Years Eve. We were seated the second we walked in by a very friendly host. It was fairly crowded with 2 tables marked reserved, one of which was ours, it was in a heavy traffic lane and we asked to move to another less traveled area, she moved us with no problems. I must say the host staff is the best! Our waiter was great, he recommended an appetizer of spring rolls, you must try! wow! We ordered Sushi, mine was recommended from the server, Flaming Volcano, this was the bomb! My wife has sushi and was thrilled with her food. It was busy, not worse than a typical Friday night and getting our ticket to pay took some time. For New Years Eve, you cant complain, the food will bring me back. Thanks for the good experience.
Don't waste your money on the giant drink!
We had a party of six. All had something different and loved our meal and appetizers. Three had beer and three had drinks. I and another had the giant drink for $16. MISTAKE! IT WAS LATE AND TASTED LIKE HAWAIIAN PUNCH, NO ALCOHOL. Total waste of good money. Our waitress explained the first order was dropped and they had to make two more, must had decided not to waste their alcohol a second time. One in out party ask for another beer and never received it, after asking another waitress five minutes later he received two, which we were ready to leave at that point so he didn't drink either. Our waitress never brought us enough menus that she promised so we ended up sharing. Overall, we enjoyed getting together since it had been awhile but I don't think our group would pick this restaurant again. My husband and I would return just for the food......and water. We wasted TOO much money on a fruit drink.
First timer to south location
I usually frequent the downtown location but my boyfriend wanted to try a sushi place for the first time and we were in Bixby, so we went to the South location! I wasn't even aware that there WAS a south location until I used a search engine to locate a sushi bar nearby. I was pleased with the service and the food was delicious. I was not a fan, however, of how open and stark the restaurant felt. I really disliked being seated at our reserved table smack in the middle of the open floor plan. I was hoping for dimmer lighting and a more romantic and personal experience. There just isn't any privacy for a couple in that type of layout. I'm going to opt for a different location next time we are searching in south tulsa but will certainly continue to patronize the downtown location.
We went out for a much date night. Hoping to sit at one of the few tables upstairs. We got up there and we were jammed in to a 2 top table with a large party next to us. It was awkward seating arrangement. They accommodated our request to move and the food is Fabulous! This is not a romantic, date night location. Very family friendly! Will definitely go back and take the kids.
I was really glad to see them put a Tulsa South location in. Very convenient to where I work and great sushi.
Overall it is very good. The food is just as good, if not better and priced a lot better than other sushi restaurants around town. We will continue to go to Yokozuna Yale vs the places we have traditionally gone.
Going through the motions
This is the third time we have eaten at this resturant and this experience is similar to our previous experiences. Service reflects a person who is drifting until his/her shift is over. Food was not fresh and lacks taste, ambience lacking as the tall comercial style ceilings makes it feels cold and echo's conversations loadly - perhaps the resturant needs to invest in some sort of system for background music. Overall, uninspiring and bland visit to this resturant with nothing to compel us to say, "I will be coming back."
Sushi is great!
If you love sushi & you love guacamole, a must try is the El Guapo roll!!
I accidentally ordered something I wouldn't have ordered, had I fully read the description. The Volcano Roll is actually heated. Had I known this I wouldn't have ordered it. The thought of "hot" sushi doesn't appeal to me. But let me tell you - this was the best accident I've ever had! This was the most delicious sushi experience I have ever had. Order the volcano roll! It's sweet, spicy, crunch, tasty and completely delicious. I can't wait to go order it AGAIN!!
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