Top Shelf's Motown Madness Musical Revue and Dinner Show at Zio Fraedo's
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The last date listed for Top Shelf's Motown Madness Musical Revue was Thursday September 16, 2010 / 7:00pm.
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- Full Price:
- $15.00 - $39.00
- Our Price:
- COMP - $19.50
Yoshi's Oakland not only showcases the world's best jazz, gospel, world music and other entertainment, but its acclaimed chef Shotaro "Sho" Kamio is famed for creating some of the finest modern Japanese cuisine in the area. The live music club and upscale restaurant has been located in Jack London Square since 1997 and offers an unmatched entertainment experience. The venue has hosted such legendary jazz greats as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr., Oscar Peterson and hundreds of others, including name comedians. Please see the full event description for the lineup of upcoming performers. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from JBare530
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We arrived about 6:40pm and really had a hard time finding parking. It seemed like everywhere had “Towed at Owner’s Expense” signs. It was extremely frustrating. By the time we found parking, it was exactly 7pm and the buffet was about 80% depleted. Although the show says it begins at 7pm, apparently, you need to arrive by 6:15pm or 6:30 to actually get some food…and park.
We were not the only people arriving at this time, so I politely asked the waiter to replenish the salad and fruit. He said he’d bring more out shortly and never returned. The restaurant owner was serving the meat at the end of the buffet and I politely asked him for more fruit or salad and he told me “Don’t worry about it sweetheart.” A small amount of salad arrived, but no fruit. The rest of the food was “okay” and the meat was fatty and poor quality. If you want anything to drink other than water, you have to pay for it, just FYI. I’ve eaten at this restaurant before and never expected such a mediocre quality buffet. The dessert was fine, but you didn’t get to choose what you wanted, although there were several options, and the wait staff was simply disinterested in helping you in general.
Our table was right in the front…like about 4 feet away from the band. It was impossible to hear anyone speak at our table. The back of my chair directly faced the stage area and if I even dared to turn around, the singers would immediately view this as an invitation to come over and dance with me. I don’t mind having fun and participating a little bit, but I didn’t want to be a “part” of the show every 10 minutes. I wanted to actually "watch" the show instead. So, I spent a good portion of the show with my back to the performers. Overall, it was a very uncomfortable location to be seated in.
Positively, the performers were very enthusiastic and nice singers. They seemed organized and professional and like they were enjoying themselves. The first 30 minutes of the show was pretty slow, but they picked it up and started getting more people involved. Some of the show was cheesy, but I half expected that. We made the best of it and did dance and sing along anyway.
Both my husband and I have been to a number of similar events. Unfortunately, we feel like this event was extremely expensive for what we received and would not attend again.
Thumbs up: Performers...they worked hard to put on a nice show
Thumbs down: Venue, mediocre food, lack of food, poor service, parking issues, drink options, etc.
Motown Madness at Zio Fraedo’s is a classy, toe-tapping, finger-snapping experience! While dining on award winning Italian and continental cuisine, enjoy a power-packed journey from memorable classics to soulful Motown favorites. Cabaret-style entertainment and dancing follow the dinner show.
Straying from a typical musical review, Motown Madness takes you on a narrated journey from the early days of Motown to the classic soul sounds of the ’80s!
Zio Fraedo’s serves fine continental and Italian dining in a warm and welcoming environment. They use fresh ingredients and delicious flavors to give you a dining experience like no other. Enjoy calamari fritti, classic garlic bread, chicken piccata, calamari steak and more. There are many dishes to satisfy any appetite, from soups and sandwiches to pasta!
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