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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Ranked #98 of 8,696 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Californian, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Street Food
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Franklin Avenue
Transit: Metro Red Line to Hollywood & Highland. Walk west down Hollywood Blvd turn right on Orange and cross at the light on Franklin. Once you cross at the light go left and turn right at sycamore going up the hill. It is a very steep hill so walking in dress shoes or in the dark are not recommended. We suggest calling a cab at the bottom of the hill.
Description: Yamashiro – translated to “mountain palace” – broke ground in 1911 and was completed in 1914 as a residence for the Bernheimer brothers. Housing a priceless collection of Asian treasures, the building was designed as an exact replica of a palace located in the mountains near Kyoto, Japan.During the “Golden Age” of Hollywood, Yamashiro served as the ultra-exclusive hang-out for the “Club of the Four Hundred”: the era’s most famous and influential stars and movie moguls. The structure and its grounds served as a boy’s military school and later apartments before being acquired in 1948 by the Thomas O. Glover, who discovered the beauty beneath the disrepair and refurbished the space. Currently owned by Thomas Y. Glover, Yamashiro is still flourishing over 60 years later as an Asian-inspired Los Angeles institution.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Booked a table here for my wedding anniversary, we phoned the restaurant to book before we flew out from the UK & explained it was our anniversary. Staff were very attentive and friendly, this is the best restaurant I've ever been to, the food was fabulous, vast menu & wine selection, highly recommend the Wagyu steak. A truly amazing place... More 

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North Bay Village, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The views from windowside in this restaurant are phenomenal, but me, I go to a restaurant primarily to eat. In that regard, while the food was adequate and service was just average factoring in that it was holiday season, the PRICE$ were completely RIDONCULOUS by any standard--as if they were working in the price of the view. ($9-12 for 2... More 

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South Daytona, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Its unique location gives an unparalleled view of LA.. The appetizers, entrees and service were up to the high standards of an upscale restaurant. I had their american version of kobe beef. Although it was a very generous portion, you could tell it was not the real deal.

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Rome, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What a great place! Fresh sushi in a vibrant atmosphere with outstanding view on the City of Angels. Romantic to say the least

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went there with two couples and had a rough impression what we should expect trough Trip Advisor. Upon arrival to the restaurant we were fascinated from the amazing view. The restaurant was on a hill from where you had a bright view of LA. We were not very familiar with the Menu but our waiter was so nice to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What a beautiful view of everything LA! The restaurant is beautifully decorated for the holidays and we were seated at a round table in a more private area. Appetizers of edamame, sushi and crab cakes that waiter recommended were phenomenal and fresh. Chose the Scallops and Prawn Entree that was exquisite. Dessert Cannelloni is recommended. A little unimpressed with the... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Really enjoyed the 100 year old mai tai and the steak on the salt plate was memorable. Nothing not to like :)

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What's amazing about this restaurant: - The views - Atmosphere - The food What's average or below: - Have to pay for parking - Value for food - Food portions - Service I had very high expectations coming in for what I heard. Our plates came unclean (had fresh sauce and food bits all over). Waiter replaced them but didn't... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

From the moment you step out of the car you are in awe. The nightline views of Hollywood to the surrounding Japanese gardens, Pagoda and temple are breathtaking. You are treated like royalty from the moment you walk in to the moment your car is returned to you. The ambiance is spectacular and the food from appetizer to dessert is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yamashiro's used to be a Japanese restaurant, thus the name and the beautiful Japanese decor. Sometime it decided to be an American restaurant to the point that other than having sushi, it has no Japanese entrees and few appetizers. What a shame. Now you can have steak or grilled chicken in a beautiful setting with tremendous view of the LA... More 

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Additional Information about Yamashiro

Address: 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
Phone Number: 323.466.5125
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American, Sushi, Californian, Asian fusion

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