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Yamashiro

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Japanese, American, Sushi, Fusion
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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (Franklin Avenue)
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.
+1 323-466-5125
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Yamashiro - translated to "mountain palace" - broke ground in 1911 and was...
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 a 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect Setting for Our Anniversary

We stayed at nearby house in the hills and walked to this very nice restaurant with amazing views. We loved the decor and gardens. The food was a bit on the expensive side, but was good especially for the setting overlooking L.A. Great spot for a special occasion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
JustinWoj
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Vancouver, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed at nearby house in the hills and walked to this very nice restaurant with amazing views. We loved the decor and gardens. The food was a bit on the expensive side, but was good especially for the setting overlooking L.A. Great spot for a special occasion.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We said good bye to our visiting granddaughter last week at Yamashiro's and sent her off to Atlanta sated with good food and wonderful ambiance. On the top of a hill, this restaurant offers spectacular views of the city - even on a cloudy evening. The food is wonderful, the wait staff attentive, and the building itself amazing. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Valentines day was amazing here got flowers set here from our hotel no problems even on a busy night like this staff went above and beyond especially one of the guys which i am very sorry forgot his name but we had a laugh with him was 1 of the best nights of my life

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Plymouth, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Sushi & Cal-Asian fare, served around Japanese gardens and a koi pond, that also provides views overlooking the city of Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills. Enjoy incredible Japanese cuisine around gorgeous, lush gardens and a tranquil pagoda. You can't beat this lovely location for dinner atop Hollywood for that perfect spectacular view. Beautiful for a sunset dinner, and pictures can... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We dined at the Yamashiro Hollywood with family relatives, and other than the great view of L.A. that we have enjoyed, we were very disappointed. Upon arrival, we found out that the only parking option available was to valet our car, which was fine. But here are the issues: firstly, we were quite surprised with the context of the menu... More 

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Brownsboro, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Three wonderful meals with great service. The view is incredible at night. Sushi was great and the black cos with wasabi mashed potatoes was also a treat. Get a table with a view of you can and then walk outside and really enjoy the view Thanks for everything.

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lovely setting, views, walking in the gardens, good drinks and excellent service. Recommend the excellent crab cakes and baby back ribs as appetizers. Disappointed in our choice of entrees (1) orzo, prawns and scallops; and (2) black cod, mashed potatoes and mustard greens - just OK.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The restaurant is perched on a hill and has an amazing view of LA. Ask for a table near the window or outside in the Japanese garden. Definitely worth a visit just for the view, especially at sunset. The food was average, not amazing. The sushi and sashimi were better than the starters, but for the price I expected more... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This restaurant has been on my list for the last three years. Be prepared for valet parking ($9) as your only option to park. Don't even attempt to walk the hill to the restaurant. The view of the city is spectacular. Try the outside bar and soak in the view of LA. The restaurant itself is beautiful. If you like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I always a great fan of sushi.I was in business trip but lucky found this restaurant true trip.Had a great meal with excellent service .Merci

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Additional Information about Yamashiro

Address: 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Phone Number: +1 323-466-5125
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: Japanese, American, Sushi, Fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
    (Franklin Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 323-466-5125

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Sushi, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

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 a 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.
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

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