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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Ranked #100 of 8,599 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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San Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We arrived to enjoy Happy Hour to find out there is no longer a Happy Hour. Some internet sites show there is a happy hour. That was disappointing and they made no effort to do a customer service gesture to difuse our disappointment. Maybe an appetizer or something? Hellllo! View from Yamashiros is mesmerizing. We watched dusk to dark over... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The Asian inspired American food is quite unique. The seasonal Pumpkin Brûlée is excellent in both the presentation and the taste.

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Long Beach, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was really looking forward to eating here. The food was average, at best. Save yourself some money...stop in for chocolate martinis and go eat dinner somewhere else.

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I came to the Yamashiro for a party, and we had requested a specific experience and special menus to be handed out. Everything went off without a hitch and the Yamashiro did an excellent job taking care of us. The views were incredible and we had a wonderful night. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone in LA, it's a particularly... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews 180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was everything we expected. We were told by the front desk staff at our hotel, the Magic Castle that this restaurant is very romantic and wonderful food. They were right! Top notch all around. My husband ordered the Himalayan salt plate steak and it was the highlight of the evening! Thanks so much!!!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I've been to this restaurant when I used to live in LA 13 years ago. I always remembered the beautiful view in this restaurant on top of the hills. When you get here you feel like you are in Japan. Although the food is so so and over priced this is the kind of place you actually pay for the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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392 reviews 392 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Skinny: Parking- $8 Valet only avail due to location Decor- Asian flair Service- attentive Restroom- not clean Coke Factor - nicely carbonated Food- very tasty Loudness- you have to shout The view at Yamashiro's is terrific and if you have time there is a small garden you can walk around. The valet is mandatory because of the location and... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great View of LA. try to go as sun goes down. Nice place that is clean with a different feeling in each room. Food is just average but the service is good. All the staff was very nice. This is my 2nd time going with friends. Great place with ok food.

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Cohasset, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A friend had recommended this but I was disappointed. Great location, though we got what I'd call about the worst table in the place. Sushi was expensive and OK at best. I had the black cod which was good but nothing special and way too expensive for what it was. I would never return, you can do a lot better... More

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Florence, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The food was excellent. The signature sushi was quite tasty and unique. The entree, chicken, had a special sauce that was intriguing. The dessert, molten chocolate cake, was warm, sweet and tasty. The garden setting was quite pleasant. The view from the bar was a wonderful vista. The service was very good.

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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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