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Yamashiro

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Japanese, American, Californian, Sushi, Asian 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 - 10:30 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
beautiful spot

A gorgeous spot overlooking Hollywood below and with a view of the iconic sign in the hills above. Very good food and service. We were treated quite well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Is there a place in Hollywood with a better view? Certainly none where it doesn't actually matter whether or not it's hazed in. From the Hollywood sign to downtown (slightly marred by a trailer park sign), the panorama is amazing. And the food is amazing. We had the snow crab sushi, graham cracker s'mores dessert, filet mignon carpaccio and the... More 

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maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A gorgeous spot overlooking Hollywood below and with a view of the iconic sign in the hills above. Very good food and service. We were treated quite well.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We dined there last Saturday. It was a long anticipated meal that capped off the last night of our girl's get away. The grounds of restaurant were nice and the view was awesome. The staff was very friendly and our waiter made great recommendations. We both enjoyed our meals and actually made sure we had desert to stay to view... More 

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Bristol, pennsylvania
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95 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It goes without saying that the view at Yamashiro’s is spectacular. I don’t know if there’s a better view of L.A. and the west side. The history is interesting; it used to be a house. A totally opulent Japanese style house with gardens inside and out. The service was excellent but we only give the food a B+. My sushi... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We dined last night for Father's Day, and it was magnificent! The food was excellent, service was good and the views were awesome. The only concern is there are NO kids cups, or menu. Please fix this issue....Because there were a fair amount of small children there dining in addition to my 3 year old. The wagyu steak and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I am pretty new to Japaneese food, and found this place to be awesome. The interior has a Japanese style villa design and a small garden in the middle. There is also a 360 degrees view of the city. Food is great, very fresh and exotic. Price is a little on the high side.

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Warrenton, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Yes, the food was exceptional in all ways. This was, without a doubt, the best sushi and sashimi I've ever tasted. The wait staff was attentive, informed and wonderfully helpful without being intrusive. The ambiance inside the place is top-shelf-elegant-but-not-stuffy in all ways. All this is augmented by one of the best panoramic views of Hollywood and L.A. one can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have been coming to Yamashiro for the past 5 years. Some for celebration and dinning with friends. Great food and service. Beautiful location and the icon of Yamashiro is spectacular to view and its historical value. Their menu has all varieties and its not a full Japanese restaurant. Though they serve some sushi for appetizer and some infuse Asian... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Didn't want to deal with the parking at Hollywood Bowl for a sold out concert and didn't wan't to "rush" through a dinner....What to do....? Enter the Yamashiro Dine and Ride offer.....NOT CHEAP...but worth every penny. We bought a bottle of wine thought I found out after the fact that for a $20 cork fee I could have brought my... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Beautiful property and amazing views. Terrible sushi. Tasteless and cold Edamame. Birthday brownie was tiny. And on top of everything they charge $9.00 for mandatory Valet parking.

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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, Californian, Sushi, Asian 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, Californian, Sushi, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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