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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Ranked #90 of 8,553 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: 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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Princeville, HI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The food was really good. Went there about a year ago and the place needed an update. Looked a little neglected on the inside. Just looked like it had been a long time since anyone give it some TLC. They are not cheap so I expect not only good food for the money but a little ambiance as well..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews 126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Even before you take your first bite, it's a 5 star Hollywood experience due to the ambiance and decor inside. Your drive up the mountain is like an hyperspeed trip to Japan, landing you at the door of an ancient Japanese temple. The sunset here is one of the best in the city, the food is great and lives up... More

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The best part of this restaurant is its architectural authenticity. Great story behind the building of this restaurant and great view of the area as well. The service is good and the food is fair. Nothing that stands out as being better than average.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

They have a good menu combined with Asian/Japanese food and American style. So if you do not care for Sushi, you can get a nice steak or grilled fish. The service is always great. Overall their food is very good but I love this restaurant's setting, very romantic. I recommend to go early before the sunset and walk around their... More

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Sewanee, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great view, great food and just a perfect night with my wife of twenty-six years. Location in Hollywood is beautiful and a great staff.

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Los Angeles, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've lived in LA for more than 20 years and this is the nicest restaurant I've ever been to. It's romantic and the view is just stellar. The road up is windy but enchanting. Valet parking. If you are visiting from out of town, this is the kind of stuff you brag to your friends back home about, truly unique... More

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place gets 5 stars for the overall experience. The food is really good and unique. The views are excellent from most places in the restaurant. It's a beautiful restaurant. Even the experience of driving up the hill to get there makes it a good time. My friends and I always go here when I'm in town. Worth a visit... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a must when you visit LA .. get there early have drinks in the open air patio over looking Sunset Blvd & LA skyline ... great sevice great food !!!

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Yamashiro sits atop a hill in Hollywood and is probably the most stunning location in town. The food is decent but a little pricey however the setting, the friendly staff and the view more than make up for it . They have a fantastic cocktail menu too - I would much rather pay a little more and be able to... More

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St. Louis, MO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

So excited to go to Yamashiro for our anniversary tonight. Making reservation on open table was easy. I would recommend making a reservation for about 30 minutes before sunset. That way you can take a few pics before if gets dark of the property and city view, watch the sunset during dinner, visit the market before it closes up, and... More

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