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Yamashiro

1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
323.466.5125
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Ranked #93 of 8,567 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Hours:
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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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews 176 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW 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
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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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385 reviews 385 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a fantastic view to look out upon to eat your lovely meal. Would recommend more to adult diners than child diners.

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at Yamashiro beginning with the friendly and beautiful hostess Lauren. She immediately made us feel welcome. While waiting for a table take a stroll to see the Buddha statue or the gardens. This place is over the top with romantic views and decor that seem straight out of well...Hollywood. We had some wonderful sushi the... More

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Los Alcazares, Spain
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99 reviews 99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The ambiance was beautiful. You can have drinks outside (a little chilly since it's in the mountains, but beautiful) before you are seated inside. We sat next to the window and had a wonderful view. My boyfriend and I only ate from the appetizer menu and enjoyed everything we had. We also enjoyed the drinks and the service. This place... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was my first time in LA and this restaurant was one of the highlights. The sushi was fabulous and the view is wonderful. The fact that it's on a mound means that you are able to see over Hollywood. The restaurant itself is really pretty too. We sat by the garden in the middle. You should definitely go if... More

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