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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
+1 323-466-5125
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was great, view was awesome, service sub-par for the money you spend. Need more waiters or at least smaller sections, maybe next time it will be better

Thank thelibertylanding
Reviewed May 6, 2018

The food and the service at Yamashiro are top notch. It really is a little on the pricey side but I found it was very worth it. The city views and the sake are amazing.

Thank John B
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

A family member organised a surprise trip to the Yamashiro for us and it was everything I had hoped it would be. The service was faultless, the food delicious and the views over Los Angeles as the sun went down were second to none. An...More

Thank Joanna D
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We visited my son in Hollywood and he took us to this Japanese restaurant overlooking Hollywood. The view is magnificent. We had reservations for a Friday night but we still had to wait for 15 minutes to be seated. The place was crowded and very...More

Thank Jon F
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Having been a regular visitor over the past 28 years to the mountain top for transitional sunset meals overlooking the visita of my adopted home town, I am happy to see a return to form from the new team, headed up by Billy. Very good...More

1  Thank leerosenwink
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a 6 pm reservation, so got a superb table with a terrific view. This restaurant has been serving Hollywood from its hill for over 100 years We tried the dumplings, salad, short ribs, teriyaki chicken and creme brûlée. We enjoyed everything The service...More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Our hotel concierge suggested we go to this restaurant. An old Hollywood Japanese and LA fusion restaurant with great view. It is 250 feet above Hollywood Boulevard and has a nice view and interesting history about the restaurant. Valet parking is convenient and costs $10.00....More

2  Thank LeeMahwah
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

It was our first visit going to Yamashiro after it's new ownership. Although the view and ambiance remained the same, the food just wasn't as good as it use to be. It's now featured as an 'asian fusion' restaurant. The japanese food authenticity has been...More

Thank TravelingCee
Reviewed February 23, 2018

I came here for an early dinner with a friend before going to a show a the Dolby Theater. We ordered the wakame salad, cucumber salad, and an assortment of nigiri and sashimi. All of the fish was delicious an fresh, and the salads were...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

A long time tradition and landmark, Yamashiro Restaurant still has the charm, excellent food, and good service to make your visit enjoyable. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Bob P
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Andrew L
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Linus V | Reviewed this property |
While this restaurant is geared to adults, my teenaged kids really enjoyed themselves. The best way to answer this question is by asking how mature their pallet is. If they want Cantonese food - sweet and sour chicken balls... More
May 5, 2017|
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Response from Deanna9 | Reviewed this property |
No prix fixe, but great happy hour! Depends on your bachelorette party...not a wild and crazy place, but good food and drinks! We love the wait staff too!
Betty K
April 24, 2017|
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Response from FadedFoodie | Reviewed this property |
Drinks & apps ok. No need for a suit. Smart dress preferred - not mandatory.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
    (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
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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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