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Yamashiro

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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782 (Franklin Avenue)
+1 323-466-5125
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Chipping Norton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On a recent holiday to Los Angeles, we had dinner at Yamashiro and it was fabulous. The location is stunning, with great views across LA - we booked a table just before sunset and it was ideal. The food was creatively conceived and beautifully presented. Our children, ranging in age from 12-19, each found plenty to choose from on the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice view of the city, great ambience inside, with very nice and attentive staff. Amazingly delicious food. And a mouth watering donuts. Great dinner with a friend and highly recommend this place. Can't wait to comeback soon.

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Thank MarlonT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An old time favorite, it used to be one of those "dress up", classy restaurants you'd take on a date as it is high up on the hill above Magic Castle. A koi pond sat in the middle of the restaurant with different samurai and Japanese theme rooms. Then my brother managed it and I loved it more. Times have... More 

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Thank Sawadeeann
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a gorgeous night and we loved the view overlooking Hollywood and the location in general. The menu was diverse and suited everyone including the vegan in our group. Drinks were phenomenal. The service was slow but our waitress apologized - seems like maybe they are working out the kinks having just reopened.

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Thank Edith A
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say anything bad about this place! The views are fantastic, the building and gardens serene. The food was spectacular and the service was great. It's definitely pricey, so that's a bummer. If it were cheaper I would go there way more often, but that's probably a big reason why it's so pricey. This was our first visit, a... More 

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Thank EmBentley
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with some girlsfriends and didn't know what to expect and WOW! The location is amazing and definitely worth the drive up! ( The uber guy didnt even know it was there! lol) The actual restaurant is a beautiful pagoda and sits on the hillside of LA and over looks the city.. really breathtaking view. There are 2 choices... More 

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Thank Chase C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nine years after I first ate here, we returned to celebrate At Yamashiro. Good food - with some quite unusual sushi dishes. Service was great - staff were helpful and knowledgable. Highlight dish was the ninja roll! View from the top is breath tasting and worth the drive in itself

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Thank AquaNickOx
Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Yamashiro restaurant to celebrate the 50th birthday of a close friend visiting from overseas. I did the reservation using open table and asking specifically for a table with a view. The restaurant called me back on the booked day in the morning and left a message confirm the booking and did not mention any problem. On the day... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the magic of the magic castle, is the high class restaurant on the second floor. This is pricey, and be aware of this, but it was excellent the night we went and worth the money. I would do both dinner and a show again next time. Beef Wellington, steaks, scallops, short rib, lamb...all incredible. Drinks were flowing, and... More 

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Thank Michael A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an excellent experience at Yamashiro. The service is top notch. Wonderful food and ambiance. The mango sushi roll was to die for. Loved the outdoor seating area. The views of LA are the best in the city. Waiters were the best and the manager made the rounds to every table to check in on the diners. It was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Meals
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, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
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.

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