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Yamashiro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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SIGNATURE COCKTAILS & MARTINIS‏
14.00
Hibiscus Blossom
Mandarin vodka,‏ hibiscus tea, champagne
12.00
Norman's Mai-Tai
Light rum, dark rum, passion fruit, secret ingredient
12.00
Pineapple Sake-tini
House-infused pineapple sake, pineapple vodka, lemon juice
14.00
Juniper Crush
Gin, muddled cucumber & basil, lemon juice, soda water
12.00
Lychee Martini
Vodka, lychee sake, lychee juice
13.00
Raspberry Drop
Citrus vodka, raspberry puree, lemon juice
14.00
Mango Heat
Mandarin vodka, mango puree, lime juice, spicy serrano peppers
12.00
Basil Berry
Vodka, muddled strawberry, basil, lemon juice, soda
13.00
Moscow Mule
Vodka, homemade ginger beer, squeeze of lime, served in a copper mug
BEER
1.00
Ginger Shot
A shot of sweet ginger juice makes any draft even more refreshing
7.00
Sapporo
Japan
7.00
Heineken
Holland
7.00
Amstel Light
Holland
7.00
Blue Moon
USA
7.00
Sam Adams (Seasonal)
USA
7.00
Firestone Pilsner
USA
7.00
Black Butter Porter
USA
7.00
Yamashiro IPA
USA
7.00
Asahi
12oz Japan
SAKE‏
Refreshing & crisp sake
10oz carafe 18.00
Bottle 60.00
Isle of Paradise
Ichishima (Honjozo) 720ml est. 1790-linear, subtle, nuts, dry
Bottle 20.00
Living Jewel
Tozai (Junmai) 300 ml est. 1954-easy, white grape, clean, neutral
Floral & fruity sake
10oz carafe 22.00
Bottle 73.00
Cabin in the Snow
Yuki no Bosha Junmai Ginjoj 720 ml est 1903 luscious, strawberry, papaya, slightly sweet
Traditional & robust sake
10oz carafe 20.00
Bottle 65.00
Seven Spearsmen
Shichi Hon Yari (Junmai) 720 ml est. 1540 - mellow, soft earthiness, ripe melon, neutral
26.00
10oz carafe
Bottle
Distinguished Warlord
Hideyoshi (Namacho Honjozoj 300 ml est. (1689) unpasteurized, raw, vibrant, lychee, medium dry
Unfiltered & cloudy sake
10oz carafe 20.00
Bottle 65.00
Joto
(Junmai Nigori) 720ml est. 1890 - Savory with lively hints of coconut water & breadfruit
HOT STARTERS
14.00
Kurobuta Pork Carnitas
Scallion-risotto cake, hoisin reduction, honey-mustard
10.00
Spicy Seafood Hot Pot
Shrimp, scallop,‏ New Zealand mussel, shiitake mushrooms, snow peas, glass noodles
15.00
Seafood Tempura
Shrimp, scallop, cod, sake-ponzu dipping sauce, yuzu chile cream sauce
13.00
Crispy Chicken
Spicy plum sauce, apple-cabbage slaw, potato chips
17.00
Pan Seared Crab Cakes
Teardrop tomato pico de gallo, preserved lemon & cracked pepper aioli
COLD STARTERS‏
12.00
Ahi Poke
Tomato, macadamia nuts, onion, soy-sesame marinade, wasabi aioli
4.00
Sake-Ponzu Oyster Shooter
Willapa bay oyster, scallion, smelt egg, chili paste
12.00
Chicken +3.00
Farmers Market Salad
Field greens‏ and market vegetables, goat cheese, roasted garlic croutons, shiso-champagne vinaigrette
12.00
Wakame Seaweed Salad
Cucumber, carrot, sesame rice wine vinaigrette
16.00
Sashimi Salad
Albacore, ahi, whitefish, salmon, hamachi, field greens, preserved lemon vinaigrette
HOUSE SPECIALS
16.00
Truffle Hamachi
White truffle-infused ponzu, teardrop tomato-garlic confit, micro arugula
18.00
Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice
Black tobiko, micro arugula
16.00
Charred Albacore
Serrano chile, blackened shallots, cilantro, tomatillo-ponzu salsa
16.00
Pistachio Salmon
Coriander-sesame crust, miso-ponzu vinaigrette, pistachio-citrus relish
Sushi 9.00
Sashimi 12.00
Roll 10.00
Unagi
Sushi 9.00
Sashimi 14.00
Roll 10.00
Salmon
Sushi 8.00
Roll 9.00
Salmon Egg
Sushi 9.00
Sashimi 14.00
Roll 10.00
Scallop
Sushi 15.00
Sashimi 19.00
Roll 16.00
Uni
Sushi 9.00
Sashimi 12.00
Roll 10.00
Shrimp
HOUSE ROLLS‏
14.00
Reclining Buddha
Shrimp, red jalapeno, cilantro, peanuts, napa cabbage, soy paper, spicy ponzu
15.00
Spicy Yellowtail & Toasted Macadamia
Mango, coconut, kaiware, soy paper, tropical sauce
18.00
Spicy Lobster
Cucumber, avocado, bacon, basil-artichoke sauce
16.00
Black Forbidden Rice
Spicy tuna, tobiko, cucumber, avocado, spicy mayonnaise
16.00
Spicy Tuna & Soy-Roasted Shishito
Snow crab, avocado, cucumber, house-made eel sauce
15.00
Crunchy
Tempura shrimp, snow crab, avocado, house-made eel sauce
ENTREES
32.00
Loch Duart Salmon
Roasted asparagus, cured lemon smashed potatoes, fried capers, miso cream
34.00
Shoyu Glazed Black Cod
Sauteed mustard greens, maitake mushrooms, wasabi mashed potatoes, soy daikon sauce
29.00
Asian BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Mashed yams, asian five-spice cornbread, sauteed kale, house-made spicy BBQ sauce
32.00
Yuzu-Avocado Prawns & Scallops
Orzo, white soy-tomato confit, heirloom baby carrots, bacon-scallion butter
25.00
Jidori Chicken Breast
Caramelized onion wild rice, soy-garlic French beans, shiso pesto
23.00
Vegetable Platter & Quinoa
Select four of the following: garlic French beans, broccolini, grilled asparagus, sauteed kale, baby carrots, and maitake mushroom
43.00
Filet Mignon with Cabernet Reduction
Twice-baked potato, roasted broccolini
40.00
American Wagyu Steak
Crispy onions, fingerling potato, shiitake mushrooms, broccolini, ginger-tomato salsa
ENTREES‏
59.00
Himalayan Salt Plate
American wagyu steak, seared and served on a Himalayan salt plate
DESSERTS
12.00
Strawberry Preserve-Filled Doughnuts
Strawberry buttermilk ice cream, vanilla creme anglaise
12.00
Blood Orange Meringue
White chocolate sauce, pecan cookie crust
12.00
Molten Chocolate Cake
Ginger ice cream, plum anglaise
12.00
Almond Panna Cotta
Coconut cream sauce, passion fruit reduction
12.00
Trio of Sorbets
House-made seasonal sorbets, muscat flavored fresh fruit
12.00
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
White chocolate and macadamia cookie, house-made toffee ice cream
12.00
Dessert Sushi
Strawberry & kiwi hand roll, melon sushi, citrus sushi, strawberry-mascarpone sushi
12.00
S'mores Fudge Brownie
Warm brownie,‏ homemade marshmallow, graham cracker cookie dough ice cream, milk chocolate sauce
Pasfry Chef - Alejandro Andrade
14.00
Chocolate Martini
Absolut vanilla, fresh house-made chocolate sauce, godiva chocolate liqueur, white creme de cacao, Bailey's Irish cream
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an early dinner reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. The two employees at the hostess stand were friendly and talkative towards us. We sat in the garden area. Our server, Jared F., made our entire experience a plus. He was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank tamarahammer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place does not disappoint. While it has been a number of years since we visited Yamashiro, and learned that they have done some renovations since then, I had some reservations about this iconic establishment. Well, if anything it became even better. The ambiance of...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank norberth896
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for Dinner (didn’t know it was a surprise party in my honor haha) and the food and atmosphere is amazing. I had the shrimp that was wrapped in bacon and the Beeler Farms Belly-On Pork Handle and I was stuffed plus their...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 787seant
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant used to be very popular, when the waitress was nice and fast. And the food was fresh and delicious. It’s seems like they lost hope for the place. Nothing is the same. Even the taste of the salmon is different. I still enjoy...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Soraia S
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant exceeded all of my hopes and expectations. From the moment we sat down the staff was nothing but friendly and accommodating. The ambiance was beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. Food was 10 out of 10 and drinks were exceptional. Highly...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank lma_5318
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Came to Yamashiro's for a birthday celebration with girlfriends on a Saturday afternoon. We had their brunch menu (with mimosas) and it was delicious! Food was great and service was amazing. Very tentative staff, not to mention the scenic location. It's tucked away on a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank lanikercado
Reviewed May 27, 2019

We completely loved it! The food was great... and the location... was just amazing... even the uphill drive is very scenic...

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Estuardo_Santillan
Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

I left here thoroughly disgusted. The meal for two was $160 with one cocktail and one soft drink. The tempura shrimp appetizer had a very fishy unusual taste. The spring roll was delightful but a very small portion. The filet mignon with pineapple what's delicious...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank FamilyMan1963
Reviewed May 20, 2019

This place has an amazing building, a great view of the city and is located above Hollywood. There is valet parking and if you arrive early, you can get a seat by the window to watch the city lights come on. Be prepared as they...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank firstlutheran
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely! Dine at this magnificent Japanese restaurant that is very high in the Hollywood Hills. Make reservations to be seated in the outdoor courtyard , with shoji screens and the like, surrounding a beautiful Japanese garden, otherwise you will be seated indoors. After dinner, stroll...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Debbie N
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Dapper D
May 20, 2019|
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Response from StationToStation | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dapper D, nope. I was there 2 weeks ago with 12 people. It's alive and kicking.
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Glendy32272
December 29, 2018|
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Response from sworrels | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact them directly
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Glendy32272
December 29, 2018|
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Response from Lonnie M | Reviewed this property |
I remember another table celebrating a birthday during my last visit, and they had balloons at their table, but I highly recommend calling to make sure it won't be an issue for you.
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