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Review of Yamashiro

Yamashiro
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Ranked #82 of 10,195 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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 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.
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The service was great, the food was amazing, and the view!!! was just spectacular. we will be back next time we come to LA

Thank Ryll88
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YamashiroLA, Public Relations Manager at Yamashiro, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

You hit on the three points that make Yamashiro one of the best restaurants in LA. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We went here on Thursday. The sign said it was a Farmer Market. There was very little fresh product. There was women appeal, taste menus, etc.
We went to the restaurant. The Norman's Mai Tai (12 oz) was twelve dollar. The waitor didn't not seem to know the menu. The spicy seaffod hotpot was not a hot pot nor was it spicy. ($10) The food was a big disappointment. But the views were great. We got a free ride up the mountain from the Magic Castle Hotel.

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Thank inthegarden
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Recently went to Yamashiro with my wife, daughter, and her friend. It was a start of an evening celebrating my birthday and Mother`s Day. We hadn`t been here in many years but it didn`t disappoint. The service was quick and friendly. The food was very good, and the views are fantastic. Though Yamashiro gets its share of tourists, locals will feel welcome too. The restaurant is a copy of an actual palace in Japan, and dates to the early 1900's so it`s part of Hollywood History. This is one of those places you will want to come back to, whether it`s for a special night out, or just a great meal and terrific view.

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Thank gbfunk1
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YamashiroLA, Public Relations Manager at Yamashiro, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Thank you for coming back to Yamashiro and celebrating with us. Happy belated birthday and Mother's Day. So pleased to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful experience, and that you've taken an interest in the colorful history. Hope to see you again for a special occasion or just for a fine dinner.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Impeccable service.

I was expecting a bit of snobbery and everyone was so nice. The view is incredible and the sushi was wonderful. I loved the mixed drinks. The one with gin and basil and cucumber was outstanding.

What's nice is that you can walk around the grounds and there are so many sweet details. It's such a historical place.

Thank Sam_Enjoys_Travels
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YamashiroLA, Public Relations Manager at Yamashiro, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

So pleased to hear you had such a wonderful experience at Yamashiro. We truly pride ourselves on our service, food, and beverage. The view comes naturally! Thank you and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Delicious. Pricey, but found my seafood hotpot to be well worth the US$10.

They found out it was my friend's birthday and brought her a brownie decorated for her birthday, complete with candle.

Lovely staff. Lovely view. Would definitely go again!

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Thank CourtsNZ
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YamashiroLA, Public Relations Manager at Yamashiro, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2013

Thank you for visiting Yamashiro for your friend's birthday, and taking the time to write a review afterwards. Hope to see you again!

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