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“If you want amazing authentic Japanese food, stay in the South Bay. But if you want delicious fusion, that is...”
Review of Yamashiro

Yamashiro
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Ranked #144 of 10,753 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Sushi
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 July 1, 2008

If you want amazing authentic Japanese food, stay in the South Bay. But if you want delicious fusion, that is beautifully presented and one of the greatest views in LA while you dine - then Yamashiro is the place. I take out of town friends here for dinner just for the experience.

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Reviewed June 29, 2008

Food and service exceptional. Lovely human beings. Received a personal thank you note from our server.

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Reviewed June 28, 2008

A bit pricey for the quality of food, but great service and breath taking views of LA. Try to book a reservation around sundown. Soooo romantic, and just off the Hollywood strip.

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Reviewed June 27, 2008

Another place you'll spend way more money than you should. But, if you want to impress a date, this is a place you should know about.

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Reviewed June 7, 2008

If I ever have enough money to eat a full meal here, look out, I might be a changed man. This is the most "L.A." restaurant you could choose to go to. On top of a hill (right above the magic castle), overlooking Hollywood and views all the way to the ocean on clear days, this sheik sushi experience boasts its own japanese garden and meditation area and a storied hollywood history (old for L.A., it was originally built in 1911 and was the japanese-influenced mansion and playplace of numerous hollywood stars and starlets). It's got can't-miss ambience, and a swanky bar scene. Make a night of it, it's worth the hole in your pocketbook.

Thank TyCarlisle LA
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