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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most Beautiful place you will never eat, The authentic Thai building will blow you away. The view over Hollywood is amazing and adds to the specialty to the restaurant. I took my girlfriend as we where in LA for a month, and...More

1  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here not only for the food but for the view as well as the architecture and deco of the restaurant. The cocktails are interesting and the signature dishes were really delicious. It was a bit pricey but as mentioned you should spend time before...More

1  Thank Canucks301
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended Yamashiro from our Airbnb host for its great setting and food. We are foodies and appreciate high quality restaurants. Unfortunately we were disappointed with the overall delivery of service and the wait staff at Yamashiro. We ordered our drinks and food with...More

Thank alanamitchell29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful. Tasty. Vibrant. Unexcelled view. Great service. Special. Romantic. Service par excellence. Luscious. Alive. Get the Sushi boat!

Thank Fair-But-Tough
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Another must visit in Los Angeles. The restaurant building is beautiful and the wait staff can tell you it's interesting history. The food was delicious. Especially the Wagu beef. It's not cheap but well worth the price - if only for the stunning view of...More

Thank Tiglets
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Nice place, romantic setting. Settled in the inside garden, the tables with the view are nice but have too much noice. Sushi is ok, t-bone is ok ($70). Just ok nothing extraordinary. But, if you combine the setting and the food is a solid 9.

Thank Adotutu
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The picture doesn't make this place a justice.The view is amazing and relaxing.Even if you not fan of sushi or sea food this place offer salad and chiken and the view ...

Thank Angie T
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is not the Yamashiro of old. It used to be a magical, elegant and wonderful culinary experience. It now is a shell of its former self. The hosts were lovely upon our greeting. It was all down hill after that. The server was weeded...More

1  Thank LSachs
YamashiroLA, Manager at Yamashiro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from our guests very seriously and we're always looking for ways to improve. I apologize that your experience wasn't perfect, but I can assure you that we are extensively looking into...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

A Japanese Palace on top of a hill, overlooking Magic Castle and LA downtown. Friendly, happy staff. Fast valet parking. Excellent sushi, sashimi, fish and steak. Perfect for a romantic date, if you want to impress-$$$$. Expensive but the food was very good. Give yourself...More

Thank joelaing7
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We found this place on TripAdvisor and given the number of positive reviewers, it seemed like a slam dunk. Indeed, upon arrival, the setting is really cool. The building is unique, and the views are quite breathtaking. This was the end of the positive stuff,...More

Thank Kristopher M
YamashiroLA, Manager at Yamashiro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you, Kristopher for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from our guests very seriously and we're always looking for ways to improve. I apologize that your experience wasn't perfect, but I can assure you that we are extensively looking...More

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Andrew L
22 June 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
6 May 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
24 April 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
US$ 30 - US$ 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, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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