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Yamashiro

1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
+1 323-466-5125
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (106 reviews)
“wagyu steak” (9 reviews)
“black cod” (23 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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1 - 10 of 568 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing views of city ,great at sunset, good food and good service. Great atmosphere. Beautiful building also.

Thank Carmen J
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on a trip to LA and happened to discover this restaurant while surfing online. It sounded interesting so we gave it a try. The view alone is worth it. When you get out of the car and see the whole of Los Angeles...More

Thank michelebS6096SA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Coctails are good. View is maybe one of the best in la. Sushi great! Bit expensive but not that much

Thank Cem T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the night market, decided to go to the restaurant, the menu is well thought out, as is the saki and wine list. Everything tasted great, and was better than our expectations. If nothing else, go for the view, extraordinary!!!

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely out of this world. Seated up high in the Hollywood Hills, this Mansion-turned-Restaurant is a little taste of Japan (decor wise) with beautiful and delicious American twist. Get the Lychee Martini and look out for the Wagyu cooked on Himalayan Pink...More

Thank Liron K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the buffet at noon. It is astonishing to find a place in the heart of Hollywood. The view is astonishing, and the building is also very pleasing to enjoy, especially the Japanese-style courtyard in the middle of the building. However, the food for...More

Thank WayneXiong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took an Uber up a "mountain" to get to Yamashiro. The driver was a bit clueless and overshot the driveway and started to go back down hill. We had him let us out and walked up the driveway to the entrance, but if you...More

Thank Donna224488
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Yamashiro, and we loved the sushi and view. The crispy rice sushi was unique, and the sashimi was great. We topped off our dinner with a three flavor sorbet dessert, which was a great pallet cleanser. The only complaint I...More

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It does not get much better than this for the best foodie view in Hollywood! Perched high on a hill (on the streets above the Magic Castle), the night-time views of LA are breath-taking. There is a really cool outdoors bar with a big laughing...More

Thank DeadlyDD
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Great views of city or the garden is nice too if seated in there. Food is delicious! We just got a selection of 5 starters and 2cocktails, a champagne and a Lucky Buddha beer (would recommend this!!) It was quite expensive, totalling $140, but the...More

Thank RoMcD2014
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Andrew L
Would my 11 and 10 year olds be welcome and enjoy this restaurant?
22 June 2017|
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Response from DeadlyDD | Reviewed this property |
As with all good restaurants, this place is mostly for adults. However if I was a kid, I would love this place! The food is served with drama that will interest any young palette. They will enjoy it!
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lilinka25
Is this a good place for a bachelorette party? Do they have a prix fixe menu?
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!
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Betty K
Can you just have drinks and appetizers and would you need to dress up for that, suit tie that sort of thing.
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
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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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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