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Yamashiro

1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
+1 323-466-5125
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (119 reviews)
“wagyu steak” (9 reviews)
“black cod” (25 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 613 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say the view is breathtaking when you come up. The service is really quick and the stuff is very professional. The food is great and the price is reasonable in regards of location, so I highly recommend it if you visit LA. I...More

Thank Gapi78
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of chef Christophe's presence at our table. Mutual friend of the chef brought us here and I'd like to thank him for the royal treatment and amazing food selection. Calamari, coconut shrimp, mussels, hummus, sushi boat......AMAZING. I've had sushi at many...More

Thank jazzSt_Louis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're longtime patrons here. The recent ownership change, alas, is unfortunate. Menu has been cut way back (not ONE shrimp entree?) and leans heavily on starters and sushi to go with drinks. Nothing is as good as it used to be except the ever-dazzling view...More

Thank Phineas55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A secret place for locals, when you want to have a special occasion night or just contemplate spectacular views of Los Angeles, this is the place to go. A gem of Los Angeles, you can go for drinks or have dinner surrounded by a Japanese...More

Thank AdrianaJoh14
Reviewed 2 December 2017 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 30 November 2017

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 28 November 2017 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 14 November 2017

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
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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
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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
24 April 2017|
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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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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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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