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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” (115 reviews)
“wagyu steak” (9 reviews)
“black cod” (24 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 598 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very delicious meal with several business partners. Service was really terrific. Skyline view exquisite and the landscaping traditional and beautiful.

Thank Mary1055407
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family of 3 loves sushi. We have eaten sushi in TX,CA, NY, FL, WA and more. This place was excellent. From the service to the view. Highly recommend. A+. Can’t wait to go back!

Thank kschroen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yamashiro is incedible. I recently discovered this place and its fantastic. The view of LA is amazing and the food is excellent

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I celebrated 15 years here. We had a couple of starters and the Farmers Salad. The food was incredible and the service was exactly what you would expect. The entire venue is well appointed. Great views of the city but also a...More

Thank Ric O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether it's your first trip to LA, a frequent LA traveler and or a local who has not been to Yamashiro's? Then, you are missing out! Warm and inviting gardens, amazing city views, all before you even step foot in the doors of this beautiful...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a true L.A. history spot. Incredible city views from the front and traditional beauty inside. This place has been here since the 20's, in many forms (NOT always a restaurant). We were here for my daughter's 18th birthday dinner, and Yamashiro proved to be...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't lie, the view is beautiful and the place is really nice (Especially if you're a big fan of cinema as it's a famous film location). I think the main room is beautiful and very romantic, however, if you are at the entrance you...More

Thank Allison F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing brunch and an amazing place with view. Never seen a restaurant like this. The service was amazing. The view was probably one of the best that Los Angeles has to offer. Simply amazing

1  Thank jsingh2771
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The best place to go for food, ambience and view. Can't get any better view than this place of the entire Los Angeles. You don't need to go to the beach for 4th of July to watch the fireworks.

2  Thank Yves L
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The view is amazing at Yamashiro's. In fact, if you can visit just for the Pagoda Bar at the lower terrace or the bar in the main building AT NIGHT, you'll get all the benefits without the disappointment of average food at elevated prices. The...More

Thank Mark W
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Andrew L
21 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
5 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
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
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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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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