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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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Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was a rare find. The ambiance can’t be beat (it overlooks LA’s skyline) and we were seated beside the gardens and that was lovely and decorated for Halloween. We had the pork dumplings and the short ribs. They may have been the best...More

Thank airykah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With reservations on a saturday night, this place was completely booked. Ambience, service, slection of wines and saki, and finally . . . every dish we tried was amazing. We sat by the garden and we were pleased with the Japanese musician gengleman performing.

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlimited Mimosas were true, they kept them coming for both myself and the wife. A sensational atmosphere overlooking the city, unfortunately the skies were semi foggy and very overcast, otherwise it would of been very special. Overall the food was very good with a decent...More

Thank Cory V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends for our anniversary. The food was outstanding, the staff was amazing and the view....to die for!!

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I took my daughter and family for her birthday for their Sunday brunch. The views are almost worth the visit, but the service and food sub-par. The food was served buffet style. With the exception of the omelet station, the food was not fresh and...More

Thank Dean01
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in a beautiful building. The environment is wonderful. The welcome is fine, but they always make you wait for your table, even if you booked. The food is really average. It is the same sushi you get for a fraction of the...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Had a great brunch yesterday with my hubby and daughter yesterday and had a great time. The mimosas kept coming, the food was fantastic and the view was beautiful. We will definitely be back.

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Very disappointed in the brunch. The road up is pretty tight. Valet parking is pretty much the only option. The service is good. The food is below average. The breakfast side of the brunch is below average. There is a cook to order omelet bar...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Get ready to walk up a hill to get there but the food was great and the view amazing. They were knowledgable about gluten free dining and felt safe dining there with my daughter who has Celiac Disease.

Thank klessans
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Tried this restaurant on the recommendation of our concierge. We couldn’t get a reservation online but they were able to get us one last minute. The crispy rice sushi was new to us and enjoyed. The sashimi was just ok. Beautiful location.

Thank Laurel G
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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