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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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently went for brunch because of a promotion they were having. Brunch ends at 3 and I made reservations for 2 because I was going to a musical at the Pantages. Not sure if this applies to the brunch for its entire time but I...More

Thank sworrels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who knows anything about Japanese food is sure to find the fare most ordinary. We also had to contend with poor service. The dining furniture was shabby and rickety. Given what is on offer, the very high prices are out of line. All in...More

1  Thank MagnusSanDiego
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a Travelzoo voucher for their bottomless mimosa Sunday brunch. The food was good and my mimosa glass was never allowed to be empty:-) The view is awesome:-)

Thank Live2trade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

View of LA, provided you are there on one of the rare clear days. A very romantic restaurant with excellent food and service. If a couple, ask for the corner table. Make sure to read the history of the restaurant.

Thank DrCraigD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Hollywood institution has been around for decades, and with good reason. From the gardens to the views, it is a wonderful visit every time. This is our "go to" place before concerts at the Bowl. Their cocktail menu is great, and their sushi is...More

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It is touristy and food is pretty okay, not the best sushi but that's not why you go there. Restaurant is super cool up in a hidden area of Hollywood hills with unbelievable city views. Suggest going there at dusk, walk the grounds and have...More

Thank janat947
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great place in the Hollywood Hills. Fantastic Views matched with the Fantastic Food and Service. A must when in LA.

Thank GordonHamilton
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Fabulous gem in the heart of Hollywood. Spectacular views, valet parking, tremendous views, good service, interior garden seating, live music in the bar, and they even have an outdoor pool! We had a myriad of dishes and all were superior. I had the curry mussels...More

Thank Lonnie M
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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