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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
+1 323-466-5125
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Made an online reservation for 8.15pm. We arrived at 7.30pm and the hostess told us they will only sit us at the time of our booking. Since Yamashiro was the only property in the area, there's nowhere else we can go. There was also no...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MelvaChia
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well, the choice was simple, having the work the next day. A San Diego Realtor event; no itinerary to travel and what is a good CHI place with the a view? Yamashiro! As you enter the temple of classics that adorn the Hollywood sign below...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JovidaAD
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went here for dinner and the service was impeccable. The waitress helped us get a seat we wanted of the view and accommodated our baby in a car seat who joined us. Also my wife arranged for a birthday cake that was unexpected. All...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kingshahid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Horrid service. Food is soso/average at best. View is amazing and the building is beautiful. However the prices do not equate the quality of service or food. I ate there for a special night and had to ask for water refills multiple times; the sake...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank darionl100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to try brunch the place is beautiful I enjoyed the view. However I could not eat the prime rib it was too hard to cut with a butter knife and I asked the waiter for a steak knife. I never received a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DeAlphria C
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Everything they say about the view and building is true. Great place for a meal and conversation overlooking the city in a unique and historic landmark. Service was friendly and competent. Tables were well spaced so it was easy to enjoy conversation without having to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DaveOKC
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I have been to Yamashiro many times, but this time ut was great. Friendly staff. Great food and the beautiful view after a rain is a must see. Picture perfect views of la...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sweetie764
Reviewed 18 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank airykah
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Jo L
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Cory V
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29 December 2018|
Response from sworrels | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact them directly
29 December 2018|
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Response from Cory V | Reviewed this property |
NO idea, need to talk to restaurant management.
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Response from 786linusv | 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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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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