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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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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

Really enjoyed the 100 year old mai tai and the steak on the salt plate was memorable. Nothing not to like :)

Thank crayonline
Reviewed 7 December 2014

What's amazing about this restaurant: - The views - Atmosphere - The food What's average or below: - Have to pay for parking - Value for food - Food portions - Service I had very high expectations coming in for what I heard. Our plates...More

Thank Hunter A
Reviewed 2 December 2014

From the moment you step out of the car you are in awe. The nightline views of Hollywood to the surrounding Japanese gardens, Pagoda and temple are breathtaking. You are treated like royalty from the moment you walk in to the moment your car is...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Yamashiro's used to be a Japanese restaurant, thus the name and the beautiful Japanese decor. Sometime it decided to be an American restaurant to the point that other than having sushi, it has no Japanese entrees and few appetizers. What a shame. Now you can...More

1  Thank Michele P
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Worth going to for sure, we really liked the food, if you get a table overlooking LA, as we did, it really makes a nice evening. We felt that the service was vary matter of fact, it was fast and efficient, but more or less...More

Thank Ikorel
Reviewed 25 November 2014

we went here for son's 27th Bday celebration - his girlfriend made reservations, and you had a choice of: with a view - spectacular on a clear evening or inside 'courtyard - very Japan inspired and romantic,[ with warmers, since it's open air ]. we...More

2  Thank Roxanne M
Reviewed 18 November 2014

This is a must on your list! Food is terrific, reasonable and the views are great! It has been there for years and there is a lot of history behind it too!

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We arrived to enjoy Happy Hour to find out there is no longer a Happy Hour. Some internet sites show there is a happy hour. That was disappointing and they made no effort to do a customer service gesture to difuse our disappointment. Maybe an...More

Thank kwdestinations
Reviewed 3 November 2014

The Asian inspired American food is quite unique. The seasonal Pumpkin Brûlée is excellent in both the presentation and the taste.

Thank esun136
Reviewed 3 November 2014

It's always been very pleasurable to visit the Yamishiro Hollywood, but mostly for the view and cocktails. Unfortunately, the food is not so impressive and it's expensive...

Thank JSW842
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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
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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