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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” (118 reviews)
“black cod” (25 reviews)
“wagyu steak” (9 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

What a wonderful location, went here and watched the lights come on all over LA. Had a lovely meal, great service, highly recommended.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I loved the views from here specialy at sunset time, we were lucky to get one of the best tables all the times, loved the sushi and the black forbidden rice rolls!!! And i had a lychee martini last time which was great

Thank CristinaTrifu
Reviewed 29 September 2014

The food was really good. Went there about a year ago and the place needed an update. Looked a little neglected on the inside. Just looked like it had been a long time since anyone give it some TLC. They are not cheap so I...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Even before you take your first bite, it's a 5 star Hollywood experience due to the ambiance and decor inside. Your drive up the mountain is like an hyperspeed trip to Japan, landing you at the door of an ancient Japanese temple. The sunset here...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 29 September 2014

The best part of this restaurant is its architectural authenticity. Great story behind the building of this restaurant and great view of the area as well. The service is good and the food is fair. Nothing that stands out as being better than average.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 29 September 2014

They have a good menu combined with Asian/Japanese food and American style. So if you do not care for Sushi, you can get a nice steak or grilled fish. The service is always great. Overall their food is very good but I love this restaurant's...More

Thank Kris T
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Great view, great food and just a perfect night with my wife of twenty-six years. Location in Hollywood is beautiful and a great staff.

Thank SDixonMyers
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

I've lived in LA for more than 20 years and this is the nicest restaurant I've ever been to. It's romantic and the view is just stellar. The road up is windy but enchanting. Valet parking. If you are visiting from out of town, this...More

Thank Margarita S
Reviewed 6 September 2014

This place gets 5 stars for the overall experience. The food is really good and unique. The views are excellent from most places in the restaurant. It's a beautiful restaurant. Even the experience of driving up the hill to get there makes it a good...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is a must when you visit LA .. get there early have drinks in the open air patio over looking Sunset Blvd & LA skyline ... great sevice great food !!!

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