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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
+1 323-466-5125
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (113 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

Amazing brunch and an amazing place with view. Never seen a restaurant like this. The service was amazing. The view was probably one of the best that Los Angeles has to offer. Simply amazing

Thank jsingh2771
Reviewed 5 days ago

The best place to go for food, ambience and view. Can't get any better view than this place of the entire Los Angeles. You don't need to go to the beach for 4th of July to watch the fireworks.

1  Thank Yves L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is amazing at Yamashiro's. In fact, if you can visit just for the Pagoda Bar at the lower terrace or the bar in the main building AT NIGHT, you'll get all the benefits without the disappointment of average food at elevated prices. The...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views of the city with a nice feeling of privacy up in the hills(Valet parking only). This restaurant is one of my favorite places to go in LA. You have breath taking views from your seat as you dine or out front by the...More

Thank DeeJay L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on top of a winding hill next to the Magic Castle. If you have not driven in LA before, beware that LOTS of places seem to be nestled in "hiding spots" up steep hills and curvy roads - a GPS is a "must have"....More

Thank Peter5150
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is not as magical and fancy as they make it look in pictures, it was a bit disappointing. The view is nice & overlooking, but the food drinks and atmosphere less than average. It was an okay experience that I don't recommend.More

Thank salygreige
YamashiroLA, Manager at Yamashiro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback. We strive to uphold our standards here at Yamashiro to the best of our abilities regarding food quality and a positive dining experience. If you wish to dine with us again, we can offer you a discount of 25% as a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nicely decorated and the view from the front of the restaurant is nice too. Sushi was delicious and the waiter friendly but quite slow. We had 3 sushi rolls and 2x dumplings and where absolutely full afterwards. Including the cocktail, a beer...More

Thank Jean J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been a fan of Japanese food for many years having sailed through there for 11 years in the Merchant Navy, I found the food here to be a bit 'adulterated' to the Western palate. It was still good but not traditional. The views are...More

Thank MrPurser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Yamashiro for the first time and loved everything about it. The views of the LA area are superb and the food was terrific. Cocktails are worth trying as well. Enjoy it yourselves!

Thank commanderspm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great. The view is amazing. Definitely worth the trip up the hills. Make sure to get a seat with a view of Hollywood and walk down to see the laughing Buddha. The outdoor bar is great as well for hanging with friends....More

Thank GreatFamFun
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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