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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
+1 323-466-5125
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (109 reviews)
“wagyu steak” (9 reviews)
“black cod” (23 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 5 days ago

The restaurant itself is beautiful and worth a visit in itself. In addition, request a window table, and you will see a fabulous evening view of the city! We got to witness the rise of the Supermoon the night we were there! As for the...More

Thank metsfan2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see a lovely sunset (and on Wednesday nights you can shop at the outdoor Night Market) and relax with good views and good food. The menu is eclectic and offers some standard Japanese fare (e.g. sushi rolls) and some unusual items as well...More

Thank OaklandVisit2r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On my recent trip to Los Angeles went to dinner here on a recommendation. Nice views from a sprawling hilltop Restaurant. Noisy and very crowded. Service was adequate and the food was decent but not necessarily special or authentic Japanese. The sashimi salad was good...More

Thank czar13653
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the advice of the Birthday celebrant, a party of 6 enjoyed a wonderful celebratory dinner. A beautiful sunset made a for spectacular views. The service was first rate and everybody enjoyed their good. Amongst the dishes ordered was hamachi with jalapeño (appetizer), Waygu beef...More

Thank Sjt64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing views of city ,great at sunset, good food and good service. Great atmosphere. Beautiful building also.

Thank Carmen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a trip to LA and happened to discover this restaurant while surfing online. It sounded interesting so we gave it a try. The view alone is worth it. When you get out of the car and see the whole of Los Angeles...More

Thank michelebS6096SA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coctails are good. View is maybe one of the best in la. Sushi great! Bit expensive but not that much

Thank Cem T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the night market, decided to go to the restaurant, the menu is well thought out, as is the saki and wine list. Everything tasted great, and was better than our expectations. If nothing else, go for the view, extraordinary!!!

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely out of this world. Seated up high in the Hollywood Hills, this Mansion-turned-Restaurant is a little taste of Japan (decor wise) with beautiful and delicious American twist. Get the Lychee Martini and look out for the Wagyu cooked on Himalayan Pink...More

Thank Liron K
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We tried the buffet at noon. It is astonishing to find a place in the heart of Hollywood. The view is astonishing, and the building is also very pleasing to enjoy, especially the Japanese-style courtyard in the middle of the building. However, the food for...More

Thank WayneXiong
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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
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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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