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Yamashiro

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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782 (Franklin Avenue)
+1 323-466-5125
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eaten here several times and the quality of the food has always varied between OK and really good. On our last visit here, the quality of the food and service was below average at best. We had a very nice table in the front by the window and the view was really nice. It set a very nice mood and... More 

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Perth, WA
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is classic old Hollywood. Amazing view right at the top of the hill. If you want to spoil your loved one, go for a romantic dinner here, it will be a very special evening.

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Edgewater, New Jersey
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on a top of a mountain overlooking stunning West Hollywood, the Yamashiro Asian restaurant. We were a group of 7, the staff was friendly and attentive, quick service and nice atmosphere. I've ordered the "crispy Asian salmon Pak choi", the salmon fillet was made to perfection with the crispy skin and melting salmon. Heaven. Our starters were yummy as... More 

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Thank Orit H
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow is all I've got to say! The food is incredible and the decor is amazing and like being in Japan . The gardens are amazing as well as the building itself, so go a little early so as to see them before dark. Top notch severs. I highly recommend a visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat in the bar area for Happy Hour. We ordered drinks and 3 food items off the Happy Hour menu and that was basically the last time we saw our waiter . Other staff brought the food, which was just average, and the manager checked with us to see how everything was. No one asked if we wanted another... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Hello people of the world and would like to say visited this beautiful place once again last visit was February 2015 (valentines day)this time was October,new owners new chef but still amazing so when we arrived it was early sat down on a table lovely welcoming great waitress very helpful. Crazy but amazing thing was last time we got friendly... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Yamashiro is better than in the past, but still a place to enjoy without of town guests. We had a very enjoyable dinner here and it brought back memories of days past. This restaurant has good food and great views with good service. You should bring out of town friends for a fun time and great views of what makes... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was our 3rd visit and the food has always been great and very fresh fish. The service can be a hit and miss sometimes especially when they are busy but it wouldn't stop us going back.

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Bristol
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I cannot believe that it took so long from me to find Yamashiro. It is, apparently, the oldest building in LA and it is an absolutely gem. Hidden away up in the hills behind the Magic Castle Hotel, it offers an oasis of calm in the hectic city. The wonderful gardens with pool and Buddha shrine are a lovely place... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The main thing that attracted us to Yamshiro was the location and the appearance of the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and asked us where we would like to be seated. We chose the section just through the entrance where the garden was. The place itself was lovely and the views are great. I found the food itself quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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