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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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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first visit going to Yamashiro after it's new ownership. Although the view and ambiance remained the same, the food just wasn't as good as it use to be. It's now featured as an 'asian fusion' restaurant. The japanese food authenticity has been...More

Thank TravelingCee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here for an early dinner with a friend before going to a show a the Dolby Theater. We ordered the wakame salad, cucumber salad, and an assortment of nigiri and sashimi. All of the fish was delicious an fresh, and the salads were...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A long time tradition and landmark, Yamashiro Restaurant still has the charm, excellent food, and good service to make your visit enjoyable. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Road up to the restaurant is a little steep through a residential area, however the drive is worth it...... The view is stunning looking over LA, the food was great along with the Wine etc. Overall a great experience with a nice feel about it....More

Thank richard m
Reviewed 4 February 2018

My wife and I went to Yamashiro three times while we were in Hollywood; twice for dinner and once for brunch. We had been before and that's why we went back. It seemed better on this trip that last year. We are both lovers of...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Food was great, service was awesome. We had some questions about the menu. The waitress was very knowledgeable. She suggested a few things that were On point. The view was ridiculous. We got a 2 seater by the window. Even if you are in the...More

Thank shelb077
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I must say the view is breathtaking when you come up. The service is really quick and the stuff is very professional. The food is great and the price is reasonable in regards of location, so I highly recommend it if you visit LA. I...More

Thank Gapi78
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We had the pleasure of chef Christophe's presence at our table. Mutual friend of the chef brought us here and I'd like to thank him for the royal treatment and amazing food selection. Calamari, coconut shrimp, mussels, hummus, sushi boat......AMAZING. I've had sushi at many...More

Thank jazzSt_Louis
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We're longtime patrons here. The recent ownership change, alas, is unfortunate. Menu has been cut way back (not ONE shrimp entree?) and leans heavily on starters and sushi to go with drinks. Nothing is as good as it used to be except the ever-dazzling view...More

Thank Phineas55
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A secret place for locals, when you want to have a special occasion night or just contemplate spectacular views of Los Angeles, this is the place to go. A gem of Los Angeles, you can go for drinks or have dinner surrounded by a Japanese...More

Thank AdrianaJoh14
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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