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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” (115 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 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
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Yamashiro sits atop a hill in Hollywood and is probably the most stunning location in town. The food is decent but a little pricey however the setting, the friendly staff and the view more than make up for it . They have a fantastic cocktail...More

Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 28 August 2014

So excited to go to Yamashiro for our anniversary tonight. Making reservation on open table was easy. I would recommend making a reservation for about 30 minutes before sunset. That way you can take a few pics before if gets dark of the property and...More

Thank Gizmo1980
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This is an amazing restaurant and I am so glad I was able to go. The service was just amazing The view was exceptional The food was just delicious

Thank kiwizuzu
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Lovely top if the hill restaurant, overlooking LA. Asian fusion food, very good. Would recommend to book, as gets very busy

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Great place to take visitors! If too pricey for you, then just have drinks and move on. Otherwise enjoy a great meal and a view,

Thank GinaGK
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We visited Yamashiro's Restaurant for the first time to celebrate our Anniversary. The setting high in the hills above Hollywood is spectacular. Upon arrival we wanted to look around the beautiful grounds. In front down a flight of steps sits the amazing Golden Budha. The...More

Thank Bellauno
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Such an impressive view of LA in a beautiful Japanese setting in stunning gardens and a beautiful courtyard.... definitely a must visit! It was good food, good service....tasty sushi...and the s'mores marshmallow brownie dessert is scrummy....you don't want to share it! Looks like a pretty...More

Thank Julesn65
Reviewed 21 August 2014

The views from Yamashiro are stunning. It is one of the best places to see the lights of the LA area at night with its stellar setting. The architecture of Yamashiro is also quite amazing; It has distinctive Japanese styling. Yamashiro was built in 1911...More

Thank mini
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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