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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
+1 323-466-5125
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (106 reviews)
“wagyu steak” (9 reviews)
“black cod” (23 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Reviewed today 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 yesterday 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an Uber up a "mountain" to get to Yamashiro. The driver was a bit clueless and overshot the driveway and started to go back down hill. We had him let us out and walked up the driveway to the entrance, but if you...More

Thank Donna224488
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Yamashiro, and we loved the sushi and view. The crispy rice sushi was unique, and the sashimi was great. We topped off our dinner with a three flavor sorbet dessert, which was a great pallet cleanser. The only complaint I...More

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It does not get much better than this for the best foodie view in Hollywood! Perched high on a hill (on the streets above the Magic Castle), the night-time views of LA are breath-taking. There is a really cool outdoors bar with a big laughing...More

Thank DeadlyDD
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Great views of city or the garden is nice too if seated in there. Food is delicious! We just got a selection of 5 starters and 2cocktails, a champagne and a Lucky Buddha beer (would recommend this!!) It was quite expensive, totalling $140, but the...More

Thank RoMcD2014
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Wow! We loved this restaurant. It has it all...history, lovely Japanese garden that the tables are arranged around, views over LA and excellent food and service! This was our favorite dinner on a ten day trip. The sushi was delicious and the hamburger with sweet...More

Thank Deanna9
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We have been coming to Yamashiro for years. A true gem of Old Hollywood. We feared the change in ownership would be a bad thing, but it seems that Yamashiro is unaffected by this and remains one of the absolute best overall dining experiences in...More

Thank eldorado666kaiju
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Make no mistake - this is a Chinese shop, with all of the attendant indelicacies. For some, the astounding panorama and airy ambiance more than compensate for the weak generic Asian cuisine. This is something of a scene, and worth a trip for a drink...More

Thank Eggmalt
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Andrew L
Would my 11 and 10 year olds be welcome and enjoy this restaurant?
22 June 2017|
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Response from pdcs4 | Reviewed this property |
i dont see why not, have seen other you childrem of a similar age at the tables. As long as they like international food they will enjoy the experience
Is this a good place for a bachelorette party? Do they have a prix fixe menu?
6 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
Can you just have drinks and appetizers and would you need to dress up for that, suit tie that sort of thing.
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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