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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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“sushi” (120 reviews)
“black cod” (25 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 20 October 2014

This restaurant was everything we expected. We were told by the front desk staff at our hotel, the Magic Castle that this restaurant is very romantic and wonderful food. They were right! Top notch all around. My husband ordered the Himalayan salt plate steak and...More

Thank GburgfoodieQ
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant when I used to live in LA 13 years ago. I always remembered the beautiful view in this restaurant on top of the hills. When you get here you feel like you are in Japan. Although the food is so...More

Thank Sunny L
Reviewed 14 October 2014

The Skinny: Parking- $8 Valet only avail due to location Decor- Asian flair Service- attentive Restroom- not clean Coke Factor - nicely carbonated Food- very tasty Loudness- you have to shout The view at Yamashiro's is terrific and if you have time there is a...More

Thank melobeam
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Great View of LA. try to go as sun goes down. Nice place that is clean with a different feeling in each room. Food is just average but the service is good. All the staff was very nice. This is my 2nd time going with...More

Thank SlowPoke88
Reviewed 12 October 2014

A friend had recommended this but I was disappointed. Great location, though we got what I'd call about the worst table in the place. Sushi was expensive and OK at best. I had the black cod which was good but nothing special and way too...More

Thank traveller1857
Reviewed 12 October 2014

The food was excellent. The signature sushi was quite tasty and unique. The entree, chicken, had a special sauce that was intriguing. The dessert, molten chocolate cake, was warm, sweet and tasty. The garden setting was quite pleasant. The view from the bar was a...More

Thank smithre1972
Reviewed 9 October 2014

What a fantastic view to look out upon to eat your lovely meal. Would recommend more to adult diners than child diners.

Thank awesomeast
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Yamashiro beginning with the friendly and beautiful hostess Lauren. She immediately made us feel welcome. While waiting for a table take a stroll to see the Buddha statue or the gardens. This place is over the top with romantic...More

Thank Archeryl
Reviewed 6 October 2014

The ambiance was beautiful. You can have drinks outside (a little chilly since it's in the mountains, but beautiful) before you are seated inside. We sat next to the window and had a wonderful view. My boyfriend and I only ate from the appetizer menu...More

Thank christinamcneely
Reviewed 6 October 2014

This was my first time in LA and this restaurant was one of the highlights. The sushi was fabulous and the view is wonderful. The fact that it's on a mound means that you are able to see over Hollywood. The restaurant itself is really...More

Thank Juliette C
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Andrew L
22 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
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
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, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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