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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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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

If you want a unique experience while visiting LA, this is one of the best restaurants to go to. To sum it all up, this place had an amazing view and amazing food! The restaurant itself is beautiful (one of the filming locations for Memoirs...More

1  Thank Maya D
Reviewed 25 May 2014

By reading any review of this place you will read the same thing, a great view of Hollywood and surrounding areas since Yamashiro is perched on top of the hill. Great gardens, Pagodas, Buddha statue, bar, the restaurant itself. If you get seated by a...More

Thank Badmedicine
Reviewed 24 May 2014

almost every time people are visiting us in LA we take them to this place for several reasons: - the 180 degree LA view from the observatory to Santa Monica which is stunning and unique in the middle of Hollywood - the sino-japanese venue with...More

1  Thank Julie D
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Visiiting from out of town and staying close by, therefore decided to try out this landmark establishment. And it is just that; a landmark. Couldn’t find better views, cooler landscaping, great building. But that is about where the glamour stops it appeared to us. Very...More

1  Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Firstly this venue is stunning in both looks and location in the hills of Hollywood. I went here on the first night of my stay in LA. We booked in advance however its quite a large restaurant so there was plenty of space. We were...More

Thank PlayboyPK
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Yamashiro is a great many things..... a Hollywood landmark, a restaurant with a wonderful view and a very unique spot. What it isn't is a great restaurant, nor a Japanese restaurant. To their credit, they don't even claim to be anymore, they are "Asian-inspired Californian...More

2  Thank scottca075
Reviewed 6 May 2014

It's all about the look. The restaurant is amazing and a piece of history in LA. All the rest is not! Bad service and regular food. NO JAPANESE chefs and the menu doesn't look like japanes at all. Bad tableclothes, glasses, tables.

1  Thank Leenos
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I had no idea I had such a wonderful restaurant in my home town. I traveled the world looking for restaurants with great views. We went late, around 9.30 for dinner. I think perfect time will be for sunset. They have a garden, a statue...More

Thank mo_9287
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Reading about the history of this place is incredible, how much have been invest to create a Japanese atmosphere. The view is the best part, you can admire the entire L.A city and i love it. We only ask for sake and a good talk....More

Thank Ruby S
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Around the corner and up the hill from Magic Castle. Food was fantastic and waiter knew his menu! Beautiful gardens....service was excellent.

Thank Marceline2004
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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
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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