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Yamashiro

1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
+1 323-466-5125
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (110 reviews)
“black cod” (24 reviews)
“wagyu steak” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3782
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You come here for the atmosphere and the view, not for the sushi. It isn't bad. It isn't Nobu. I like it well enough, just it has no wow factor. The bar is poorly stocked, I named 6 whiskeys before they had one I wanted,...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived about 1/2 hour before our reservation time. That gave us time to walk around the beautiful gardens and take photos of the city, the garden and the restaurant building. The architecture of the restaurant is just amazing. We were seated at the outdoor...More

Thank DeepPurple110
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Yamashiro to enjoy exquisite Japanese food and the renowned view of the city. Unfortunately we got neither. We were sat at a table away from the windows, although we had indicated upon reservation that we came for the view. But our main...More

Thank Erika V
YamashiroLA, Manager at Yamashiro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Erika, We appreciate your feedback. We strive to uphold our standards here at Yamashiro to the best of our abilities regarding food quality and a positive dining experience. If you wish to dine with us again, we can offer you a discount of 25%...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is extremely popular with the 20 - 30 crowd. Food is excellent and very expensive. The meat is Kobey style and really good. Service is poor, but the views are spectacular

1  Thank Dean01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The real draw of yamashiro is the view. It is lovely, especially at dusk (I'm bummed we.missed the sunset.). We went on a Wednesday night and since we arrived early we went to check out the night market, which consisted of a handful of stalls...More

1  Thank ohdonnaoh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant itself is beautiful and worth a visit in itself. In addition, request a window table, and you will see a fabulous evening view of the city! We got to witness the rise of the Supermoon the night we were there! As for the...More

Thank metsfan2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see a lovely sunset (and on Wednesday nights you can shop at the outdoor Night Market) and relax with good views and good food. The menu is eclectic and offers some standard Japanese fare (e.g. sushi rolls) and some unusual items as well...More

Thank OaklandVisit2r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On my recent trip to Los Angeles went to dinner here on a recommendation. Nice views from a sprawling hilltop Restaurant. Noisy and very crowded. Service was adequate and the food was decent but not necessarily special or authentic Japanese. The sashimi salad was good...More

Thank czar13653
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

On the advice of the Birthday celebrant, a party of 6 enjoyed a wonderful celebratory dinner. A beautiful sunset made a for spectacular views. The service was first rate and everybody enjoyed their good. Amongst the dishes ordered was hamachi with jalapeño (appetizer), Waygu beef...More

Thank Sjt64
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Amazing views of city ,great at sunset, good food and good service. Great atmosphere. Beautiful building also.

Thank Carmen J
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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
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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!
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Betty K
25 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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