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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” (112 reviews)
“black cod” (24 reviews)
“wagyu steak” (8 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 23 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 23 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
Reviewed 19 August 2014

don't expect to be treated with respect. This place is run by some college kids who knows nothing about customer service. I reserved a window table and after waiting 30 min for an open table, I got seated inside the restaurant. I mentioned that I...More

Thank diego l
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

This is definitely the place to go for dinner if youre on holiday or want to impress someone, with probably the best view of LA and the nicest service with cheap prices I loved it son much, and the sushi was amazing.

Thank Juan I
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Everything at Yamashiro was perfect. To go step-by-step, we started with cocktails (Moscow Mules in authentic, beautifully carved copper mugs), and ordered the pork appetizer... INCREDIBLE, could have had a whole meal of this, DEFINITELY try it!! Then moved on with a bottle of Albarino...More

Thank KBeth00
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

I just went here for the first time in my life last weekend. It was a suprise date night with my boyfriend and he wanted to take me somewhere I had never been before. The drive up alone was an experience. One way street all...More

Thank TammyJean315
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Atmosphere: Asian decor with almost every table overlooking the LA skyline. Very awesome. The indoor was a bit stuffy. Food: the sushi was good but not anything you couldn't get at a good sushi place. The spicy baby back ribs were good and the black...More

Thank Tree95
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had a reservation, but wanted to sit in the bar, and not at high top tables (uncomfortable for seniors), but although there were standard height tables available, they said they were too swamped in the bar area that evening (they also had a wedding...More

Thank Sharlene T
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The food was proper delicious. All of our group really enjoyed their food. The steak I had was cooked to perfection and the jus helped finish it off. The wine I had was a great match to both my entree and mains. Service form the...More

Thank Robert H
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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
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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