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Yamashiro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.YamashiroHollywood.com
  • Phone: (323) 466-5125
  • Hours of Operation: Dining Room Hours:
    Sunday- Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
    Friday 5:30pm-10:30pm
    Saturday 5pm-10:30pm

    Lounge Hours:
    5pm until close

    Full Lounge Menu:
    Sunday- Thursday 5:00pm 9:30pm
    Friday and Saturday 5:00pm 10:30pm

    Light Fare:
    Sunday- Thursday until 10:30pm
    Friday and Saturday until 11:30pm

    2014 Yamashiro Farmers Market:
    May 22nd to September 4th
    Thursdays, 5pm until 9pm

    Pagoda Bar:
    Weather permitting May to September
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday 5pm until 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Brock Kleweno
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact Sales & Marketing at ext. 222 or email JohnB@YamashiroHollywood.com for more information regarding private events, weddings, or filmings.

  • Entertainment: YAMASHIRO FARMERS MARKET: Outdoor Farmers Market every THURSDAY NIGHT, MAY 22nd through SEPTEMBER 4th from 5PM to 9PM. Come enjoy our landmark location while shopping for the best local and organic produce. Stay and have a drink at our outdoor Pagoda Bar, while listening to live music. And don't miss Chef Brock's cuisine from the Farmers Market Grill. See website for more details.

  • Special Events & Promotions: YAMASHIRO Farmers Market, every Thursday night (5 to 9pm) from May 22nd through September 4th. Sample chef Brock's newest culinary creations and several fantastic wines, all while enjoying our breathtaking view!

    Dine & Ride Hollywood Bowl Shuttle. Skip stack parking and join YAMASHIRO instead! www.dineandride.com for reservations. Dinner and shuttle reservations must be made through Dine & Ride.

    Looking for a hideaway in Hollywood during the Summer? Come to the Pagoda Bar at YAMASHIRO. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from April through September enjoy cocktails and light fare al fresco next to the oldest structure in California--the Yamashiro Pagoda. The Pagoda Bar is the best kept secret in town. Start the night off with a sunset cocktail overlooking Los Angeles from atop the Hollywood Hills!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin Avenue
  • Public Transit: 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.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is $8.00 per vehicle.

A word from Yamashiro
Perhaps the most romantic venue in Southern California, Yamashiro’s unique ambiance of historic tranquility and unparalleled views offer guests a place of serenity high above Los Angeles. Executive chef Brock Kleweno leads a dynamic culinary team in creating Asian-inspired Californian fare. From favorites including American wagyu and truffle hamachi to our newest menu items, such as pistachio salmon, guests experience Hollywood in all of its splendor.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "For my birthday this year my son (29)and I (72) went to Yamashiro, where I had not been for over 10 years. The views were as spectacular as ever, the property is really well maintained,....and...the best surprise of all since my son is a foodie, THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING in every way. Both of us plan to go back again...and frequently."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "The food quality and menu used to much more impressive than it used to be. The new food menu has a few items on there are can be fit for special occasions, but the Wagyu meat quality isn't very special at all. Very low grade wagyu. Then the lamp chop is a decent lamp chop, for the most part, it takes out the gamy flavor of lamb, but it doesn't do anything to it. I've had better lamp chop at the Yardhouse. Then filet mignon, it's nice, not my favorite cut because it lacks flavor. So what else is there left on the menu? Sushi and rolls. Traveling up that hill for sushi and rolls? If that's really the case, then please take steak completely off the menu. If it's on the menu, at Yamashiro, I expect it to be REALLY good. Not just "meh"."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "There is nothing bad about this place. Loved everything about this place! The outside garden with bar is a nice touch. Tried the orange lobster and Himalayan Waygu? You literally cook the meat on a slab of Himalayan salt! SO SOFT AND JUICY! And they remembered that it was our annvand gave us another free dessert. Chocolate coffee Brownie. Very good! But then again I'm a huge chocolate and coffee fan. -.- But skip the sushi dessert. It was just meh."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Everyone raves about the view, which is completely justified. I was expecting decent food, but was blown away by how great everything was. Yes, the view is spectacular (especially after sun down), but the food is worthy of praise, as well. We ordered the kurobuta pork carnitas and crisscut fries as an appetizer, the american wagyu steak and jidori chicken breast as entrees, and the strawberry filled doughnuts as dessert. Everything was delicious and expertly prepared."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The view from Yamashiro's is breath taking...... In a clear day. Try to go on a Sunday evening. Less traffic and little to no smog!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "food and service were delicious. They brought a complimentary cake for my sons birthday which I had mentioned. Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We live in S. Diego and this was our 2nd visit to Yamishiro. Our 1st we celebrated our 15th anniversary and this visit a family member's 30th. Both times we had a fabulous experience. I made reservations at 7:00 pm to catch the sunset, but we got stuck in the Hollywood Bowl concert traffic. I called once to let them know we were stuck in traffic and again for directions. The receptionist was very calming and assured us of getting seated. She also gave me excellent directions to the restaurant. We finally arrived at 7:45 and were immediately seated at a window with a beautiful view of the surrounding area. We missed the sunset, but the ambience was still incredible while the food and service was exceptional making the evening perfect."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "They were expecting us and congratulated us a party of 6 upon arrival the staff was great our server Robert was knowledgable friendly and completely understood how important it was for me to have a great celebration. He got us in and out in 2 hours timed all food perfectly and was just an awesome person. The food was really good to excellent and served perfectly the only knock I would say is that the desserts need a little more detail a flavor not bad but just average. The view of LA is one of the best I've seen WoW We will be back thanks for the memories"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "This place is worth the trip on a special occasion. The views, grounds, and structure itself are like nothing else I've seen--an ancient Asian palace, well kept, intricate, stunning and expansive. The food did not seem to match the standard set by the ambiance--it was just "fine", especially for the price. You definitely pay for the eye show, not for a dance with the palate. Our server was just slightly spacey, but very nice and helpful--and patient--with our large party."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Hello booked a reservation and the hostess was rude and sat people that came after me before me. Took 30 minutes past my reservation to be seated and that was after I reminded the hostess several times. Overpriced restaurant for the type of service you receive."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I was disappointed, because I had been there before, and things have changed for the worst. The service was slow and the waiter forgot to bring me the beer I asked for, the food was mediocre and they lacked two of my favorite desserts. Besides, they gave up the kimonos of the hostesses, and this was nice touch, I don't understand why they changed this for a modern attire. Bottom line, I will not return, sorry."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My first but not last time at yamashiro, that food was BOMB.COM!!! Our server recommended the perfect Pinot wine with our steaks. Just a tad bit pricey, but WELL worth it! Can't wait to go back and try the sushi and something different."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I wanted to give a special friend an amazing memory of Los Angeles so I took them to Yamashiro. The view, the service, the food, the ambiance was simply amazing. I would highly recommend a special evening at this great establishment."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The hostesses were not very welcoming. Even when I called to confirm my reservation the conversation with whomever answered the phone was very "whatever." I would expect more from this restaurant especially considering their prices and their history. Once we arrived the hostesses seemed to be distracted by other issues, never really smiled or seemed welcoming. Just come in and go to your table. Great what a way to celebrate your anniversary and spend $200 for 2 people."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We hosted a group of friends from Montana, some of whom had never been to LA. A Saturday evening walk on Hollywood Blvd. followed by dinner at Yamashiro just blew their minds!!! Yamashiro is a special LA place. It has maybe the best view of any LA restaurant. The food has a reputation for mediocrity, but all our meals were surprisingly good. One standout was the salt-block steak. A gimmick for sure, but mine was REALLY good. Also outstanding was the jidori chicken, it was perfectly cooked and presented well. There are better places for food in LA, but we'll be back whenever we have visitors who want the Hollywood experience. Yamashiro never fails to impress!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "A unique location, great view, great food and drink, great service. Perfect for a romantic evening, gathering with locals or sharing some of the Hollywood scene with out -of-town visitors."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a great time. Food and service were wonderful."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The dinner was great. Food was good. The server is who made the night and the service! I never had to ask for more water or wait on the server or servers! His personality was amazing! Super fun! He even showed us how to refold the napkins! It was great....except that we were seated by the kitchen entrance and were continuously doused with light that took the ambiance away from the night."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went for a romantic birthday dinner. It was perfect"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Spectacular views of Los Angeles from both the gardens and the restaurant itself. The usage we had was prepared perfectly and the salt plate was a real delicacy. The salt plate is unique and cooks the meat exactly as you want it with perfect seasoning! This is a mist try if you've never had it."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It is a nice place. Have very nice gardens. Our table was not with the nicest view. The dining room is not fancy at all. The menu es quite limited as well as the wine list. The food was excellent. Outstanding. Everything was so good. The best was the Seafood Hot Pot and the lobster with risotto. Both excellent. The wine list is short but they have very good wines in different price levels. Our Chardonnay Satgs leap was perfect with our meal. Service is good. No superb but good. A place to go many times."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Beautiful place to impress out of town era or a first date. The view is incredible and the food fantastic."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Christopher was an amazing waiter who made a great meal even more pleasurable. The food was wonderful, the service even better."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food and view was amazing! The only thing I have to complain about was the food taking 50 minutes to get to our table. I understand if it's backed up it will take a while, but our waitor never came to our table within those 50 minutes. Eventually I had to ask a busboy for a manager. As soon as I asked him he went to the back to check on the food and I guess it had been waiting for us. Luckily it was still warm. At the end they have us a brownie with ice cream for me and my girlfriends 2 year anniversary! Best service I've seen when not waiting for our food!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Without a doubt the best meal we had whilst in Los Angeles! I had the Black cod and smores brownie and they were divine. The beautiful views topped of a fantastic evening."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The servers were nice enough but it seemed like no one knew what they were doing and didn't care. We were a basic party of four. We ordered two appetizers to share and when we ordered entrees, one of us ordered a selection from the appetizer menu as an entree and asked that it be brought as an entrée. The waiter seemed to understand that simple request. It came with the appetizers anyway. When we tried to tell the server that it was early, he left it on the table and walked away. Then when the entrees came later, one was missing. Again, the server walked away when we mentioned we were short an entrée. The waiter said it would be out in a minute. It came more than 5 minutes later with never an explanation or apology from anyone."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We booked a table for 9pm but had to wait 10mns to get seated. After waiting another 20mns to get someone to help, our waiter took the order just to get back to us 10mns later saying the kitchen was closed and we couldn't get the entrees we ordered... Kitchen closing at 9.30pm at the Yamashiro??? That should be said when you can book a table for 9pm... To be honest the food was not as bad as I've remembered from the previous visit. And we got 3 appetizers that were offered but still, this shouldn't not happen. View is amazing but it feels like a 'tourists' trap where you should only go when friends are in town and have a drink by the bar..."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I knew we were in trouble when it took 20 minutes to get drinks. After we ordered I looked at my watch, our food took 50 minutes to arrive. I'm not asking for much, but a Monday night dinner for 3 doesn't need to be 2 1/2 hours long"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Very disapointed in the food quality and service. Money would be much better spent elsewhere."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Terrible service. Ruined my 21st birthday. Manager tried to make up for it by comping valet ($16). Found out later that any server can validate valet parking for any guests."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The best sushi and the best lamb racks I have ever had."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We were looking for a beautiful place to take some friends from out of town for dinner. Yamashiro came to mind. We had been to the little weekly market and always wanted to try it. Taste wise the food isn't the best in LA but it was good. Unfortunately, their service SUCKS! Our waiter was terrible. He was too busy joking around with the hostess up front to come take our order and then would disappear. He didn't want to sell us the menu or answer any questions about it and never mind ordering drinks...those refills never came. Thank God for that view or we would have got up and left. Its too bad because that place is so beautiful, it should be a hot spot. I would say come in for a drink and appetizer, get the best of that view and leave!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Took my kids to "the garden" to see a filthy water feature in the form of a small stream filled with dead crayfish. Was seated in the area with a view of the city. Carpeting was dirty and the seats were very old and worn. The dress code not enforced. The server provided no insight or recommendations on the menu, I had to request refills on my soft drink, and the food was bland at best. In between the main course and dessert, the plates were picked up but the table was never cleaned of crumbs; there were plenty, we had our children with us. Walked out of a mediocre dinner experience only to be greeted by an $8 valet charge despite the $$$ price tag for dinner. Forgettable food with bad service. Not worth the view as far as I'm concerned"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "A place where I like to go celebrating special occasions or when have guests from out of town and want to show them nice view of LA And invite them for a good meal and fab time. This place is the ace to go ."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Outstanding place to dine to celebrate any occasion . The food, service, and atmosphere can't be beat."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "For $150 for 2 people it should have been a lot better. Lamb chop special lacked flavor, a $43 filet mignon with potato way overpriced, restaurant noisy because they pack you in like sardines. Pretty place, excellent views and good service but if the food doesn't hold up then I just feel ripped off. I would go back to sit down by the pagoda and have appetizers and a cocktail only any other time."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had a reservation but we were seated 40min late. There were also at least 4 tables that were open and not filled during the wait time. Once seated, our waiter took a long time to take our order. One of the appetizers never came. After the main courses came the waiter asked, "did you ever get your crunch roll?" because clearly he wasn't paying attention. He then asked "do you want me to take that off the check;" a very odd question since I don't know anyone who likes to pay for food (or service) they don't receive. This place gets rated as romantic, but it's actually fairly noisy, and the decor is cheap wood paneling and carpet, nothing befitting the beautiful exterior or entryway."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Got engaged here on 8th August...perfect venue for the proposal."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Exceptional location. Magnificient skyline of the city. Feel free to give carte blanche your server to discover an escalation of flavors that makes the whole quite a culinary experience. They know what they are talking about. A must while you are in L.A. !!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I've dinned at this restaurant before and was really look ing forward to eating there again but it was not as pleasant as I expected it to be. Considering I drove three from the OC and bc of traffic it took me forever to get there I walk in only to hear : "We dont have a table right! What? Id called and informed them I be late! So after 20 min the lame host sat me at some table with where I got less then decent service with ok food. Not worth it never again."
    Dined on 8/6/2014