Yamashiro

4.4
6687 reviews
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$31 to $50
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*Now Serving a Brunch Buffet on Sunday* 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. Our dynamic, culinary team is skilled in creating Asian-inspired Californian fare. From favorites including American wagyu and truffle hamachi to our newest menu items, such as bacon-wrapped sriracha shrimp, guests experience Hollywood in all of its splendor.
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Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Cinco de Brunch-o! We'll be featuring a South of the Border-themed buffet with unique brunch options to make your day extra festive! All-inclusive buffet at $60 adults and $30 kids 10 and under.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Make your Mother's Day special! We have an expanded selection of our brunch, including classic brunch favorites such as Eggs Benedict, cut-to-order prime rib, sushi & raw bar, and fresh-baked pastries. All-inclusive buffet at $60 adults and $30 kids 10 and under.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Make your Father's Day special! We have an expanded selection of our brunch, including classic brunch favorites such as Eggs Benedict, cut-to-order prime rib, sushi & raw bar, and fresh-baked pastries. All-inclusive buffet at $60 adults and $30 kids 10 and under.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 6687 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Food, drinks, view, service - all perfect. Most importantly, I made a mistake booking for the wrong date. The wonderful staff understood and found us a great table. Can’t wait to go again. Perfect night.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful , food was excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Nice view and food!

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MA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It would be more helpful to have kid friendly menu options. My kids didn’t eat anything.

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SB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the view, the food and your incredibly beautiful interior.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The service was super slow and we waited 10-15 minutes even we have a reservation.

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S
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! On our quick little family vacation from Las Vegas and looked up “Places to eat with a view”. This was so worth it. The scenery alone was worth it. Not just the LA view but the restaurants gardens. Our waitress, Trish, was awesome. Gave us the history of Yamashiro and overall was a great waitress. The food was excellent. We tried so many things that she suggested and they were all fabulous. I had the short ribs and they were so tender they fell apart. So flavorful. My husband got the burger, Even though it was a burger it was amazing. My son had sushi and every roll was fresh and delicious. I can’t say enough. We will be back again when we visit again. Worth every penny!!

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AS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We sat out on the patio to enjoy the scenery and be in a quieter location. While the view was nice, we unfortunately didn’t see much of our server because of it. The food was delicious, I had the Malibu roll and thought it was worth every penny. My boyfriend had the pork and spoke wonders of it, though it was a bit pricey ($42) with only arugula w/ light olive oil as the “side”.

We actually saw willem Dafoe which was a nice surprise for the evening as well, and would likely return for drinks and appetizers, sitting inside where we can get a little more attention :)

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LA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were expecting a tourist trap with mediocre food, but were pleasantly surprised by how delicious everything was. It is a loud place - for a more tranquil environment, consider a later reservation.

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TD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just be careful when ordering drinks because they are expensive.

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GC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Yamashiro is beautiful. The 100+ year old building and gardens are beautiful. The sushi was delicious. The service was ok. The music had nothing to do with Japan and was so loud my husband and I could barely hear each other. That, sadly, made the experience a bit disappointing. I’m glad we went, but likely won’t be back.

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F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Location and view was beautiful, service was good... Food was average

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AJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

The overall food was fine although out wagu burgers were overcooked and not medium rare as we ordered. Also, the drinks getting to out table took forever to the point of our waiter apologizing and comping the drinks. The last issue was we ordered 4 salads and only 2 were brought to the table. By the time both our spouces ate the salads our still had not been delivered so we told our waiter to forget them. Certainly not what we would expect for Yamashiro.

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RD
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My experience at Yamashiros was that of a great experience. Customer service was good, the view well it was just spectacular!!! The thing at the least was if I would say negative was our table very small table for two in the corner. However, I would definitely return...

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always nice to visit Yamashiro ‘s!

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D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We noted on our reservation that we were celebrating a special birthday. Staff did not even acknowledge.

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M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been in 10
Years. An LA classic.
Beautiful view
Excellent food.
A little too noisy for me but that’s what happens when there’s tables of women and alcohol. Oh well.

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LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I would recommend it for the view, not the food. The prices are outrageous for what you get. The food is bland. Drinks were weak and expensive. It's a shame because when you spend that much money you should walk out happy and satisfied. Again, the view still makes it a place to take out-of-towners. They are taking advantage of the space but I wish the people who own the place cared more about the food.

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OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great view foods ok

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good service it was very bad and slow the place we were seating the noise level was so loud and crazy people around us they complain to the manager and the changed there table

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food and a picturesque location. A must do, if you enjoy Japanese food, when you're in LA.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date or birthday party! Be ready to open the chekbook as expected!!

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Had to wait 20 mins for our reservation and almost an hour for our food. Food was okay but not amazing. Overpriced for its quality. Server was great but service was slow.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great view, great atmosphere, quite good food, very noisy. A good choice after all.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Incredible view. Fine service. Food was mediocre at best.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant will definitely be going back

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AH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food, service, and decor were excellent, though the former extremely expensive. Easily one of the more expensive meals I've ever had, if not the most expensive. As such, this place can only be a very, very special occasion spot. Plus, given how much I paid, it would've been nice to have a touch more privacy or a lower noise level, or both.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Was very disappointed in the service and where we were seated at for how much they charged for the food which was very mediocre was not impressed and was not happy at all I paid about $170 and the food was worth more like $50

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and so delicious. Our server was so sweet and very helpful. The restaurant was beautiful with an amazing view. We got there 15 mins early and we didn’t wait long. The only downside was that the sushi took long to arrive we were done with our entree and the rest of the food still was not done. But once it arrived so delicious. Also the drinks were so good. Definitely will come back again and with some friends

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P
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. We walked up the hill no sidewalk but a great way to leave noisy Hollywood. It was our date night. Staff from the bar to hostess to waiter were friendly and professional. Great selection of cocktails and sushi.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food is not what I expected. I never know hot pot is like that. And the taste was not good.

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience in Hollywood!! Great food!
My first time in L.A., my son suggested this fine dining restaurant and I am happy I took his advice to try it.

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved this restaurant. They were so kind and we were there for my bestfriends birthday. They were very accommodating when we asked for a window seat and sang happy birthday to her. Food was delicious and you get a reasonable amount. 2nd time I've been there and definitely will come again. AMAZING views btw

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T
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most stunning restaurants in L.A. A real Japanese Palace. Perfect place to take a date or friend from out of town . The view is amazing. Great sticky rice and tuna appetizer and fabulous desserts.

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Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most magical places in L.A. I have had many events here, this time taking someone from out of town. Great food, but the view and whole feel of the place is magnificent.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great. Nice place, great food

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TL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I went to Yamashiro's a few weeks ago & it was amazing! I went back this week, and it was pretty mediocre. We were told that the chef was new. It was very disappointing. Our server was amazing.

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K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Very expensive, but the view looking over LA almost makes you forget the effect on your wallet.

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s
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for date night. Can't wait to come back again!

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AW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service and views!

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