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About 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. 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 pistachio salmon, guests experience Hollywood in all of its splendor.

1999 North Sycamore Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Asian, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room Hours:
Sunday- Thursday 5pm-11pm
Friday- 5pm-12am
Saturday 5pm-12am

Lounge Hours:
5pm until close

Pagoda Bar:
Weather permitting late May to early September
Thursday-Sunday 5pm until 10pm

Cross Street:
Franklin Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 466-5125

Website:
http://www.yamashirohollywood.com/

Entertainment:

Catering:
Contact Sales & Marketing at ext. 222 or email NicoleG@YamashiroHollywood.com for more information regarding private events, weddings, or filmings.

Parking Details:
Valet is $10.00 per vehicle.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, Rehearsals, Showers, Social and Corporate Events, and Filmings

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Thank you for choosing Yamashiro. This day will be a preset 5 course menu of $150 per person. Details to come. Sorry for delay, Happy Valentine's Day.

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Private Dining

Yamashiro's history as a 100-year old home-turned-restaurant has offered a picturesque backdrop for weddings, special events, and filmings/photoshoots for decades.

Yamashiro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (98)
Romantic (88)
Good for a Date (81)
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Special Occasion (76)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Worth the Drive (50)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Fun (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Authentic (18)
Cozy (18)
Hot Spot (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (13)
Healthy (12)
People Watching (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Spicy (8)
Great Beer (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Waterfront (4)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The sushi was fresh and the view of course was fantastic. The valet service is a joke so think about leaving your car down the hill somewhere and calling an Uber instead. $10 plus tips only to get my brand new car back with a ding in the door and this was on a slow night so god only knows how much damage occurs on a weekend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

So far one of the best restaurants of the year for me love it 🐷🐼🐮🦁🦁

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food and outstanding service.

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·Dined 7 days ago

We arrived and enjoyed the view up to the restaurant and our excitement grew in anticipation of the dining experience. Upon arriving we couldn't believe the views and then found a place to sit and take them all in before the restaurant opened for brunch.

Once in the restaurant we were sadly disappointed to find out that the buffet brunch no longer existed and they changed the brunch menu and now had a set menu that consisted of limited options. We ordered a typical breakfast that we could had ordered at our usual breakfast spot close to home. It was tasty however but still a typical breakfast!

This was our first visit and the dinner menu may be totally different but I don't believe we will be returning.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great view and fun place , food was horrible , they were extremely busy as most of the Reataurant was rented out For a wedding . So the service was poor . It was very expensive for poor food . We did have a great time as we were with good people and it’s a lovely looking unique place with amazing views . But do not go here for the food . Be prepared to be disappointed and don’t expect much . You will have a good time . Parking was a DISASTER , valet was struggling

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Starters were all deep fried crap so we left before the entrees

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Awesome spot!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I came here for my birthday and had a wonderful time. The food we ordered was really good and bottles of wines paired well with our meals. I totally recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Live Music
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Originally was supposed to have reservations at La Prime to celebrate my bday, my boyfriend and I but it was booked. Thank God open table recommended me Yamishiro Restaurant. Our first time here. Everything about it was exceptional. Alex our waiter was the best! We ordered dinner for 2 which consisted of Lobster, Ribeye Steak, Shrimp, Potatoes of variety, Mushrooms, Squash and Artichokes. So tasty! A bit pricy but well worth it! View was amazing!! We will be coming back again. Thank you Yamishiro Restaurant for a night to remember.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Came here for my husbands birthday and you had to pull teeth just for a Coke.
Management tried to make it better but the Malibu employees were just too stuck up while at work to fix anything . Will let me friends and family know not to dine here just to stop by for the views ....

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service, wish the food was better.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Ive been to this place a few times. Friends get together and special occassions. First time to celebrate a birthday this weekend. Good food as usual, worth the price. Only one difference when celebrating Bday with other restaurants we’ve been to is that there’s no complimentary desert or anything for celebrating the birthday though we were ask as we sat on the table what’s the occassion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great Views and excellent food. Bar staff and waiters went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied. Spring roll appetizers were incredible and the seared ahi tuna was amazing. Be sure to see the views and gardens after dinner.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

By far the best sushi I’ve ever had. The service was outstanding and the view of the city cannot be beat (imagine Griffith observatory with sushi).
I chose this restaurant for the first dinner with my boyfriend on our vacation and we were not disappointed. He is a young cook and I put a note about his passion for food in our reservation. The chef was kind enough to stop by the table and he even gave us a quick tour of the kitchens.
OH! And there was tableside magic!! It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I look forward to dining again in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

food is really so so, and the service of waitress should be improved. The waitress is kinda astute and make us confused. and it's noisy in it. so bad.
however it has a good scenic view.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

The place was great. I came for an anniversary and my gf loved it. Food was good, service was good. Food was pricey but it was worth it. I didn't like how small the appetizers were though.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was amazing and the customer service was great. Me and my boyfriend would definitely go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The view was worth the price of the dinner. The sushi was good (but not great. I was expecting Sugarfish level good, but it was nothing a local sushi joint couldn't whip up). The kobe beef was what made the dining experience special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always beautiful and delicious. A treasure in the Hollywood Hills.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Spicy
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was a bucket list item for a great friend of mine in her 70's. The disappointment was almost in the beginning when she realized the grounds aren't as lush or as maintained as she viewed on pictures. They are scheduled to open at 11am on Sunday's for brunch, the manager didn't open the door until 11:04, come on guys! It made it worse when he wasn't happy to see customers & seemed as if he'd just woke up! The website posts a wonderful brunch menu w/options like prime rib & a buffet w/lots of breakfast options, we went in hungry & saved our appetites for the occasion. We were greeted w/a brunch menu w/little options & no prime rib & definitely no buffet or carving station. Jordan, our eager & pleasant server let us know they stopped the buffet brunch menu months ago & the website is catching up, really Yamashiro! ? To make matters worse, I had to piece-meal my brunch to create a worthwhile breakfast! About $35 worth for bacon & eggs! To say it was a disappointment would be an understatement! I felt horrible for my friend, she saves every penny for these outings & looks forward to them like a child to Disneyland. You've got to do better...I definitely will share my poor experience w/everyone!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was too expensive and tasted awful! It was a special birthday which they did not acknowledge. It was a very cold atmosphere and we were treated like outsiders. I would not return.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very beautiful restaurant. Romantic and intimate. Went there for my anniversary and my girlfriend loved it.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Overpriced and underwhelming. Too bad, as it has great views of Hollywood. Go spend your money at Nobu instead.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We celebrated our son's 23rd birthday and although we had an hour drive to get there, it was worth it! Yamashiro's location and history make it a great restaurant to spend a special evening with special people while connecting to the history of Hollywood. We all agreed that this was a fun and different dining experience. We also enjoyed the entre selections and the sushi.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The view and food were great!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I proposed to my girlfriend here. It was the perfect view/setting, and food was delicious! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a romantic evening overlooking all of Hollywood.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Celebrated our friends enhancement

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service ( Pete) great food, drinks, views. I had a great night here and enjoyed the food.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love this place. Good food, good drinks, and amazing view.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good food, perfect view, outstanding service

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The view is incredible and the food was delicious. They did a wonderful job restoring this old Hollywood gem! Great for a birthday or special occasion, did not disappoint. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent and liked that the French chef welcomed us and made us feel welcomed. His sea food is superb and I do not eat much of it these days so I am critical . This was as I said Amazing. The entire experience was grand from everyone.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The view here is always spectacular! My friends and I came here for a little night happy hour which apparently is non existent. It's pretty, the food is just ok. This is definitely all about the view.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful experience, and ambience , food and music which my love enjoyed all was on point .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overpriced - over $100/head for weak drinks, limited menu, prices way too high for entrees as served. Best value is sushi/sashimi, which are fresh and nicely presented. The view has always been the attraction at Yamashiro, but that won't be enough to get us back. I'd rather pick up take-out sushi, a bottle of wine, and park on a Mulholland overlook for a night-time picnic. Service was fine.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our first time dinning in Yamashiro, however, I was not impressed at all. First, most of our dishes were not as good as we expected. They were over priced. Second, the service was not that great neither. Table was not bused even when the desserts were presented. Third, the ventilation was not working well, we could smell the smoke from other tables' dishes. Overall, I didn't get a feeling that I was dinning in a fine dinning restaurant. There was only one thing that was worth to mention is the city light view.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My wife and I went to Yamashiro for our wedding day dinner. They didn't have real champagne, just a sparkling wine. The salad was good and we shared a 16 oz ribeye with a nice assortment of vegetables for $70. The steak was a little grisly, but pretty good for the most part. We had green tea ice cream and a chocolate 'souffle' which was just a lava cake with vanilla ice cream. The service was OK, but he catered mainly to the larger tables around us. The best part was the view of LA and taking pictures.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Birthday party

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Super accommodating! Can't beat the ambiance! They sat me and my gf at the best corner table in LA!

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 (London)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing location looking over LA but we were seated out the back which did not capture any of this. Food was only average, the menu is really dated and the food is just standard. Our waitress was very professional and attentive

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