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For 2
7:00 PM
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5775 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Scenic View (102)
  • Romantic (91)
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Asian, Contemporary Asian
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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
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Phone number
(323) 466-5125
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Contact Sales & Marketing at ext. 220 or email for more information regarding private events, weddings, or filmings.

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Cross street
Franklin Avenue
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Parking details
Valet is $10.00 per vehicle.

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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.
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Special events & promotions
Weddings, Rehearsals, Showers, Social and Corporate Events, and Filmings
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 5775 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I said to the restaurant that the dinner is for a happy belatde birthday of my girlfriend, and so the staff served a cake for us at the end of the dinner. Great Thanks!!

vipKathrynJ (Houston)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful grounds and view. The sampler platter was greasy, wish it had something grilled vs all fried, sea bass delicious, the mussels were dry with a thick curry sauce which was not as luscious as a broth. The mussels got cold & congealed in that thick Coconut sauce would have preferred a lemongrass broth to keep them moist & warm. Sashimi tako was very good as was the Sashimi Hamachi w/ truffle. The Lychee martinis were very tasty but we had to have the second round remade since they were too sweet. The ambiance can’t be beat but I think some of the food needs improvement. And I never understand when food comes out before drinks if drinks are ordered first.

3.0  Dined 6 days ago

When our waitress found out we were not going to get the 249.00 dish, her demeanor changed. We weren't given napkins and questions were met with a cold and off putting energy. Overall great venue, great view, unfortunately that night the service was not up to par

1.0  Dined 6 days ago

While you can't deny the ambiance and views that Yamashiro has to offer, our night was inexplicably ruined by our very rude and curt server. I don't think I have issues with servers in general, and having friends who work in this industry, I am empathetic when nights are busy. Unfortunately, this night was not very busy at all, and my girlfriend, whose Valentine's day we were celebrating and who is also Vegan, wanted to start with the sample platter as it had both vegan and non-vegan options. When it came out, we saw the spring vegetarian rolls were missing and wanted to ask our server if it was missing. We waited around 10 minutes before our server came back who finally told us that they were out - this seems like something you could'e mentioned beforehand and we would've ordered something that would allow her diet. Also, we had to ask other servers to get our server because she would take 10-15 minutes to come back to our table and not refill our water at all. Honestly, I don't mind if you're busy, but there was only 3 other tables around us with people. I really didn't feel welcome. In the end, when I went to pay the bill, the server brought my card back saying it was declined. I've had this happen with my card before and asked her to manually enter it, but she didn't take my check and instead went off for another 5-10 minutes before coming back, going back to manually enter my card (shocker it worked!), and coming back. I really want to give this place another chance as the hosts, the valet, and the general food and ambiance were mildly great, but I don't think I've ever felt uncomfortable from a server until this experience.

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Our waitress Stephanie provided us with excellent service. The sushi boat was exquisite as well as the ambience. We were seated in the garden area as requested. The staff greeted us immediately and seated us upon arrival. My girlfriend and I couldn't have been happier with the overall experience, except we will be skipping the cocktails next time as they contained too much alcohol.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing!! Great food and great views overlooking the city!

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018


5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

yummy food with the Impeccable service,Elegant environment for people dating or anniversary.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We arrived two hours early for our 9:30 reservation. The Host was MOST gracious in setting us up in the bar, offering first drink gratis, since it was a birthday celebration.
The female bartender was fabulous, with a perfect amount of attention and friendliness, while leaving us to enjoy each other and the surrounding authentic decor.
At our own pace, we finally decided to move on to dinner, at the sushi bar, and were delighted with everything offered by Sushi Chef Extraordinaire' "Kenny." He also kept a perfect demeanor of friendliness and professionalism, while letting us be, as well.
Then, the staff gathered to sing a very soft low-volume "Happy Birthday" to my Sweetheart, who had announced "no birthday songs" at our arrival.
So, our evening was PERFECT ... and Yamashiro has won our hearts! Thank you!

OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We weren’t happy with the quality of the food the California Tempura Roll taste like nasty old cooking oil seems the oil they used to cook it very OLD. They probably keep on repeating using the oil every day and same thing with the Calamari. The steak taste very plain and the Asian ribs smelled like very sour we didn’t even eat it. I lost my appetite just smelling it. Not worth it for paying too much for it. I hope we get refunded for being un satisfied customer plus this is our first time there we should at least enjoy our meal.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Yamashiro is always a favorite of ours to celebrate special occasions. The view is simply amazing and the food consistently good. What really makes it for us too is the service. The servers are friendly, knowledgeable, and really create a fun, upbeat atmosphere!

OzzyOz (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Katya was amazing, food was great. Worth what we paid for. Bar id's generous. Sliders are delicious. Will definitely come back for the boat.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Everything was delicious! I recommend the spicy tuna roll and the black cod.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great view, amazing service, good food

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great environment and service, but the food was not what it is made up to be. I give the food 6/10

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I am so happy that this historic Resturant was not torn down and replaced with something else. The view was phenomenal & the service was exceptional.

Bob38 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We have gone to Yamashiros for several of our wedding anniversaries. They always give us a table with a great view and recognize our special event. In addition to the great good and service these small touches keep us coming back

Vazona (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Average food quality. You go there for the LA night scene so don't expect quality food. Ordered sashimi but we have to specially request for ginger. (hmm??)
Ordered a dessert with ginger ice-cream but we were only served with a vanilla ice-cream instead. The waitress did not even inform us that they ran out of ginger ice-cream (???). Only when we made additional queries and then she revealed the vanilla ice-cream. Well, we felt kind of being 'cheated' in a high end restaurant.. Very disappointed instead.. This should be my first and my last visit.

5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great place to take your date on a fancy adventure !

1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Terrible Terrible Terrible that's all I have to say about Yamashiro. Went for Valentine's day and had the worst possible night, food portions extremely small off the set menu, was rushed the whole time in and out of the restaurant in less than 40 minutes and had to wait an hour and a half for valet to bring the car out only decent part was our waiter, everyone else just rude valet even gave attitude when I asked what's taking so long to bring my car out and told me to walk to it if I really wanted to get it