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Yamashiro

4.3
5760 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
Contact Sales & Marketing at ext. 220 or email BrittanyB@YamashiroHollywood.com for more information regarding private events, weddings, or filmings.

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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment

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Special events & promotions
Weddings, Rehearsals, Showers, Social and Corporate Events, and Filmings
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Gift Card
Additional
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 5760 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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4.2
service
4.6
ambience
3.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OzzyOz (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined a day ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Great view, amazing service, good food

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

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Bob38 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

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Vazona 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

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Ryanimay (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

I've dined here for Valentine's Day before, but this year it was terrible. For $125 set price, you would expect some kind of steak choice, but nothing. I had a carrot based appetizer, salad, a few shrimps, an ahi tuna entree, and a red velvet dessert. That is not a value of $125. Previous years were better, and included a delicious and valued steak choice. Somebody in management made a terrible decision this time. And waiting at the valet was an unclassy experience, hearing everyone from customers to actual staff cursing aloud about the slow situation. Highly vulgar environment full of anxiety. Some cars took 2 hours to come back to their owners. Yes, 2 hours. And mine was dreadfully close to that. What happened, Yamashiro? You're better than this. Still, the in-house staff is friendly and efficient, no complaints there. Clearly, they have all the right people working inside, but all the wrong brains making decisions above.

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leob 
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

Waited hour and half for valet to bring my car. I don’t believe in leaving reviews like I’m some critique, but this genuinely sucked. My girlfriend missed work the next day because we left so late.

I won’t leave a yelp review to tarnish your business, but Jesus Christ this sucked. Figure that stuff out, don’t make a logistical nightmare just for revenue. Short term decisions have ruined any future opportunity for me and many others.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

Don’t go there for valentines!!!!!! The portion sizes are ridiculously small, preset menu, overpriced, and food was horrible. The service was bad. We waited forever for our food and car. They were severely understaffed, both in the restaurant and the valet. Plus, no one mentioned to us about the preset $125 per person menu before we actually got there.... and we left hungry!

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Nick 
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

We went for the special Valentine's Day dinner. Had a great time, because we love each other and aren't snobs, but like, you should know -- for $125/person pre-fix, the sushi was supermarket-grade and the service was frankly embarrassing. We ordered a bottle of a unfiltered, nigori sake, they brought us a different bottle of a different kind of sake, and when we asked about it, they said they were out of the one we'd ordered, then brought us a new bottle of a different type of nigori -- when the bill came they charged us for the bottle we didn't order, which was more expensive than the bottle we did order. It was just very slapdash and unprofessional for a $350 dollar dinner. The food was crap and we both felt sick afterwards. Would not recommend.

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julioc 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food is great for Asian food lovers, miss the old oyster shooters etc. this is a japanese place not french. The service was great. Only bad thing was the Valet, horrible waited 2 hours, got my valet fee back but not worth it. Next time I either park myself or not go at all. The restaurant managers helped to get my car and that was the only reason I got it.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was absolutely terrific!! Jordan was kind to us all night and brought us some amazing Valentine’s Day dishes.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

Nobody from Open Table to the lady at Yamashiro that called to get my cc info explained how it was a valentine menu that you could not divert from. My date and I hated everything offered that night. I came for the tempura and babyback ribs, not this boozgy small plates at $125 a person. Waiter told me it was several other tables going thru the same thing. Now we are stuck and not happy. My night sucked!!! Bring the old Yamashiro back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was ok. Overpriced. Probably will not come back.

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mackenziek 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

this place was like super sick. went for a v day date. homeboy got it.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

The sushi was good but everything else was burned! Shrimp was overcooked and the Ahi Tuna with sesami seeds was super dry. The waiter did apologize but they didn't attempt to offer us a new dish or to remake it. Considering the $280 i spent that night, the dinner was definitely was not worth it.

If it wasn't for the environment, I would rate my experience 1 star.

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RayS 
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

We were straight up lied to for Valentine's Day. They called me a few weeks prior and the girl said "it's going to be $125 for Omakase". I had a feeling it would be too good to be true. We showed up and a pre-set menu costing $125 per person. We started with a shot of soup (literally thicksoup in a shot glass), three sad pieces of deep fried shrimp, and a spinach salad heavily drenched in dressing. For the main course we were served 2 rolls of 4 pieces each and 4 pieces of sashimi. For dessert, I had a chocolate flan and my girlfriend chocolate cake (??). Not even sure what it was. It was the only thing that was somewhat tasty. The whole meal might have cost the restaurant $15-20? The sushi rolls tasted like the same ones you would buy at Pavilions or Ralph's. It was sad. And expensive. With a few cocktails, I literally paid $400 for a crappy meal and a nice view.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food and service both fantastic. Our server made great conversation, very friendly and helped make the night memorable. Highly recommend!

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LAfoodie (Miami)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food combined with amazing views. Service was excellent, server was attentive but we did not feel rushed. Sushi quality was good - fresh. Good amount of options on the menu, perhaps a few more vegetarian options would be nice as well.

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