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1999 N. Sycamore Ave. (Franklin Ave.) Send to Phone
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This romantic replica of a Japanese palace in the Hollywood Hills provides a spectacular city view and Cal-Asian dishes.
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4.5 rating over 9 reviews
Dining room at Yamashiro, Hollywood, CA

Yamashiro Restaurant Review

: Who says this Hollywood landmark, built in 1914 as a replica of a Japanese palace, is strictly for tourists? At least once, every Angeleno should take in the spectacular 180-degree view of their fair city from the extravagant hilltop perch. Stroll through the eight-acre Japanese garden, then sip an exotic cocktail while marveling at the glittering lights. For the longest time, Yamashiro was safely recommended only for cocktails, but in recent years the respectable Cal-Asian fare has made it worth sticking around for dinner as well. In addition to sushi and sashimi --- including unique rolls like the Darth Vader roll made with black rice --- the kitchen may turn out such items as Asian baby-back ribs, sesame-crusted ahi, and Kobe beef rib-eye with Japanese plum-red wine reduction. Desserts continue in a similar vein, including yuzu cheesecake and pistachio ice cream-filled profiteroles.

User Ratings & Reviews for Yamashiro
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5 Star View! Excellent Wine.
by Rikki90046 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:02 am
This restaurant is so beautiful and the view is amazing. A must visit for locals and tourists alike. The service is excellent as is the sushi.

They have a nice selection of wines by the glass and the server was very knowledgable when making suggestions.

While the sushi was excellent, the entree was disappointing. We ordered the Spicy & Sweet Shrimp with snow peas, baby corn, and bok choy over steamed rice. If we had ordered it without the sauce, it would have been very good. The sauce was "off". Bitter with a little spice, it was bland, "off" is the only way to describe it. To save the dinner we asked for some Teriyaki sauce to pick up the flavor and give it the sweet, tanginess that the menu description promised.

With the experience over $100 we decided that the view was worth $60 and the dinner $40.

We'll go back. We love the view!!
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