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1999 N. Sycamore Ave. (Franklin Ave.) Send to Phone
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This romantic representation of a Japanese palace in the Hollywood Hills provides a spectacular city view.
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Yamashiro, Hollywood, CA

Yamashiro Restaurant Review

: Yamashiro is open under new operators. The restaurant continues to offer California-inspired Asian cuisine, but now the food is based on fresh ingredients, including fresh fish brought in daily, hormone-free beef and Hokkaido scallops flown in from Japan. Executive chef Christophe Bonnegrace will implement several innovative food and beverage concepts. Expect the addition of amenities such as a sushi bar, robata grill, a teppanyaki grill and a new lounge. Guests can look forward to seeing the same staff members and some fresh d├ęcor soon. From its hilltop perch, Yamashiro offers sweeping views from the world-famous Hollywood Sign to downtown to the ocean. This romantic representation of a Japanese palace was originally built in 1914 to house the Asian artifacts collection of the Bernheimer brothers. (The extravagant edifice, which has been designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #921, supposedly inspired a local fascination with the Far East that led to the creation of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.) Stroll through the Japanese gardens and admire the large Buddha statue. The two-story restaurant encompasses a bar area, private events space upstairs, and a garden courtyard that provides outdoor dining (unless it's serving as a wedding venue). Tables by the windows are highly sought-after, but the tiered dining room has some comfortable booths farther back that still get a glimpse of the view.

User Ratings & Reviews for Yamashiro
Average rating    3
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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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