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Yamashiro Hollywood

Yamashiro Hollywood

Sushi Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
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    LINDA S.
    "Love the Darth Vader roll."(4 Tips)
    Alena T.
    "Beautiful view of the city.You should try brownies with marshmallow"(55 Tips)
    Bollare
    "when the Pagoda Bar"(3 Tips)
    Sydney W.
    "Salt Plate Wagyu is amazing."(2 Tips)
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  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    Perched in the Hollywood Hills, Yamashiro, was once a private estate with polished gardens, and has been open to the public, as a Japanese restaurant, for over three decades. Read more
  • michael d.heart icon on user image
    michael deveroJanuary 11, 2015
    The Miso Soup and Crunchy Chicken appetizers are outstanding! The Miso Soup is probably the best in the world and the chicken is delicious. The view from the restaurant is a must see.
    Upvoted 1 hour ago
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurJune 2, 2016
    The classic eatery overlooks the Magic Castle and Hollywood Boulevard; from the cocktail lounge, indulge while watching ribbons of twinkling lights below. Read more
  • Abbey K.heart icon on user image
    Abbey KeckJune 3, 2021
    The Kobayashi cocktail (replace tequila with vodka) is a great starter. Then get the waygu beef skewers if you eat red meat. Definitely get the Dragon and the Fiery Dragon rolls.
  • Offbeat L.A.heart icon on user image
    Offbeat L.A.January 28, 2016
    Opened 1960. Fine Japanese-style dining. Building constructed in 1914, with romantic views and L.A.’s oldest structure- a 600 year-old pagoda.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroDecember 2, 2012
    Love this cozy fusion Japanese restaurant in the hills of Hollywood. The food is delicious and creative; even if you aren't hungry having a cocktail at night is a must. What a view!
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuJanuary 27, 2019
    It’s a gorgeous spot, both interior and exterior for the LA lights view. The food itself isn’t amazing, pretty white washed. Parking is $10 valet and you don’t really have other options.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LeeJune 18, 2012
    A very romantic place! You should try and get a seat besides the window so you can look at the view while you dine. For dessert, try the strawberry doughnut dessert or the ice cream cookie sandwich!
  • Stacy B.heart icon on user image
    Stacy Bo BacyAugust 6, 2018
    Make a reservation to visit around sunset. Go for the view and a sushi roll, but skip all the mixed drinks.
  • Manish H.
    Manish HittalmaniApril 29, 2016
    Go there before this landmark closes for good! Great views of Hollywood and the rest of LA! Looks especially nice at night
  • Joy A.
    Joy AllenMay 23, 2011
    The best view in Los Angeles! Great food and drinks too! I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, it turned out even better than I had planned. I highly recommend going here :)
  • Dmitry K.heart icon on user image
    Dmitry KuznetsovJuly 11, 2016
    Very nice place, friendly personal, great view!!
  • Jenn
    JennNovember 7, 2011
    Great Japanese food, with an awesome Hollywood view. It's expensive and hard to get to - since it's located near the Hollywood Bowl. Try the Darth Vader roll.
  • y c.
    y contentAugust 26, 2011
    Great view, great food, great prices. Hit the Pagoda Bar and check out the garden area. Farmer's Market 5pm-9pm on Thursdays. Lamb & Maine Lobster were succulent^2
  • Fatma G.heart icon on user image
    Fatma GencNovember 20, 2015
    We had a great menu with sushi. Wagyu wasnt that special and desserts were not so. But the view is worth it!
  • Bollare
    BollareNovember 27, 2012
    Perfect ambience for a date spot with yummy food and cocktails, especially during the summer when the Pagoda Bar is open. –Sophie
  • Hillary N.heart icon on user image
    Hillary NoelleApril 13, 2015
    Great view but bad for vegetarians. Almost no options for non-meat eaters. Dessert and wine were great. Cook indoor garden area.
  • Ana V.heart icon on user image
    Ana VitikMarch 18, 2015
    The loveliest place. They are more than happy to make you a vegan roll which is not on the menu :)
  • Noura Aheart icon on user image
    Noura AAugust 25, 2016
    An open restaurant with a Japanese garden in the middle friendly staff and an excellent service
  • Nidhi K.heart icon on user image
    Miso cod and wagyu yakitora very good, also like baked lobster roll and chef val, white dragon
  • Jessica
    JessicaApril 19, 2010
    I'm not a sushi person but my friends raved about how great it was. The view of the city is AMAZING. And the ice cream - cookie sandwich is the best dessert I've ever had, you have to order it.
  • Sydney W.heart icon on user image
    Sydney WilliamsOctober 12, 2014
    Salt Plate Wagyu is amazing. Ask for Nader, best service ever, super attentive.
  • Georban
    GeorbanJanuary 30, 2013
    This place is all about the view, because is awesome. But unfortunately, I was very disappointed with the food, especially sushi. Recomendado para disfrutar con amigos en LA. 
  • Yvette B.
    Yvette BetancourtJune 24, 2014
    Best sushi restaurant with killer views! You can't go wrong coming here during the day or night.
  • Kate M.
    Kate MorganMarch 25, 2013
    Come on a Thursday for the farmers market. Stay for drinks on the patio overlooking the city. No other place like it.
  • BestOf
    BestOfDecember 27, 2011
    All of the above at Yamashiro, a decent Japanese restaurant and drinking establishment blessed with an absolutely incredible setting. Read more
  • Cindy S.heart icon on user image
    Cindy SinJanuary 7, 2013
    Himalayan salt stake cooked at your table, Darth Vader roll, sake, s'mores and a great view. Nice Sunday date place.
  • Abdullah O.
    Abdullah OAugust 14, 2013
    Great location great food, make sure to sit by the windows to enjoy the city view
  • Sam W.heart icon on user image
    Sam WingMay 13, 2015
    Incredible view, inventive menu. Walk up from Hollywood to EARN your meal.
  • Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale'sAugust 18, 2010
    Picture this: you’re perched atop a hill, sitting in a poolside pagoda-style bar, the twinkling lights of LA spread before you like a sea of jewels. How do you say “romantic” in Japanese?
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 11, 2010
    Treat yourself to a little farmer’s market action on one of the prettiest hilltops in Hollywood. Then keep the night going with some dinner and cocktails from the Pagoda Bar as the sun goes down. Read more
  • Ken
    KenApril 8, 2013
    The food is good (not stellar), but not traditional Japanese. Remember to carry $15 in cash to take care of valet parking.
  • ZenFoodsterheart icon on user image
    ZenFoodsterOctober 3, 2015
    Celebrated my big 4-0 @ this old Hollywood haunt w/ my best LA friends. Come for the drinks, grounds & sunset views but not for the pricey food.
  • Raymond T.
    Raymond ToMay 25, 2017
    Happy Hour from 6pm to 8pm
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DuBoisNovember 30, 2013
    Ask for table near window. The service is excellent and the food great. NOT cheap.
  • Stacey T.
    Stacey ToddSeptember 1, 2011
    get there by sunset, and watch the city glow during magic hour! grand food, ambiance, drinks patrons and service :D
  • Katrina
    KatrinaJanuary 27, 2015
    Food is not great and it is expensive here but you are here for the atmosphere and the killer view. Great for dates.
  • Monica P.heart icon on user image
    Monica PatrickNovember 7, 2017
    It was ok. Not too many items to choose from if you are strict vegan/ vegetarian.
  • Jessie L.
    Jessie LeeSeptember 10, 2014
    The lobster and the NZ lamb were badly overlooked. The sushi and sashimi were fresh. Overall the main dishes were quite disappointing.
  • Mollie M.heart icon on user image
    Mollie MFebruary 19, 2017
    Kyoto palace turned restaurant in LA—with some of the best views out there.
  • Alena T.heart icon on user image
    Alena TimchenkoAugust 5, 2013
    Beautiful view of the city.You should try brownies with marshmallow
  • Jim G.
    Jim GreenFebruary 10, 2020
    Not what it once was. $ Americanized Japanese food at $$$ prices. Go for the view and bar but not to eat.
  • Dj Stutterheart icon on user image
    Dj StutterJune 23, 2015
    Great city view! Go down to the patio and drink up.
  • Jenny T.heart icon on user image
    Jenny TomlinsonApril 1, 2016
    Great views, beautiful courtyard dining, food & service only ok
  • Emily P.
    Emily PrendergastJuly 6, 2018
    Bland, overpriced food and terrible service. Literally had to chase down the waitress to get our check after our desserts never showed up. Don’t waste your money, come see the view and then leave 👎
  • Isaac C.heart icon on user image
    Isaac CruzJuly 10, 2015
    Great tasting dishes, sushi and cocktails. However, sushi is overpriced
  • Daniel Z.
    Daniel ZhuJune 7, 2012
    Great place and nice view, always request the window seats on your reservation.
  • Jon G.
    Jon GluckSeptember 12, 2011
    Ask for Christina at the bar and have her make amazeballs raspberry lemon drop shots! And feel free to hit on her, she's a cutie :)
  • Dana B.
    Dana BlackOctober 15, 2011
    The lamb and the jidori chicken are to die for!! Oh and the salt plate yummmmmm!
  • MetroSeeker.com
    MetroSeeker.comMay 22, 2012
    Movie actor Rick Lenz told us he loves this place! "The food is excellent, the views breathtaking." Read more
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