Yamashiro in Hollywood is perched up in the Hollywood Hills and has the best view of the entire city of Los Angeles. This Japanese restaurant looks like a palace straight out of Japan. It’s breathtaking. This week I went to dinner there with some friends, but I’ve been to Yamashiro a couple times and not only is it beautiful but the food is great too.
YAMASHIRO COURTYARD W/ KOI PONDS
Photo credit: Yamashiro
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I’VE ORDERED FROM YAMASHIRO:
ASIAN BBQ BABY BACK RIBS
Mashed Yams, house made spicy BBQ sauce
SPICY SEAFOOD HOT POT
Shrimp, scallop, New Zealand mussel, shitake mushrooms, snow peas, glass noodles
Spicy! It was good and soothing-I love spicy hot soup, but I wouldn’t order again.
White truffle infused ponzu, teardrop tomatogarlic confit, micro arugula
I loved this. I love anything with truffle and the raw fish tasted fresh and tender. Such a light and flavorful dish. I recommend!
LOCH DUART SALMON
Roasted asparagus, preserved-lemon smashed potatoes, fried capers, miso cream
This honestly was one of the best salmon dishes I’ve ever had. It was cooked/charred perfectly with so much flavor, and that miso cream was to die for. Sometimes fish can lack flavor, and this was so flavorful even without the miso cream. I LOVED this. Highly recommend!
SPICY TUNA & SOY ROASTED SHISHITO HOUSE SPECIALITY ROLL
Snow crab, avocado, cucumber, house made eel sauce
Yum! Good sushi roll, but I probably wouldn’t order again because you can get good sushi at a lot of places and there are so many other dishes I would like to try at Yamashiro.
Shrimp, scallop, cod, sake-ponzu dipping sauce, yuzu chile cream sauce
PAN SEARED CRAB CAKES
Teardrop tomato pico de gallo, preserved lemon & cracked pepper aioli
Loved loved loved. SO much flavor and sizzling hot. It melted in your mouth. It’s hard to find amazing crab cakes in LA, these were pretty amazing! Highly recommend!
WARM CHOCOLATE SOUFLEE CAKE W/ GINGER ICE CREAM
Not a big chocolate person, and I don’t like ginger so didn’t like the ice cream, but everyone at the tabled really enjoyed!
S’MORES FUDGE BROWNIE
Warm brownie, homemade marshmellow, graham cracker cookie dough ice cream, milk chocolate sauce
I liked this dessert. Loved the flavor of the ice cream too! A little too chocolatey of a dessert for my taste, but it was yummy.
If you are looking for a beautiful restaurant with spectacular views of Los Angeles, Yamashiro is so romantic and great for many occasions. A lot of weddings take place there because it’s gorgeous. You really feel like you’re in Japan. It’s pricey, but worth to going to because it’s an experience.
1999 N Sycamore Ave
Hollywood, CA 90068
WITH MY FRIEND & HER MOM IN FRONT OF YAMASHIRO! BEAUTIFUL NIGHT VIEW OF THE CITY LIGHTS