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Yamashiros? yes or no

lindalou1026 Mar 10, 2010 09:49 AM

Anyone been to Yamashiro's lately? I know the view is great, but haven't been there in years and years

  1. wilafur Mar 10, 2010 12:23 PM

    view is still great and the food is still mediocre at best.

    1. d
      darrelll May 12, 2010 12:36 PM

      It was mediocre for me as well. The entire menu could really use a Gordon Ramsey makeover. However, they still do a ton of business.

      1. peppermonkey May 12, 2010 12:48 PM

        food is terrible...view is great

        1. carln May 12, 2010 04:46 PM


          1. Hughlipton May 12, 2010 06:46 PM

            A pre-dinner cocktail party with some appetizers would work well. The view is not only great, you are sitting in history. This was the officer's club at Bridges of Toko Ri (most likely have the wrong movie but I know i will be corrected). For the foregoing and for the foregoing only I highly rcommend the place.

            1999 North Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068

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            1. re: Hughlipton
              BubblyOne May 13, 2010 05:08 AM

              Sayonara (Marlon Brando) was filmed there.

              1. re: BubblyOne
                Hughlipton May 13, 2010 07:46 AM

                Thank you for reminding me. I knew it was used in a movie but wasn't quite sure which one. It's old Hollywood and worth visiting if only for drinks and appetizers.

                1. re: Hughlipton
                  BubblyOne May 13, 2010 08:11 AM

                  I agree. I had some friends out and we did a "Hollywood" dinner, drinks/apps at Yamashiro's and then on to the Dresden Room for dinner and to see Marty and Elayne. If you aren't expecting much food-wise, you can have a blast.

                  Dresden Room Restaurant
                  1760 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

                  1999 North Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068

            2. ipsedixit May 12, 2010 09:44 PM

              Think about it, there's probably a very good reason why you "haven't been there in years and years" ... and it's probably not because you're afraid of heights.

              1. Midlife May 13, 2010 12:17 PM

                Haven't been for a few years but I'd agree that the view is wonderful but the food is for people who are not familiar with real Japanese cuisine, or just don't care that much. Mediocre at best. I feel the same way about Benihana.

                1. r
                  rockkitty May 13, 2010 03:15 PM

                  The L Word did an episode there on the last season. It is a beautiful view. Enjoy!

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                  1. re: rockkitty
                    Galen May 13, 2010 04:45 PM

                    It's worth going to the night market. Even the valet for the night market is cheaper and better food (not great) at the stalls. Lot's of fun on warn Thursday nights.

                  2. b
                    badvlad May 13, 2010 06:39 PM

                    If you can swing an invite to the Magic Castle, sushi and cocktails here and dinner at the castle and you have a beautiful night.

                    1. c
                      Cubancoffee May 13, 2010 07:47 PM

                      Everyone should go to Yamashiro once. You've been.

                      1999 North Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068

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