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has anyone been to the new Farmers Market at Yamashiro's? I want to go, but I don't have a car. Any one noticed any other pedestrians walking up to Yamashiro's from Franklin???

http://laist.com/2010/03/18/yamashiro...

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Yamashiro
1999 North Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068

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  1. Be a pioneer! Report back on what you think.

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    1. re: RichardM

      yeah, I thought I was already a pioneer by not driving! Guess I'll have to give it a try and hope someone isn't speeding up (or down) that hill & run me over.

      1. re: MariaFeliz

        I was thinking the same thing.... I have a car, but I only use it when I have to. Google street view makes the drive up the hill look pretty treacherous.... no sidewalks and very narrow, curved streets. Wear reflective clothing if you go!

        Mr Taster

    2. I'm really lazy. Glad to know there is valet parking. Maybe I will go this week. Figure that the view is worth the price of admission and a cool Farmer's Market will make it even better.

      1. Hello all. Glad some of you have made it out to the market. Especially those brave enough to walk up the narrow stretch of Sycamore leading to Yamashiro. Just so you know, we are working on a free shuttle service that will be making stops at the Renaissance & Roosevelt Hotels on an hourly basis. Market goers can meet there if convenient and use the shuttle service instead of walking. Keep checking www.lacityfarm.com for updates. Cheers!

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        Yamashiro
        1999 North Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068

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        1. re: luckyspano

          If you are going to Yamashiro's Garden Market strictly for the market, I might suggest you pass if you are walking. There's not too many vendors yet and last week I think only a couple with produce. That said, it's a great way to spend an early Thurs evening if you would like to enjoy some wine, watch the sun set, enjoy some of the Yamashiro tacos or the brats or gourmet breads and other foods.

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          Yamashiro
          1999 North Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068

          1. re: darrelll

            Agreed! Although we loved he market as a place to nosh with a glass of wine/cocktail with a stunning view...

            http://yfrog.com/iz4s2j

            Get bread from Rockenwagner and have with cheese & Charcuterie from the gourmet cheese truck
            or
            Fresh shucked Oysters from the seafood vendor
            or
            Nopales salad with some tomato tortillas from Mayan Delicacy
            or
            Some Yamashiro Duck Confit Tacos w/ Chips and Wasabi Guac
            or
            Brat's Brother's Currywurst slices with roll on the side.
            and
            finally, finish it up with s scoop of Bulgarini Ice Cream and a cup of Austrialian Cappuccino/Chai

            Anyone of those combos, it's a VERY pleasant way to spend an evening...

            --Dommy!

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            Yamashiro
            1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

          2. re: luckyspano

            I called Yamashiro's shortly after my post in March, and they highly discouraged walking, so I've yet to go. I'm glad to hear of the shuttle and will watch the website.
            Thanks!

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            Yamashiro
            1999 North Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068

          3. Thanks for the report I will check it out.

            F

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            1. re: fredder

              We have family friends that live up in this area. I drive up to their house at least once a week. It is not, I repeat, NOT a place to walk to. Narrowish road with lots of blind corners. Thankfully, the Yamashiro folks have figured this out. Driving in and parking is easy. It is a lovely way to spend a Spring, Summer evening - what a view! I only look forward to the market getting bigger.

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              Yamashiro
              1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

              1. re: foodforus

                I walked up to the farmer's market two weeks ago and it was no problem at all. I think that if you trend towards exhibiting common sense while walking, you'll be fine, too.

                1. re: hungry_monkey

                  A friend lives near Yamashiro, it can be a nightmare to park or to even turn around on her street. It is so worth the $2 for valet parking. Parking is tough anywhere above and below Franklin near Yamashiro.

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                  Yamashiro
                  1999 North Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068

                  1. re: darrelll

                    the market has been so busy that lately they have had to hire a shuttle service. you park on la brea about halfway down the block from franklin and a van takes you back and forth. painless and quick.\

                    also worth mentioning is bulgarini's seasonal selction - apricot sorbetto that was mind blowingly delicious!!! we scored some lovely cheeses and baked goods but the sorbetto and the salted chocolate - very aggressively salted - alone were worth the trip.

                    1. re: tastycakes

                      We went up a few weeks after it opened just for dessert (bulgarini's of course) since we live near by. I had never tried it and it was soooo good. The goat milk with cocoa nibs was just as good as J. Gold promised. It was great because they offer 6 flavors there (choices changes weekly), ans they let you try 3 for $5. So for $10 my hubby and I got to try all 6-outstanding!

                      1. re: jpie

                        that sounds great with the duck confit tacos, wine, and brats.

                      2. re: tastycakes

                        Thanks so much for posting. I had forgotten to check the website about the shuttle service. I'll definitely be doing this on Thursday. The shuttle picks up from Christian Science Church on LaBrea & Hollywood.

                        1. re: MariaFeliz

                          I just emailed info@lacityfarm.com to get clarification on the shuttle service running from the Christian Science Church on Hollywood & La Brea (7107 Hollywood Blvd), and they got back to me with the following. The info on their website may be a little lacking, but they've made it ridiculously easy to use the shuttle. Yippee!

                          "The shuttle runs continuously from 5:30pm until closing. We keep the shuttle going until all market goers and cars have been accounted for. Anyone who shows up before 5:30 will be allowed to park at the restaurant [mandatory $2 valet fee with Market validation], or our valet attendants will shuttle those customers who arrived at the church before 5:30 up to the market. After 5:30 the entire lot is ours so customers can park anywhere. The wait for a shuttle is generally less than 10 minutes.

                          You can also currently park at the Hollywood & Highland at their normal parking rates, then catch the shuttle at the Renaissance Hotel. Simply go to the concierge and ask for the shuttle and we will send it down to get you.

                          Keep in mind, customers with children or who may need assistance can still park at the restaurant."

              2. I would go there just for Bulgarini's.. Lot closer to me than their shop in Altadena!

                1. There was an article in the LA Times today...

                  http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/...