The famous Yamashiro Restaurant. Located North East of KLAX Los Angeles, this restaurant plays host to many a hollywood star and indeed Movie. The name Yamashiro translates as “Mountain Palace” in Japanese. In 1911, the Bernheimer brothers began construction of the hilltop mansion to house their priceless collection of Asian treasures. Hundreds of craftsmen were brought from the Orient to recreate the replica of a palace located in the “Yamashiro” province mountains near Kyoto, Japan. Yamashiro sits 250 feet above Hollywood Boulevard and was completed in 1914. This is a definate must for anyone exploring the Hollywood area of L.A.