39 Reviews for Yamashiro Hollywood
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I only did my ceremony here but it was both beautiful and the staff was great.
The staff at Yamashiro were amazing for the entire 10 month planning period. They were eager to answer any questions and fantastic on the day of the event. The whole evening when off without a hitch and I absolutely attribute that to Yamashiro's skilled and kind staff. Couldn't have asked for a better venue.
Our coordinator, Bridget, was absolutely fantastic. She was prompt when answering emails and phone calls, and always made us feel like a priority, even while coordinating dozens of other events for Yamashiro at the same time. Our wedding day was perfect. All of our guests had a great time, and we wouldn't have done a thing differently. We hope Yamashiro sticks around for years to come so that we can celebrate our anniversaries at your venue. Who knows, maybe we even have a bar mitzvah in our future. Thank you to the entire staff for making our lives worry free during what could've been an overwhelming occasion! Alysia and Ben Weintraub
Our wedding at Yamashiro was amazing! We were extremely happy with not only how it turned out the day of, but also the work coming up to it. Bridget was very attentive, answering all our questions, and also making excellent suggestions - she's a gold mine of knowledge for how things work out, so taking her advice was definitely key for us. She also helped us figure out how to run the ceremony when we rehearsed the day before to work best with the garden setting. The day of the wedding, Reneice also jumped in and helped coordinate. They both went above and beyond to make sure things ran smoothly. We can not thank Bridget, Reneice and the entire staff enough for everything! Highly recommend considering Yamashiro for weddings, it's an extremely unique space among a sea of wedding venue options =)
This is an amazing venue. All my guests (most are local LA resident) got amazed to know there's such a gem in downtown Hollywood. It's up the hill and has a great view at night. And the Asian style courtyard is just so special and elegant to host a ceremony.
In the courtyard, they have all the PA system and a standing mic, perfect for the ceremony. And in the skyview room where we hosted our reception, we need to bring our own speakers and it worked out well.
Bridget is very helpful by helping us decorate the venue one day before, which saves us a lot of trouble on the day.
They have 3 different person to handle presale, wedding coordination and after sale. So for me, the valet parking got a bit messy on the day because we agreed to pay for the guest but that term got ignored and some of my guests had to pay out of the pocket or some returned and asked around. The toasts are not served in time. By the time we got the champagne, toasts are all done and guests were just using the wine glasses. It'll be better that they start to serve after salad is served, but maybe it's bc my guys are too excited and can't wait to toast :p .Other than that, it all went pretty well. Our cocktail hour ended a bit early, and Bridget helped to let the kitchen get ready for the food a bit earlier.
And the food that night is really good. My parents love both the salmon and the steak a lot! The steak meat is good quality. The salad is great too, my favorite. And also, for the dessert of souffle and icecream, my mom loved it so much that she finished mine lol.
We really loved it and feel so happy that we got our ceremony and reception there.
Wonderful venue and great event team.
Our wedding at Yamashiro was absolutely beautiful with incredible food and drinks, and (thanks to Bridget & John!) was a breeze to plan. Our ceremony took place in the beautiful outdoor garden and our reception also included the attached (and air conditioned!) skyview room with incredible views of the LA skyline. The food options are plentiful and nearly all of our guests commented on how delicious everything was. We were also thrilled to have Yamashiro create a beautiful (& yummy) sushi display for our cocktail hour!
The space and food are incredible, but what really made this venue amazing was Bridget Kerley, our day-of coordinator. Bridget worked with us for months before the wedding to ensure that everything was perfect. Since we were planning our wedding from Rhode Island, Bridget spent hours over email and on the phone with me to work out our menu, the seating floor plan, the day of timeline and countless other things (including saving some of the aforementioned sushi for my husband and I to enjoy after our pictures were taken!). Throughout the entire process, and most importantly throughout the entire wedding day, I could relax knowing that Bridget had everything under control. Bridget and her team are among the best and I would not hesitate to recommend her and Yamashiro to anyone looking for the perfect wedding day.
We absolutely loved getting married at Yamashiro and got great feedback on the venue from our guests as well!
The venue is stunning and we were able to take great photos with the city skyline as a backdrop.
As for the team at Yamashiro, Bridget was such a pleasure to work with! She is detail oriented, super personable and worked extremely well with our day of coordinator.
The food also got rave reviews and bonus points for Yamashiro being very accommodating to our vegan guests.
We rented out both the garden courtyard and the adjacent skyview room which made for a really nice flow for the event and accommodated our 65 guest crowd very nicely!
Highly recommend Yamashiro if you want a gorgeous venue with breathtaking views, a very capable and dedicated events team and delicious food and drinks!
We had our wedding at Yamashiro and could not be happier. The amount of guests who have come to us saying it was the most beautiful wedding venue they have ever been at was incredible. Additionally - John, Bridget and Reneice are AMAZING. They make it so that you almost don't have to worry about anything. The food was great, at the wedding Bridget handled all things that came up and still managed to always have a drink in hand for my husband and I. Her calm demeanor and attention to detail made this a dream. I highly recommend Yamashiro - it was so memorable and I can't even count how many people told us it was the most fun, best food, most beautiful wedding they have been at. Thank you Yamashiro!
this was the best wedding venue for a non traditional wedding. my guests have so much fun the view was beautiful and the food was delicious.it was the best birthday wedding ever!!!
Love the food and the view ! I had my wedding (both ceremony and reception) at yamashiro and everything was perfect thanks to the entire staff particularly Bridget and John. Stunning place, I cannot be happier with my choice for my big day! All of my guests were very impressed and had a great time.
John, Bridget and the entire staff were such a pleasure to work with! From the moment that I booked the venue until the day of my wedding, they were always prompt in their responses and always available for any questions and requests that I had.
John and his staff were incredible. I couldn't have chosen a better place for my wedding!
The event team and staff of Yamashiro went above and beyond for my wedding reception. The quality of the service and food was absolutely outstanding. They make you feel completely at home and really go out of their way to make things as smooth as possible. Having our reception at Yamashiro was the best decision we made. It feels like family and that they care rather than just a regular venue that goes through the motions.
I would suggest the portion on food especially fish should be little more as some guests tend to eat more than other esp it is hard to control people how much they eat at the buffet style.
My husband and I couldn't have hired a better venue and venue coordinators.
John, Bridget & Reniece were absolutely AMAZING!!
I would hire them again in a heart beat!
They made my wedding a complete SUCCESS!!
They did such a wonderful job! Totally professional, great communication.
They were so responsive with every question I had, and worked with us through the entire process with no problems!
My guests were so impressed and so well taken care of.
We told them as they were the professionals, they could take control.
It was the best decision we made.
They handled everything and there was no stress. There was an issue with the cake vendor who really messed up the cake, however John and Bridget totally took control and remedied the situation in such a quick response time and so positive, we couldn't have been happier.
They are so knowledgeable with how to keep the flow of the celebrations going!
We've given their contact information out to so many of our guests that wanted to hire them for their own special events.
I would give them TOP 100 star rating!!
They dressed professional.
It was very hard to find a good venue, but they were reasonably priced and made us feel so comfortable.
I normally don't write reviews but I would vouch for John, Bridget or Reniece anytime!!
I researched so many venues for MONTHS and they couldn't even compare to Yamashiro Hollywood with John, Bridget or Reniece!
My wedding pictures and my wedding day was AMAZING thanks to them and I couldn't thank them enough.
If you want a non-stressful, totally professional, amazing wedding, you can't go wrong with Yamashiro Hollywood with John, Bridget or Reniece!
Working with both John and Bridget has been wonderful! They have answered every question and have made themselves available to meet and discuss decoration, set up and dinner options. Both are very friendly and there is no pressure from them at all which made every appointment great!
We had our wedding reception at Yamashiro. We are very happy with the service we receive from booking to the end! Bridget was exceptional! She was very professional, organized, and made sure everything was in order for our big day. John was very responsive and always available for any questions. We very very pleased and couldn't be any happier! Thank you!
I could not be happier with our decision to have our ceremony and reception at Yamashiro! Being able to have everything done in one beautiful space made things SO easy and hassle free. All of the guests were raving about how beautiful the venue was and how good the food tasted. I especially would like to sing the praises of Bridget, the event coordinator, who was amazing! She kept everything flowing and made sure that we had everything we needed throughout the evening. Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend any future bride to look into having their wedding at Yamashiro, beautiful, great value, excellent!!
I am so happy that we chose Yamashiro for our wedding! All of our guests commented on how beautiful the setting was. You really can't beat the combination of the Japanese garden courtyard and the LA city skyline! The food was delicious as well. The best part is that it's relatively inexpensive compared to most venues in the area. Our coordinator Bridget was awesome and was always willing to answer my 1 million questions leading up to the big day. I would highly recommend Yamashiro to anyone looking for a unique and beautiful wedding venue.
Thank you for the amazing review. It was such a pleasure working with you and Josh. Please let us know if we may be of assistance in the future.
John & Bridget
Being in another state I had to rely solely on e-mails and phone calls and the staff at Yamashiro's was truly amazing accommodating me. John and Bridget worked relentlessly to make sure I was informed and had everything I needed for the Big Day. John went out of his way to show my brother the location and Bridget went above and beyond by letting us borrow her personal steamer once we realized the restaurant's was broken. I could not have asked for better or nicer people and they truly deserve recognition. On top of their great work the food was delicious, the servers friendly, the drinks exquisite, and the location truly grand. Everyone had a wonderful time and we felt truly blessed for having such a beautiful wedding. I highly recommend Yamashiro Hollywood for any special occasion.
Thank you for the review, Desiree. It was such a pleasure working with you and Ruky! So happy that you chose Yamashiro for your destination wedding.
I had my wedding reception at Yamashiro. We rented out the courtyard garden and the skyview room. The venue was gorgeous, and our guests (including a bridesmaid from Japan) thought it was impressive. Admittedly, I was a little worried about how the flow of the room would be but there was no problem at all. I would recommend a good emcee who can help shuttle people from dinner in the courtyard garden to the skyview room for dancing (if that's how you decide to go). The space fit 115 people perfectly. I believe there were some restrictions on what you can do with the space because it is a historic building, but, honestly, I don't even remember what they were because they went above and beyond to make sure we could get the effect and atmosphere we wanted.One concern I also had was that choosing a Japanese venue would force me to have a Japanese themed wedding--not the case at all! The restaurant is modeled after a Japanese temple, but the plants and colors at the venue are very neutral, which goes with pretty much any color scheme; think woodsy neutral with many greens, browns, and grays. I ended up going with pink, coral, mint, and orange, which were beautiful pops of color against the neutral backdrop. This was much more appealing to me than a ball room at a hotel with crazy colored carpeting. The space is unique and "so LA" but in a great way. I adamantly did NOT want a ballroom, and I liked that it was not typical; it's fun and even a little kitschy but also elegant. I also needed a space that was also a great value. I looked at blogs, magazines, message boards, and did a million and one google searches and felt that this was the best deal. Because it is a restaurant, they do the catering onsite (food, linens, chairs, tables) so you don't have to worry about finding a caterer on top of paying an arm and a leg for the venue space. You're also guaranteed that the food will be good. Overall, we are very happy we made the decision to use them.
Hands down the view, which is what sold us about the venue. Not only does this venue have an amazing view of LA, the Garden, koi and Sky terrace room that we rented for out for our reception was beautiful and had a Classy effortless grace about it. We were happy to work with our two Coordinators John and Bridgett who made everything run smoothly. I couldn't be happier with how everything unfolded throughout the night.
My wife and I couldn't have been happier and more satisfied with John Bergano and his excellent service and attention to detail. From the first meeting, to the discussions and contract talks, John was always very professional and fair. We wish that everyone had his talent and work ethic. From the beginning, pre-wedding meetings and throughout the day of our wedding, John went above and beyond to make sure our event was special and handled with the utmost of attention. John is very experienced and detail oriented. He thought about and prepared for things that we weren't even aware of. He is the man to handle your special event and you better book it soon because I'm sure his calendar will be full in no time! All we can say is a heartfelt "Thank You" to John and that you can't go wrong if you are blessed with his services. - Celeste and Mark Kimura
Hi Mark & Celeste,
It was an absolute pleasure working with you. Thank you for the review and kind, humbling remarks. Should I be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. And come back next January for your anniversary dinner!
Very thoughtful and helpful staff! Beautiful location!!!