We have very dear friends that recommended Yamashiro and I decided that Mr. Smith's birthday was the perfect occasion to splurge a bit and have a little adventure. So off we went, without kids, to have a quiet dinner and watch the sunset over the Hollywood Hills.
On the way, we spotted this billboard advertising tattoo removal.
As it turns out, nothing really is forever is it?
Yes, Yamashiro is a sushi restaurant. No, I don't eat sushi, but it wasn't MY birthday. Mr. Smith loves him some sushi and luckily they have other items on their menu that appealed to those of us that
prefer our food cooked.
The most attractive part for me was the location and the history of Yamashiro. The views are breathtaking and the palace itself is amazingly beautiful. I could have been REALLY obnoxious with my camera, but I opted to be low key and only take a few shots.
Mr. Smith will not consider ordering this again.
While I am not a sushi consumer, I am fascinated by the artistry and presentation of the dishes.
Just gorgeous...and a little gross, but mostly gorgeous.
After that we decided to head into the restaurant itself for dinner.
We had drinks and watched the sunset from our table.
Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
I am not sure if it is prettier in the light of day or when the lights blink on and the sun sets. Up on that hill, it is so hard to believe you are in the middle of a huge bustling city.
Thank you Tim and Thom for sharing this special place with us!