If you’re looking for a special place to visit in Hollywood, look no further than the Yamashiro farmers market.
Held on the grounds of the famous Yamashiro restaurant, this farmers market is like no other in Los Angeles. For one thing, the Yamashiro farmers market is held at night, which means most vendors offer prepared food for dinner rather than produce. You’ll also find dry goods, such as candles and soap, to take home with you.
But the best part of the Yamashiro farmers market is the view. Not only is the market on the beautiful and unique grounds designed to look like a Japanese garden, but this hilltop location offers some of the best views of Hollywood hands-down. In fact, “Yamashiro” translates to “Mountain Palace” in Japanese.
The restaurant is a replica of a palace that was built in the mountains of Kyoto, Japan. Built as a private mansion in 1914 by the Bernheimer brothers, Yamashiro later became an exclusive social club during the late 1920s. During World War II, the Japanese architecture and design needed to be disguised from anti-Japanese sentiment. After the war, the location underwent a renaissance under the long-time ownership of the Glover family. It has served as the filming location for numerous films and television shows, including Sayonara starring Marlon Brando, Memoirs of a Geisha and Gone in 60 Seconds. Today, the trendy restaurant serves Cal-Asian cuisine.
Farmers market details
The Yamashiro farmers market is typically held during the summer months. It is held every Wednesday from 5 to 10 p.m. Valet parking is available on site, but we recommend taking the shuttle or a ride-sharing service. There’s also an outdoor bar at the pagoda on site, so you can enjoy the gorgeous Hollywood nights with a drink in your hand!