100 Years of History


As we approach the 100-Year Celebration of Yamashiro, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at how far we've come, not just as a restaurant, but as a planet. Please join us as we take a walk down memory lane:


1914 - Yamashiro Completes Construction: 250 above Hollywood Blvd., The Bernheimer Brothers complete construction on a replica of a Japanese palace and call it Yamashiro.


1923 - Television Invented: Philo Farnsworth and Vladimir Zworykin invent the first electronic television. It forever changes the way we receive information and entertainment.


1928 - The 400 Club: In the late 20s, Yamashiro serves as headquarters for the exclusive 400 Club and Hollywood's acting elite.


1945 - World War II Ends: United States declares victory in World War II.


1960 - Thomas O. Glover Transforms Yamashiro: One New Year’s Eve, Thomas O. Glover’s son Tom Glover serves hot hors d’oeuvres to the bar guests and Yamashiro Restaurant is born.


1969 - The Moon Landing:  Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the Moon.


1977 - Mobile Phone Invented: The invention of the mobile phone in 1977 by Bell Labs rings in a new era of communication.


1977 - TRS-80 Micro Computer System Launches: Radio Shack begins selling the TRS-80, one of the first computers made for home use.


1990 - Creation of the Internet: Tim Berners-Lee creates the World Wide Web and what will become our modern day Internet.


2000 - The Millenium: The world celebrates the new millenium.


2014 - Today

As you can see, the world has transformed in incredible and surprising ways over the past 100 years, but through it all Yamashiro has remained as beautiful a mountain palace as the day it was built. What does Yamashiro have in store for the next 100 years? Only time will tell!