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Watch the Impending Sale of Century-Old Yamashiro Restaurant As it Happens

Hollywood's century old restaurant is being led into a forced sale.

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Poor, poor Yamashiro. The seemingly forever-there Asian restaurant overlooking Hollywood has been in for the fight of its life since at least 2007. But things really took a turn for the worse last October when word tumbled out that the seven acre lot, 100 year old restaurant and all, was being put to the auction block by a consortium of owners, each of whom has their own little slice of the pie.

In true form regarding the historic Hollywood locale, director Ben Strang of Blueprint Motion Pictures has put together a rather moving 10 minute short film titled The Sale, detailing the potential last days of Yamashiro. Take a look, and if you’re prone to bouts of nostalgia maybe keep some tissues handy.

Yamashiro Restaurant

1999 N Sycamore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068 323-466-5125