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Had dinner tonight for the first time at Yamishiro, a restaurant in LA high in the Hollywood Hills with one of the most killer views in town.  It goes a little something like this:



Yamishiro is in a fairly stunning building built between 1911 and 1914 by two brothers who wanted a palatial, Asian-inspired estate in which to show off their Far East art collection.  Over the years it served as a private home, an apartment building (where Richard Pryor lived for awhile), and now as a restaurant and bar serving Japanese food.  Here’s their picture:



Cobia ceviche, korubuta pork carnitas, crispy chicken with a spicy plum sauce, and pan seared crab cakes.  Darned good.