Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro

Just north of Hollywood Boulevard, behind the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the TCL Chinese Theater, and the Magic Castle, there’s a hill that leads to a mountain palace, the English translation for the name Yamashiro. Spanning 12 acres of lush gardens, punctuated by nine buildings and structures, the Yamashiro Historic District was named a national landmark in 2012 by the National Park Service. Known for being home to one of Hollywood’s most popular dining destinations — Yamashiro Japanese restaurant, established in 1948 — the landscape features a 600-year-old pagoda, a swimming pool, and the Pagoda pool bar overlooking Hollywood, with views extending all the way to the beaches. If you think any of it looks familiar, you may have seen it in movies such as Kill Bill, Blind Date, Gone in 60 Seconds, and many more.

Thursday nights throughout the summer, from 5pm to 10pm, Los Angeleans gather at the Night Market for a unique experience — they can dine on an array of different foods, sip on cocktails, shop, and dance under the stars. Established in 2010, the night market has grown in popularity for its free entry, live music, and 30+ vendors, with more being added weekly, running the gamut from gourmet street food to boutiques and shops.

Below are some favorites seen regularly at the Night Market at Yamashiro.

Vchos Pupusa Truck

Featuring Salvadorian cuisine, Vchos Pupusa Truck uses only high quality ingredients and serves gluten-free pupusas (a thick griddle cake or flatbread) made from scratch every day.

Cousins Maine Lobster

As seen on Shark Tank, Cousins Maine Lobster features lobster tail on a stick. Now if that isn’t a lazy man’s lobster, we don’t know what is. Delish.

The Donuttery

With four types of donuts, ranging from cake, old fashioned, French cruller and the yeast donut, you’ve never seen a donut menu like this.

Occasion Food Truck

Experience New Orleans Creole Street Food, from Shrimp or Chicken Po Boys to Shrimp & Grits and Chicken and Waffle Skewers, your mouth won’t know what hit it.

Boule de Pain French Bakery

It may feel like you’re in Japan at the Night Market, but when you bit into the sweet delights at the Artisanal French Bakery, you’ll be instantly transported to France.

Broad Street Oyster Co.

Oysters are shucked fresh right in front of you from one of the finest raw bars in LA.

Avocadomama

What’s better than avocado and pasta? Over 10 different varieties of Vegan Mac & Cheeses, from OG Mac and Cheese to Chicken & Waffle Mac.

BrewWings

This food truck business brings together craft beer and gourmet chicken wings. Count on them for large, fresh chicken wings that are always crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. They even allow customer to build their own wings by adding topping such as bacon, blue cheese, and fresh chopped habanero.

Yamashiro Sushi Bar

Get the same great sushi from Yamashiro Restaurant at the Night Market. From rolls to sushi to sashimi, experience it’s a totally immersive Japanese experience.

Cinnaholic Cinnamon Roll Bakery

This place isn’t your mall Cinnabons. These custom made cinnamon rolls are free of dairy, lactose, egg, and cholesterol, and 100% plant-based.

Eat Love Truck

Vegan fried chicken? Now you can have your chicken and eat it too.

StopBye Café

With Coconut Rice Bowls and Bahn Mi Sandwiches, the StopBye Café Truck delivers Asian Fusion to set your mouth on fire.

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Visit the Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro, 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA.

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