Yamashiro Hollywood

Up in the Hollywood Hills lies a secret piece of paradise. Where you can dance, swim, enjoy an amazing view of the city of angels, and taste a delicious Japanese cuisine. This is known as Yamashiro.

Yamashiro carries an atmosphere that could only be described as peaceful. Walking up the steps into the restaurant, I felt as though I was entering a different world. My family and I sat in the garden area, which was absolutely breathtaking. (If you decide to eat here I highly recommend this dining area).

The top three options off of the menu that I would recommend are the shrimp dumplings, small sushi boat, and snow crab avocado rice sushi. With every bite comes a little bit of happniess! The service is amazing and our waiter was very attentive to make sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend Yamashiro Hollywood if you need something to celebrate while in Los Angeles!


Poppy + Rose Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known for fashion, music, and entertainment. Yet, what most people fail to realize is the food scene. Los Angeles is filled with many restaurants, diners, cafes, and bars. Although I am not old enough to give my insight on which bars I would recommend to you, I can give my opinion on one diner I recently visited. Poppy + Rose.

I was sent to the Flower District on a field trip assignment, given by one of my professors. With my mom joining me on this excursion, her first concern was food. She recommended the all American diner, and I just couldn’t refuse. In the middle of the Flower District in Los Angeles, lays a diamond in the rough diner. Poppy + Rose is all American, serving an array of beautifully made food for breakfast or lunch.

First walking in, I was greeted with a smile by one of the employees working there. Noticing the urban feel of the restaurant; I felt a calm, easy, positive vibe. It could have been the rustic decorations, or maybe even the simple fact that none of the dishes matched one another. But I was instantly obsessed with everything that gave me a small town feel in a big city.

Ordering the Eggs Benedict (served only on weekends) was hands down the best decision. To my surprise it was accompanied with a fresh green salad, yet it was to die for. The perfect blend of a hearty meal with a light side. The servers were attentive and always had a smile on their face, happy to do their job.

There is nothing better than a positive place to dine early in the morning. Poppy + Rose is the perfect place to go! The employee’s smiles are contagious, and you can’t help but fall in love with the environment you are surrounded by.