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Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott
Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott

Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.desertspringsresort.com/Palm-Desert-Restaurants/Mikado-Palm-Springs-Japanese-Steakhouse-34.html
  • Phone: (760) 341-1873
  • Hours of Operation: Current Hours:

    5:30PM - 9:00PM Sunday - Thursday
    5:30PM - 10:00PM Friday & Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Restaurant Sales Manager for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Dena Kosturos, Restaurant Sales Manager (760) 862-1538

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cook
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet or general self parking in covered parking garage.
A word from Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott
The ancient tradition of the Samurai lives on at Mikado where knife-twirling chefs use fire and steam to create a mouth watering menu of steak, chicken and seafood delights. The highlight of the experience is the dazzling talents of your chef as he expertly chops, juggles, jokes and prepares an incredible meal right before your eyes. While you are led to your table through our private Japanese garden, notice the Koi swimming below and the sound of cascading waterfalls.


Mikado at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa is known throughout the Coachella Valley and Southern California as the leader in authentic Teppan-Yaki Dining.


But it doesn’t stop there! East meets West at the ultimate sushi bar where you can relax and enjoy the freshest foods and a signature martini or sake. Celebrate an intimate gathering or a private function up to 150 guests at Mikado where the food is the show! Arigato!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Always love the "show" while meal is being prepared. Disappointed to find out this year though the you have a CHOICE of soup or salad, not BOTH as in the past. Other than that, very good food as usual."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "It was my girlfriend and I's three year anniversary and we had a wonderful experience. The gondola ride was very romantic. The swans and the sunset made a breathtaking photograph. We arrived at our reservation early but were seated promptly. Both family's that we sat with were very nice and respectful. The Chef was very impressive. His shrimp tossing skills were amazingly accurate and we had a few laughs over a bottle of Pino Noir. The food was delicious of course. To top it off they surprised me and my love with raspberry cheesecake at the end of our meal. Life is good. Thank you so much!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had four girls in our group and it was outstanding. Our chef was great and took loys of pics. Food was amazing as well! Would return in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate a birthday. This is a great place if you don't mind the noise level. We noted to be seated on quieter table but ended up on a table with loud 8 guys celebrating a birthday. The food was good and the man grilling the food did a fantastic job. One thing I did notice is that they used to give you a soup and a salad but this time I went they only gave a choice of one or the other. I wish they read my note placed with the reservation to OpenTable to know that I would have preferred a quieter table."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I hadn't been here in years and read some not-so-kind things on yelp and such. This was awesome. Our service was top notch and the food was way better than we received at recent visits to hibachi style restaurants locally."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Anthony our cook was great. Funny and cooked everything perfect! My husband loved the scallops!! Mikado is one of our favorites! Make reservations"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great fun for groups or special occasions. Chef was entertaining. Food was average. All in All fun night!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was great... our chef the one that is supposed to entertain us was a buzz kill. So boring, did nothing, just went through the motions, we kept looking at the other tables laughing and having a great time and we were just blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "we always enjoy dinner at Mikado. we were seated with a great group, it was lots of fun, the food was good, not excellent but good. The chef could have cooked the bean sprouts and the vegetables longer and seasoned more."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Sherwin in the bar is the best. He is so nice friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Were seated promptly after checking in . Waitress took order and came back with our drinks but that's it . Never came back to check on us or refill our drinks. The cook was pleasant an tried to make it fun for us but could not make up for the bland food taste that was served. For the price $40.00 per plate I was expecting better service and better food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My Favorite Restaurant In the Desert. Great food, and the Chef at our table was Wonderful and Funny. I Only wish they sat us with some fun people though, there were only 2 people at out table, and they were very much to themselves. But the our chef made up for it, he kept my husband and I laughing :-) It was a great Birthday Dinner! I would do it again :-) Maybe next time with a Fun Party Group :-)"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Better than other same-style restaurants we've been to. The food was very good, though a little pricey, understandable for the location though. We didn't want to leave the hotel for dinner this evening, and found it a good on-premise option. Good service, fresh food."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food was very good. Chef did great job with his presentation. Service...what service? Waited over 10 minutes to order drinks; but they did arrive quickly after that. However waited 25 minutes after meal for dessert and check. Am advising friends : "Take a pass"."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Since the food is cooked on the grill table side the courses are served one after another so fast you can hardly get a few bites on one dish before the next one came. Although it was very good I like my courses paced out a little."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Went for my cousins birthday and had such a pleasant evening our chef mike was outstanding and very accommodating. Everything was absolutely delicious and efficiently done!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Not only is Mikado entertaining, but serves outstanding food as well. Much better than Benihana's!! I went with the filet mignon and shrimp with fried rice and Japanese vegetables. Fantastic!! I'm a big eater and could not finish the meal. I had to ask for a leftovers box. Delicious! Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I love this place, and teppan is one of my favorite meals. You can definitely go somewhere much cheaper. It is $50.00 a person on average (1 drink and dinner with fried rice) will go much much higher depending on the combo you select. The food is great but get ready to pay for it."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I love coming to this restaurant when I visit Palm Desert with the family. From the fun boat ride to the restaurant to the dry ice in the martini's and of course the delicious food and fun cooks....its a must."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A well done visit to communal eating with table top food prep "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "My kids had never been to a hibachi grill and enjoyed the "show." Good, fun thing to do with a group or kids but the actual meal is just okay and expensive."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We love Going to Mikado. It is a great family event choice when we're in Palm Desert. The kids love it and very kid-friendly ! The food is fabulous too, not to mention the entertainment !"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "A fun experience with top quality food. The food preparation was great - chef was energtic and fun."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Loved the entertainment.. In a very relaxed setting. Meant a really nice group of people, and also had plenty of time to the two of us as well. Really enjoyed the good and watching the chef prepare it in front of us. Haven't done this in years!! Will go back again next time were at this resort."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Mikado's is a great place wwith great food. Located in the Desert Springs Marriott and on the weekends can be very busy with families and kids. Managers are attentive and we request the same server each time we visit which is several times a month. Although we would prefer an adult only table, well behaved children and parents are always a plus."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my wife and 2 children (7&10) to Mikado the other night. What a great time! We took the bat ride from The Marriott Desert Springs to the restaurant. The driver was so great with my girls. We then walked through a Japanese garden which led to the restaurant. We were early for our reservation, but they were able to seat us in 5 minutes with 6 other people. The teppan table is amazing and fun. Our waiter was hilarious and made us feel very special. The food was delicious and cooked the way you requested. Our waitress was so sweet and helpful....our girls hugged her when we left. I can recommend Mikado without hesitation. If you don't have a great time, then there is something wrong with you."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Entertaining dining for the family, especially young kids. The meal is cooked in front of you with the cook doing fun things with knives and even popping shrimp into open mouths. Kids loved it! Food was good but restaurant is VERY noisy. You eat with others so if you are looking for a quiet conversation, this is not the place for you."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We've been dining with Mikados for over 10 years now. Sometimes with family members, sometimes just Suzanne and I. We travel frequently and love fine dining. It's one of our favorite here in California. Great service, great food and the Chefs are terrific!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I love Mikado, usually. But, on this occasion, it was disappointing. The service was slow from the waiter but then the chef cooked the food so fast. The veggies were underdone & the woman next to me said she didn't want mushrooms SO I got ALL mushrooms & very few other veggies, again all under cooked! I ordered an appetizer for my group but it came after the chef started putting food on our plate. I had been there 1 wk previously to celebrate a b'day for a friend. When asked if it was someone's b'day, we said YES and the chef/waiter said HAPPY B'DAY but that was it!! This last time, it was the b'day of someone else at our table & they brought them a special dessert & sang Happy Birthday getting the whole group involved. Just disappointing!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Loved it. Celebrated our anniversary with friends !"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I brought 6 other guests and we just had the greatest time. Great food, wines, a really enjoyable evening. The entertainment was great as well. Will definitely go back again. Everyone was laughing and the chef gets everyone involved. Fun to meet others at the Tappan Table as well Thank you Mikado"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Very disappointed. I had requested a table with no children under 18. They sat 2 children with us. Teenagers ...which turned out to be fine until they came in with the other side of our and there were 6 children under the age of 10. One a small child who decided to scream and yell thru most of the meal.....that ruined our experience! They need a room special for children. And one for adults. I guess the food was good .... But it was so upsetting with the children we were not able to truly enjoy it I love children. I have 6 grandchildren .... I just choose not to dine with them. Would not recommend this place to our friends due to lack of care for their customers"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had our 5 yr old and 3 yr old grandchildren with us and they enjoyed the chef cooking . He was very friendly and kind to the girls."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great last-night-of-vacation dinner! Took the boat over, & the kids loved it. Food was great, generous portions. The chef cooking our dinner was super fun. Would definitely come here again!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The only thing i dont like was the seating was cramped the people are in a rush to get you out of there."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have visited this restaurant several times and always had a great experience. Chefs all great personalities and very entertaining."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "When a chef is openly using canned corn and peas in front of you to prepare your food, its a huge disappointment -- especially because they charge a premium! Would not recommend!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My daughter and I were on a "girls getaway". This was a very nice experience. Taking the boat to dinner was amazing then the restaurant was very nice as well. This was a very nice treat for us. We may stay at this hotel in the future, I would assume it is more expensive than where we stayed but deffinately a great place to bioat to dinner :)"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We opted for the front lounge where the energy was high, the food fresh and delicious instead of the quiet though aroma filled hibachi room. We were not disappointed in the meal though the server neglected to bring us the requested edemame until later, the quail's eggs were beautifully presented on little cubes of wasabi, the sushi and sashimi platters were plentiful and there were wonderful signature drinks"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We have been snowbirds for many years and were introduced to the Mikado 20 years ago ~~ we enjoyed it then and almost every year enjoy bringing other people to your restaurant~~The "show" the chefs put on is very entertaining and the food is great ~~Your staff very friendly and attentive !! Always an "AWESOME" experience as the 10 year old in our party said after we got home ~~ The kids could hardly wait to get home to tell their friends and show them pictures they took of the whole evening ~~It was VERY nice to be able to make the reservations online !! Thank you for this service ~~"
    Dined on 3/3/2014