Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott

4.6
1105 reviews
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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 140 guests at Mikado where the food is the show! Arigato!
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GW
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We vacation in Palm Desert twice a year and always take the time to have dinner at Mikado. Kids love it. It does seem a little pricey but you get plenty of food and it comes with entertainment! Definitely worth it

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great time for our family. Our chef was very entertaining, fun, and fed off our energy. This place is family friendly and designed to get you involved in your dinner experience. The food was amazing, we just finished our left overs today and they were also amazing!

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T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, from beginning to end. Atmosphere and food was great, our family of 6 enjoyed ourselves. Pricey but worth it, 2 people no alcohol $118.

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here as a part of a bachelorette party last weekend. We had such a great experience. Our waiter Oscar was outstanding and Jeremy our chef was so entertaining and made amazing food. This really was a highlight of our weekend and I would highly recommend it.

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JJ
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my family and the experience was fantastic from start to finish. Our server was very attentive and the chef was very entertaining! Best teppanyaki restaurant in the desert.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was good but was expensive. The seats should be facing the golf view, everything is backwards and doesn’t make sense at all. The restaurant is outdated and needs to be updated. Overall we had a good time.

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TT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Every time I am in Palm Desert or Orlando I go to Mikados.

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NT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The front staff were not very nice or professional. They tried to sit 10 people at an 8 person table, dismissed us at first and then reluctantly gave us the right table.
The food was great the chef and waitress were awesome and friendly.

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our experience would have been 5 across the board but the front staff were extremely rude. We were on the boat on our way to the restaurant for our reservation at 6. We had called the restaurant to let them know we were taking the boat and they rudely told us if we were not there in 5 minutes they would not accommodate us. The boat staff were super nice and cut our tour short to help us make the reservation. When we got there, the staff then told us to wait for our table to get ready. WHY WOULD YOU NOT HAVE IT READY If you were rushing us? We waited 10 minutes. Besides that experience, the waitress and the cook were friendly but the waitress did spill my drink a bit on the table and floor.

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MV
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and testy the service was very good

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The people at the front were rude. The chef was rude and it was the worst food I've ever had at any teppanyaki restaurant. Was not enough salt, and flavors were just off.
I still adore the restaurant. We come every year, take the boat ride and the kids love it.

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Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Sadly, My husband and I have come to mikados for multiple years now. We were excited to be celebrating our 20th anniversary with our kids. Actually, my bachelorette party dinner was there as well and was a wonderful experience then. So, To start with our cocktails were ordered and my drink was an old fashion with maraschino cherries? What? I stopped him and said not to use those. He started a new one and it was completely diluted with club soda. It was probably the worst old-fashioned I have ever had. Then dinner was not that great considering the price. And what I thought would be a very fun experience, was quite disappointing. I ordered scallops which were rubbery and not very flavorful. And To pay extra for fried rice when it’s usually included and choice of soup or salad? It used to be both.? Our anniversary dessert was a horrible green tea cheesecake. I’m very disappointed and will not ever go back.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every minute! Perfect night for our family!

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1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent, we were sat with two beautiful young families. Great experience, we will definitely be back

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M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entertaining meal and delicious to boot! Wait staff extremely attentive. Our family thorough enjoyed our dinner experience.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience ever!!!

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael the chef was so entertaining and fun. Thank you for making our night enjoyable

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service wasn’t good and food was bland

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1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We have been visiting this restaurant for over 15 years and this was the first time our service was poor. Our server was non existent and our chef was sloppy and seemed not trained well.

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RT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and everything it has to offer! The food is amazing, and the employees are always really on top of it!

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Our chef was amazing... entertained everyone including my kids. The food and drinks were delicious

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KP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a fantastic time at dinner. Our servers and chef were so friendly and funny. It was like dinner and a show all in one! Definitely recommend! A+++++

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my wife. It was a lot of fun.

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LH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating Father’s Day & Birthday! The Chef & table experience was interactive and Fun for all ages! Food was also great! We took the boat at JW Marriott to the restaurant. It was beautiful and fun! We saw Flamingos and Black Swans.

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Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef was amazing it was a really fun experience and delicious food.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing As always! Thanks James for being the best server & Ricky for the delicious food.

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j
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We completed our salads and appetizers and had to wait quite some time before the cook came to the table. Our dinner took nearly 2 hours - the main meat dish was the last served and was cold and overcooked.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!! Will definitely be back!! The BEST Japanese steakhouse I’ve ever been to!

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d
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant several times and it is my absolute favorite. We usually only make it on special occasions although I would love to eat here every day if I could. I always get the filet mignon and shrimp combo. Filet is always tender and delicious and shrimp is great as well. I love the dipping sauces provided. Our waiter Zeke was great and even remembered us from our last visit a few months prior. And our chef was great. See again soon

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience can’t wait back to go again!

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G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

the restaurant had a good vibe and atmosphere. Food was good and the service was attentive.

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FK
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great show making for a special evening. Food outstanding and so many options. Service great to top it off!

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EV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

services was amazing, had wonderful experience. I would recommend

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T
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Boat trip over was great except they forgot to mention it stops at 8 pm. So find your own way back with a person with a disability? Not fun

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SM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great fun!

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PH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with seating around hibachi style iron cooktop. Would be more suited for group dining rather than a couple (unless you are aware of this open style dinner seating). Sushi rolls and sashimi were delicious, decent wine menu and a very nice/entertaining chef.

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We stayed at the Marriot so our boat ride to the restaurant was refreshing and beautiful. The outside of the place was pretty with lit up tress and mini bridges. The staff members were all kind and considerate throughout the experience. The sushi was delicious and well made. Our chef was fun and made the best teppanyaki I have had! I love the steak and shrimp fried rice everywhere I go, but this meat and seafood was exceptionally fresh. The fillet mignon melted in my mouth! I would highly recommend this dinner for all groups.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Service, delicious food!!

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KS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service made a fun birthday! Jeremy wAs very entertaining and had our entire party laughing !

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