Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott

4.7
1316 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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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JW008
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was good. Chef was very entertaining. Complaint is that food was abundantly salty. Solving that would definitely provide higher rating on food.

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rugspinner
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. We love the boat ride over.
Food and drinks are always outstanding

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vipsteves
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pricey for what you get

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Mimi
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mikado is just as wonderful this visit as it has been in previous visits! we love the entertainment and the ambiance and overall happy feeling of dining here. It is always fun to meet new table mates and share experiences.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food tasted good, the chef was entertaining and the ambience nice. However, the chef did sling oil or butter from his spatula all over the front of my shirt. I hope that it's not ruined.

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vipGinaL
Palm Springs
256 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This isn’t bad for a teppan restaurant, but I do notice the tables are sadly in need of repair. Our server, James was the highlight of the evening, and while the chef, Fabian put on an awesome show, the food lacked seasoning. That could be because the restaurant doesn’t provide him those things. I had to ask 3 times for garlic butter on my steak, the first of which was over cooked and replaced, but still no garlic butter. I think that for the prices they ask, they should up their food game and maintain the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I surprise my husband with a birthday dinner. The service and our chef were good. I will definitely come again!

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Katie
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The chef was amazing and it was a very fun experience. The only downside was the lack of service from the women taking drink orders and such. They filled our waters often before dinner but disappeared after that. It took forever to get our check and even longer to get it back. Our entire table was gone and the other side cleaned before she came back to us.

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vipKatydoodle
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was very good, food was very good. Chef did an outstanding job keeping my 4 year old entertained. Very good experience!!

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BillA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet Mignon and chicken was delicious. Entertaining and fun with good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and the food was good too. We have been there several times and always a great dining experience.

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vipThefoodieinme
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good as always. Quite noisy but it is to be expected. Not a negative because it made everything lively and fun. I wish there was one less couple sitting at the table to maintain a little bit of space between couples, but we felt comfortable and enjoyed ourselves. The chef was funny and fun. Kept everyone entertained and lively. Our waitress and her assistant were nice too and gave us a ton of attention and made sure our water glasses were always full. Thank you for another great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipYamahazing
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The meal was excellent, the chef was funny, wow, the filet mignon was fantastic! If you want nice atmosphere, fun time and great food, this is the place!

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claritac
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experienced was great!!

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Soccer7
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef made it a memorable experience for the family.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our cook, Jeremy was amazing. Made everything to perfection and put on a great show. He was super friendly and we loved all his jokes!

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DeniseL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server and chef were each exceptional. Price a bit steep when compared to Benihana but food was good. Service better.

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PriscillaT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time eating here for my husband's birthday. The service, entertainment, & food was spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time as usual. My favorite restaurant!

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markb
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go for dinner
Over the last 30 years

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Gugs99
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience but only negative is the amount of food - too much and I eat a lot!!! Don’t ruin the experience by over ordering!!!

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JamesM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall nice and friendly staff/ people that shared the tables were very nice/ Hostess Irene I think and Chef Mark were outstanding….greeters at the door could be a little more friendly and less attention to iPhones also explained the seating and wait process instead of telling you they will call you in 5 minutes which becomes 20min w others being say before you until you walk up and say something. Other than that the food was tasty and fresh and large portions.

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GGB1
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; drinks a bit pricey as is the food. Well cooked meal-good atmosphere, Very Noisy, but typical for this type of dining… had a reservation, showed up about 7 minutes early and we were seated right on time

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JillianF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to the JW Marriott this past weekend and decided to try Mikado for dinner. Our 3 year old loves to watch the hibachi chefs do their show. We ordered a Dragon Roll as an appetizer and it was really good. My son had two bowls of miso soup. and my salad was good. I really liked the dressing on it. For dinner we had filet and lobster and both were delicious! the fried rice was very good as well. Our chef even asked if anyone wanted theirs spicy and added a kick to it for those who wanted. The only things I wasn't a fan of were the sprouts and the veggies that come with the meal. I wish they offered noodles instead. Overall we had a great experience and would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with family and friends

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a good time. We were seated quickly with our reservation. Our chef was amazing. Great food and engaging entertainment. The only thing is we told them our group had 3 birthdays. They forgot. We had to wait a long time for our birthday song and cake.

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JohnW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, it's so much fun. The chef we had was very entertaining and the food was cook to you request. Service was good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bday gift!

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Kendra
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mikado's is a must!! The delicious food, the amazing cocktails and the restaurant itself is in a beautiful setting!! Worth every penny!!!

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SelineA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.
Funny host and good energy and vibes all around. Stayed super late

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service (with an entertaining chef) and delicious food. Would come back again.

EG
vipElenorG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We were celebrating our Anniversary. We love going to Mikado but their air conditioning system was off balance. We did not enjoy our meal or our experience as we were literally freezing under the vent and in the draft. So bad my husband says he never wants to go back :(

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vipCurtisR
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in time for our reservation for teppan table but we waited almost 30 minutes to be seated

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TiffinyT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere! Great teppanyaki Habachi grill. Typical tricks from servers that never grows old. First time I had my tofu steak prepared that way and really enjoyed it. Beautiful night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! WOW! WOW! The service & the food were EXCEPTIONAL! Our Chef was fun! Maria was our server, and she was on point & so fun! Thank you… I think our Chef’s name was Mario… Wow! That man can cook! Thank from our family! The Rangel’s! 💚🙌🏻

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WilliamH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining in an excellent JW Marriott resort in Palm Desert. CA!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chef was amazing and very entertaining. Best I have ever experienced. Male server was incredible. They made the experience so much fun. Only complaint was chicken was very dry and they don't have Yum Yum sauce.

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vipLindaB
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great out chef was funny and very entertaining.

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Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott is rated 4.7 stars by 1316 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.