About 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!

74855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
Cook

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 341-1873

Website:
http://www.desertspringsresort.com/Palm-Desert-Restaurants/Mikado-Palm-Springs-Japanese-Steakhouse-34.html

Parking Details:
Valet or general self parking in covered parking garage.

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Restaurant Sales Manager for details.

Private Party Contact:
Dena Kosturos, Restaurant Sales Manager: (760) 862-1538

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

Late Valentines Day

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

A very fun experience! My SO had never been to a teppan-yaki restaurant so the show by the chef was new and fun for her. Food was good, waitstaff was excellent. Worth the $$$

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Noly was our chef and he was pretty amazing! He did a great job keeping everyone amused and the food cooked was fantabulous! An awesome experience and will be back.:) Also the dessert was exquisite and so tasty and light! Loved the whole night:) not to mention the boat ride and the scenery.:)

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s with my kids and husband.
First dinner date for valentines we decided to show our teen boys what dating should look and feel like .
We had made a month plan to go to this restaurant for the sole fact it would be kid friendly and there was a boat that would be romantic to show them the awe of the night.Upon arrival to the Marriott @ 6:20pm we did not see the boat in the dock so walked around to the restaurant and seen the boat pull away from the restaurant.We arrived 6:30pm we asked the hostess at the front if we could possibly check in early and run back to ride the boat back to the restaurant . She informed me NO that would be too long once we call your party we do not wait for you and since it’s busy tonight we do not have the 15minute grace period. This reaction scared us enough to not even risk it and check in 30 minutes early as our reservation was at 7 pm. The host continued to speak in such tone “ so what do you want to do ?” Once I said let’s just check in .She said” ok well here is the prefixed Valentines menu is this ok ? “ I replied wait I made the reservations under the impression there was no prefix because on open table they did not say there was a pre fix. Her reply “ well ya that’s not our fault we don’t own open table “ that comment of hers shocked me so much. I replied I am aware you don’t own them but also aware that they do state if there is a prefix menus for valentines as this was not something I wanted for valentines I avoided all the prefix restaurants on open table on purpose. So felt like a big bate and switch. The problem was not that alone it was the hostess way on not caring then continuing to say” well so are you ok with it or not ? I have others I need to check in and if you don’t want it you can go ride the boat and go to another restaurant .” Needless to say this was crazy as then we waiting till 7:20 to be seated due to the other party being Late Really !! The food was amazing the chef and servers was amazing.

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 (Yosemite)·Dined 5 days ago

Great Valentine’s Day dinner with the family. Two of our family members are vegetarian and they charged us less for their meals even though they had a limited menu for $75 a person. We also appreciated the little desert at the end. Just the perfect size, since we were so full.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had a great experience and the food was super. We had to wait quite a while for a chef and that took some time. But very enjoyable time.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had to wait 30 minutes to be seated even with a reservation. But service at table was fine.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We loved it! The food was delicious and we remarked on how impeccable the service was. Treat yourself to an entertaining and fun dinner!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had the best cocktail server (Oscar) and the funniest and most talented chef (Ricky) and a girls night to remember.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A step up from Benihana. Fun and delicious. Consistently high quality.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great service, excellent professional staff.
The food was Great , fresh quality Suishi & Maki rolls.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our chef was a true hi light. Tons of personality and good with interaction believe his name was Scott. He had our party and the whole table next to us engaged. Our table cooked food was excellent kitchen prepared not so good. Shrimp Tempura rather soggy, to much dressing on salad ruining the balance of flavors.
Miso soup tepid.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I took my mom and friends here for her birthday. The atmosphere was fun but overpriced for the food quality. I would go somewhere else if I was going to spend the kind of money spent. For example, the desert they brought my mom was an old brownie with old vanilla ice cream. The price for food and adult beverages for six was nearly $600!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Mikado. Good and tasty food. Skilled chef. Pleasant service. BUT... Wine pours seemed skimpy for the prices charged. Decor and fixtures are getting to be worn and tired. Floor could use a good scrubbing.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

memorable experience, exceptional fried rice!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We made a reservation. When we arrived, this is the first restaurant at which we were not made to feel welcome at all. The hostess did not greet us, but she made us feel like we were being grilled, asking us if we planned to have their main course at their common dining tables, or to have appetizers. We were not sure and hoped to make that decision to have either at our table. Turns out we had no option but to have their sit down Japanese dinner with seating around the chef, or sit in the lounge if we wanted sushi rolls and appetizers. This was not at all explained on their website. The lounge is small and has very limited un-comfortable seating, appearing more to be a place where people just grab a quick drink before heading into the main seating area. We did order sushi rolls and a drink, which were all fine. When were leaving the hostess did not make any effort to thank us for coming, or even acknowledge us, which she had ample time to do as there was no one checking in. Very disappointed. We will not be back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Steak was tough and cooked well although I said rare to medium rare.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great experience! We were in town for a gymnastics meet that ended late. They accommodated our large, tired party with all of our food restrictions and allergies. The chef was funny and kept the kids laughing way past their bedtimes. Great service, wonderful atmosphere, delicious food. Would definitely recommend and we'll go back for sure the next time we're in town!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Attentive service and great food! Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always enjoy the overall experience from the boat ride to the dinner show! However, stressed how this was a 40th Birthday celebration and asked for a fun cook as I have been for bdays previously and cooks do special things! Unfortunately, our cook was not made aware it was for 40th Birthday and hostess didn’t seem to care when she was asked. Someone in our party finally said something and the cook was surprised as he hadn’t been informed! Server said if someone told him he knew but didn’t inquire as to wether or not he was aware when spending over $400 At restaurant that asked if it was a special occasion and they dropped the ball is a little disturbing! Not the cooks fault but just a bummer

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Accommodated a large party (11) no problem. Our chef Ricky was fun and out on a great show. Food was fabulous!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We had so much fun at Mikado! The kids loved it - and caught every piece of shrimp tossed to them.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a amazing time New Year's eve with great food...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Healthy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very overpriced

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Years Eve and had a wonderful time! The Chef's are very entertaining and know how to have fun with everyone. The food and all it's fixing's is great and cooked to perfection. We would recommend this restaurant for any special ocasion or just fot a night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The new years eve dinner with our family was very good, however the restaurant changed the menu without notifying us. All in all it was good but very pricey.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our chef was very entertaining! (Head Chef) He kept the entire table entertained and made delicious food!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

A fun place with kind service.
But too much soy sauce and salt in all food servings.
Couldn't finish eating my portion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Nice. Sat at sushi bar. Great service

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

a fun night. Great service. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The type of experience you have is greatly dependent upon the chef you get and with whom you are seated. We have been here before where we had a really fun time whooping it up. This time we were seated with a sedate family and a low key chef. But either way, the food is excellent and its worth the trip. Prices are on the high side, but you're paying for a show from the chef. Also, the portions are very large, so lots available for a doggie bag and yummy leftovers the next day.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The chef makes the meal so much better, and Anthony did a great job of entertaining our group. You have to be able to have some fun, and be able to laugh at yourself, and the night was great!

Thank you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We truly enjoyed the whole experience at Mikado! Very attentive staff and they paired us with another great family. Loved it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Reservationists and reception was very rude and had us wait 29 minutes before seating my party so they could fill up the specified room.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Love this place

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service and food

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Meat, Seafood was fresh. The chef was well-trained, fun & entertaining.
The steak we ordered done perfectly. I enjoyed the fresh cooked vegetable too.
Overall, it worth the drive and the value.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Let me begin by explaining the reason for the noise level being energetic is due to small children not being quieted by their parents. The food was well prepared and we were well taken care of by the chef and waitress. However, the reservation did not detail seating is only teppanyaki.

Also, the magic of taking a "boat" to the restaurant was squashed by the Marriott. We were told three different times (4, 4:30 and 5pm) the boats were beginning to begin taking passengers and that five boats would be running. We had reservations at 5pm and were in line at 4pm for the TWO boats that were running. We were informed the "ride" would take 10 minutes. We explained we had reservations at 5pm and were concerned we would not be on the boat in time. Again at 4:30pm, we were told, "don't worry, there's going to be five boats running"; only two boats were running. Long story short-kinda-we had to get out of line at 4:45 to quickly walk over to the restaurant. So much for a magical evening.

My recommendation is to get in line an hour earlier than your reservation and make a later reservation if possible.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Hostess did not seat us at a table with children as requested! Good job.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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