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Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott

4.5
836 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Friday & Saturday 5:00PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(760) 341-1873
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Please contact Restaurant Sales Manager for details.
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Private party contact
Dena Kosturos, Restaurant Sales Manager: (760) 862-1538
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Cross street
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Parking details
Valet or general self parking in covered parking garage.
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 836 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Very nice ambiance , were seated at bar for drinks waiting for our table . Waitress ignored us for 15 minutes then decided to go to bar and get them myself. 5 minutes later our table was ready . The cook was friendly and did a great job the food was ok nothing special. The determining factor is price . Would not go back at these prices for average quality food. $50 average per entree .

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

We were at this restaurant for many times but this time it was disappointing
The show was half less fun because of the cook
The service was slow, we would order more drinks but nobody was around
It was our daughters birthday and I wrote it down when I booked the table but no surprise for her; only for another women on the table...
Also we didn’t receive the points for booking through open table

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a great time! We were there for a birthday party but I would go with a large group on any day. Food was fantastic, service was great! Our chef Ricardo was fun and entertaining

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I've been to a lot of hibachi steakhouses. The noise in the table area of this one bounces throughout the room making it so loud you can't have a regular conversation. The smoke the hibachi cooking creates, lingers in the air 15+ minutes after they are done cooking. Also, the canned lights are above all the chairs and feels a bit like interrogation lighting, not good for pics because of the shadows on you the lights cause. Finally, if you don't like salty food, I suggest you tell them no soy sauce as it is put on everything they prepare. Other than that, the grounds and lobby are very pretty. Our server and chef were good, friendly and fun.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyable — especially the Chef, Scott! Quality of food was very good for this type of restaurant. Service at hibachi table is good but waiting/bar area needs better wait service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

A very fun and delicious meal while on vacation. We had a great time.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good. Not as good as years prior. They were behind schedule, our experience was rushed. They use too much oil, and it’s not not a healthy oil, canola blend.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant - a real 'show' as they cook at your table and set things on fire! - and a 'must see/experience' for all ages! Pretty hard to believe that you can actually take a beautiful boat ride from the lobby of the JW Resort - to this amazing restaurant, while relaxing in the desert! What?

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Waited 30 mins to get seated. Had to ask if they forgot about us. Once inside it was awesome. Great food and service. Would have been nice to let us know there was a wait and there woukd have been no problem. They just let us sit and wonder.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Was not what we expected.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a 6:30 reservation but weren’t seated until after 7:00. The chef was fun too watch and our kids enjoyed the show. The food was what I’ve come to expect at Japanese steak houses: decent stir fry and so-so meats. It cost us roughly $50/ each for our party of 8 including 5 kids. For that money there are a lot of other places I would choose to eat.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The staff was outstanding and our chef was funny and entertaining.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

After the chef was done cooking, we were left alone until the ice cream was brought. We all wanted more wine, but no one came. No one checked on us.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great experience as usual. An annual event for us when in Palm Springs

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very good Japanese steakhouse. The chef wasn’t over the top obnoxious; perfect combination of skill and humor.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Birthdays for my husband

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent food and a hilarious chef...he was up on his one-liners. However, the interior layout and decor is quite tired and dated. Bar is quite small with terrible service--we waited 15 minutes for a waitress in an empty bar.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Mikado is always great. We never miss it when it Palm Springs. The service is very prompt and friendly. The menu choices for the sushi are plentiful. Though all the fun is about the tappan yaki chef's performance of making the meal one doesn't have to do that.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Disappointed with the chef chosen for our table. As other chefs around us were entertaining the guests at their tables, our chef walked up and barely spoke to us. We wished we had been seated at the fun table across from us. I had planned this visit to Mikado as a birthday dinner for my 14 year old granddaughter. The boat ride over is the best way to arrive for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We had a fun birthday celebration at Mikado. We opted to eat in the sushi appy area of the restaurant as it seemed a little more romantic. Our waiter was amazing. He offered great food and wine suggestions! Wonderful evening!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

our chef was very funny, entertaining and attentive.
But ir costs 450 dollars for 6 people. No drinking but 2 glasses of wine. Can't go back there for a LONG time. I think that's a shame. Plus I split my meal w my husband. 5 star except for price.50 a person can take once in a while, but really... this is a group hibachi exp. ...too much.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fantastic. Teppanaki chef just was not very engaging compared to past experiences

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Best cosmopolitan I’ve had in Desert - Sisti in and have Sherwin make it for you. Table side chef was great - our other table mates were a young family with 2 daughters and a retired couple. Both were genuinely friendly making for a very pleasant evening. Only negative was I thought food was a little too salted for my taste.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

the bar before dinner was friendly and entertaining. The teppanyaki Dinner was delicious, sat around with 8 others so for a solo traveller it was great to visit with other tourists. Our chef was entertaining as well as cooked the food to perfection. Then back to the bar for a nightcap. I would definitely eat there again.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Such a wonderful experience! The only bad part was we had to wait an hour for our table.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had a lot of fun love our sushi chef.,

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The room in which we sat was uncomfortably cold, and far too large for even the chef experience offered. No one in our party enjoyed the physical environment at all. Came across as very impersonal. Ate with our coats on the entire time.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

So much fun! We stay at the JW Marriott every year and always eat at Mikado one of the nights. Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Because we were unable to get into Morton’s on such short notice, we opted for Mikado (which they gladly served us on short notice aaaand kindly reseated us due to my daughter’s tardiness). From the friendly hostesses, to the effervescent bartender (Sherwin) who made, to our gracious server (Aida), and to our comedic chef (Manny) ...our meal was delightful and delicious, and we are sooo glad we skipped bougie Morton’s on this go-round.
Sincerely,
Yvonne Monahan

PS. The Dragon Breath cocktail makes you wanna marry a dragon😍😍😍😍

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Waited at least 15 minutes beyond our booked time and took some time before anyone came to takeba drinks order. Food was good and the chef entertaining.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

A must stop for us every time we visit Palm Desert- fun, friendly, tasty food, and wonderful memories.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Went with daughter and grandchildren, we all loved it. Food quality was excellent. Chef was very entertaining. Children loved it and had a blast!,

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Late Valentines Day

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.:)

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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