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.
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!
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.
Fantastic. Teppanaki chef just was not very engaging compared to past experiences
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.
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.
Such a wonderful experience! The only bad part was we had to wait an hour for our table.
We had a lot of fun love our sushi chef.,
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.
So much fun! We stay at the JW Marriott every year and always eat at Mikado one of the nights. Never disappoints!
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.
PS. The Dragon Breath cocktail makes you wanna marry a dragon😍😍😍😍
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.
A must stop for us every time we visit Palm Desert- fun, friendly, tasty food, and wonderful memories.
Went with daughter and grandchildren, we all loved it. Food quality was excellent. Chef was very entertaining. Children loved it and had a blast!,
Late Valentines Day
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 $$
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.:)
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.
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.
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.
Had to wait 30 minutes to be seated even with a reservation. But service at table was fine.
We loved it! The food was delicious and we remarked on how impeccable the service was. Treat yourself to an entertaining and fun dinner!
We had the best cocktail server (Oscar) and the funniest and most talented chef (Ricky) and a girls night to remember.
A step up from Benihana. Fun and delicious. Consistently high quality.
Great service, excellent professional staff.
The food was Great , fresh quality Suishi & Maki rolls.
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.
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!
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.
memorable experience, exceptional fried rice!
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.
Steak was tough and cooked well although I said rare to medium rare.
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!
Attentive service and great food! Can’t wait to come back!
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
Accommodated a large party (11) no problem. Our chef Ricky was fun and out on a great show. Food was fabulous!!
We had so much fun at Mikado! The kids loved it - and caught every piece of shrimp tossed to them.
We had a amazing time New Year's eve with great food...
New Year’s Eve
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.