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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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (13)
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Kid-friendly (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (6)
People Watching (6)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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Fit for Foodies (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6, 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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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great service and food

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·Dined on November 26, 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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·Dined on November 25, 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 24, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delayed seating with a reservation. It turned out OK as my cosmopolitan at the bar was outstanding! Love the dry-ice effect!

Food was good, tepanyaki show was disappointing. Happy that's not why we went. Good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our service was great . Our food was great. Our chef was great! The lighting is so bright sitting at those big tables - it would have been great if after he finished cooking, they dimmed the lights so you didn't feel like you were in a big warehouse with bright bright bright lights shining down on you the whole time.

Tags: Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very nice place. Lots of fun and you go for the show. Our beef was a little overlooked. We had fun!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The experience was great once we were seated. The young lady at the front desk was quite rude and insisted we must have our total group to be seated. Interestingly the last time at the restaurant they were quite happy to seat us and take our drink orders, while we waited for two additional people. We had even shared the fact that the missing two were walking over! Then we were told we had missed our window for the reservation and would have to wait further. Not a great start when entertaining clients.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Lots of fun! A fun experience with friends! Beautiful property and clean premises.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great atmosphere, really enjoyed the food, tge chef and staff were great.

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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on November 1, 2017

ok food a bit soulless. clearly wanted to shut up shop early

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We now understand there is little authenticity in this type of bash and klang cooking. The top teppan places in Japan would not be caught dead with this "look at me" set of antics. There were no explanations of the food, the cooking method nor the quality of the meats. Just bash and klang. Not only that, none of the chefs at the teppans were Japanese. I'm not saying they all must be Japanese, but wouldn't you think that Japanese food should be cooked by Japanese people? Oh well - now we know.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good quality of food, fresh, tasty, fun atmosphere, good service.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

While vacationing in Palm Springs, we celebrated our 5th year anniversary and recent engagement at Mikado. Highly recommend!! The food was delicious, the drinks tasty, and the entertainment was priceless! Our chef kept us engaged the whole meal and our food was cooked to perfection.
Certainly more on the pricey side, but if you are able to, I highly recommend it!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Took our family for dinner and had one of the best meals we have ever had in palm desert!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A fun experience with friends, our chef was great and awesome personality. We stayed at the Villas and it truly was a great getaway

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Smokey---overhead exhaust systems were there--but not used?
Big, drunk groups of diners eating huge and tasteless bowls of food.
Fun and games included smashing shrimp and tossing into diners' mouths by chefs.
Terrible food, terrible atmosphere and service--a total disappointment!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food good service

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Enjoyed the food. Jun was a lot of fun and was a very good chef!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Mikado's has always been one of my favorite spots. Love the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Chefs entertain the diners at this tepan grill. Food was delicious and plentiful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Annabelle says: Food quality and chef entertainment was terrific as always! Good value, as Mikado changed the sides from soup and salad to one or the other....I was surprised! and they gave my family both! That's special. VERY good with the youngsters.

We love the boat ride at JW Marriott also.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were seated beside one of the most obnoxious and vulgar guests you could imagine. With children of other guests present, she repeatedly and loudly exclaimed expletives to others across the table. We wanted to leave. The staff did nothing but serve more drinks.

Our server was inattentive to our needs, probably avoiding our table-mate. We had to catch his attention several times.

The food was passable but over-priced. You're paying for the entertainment and ambiance however you have no control over who sits next to you.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary. Special thanks to Martin and Jezz for their effort to make this dinner a special one!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Very accommodating, excellent fresh produce! Best cuts of meat! Amazing drinks that pair very well!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The Marriott offers a cute boat ride to Mikado's which is part of the fun.
We've been on it many times before - but, always enjoy it. Mikado's is
ALWAYS so much fun. Great Service and Food is Very Good. They again
remembered us for our Anniversary. I will be back on our next visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We actually got engaged just walking on the course and then came for dinner. Amazing night and truly memorable. Thanks

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

everyone had a good time, our Waiter made it a lot of fun for everyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food and service was very good. Oscar and Anthony made our evening fun and fabulous.
Will definitely go back.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 22, 2017

As always, the food is excellent, the environment is inviting and the staff are wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 19, 2017

They went out of their way to make our Anniversary special

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

we had a wonderful chef! He interacted with everyone the entire time he cooked. Very funny and entertaining! The food was delicious! The watermelon martini was excellent!! Would definitely go back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Ambiance was beautiful, good experience, food was fresh although just slightly too salty

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great ambiance and cook was somewhat amusing, had a nice dinner with the wife for our anniversary!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great food and service!! The chef Ricardo was a highlight!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Although the food and service was really good, I find that the drinks were quite on the expensive side, but this may be due to it being a resort.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Our chef was great. The two hostesses were very rude when we asked why they don't answer the phone they said they were so busy which was not the case. We called twice and got voice mail and last time called 3 times just to get voice mail. They are lazy and need to put the call on hold if they are really even on one and answer the other call and have the person calling hold, who trained these people ? Bad customer service for the prices they charge.

Tags: Good for Groups
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