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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4.4

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4.5

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4.4

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4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (23)
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Good for a Date (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
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Kid-friendly (10)
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Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (6)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Romantic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Cozy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Waterfront (3)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 10, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 4, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

Very overpriced

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 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 27, 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 26, 2017

Nice. Sat at sushi bar. Great service

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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 14, 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 11, 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 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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