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Fri, 5/25
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Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott

4.5
850 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Kid-friendly
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 850 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Bachelorette

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food great service.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

It was one of the best dinner experiences, the host Maria was great! The chef was Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Took my boyfriend for his birthday. We took the boat ride there while the sun was setting. It was so perfect! The food was amazing. Can’t wait to go again!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

They originally sat us in a table of 11 where someone was using one of the middle chairs as a purse holder. Needlessly to say, this was not ideal as we were wrapped all the way around the table and were actually sitting in front of the second tappanyaki grill without a view of the main grill (taking away half the fun of these restaurants!) However, after informing the waiter that this wasn’t enjoyable, they were more than accommodating and moved us to another table with a view of the water. From there on out, the service was impeccable and the food was amazing. My group had everything from shrimp, chicken, steak, and filet and each was just as great as the last. Highly recommend this place and make sure to request a water view!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Always a fun show and lots of food. Delicious flavors and cooked to perfection. A must stop for us whenever we are in Palm Desert.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Food was excellent much better than most Japanese steak houses.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

For the price the food was just okay. If you compare it to Benihana you will be very disappointed

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1.0Dined on April 23, 2018

IT WAS MY WIFE'S BIRTHDAY SO WE THOUGHT WE WOULD GO SOME PLACE SPECIAL WHAT

A DISAPPOINTMENT WE GOT. OUR BILL WAS CLOSE TO $200.00 FOR THE WHOLE THING. IT

WASN'T WORTH 1/2 THAT. ON TO BETTER THINGS FOR US.

JIM AND DIANE NAEKEL

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

It was a great evening. The chefs were excellent and the food was delicious 😋

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We usually love Mikado's, but tonight not as much. They semmed to really squeeze way to may seats together. (More room on ecomony airline flight). The man who was very nice sitting beside me as my husband was on my right and the gentlemen on my left was actually touching arms and we had a tough time eating b/c our seats were together with absolutely no room to move.
My rice had so much garlic in it that my stomach hurt for hours & I love garlic, but this was WAY TO MUCH!. The soup was cold, so I changed it for the salad. Our Filet was not medium how we asked, but well done. Waiting for all the others at the table three families as they sit you around the open grill top for the funny cook to do a little presentation and cook for everyone. So, sending the food back would interrupt everyone that already waited an hr to have their food and anyone else sitting not on and end was as cramped as I was. The price for the food is already really on the $$ side, so I was disappointed. It was so crampled for me that we left before the ice-cream (orange sherbet or green-tea) came. I will go back, but only with sitting at an end or with 11 or 12 people in my party, so not to feel that uncomfortable personal space issue with strangers.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We liked our chef very much. He did a great job keeping the table engaged. I would say the food was ok. Since our "table companions" arrived inebriated, they were loud and a bit disruptive. We were four guests. We had one appetizer, three drinks and four meals. Our bill was almost $400... I lot for what we got, even considering the chef's entertainment.

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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 on April 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We have been coming here for years, it’s a must when we visit the desert. It did not disappoint on the memory factor, corny jokes and all, though could use a general upgrade in decor. The green tea ice cream was the best I’ve ever had!

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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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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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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Was not what we expected.

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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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