Musashi Japanese Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Established in 1996. Musashi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar has a long history of providing the Palm Desert and the Valley with the highest quality Japanese cuisine prepared skillfully.

OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS, OUR STAFF LED BY EXECUTIVE SUSHI CHEF MASAO ARAI, HOGUEN PARK AND AKI AKIFUMI CONTINUES THE JAPANESE TRADITION OF FRESH FISH, SOUPS AND NOODLES, AND MEATS. TRADITIONAL JAPANESE PREPARATION WITH THE FINEST INGREDIENTS AND TECHNIQUES. MUSASHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR REPRESENTS AND HOLDS TRUE THE LEGACY OF JAPANESE AND CALIFORNIA CUISINE.

*We seat entire party together.
What 141 people are saying
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LBAJr
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Musashi Restaurant makes the best food I've ever eaten.

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vipDorothea
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great - Fresh Sushi - Open for custom orders which we appreciate a lot ! Very kind staff and very helpful

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vipwilly
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi and appetizers at the sushi bar.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food Tiffany was a friendly and efficient server and ambiance was perfect!

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LLeuschner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Musashi. Amazing ambience, quiet dining, fast service, delicious food that is surprisingly affordable without sacrificing any quality. The Seaweed salad & Miso soup are an appetizer must, and the Musashi roll is always my entree go-to.

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DeannaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently one of our favorite restaurants in the desert. Excellent food and great service

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ulyssese
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sushi is Japan quality, staffs are great, ambience is great!!! I just relocated from LA here in Palm Desert and Mushashi is my new place to be ! The owner Stella is the niciest. i will dine in there again soon with my friends from LA

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first dining out in three months. We’re so happy. The fish is wonderful the wait staff were wonderful and the place was immaculate.

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vipDorothea
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly staff - amazing fresh sushi - thank you again - on of our favorite places in the desert

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Beckie
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was outstanding, service great, love daughter Rose and owner Stella ! We used to go to another sushi restaurant but have made Musashi our favorite.

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vipAnneS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!
Love this place:)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding on every level. The food was delicious and interesting. The service was beyond impeccable. We had a really lovely time.

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vipRobertC
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful.... fresh & tasty

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BobS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Musashi is one of the best Japanese restaurants I've ever encountered. It is my favorite place to dine in all of California.

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Tevanui
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice plan 🥟🍣

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vipbigmcc
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Staff were very nice, but the food simply was not very good — sushi was mushy, and the tempura was greasy. The ratio of sushi to tempura on the combination was also low.

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RobertC
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never disappoints!

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JerryG
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the desert. Live the atmosphere. Highly recommend

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vipDelish
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh, fresh, fresh and terrific sushi.

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BillSD
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was busy on a weekend night, but service was prompt and friendly. The food and wine list were extensive, and our meals superb. Enjoyable outing!

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ExpensiveMJs
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very busy. Glad we had reservations. Items came out at vastly different times. Hostess said we all should have ordered food from the kitchen instead of sushi!?! What?!? Server apologized but did not offer any type of compensation at all. Poor attention to detail plating presentations. Chiraishi was just fish on rice; no extras like usual. Disappointing because we go there often and we had guests.

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NanL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this sushi restaurant! I’ve introduced it to many friends & we all agree ... fresh, delicious food in a clean, welcoming environment! Wonderful service! This is one of my absolute favourite spots in the desert ❤️

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donald
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good restaurant to go when you want good Japanese food, good service, and an almost neighborhood feeling.

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CliffB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Musashi's service, ambience and cuisine all exceptional. After living 10 years in Palm Springs, I can truthfully say that there are only a very few restaurants in the Coachella Valley who match its quiet, unpretentious elegance.

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vipSKReviews
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always yummy and fresh! Wouldn’t go for sushi anywhere else in the desert!

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vipRKTZLN
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

What a cute place, obviously embraced by the locals which is always a good sign. Service was excellent and food was well prepared. Nothing fancy just good Japanese food. Udon was good and Tonkatsu well prepared. Enjoyed the meal.

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Will be back!

Sushi, salad, tempura was outstanding.

Vegetables great, pork overcooked.....management rectified for our satisfaction.

Great service overall.

Thank you for great experience.

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vipRobertC
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After eating here an getting the taste of high end sushi and quality I really can’t eat sushi anywhere else, just can’t compare. I drive 2.5 hours once a month to come up here to eat. It’s just worth the wait and the drive to me an like a special treat after a long month.

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vipGourmet4me
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was some of the freshest and most delicious Japanese meal we have had.
Lovely restaurant and very friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We walked out after waiting for 30 minutes NO FOOD! Chefs were more interested in filling to go orders than sit in dining. Also Smokey and stuffy/warm inside- going cheap on their electric bill. Never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Musashi was fabulous!! Be sure to make reservations as it is packed! Very popular! Food was delicious! Our server was ROSE! She was amazing!! Even though it was very busy she was very attentive and pleasant! And so very enthusiastic about the menu items!!! We will be back!

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JosephF
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

This has been our favorite sushi place for years but we notice that changes are being made. Our favorite dish that was homemade has been substituted for a pre-made frozen piece of pork that was gray and had the texture of leather. It was completely inedible. Also, we didn’t receive the typically complimentary edamame. Friends with a similar experience stated that edamame is now only for purchase. I am afraid that cost-cutting measures may, ultimately, keep us from returning. I will go back one more time and, if the quality is still reduced, we will find a new restaurant.

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NanL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite sushi restaurant in the desert! Always clean, very fresh food & excellent service! I’m a regular customer, love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite sushi spot in the desert- truly the freshest and most authentic!

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vipAlix
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had to wait for 20 minutes to be seated even though we had our reservation on the day and went there no time. Comparing to other restaurants in the area, the receptionist was not so welcoming. Food was just ok.

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AFSandMS
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb menu; excellent service; just right price points; amicable atmosphere. Best Japanese restaurant in Coachella Valley.

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Lildil
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very slow service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Place was packed, but we were seated at our reservation time. Our server was phenomenal! The sushi was some of the best I have ever had. Make this a stop during your visit to the Palm Springs area.

FAQs

Musashi Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 340-9780.

Musashi Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.