Musashi Japanese Restaurant
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.
Musashi Restaurant makes the best food I've ever eaten.
All great - Fresh Sushi - Open for custom orders which we appreciate a lot ! Very kind staff and very helpful
Excellent sushi and appetizers at the sushi bar.
Good food Tiffany was a friendly and efficient server and ambiance was perfect!
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.
Consistently one of our favorite restaurants in the desert. Excellent food and great service
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
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.
Great friendly staff - amazing fresh sushi - thank you again - on of our favorite places in the desert
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.
Perfect as always!
Love this place:)
Truly outstanding on every level. The food was delicious and interesting. The service was beyond impeccable. We had a really lovely time.
Wonderful.... fresh & tasty
Musashi is one of the best Japanese restaurants I've ever encountered. It is my favorite place to dine in all of California.
Very nice plan 🥟🍣
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.
Best sushi in the desert. Live the atmosphere. Highly recommend
Fresh, fresh, fresh and terrific sushi.
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!
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.
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 ❤️
A good restaurant to go when you want good Japanese food, good service, and an almost neighborhood feeling.
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.
Always yummy and fresh! Wouldn’t go for sushi anywhere else in the desert!
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.
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.
Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!
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.
This was some of the freshest and most delicious Japanese meal we have had.
Lovely restaurant and very friendly staff
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.
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!
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.
This is my favourite sushi restaurant in the desert! Always clean, very fresh food & excellent service! I’m a regular customer, love it!
Our favorite sushi spot in the desert- truly the freshest and most authentic!
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.
Superb menu; excellent service; just right price points; amicable atmosphere. Best Japanese restaurant in Coachella Valley.
Very slow service
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.
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.