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Matsuri Japanese Restaurant

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73759 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4016
+1 760-776-6655
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Bellingham, Washington
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128 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great sushi, varied menu, nice family run place. I've been there four times now. Miso Soup is very good too, they serve it with a spoon! Don't see that much, and it had some noodles in it too. Interesting. Great broth. The fish is fresh and presented nicely. Prices, given that's it sushi, are reasonable. They also have a menu... More 

Thank Spencer M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice meal, fast service, kids were happy. John was our water and offered lots of tips on where to go and what to see.

Thank Susan T
Level Contributor
77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sushi was ok. Seems like it could have been a bit fresher. Ahi certainly didn't melt in your mouth, definitely have had much better. Ikura just didn't have that really fresh taste. Loved the waiter, he had a great personality and made it fun.

Thank n2r49rs
Vernon, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We went there yesterday for lunch. Based on a recommendation we asked the waiter to order for us. He asked us a couple of questions as to things we didn't like and commented, "so nothing weird, right!". We said correct and off he went to order our lunch. I have to say he did a fantastic job, lunch was excellent.... More 

Thank Evan S
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Shopping for golf stuff next door at Pete Carlson's- stopped for lunch. The Manager saw us gamely trying to make an order and offered his best suggestions which were spot on. As other regular couples also came in he knew what they wanted and placed orders for them before they even sat down- that takes experience and confidence, and regular... More 

Thank Theo T
Rancho Mirage, California
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182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This Japanese restaurant has been here for years. It is busy and has good food. Service is good. The menu is typical Japanese fare and various sushi are available.

Thank MichelleElyseLesser
Palm Desert, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The sushi and all dishes are delicious it are more expensive than other sushi restaurants. I like sushi and sashimi. The rolls are delicious.

Thank Ilene G
Palm Desert CA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Before moving to the desert, I spent my entire life in westside LA, near "Little Osaka" and in San Jose right in the middle of their almost century old Japantown. And I have been to Japan. So I know Japanese food - the exalted to the every day, the regional to the specialized. So- no - Matsuri does not compare... More 

Thank CalProv
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We have eaten sushi in many different places, and, of course have our favorites at home. Matsuri has some the very best sushi we have ever tasted, fresh and beautifully served. There are many choices on the menu. We had a rainbow roll, a passion roll, a dragon roll and spicy tuna. We also had yummy seaweed salad. A must... More 

Thank Alice H
Cathedral City
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We've been going to Matsuri for over 10 years and it remains our favorite Japanese restaurant in the Valley. We especially love their potato croquettes and shishito peppers in addition to their fresh seafood. The giant scallops, frequently a special there, are so delicate and delicious. They have a wide selection of rolls as well a large sake menu. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73759 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-776-6655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?