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Matsuri Japanese Restaurant

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73759 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4016
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Great experience.

Food was very good and they were decent size portions. The server was super friendly and nice. Very glad we stopped there for dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Christine C
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English first
Palm Springs, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Fabulous sushi and tempura Best in the valley. My mom had tempura and I had sushi. The best. I've been coming here for many years. I live in Palm Springs but choose to drive to Matsuri in Palm Desert.

Thank Donna B
London, England
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Four of us went for dinner and the waiter told us not to bother with several dishes as they weren't much good! We had some starters which were OK and the main course came before we had even finished them. Two of the dinners came with some weird American style salad which is first for a Japanese restaurant for us.... More 

Thank dodge440
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Food was very good and they were decent size portions. The server was super friendly and nice. Very glad we stopped there for dinner.

Thank Christine C
Boston, MA
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Consistently great food and service! Not fancy, but you go for the food! Family owned and operated. Lots of locals.

Thank Bostontrvler
palm desert
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Have dined here since early 80's, always get the sukiyaki, best since my mom's. Will go again with friends soon. They have "The Boat" which is great for 2 couples.

Thank concertinthedesert
Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We've been coming to Matsuri for over 5 years and have always had a good meal and very friendly service. The portions are large and well-prepared, and there is a good selection from sushi to combination dinners to ala carte items. The place is not fancy, but it is clean and homey - and the waiter knows all the gossip... More 

Thank Keeper40
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172 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food here was unremarkable and bland. We were the only people in there and we were being rushed at 2.45 by the waiter who wanted us to pay for the meal before we were finished, as he wanted to close the till as they were closing at 3pm. Uninteresting food, drab surroundings and pushy staff AVOID

1 Thank twocalis
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146 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We've been going to Musashi for about 2 years since we've been coming here and we tried Sam's Sushi last week. We avoided Matsuri based on its look. It looks a bit dumpy from the street and the decor is very dark and dated but we took a chance and went for lunch today. We were so glad we did.... More 

2 Thank TravelBug021
Edmonton, Canada
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189 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We went for dinner and had the dinner bento boxes. They ere $18.95 each. Good presentation with salad, rice, tempura but the meat was a very small amount for this price. And my beef was full of fat. The table was sticky which was a bad sign right off the bat. The waiter was pleasant - we ordered wine and... More 

Thank BuffaloLake
Palm Desert
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We just returned from a trip to Japan. Matsuri's food is equal to anything we ate in Japan. I eat the sushi and my husband eats the teryiaki steak. We love the food. They have tables,booths and a nice sushi bar.

1 Thank desertrat161

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73759 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-776-6655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese


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