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Matsuri Japanese Restaurant

73759 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4016
760-776-6655
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Ranked #113 of 235 restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Mar 1, 2014
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Vancouver
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111 reviews 111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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

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Edmonton, Canada
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182 reviews 182 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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

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Palm Desert
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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Saunderstown, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The only "Japanese" restaurant in the Coachella valley. Many of the regulars are Japanese. Low key, high quality, wonderful sushi chef. Try the fried green peppers, gyoza outstanding. Many varieties of sake.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012 via mobile

Unique miso soup and potstickers. Yellow tail was great.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Walk the extra block to route 111. This place feels authentic (I lived in Tokyo for a while), the people who work here are Japanese, and the sushi rocks.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Very large portions. Beef teriaki with tempura came on a huge platter with a substantial salad, and full portion of tempura, which could easily be shared. Tasty miso soup was served first. Sashimi was fresh.

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Monrovia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

We ended up here New Year's eve last minute with the family and no reservations. It has decent Japanese food. Service was average. Our server spilled a beverage all over our table and swore, then proceded to remove the whole table cloth while we sat down and tried to help wipe up the spill with a lot of napkins. After... More

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Palm Desert, CA
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46 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Not fancy on the inside, but the food is very good and reasonable. There is a $25 for two special that is one appetizer and two entrees. My spouse had the Dragon Roll and said it was one of the best sushi he's ever had. We will return often!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

This was my fourth or fifth visit to this very unobtrusive low key Japanese restaurant on Highway 111 in Palm Desert; and I am always delighted to find the place totally unspoiled. The menu is very basic and choices comparatively limited but everything I have chosen has been very authentic and uncaliforniaised. Sitting at the sushi bar where the sushi... More

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