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Matsuri Japanese Restaurant

73759 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4016
760-776-6655
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Ranked #158 of 240 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Japanese
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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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worthing
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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

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Vancouver
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127 reviews 127 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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181 reviews 181 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Matsuri Japanese Restaurant

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

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