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73759 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4016
760-776-6655
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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

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Boston, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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.

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palm desert
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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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114 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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