We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matsuri Japanese Restaurant

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
73759 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4016
760-776-6655
Add hours for Matsuri Japanese Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 17 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Add Photo Write a Review

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
palm desert
Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
worthing
Level Contributor
164 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver
Level Contributor
139 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Desert
Level Contributor
35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saunderstown, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012 via mobile

Unique miso soup and potstickers. Yellow tail was great.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Matsuri Japanese Restaurant also viewed

Palm Desert, California Desert
 
Palm Desert, California Desert
Palm Desert, California Desert
 

Been to Matsuri Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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  >  Palm Desert
Cuisine: Japanese

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Matsuri Japanese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?