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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Matsuri Japanese Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
73759 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4016
+1 760-776-6655
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 22: English reviews
Cathedral City
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We've been going to Matsuri for over 10 years and it remains our favorite Japanese restaurant in the Valley. We especially love their potato croquettes and shishito peppers in addition to their fresh seafood. The giant scallops, frequently a special there, are so delicate and delicious. They have a wide selection of rolls as well a large sake menu. They... More 

Thank Kevin92234
Level Contributor
78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

Have gone there for years. You are greeted by friendly faces and smiles. That is so nice. Last time we went the sushi fish was not up to par with our previous visits. My husband thinks it was because they were closed the day before, and may not have gotten fresh fish that day. I think they need to really... More 

Thank Mary H
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

First place I spotted when I got sushi on the mind... Not being from the area I just found the first place I could. I was driving so I couldn't look anything up. Not bad. Not a huge menu...90% of the rolls menu has shrimp, so I could eat as I am allergic. Nigiri menu was basic...nothing extra ordinary. If... More 

Thank Jason B
Palm Springs, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

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
Level Contributor
203 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
138 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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

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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73759 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-776-6655

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Matsuri Japanese Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
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?