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Musashi Japanese Restaurant, Palm Desert, CA

Musashi Japanese Restaurant

4.8
4.8
463 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Established in 1996. Musashi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar has a long history of providing the Palm Desert and the Valley with the highest quality Japanese cuisine prepared skillfully.

OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS, OUR STAFF LED BY EXECUTIVE SUSHI CHEF MASAO ARAI AND AKI AKIFUMI CONTINUES THE JAPANESE TRADITION OF FRESH FISH, SOUPS AND NOODLES, AND MEATS. TRADITIONAL JAPANESE PREPARATION WITH THE FINEST INGREDIENTS AND TECHNIQUES. MUSASHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR REPRESENTS AND HOLDS TRUE THE LEGACY OF JAPANESE AND CALIFORNIA CUISINE.

*We seat entire party together.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 340-9780
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Masa Arai
  • Catering
    Contact us for more information 760-340-9780

What 463 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Best Overall

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Best Food

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Best Value

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Healthy

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Overall

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Food

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Value

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Healthy

463 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always a staple for my family. Ordered the Hamachi which is always great, just as the Spicy Yellowtail Roll is, too. The gyoza were good, but not my favourite, though the Shrimp Tempura were excellent. Definitely get the lemonade if you want something refreshing. The service was excellent as always and I can't wait to go back.

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  2. PSDiner19

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We are so glad we found Musashi for our sushi fix. Our chef Aki is great in letting us know what's new and what to try. This is a place for real sushi lovers to try.

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  3. DavidP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice Sushi restaurant conveniently located in Palm Dessert! Cool to see several celebrities have dined there!

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  4. CassandraT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant is quite cozy. Food was really good. We ordered the vegetables tempura which is a generous portion with good variety. We also ordered two rolls. They were kinda small and plain. Quality was great and fish was really fresh. Not much for presentation.

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  5. MichaelR

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose to sit at the sushi bar as we believe the service is more personable. The food was served fast and warm - edamame and shisito peppers to start, then the tuna takata, followed by two different spicy tuna rolls and shrimp rolls. Service was attentive and the sushi chef was friendly and a true artist with the knife!!

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  6. Brad

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. The sushi is incredibly fresh with great variety. Stella and her team are so friendly. Highly recommend.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for the food! We really liked the presentation of the zarusoba.

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  8. Anonymous

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and delicious food, as always.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been to Musashi for many years. I live full time in the Desert and have a business here. It used to be a fairly nice but very friendly local restaurant. They had generous portions and reasonable prices. Today, the tables have turned. Smaller portions and outrageous prices. They also are requiring reservations. They don't seem to care if they get local business or not. If you're from LA have a great time. This probably seems cheap to you. If you're a local, there's a lot of better options today in the Desert.

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  10. Gigi

    Los Angeles

    60 reviews

    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After reading the reviews, I was excited to try your restaurant. We were seated promptly and had a very good waitress. We weren’t feeling like sushi so we ordered gyoza, tempura vegetables, sunomono salad, chicken, Katsu, and an extra rice.  The gyoza came out first, greasy and nothing special peas The tempura came out in a plastic fast food basket. It was so greasy it was barely edible. They brought out the soup for the soup for katsu too ,it was a little fishy, but OK. They brought out the chicken Katsu, which was nice and well cooked,, but also just OK. Most everything was served in plastic bowls or plates. I think most of the reviews are about the sushi, and unfortunately, we didn’t have any. I might try it again for sushi, but never to get anything else. So disappointed.

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FAQs

Musashi Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 463 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Musashi Japanese Restaurant

72785 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3343

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Highway 111 and Plaza Way
  • Neighbourhood
    Palm Desert
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Masa Arai
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wine
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