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Tanpopo Japanese Restaurant

73540 Highway 111, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4023
+1 760-340-1901
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fresh sushi” (3 reviews)
“bento box” (2 reviews)
“mom and pop” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi
££ - £££
73540 Highway 111, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4023
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

No pretense here. The restaurant has been around for almost 30 years; it's small, owned an operated by the small couple, and is intimate and tastefully decorated. The food is simple and well prepared. We had two large oysters on the half shell, redolent in...More

Thank Realtyhank
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We've tried glitzy places, where you pay much more for less service and mediocre sushi. We've tried bigger places with the same results. Tanpopo service is always personal. The nice lady remembered what I'd tried last year! Great for very fresh and creative sushi, at...More

Thank realdesertfox
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious sushi. Great selection of super fresh sushi. A funny place to visit as it's small and old but I would recommend a visit!

Thank Katie_Irl_
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The food was good, however they have a huge sign in the window for a Senior Bento Box. When I asked to order it, she said that I had to be 65, well I thought that at 62 you were a senior, that is when...More

Thank Turtledove8
Reviewed 16 July 2016

arrived to what appeared a slow evening but the server seemed slammed. It took 12 minutes to order a beer. Then another 10 before she appeared to take an order. Soup came out quickly but the rest of the meal took its time. Food was...More

Thank Desertconcierge
Reviewed 8 March 2016

To be honest, we did not have sushi, so if you are looking for reviews specific to sushi, please read the other Tripadvisor reviews that are specific to sushi. We had two other dinners. One was the 'senior' special for those over 65 years of...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Sandwiched between Randy's Cafe and and Mimmo's Italian restaurant, Tanpopo does little to up-level the culinary quotient of this Highway 111 strip mall. Sparsely decorated, the dining room is not much to look at. Bare wood tables, too bright lighting, and little in the way...More

Thank CJ G
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a small sushi restaurant with big flavors. The fish is always fresh. This isn't a pretentious restaurant. No huge serving platters with orchids hanging off the side. Just good, genuine sushi and a menu with tempura, chicken dishes etc. The husband and wife...More

Thank D2x2D4
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This family owned Japanese restaurant is superlative, not only in its sushi preparation, but the hospitable hostess and her husband behind the sushi bar, make this a very special experience. The barbecued oysters are a specialty and so delicious. I never hit Palm Desert, CA...More

Thank RichardV413
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I reviewed this place a couple years ago, consider myself some what expert when it comes to Japanese cuisine having lived there for 3 years way before sushi ever made it to your local grocery store. If you know what and where Tskuji is, guess...More

Thank John49550
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$22
After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73540 Highway 111, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-340-1901
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Treat yourself to a delicious meal at our Japanese restaurant and sushi bar in Palm Desert, California. Since 1989, Tanpopo Japanese Restaurant has operated as a family-owned-and-operated, restaurant that serves guests authentic Japanese cuisine. Popular specials include yakitori, tempura, combination Tanpopo boat, sukiyaki, and Japanese noodles. We also serve a large selection of the finest quality Udon and Soba. Visit us soon for the most friendly teppan-table and sushi bar service.
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