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The 8 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Cathedral City

Updated: June 7, 2022

Looking for the best sushi or tonkatsu in Cathedral City? These are the top Japanese venues in town. To give you only the top Japanese options we scrutinized millions of reviews and top sites for this list. So head to these Japanese eateries for the nicest shabu shabu and Japanese beer in Cathedral City.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Otori Japanese Cuisine

Asian, $$, Cathedral CityAsian, $$Cathedral City, Panorama
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Umami Seoul

Korean, $$, Cathedral CityKorean, $$Cathedral City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Kobe Japanese Steak House

Japanese, $$$, Rancho MirageJapanese, $$$Rancho Mirage
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    10 Best Restaurants in Rancho Mirage for Memorable Dining Experiences

    USA Today

Musashi Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, Palm DesertJapanese, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

TAKASHIN

Japanese, $$, Palm SpringsJapanese, $$Palm Springs, Old Las Palmas
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Happy Sushi

Japanese, $$, Palm SpringsJapanese, $$Palm Springs
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge

Japanese, $$$, Palm DesertJapanese, $$$Palm Desert
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Shogun Restaurant

Japanese, $$, Palm DesertJapanese, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 10624 restaurants, and 264 lists and articles from top sources like USA Today. These top contenders have appeared in USA Today - 10 Best Restaurants in Rancho Mirage for Memorable Dining Experiences. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

Otori Japanese Cuisine, Memo's Sushi, and Umami Seoul are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants that serve breakfast in Cathedral City.

There are 3 Japanese restaurants in Cathedral City.

Otori Japanese Cuisine, Memo's Sushi, and Umami Seoul are some of the highest-rated late-night Japanese spots in Cathedral City.

Otori Japanese Cuisine, Memo's Sushi, and Umami Seoul are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants that are good for groups in Cathedral City.

Otori Japanese Cuisine, Memo's Sushi, and Umami Seoul are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for a quick lunch in Cathedral City.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to dumplings and chilli


    When ordering dumplings and chilli, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Pinot Gris, a popular white wine.

Did you know?

  • A speedy eater

    Are you a fan of gyoza? The current record for eating the most gyoza is 10 dumpling in only 1! Do you love gyoza enough to beat this record?

  • The world record from Japan

    A little sushi roll never hurt anybody! The size of the longest sushi roll might surprise you, coming in at 9,332 feet 8 inches! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

  • United Kingdom's National Dim Sum Week

    June in United Kingdom, people celebrate dim sum and chow down for National Dim Sum Week!

Parking info

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Cathedral City. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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