Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey

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THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIRST SUSHI AND WHISKEY BAR LOCATED IN UPTOWN IN PALM SPRINGS. By Engin Onural
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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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Tony
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to get back to sit down at this great place. There was plenty of room to distance and everything was very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, creative food with unique flavors and textures. Excellent, friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS Amazing! Our fav restaurant in PS. Never disappoints. Great vibe. Next level food!
Can’t wait for next time.

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vipNicoleD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi was delicious had the sand fish roll too big for me to finish.we also enjoyed the miso soup and the octopus was beyond tender. Can’t wait to go back

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vipMarisaM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in palm desert hands down.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am loving it

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Bill
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Sandfish is outstanding. Josh, our waiter was spectacular. His suggestions for menu items were fantastic. We have eaten sushi and other Japanese cuisine in large cities and in Japan. Sandfish provided us with an exquisite meal, both in flavor and presentation.

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marinaf
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had high expectations given that he's a sushi Olympics winner and top 30 of something or other, but I cant say it was anything special. We had the 2 main rolls off the famous rolls menus, which the waitress recommended and a fried zucchini flower stuffed with tuna and tempura fried. The rolls were unremarkable and something you can get any any decent-average sushi restaurant in L.A. I didn't have the sashimi because I figured we should try what the waiters and reviews said the chef is known for. The service was kind and they brought out a free birthday desert. They have us a nice large patio table even though it was just 2 people. I wanted to love but I think it's just another decent sushi spot, not worth going out of your way but good if you're in the hood and want some good sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Highly recommend the chef’s tasting menu - it is worth the cost for all of the quality options it lets you try. The Sandfish roll and The Experiment roll were a couple of our favorites, as well as the nigiri - all the food was delicious, and the drink options were also fantastic. Our server, Scotty, was incredible and made our experience excellent! Can not recommend enough!

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vipMarcH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent food. And great service. A go to place.

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ElizabethB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must if you are in the area! I debate driving two hours from LA just for dinner.

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MKRonzon
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to try the Chef’s Tasting menu on this visit- superb! A wonderful variety of dishes, beautifully presented and delicious. Service was great- server was very knowledgeable about all of the dishes.

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vipFoodite
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was really cold inside. AC was on and it wasn’t that warm

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vipJenja
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Highly recommend items off the signature menu and the speciality cocktails are incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi. The Sandfish is definitely my favorite. Just be wary, the spicy edamame will light your mouth on fire.

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RaulR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. Our host was responsive giving us time to relax between serving. Myself and guess really had an enjoyable experience.

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vipJoyO
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and fresh, inventive preparations. Nice vibey atmosphere as well. Would definitely go back!

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TheresaC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do the omakase and just sit back and relax while all kinds of yumminess shows up on your plate. Worth it!

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vipLAURAH
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, BIG food (make sure you are hungry!), reasonably priced. We will be back----only minor complaint is that it is noisy and the 2 of us had a hard time hearing each other!! Turn off the music!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The initial service in getting our drink orders taken was a little slow. Once we got our drink orders in, we got our drinks quite soon and got our food in a very timely manner.

All of the food was excellent. Especially the signature rolls. We had the Venue and the California Dreamin. Both were terrific I was personally blown away by the latter. My wife and I also thought the smoked eel nigiri was scrumptious!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricy, smaller portions but excellent quality which is what we like!

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DavidG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sushi. Great Service. What can beat that? Defined make reservations. Even on a Wednesday we couldn’t get seated till 8 weeks in advance.

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vipRedTT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Sandfish has incredible food! But the service is rough. It’s a small place so I suppose management thinks they don’t need a lot of waitstaff but it is a busy place .... with lots of different courses of food per table. Our waiter was terrific but overwhelmed with managing all his tables inside and outside. We waited 15 minutes to be seated with a reservation. We waited for each course to be served. And we waited to get our check.

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Wluv2dine
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, parents and I had been trying to find a time to get here for months. Our schedules finally aligned on my Dad’s and my birthday-what a gift! We all loved it. My husband and I have been sushi lovers for many years but my parents are recent converts. It was nice for them to have some selections they recognized, like the brussell sprouts, along with some simple sushi choices.
This was a special occasion but we will return again and again, because dining here on any night will feel special without depleting our bank account!

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dsafian
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - food and service are 5 star. Always our GOTO in Palm Springs. Friendly advice - put up some sound deadening material!!

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vipE1B1
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious.

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BerkK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. Must try signature rolls. Thank you Chef Engin.

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PhilM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The sushi was amazing and plated beautifully for the Palm Springs area this is the best you can get. Go for the sushi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Service. The host was a Train wreck and not very welcoming to us and the 3 other groups we watched him interact with.

As a restaurant owner we saw no one wash their hands and the host was the worst violator. From tablet to dropping lemons in the water pitcher with his hands, to servicing food. 🤢

Food was dropped and server was gone without naming the what roll was delivered.

We sat at the bar and watch the bartender create beautiful cocktails and very thoughtful with each order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite meal of the trip! Delicious food, great drinks and enjoyable atmosphere.

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Sheri
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Fresh/delicious dishes and fresh, fresh sushi. Blankets and heaters provided for the unusually cool evening.

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vipFeedyourlineman
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We sat outside and it was very cold and windy but the servers were very attentive to keeping the heat lamps on and offering blankets. The sushi quality was good but nothing special. The octopus appetizer came out cold and we couldn't flag anyone down to send it back but the server did comp us. Think they need more food runners or servers because ours was working hard but there was a lag between asking for something (like silverware which I didn't have during my appetizer and had to ask for twice) and getting it. Had a good whiskey selection but with whiskey in the name was expecting a more interesting whiskey cocktail list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best sushi dinners I’ve ever had! Service was exceptional and so were the cocktails!!

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IanH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by Michael the host and offered a seating within the next 30 minutes. He really worked us in and I’m really glad he did. The food and service were wonderful. I ate things that I would never try before. Everything we ordered was delicious and out of the ordinary. I’ll definitely go there again and have been recommending the restaurant to anyone who will listen.

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vipDinnertime
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went back twice in four days. Terrific!

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vipRedTT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful evening. Remarkable food. Going to eat here again next week. Excited to try new dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Top quality sushi and cocktails.

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was delicious and our waiter Scott was outstanding!
Thank you for a great experience at Sandfish

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and friendly staff from start to finish. The menu selection, quality and freshness are on point as a top tier dining experience in Palm Springs.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the drinks are fantastic. I highly recommend this place.

FAQs

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 537-1022.

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey is rated 4.7 stars by 862 OpenTable diners.

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