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Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey, Palm Springs, CA

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey

4.5
4.5
2274 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIRST SUSHI AND WHISKEY BAR LOCATED IN UPTOWN IN PALM SPRINGS. By Engin Onural

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

  • Phone number

    (760) 537-1022

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Engin Onural

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey can accommodate all of your special event needs. For inquiries at info@sandfishps.com

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (888) 982-3035

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Parking details

    Street & parking lot parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,274 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    The place is beautiful, the food was great and the staff was very kind.
  2. MF

    MikhailF

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Limited into seating while very hot outside. Not clear in booking that Standard is not Inside (Outdoor option also which is confusing). Sat outside while tables inside (and at the bar) were empty the whole time we ate. Need better organization from the hostess area.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the few restaurants where the food is more than worth the price!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service5ambience5
    Just not the best sushi non traditional not very tasty but awesome service and drinks
  5. BM

    BrianM

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time trying Sandfish and will be back many more times. Food was very good, the drinks were amazing and we had a great waiter.
  6. u

    usmc178

    Palm Springs

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful as were the drinks and sake. Carmen was a pleasure to deal with and made great suggestions
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartender, Jared, made the way! So much fun!!
  8. p

    palmspringsfoody4u

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing, fresh, flavorful and visually stunning food.
  9. MG

    MichaelG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful except for all the flys. It was very hard to eat with them swarming around and landing on your food
  10. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server jordan was amazing! Made it a good experience even better I had the venue roll. Amazing flavors with a little kick at the end. Definitely will come back
  11. AS

    AllysonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun place, tasty food! Enjoyed the signature rolls.
  12. JA

    JennaA

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an incredible experience at Sandfish from the service to the drinks and food, everything was perfect! Definitely not your typical sushi spot. Sandfish has a unique menu and everything was fresh and well prepared. Now our server Justin is the real reason we will be returning! He made some incredible recommendations and very knowledgeable. Justin was patient with us while we made our selections and very attentive to us during our dinning. Thank you Justin!
  13. B

    Brian

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation here, which I’d recommend. I ordered four different rolls and a couple drinks for the wife and I. The sushi was great and the drinks were too! I really like the idea of the Omikaze (sp) drink, where you tell the server your favorite spirit and flavor and the bartender will make you a drink with those specifications. The albacore, sea bass, and yellowtail sashimi tasted really fresh.
  14. LP

    LauraP

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked Sandfish last minute for three Leo's visiting from Texas for our birthdays. We were able to get to our table quickly. Our server, Bianca, was a treat! Very welcoming, helped us quickly navigate the menu and recommend good saki options. Great conversation with her and she gave us just the right amount of attention. The icing on the cake was the delicious sushi (gorgeous presentation) and green tea ice cream with a candle at the end. Highly recommend Sandfish!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place, it’s the best sushi in Southern California in my opinion. The California dreaming roll is perfect. I recommend the Omikase cocktail. Had the best whiskey based cocktail ever. Service was impeccable. I couldn’t finish what I ordered because every roll is loaded!!
  16. JE

    JohnEshaya

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We have been coming since day one . The rolls have gotten way smaller and the price has stayed the same !!!! I love the food but the portions are way smaller Thank you
  17. JN

    JimN

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We have been here several times as well as their other restaurant, The Venue. The last two times we have noticed that the food quality has gone down a little. This place is pricy, so I do expect great food as well as great service. We will be back but maybe during season. Both my wife and I were disappointed because we really enjoyed it in the past.
  18. r

    ryan

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The cocktails… all the cocktails. Recommend the Japanese juniper!
  19. CR

    ChristopherR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food took too long to be served. Server was nice. One entrée that was supposed to be hot was not
  20. b

    beth

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious. Staff was so nice. Great experience
  21. CJ

    CaryJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "We are out of Iced tea, but let me boil some water, give you some tea and ice..." That is 100% amazing service!!! Our server Mike made the evening for us!
  22. JG

    JimmyGee

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service quite excellent. Prices very high but worth the cost
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Sushi in the valley
  24. JF

    JonathanF

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Still a very good sushi place in PS but it got overpriced and the service is way too long.
  25. SS

    StacyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service! I would highly recommend!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous. Fabulous. A+. Could not rave enough about Sandfish. Truly was some of the BEST sushi I have ever had. Our waiter Mikey couldn’t have been nicer & gave the best recommendations. The Sandfish roll, experiment roll & bao buns were out of this world good. I also got a simple California hand roll and have been craving it ever since. Reservations are a must but make this a top spot on your Palm Springs to go list.
  27. RG

    RonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been there several times. Delicious high quality every time. Everyone is courteous and professional.
  28. C

    Cellar

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They always know it out of the park. We were sad our favorite server, Josh, wasn’t working this night.
  29. JI

    JenniferI

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    My daughter and I had an outstanding experience. Our food was delicious. Our server was Stephanie. Stephanie provided excellent service. She was attentive, friendly and very helpful.
  30. JU

    JimU

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Arrived @ 4:27 for 4:30 reservation. They opened @ 4:30 and the host told us to wait outside. I responded that it was 113-degrees outside. He begrudgingly allowed us to wait the 3-minutes inside. No "Hot Saki" in stock due to supply chain issues. Had to order cold alternative. Food value was poor.
  31. SO

    SeanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server (who we had previously) was incredible. Attentive, kind and funny.
  32. Q

    rubenQ

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent an amazing evening with quality service and outstanding food. Every bite was spectacular and delicious. I will be back!’
  33. ED

    ElkeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner for our daughter's 15th birthday - temperature in the restaurant was perfect (not too hot, not too cold), service was very good, friendly and accommodating; the sushi excellent! The ambience is cozy, very pleasant. Highly recommended!
  34. LJ

    LJFL

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely fresh fish- everything was delicious and the presentation was excellent! The mocktails were outstanding! Our server was so nice and helpful. Definitely a favorite Better than Nobu
  35. JN

    JimN

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place to get sushi in Palm Springs. There are other less expensive options, but the setting is much nicer at Sandfish.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Good was definitely overrated and overpriced. The experience was very underwhelming .
  37. JS

    JasonS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    The sushi is good. The experience is not. The front stuff are very rude and dismissive of concerns. The restaurant maintains an opaque process for reserving table making it very unclear as to whether you are sitting indoors or out. While this might not be a problem in itself, their outdoor seating has no misters and is inside steel shipping containers. This is Palm Springs, not NorCal. The heat is tremendous and the containers absorb and then radiate the heat. The HVAC is non-existent indoors. It is absolutely not worth the experience. It is clear that the management and front staff do not care about the dining experience. Skip it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best sushi in the Palm Springs area. Need misters on the patio.
  39. JL

    JohnL

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They need to invest in a better HVAC system, way to hot inside. It was like that when they first opened which is forgivable as they were new in town. Its been several years now, come on spend some money on a decent A/C unit that can handle our summers here in Palm Springs.
  40. JD

    JohnD

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Is this customer service? This business doesn’t care about customer satisfaction. After seeing reservation options for “Standard” or “Outdoor”, we chose “standard” expecting this to be an indoor table. Sandfish Management told us that “standard” meant first available, in or out, and showed us another reservation where someone entered the notation “Indoor” to specify their wishes. With temps over 110 degrees and an outdoor deck with no cover or misting system, we told the manager this was unacceptable. They couldn’t provide an indoor seat, and when we told him we would never agin dine at Sandfish, the manager simply said “goodbye”. There’s plenty of other fish in this locale. We’ll find another sushi restaurant, thank you.

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 4.5 stars by 2274 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 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey

1556 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street & parking lot parking

  • Executive chef

    Engin Onural

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 537-1022

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey can accommodate all of your special event needs. For inquiries at info@sandfishps.com

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (888) 982-3035

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