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Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey, Palm Springs, CA
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Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey

4.6
4.6
2631 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 75 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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 2,631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Innovative

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Innovative

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. DB

    DB728

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Highly recommended! You must order the Coco Roll!
  2. SH

    SHarvey

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My husband and I were attracted to this restaurant because of their interesting menu. The food was delicious but the ambience is kind of lame. Overall, a nice place to come with friends and experience interesting food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ordered the sashimi platter, a Scandinavian roll, a rainbow roll and three drinks. The sashimi platter was outstanding. The sashimi was incredibly fresh and all high quality. One of the best sashimi platters I’ve ever had. We also ordered two Freydis martinis (Haku vodka, lychee purée, passion fruit liquor, Joao Yuzu sake and lemon). These drinks were on the pricier side at $18 a piece, but were absolutely delicious. I could have spent a fortune on those alone. While not a restaurant I can afford every day, it was so worth the experience and the quality. I highly recommend. I will be dreaming about that sashimi for some time.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience! The food was outstanding. Our server Justin was fabulous. The scallops were amazing, everything we ordered was delicious. Must haves include the tuna tostadas, braised octopus, Sandfish & Venue rolls, lollipop, wagyu beef carpaccio, brussel sprouts and karaage cauliflower bao buns. Don’t forget dessert, both the match cookie crumb Japanese cheesecake and the espresso crème brûlée were wonderful. Highly recommend! 6/5 stars!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    One word… phenomenal
  6. g

    gwjp

    Montana

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been coming to Sandfish for several years, but last night was especially nice. Maybe because of Andy, an excellent server. (We also made friends with the people at the next table, not a usual practice, but it happened and enhanced the pleasure of the evening.)
  7. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food!!
  8. TF

    TimF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we knew to take our 1st time guest to Palm Springs, for the BEST Sushi in the entire valley. And, we were NOT disappointed. The staff went out of their way to make sure we got the perfect table. Michael, our server was outstanding. He offered several recommendations to make our visit even better than we knew it would already be. Dinner was stunning, as it always is. And when we were way over stuffed (A good thing with Sushi!) we asked to cancel the last "Phoenix Roll." But they insisted on making it for us, to take home and try, with their compliments! THAT was so unexpected, kind, surprising and appreciated. THEN, after an amazing Espresso Creme Brulee dessert, we of course, got up and walked away, without our to-go bag ☹☹☹!!! You can't imagine the disappointment when we arrived home later and realized we didn't have our bag. We drove back across town, only to find that because it had sat so long, it had to be disposed of. I was so disappointed, but without missing a beat, Michael had the kitchen make a NEW one for us... I couldn't talk him out of it, and of COURSE they refused any payment for it. I just had it for lunch and this new Roll they are offering, in celebration of their NEW location in Phoenix AZ, was TRULY delicious. WE can't WAIT to go back for more. (And that will be a week from this Saturday, with yet another "Newbie" who hasn't ever been there! ) We also have plans for two others, one of whom especially enjoys Whiskey, so we KNOW they are in for a special treat! Thank you to all the entire staff & management, and especially to Michael for making this an extra special evening!
  9. DB

    DaveB

    Palm Springs

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Brandon was terrific!
  10. LC

    LaneCooper

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was great and attentive. Food was very good except I have had better pork bao
  11. B

    Bubba

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was terrific. Very fresh and nice presentation. Ate at 6. Place was 1/2 full yet they mentioned being very busy. Will go back.
  12. ML

    MarkL

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Servings were plentiful and delicious! Service was terrific. Place needs more than one restroom!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is awesome and one of my “go to’s” when I’m out in Palm Springs. I brought some business colleagues here and they thought it was phenomenal. The only reason why I rated the noise level a little high was because they had a DJ and the music was awesome! When you have great food and great music, what else do you need?
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food is expensive relative to the quality, especially for the sushi rice which was dry, like it had been cooked much earlier in the day.
  15. DM

    DebbieM

    Milwaukee

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Usually a 5 star experience for us, so not sure what was happing that night. We were a party of 5 and though drinks and apps came out quickly, our entree orders (mainly sushi and sushi platter) took and hour and a half to get to the table. Yes it was a Saturday, but they weren’t full by any means. We were in a back corner…WE will still come and enjoy Sand S because quality of the food and drinks is so high.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food and ambiance was wonderful! They were also great with our toddler. We had a 5:30 reservation though and we got there at 5:25 and weren’t sat until 5:45 - there seemed to be an issue with a few tables so just be prepared to wait with a reservation.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic and our server was top notch.
  18. b

    beccap

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi I’ve ever had! Great experience - server was very knowledgeable about what was gluten free. Laid back yet upscale vibe.
  19. MY

    MYMB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must when visiting Palm Springs. An absolutely impeccable evening.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a really great time, I sat at the bar and found the bartenders recommendations to be great!
  21. PT

    PTMM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  22. PL

    PtownLover

    Palm Springs

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service are very good but it is not inexpensive.
  23. MW

    MelW

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    While visiting Palm Springs, I tried this restaurant for dinner and had such a good experience, I came back another time. The wait staff was efficient and kind. The food and drinks were incredible! I very much recommend trying this restaurant!
  24. G

    Georgeb85

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and services. I would definitely go back to this place again.
  25. JK

    JaniceK

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food…. As always! Love Sandfish over the Avenue!
  26. SK

    SpencerK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to here to celebrate our anniversary. Wonderful ambiance on the outdoor deck, despite it being a cooler night there were plenty of heaters to keep it cozy! Our service was amazing and our waiter went above and beyond with recommendations. The food was delicious and exactly what we were hoping for out of our dining experience. Strongly recommend Sandfish for a special occasion!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a long wait for a slow table, but worth it. Very busy night and loud in the restaurant. Food was amazing, recommend their signature rolls! Drinks were tasty but pricey! Absolutely recommend giving them a try…
  28. EW

    EmmaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was one of our favorite meals in Palm Springs—the food was spectacular (the Sandfish Roll was a favorite), the drinks were well-balanced and well-made, and the service was great. I would definitely recommend it to anybody looking for a unique eating experience.
  29. MC

    MariaC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The dishes were creative with a Scandinavian twist. Everything was extremely fresh and wonderful taste combinations. Highly recommend.
  30. VM

    VMO1

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Amazing service. Just the dining room was loud. Dishes being organized next to us. Noisy Great food
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    TLDR; it was fine, won’t be returning. Order all your food at once. The highlights - Well balanced and flavorful Old Fashioned - The Venue & Lollipop Rolls were great I was so excited to try Sandfish after hearing great things. I made reservations for us months in advance, however the only option was for outside. Not a big deal, figured if it’s offered they’ll be prepared for outdoor dining in January. We dressed warm just in case. Unfortunately, they had very limited heaters for their large outdoor patio and our table had almost no coverage from the wind. The cold wouldn’t have been too terrible except the food took 45 to come out both times we ordered sushi rolls. I would’ve preferred that our server warn us about the long wait before ordering so that we could plan to only put in one order of all of our rolls. The food was fine, the two rolls listed above were the best part. The rest of what we had was fine, nothing special. The portions of the fish were pretty sparse and presentation was mid. I enjoyed my meal but to be honest, will probably look for a new spot next time we’re in town. After leaving we read other reviews that say the same about the wait. My inkling is they expanded to the patio during the pandemic and don’t have the kitchen facilities to keep up with the added capacity. Overall, it was fine. I enjoyed my time there, though chilly. However, if a friend asked me for a recommendation it would not make the list.
  32. DM

    DeniseM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious! The mocktails were yummy. Not disappointed one bit. Our server was nice and engaging. Matcha Oreo cheesecake was amazing!
  34. HM

    HortensiaM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Bad experience sitting outside on a rainy night. Team kept trying to get water off the top of the tents, which kept splashing the patrons. My coat ended up pretty wet on one side. Then they decided to clean up & move out all the tables & chairs that weren’t being used. Not only was it not professional to do so in front of clients that are still trying to finish their expensive meals but it was very loud and annoying. Some employees were literally dragging chairs out, instead of picking them up so it was way too loud, even w the noise of the rain in the background. We finally said something & someone came over to apologize but we ended up cutting our dinner short. We dined with two clients who had never been there & will probably never go back.
  35. NS

    NatalieS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and atmosphere, in the heart of Palm Springs, with the most delicious food. The kind of meal that stays with you and think about often. Can't wait to go back and try other menu options. The signature Sandfish Roll and Espresso Creme Brulee are not to be missed!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place and good food
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience with amazing food and drinks. 👌🏾
  38. BA

    BettyA

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We really enjoyed our meal. Everything was superb. The chairs are low on the inside tables and it can be kind of noisy, but well worth it.
  39. M

    Mississaugavisitor

    Toronto

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like sushi, you must try this place. Interesting dishes - sushi with a Turkish flare. Great service (we were early diners at 5pm). Great surroundings. We will be back!
  40. NO

    NOELZ

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food, waited a long time for food to be served

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 4.6 stars by 2631 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 75 times today
Google Map for Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey

1556 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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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