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Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey, Palm Springs, CA

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey

4.4
4.4
2202 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIRST SUSHI AND WHISKEY BAR LOCATED IN UPTOWN IN PALM SPRINGS. By Engin Onural

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 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 2,202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. H

    devinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Needs more AC. The room was packed and I was dying from the heat. But the experience and food was awesome!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The sushi wasn’t good at all and the service was terrible! Took them 40 minutes to bring out a simple hot green tea and much longer for the spicy Edamame ( which was not cooked and not spicy at all ) at this point so I begged the server to bring us side of rice ( that took 15 minutes) we were starving at this point. We ordered ⬇️ California Dreamin - crabmeat was watery - bland and Spicy tuna wasn’t even spicy The Venue Roll- salmon on top wasn’t good - the spicy tuna and salmon very bland These two rolls were $25 each - the food and the price did not match Albacore Tataki - albacore was cut so thick and didn’t have any seasoning or sauces ( very dry ) They only have one bathroom for the entire place! Terrible 😣 The girl next to us had use the restroom and waited more than 90 minutes! We won’t be going back ever again… let’s just say!
  3. KD

    KarlD

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best sushi in the desert we've found so far. The fish is first rate and the presentation sets the stage. The only negative was having to wait outside in the heat until our table was ready (we did have a reservation) but the wait was only about ten minutes. Parking was ok for us as we found a space directly across the street but it is street parking so you may have to walk a little. Still due to the great quality of the meal I will certainly return and bring friends.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  5. JS

    JennS

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Are you reading reviews before you make a reservation? Good. Make sure you make a note about wanting to sit INSIDE after selecting "Standard" (as the fine print states, as the host/manager cited when he smirked and sat me outdoors for my reservation), it's not a given. Even if there are multiple empty tables indoors for the duration of your nice meal outdoors in 105º heat, you get to sit outside (in a container? on the windy patio? pick your Covid-era poison) unless you placed a note, he said. We've been to Sandfish plenty of times and the food was okay per usual, but my drink was above body temp by the time I finished it. Skip the lolipop dish, it's cut unevenly and is rather bland. The Wagyu roll was decent. It's my last visit there, though.
  6. LL

    LizLama

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi! We tried a signature roll & maki. Everything was fresh & flavorful. Service was great too!
  7. A

    Angela

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I was very disappointed in my experience. As a solo diner, I chose to sit at the bar and it ended up being a 2.5-hour ordeal. In particular, the service was awful. Throughout the meal, it was difficult to get the attention of any waitstaff. It took over a half-hour for anyone to check in. Worst of all: I asked for recommendations as I didn't know how to narrow down the menu. The server's response: "This is a horrible place to come to alone since it's best experienced by ordering several dishes to share." This made me feel extremely awkward as a solo diner and (obviously) did not help me choose. Without any meaningful guidance, I randomly opted for the Sandfish Roll, which was good (not great), and ended up getting the octopus carpaccio when I was still hungry and wanted to try something else. Unfortunately, it was bland and chewy. Also, it took 15 minutes to get a new set of chopsticks since I continued to be ignored/forgotten -- and over a half-hour to get the check.
  8. j

    jerryr

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was amazing. Whiskey selection was impressive
  9. LP

    LPGT

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alejandro waited on us and he was really great. Food was wonderful too.
  10. JG

    JessicaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, fair prices and nice service!
  11. AR

    AReviewer

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was Saturday night, and the vibe was chaotic. The kitchen was clearly struggling to keep up, and our server did the best he could. We had to patiently wait for food and drinks to come out. The food was good, though the cocktails were on the disappointing side. For all the hype it was OK. Not the experience I was anticipating.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and sushi rolls!
  13. LP

    LPGT

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  14. TM

    TM27

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went with the tasting menu, and it was wonderful. Both of us are gluten free, and the chef was great about adjusting the 9 course tasting menu to make it gluten free.
  15. BH

    BrantH

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a fantastic Omakase dinner last night. Food was excellent. Our server Josh made the evening more memorable with his excellent service and drink recommendations.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi!!! Got the Wagyu Roll and highly recommend it ! Can’t forget about the amazing cocktails! Very satisfied will definitely coming back soon!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, drinks and sushi was fantastic! If it’s not too hot next time I would definitely love to sit out on the patio!
  18. ED

    EDWARDY

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Sat at the bar. Ordered a drink and it sat empty once finished for the entire dinner…even through dessert
  19. CK

    CourtKnee

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, our server was very nice and professional.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! The service was top notch, very friendly, very helpful when it came to deciding on what to get and how well things were paired together. Prices are what you can expect for the area along with the vibe of the restaurant. More expensive than your regular down-the-street local joint (if you’re in from out of town) but there are certainly more swanky and expensive places to go. If you’re looking for a more fine dining but not break the bank sorta spot, this is it. It was suggested and a great idea to get a few different items and rolls for the table so everyone could taste a few things from each plate. Their namesake roll (The Sandfish) was delicious and gorgeously plated. Plenty of seating outside which was partially covered but also a portable AC unit to keep things comfortable. Wide variety of drinks from the more simple taps to cocktails to whisky flights. All in all, I would LOVE to dine there again if I ever come back out this way. Recommend making a reservation to guarantee a seat for your party. Make sure to get a slice of the matcha cheesecake!
  21. TP

    TimothyP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, service, ambiance and drinks. A little above price but everything was worth it !
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Someone call the Michelin people, is this one on your radar?! Absolutely gorgeous, thoughtful food and cocktails (and mocktails!). We live in San Francisco, and every time we are in town visiting family we make a reservation at Sandfish. Always a highlight of our stay in Palm Springs!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent, the food was delicious and the drinks were amazing
  24. W

    Woods

    Atlanta

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This is the first time I have been in the restaurant in some time, did carryout during Covid and was not the best experience. You immediately smell fish as you walk in the door, a bit off-putting and the food was just OK.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi my girlfriend and I have ever had, it was an amazing experience
  26. NB

    NicciB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Josh was so friendly. Great at suggestions and was helpful with our kids. Unfortunately we did not get a high chair so it was a little difficult with our toddler, but we really enjoyed our food. Next time we need to leave the kids at home haha
  27. s

    steven

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The air conditioning over the door activates whenever the door opens, which is often for access to the outside tables, and it’s very loud and annoying. Ask for a table away from the front door. Otherwise, everything else was outstanding.
  28. B

    Benito

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service from Stephanie! The squad blossoms and rolls were great.
  29. GR

    GdelRIo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great. The sushi was creative, beautiful, and most importantly, delicious. It's a splurge worth splurging over and the team treats you like family. I come back time and time again when visiting the desert.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the carpaccio!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So yummy! Loved the whole experience! Our server, Mike, was so knowledgeable and friendly! Thank you!
  32. MU

    MickU

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This place will be having its grand closing very soon; maybe before I finish typing. the overall experience, from soup to nuts, is so god awful I would be providing a disservice if I didnt suggest just going somewhere else - anywhere else - and buying some soup and nuts and by doing so preventing hours of your life you shall never get back being carelessly thrown away. The square footage of the plot this dump is on called; it wants its life back. If youre wondering how low seared brussels sprouts, burratta, zucchini flowers and every other now cliche trendy 15 years ago can sink this is your place. Dreck. Nadir of this example. Trash.
  33. JB

    JonB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The host was rude, and the waitstaff didn't approach our table for fifteen minutes, then took another 10 to bring water. Would not recommend for how expensive it is. Also every roll is basically just crab. Very little variety.
  34. S

    Shibbs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were amazing, would love to try a smoked whiskey with the smoked salmon nigiri next time. The pork belly bao buns were phenomenal, so juicy, fatty and tender. The philly roll with the smoked salmon is where its at. And the wagyu roll was delicious, the wagyu was a bit on the overcooked side, but the roll was still delicious. The beef Gyoza was a good appetizer, but it is just a run-of-the-mill dumpling. Overall, the food, drinks and experience was of 5 star quality. I will be coming back for more!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I assumed the place was going to suggest whiskey pairings with sushi's. Not the case. I expected more and wasn't wowed. Waiter wasn't enthusiastic made the whole dinner kinda blah. We went to Trust & Twine after 👌🏼this place made up for the blah restaurant experience. Food was okay...Equivalent to Sams Club sushi. Wont be returning
  36. E

    Enjoyeroffoodbeverage

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were excited to return for some great food and whiskies! Carmen was very attentive and friendly! We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was exceptional. The duck liver pate was light and flavorful, the pork belly boa buns were ok, lacked that special wow. The scallop and octopus nagiri were both fresh and light! The venue roll, langostino roll and waygu roll were all full flavored, unique and beautifully presented. The barre aged Negroni was a great start followed by the exceptional Japanese whiskies. Enjoyed the Iwai Tradition and the Nikki from the Barrel were just as delightful! Kiddos to the team and we can’t wait to return for some amazing sushi!
  37. F

    Findingfoodie

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Amazing Service. Best Japanese food in the desert.
  38. JT

    JTH93

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! Prob the best spicy edamame and sushi we have ever had. It was a little noisy sit inside but that May been specific to the group next to us. Thanks for a great time and dinner!
  39. AK

    AaronK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I made reservations a week ago and did not have any option for indoors, so I assumed it was an indoor reservation. Wrong. Got there and was placed inside a shipping container that was open on one side. Unfortunately there was not efficient airflow inside the shipping container. We asked the staff to be placed at another table, and took it upon ourselves to sit at table in the open patio area. We waited 10 min. For water and the service staff did not attend to us. The manager however came by and told us where we were sitting was for another reservation and that we had one hour to be at that table. That was the straw that broke the camels back. Bad service and bad customer relations makes it easy to pass on Sandfish.
  40. LB

    LaraB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fresh beautiful sushi. Delicious and beautiful presentation. Fantastic service there was always somebody coming by asking if we needed something else for clearing plates. One of my favorite places in Palm Springs.

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 4.4 stars by 2202 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 54 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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