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Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey, Palm Springs, CA

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey

4.4
4.4
2132 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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Booked 49 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

Menu

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What 2,132 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

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved everything we tried and the service was amazing , we never had more than one dish at a time so the timing was amazing . Cocktails were so good especially the espresso martini , we will be back !

  2. D

    David

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bartenders and sushi chefs have recommendations, including items that weren’t on the menu. All of them were interactive. It was nice to have the nigiri chef watch me as I tasted my uni and he made sure I enjoyed it!

  3. v

    victor90020

    Los Angeles

    76 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    The service was absolutely terrible. All tables around us were served their meals before us. We only ordered two appetizers and three sushi rolls. The waiter kept apologizing and saying our order was coming out in 2 mins and then the order would not come out. Only two rolls eventually came out and the 3rd roll for one of our friends came out at least 15 mins later after everyone finished eating. We never got refills of water after multiple times until before we left the restaurant. The worst service I have experienced in a very long time and the restaurant was not very busy

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Impressive whiskey lineup, especially the Japanese malts. Nigiri sampler platter arrived 30 minutes late. Course fish cuts. Dried rice. Expensive even for valley costs.

  5. D

    Dougiestyle14

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The server was great and knowledgeable. Great food experience

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Ambiance was great. We tried to eat there the night before but it was full with reservations. We were sat promptly and introduced to our waitress. She was pleasant and attentive. Once we ordered we waited forever for our food. When it finally came we were less then impressed. We ordered three rolls that took over and hour. We ordered two to start and added the third. Like I said we waited a long time. We didn’t order dessert because we feared it would take just a long as the rolls. Overall we won’t be back.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best sushi I’ve ever eaten in my life! Went 5 times in our 1 month in Palm Springs. CANNOT get enough! Highly recommend. Get the brussles and Sandfish roll!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. Food amazing and fresh. John is an incredible waiter- made the experience even better Highly recommend

  9. D

    marvinD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience2

    Food was Great! Alejandro our server was Great! Manager was horribly rude. Pulled a menu from us while we were getting ready to order more food and threw a QR code disk on our table and said you can read the menu there. We have eaten there many times and always enjoyed the food and the service. This was a terrible experience that may keep us from returning. I will certainly stop recommending to friends and visitors. I worked hospitality for years and have never witnessed such behavior from management. They should be setting an example for the rest of the employees.

  10. BF

    BadFork

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3

    We have been here a few times but always sat outside and the food and service were great. This time though we were seated at the bar and while the food is still amazing the service was awful. Ordered two omakase dinners but our last two dishes were never served and 2jrs in we decided to pay and leave. The bartender (not our waiter) did apologize and gave us a discount - still at this price level it is unacceptable not to be able to deliver. The food here is great but service has a long way to go

  11. G

    Goodeats

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Delightful service.

  12. i

    izsme1

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    This restaurant was recommended by a relative. We had a 6 pm res and got there at 5:45 and there were a ton of empty tables on the patio which we had requested. They were a little pretentious and didn't seat us until 5:55. The server Josh made up for it with terrific attitude and recommendations. Food was very good. A lot of the special rolls were California roll based but we opted for a variety which was good.

  13. JT

    JillT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was beyond amazing. We loved everything we had. Octopus, Hama Cama, venue roll and expiriment roll.

  14. JR

    JosephR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Soooo goood! Great recommendations from the waiter and incredible food. Loved everything about it.

  15. ER

    EmilioR

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic sushi. Very busy place with great atmosphere

  16. b

    beela

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Service is lacking and the food is just okay. I will not be returning. Drinks are nice and so is the environment.

  17. SH

    SeanH

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food4service5ambience1

    Food was good, waiter was great, Manager/host was terrible. We had our 89 yr Father and Mother (party of 6) with us, we were put outside in the direct cold wind, when asked to move to a covered or wind blocked area, sorry we can't, though there were several open tables. We later conveyed our disappointment with Manager and were simply told, have a nice evening. One and done.

  18. C

    Chelsea

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience1

    The food was great and Carmen our server was amazing. We were a little bummed because we made reservations and wrote that it was our wedding night but we were sat outside with the crazy wind. Wasn't the best ambiance for our first dinner. Carmen was amazing though which made our experience better.

  19. EB

    ElizabethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic, interesting take on sushi. Stellar all the way around.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The full Sanfish experience from start to finish was amazing! Our server Brandon was so helpful and knowledgeable! I highly recommend the sashimi platter and explore the cocktail menu!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing food, great service. I also love the ambiance

  22. LA

    LoriA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious Vegan roll —unlike any other. Squash blossoms are a must order!

  23. RD

    RonD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Superb service from Josh. Will definitely return.

  24. JC

    JeffreyC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Even with a reservation we had to line up for 20 minutes . Service was slow. Food is fine . Weather was windy so difficult to eat outside . Several tables asked to be moved . Seems to be short of staff . Not a pleasant evening for overpriced sushi .

  25. T

    Tana

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The food was delicious, the cocktails were okay and the service was really not great! I felt so bad for the servers, clearly, there are staffing problems in both the BOH and FOH. The food was weirdly spaced, my cocktail was forgotten and when it arrived it tasted like juice (for $19, that was disappointing), but the food was tasty! For the price, it felt like a miss!

  26. LS

    LouisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Mikey was a great server! Our favorite place for Sushi in the Coachella Valley.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great sushi. Loved the scallop nigiri, very buttery and perfect. Great rolls and liked the pork belly bao buns. Cocktails were fair. We sat outside on the patio in an open shipping container which is kind of cool and had a portable ac unit which was very nice.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good and excellent service!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We LOVE this place. Staff are amazing and the food is in point every time

  30. A

    Ashley

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2

    Receptionist was not accommodating and had a bad attitude. We asked to sit at another table in the back due to the wind and were told it was ‘reserved’. 30 minutes into our meal the table was given to a table of 3 when we were a table of 4 who would’ve benefited from a round table. Food was a bit overpriced but was very good.

  31. BS

    BradS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Service was nonexistent. They did not have enough servers for full service. This is completely unacceptable, knowing that all their tables are reservations. At the very least, they know a couple days prior how many people they have on the books for that night and should have a serving staff adequate to accommodate that. Our server came to our table 3 times in 2 hours and one of those times I had to get up and ask him if we could have our bill. We were perpetually out of water, food and drinks. When we did get the food is was good but not worth the hassle of booking reservations a month in advance. There was also only one bathroom for men and women so there was a line for it all night. They also had a DJ playing music but the bass was turned up so much you couldn't even make out what song it was. Overall, it's not worth the money. I love going to Palm Springs but I won't go to Sandfish again.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Great Japanese whiskey and sake options. Food is overpriced for average sushi (octopus carpaccio was excellent.). No atmosphere and loud. Will not be returning.

  33. KP

    KPaige

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So happy to have made this apart of our trip as it was definitely a high and something we will always remember. We elected the chefs option which is a wonderful 8 courses with plenty of food! The drinks were also phenomenal. The chefs selection has a few brave choices and may not be for everyone, but super fun to get out of your comfort zone. A DJ also started at 7pm when we arrived and they were amazing! Loved the music- made it SO fun. Josh our server was awesome, but unfortunately the greeter, possible manager? At the front desk was not very polite when we arrived. Have to leave an honest review- but this was the only part of the evening that was off putting. We stood there while he had a side conversation and didn’t acknowledge us until we said hello for a second time. Finally he replied with “what’s your reservation name?” A hello or how are you goes a long way when you are greeting someone at the door for dinner. We will be back and would recommend to all who love a good evening of sushi, drinks & ambiance.

  34. S

    Suzieq

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and cocktails. This is one of the best sushi bars in the country. We try to come here every time we come to Palm Springs.

  35. I

    Isabell

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We made a reservation for a very special event over 2 months. . Drove several hours to get there and they wanted to sit us outside. This is Palm Springs people. Hot AF. No tables available inside of course! Thanks for making it clear. I hate learning the hard way.

  36. JC

    JustineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing! Would be so happy to come back just for the service! Food was spectacular!

  37. ST

    SylviaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The perfect end to the Palm Springs trip. The venue was the best sushi roll I’ve ever had. Yummy drinks and great service

  38. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We loved it. The food was killer! We highly recommend.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cocktails were innovative, as well as the food. Best Brussels sprouts ever! Server was very friendly and knowledgeable!

  40. K

    Kimye

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was INCREDIBLE. But the service was so rushed despite us asking them to slow it down. We were in and out with many many plates in about an hour. Would have preferred they slowed down so we could have enjoyed the food. At time we had 3+ plates on the table, way too much. Food was absolutely spectacular though, will be back!

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 2132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 49 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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