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Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey, Palm Springs, CA

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey

4.6
4.6
2528 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 47 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 2,528 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
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

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  1. JS

    JeremiahS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good food, sushi was amazing, all the sides were great. Service was a little spotty but overall worked out.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The cocktails and food were outstanding!
  3. SP

    SaltnPepper

    Manitoba

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic whiskey cocktails and delicious sushi. Definitely going back!
  4. LL

    LeoLovesYourMoney

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always ALWAYS a great experience. Also: our server Yasu is TOPS!!
  5. VD

    VictoriaD

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Our waiter had a fantastic whiskey suggestion.
  6. DB

    DanielaB

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dined here before, and it has always beeen a,aging. The sushi rolls are inventive and delicious, the presentation beautiful. The service wa a great and a must do is the matcha cheese cake. Lot is, love, love it here.
  7. HS

    HenryS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food amazing. Do. It miss this amazing restaurant.
  8. DC

    DannyC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I've been to Sandfish Sushi & Whisky once before - the food was just as good and we had excellent service. That prior time was with Josh - he is fantastic! However, this time the service was poor. Our waiter was unattentive, and the food took a long time. We sat at 8pm and left at 10:00pm - 2 hours! We ordered soon after we sat down, and we knew that the food would come out in "waves", as that is to be expected with sushi, but the periods in between were long, and the waiter paid little if no attention to us the whole time. We could have ordered more, but we got tired after a total of 2 hours. He didn't even fill our waters or asked if we wanted anything more to drink. I had to call him over a couple times, when that shouldn't be the case. When I let him know politely that I felt that things were taking a long time, and that I felt that he was not taking care of us, he argued with me. I will make sure he is never our waiter the next time I go. I will ask for Josh or someone else. I didn't get the name of our waiter, but he was African-American with long-braided hair. Never again with him.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    We ordered several items and were specific about the order we wanted them delivered to the table. They can in random order. Our waitress disappeared for about 15 minutes so we were unable to order more food and drinks and just had to sit and sip our water. When she finally arrived we ordered more more items but it never arrived. The waitress told us she was going to check on it but by then we just wanted the check. If we’d had better service we likely would’ve ordered 2-3 more things off the menu and another cocktail. The food was outstanding - some of the best sushi we’ve had. The grilled octopus was crazy good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The food was good but the prices felt extravagance for the quality. I’d expect a more extensive nigiri offering.
  11. VM

    VML143

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Really great food! Sushi was so fresh but most importantly the customer service was outstanding! I will be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Parking is confusing. Signature dishes and cocktails were above average. Bartender was polite and knowledgeable. Food takes abnormally long to serve. They have NOBU level prices with average sushi quality
  13. T

    Trvl

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and inventive cuisine. Excellent service.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Our waitress was fantastic. She gave excellent recommendations and her customer service was impeccable. The food was incredible and the pork belly bao buns were WOW. We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and it exceeded our expectations. This is gonna be a special place for us. Thank you for the memorable experience!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience as always! Thank you! :)
  16. B

    Beverly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sandfish offers a unique dining experience with adventurous yet familiar sushi flavors. I recommend the Sandfish roll and the Experiment. Eat them side by side for nice complimentary flavors
  17. T

    patrickT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The signature rolls were the best value. More traditional items were pricey for the amount and quality received.
  18. e

    eastsider

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Restaurant was positioned as a ‘don’t miss’ in Palm Springs. I’d disagree. Apps were mediocre. Rolls were good but small and certainly not worth $25.
  19. RR

    RRM855

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The quality of food and presentation is not up to its previous standards, and the service was inexcusably slow. Incorrect drinks were served. It has fallen so drastically that we will not dine there again.
  20. SL

    ShelleyL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was amazing and the service was great! We arrived earlier than our reservation and the hostess was not very accommodating. We asked if she thought it would be possible to get in a little earlier, but she said no, and that we should go get a drink at another place, while we wait. She said that she would txt us if anything opened up earlier. So we went elsewhere for a drink, and did not receive a text. We went back to the restaurant at our reservation time and the whole patio was empty. Why didn't she text us?
  21. J

    John

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! My partner and I had a very romantic dinner here and we both loved the food!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner last evening at Sandfish. I really loved our professional and kind servers, the awesome food and drinks, and the DJ spinning some cool tracks! Thank you.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    They have extremely loud throbbing metro music outside with unregulated volume and a lack of heat lamps amongst a parking lot that was converted by shipping containers that make the sound bounce even worse. They try to do 230 + covers and seem not properly staffed or organized logistically so although waiters pheasant that cannot overcome a structure I’ll equipped not initially designed to handle this volume. Do expect anyone to ask you about food and be happy if you get what you asked for - that is all you can hope for. This seems like an talented chef gone bad in the chase for $ over quality chasing a volume # that they know they are not built with a reckless abandon - it’s rather sad !
  24. TM

    ToddM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and excellent service! Our server made great recommendations for drinks and dessert. The pork belly bao buns were AMAZING! The only issue was finding parking. We had to more our car as we had parked in the lot of the neighboring restaurant but the host told us to move or we might get towed.
  25. KH

    KaraH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So thrilled we found this place. Food was absolutely fantastic. Such a great experience. And our server was so great! Can’t wait to go back again!
  26. SV

    SharminehV

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drink and dessert were so good. It all worth it. I definitely go back on my next trip to Palm Spring.
  27. J

    Jenji

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The food here is immaculate. The service was exceptional too! The only minor downside, the place is tiny, one bathroom and tables are close together so it’s very tight and you are basically involved in every one’s conversations and vice versa. Either way, who cares about that stuff when the food and service was truly above and beyond! Absolutely love this place!
  28. AE

    AdrienneE

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting from Chicago and ate at Sandfish at the recommendations of friends. It was beyond delicious! The fish was super fresh and you could tell that every roll was made with such care. We started with drinks - my husband had two IPAs that he enjoyed. I tried the sacred tree cocktail and absolutely loved it! The Venue Roll was our favorite but we also enjoyed the Sandfish Roll a lot. Both are a must try. We also ordered Salmon Avocado roll, Negihama roll, Spicy Tuna roll, and California roll for the kids which were made with real crab meat! If we are ever in Palm Springs again we will for sure be back. And Carmen was an amazing server - all of her recommendations were as delicious and enjoyable as she promised they would be.
  29. BS

    BronteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had the nicest date night! food was AMAZING. I would sat slightly pricey but ambiance was on point. highly recommend.
  30. r

    rdmix

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food is fresh but lacks depth and complexity, fails to justify the price points. Too much rice for the rolls, rolling technique needs improvement.
  31. B

    Bill

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, awesome service! Mike was our server and he was terrific
  32. P

    Patrick

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Was sat by a door that was constantly opened and closed. The food was delayed (40 min from when we were seated until first roll was delivered). Food was good and presentation was great. But very pricey for what it was, including a $13 bottled 12 oz beer.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fab spot! We tried several dishes and everything was outstanding. Our server was friendly and helpful and we took several of his recommendations. The Koko rolls were a standout. Solid cocktail menu too.
  34. C

    Chris

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Would come back again for sure!
  35. A

    Anonymous

    Inactiveville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience. Excellent food and drinks. Attentive server
  36. MI

    MelissaI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was ok. It was pretty expensive for the quality of food. It was mostly tasteless. They were definitely understaffed so service wasn’t great.
  37. RG

    RobertG

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fresh sushi with a delightful presentation.
  38. SS

    SaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible spot. Do not miss! The food and the ambiance were out of this world.
  39. CD

    CalD1993

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tables sometimes too close together if sitting as a two. Faultless in every other way.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was AMAZING!!!!! He was SO nice and knowledgeable. He gave us great recommendations and was fantastic. The hostess was not so nice. We came in early and she was NOT happy about that (despite the tons of empty tables around) and was not friendly. She was also eating when we were checking in.

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 2528 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 47 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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