Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey

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THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIRST SUSHI AND WHISKEY BAR LOCATED IN UPTOWN IN PALM SPRINGS. By Engin Onural
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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Great recommendations from our server.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Great service, awesome food and drinks. Overall we loved it and will definitely be back ❤️

u
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From creating an off menu cocktail to the most tender, flavorful fresh blue fin tuna to their regular menu items — Sandfish is consistently a top shelf experience.

MB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Omakase meal and it did not disappoint! Our server was right on with the flow of the courses. Very fresh and inventive. Almost too much food, did bring one desert home with us. Favorites were the octopus, yellowtail and pate.

G
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi and Sashimi in the Desert? Yes indeed and really good. Our party of three had dinner at Sandfish this past Sunday. For our starter we shared a dish from the "Signature Roll" part of the menu (The Venue Roll) that was fantastic. We followed our starter with a sashimi sampler platter and nigiri sushi sampler platter. Honestly both dishes were perfection. We loved the calm Scandinavian designed space; though it has to be said that the restaurant that seats approximately 59 to 70 diners depending on whether the outdoor area is open, has only one unisex bathroom with one toilet (and it is not good at all when in the middle of the meal you have to stand in line for 10 minutes to use the bathroom). We won't let that one flaw keep us from returning though. So ... Food: Excellent; Service: Excellent; Atmosphere: Relaxed Modern; Noise Level: Low; Price: Expensive.

JE
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional all around. Food is so delicious. Unique and tasty. Great service. Foody favorite.

FT
Miami
67 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice experience overall. Our group of six tried several different rolls, nigiri, mussels,gyoza and stuffed squash blossoms, plus the whiskey flights. Everyone raved about the food and service with one exception. The order of the California roll topped with beef and tempura shrimp was a disappointment. The “seared” beef seemed steamed, there were only two tempura shrimp and they were tails, and the roll itself would not hold together when attempting to eat it. Also, just not a lot of flavor. Finally, it was supposed to be served on arugula and it was not, just ordinary lettuce instead. Otherwise a nice meal.

W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Fun friendly staff. Everything we ate was delicious and the Old Fashioneds were excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We made reservations 3 weeks prior to our trip to Palm Spring and really glad we did because this place books up fast. The restaurant isn’t too big, very cozy without seeming overcrowded. We arrived 15 min early and actually had to wait until our reservation time to be seated. The food was amazing, definitely recommend the Wagyu beef carpaccio and the langoustine roll. We decided to be adventurous and let the bartender decide our drinks. We were not let down. The place is a bit pricy but you do get a good amount of sushi per order. The staff was amazing and came to check on us regularly without being overbearing. Definitely a place to come back!

KL
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I thought the waitress was really nice to hold off on putting in all our food when we ordered too much. We ended up canceling the last plate of sushi and she was so kind to let us do that. The drinks were subpar. I had high expectations for the original house cocktails and they were good, but not my favorite.

LW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is sushi at a whole new level! Everything is prepared to perfection! Flavors are optimized! Cocktails are inventive!

m
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Host ruined the experience the moment we walked in. Server was great though.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating girlfriends birthday, this is our second time coming here. We were very impressed the first time but this visit really sealed the deal we will 100% be returning regularly. A true gem in PS.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you’re looking for great tasting, crazy good sushi in Palm Springs this is the place to try. Modern, festive and fun.

CG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant was a bit overpriced for the level of service provided. Very slow to take drink orders and the sushi roll menu was a bit redundant- various forms of the same spicy tuna compote.

EE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I wanted something special for and wound up with an over priced dud, it’s hard to believe that it’s the same resturaunt as on the web site. stay away !!

s
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and great service.

OT
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outstanding fresh fish with attentive service.

KT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our 3rd visit and 1st time with excellent service. Our server, Josh, helped create a great dining experience for our party of 4. We’ll be back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the spicy edamame and the venue roll! Food and service was delicious

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent sushi in PS! Service, food, and ambiance all outstanding. You pay a price for all that but it’s sooooo worth it. Some of the best sushi we have EVER had anywhere.

WS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Been here about 10 times now. The food is generally delicious and consistent. However, service is always all over the place and uneven. From stepping inside with no host stand or greeter to food coming at different times, waiting for drinks too long and orders being lost. This place needs to be better managed to get a rating that matches the food itself.

RG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool and cozy spot. Definitely enjoyed the cocktails they served. Sushi roll were really good tried about everyone. Service was great.

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Upon entering the restaurant, there is no host to greet customers or podium to signal to customers that they should wait for a host. After waiting, we were shown to our table, nearby a couple loudly facetiming someone.

Before we had a chance to look at their odd menus, which felt more like picking out paint colors than dinner, the waiter spent several minutes hyping a menu with which he was clearly unfamiliar. Notably, he boasted that the chef is among the top 30 sushi chefs in the country. My husband ordered his drink, and we continued to look at the menu. The waiter insisted on seeing my husband's ID at the dinner table before allowing him to order his drink, and then came back for our order, but without the cocktail, which was poor timing on his part.

We placed an order for spicy edamame and seaweed salad. Several moments later, the waiter came from behind my husband and placed his cocktail over his shoulder and onto the table, rather than coming to the side of the table, setting the cocktail down and asking for the rest of our order. Instead, he disappeared, and returned to put dishes on our table for the edamame shells. When he set the dishes down, we indicated that we were ready to order and he said that he would come back. We ordered the 8-piece tuna sashimi, the venue roll, and the braised and charred octopus to share.

The server brought everything at the same time. The spicy edamame is covered in hot sauce, messy, and the edamame was undercooked. The seaweed salad was fine. The tuna was okay, but the server tried to clear the bowl before we had even finished. The roll was great, but the pieces were cut unevenly so there were some very large pieces and others very small. The server brought out one set of cutlery for the octopus, which was cold by the time we finished our appetizers, and sushi. When my husband asked about Japanese whiskey recommendations, the server was unfamiliar and suggested the most expensive whiskey on the list.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Here from Canada had a fabulous time!

JE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Every time we are in Palm Springs we go to Sandfish. Chef's food and the atmosphere and cocktails are incredible! Can't wait for our next visit.

T
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible sushi. The Venue rolls were superb, and the cream cheese/mango roll was refreshing. Tuna tostada appetizer was great. The Odin’s gift cocktail was as delicious as it was beautiful.

OT
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was very busy as per usual
Always great service and outstanding sushi

b
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing as always. The service was a little lagging in the beginning as it took the wait staff a little too much time to address us and get our drinks started.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very innovative menus! Great fresh products! Excellent service!
Sat on the patio. Seats weren’t all that comfy and tables a bit too close to allow movement in and out of chairs. Also really dark....a light on the table would really help for seeing the menu and ambiance.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational experience, the freshest sushi and warm and friendly service. Couldn’t be better!

s
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cute little restaurant with delicious food and drinks. I had the omakase drink where the mixologist creates a drink with your preferred flavor profile. It was beautifully prepared visually and in taste. Creative balance of flavors, textures and temperature with the dishes. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We loved our first visit last year when in PS. This year was a bit less impressive. The food was great, but the service was a bit slow. The appetizer we ordered was mis-proportioned. One of our group didn’t care for dinner, but that was his comment due to lack of options other than raw. We will go back, just missed the mark a bit this time.

JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality ingredients, inventive menu, great service and great atmosphere. Can’t ask for anything else...enjoy!!!!!

DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food. Service was excellent!. Can't wait to go back. Ps. My wife had the Old fashion she's ever had

t
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality was excellent and a big plus; the texture of the rice was spot on!! The cocktails were also precisely done. We’ll be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a modern take and ambiance.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

F
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well done.. great to have sushi of this quality in the desert

GH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi, artisan drinks, and impeccable service make this a must-stop if you are in the area!