The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge
Chic. Modern. Sophisticated. But also casual and friendly. The Venue is the cool hot spot on El Paseo, popular with locals, out-of-town visitors and food critics who serve up rave reviews. The Venue is artful, from its sleek décor to the original, ever-evolving menu, enthusiastically created by owner/chef Engin Onural. "This is my art," he shares. "Each plate is a painting, but I use fish instead of paint."
5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Great find thru Open Table! We enjoyed the Omasake paired w Sake chosen by the waitress, Micky (who was amazing!!). Every bite was tender and flavorful. We would definitely return
The food was fabulous and the rolls very creative. Our server was excellent. Nice atmosphere.
If you love Sushi, this is your place to go in the desert.
Great, original rolls. Nice ambiance and patio. Friendly service.
We found this place at the last minute on Open Table. What a great find. Do not leave the Palm Desert area without finding this place. But, whatever you do, do NOT use the GPS directions on Open Table. You will end up in a residential area! LOL The restaurant is on El Paseo. I think this will be our new "go to" sushi place.
Love the patio and inside. Great, inventive food. Very good attention to detail. Always enjoy Venue.
Sashimi was incredible and the service was second to none. We will most certainly be coming back!
Our server Miki was excellent. The sushi was both unique and amazing! It was a wonderful experience!!
Absolutely fabulous! Miki was our waitress and she was our guide to a wonderful dinner. I highly recommend this place!
Consistently good food and great service!
Very surprising Sushi rolls. Good taste and good portions
Wonderful food and service! The staff were very friendly and helpful. They suggested the best things to order. We really enjoyed our meal!
Great sushi selection. If you aren’t a fishy person have the crab stuffed avocado!! Mickie our server was very helpful and attentive!!
The best sushi restaurant in Palm Desert
No host or hostess to greet us and then seat us upon arrival.
Waited a while and when know one showed up we left.
Been to The Venue many times and always enjoyed it.
Fantastic sushi bar! Will for sure be back! Customer service was fantastic! Food presentation was beautiful! Great cocktails and wine list!
I booked my reservation on open table and they cancelled my reservation and said it did not qualify for points. This was wrong because we sat in the restaurant. There was one other table besides us. Waiter was attentive and very good. Not sure why I was denied receiving points.
Best food i have had here yet!
We were visiting Palm Springs for a friends birthday getaway and needed to find a good sushi restaurant. We found this in the matter of 5 minutes and they accommodated us last minute. Everything exceeded our expectations. Food was delicious! Service was impeccable.
Mickey is an awesome server; friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Vanessa is a hands-on manager and she has a superb staff. Every dish is a work of art. We can’t recommend Venue too highly. They’re terrific!!’
Amazing sushi with fresh and delicious fish. Lorenzo was our chef and his rolls are amazing with a special touch. Jessica was our server and she was very personable, helpful with recommendations (with her vast knowledge of the menu) and she's jist plain sweet! Highly recommended and will definitely be returning for amazing food and service!
A very nice neighborhood restaurant. Always a pleasure.
Enjoyed chef choice Omikase - it ended up being more food than we could handle and that never happens when we go to sushi. The fish was incredibly fresh and the prepared dishes were good. It was a quiet night in PD and the overall atmosphere in the restaurant could have used a spark.
The restaurant was good, it was a little hot (although it was really hot outside!) and smelled a little fishy. Our server was great.
Not as good as previous trips. Way too much sweet sauce all over the sushi, rice was overcooked and fell apart. Just not that great.service was Mediocre, place looked shabby but not in a chic way.
I came in because you offer the Republic of Tea and had no idea what a treat I was in for! Our server was so great, but the food was even more amazing! Thanks for a wonderful night.
THE BEST SUSHI IN THE DESERT - AND SOME OF THE BEST WE'VE HAD ANYWHERE!
Staff was great!! They made sure we understood all we ordered and what the specialties were.
Wonderful food and attentive wait staff
The sushi was so fresh and delicious. The staff is always so pleasant and they don’t rush you. Really enjoy the atmosphere there too.
The food was fair, fish was fresh but rolls were either too sweet or too rich. The specialty rolls were a bit pricy compared to other Sushi restaurants in the area. The service was good but almost over attentive. The real downer for us was moderately loud repetitive contemporary music with an annoying beat and minimal lyrics that went on and on much like a 78 record that the needle stuck on. The experience was not a relaxing Zen experience as one might expect when going out for a nice night with your significant other.
Always excellent food. The salmon melts in your mouth. The coconut roll is amazing. Probably the best roll I’ve ever had.
Miki was a fantastic server!!! This place is the best sushi in California!
Incredible food-- the tuna wonton appetizer and the brussels sprouts appetizers were AMAZING. The venue specialty roll was delicious. Service was great---an all around gem.
Wife and I went there for our anniversary and had a great experience. Sushi was fantastic! The best we’ve ever had. We sat outside and the server was exceptional. Great menu and very vegetarian friendly.
Always a favorite place
The food was fresh, and delicious. The service was excellent.
We have a very nice and relaxed dinner on the outdoor patio. The Venue speciality roll was very good, as were the tuna tostadas. The more traditional sushi was good. Our server was attentive and made great suggestions. We were not rushed, but not ignored either! We will be back!
The Venue turned out to be a perfect choice for our final dinner on our 3-day weekend in the Desert. 2 of the 6 in our 3-couple group are not raw fish/sushi enthusiasts, so we almost switched our reservation to another spot the night before. But, after everyone reviewed the menu online, we decided to take our chances and were all, including the 2 non-sushi eaters, very pleasantly surprised. The food was wonderful and the service exceptional. The restaurant is small enough to be intimate, but not too small to be uncomfortable seating for any size party. We were unanimous that we would return on our next trip to the Desert and would highly recommend The Venue to all friends and associates (the first was on Sunday to a local real estate manager...).
One of our favorite places to eat. Each visit to the desert includes a trip to the venue.
One of the best places for sushi that we have been to in the USA!