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Perfect service, excellent sushi, wouldn't change anything.
Visited this spot for the first time since recently becoming local residents and we were not disappointed! The service was superb, the atmosphere was fun but nice and low key, and the food was exceptionally good. Many menu items make for a diverse set of options even for non-sushi connoisseurs.
My husband and I were vacationing in Palm Desert and I booked this restaurant as I could use my reward points and we love sushi.
The experience was great - our server recommended some really great options that we probably wouldn't have tried on our own, and the service was great. The wine list was comprehensive and not over priced. The macaron for dessert was an unexpected surprise in a sushi restaurant and was to die for! We will definitely visit again.
Food was ok but an order of sashimi was 8 pieces ....much too much . Also I prefer when the sushi chef wears gloves as they do at nobu where I was the night before . At this This restaurant.. no gloves . Mayb that’s just my issue
Great food trumps deficiencies in service (slow, confused) and comfort (don't sit at the counter unless you enjoy a cold breeze on your neck).
That said, I'd go back in a New York minute for the inventive menu.
The sushi was fresher than fresh! You can certainly taste the difference between fresh and just OK.
Great appetizers. Venue roll outstanding. Polite and attentive service.
Wonderful innovative food. Great ambiance and service
Lots of creative and delicious rolls! LOVED the Ko Ko roll with shaved coconut and a honey sriracha sauce! The “experiment” roll was very good and the lollipop roll was a fantastic roll with no rice. The endless bubbles for $18 is a great deal as long as they keep pouring! Would definitely go again and definitely recommend!
We hadn’t had sushi in a while and our server was very patient and explained the difference between the variety of choices. We enjoyed every bite. We’re not from around here but will try to return before we leave for Home.
Quality of shasimi platter was very poor. Our waiter was trying to be as acoomodating as possible and do not fault him but this was the worst sushi and shashimi I've ever had. I've never sent food back and asked for a refund but I should have in this situation. The waiter comped two appetizers because our food took forever to come out. That should have been our first clue. I would not recommend this restaurant at all although the staff was friendly. What's the point when the food is so bad. If you're from NY or LA definitely stay away as this is probably worse than our local supermarket sushi.
They sat 5 of us at a very crowded table. Service was the worst in the valley i have seen for a very long time. We all ordered appetizers. We thought we could enjoy
them together but then each os us got them at separate times. It was like dining alone.
Then we ordered main courses. Came with no wasabi. The girl had taken one guests chop sticks. We asked for this as soon as she brought the meal. Well we sat
And she never returned. Finally i got up and went in to get it. Very frustrating when you are paying the kind of money they want for such small portion of food.
The cucumber salad was not Japanese cucumber salad but just a bunch of cucumbers in a bowl with no flavour. I think who ever was to prepare this dish took
The night off. Server kept trying to talk us into cold sake cause she liked or us ordering hot sake was too much work for her. Not sure.
This place is highly over rated. But i do know one thing when you have a server than has no idea what she is doing and has a no care attitude it makes your
Night very unenjoyable. I think she needs to go to hospitality and a server school so she knows what she is getting paid to do and how to take an order and
Put into computer properly so people get their meals together as that is why we went together to eat. She probably was not aware of that.
The place is not that big and a professional server could handle the whole place.
We had the omakase and Tate, our sushi chef was outstanding!! The meal was extraordinary and the service was exceptional. Truly a great dining experience!
Wonderful as usual ! Service is fantastic and the food matches that
They have aspirations but haven't worked out the right formula yet in terms of service and the food. Sushi a little too augmented for my taste. Nice space but eating at the sushi counter difficult = tight counter space matched with many large plates = awkward.
Great all around sushi Resturant. Service uniquely different in a positive way!
We arrived for a 5 pm reservation and immediately felt comfortable and welcome, Very cozy feeling and a nice clean looking place. The food and presentation was great. waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks to those who were there Friday evening,
I come from Vancouver which is the sushi capital of North America. The only Japanese restaurant in Vancouver better than Venue is 5x the price!!
Would go every day for the spicy tuna tostada and the brussel sprouts.
I understand why they’ve been voted best sushi every year since 2012. Be sure to make reservations and about 1/2 their seating is outdoors in the patio. We sat at the bar and had a great time.
Always excellent service and always amazing creations that satisfy to the fullest!
Good food and good service. Small with very limited seating. You will be sitting close to another party.
As always SO delicious and such a lovely experience. My favourite place in the valley!
This was our first time dining at the Venue. The reception service was excellent and the hostess greeted me by name and also acknowledged that it was my first time there. The waitstaff seemed to be a bit overwhelmed - understaffed, but service was great nonetheless. The food was good.
The amazing staff always remembers your name even when you haven’t seen them in months. I can’t say enough good things about them...and the food just so happens to be great too. For those that are new to the restaurant, try The Venue Roll and the Spicy Tuna Tostadas. Tres bien.
We have been to The Venue and the past 3 times Chef Engin has not been there. It is always a treat to have him there. Tonight the food was just missing something. Kind of disappointing. It was pricey, $102. and we felt like we didn't have much to eat. I wish they would change their music once in a while. It is so repetitious and annoying. I love music of all kinds but not this.
Creative fresh sushi in out 3 dinner visits at Venue. Try the spicy tuna tostada and sushi.
It was very nice ... I expected much more of the sushi.... the fish was very fresh so I appreciate that but personally I think Okura or Misaki is better
Best sushi in the valley. Excellent and friendly service.
The food and service is quite good. However, we will not return due to the horrible back ground music that they play. What is the owner thinking, having this electric pounding music playing while we try to enjoy dinner. Too bad, this could have been our sushi place of choice .
Yessica, Jennifer and team are fabulous!!!!!! Food extraordinary!!!!!!venue roll, experiment roll are two are our favorites! Don’t miss this experience ❤️💕💕💕💕💕
Jennifer was the Best server. So knowledgeable!!! Definitely will return
Great food. Our server was amazing! We will definitely be back.
The chef is amazing in how creative the dishes were prepared and delightful!
Excellent fresh fish We had tempura and sashimi.
Jessica and Jennifer made us feel like royalty. Great guidance on food selections! Loved the Experiment and the Venue roll. Thanks Venue! Your the best
They’ve done a great job on their website but we didn’t feel the restaurant lived up to it. Some of the items we ordered were good but nothing we tried was great. Our favorite sashimi is hamachi. They were out of it. Since we drove 25 minuets to get there we most likely will not go back.
The Venue is always wonderful. Great food and atmosphere. Sergio is the best waiter.
What sets this place apart is the staff. They are friendly, outgoing and very attentive. It has a great local vibe that’s mixed with quality sushi dishes at a great price - meaning you can order twice as much!!
Great service, innovative cuisine. Really enjoyed the experience.
The food was very good. The service was a little slow