Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey
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.
Get the spicy edamame and the venue roll! Food and service was delicious
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.
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.
Cool and cozy spot. Definitely enjoyed the cocktails they served. Sushi roll were really good tried about everyone. Service was great.
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.
Here from Canada had a fabulous time!
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.
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.
Was very busy as per usual
Always great service and outstanding sushi
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.
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.
Sensational experience, the freshest sushi and warm and friendly service. Couldn’t be better!
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.
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.
High quality ingredients, inventive menu, great service and great atmosphere. Can’t ask for anything else...enjoy!!!!!
Loved the food. Service was excellent!. Can't wait to go back. Ps. My wife had the Old fashion she's ever had
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!
Delicious food with a modern take and ambiance.
Excellent food and service as always.
Well done.. great to have sushi of this quality in the desert
Excellent sushi, artisan drinks, and impeccable service make this a must-stop if you are in the area!
Old friend in town
The service was pretty awful. Waited forever for food; could never find waiter when needed. We prefer sushi that is more straightforward. All of this "saucing", decorating, over the top rolls are not appealing to us. The best thing we ate was yellowtail sushi and that was great.
It was better the first two times I went in April 2019 and Dec 2018.
The sushi just wasn't as flavorful as it was at first. And the starters were a bit weak.
Delicious food and lovely ambiance and we plan on coming again and next time with friends!
The Special sushi rolls were outstanding as well as the octopus appetizer and the old fashioned made with a Japanese whiskey. Our server was very knowledgeable and made our experience even better. We will be back next time we are in town. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys sushi!
We visited Palm Springs for my mom's birthday and stopped by for dinner. It was delicious! The inside is small but comfortable. The outdoor seating looked cute but our party was too large. We never felt rushed.
Everything we ordered was delicious but our favorites were the Spanish octopus (we had as an app) and the sashimi platter. Definitely recommend and kid friendly if your kid likes sushi.
The sushi was delicious and the service was fabulous.
Each and every item on this extraordinary menu is prepared and served to perfection. Don't miss the Hamachi Kama, a yellowtail collar cooked to perfection served with ponzu, scallions & micro greens. We also enjoyed the baby langostinos served over sushi roll. Our server, Josh, was most accommodating in describing selections. Please, do not miss this gem.
Also, the full bar includes a selection of Japanese whiskeys. Try the old fashioned.
Very clean, best sushi place in Palm Springs , we will be back for sure
Wonderful food and great service.
Great spot for sushi in Palm!
Always excellent!!Food is superb, as is the service. Small and loud - vibrant and energetic is a better way to put it. Sit outside if you are wanting to talk. I love this place. A gem on Palm Springs with a world renowned sushi chef. Don’t be scared of sushi in the desert! Wait staff is on point.
Exceptional sushi - wonderful selection of traditional as well as wonderful Scandinavian inspired creations that are sure to please. The grilled octopus is not to be missed... and the tuna lettuce wraps are absolutely delicious.
Incredible service with wonderful food
The food is excellent and the drinks are great. Nice ambiance.
Our server told us the owner requires staff to "card" every single diner, regardless of age.
This is ridiculous - we are in our sixties and clearly look "of age."
The gentleman next to us (obviously in his 40's or 50's) did not bring ID and it was a very awkward situation.
I've never been carded in a restaurant anyplace else in the world. There must be a a reason this owner insists on it. If so then please inform diners when they make a reservation. Otherwise this truly takes away from what would otherwise be a special dining experience.
Thanks Josh for being so professional and delightful!!
Food was excellent as was the service. Yes the prices were a little high but the rolls were huge and the quality was superior to what we normally find in this area. I ordered a roll that was not on the menu and it was no problem.
The best sushi any of us had ever had. We can back two nights later and got it to go!