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The Venue Sushi Bar

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73-111 El Paseo, Suite 103, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-1500
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great start to our vacation

My wife and I have eaten here before and we like the Venue so much that we schedule our road trips to California around dining here. The omokase courses were fantastic. Great balance of flavors and textures combined with spot on service mad our evening perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Steve B
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have eaten here before and we like the Venue so much that we schedule our road trips to California around dining here. The omokase courses were fantastic. Great balance of flavors and textures combined with spot on service mad our evening perfect.

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solana beach california
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fine dining experience in the heart of Palm Desert. Not your ordinary sushi. Very inventive and great menu

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Aiken, South Carolina
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This place was excellent. It started with us having a party of 10 and wanting to sit outside and enjoy the evening. Our service was excellent and I am not sure what all we had, but it was very good! And the service was exceptional. The little dessert ice creams are really awesome though!

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Minneapolis
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We sat outside at a high top and the waiter was AWESOME!! (can't recall his name) The food was really good and nice size portions.

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Victoria, Canada
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We ate here after reading about the chef in the Desert Sun and checking the reviews on Tripadvisor. First the restaurant itself. We ate inside as it was very warm outside. The restaurant is very small and we had difficulty reaching our table against the wall because of the table in front being full of people and the sushi bar... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Picked this place based on reviews. I wanted to treat my husband to something special for his birthday. It was a perfect little spot right on El Paseo. Small, trendy, with an upscale vibe. The servers were on it, and we had the good fortune to sit next to an off duty host. Now, when employees come in on their... More 

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boulder, co
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our meal here was good and liked the creativity but a number of service snafus really compromised the overall experience. Servers were genuinely friendly and seemed to be working hard. However, frustrations included overall delays, food brought to the table that wasn't ours-not really a big deal, the check and hand towels brought to our table before our food-not good... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Pretty good. No deals and it seemed a bit pricey. We had Tuna Sashimi, eel sushi and a shrimp crunch roll. All was good. Could have been a better roll. Lots of crunch and rice, not much crab meat.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Excellent sushi. The service was fantastic. Relatively quiet in a comfortable setting. Only complaint (minor) choice of cocktails was sparse to nonexistent. Would return.

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Calgary, Canada
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This sushi restaurant won Palm Springs Life Best Japanese Restaurant award for 2012 and 2013. It has a small seating capacity and a cozy, small outdoor patio facing El Paseo Drive. Service was pleasant and efficient, no sign of the problems other revues mentioned. The sushi was terrific and prices were very reasonable.

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Additional Information about The Venue Sushi Bar

Address: 73-111 El Paseo, Suite 103, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone Number: (760) 346-1500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73-111 El Paseo, Suite 103, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: (760) 346-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?