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The Venue Sushi Bar

73-111 El Paseo, Suite 103, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-1500
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Ranked #11 of 233 restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Sushi
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I haven't been to any other sushi restaurants in the Coachella Valley other than The Venue. However I have been to high-end sushi restaurants in cities all over the west and east coasts. The venue provides fresh Sushi which is well-prepared. Their specialty sushi rolls looked interesting but not particularly imaginative. I ordered a sashimi sampler and was pleased with... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We came in with no reservation so they told us we had an hour until we had to go so they were trying to accommodate us. We quickly ordered and ate,,, I cannot tell you that I was "blown away" in any regard. Everything was mediocre and nothing special. The rice was bland, the rolls just adequate. The hot sake... More

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North Chatham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We sat at the sushi bar and had wonderful sushi. The service was fantastic. The decor is modern, black/white/silver. Very cool. Sushi was super fresh, creative, delicious. Would highly recommend the tuna and yellowtail carpaccio as well as the spicy tuna roll and the experimental roll! We will definitely be back!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

sake was mediocre. The KO-KO roll was a sweet/spicy combination of awesomeness. The California dreamin roll was the other great l yumminess!!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We loved this place. The fish was great. We particularly enjoyed that the sushi was not always typical. The restaurant has variations of types of sushi. We ordered the fixed menu at $49 per person. They were nice to accommodate certain food restrictions we had. We liked every dish. The portions were nice. We didn’t leave hungry. The owner was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had the Venue roll, RBI nigiri, tuna and salmon sashimi, cucumber salad, spicy tuna tartar. Everything was fresh, delicious and nicely presented. Lucky did a great job of serving. My only negative comments - the nigiri was served without wasabi or ginger; when it came, the wasabi was smeared on the side of the plate (not appetizing at all);... More

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have eaten sushi in many different places, but my meal at The Venue Sushi Bar was the best I have ever eaten. I was feeling adventurous and ordered the Omakase (in the chef's hands) and I a never regretted it for one bite. This option gives you an opportunity to sample many different things on the menu. Every course... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The food is really very good and the portions are generous. We each had a pail of delicious miso soup. The sashimi was exquisite. Tuna tataki got 4 thumbs up as did the seaweed salad, and the California Roll. But everyone's fave was the signature Venue Roll. No need for soy sauce on this, it comes with it's own yummy... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I eat sushi all the time. I eat all over the country and in different settings this by far is the best sushi I have ever had. I am so excited every time I get a chance to come to california just becayse of the fact I get to eat this wonderful place. The spicy tuna roll is amazing and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I love this place! I came with my sister and my mom on out girls night out and we all agreed this is our new hangout place! The ambiance was swell and the service and staff were great! Sushi was phenomenal! Very retro chic!

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