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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Absolute best #1

I've lived in the Coachella Valley all of my life, and this really is the best Sushi I have ever tasted. Engin, the owner/chef, is really creative with the flavors he puts together. The Ko-Ko, Lollipop, and Shrimp tempura are so good. The staff is friendly and Sergio is super helpful. This is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
LovemyKing
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Bermuda Dunes, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Bermuda Dunes, California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I've lived in the Coachella Valley all of my life, and this really is the best Sushi I have ever tasted. Engin, the owner/chef, is really creative with the flavors he puts together. The Ko-Ko, Lollipop, and Shrimp tempura are so good. The staff is friendly and Sergio is super helpful. This is a must if you are in Palm... More 

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so. cal
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I came here for my 35thbday. Upon arrival I would of never pegged this place for a sushi restaurant. We sat at the bar and checked out the menus. I asked the guy behind the bar about some items and he told me he had no idea. Totally unprepared. Then he gives me big wine glasses for my bottle of... More 

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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

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
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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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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 15 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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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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?