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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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Visitor rating
  • 56
    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
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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Will1989
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Aiken, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Aiken, South Carolina
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A waiter gave us our menus and disappeared, finally we asked another waiter to take our order after which our waiter showed up briefly to confirm our order. The food was served by the hostess and we had to ask another waiter to get our bill. The sushi was actually quite good but the evening was spoiled by lousy service.

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Chicago, IL
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117 reviews 117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We ate here the night before Thanksgiving with a group of 4, 2 moms and our teenage daughters who were in town for a field hockey tournament. The setting is pretty and it was great to sit outside with the heaters. Sushi was fine, perhaps even above average, but really nothing special. Our server was rude, condescending, and slow and... More 

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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, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?