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Sam's Pizza

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61380 29 Palms Hwy Ste 13, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1916
+1 760-366-9511
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They accommodated a group of seven quickly. Service was great. I ate the coconut chicken korma. It was delicious as was the onion garlic naan. They do serve alcohol but not burgers after 3.

Thank Kelly C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food... We went twice in a week. The chicken coconut korma was my favorite. I found the medium spice very enjoyable but the hot not as much. Ever type of naan we tried was on point!

Thank Janine B
Cape Cod MA
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This unassuming little place that headlines "Pizza" has amazing Indian dishes! Whodathunk it!! Pizza you can get anywhere/anytime (and I do hear that Sam's is very good) but I would absolutely encourage you to give them and their wonderful Indian dishes a try. There were 3 of us and everything was great. One of the best naans I have ever... More 

Thank LifesAnAdventure216
Los Angeles
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family run restaurant with Punjabi Indian and Pakistani food in addition to their pizzas and subs. We had Dahl Mahkni, Chana Masala, Saag Paneer and Mango Vegetable Curry. They were all delicious! And we should know because we have some relatives from the Punjab. The waitress had a great sense of humor and everyone was very nice.... More 

Thank Traveling_Mama66
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I ate at Sam's in March 2017. I was attracted to the restaurant because of the Indian food. My son, age 10, was more interested in the pizza. We both had a great meal. The staff were friendly and the service was great.

Thank David S
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Why this is referred to as a pizza place is possibly one of the better unintentional marketing tactics out there. They have INCREDIBLE authentic Indian food. We were referred here by our hotel manager and it was great!

Thank Noracn22
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Recommended Indian resatuarant. Food was a bit different than we have had (we eat Indian every time we travel), but good nonetheless. Made with all the individual Spices so beware if you order medium or spicy. We had Chix Tikka Masala (this one was different but good), Chix Vindaloo (consistent w other meals), butter naan (very buttery). If you like... More 

Thank Scubagirl999
Joshua Tree, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 15, 2017

You need to try the pizza. I don't know what spices they use for sauce, but it is very GOOD! Give them a try.

Thank E5743AKbeckyb
Arlington, Virginia
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122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We got a tip from our B&B to try the indian pizza and it was delicious. Besides the standard pizzas, the indian pizza, Sam's also has a wide selection of indian dishes.

Thank 50Continental_Drift
Joshua Tree, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Whenever we order I order an Indian entree and my husband almost always order pizza. Both are great! I love the flavors of the Indian entrees. The Makhanwala and the Briyani are a must try!

Thank boomcintyre

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61380 29 Palms Hwy Ste 13, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Joshua Tree
  • Phone Number: +1 760-366-9511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?