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The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge, Palm Desert, CA

The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge

4.7
4.7
1224 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Charming
  • Great for outdoor dining
Sushi & Whiskey

Chic. Modern. Sophisticated. But also casual and friendly. The Venue is the cool hot spot on El Paseo, popular with locals, out-of-town visitors and food critics who serve up rave reviews. The Venue is artful, from its sleek décor to the original, ever-evolving menu, enthusiastically created by owner/chef Engin Onural. "This is my art," he shares. "Each plate is a painting, but I use fish instead of paint."

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 346-1500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Engin Onural
  • Catering
    We will be happy to assist you with your catering needs small to large. Please contact manager or email info@thevenuepalmdesert.com
  • Private party facilities
    We will be happy to assist your private party needs small to large. Please contact manager or email info@thevenuepalmdesert.com
  • Area
    Palm Desert
  • Cross Street
    Between Ocotillo and Sage
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available on El Paseo and we also have private parking lot in the back side of the property.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Omakase- Chef’s Tasting Menu

    USD 162.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Feeling adventurous? Sit back and relax while the Chef’s take care of you tonight. Experience the best The Venue has to offer.

Offers

  • Social Hour Event

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Unleash your wild side and embrace the untamed camaraderie of our Social Hour, fostering connections, forging memories, and savoring exceptional flavors. Let our chefs tantalize your taste buds while our knowledgeable staff guides you on an extraordinary whiskey and sake journey. Join us daily starting t 4:30pm for the ultimate hotspot, where life is celebrated through captivating stories with every sip and bite.

    Social Hour Event photo

What 1,224 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Healthy

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Healthy

1,224 Reviews
  1. HungryGirl

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    After reading the chefs description of his food, we were excited to try. Sushi was good. Not great, not bad, but fine. The cocktails were delicious, but service was atrocious for a venue as small as it was.

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  2. ALDM

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here many times and other sushi restaurants in the valley that are good. But The Venue is still the BEST sushi restaurant in the valley!

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  3. CarmenF

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delicious… and our waitress/ bartender was lovely ! They had a card for my guest and a birthday dessert !! Just perfect

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food. Amazing miso soup! Not average by any means.

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  5. SusanS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Intimate, with flair. Venue’s beautifully designed bar and creative team delivered creative cocktails, extraordinary sushi with great service. Happy hour small dishes, great sake choices, you won’t be disappointed. Not your typical sushi bar. Prices were surprisingly reasonable.

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  6. Anne

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent staff and food was tasty. Recommend the Venue Roll for sure. Yellowtail and salmon sushi was excellent. Would go back.

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  7. MaryV

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, presentation and service are outstanding at Venue.

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  8. Pwitte

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server from Colombia was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu. She was first rate. The Sashimi was the best I’ve had in the valley

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful dinner. Highly recommend. Try the Kir.

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  10. HenryP

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef is inventive and exceptional! Been there 4 times now and each time was memorable.

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FAQs

The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 346-1500.

The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 1224 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge

73111 EL PASEO STE:103, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between Ocotillo and Sage
  • Area
    Palm Desert
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available on El Paseo and we also have private parking lot in the back side of the property.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Engin Onural
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 346-1500
  • Catering
    We will be happy to assist you with your catering needs small to large. Please contact manager or email info@thevenuepalmdesert.com
  • Private party facilities
    We will be happy to assist your private party needs small to large. Please contact manager or email info@thevenuepalmdesert.com
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