7 Places to Find Superb Sushi in Palm Desert

November 11, 2022
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
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Good morning, good day, or good evening! Today I hope I have just what you were looking for because today I have a list of all the best sushi places there are in Palm Desert, California. Luckily for you, and for me, Palm Desert has a pretty thriving restaurant scene. And because of that, even though I am just writing a list of sushi restaurants, I actually managed to get a little bit of diversity and variety in the menu and pricing options. 

I’ll give you a link to all of the sushi restaurants in Palm Desert’s websites when I can. That way you can check out their menu and options ahead of time. And when you have decided on which of these sushi places looks the best to you, I’ll also give you their address so you can have your gps app deliver you right to their door. I’ll also be sure to give you a summary of the restaurant's style as well as a review from a former customer/patron. And on top of all of that, I will also provide you with a link, every time one of these great sushi places in Palm Desert accept our convenient digital GiftYa gift cards!

As a reminder a GiftYa digital gift card is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A gift card that functions just like every other gift card. It lets you make purchases at a participating bar, restaurant, or store up to the face value of the gift card. However, unlike traditional gift cards. GiftYa digital gift cards come with a few additional benefits. For instance, unlike a traditional gift card, a GiftYa can be sent straight to your phone in seconds. That way you don’t need to deliver a GiftYa in person if you want to give it as a gift. You don’t even have to go to a store in person if you want one for yourself. You can just visit the GiftYa website and pick one up today.

Since GiftYa cards are sent directly to your phone you never have to worry about misplacing them or forgetting to take them with you. In most instances you are going to have your phone with you so in most instances you will have your GiftYa cards right in your pocket. 

1. Musashi Japanese Restaurant

The Best Sushi Place In All of Palm Desert

Image courtesy of Musashi website.

72785 Hwy 111 | Palm Desert | musashipalmdesert.com

Musashi Japanese Restaurant has been around since 1996, and in that time they have built a reputation for providing the Palm Desert area with the highest quality authentic Japanese cuisine. And as such, you can imagine that they are a favorite of travelers and local sushi lovers alike. They've even kept the same head chef for the past 15 years. Which means that they have been delivering the same product for 15 years and people still keep coming back over and over again. 

Clearly they have the art of sushi dialed into a science, and it is for that reason that they really make it to the top of the list today. I imagine when you are looking for the “best sushi place in Palm Desert” that you are looking for high quality authentic Japanese sushi. And if that is the case for you then Musashi Japanese Restaurant is one of the must try sushi spots in all of Palm Desert.

But a quick note. Musashi Japanese Restaurant is so beloved by the community that they are reservation only, and don’t do delivery orders. So be sure to call ahead and book yourself a table if you are interested in trying the highest quality authentic sushi in all of Palm Desert.

“Sooo good! Hands down the best local sushi around. Anyone who says otherwise is confused. Everything is extremely fresh, melts in your mouth. Great ambience and unbeatable service. Can't wait to be back!” - Yelp Review 

2. Pokehana

A Casual Dining Experience With Out of this World Sushi

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73405 Hwy 111 | Palm Desert | pokehana.com

Whereas Musashi Japanese Restaurant made it high on the list for delivering the highest quality authentic Japanese sushi possible, Pokehana makes it so high on the list for different reasons. It’s not that they don’t have great sushi they really do, but it’s the fact that they serve that amazing sushi up in a fast/casual dining experience that really makes for a unique experience. It doesn’t have the kind of over presentation that a really fancy sushi bar has, but what you lose in extravagant presentation, you make up for in not paying out of this world prices for out of this world sushi!

And don’t mistake the casual dining experience for a lack of craft or care for quality in their work. Pokehana uses the freshest ingredients and crafts every meal with quality care. You can expect to thoroughly enjoy your evening any time you stop by Pokehana when you are craving great sushi in Palm Desert.

“Just had this for the first time and it was very tasty, got it delivered with grubhub which was super convenient. I really love sushi but this is the first time I've tried poke and I would say it is a new bar set for my standard of sushi. Highly recommend this place all around, convenient and delicious!” - Yelp Review 

3. The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge

A Great Sushi Place Where You Can Also Enjoy A Drink

73-111 El Paseo | Palm Desert | thevenuepalmdesert.com

The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge makes it onto the list of great sushi bars in Palm Desert because they obviously have great sushi. But on top of that, they also happen to feature a sake bar. So if you enjoy sake, The Venue is a great place to get amazing sushi and a glass of sake as well. I personally have never had sake before, but I’ve always been curious to try it because everybody seems to have good things to say about it.

“Hands down one of the best sushi spots I've been to--ever-- and I eat a lot of sushi. The sushi is fresh, the rolls are big, and every single roll is memorable and unique. The Venue roll is my favorite. Even the cocktails are excellent-- if you like a little kick, try the Flor Picante.  And definitely opt for the signature rolls. Whichever you choose, it's impossible to go wrong.” - Yelp Review 

4. To Go Sushi

A Great Place to Get Amazing Sushi In A Hurry In Palm Desert

Image courtesy of To Go Sushi website.

40101 Monterey Ave | Rancho Mirage | restaurantji.com/ca/rancho-mirage/to-go-sushi

I know you would think a place named To Go Sushi wouldn’t actually have all the good of sushi. But that’s not the case at all with To Go Sushi. They serve up excellent sushi in a fast and efficient manner. And because of this you might lose out on some of the presentation or pretense that comes at some of the fancier sushi places, but you make up for it by getting incredible sushi quickly. 

So if you are looking for a great meal of sushi next time you are in Palm Desert, but you don’t have the time to watch a chef prepare each part of your meal, then you will love To Go Sushi. It’s fast, it’s friendly, and it’s delicious.

“BEST PLACE EVER!!! It's not a dine in place but the prices are super cheap, the food quality is amazing and the portion sizes are HUGE. Owners are extremely nice and it's my favorite spot in the whole valley.” - Yelp Review 

5. P.F. Chang’s

Popular Asain Fusion Chain Where You Can Get Great Sushi In Palm Desert

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71800 Hwy 111 | Rancho Mirage | pfchangs.com/locations/us/ca/rancho-mirage

I imagine that quite a few of you out there who are reading this are already aware of what P.F. Chang’s is, but for those of you who don’t know, let me take a moment to explain. P.F. Chang’s is a popular chain of restaurants that serves Chinese/Asian fusion food in locations all around the country. And I know that you don’t associate sushi with a Chinese place right off the back, but P.F. Chang’s isn’t just your standard Chinese place. They have a wide variety of menu options from all over eastern Asia, and they have even reinvented and refined many of these into delicious new fusion dishes. 

And as you can imagine with how popular sushi is in America, P.F. Chang’s has certainly taken advantage of their “Asian fusion” brand and delivers an excellent array of sushi choices.

“Tristan is a fantastic server! The food was delicious and even though it was busy, we got served in a timely manner. Staff is very welcoming. We went on free sushi day and the sushi was awesome, and actually free! Very nice experience, definitely recommend.” - Yelp Review 

Grab a digital P.F. Chang’s gift card and treat yourself to a great sushi restaurant in Palm Desert!.

6. Dragon Sushi Palm Desert

A Great Sushi Restaurant/Bar Hybrid In Palm Desert

72261 CA-111 | Palm Desert | dragonsushi.com

If you are hoping to have a dinner of delicious sushi, but you are also hoping to have some delicious drinks afterwards then look no further than Dragon Sushi Palm Desert. They have a full bar. A full sushi bar. And a full Japanese dinner menu. So you really can’t go wrong!

“I haven't been here in quite some time but it's a great place to get good sushi in the valley. They have a wide variety assortment of sushi at great prices. All in all a wonderful experience the past few times I've been back.” - Yelp Review 

7. Shogun Restaurant

A Sushi Bar/Wine Bar Hybrid

74225 Hwy 111 | Palm Desert | restaurantshogun.com

So Shogun Restaurant rounds out my list of the best sushi places in Palm Desert, California. I put them on here because they have great sushi. But I really had to make sure they stayed on the list because I have never seen a sushi restaurant that also advertises itself as a wine bar. It seems like such a unique experience that I would hate for anybody who would be interested to miss out when they are searching for sushi in Palm Desert.

“5/5 service chef was professional and very welcoming food was good drinks were good def will keep coming back server was on point as well her name was precious his name was Ryan super great” - Yelp Review 

And that’s all I have for you today dear reader. Palm Desert certainly has a thriving restaurant scene, but that doesn’t mean there are endless good options when it comes to finding sushi. I tried to get you all of the best sushi places in Palm Desert, but still try to provide you with a little bit of menu variety and diversity in choices. 

So I really hope this post helped you narrow down your search for great sushi in Palm Desert. But if you made it all the way down here, and none of those sushi places caught your eye, and now you’re thinking you might be in the mood for something else, be sure to check out our posts on great restaurants and great pizza places all over the Palm Desert area!

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