While standard nigiri and makis are on Sandfish’s menu, it’s the original, positively pretty creations – the best-selling Venue Roll, for example, caps a spicy tuna roll with seared salmon, spicy mayo, teriyaki sauce, and micro greens – that take top billing here.
The space, designed by local architect Chris Pardo, is meant to combine Scandinavian and Japanese elements with its concrete walls, natural woods, and groovy fish-scale tiles behind the bar, home to an impressive whiskey selection, with many hailing from Japan.
Onural is among the world’s small coterie of “sushi ambassadors”--he qualified for the World Sushi Cup a few years back--and you can taste why.
Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey is the most exciting restaurant to open in Palm Springs this year.
Chef-owner Engin Onural blends traditional Japanese technique with modern and global and flair, resulting in one of Palm Springs's hottest—and most genre-bending—new dining spots.
The Genius Behind Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge Has Done it Again With Sandfish by Engin Onural
We know for sure Chef Onural has the sushi part down since he is considered one of the top 30 sushi chefs in the world after qualifying for the World Sushi Cup in Japan.
Sandfish by Engin Onural, a new restaurant coming to uptown Palm Springs, will showcase the chef's authentic sushi techniques with the twist his desert fans love to indulge in at his Palm Desert restaurant.