1. Sandfish Sushi And Whiskey
Engin Onural is known for being one of the world's greatest sushi chefs. At Sandfish, he blends Japanese cuisine and technique with a vast collection of fine whiskey. Not to mention, the restaurant is designed in the Scandinavian-style, defying all expectations of a traditional "sushi bar." With unique dishes like Braised and Grilled Spanish Octopus, fun drinks like his signature "Japanese Juniper," and velvety desserts including the Japanese Style Green Tea Cheesecake, you're sure to give your tastebuds a good time!
2. Rooster and the Pig
This Vietnamese-American restaurant is all the rave and its popularity is very well deserved. Delicious starters like the Traditional Lemongrass Meatballs and mouth-watering shareable plates like the Pineapple Shrimp are sure to make an impression--a great one at that. Pair your meal with unique refreshments like the Basil Seed Drink or one of their signature cocktails, Floating Orchid. Rooster and the Pig has recently gone cashless, so make certain you have your card with you. The location is small and they do not take reservations, so be sure to beat the rush! It will undoubtedly be worth it.
3. Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
Pappy and Harriet's is a Pioneertown Palace indeed. It was created by Hollywood investors in 1946 to be used as an 1870's-style cantina in movies and was used well into the 1950s. Harriet eventually bought the cantina and turned it into an outlaw biker bar in the 1970s. After it closed, it remained within the family and stands today, offering a family-style, lively atmosphere and delicious Tex Mex cuisine. The menu is heavily meat oriented, with juicy steaks and baby back ribs, but they also vegetarian friendly with vegetarian chili, burger patties, and quesadillas. The friendly service, outstanding food, casual atmosphere, and amazing live performances make this location a must-see in Palm Springs.