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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
12:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never go to Joshua Tree without going to Sam's Pizza. I am an Indian food connoisseur based in Los Angeles and who travels a lot for business. This is by far my favorite. It's quite a distance away but knowing the treat I am in for makes it seem close. I usually order the Lamb Biryani which is absolutely... More 

Thank Jason C
Emeryville CA
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Somebody told me about this restaurant when I was visiting Joshua Tree National Park. He highly recommended it, as did a friend of his, and so I figured I would try it. I was very pleasantly surprised! I eat a lot of Indian and other south Asian food, and this compared favorably, at least based on one meal. But if... More 

Thank ed_in_510
Mojave Desert
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is one of the best in Joshua Tree. It is authentic Indian food, ran by an Indian family. The menu is extensive and every dish is very good. The naan is amazing, as well as the Vindaloo dishes. The girl at the register is always kind and has great customer service. She not only seats every customer &... More 

Thank MWong52
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I've visited this place several times over the past few years, but never posted a review as I felt the food was fair to middling at best. Last night changed my view. The restaurant is basic, but comfortable and the food was spot on. I had the chili chicken with basmati rice and a plain naan, I loved every bite.... More 

Thank Marc L
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If you love Indian food, if you like it, if you aren't sure how you feel about the word "curry", go to Sam's. It's an unassuming little restaurant in an unassuming little strip - you'd drive by it 100 times without a second though if you didn't know it was there. I thought I liked Indian food until I experienced... More 

Thank Ashley M
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154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

They have lots of choices. We had Lamb Curry which was mighty, mighty good. We also had Biriyani (sp?), which was also great and we had Samosa appetizers. The service was friendly and helpful and prompt. The had assorted wines for $12 a bottle. I loved this little place. In fact, I even saw a couple of people come in... More 

Thank Realtyhank
Joshua Tree, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

indian food is quite good, but the pizza i've tasted has interesting choices of indian sauce, as well as the traditional tomato sauce.

Thank olivia p
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Sam's Pizza is an Indian Food restaurant. I haven't eaten much Indian much and don't really like it. The person I went with loved the Indian food. They have a wide selection of all sorts of foods including burgers, fried appetizers, etc. This review is neutral because of personal preferences only.

Thank Honest C
Snohomish, Washington
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We had the chicken tandoori , the mango lamb curry, carme with perfectly made long grain rice. We had the Naan as well.wine was a nice price $4. Good service. Our hotel had a 20% off coupon making our visit extra nice.

Thank SnohoGal
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77 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Every meal we had in this place was tasty and the waiters were very attentive. The price was just right. If you like Indian food the samosas were great.

Thank R A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Pizza, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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?