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Sam's Indian Food & Pizza

61380 29 Palms Hwy Ste 13, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1916
+1 760-366-9511
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“naan” (20 reviews)
“curry” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (67 reviews)
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Indian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
61380 29 Palms Hwy Ste 13, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1916
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, low light, cloth napkins, beautiful water pitcher that they left in our table. Food delicious! Medium was spicy! 🌶 The Naan was very good. I had garlic, next time I will get plain. Nice atmosphere for visiting.

Thank KimberlyKunz
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were delightfully surprised to find Sam's Indian Food & Pizza. Delicious authentic vegie food! The staff and service are great.

Thank scoutNkeepitgypsy
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Unlike the name suggests, this is an Indian place that also offers Pizzas! We went for the Indian delicacies and they were amazing. Best soft and fluffy Naan with delicious Dal Makhani is what I ordered along with Tea and Paneer Pakodas! Tea was strictly...More

Thank SeemaTiwari
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Love the cooking. Authentic Indian food. I have liked everything I've eaten here. palak paneer awesome- chicken masala--aloo gobi- vindaloo

Thank marle b
Reviewed 14 May 2017

So glad we found this place! It was late and we'd heard there was a good Indian restaurant in town, so we were really glad to arrive just before they closed. We ordered a lot and had to take it to-go, but it was ready...More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

After a day of hiking and minimal lunch, coming upon Sam's Pizza by recommendation of our AirBnB host was a revelation. We love pizza and Indian food, so finding an Indian pizza place was delicious. I had palak paneer, which was good, but not as...More

Thank LaPetiteAmber
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Sam's pizza does, in fact, have pizza, but they mostly feature Indian dishes! Stopped here with two friends, and we were all very satisfied with our dishes. I had the vegetable balls in a creamy sauce, which was probably the best meal I'd had in...More

Thank Dani N
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

They accommodated a group of seven quickly. Service was great. I ate the coconut chicken korma. It was delicious as was the onion garlic naan. They do serve alcohol but not burgers after 3.

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food... We went twice in a week. The chicken coconut korma was my favorite. I found the medium spice very enjoyable but the hot not as much. Ever type of naan we tried was on point!

Thank Janine B
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This unassuming little place that headlines "Pizza" has amazing Indian dishes! Whodathunk it!! Pizza you can get anywhere/anytime (and I do hear that Sam's is very good) but I would absolutely encourage you to give them and their wonderful Indian dishes a try. There were...More

Thank LifesAnAdventure216
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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