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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why this is referred to as a pizza place is possibly one of the better unintentional marketing tactics out there. They have INCREDIBLE authentic Indian food. We were referred here by our hotel manager and it was great!

Thank Noracn22
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Recommended Indian resatuarant. Food was a bit different than we have had (we eat Indian every time we travel), but good nonetheless. Made with all the individual Spices so beware if you order medium or spicy. We had Chix Tikka Masala (this one was different but good), Chix Vindaloo (consistent w other meals), butter naan (very buttery). If you like... More 

Thank Scubagirl999
Joshua Tree, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

You need to try the pizza. I don't know what spices they use for sauce, but it is very GOOD! Give them a try.

Thank E5743AKbeckyb
Arlington, Virginia
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122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We got a tip from our B&B to try the indian pizza and it was delicious. Besides the standard pizzas, the indian pizza, Sam's also has a wide selection of indian dishes.

Thank 50Continental_Drift
Joshua Tree, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Whenever we order I order an Indian entree and my husband almost always order pizza. Both are great! I love the flavors of the Indian entrees. The Makhanwala and the Briyani are a must try!

Thank boomcintyre
Baltimore, Maryland
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283 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

January 5, 2017 - If you are staying at the High Desert Motel, you get a few discount coupons at local restaurants and one coupon gives you 20% off at Sam's Pizza. We visited Sam's Pizza around 6pm after touring Joshua Tree National Park. The restaurant interior is cozy and has a slight Indian cuisine aroma. We verified that the... More 

Thank JerryH9905
Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We came lunch, for Indian food specifically by some friends who had been before. They were right on, we had the best Indian food. No buffet line here, each dish was presented separately and DELICIOUS... Lamb Curry, Mango Coconut Curry and many other dishes I can't recall. I specifically liked that the waitress directed us to her favorites after we... More 

Thank Eliz P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I'm not a fan of pizza. But the Veggie Curry(forgot the name, we ordered the waitress recommended ) was sooo good. And we went to there next day ordered the same one :).

Thank Jixuan C
Arcadia, CA
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Forget about pizza - this is one of the best Indian restaurant in perhaps a 50 mile (or more) radius. We tried one chicken and three lamb dishes and everything was oustanding. Even the basic garlic naan was way beyond expectations. Normally, i only eat Indian food buffet-style due to the expense, but these moderately-priced entrees were worth every penny.... More 

Thank SteveLicata
Maplewood, United States
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very dissatisfied with the tandoor chicken and service. The restaurant was understaffed and it took 15 minutes before the one person working was willing to take our order. We enjoyed the appetizer, but the rest of the meal was lacking. The tandoor chicken was dripping in butter sauce. Saag was ok but nothing special, the naan was excellent. After we... More 

Thank Barbara P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?