We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sam's Pizza

61380 29 Palms Hwy Ste 13, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1916
+1 760-366-9511
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“naans” (19 reviews)
“curry” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (65 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Indian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
61380 29 Palms Hwy Ste 13, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1916
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (133)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 130 reviews

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
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is a family run restaurant with Punjabi Indian and Pakistani food in addition to their pizzas and subs. We had Dahl Mahkni, Chana Masala, Saag Paneer and Mango Vegetable Curry. They were all delicious! And we should know because we have some relatives from...More

Thank Traveling_Mama66
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My son and I ate at Sam's in March 2017. I was attracted to the restaurant because of the Indian food. My son, age 10, was more interested in the pizza. We both had a great meal. The staff were friendly and the service was...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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
Nearby Restaurants
Crossroads Cafe
399 reviews
.67 km away
Pie for the People
193 reviews
.70 km away
Natural Sisters Cafe
208 reviews
.62 km away
Joshua Tree Saloon
322 reviews
.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Joshua Tree Visitor Center
178 reviews
.81 km away
Joshua Tree Excursions - Day Tours
56 reviews
.28 km away
Cliffhanger Guides
86 reviews
.65 km away
29 Trail Tours LLC
27 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sam's Pizza staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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 - 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing