our server was fantastic with recommendations and explaining the menu as this was our first time at Roy's. Service was impeccable and the food was awesome! Highly recommend the place.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful meals .
We had a wonderful meals . The appetizers were delicious. The main courses(Ono and Butterfish) were outstanding. We felt like we are at a Roy's in Hawaii. The soufflé was its usual decadence-the four of us shared one. We will return.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Check out this hidden gem !
What's not to like about Roy's? Sure,you're in a beautiful JW Marriott property, surrounded by attentive wait-staff, clean beautiful décor and a lively, friendly group of guests. The Sauvignon Blanc was crisp. clean and the perfect temperature.
The food is properly prepared, served hot and delicious. Their careful handling of the freshest ingredients is appealing. My trout was perfectly prepared, plated and delicious. The hangar steak was perfectly cooked, presented over asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes - a real filling dish. And the pineapple upside-down cake - a buttery, tummy old time favorite that was a thrill to eat along with the coconut ice cream.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was much more casual than
It was much more casual than we thought it would be.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had tried Roy's a few years
We had tried Roy's a few years ago while on vacation in AZ, but had a so-so experience.But we decided to try it again while staying at the Desert Ridge resort. This time we were quite impressed. It was a lovely night to sit outside near the fire and later when the sun had gone down the heat lamps were lit and just added to the "Island" ambience. Our server was cheery and attentive and really sold us the restaurant all over again! We shared Roy's appetizer sampler which was an excellent start to the meal.My husband had the scallops and I
the blackened ahi tuna. The latter had quite a kick to it-even though I had questioned the server about it-Fortunately the vegetable helped cool it down. Chocolate souffle was a wonderful finish however.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun Happy Hour
Happy. Hour by the fire pit is a must! Request patio dining when you can.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Scallops are amazing! The best I've had in years! Seared absolutely perfectly. Pre-order the chocolate melting cake...so worth it!!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very nice time and
We had a very nice time and the waitstaff were extremely attentive. We were celebrating my birthday and we found a nice card on the table with the signatures of all the waitstaff. Everyone (Manager/busser/server) who came across our table said, "Happy Birthday." A nice dessert with a candle was served at the end of our meal.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
we had another fabulous meal
we had another fabulous meal at Roy's...very relaxing and truly a hidden gem!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Revelation at Roy's
Roy's actually refers to Roy Yamaguchi, the master chef and original owner of this restaurant brand in Hawaii and the mainland. This Roy's is located at the impressive Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, and it specializes in seafood and beef dishes with a Japanese influence evident.
Service at Roy's was prompt and courteous, and our waitress, Brandy, was very knowledgeable. We ordered the Appetizer for Two in a Canoe, which offered 5 different selections each. The BBQ ribs in the Canoe-A+. We shared a delicious entree of Bay Seared Scallops with spaghetti squash and Molokai potatoes (wow). It was perfectly paired with Meiomi, a velvety California Pinot, served in the proper glass. Highly recommended for quality of food & presentation.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
despite reservations, There
despite reservations, There was a 40 minute wait for a table outside.You definitely need to request ahead.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Roy's several
We have been to Roy's several times and have always had a great experience.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always love Roy's and this
We always love Roy's and this was no exception. Excellent service!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely dinner. Service
We had a lovely dinner. Service was excellent. Food was very tasty . Will definitely go back
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Darci our server was outstanding
Darci our server was outstanding and the service was top notch! Will be going back as soon as possible.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
RESERVATION WAS EASY TO MAKE
RESERVATION WAS EASY TO MAKE ON OPEN TABLE - SEATING WAS IMMEDIATE AT ARRIVAL
MENU WAS WELL ARRANGED AND IMAGINATIVE - A WONDERFUL PLACE TO DINE
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very impressive! Food and
Very impressive! Food and service were perfect for our special Wedding Anniversary dinner.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Roy's. When I am traveling and there is a Roy's in town, that is where I eat. Love the butter fish.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very high quality world class
Very high quality world class food. A few comments, the "fusion" doesn't really work on the desserts. Do not go here unless you value quality over quantity.
Their parking validation only covered 1/2 the cost of parking, which seemed a bit petty after spending $800 for 9 people (cocktails, appetizers, dinner, dessert and tip)
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Roy's was amazing. We experienced the Ono fish. Delicate and balanced. The waiter recommended a lovely white wine to accompany our meal, which complemented our dinner perfectly. Do not miss the chocolate mousse cake. Heavenly!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
They had good service with
They had good service with good selection and very good food. We will be back
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's at the JW Marriott
It doesn't get much better than this! If you are outside or inside, the ambiance, scenery and great food makes for a terrific night out.
Service is always top-notch and it is pretty cool, that you don not have to listen to a whole list of "specials", because all the "specials" are already on the regular menu! Consistency is what you get here, whether you are in Hawaii, Spanish Bay or Scottsdale.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm a fan
Best service I've ever had. Reasonable prices. Can't wait to try their happy hour.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a beautiful setting for an amazing restaurant! We shared the Canoe for Two appetizer and the seafood plate (with shrimp, scallop, crab) and shared a Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Homemade Coconut ice cream. Perfect amount of food and a chance to try so many things! This is a great special occasion place and I want to go again soon!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a special occasion. You have to try the Butter Fish! Don't forget dessert ...
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Special Place
Roy's is a favorite of ours both here as well as in Hawaii. Been to the original in Mau and othersi. The selection of the Marriott for your location amplifies the overall dining experience.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have only eaten at Roy's a few times but it is exceptional each time. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable and the food divine. Always great for a special evening, even if that evening is just to spend time with family.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pricey but worth it
Even though the restaurant was situated within a resort the food was outstanding.I had a glass of wine and my wife had a cocanut style drink.We ordered the lobster potsticker appetizer(very good).Our main courses were swordfish for my wife and ono for me.The plate presentation was superb neatly presented.For dessert we finished off with a coffee and cappucino.My wife had shortcake and ice cream and I had caramel macadamia cheesecake.Overall the food was excellent around $120 for two.If I had any complaints it would be that the waitress never asked us if we wanted another drink.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and Service.
My wife and I love Roy's. We have been to several locations, both in-state and out of state, and we have yet to be disappointed. The food is always great. At this particular dinning occasion, they were promoting and Filet and Lobster feature that also included a salad for $32.95. I usually don't go for these features, but it was actually quite good. The soufflé at the end is also a must have. Our server, Brandi, also took really good care of us. We had a great time!
7/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved it and the staff- first
Loved it and the staff- first experienced the restaurant in California.
It's a keeper!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been to Roy's a number of
Been to Roy's a number of times. The food and services were excellent. We will be back.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little too quiet
The food was great as always, and the service the same. The only complaint is that the place is a little too quiet for me. The bar only had one other patron while we there having our cocktails--an extended Happy Hour may have helped as we did not come until 645 pm. Also, we were seated in a booth that overlooked only one other able with two diners. We felt kind of segregated and there was no people watching. There was nothing wrong with the atmosphere, but I just prefer it to be more vibrant☺
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have dined at Roy's Spanish
Have dined at Roy's Spanish Bay, Oahu, Kuaui, Phoenix both locations and Chandler. Food is consistently excellent. Best is Oahu!
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great time had by all for
Great time had by all for my wife's bday. Thx. The salmon was superb!
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always, the food at Roy's was fantastic - from salads (beet; wedge) to main courses (scallops; swordfish) and finally chocolate souffle and porto. The service was outstanding - Breanna and Christian made a great team and were attentive, yet not obtrusive - something that is rare in most restaurants today.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Place busy and loud due to
Place busy and loud due to few groups tables, a lovely plac other wise.
Loved the menu, lots of seafood dishes. Too many choices , hard to decided.
Losbert California rolls were awesome, beets goat chees arugula salad es was also.
Scallops were amazing. Everything was well presented on the plate, it was great. we had th hot chocolate soufflé which was to die for
Bravo, a place we will go back to. service was awsome
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Incredible seafood diner
We had a superb and delicious meal.Lobster California roll, pork tenders too start with,
Then a crab Caesar and a beet goat chees salad
.followed by scallops to die for.
We had tha chocolate lava/ soufflé cake which was amazing
A superb night, the place to go if you love seafood.
We had discover this restaurant when e where in Hawaii. Great place , amazing dishes.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
outstanding in almost every way
My wife and I go to Roy's every year to celebrate her birthday. Outstanding service; personable, classy, but not pretentious. Delicious food. Szechuan ribs as appetizer. So good. Then my wife ordered the braised short rib, while I opted for the filet mignon. Both cooked to perfection, accompanied by sauces that raised each dish to another level of deliciousness. For dessert, Roy's famous chocolate souffle. For drinks, my wife had a mai tai, while I had an excellent wine recommended by their wine expert.
There's really nothing about our evening that could be criticized, other than that they were quite busy, and so the ambient volume was a bit loud.
But still a wonderful meal and a wonderful time, and would recommend Roy's to anyone.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome seafood and Geeat service
As always, Roy's does not disappoint. Seafood is cooked to perfection. The staff is fantastic. The location itself is ok. There is not a good view of the hotel grounds. The hotel is doing some renovations to the area sorrounding the pool, so that does not help the scenery. Otherwise, the JWMarriott is a great property worthy of Roy's restaurant.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've always been a huge fan of Roy's! The food is always excellent! We especially love the Roy's Original Martini and of course the Chocolate Soufflé! We ate outside and the atmosphere is wonderful!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent restaurant on a resort premises. The braised short ribs are the best! So super tender and the presentation was lovely.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beware of cigar smoke
We ate outside and kept getting wiffs of cigar smoke.
Food was excellent. Our server was inexperienced. But made
a good effort.
The alcoholic drinks were good.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall very nice experience
We were staying at the Marriott and flew in late in the day. We decided to spend the first day on the hotel grounds the first night. Roy's was recommended by a friend and we were very please with everything. We were seated very promptly and service was excellent. It was a little pricey but that should be expected considering the quality and the fact that it is located in the Marriott.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Butterfish is one of my favorite
Butterfish is one of my favorite dishes. Never disappointed.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We try to make it to Roy's every time we are in Phoenix. Great food and service.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's constantly is changing its menu offerings. However, it also changes how it cooks items already on the menu. The vegetarian noodle dish was much spicier than it was several weeks ago. I had to send it back. The restaurant should inform the diner that the recipe has changed.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was another wonderful evening at Roy's . The wait staff was very attentive and the food outstanding!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable dinner at Roy's
The food was excellent and the outdoor dining was very comfortable and pleasant
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
There's Aloha in Arizona
This wasn't our first Roy's. We've dined at the original in Hawaii Kai and also on Kauai, Kona, Maui, San Francisco and Pebble Beach. I'm pleased to report that Desert Ridge compares well to the best in the chain. Expertly prepared dishes attractively presented and expertly served. And oh, so many friendly people. Mahalo Roy's. Nicely done.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The experience never changes,
The experience never changes, always on top of their game. This was the 3rd visit, and have tried something different every time. All are our favorites. The staff really play in to the ambience of the whole dining experience. The feeling like it's specially prepared for you with no rush between courses is what eating out is supposed to be. Thanks to all who took part in our dining experience. Don't change a thing.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM