Roy's Rancho Mirage
Roy's Rancho Mirage

Roy's Rancho Mirage

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7603409044
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm

    Aloha Hour: Daily 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the bar
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Adam Palffy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 44th Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet (complementary) & self park
A word from Roy's Rancho Mirage
Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.

We invite you to join us at Roy's Rancho Mirage located across Highway 111 from The River, featuring an exhibition kitchen with an inviting chef's counter and a spacious dining room with three private rooms to accommodate special events of any size.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Roy's Rancho Mirage reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (77)fit for foodies (71)romantic (34)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (30)notable wine list (20)vibrant bar scene (16)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (13)late-night find (3)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Until you ask for your change
    Love2dine
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food was great. Waitress did a good job in the service area and seemed very sweet. We weren't crazy about her using the "we or us". What ruined it for us was when we received the bill and she failed to bring us the correct change. We tip very well and have no problem rewarding great service. It surprised me when we didn't get the "coin" change and I asked her why. She snapped back so fast and took 50 cents out of her pocket and said "here let me get that for you and I'll pay for it". It was a legitimate question, as it's illegal NOT to return all your change. Just a question, but what a snot. Unexpected/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening!
    Hope
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The special lobster filet dinner was out standing as were the lobster potstickers. The only disappointment was the chocolate soufflé it was dry and over baked But we will return to try other interesting dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaggieVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Not my favorite Roy's. Had a steak and lobster special....asked for steak Medium rare more on the Rae side. It was cooked a little too long for my taste. Everyone at the table of six felt that way about their their meal. On the other hand, the server, Adrian, was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lost its Sizzle
    Gypsy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Warm welcome. Seated immediately. Server was efficient but brusque. I ordered my favorite dish, macadamia crusted halibut. The lobster sauce was diluted with water from the boiled potatoes underneath the fish. The edamame served was overcooked and soft. We had a couple of ok appetizers. This restaurant has lost its sizzle.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week in Palm Springs
    meiser
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great menu choices and wonderful staff and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    Chompy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Promptly greeted, which is very important to me. Remainder of service was outstanding. Water glass was always full, never had to wait long for anything, did not feel rushed. Food was fresh and very good. This was my first visit to a Roy's and it was during restaurant week. Wife did not care too much for her Roy's label cabernet wine, but other than that, it was a perfect dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice Restaurant Wk 2014
    NatnME
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The lettuce wedge salad was the best we ever have had, John our server was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful from the moment we arrived to the minutes we departed...Short Ribs, Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Mahi and Pineapple Upside Down Cake amongst the balance of our meal earned our compliments to the chef!!! John also mentioned upcoming special occasions we will come back for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Lacking, Food Good
    MemberVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We had Ashley as our waitress and were underwhelmed with the customer service or professionalism. Luckily, the manager on duty, Delfina, made up for Ashley's lack of service. Ashley did not know what sides came with various dishes and we had to prod her to go ask the kitchen rather than just stick with her "I don't know" response. She was not able to make any vegetarian option substitutions on the Restaurant Week menu, even though we had been to Roy's in the past with no issues on this. Really made the dining experience not enjoyable. Roy's is great, but their service quality seems to be going downhill.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Food was better than expected and our server, Shannon, was everything a server should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Yorker
    NewYorker
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Very friendly staff.Restaurant week menu.Calamari.mahi mahi and ribs excellent,Desert also.Drinks Whisky sour $8.- not the $13.0 of Mastros. Staff topped up water regularly and were very attentive.Complimentary extra coffee as we hung out talking.No rush.Would go back for sure to try other of their dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesomely good food
    Manhattanbeach18th
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was so tasty and Aaron our server couldn't have been better. Even the hostess was so attentive and informative. She said they even cure their own bacon, (pork belly) for their wedge salads. The bus boy was very attentive. Even the valet opened the door for us to enter. That restuarant couldn't have been any better as far as we were concerned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service - Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have eaten in this restaurant many times since it was open. The service is usually less that great but this was the worst ever. 40 minutes to get served between the appitizer and main course. Manager took no interest even though he was told of problems by server. May now be off the radar for dinner until we hear serevice has improved. Food was cold and so was the dining room.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last night in Palm Springs
    matsci
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We decided to stay an extra night in Palm Springs to avoid traffic going home on Memorial Day and my wife insisted we go to one of her favorite places, Roy's. She, as usual, got the butterfish and I got the macadamia-crusted mahi-mahi. Both were good, but mine could have used a few more veggies on the plate. I literally got about 2/3 of one small potato and a few asparagus tips. As these (especially the potato) cost so little, the plate felt a bit empty, though all was prepared very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed
    Steve
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We usually love Roys. Friends and family often give us gift cards to go there. This was for a birthday. The food was good, as always, but when it came time for the dessert, the server just brought us the check. No birthday dessert as they usually do. I had my birthday there last fall and they went all out, this time, they did nothing but say happy birthday at the beginning. We asked to see the manager and she was like a robot, kept saying the same thing over and over, but never really apologizing or even offering to bring us something. She was arrogant, had her (obviously) rehearsed corporate speech down on what to say to dissatisfied patrons. Offered us a $20 coupon for next time, but there wont be a next time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant in the Desert
    DesertGeorgiaPeach
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Simply put -- our favorite anywhere. Little pricy for everyday eating; great for special events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palm Dessert Roys
    AwesomeDine
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I have been to a few Roy's and this particular one has so far the best service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Island Ahi Was Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great Pineapple Martinis but Roy's new menu selections are excellent. The Island Ahi was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Good.
    BigBoyBobVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Service was the five star attraction at Roy's. The food was good, not great. The cocktails were small on size and large on price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Roy's
    JoJo
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I took my niece and her fiance who were over from the UK and we had a wonderful time. From the valet parking assistant, the receptionist at the front desk to the waiter - all the staff were super friendly and very courteous. The food of course was great and I will plan to bring more family and friends to enjoy the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 569 reviews are from the Roy's Rancho Mirage reviews archive.
  • Good Food Well Prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We enjoyed the varied appetizers and entrees, each of which was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • K2stewardVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent food,always consistent and prepared perfect. The service was terrific with our waiter who is always great,the wait staff who were really good and attentive and the floor manager who did a special treat for 2 children and is always on his toes and on top of things. I apologize for not getting their names and put it in this review !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOSING SOME EDGE
    DOC1VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    FOOD GOOD BUT NOT AS GOOD AS IT HAS BEEN ENTREES NOT AS INVENTIVE AND SOME OF THE SAME OLD STUFF
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Executive Chef Adam EXCELLENCE
    GilCalderon
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Roy’s Rancho Mirage always seems to impress. Whenever I believe they can’t outdo themselves they surprise. Everyone from the Managing Partners to the Servers and even the bus staff are great. I have never had a bad experience at the restaurant. Even when our usual server, Jerome, is out and other servers are there they come by and say “Hello” to us remembering our faces. The Managers, Kamryn and Eddie are the BEST. They always make us feel welcome and like we are very special VIP’s. Now that they have added Executive Chef Adam to the team it has brought the taste of the food over the top. Thank you to all of you… It is well worth the drive into the desert for this experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply one of our favorites
    BillVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We have been going to Roy's for years and NEVER are disappointed. We love the "Butterfish" but also like almost everything on the menu. We took friends there for their first time and they said we are going to come back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Roy's, but not here
    Birdie
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We love Roy's, been to several locations, mostly Hawaii, San Francisco. Always have a great time and Asian Fusion food is awesome. This Roy's: appeared to want us in and out in 1 hour. Was Southwest meets Asian, every thing seemed to have this chef's special southwest pepper blend, applied with a heavy hand. I couldn't each my prawns & noodles, though I have enjoyed it at other Roy's. Even the chocolate souffle was tinier than usual. I would visit Roy's again tomorrow, but not the Roy's at Rancho Mirage. So disappointing, I was looking forward to it as a highlight of our trip. Roy's fans and Hawaiian lovers should avoid.
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  • Went her twice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    the fusion cusine is very, very good! love the way Roy Yamaguchi executes on his restaruants. just exceptional
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WAY TOO NOISY!
    Elena
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We had requested a QUIET booth by the wall. When we arrived, those booths were taken and we were seated in the back of the restaurant. It was so noisy that we could not hear each other speak. The food was good, but It was the WORST restaurant I had even been in for noise. When we sat down, we had waiters and other attendants taking our orders and making sure we had drinks and appetizers. Once the food arrived they disappeared and we had to wait for 20 minutes for someone to appear to ask for our bill - he brought it - then left for another 20 minutes. We were so tired by then! We spoke with hostess and she couldn't seem to hear my complaint as I was leaving. She told me to use word SPRING for next reservation and I would get $20 off!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but Chain Restaurant feel
    DN1026
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Food was pricey but good. "Butterfish' entrees were the distinctive highlight - would recommend the "Classic Combo". Service adequate. From previous Roy's experiences elsewhere, we were surprised by lack of ambience - less of the distinctive "resort classy casual hawaiian fusion" vibe than remembered. This had a noisy, casual, dining room, corporate chain feel that keep it from feeling like a special occasion place. Surprised by the number of kids/grandkids. Overall, we were disappointed by this perceived shift because we saw little differentiating Roy's from myriad other nice dinner options.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the Hibachi Salmon!
    DesertGirlVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had great service from John. We loved the hibachi salmon, and the baby back ribs appetizer is something we are addicted to and will order on every visit!!! Consistently great food!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    datenightout
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 15th anniversary, along with our parents' 39th anniversary. They pulled all the bells and whistles. Service was outstanding. We had congratulatory certificates in our menus, pictures taken, special desert with anniversary message, etc. Food was fabulous, service stellar. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toys was way better than we
    Mick
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Toys was way better than we imagined...... We will return as soon as we can
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favourites in the desert
    kyew
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I always have the butterfish (alaskan black cod) and am never disappointed. I love their menu and could order a number of yummy items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing to brag about
    DesireeinpsVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The place is beautiful. The host staff genuinely friendly. Felipa was informative about most of the menu. Food was ok
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a winner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We love the food at Roy's. It has a distinctive Hawaii vibe. The food is fresh and very tasty. The chef at the Rancho Mirage location is fantastic. Always a delight to eat at Roy's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great happy hour.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Showed up early for our reservation so we sat at the bar and ended up staying there instead of sitting at a table. Dar is a fabulous bartender and the happy hour menu is great! The ebi roll is by far my favorite
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desert delicious
    Passionate4food
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Always a favorite waiters are friendly and efficient
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Heidi our server was terrific!
    rosieVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Heidi our server was terrific! The restaurant mgr, Delfina, came to our table twice to make sure everything was perfect, which it was!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The service was amazing. Attentive, without being overbearing. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very attentive service team
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Very attentive service team lead by a very professional server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Service was top notch from everyone we dealt with and the food was imaginative and extremely well prepared. The dessert martinis are a great finisher. This was well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate