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
118 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (80)fit for foodies (74)romantic (35)neighborhood gem (31)good for groups (31)notable wine list (21)vibrant bar scene (18)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (14)late-night find (3)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • 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
  • Classy Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine
    ajapeck3
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    A really good spot for excellent service and very good food. The staff really pushes to make your experience memorable. I would go back for the ambiance and the service. The food is also very good, but I really liked the attentiveness of the server, without being overbearing. He knew the menu and was able to expertly describe the menu and make appropriate suggestions for my tastes. I was able to make the perfect selection and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    eby3VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This was our favorite restaurant in Rancho Mirage, however they have cut back on the amount of food served and the wine quality was very disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome dining experience again
    RobJVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We have now eaten at Roy's Rancho Mirage five times over the years and it continues to get better. The menu is innovative, the service is superb, and the ambience is wonderful. We had our 8 year old with us and they were so attentive and kind, offering him a free appetizer and dessert. Our food was sensational. Highly recommend Roy's!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aways a very special meal
    ChiFamily2014VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I wish they would open a Roy's in Chicago area. We have wonderful meals every time we are in Rancho Mirage. Can not beat Roy's Trio of Mahi Mahi, Salmon and the amazing Butterfish. Roy's never disappoints, and we try to stop in as often as possible when in Palm Springs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicously disorganized
    MonicaP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Figue is quite a unique restaurant. The decor is amazing with interesting lighting and interesting seating areas. I made a reservation at 7:45 pm and we weren't seated until 8:30 pm - and there were open tables available. So we aren't sure if the kitchen was backed up or the reception area doesn't know how to seat people. They also don't have any buzzer system, so the reception area has to 'go find you' which is ridiculous with he number of people in the restaurant. The food was quite good although I think my special dish was missing one ingredient, which is ok because I wasn't too sure about the salted fish item anyway. My husband dish was a simple pan fried salmon - would have been nice if the salmon was grilled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always consistantly good
    beareVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    For great seafood, you can't beat Roy's. Consistently great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Atmosphere
    Ginny
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere were great. It was a mini-reunion of old friends and the waitress was super: patient, gave us all the time we needed, didn't rush us...so we had a wonderful, leisurely dinner. Had celebrated my birthday and a new job at this restaurant a few years ago, so it was absolutely appropriate to return for this special occasion. Thanks for making it really special!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Funtimesoutandabout
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Very pleased. Service is top notch! Would highly recommend. Had a birthday and anniversary at our table and they made all involved feel great and special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Brought my girlfriend here for a special occasion and the staff were friendly, attentive, and fantastic all around. Food was incredible. Just a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    trynewrestaurantsVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We haven't been to Roy's in a while and as usual, we all were more than satisfied. The food and service have always been very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Ribs!!!
    VetyExyVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Great spare ribs! John the waiter was wonderful! And the car valet guy was so polite and kind...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Meal in the Desert
    Ranger1
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    First time at a Roy's and was well worth the wait...excellent selection of fish entrees which we were looking for. The sampler platter had three kinds of fish and all were perfectly cooked with excellent sauces...Seared Ahi appetizer was also excellent, as was my wife's salad...all in all a GREAT experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable as Ever
    GourmetGhettoGoerVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We had another great meal at Roy's on our recent trip to watch the tennis at Indian Wells. Noticed that the Classic Mai Taii is back; the ingredients were changed a while back and I have complained about it on my last several Roy's visits at this and other Roy's. We recommend the ahi poke appetizer and the scrumptious Alaskan black cod main. We split the baby greens salad and each portion could have used more dressing. The piece de resistance was, as usual, the chocolate soufflé, which is richer and more dark chocolatety than Fleming's famous lava cake. The service could have been better: my cocktail was removed before I was finished, and the courses were a tad rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday bash
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Make a big deal for special occasions. Great family place. Not inexpensive especially with cocktailst.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • S'wonderful
    PSMenu
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We debated where we wanted to go for our anniversary and decided on Roy's. Through Open Table, mentioned it was our anniversary and the extra touches (personalized menu), bling on the table and offer of dessert were special. Server attentive, food we'll-prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place to go
    luvtoeatVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We always enjoy our meal at Roys. The food is quite tasty and presented like a work of art.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So So
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This is the first time I have EVER given Roy's a less than outstanding review. On our last trip to Roy's we ordered our entree and asked that our salad be served last, like we always do. The waiter informed us that "we serve the salad first here" in a very condescending tone and went on to make a big deal about us having our entree as our starter and our salad as our main course. Even if we ordered dessert first that would have been our choice and not up for discussion or review.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soy free fish
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Since one of us has a serious soy allergy, we were very pleased that we could get a fish entree (macadamia crusted mahi mahi in a lobster cream sauce) without soybean oil being used in its preparation. t was delicious. The last time we ate there (about 6 weeks ago), the only option we had was a meat entree, disappointing for someone who rarely eats meat.
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  • Roy's review
    Kathy
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    The staff was attentive though the waitress did not mention chef specials or recommendations . The food needed a bit more flavor (salt which I usually never add) the fish was prepared well and presentation nice. The room was noisy and we had a hard time hearing each other across the table. The chocolate soufflé was very good the scoop of ice cream was very small.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold food and sloppy prep
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Normally, Roy's is always a favorite restaurant. This last time was the exception. Even the edemame was soggy and stringy. My butterfish was cold as was the rice and bok choy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always consistent
    nelsonVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Roy's is always a great place for dinner. Love the food, service great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palm Desert retreat
    Patrick
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Had a great time at Roy's as we were visiting Palm Desert. Hospitality was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could have been better
    JerryWVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Just a few things... 1) Having booked an early dinner reservation through OT, I would have expected a slightly better table 2) My steak was undercooked the first time out of the kitchen, and while I waited, the did bring us some Ahi Poke to try (without asking whether I was a fan of raw fish, which I'm not), which my wife enjoyed; me, not so much... All in all, the service was great, so I can excuse a kitchen error, and would still recommend this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great Food & Service
    psguyVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I love going to Roy's because you know you'll be getting fresh seafood and great service. It did not disappoint this time. The drinks are fun and the food is outstanding. It's one of the few restaurants in the Desert where you know the seafood is fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The evening started with excellent
    jack101
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    The evening started with excellent Caesar Salads and a glass of Merlot. One meal was a Filet Mignon and Potatoes which was cooked perfectly. The other meal was Salmon and Rice which was also excellent. The meal ended with a chocolate volcano cake with ice cream and decaf coffee. The service was excellent and our cups were never empty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We went to Roy's to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary. They took our picture, print it and gave us as gift together with a nice printed card. They also served us a delicious desert as courtesy. We felt very special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always dependable
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Delicious food, great service, always a sure bet for a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    guzTXVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    This was our first visit to this particular Roy's but it will not be our last! The food and service were spot on, which was wonderful since we were bringing some relatives for their first Roy's experience. The dining and bar areas were both extremely busy for a Monday night, but this had no detrimental effect on the food or service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    MichaelGsStars
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Roy's has always been one on my favorite restaurants. I originally went to Roy's for the first time many years ago in Hawaii before one was opened in Rancho Mirage. Everyone from the Hostess, Manager and Waiters / Waitresses are very nice and excellent at their jobs! Besides the food being great, you can not leave Roy.s without having their renowned incredible baked Pineapple upside down cake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    EatnGoodStuffVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The bar bites are excellent here as is the Misoyaki Butterfish (and other menu items).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A celebration must!
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday and it was perfection from the start! They immediately acknowledged his birthday and gave us a romantic booth as requested. His menu had a personlized sign acknowleding his special day, that they wrapped up for him to keep. All evening, staff was exceptionally attentive :)!! Food was amazing as always!!! The evening finished off with a keepsake photo and mouth watering dessert. I can't say enough about Roy's. If you haven't been, it's a must try ;)!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Fails to Impress
    SusieQ
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Great food, nice atmosphere, and the best waiter west of the Mississippi - David !! Always the best place to take visitors to the Valley. Thanks for another lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service
    Lana12VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Great service and food. We would make sure we didn't get seated near small children next time. Nothing like a crying baby to ruin your evening. If people can afford to go to Roy's why can't they afford a babysitter. Very inconsiderate of other people!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Island hospitality in the desert
    tiogioVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Love, love, love Roy's. Gotta get my butterfish fix at least once a month! The Rancho Mirage crew does an excellent job from the parking lot to the back door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mixed review
    tomronVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Roy's has changed a lot since I was last there. It seems to be heavily concentrating on seafood. The mahi-mahi we had was flavorless. The short rib on mashed potato was excellent. The food was luke warm. They were pleasant about our complaint, and credited the two wines from the bill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Star in the Desert
    jayjer
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner on our last night of vacation. The service was amazing, very attentive and made us feel very special. I am gluten free and they took extra time and have a separate menu with many options. Top notch and very special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Light up your taste buds
    justsaysure
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Roy's was an excellent choice, the Ahi Poke is fantastic, and the macadamia crusted mahimahi is out of this world - go and enjoy,you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • waiter made the whole experience
    dick
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    waiter made the whole experience special. Food was hot, tasty and just the right portion. He brought a thank you desert we didnt ask for and it too was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Love the Asian flavors; Roy's never disappoints. Enjoyed the butterfish -- some of the best we have ever had. The sake marinade made this fish literally melt in the mouth. A place we always love to visit in Rancho Mirage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.