Roy's Desert Ridge

4.6
2075 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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 Desert Ridge located inside the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. We feature lanai seating surrounded by tiki torches overlooking the gardens and water features of the JW Marriott, and a spacious dining room.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2075 people are saying
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ReinaL
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful first experience, but you just cannot beat the original Roy's in Hawaii Kai. Desert Ridge did a great job on keeping with the service we are used to. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

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Jake
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We are great fans of Roy's. Last night was not our best visit. The turkey dinner was disappointing.....turkey breast slices only and a dark gravy that did not taste authentic. I ordered the butterfish, which was very good except for the uncooked carrots (not even al dente to be sure) and the heavy and tasteless rice ball on the side. The lobster bisque was not at all good, and the desserts were obviously not made in house.
I realize that Thanksgiving is not an easy time for restaurants, but we paid a large amount for our dinners; and I always expect perfection from Roy's.
Next time.......

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GaryR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Thanksgiving dinner and it was good. Lobster bisque had a big piece of 🦞, turkey, veggies dressing was very good. And chocolate torte was delicious.

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Dinner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent but dinner arrival was too slow. 4/5 people had the Thanksgiving meal. Food didn't reach table until an hour after ordering. Long gap from appetizer to meal arrival.

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LorenS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Thanksgiving dinner and it was delicious.

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Jack
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food wasn't up to what we have had in the past.

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NewMexicoVisitors
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy’s in the JW Marriott at Desert Ridge is a positive asset to the overall experience at the JW. Roy’s has always been a great restaurant with a nice indoor bar and dining room and an amazing outdoor patio dining area with a fireplace and comfortable seating around a fire pit perfect for apps and cocktails. The ambience is perfect to make you feel like you are on vacation - fun and relaxing. The food is delicious and Roy’s offers a nice selection of fish and meat. The lobster potstickers and edamame are our favorite apps for happy hour which starts at 2:59pm! Great happy hour prices too. You can’t go wrong with Roy’s, I think you’ll like it, we certainly do!

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vipTracyinAZ
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving prix fix menu was perfect for our group- tons of options and they accommodated dietary restrictions without any issues! Excellent service- even on a holiday! Highly recommend!

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GreggR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Thanksgiving meal very delayed from kitchen due to management decision that to-go orders had a higher priority. Bad decision due to people were waiting wayyyyy too long.
Waitress apologized numerous times.

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BethO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The turkey was moist but the gravy was disappointing, the stuffing lacked sage and the Portuguise sausage lacked flavor to make the stuffing distinct, The truffle mashes potatoes were good but didn't add to the flavors of a Thanksgiving dinner. They forgot to bring us cranberry sauce. The pumpkin crunch cake was a dissapointing dessert. We had outstanding lobster bisque, it is one of our favorites from your restaurant.

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drcharles23
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at Roy's and Thanksgiving. The service was outstanding and I enjoyed the attention to detail. All of my parties were met by Brian, the server, and we were happy with the outcome. We enjoyed the spacing of the different courses and all of the extra benefits of coming to Roy. We have friends in Hawaii who are great fans of chef Roy Yamaguchi. The aloha spirit is still alive in the middle of Arizona desert.

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vipKevin
Portland
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Brian.

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vipKaitlynK
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my fiancé’s birthday here and had an incredible meal. From the sushi to cocktails, Mac nut crushed mahi mahi, & lava flow cake for dessert everything was top notch. Service was attentive and the atmosphere was intimate and enjoyable. Always a pleasure dining at Roy’s!

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MaryH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An early thanksgiving family celebration
The service , the food and the atmosphere was over the top

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food is better in Hawaii. Tuna tasted old. Ribs were great. Butterfish (A signature dish) was left uneaten, as it did not taste fresh

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AlanZ
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Truly great food and drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our granddaughters birthday! Fabulous service and food!

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vipKaren
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have no problem with the service understanding that organizations are extremely busy and it’s very difficult to get help. I have no problem waiting for a meal especially when you see the waiter running around and doing his or her best. I think the food is just average overall. I wish I could pick out an item and say it was spectacular and it’s something that I would love to have again but unfortunately that’s not the case.

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Cile
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 8 at the table and we all loved every aspect of the dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clayton is an AWESOME server. We’ve dined with him twice now and will ask for him every time from now on. So knowledgeable and kind. Our food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipPaulF
Phoenix
68 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. One of the best restaurants in Scottsdale. Simply wonderful experience. Just like a trip to Hawaii

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vipJennK
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing!

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vipkldtl
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night at Roy’s. Our server Danny was fabulous and the food was fabulous!!

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vipChrisK
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

This was a mixed experience. The food was fine, the waiter was good. Pretty expensive for what it is.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was late and warm only, at best—From appetizers to entrees. Chicken entree over cooked and very tough. Did refund chicken dish.

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BobP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor service meal very late snd not to the same quality

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DeeAnnP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business dinner.....food was excellent.....service was great....and the outdoor seating was outstanding.

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Mity
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were top notch!

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JosephM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food is always excellent. service was less than previously experienced.

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Lois
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday. Music was super loud

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vippauld
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Fish dishes were great…
Cocktail was good
Pineapple upside down cake was ok

The restaurant was quite busy… a long wait
Think the outside sitting would’ve been better ambiance

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GregoryM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out of their way to make our evening wonderful. Celebrated 2 40th wedding anniversaries and a retirement. Couldn’t have had a better experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places - we are never disappointed. We are visiting Phoenix for only a week this time but we made every effort to dine here, as we do every trip West.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed my wife’s birthday!! Her salmon was not very warm. But just Okay! Otherwise it was perfect

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DABby
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food but the prices keep going up. We were dining there three to five times a year. From now on we will only be going once.

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HelgaC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We, my husband and I, have been going to Roy’s for several years, and to date we have never had a bad experience there or any of the other Roy’s we have been to. We have met so many wonderful Waiters the latest, Misty, in Desert Ridge, who are just exceptional in what they do.

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Kiwibird
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Roy's Butterfish- tender, flaky, juicy, tasty!

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MckenziW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Roy’s! We’ve come here 5 times and all excellent. Can’t beat it! A special dining experience. The menu is phenomenal and staff exceptional.

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vipluvlucci
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a little disappointed that happy hour is no longer on the patio. Too nice here in AZ to be inside in the bar!
Also that new management got rid of a couple of food items .
Please don’t change things that work!!
But we do love Roys! Regardless!

FAQs

Roy's Desert Ridge does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Roy's Desert Ridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 419-7697.

Roy's Desert Ridge is rated 4.6 stars by 2075 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.