Roy's Desert Ridge

4.6
1663 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 1663 people are saying
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SuzyH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! Got the lobster special and everything was exceptional.

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vipJoJo
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday, had amazing service as usual.
The two tail lobster prix for $39 (including an appetizer and their amazing lava cake dessert included) was awesome. The service is always spectacular! Look forward to returning.

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The decor seemed rather stark. Great food. Excellent service.

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CarltonR
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff great food great covid safety

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Mare2014
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food server was beyond excellent we sat on Patio view was gorgeous.

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fatchance
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Made reservations thinking we would sit outside, but apparently you had to request when making the reservation.
Bummer!

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Emma
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were surprised our entree was delivered cold to our table. We have eaten here many, many times over 10 years. Food once replaced was delicious. Service was not up to par.

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chandraV
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Flavors of everything we ate were incredible

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vipcpmdfm
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word...butterfish

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Jking
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very disappointed in the quality of the food. Decor was dated, felt like a diner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Scottsdale for a week from NJ. Had an awesome dinner there Friday night so we went back on Monday night. The food is outstanding and the service is perfect. Classic 4 is one of the best dinner concept I’ve ever come across. Butter Seared Scallops over Citrus Risotto is amazing. Blackened Island Ahi is the best I’ve ever had and that’s my go to meal at Seafood Restaurants.

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adamg
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Lobster, ambiance, and service!!

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NorthStar
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have high expectations of Roy’s and they were once again fulfilled. The lobster potstickers were a great start. The pace was relaxed and we didn’t feel at all rushed. The lobster tails were done perfectly, tender throughout and a delicate flavor. The chocolate lava soufflé was piping hat and a great shared dessert. The walk home made for pleasant digestion and another wonderful evening at Roy’s was over.

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vipscottsdaleRon
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service - great wine selection. The shrimp was very good as was the chicken. Social distancing was adhered to - all in all a good evening was enjoyed by all -

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Friendly servers and good food. Waited to be able to pay bill fairly long.

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SuzyH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is always spectacular. Service was a bit slower than usual although it seemed there were plenty of servers.

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vipKathrynA
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal outside on the terrace. There was a little confusion about sides being included with the meals and no sides listed on the menu. We ended up with way too much sides because our server did not seem to know that there was already ample sides that came with each meal! It was all delicious though!

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vipSandy
Denver
114 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were seated at the table closest to the bar area right across from the exit to the patio which would’ve been a great place to sit right next to a very nonstop talking group of people. Then the booth next to them was seated with a Family with very boisterous children. Not really the ambience we expect at Roy’s.

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vipJillR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable. All Covid safety processes in place. As always, can’t find butter fish this good outside of Hawaii. Inside atmosphere is a little plain - patio is beautiful but wasn’t open.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Had been to the other Roy’s on Ray Rd before.
Had no idea this Roy’s was in the Marriott hotel. Absolutely Spectacular!!

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DavidF
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience overall/ excellent service, fantastic Chilean Sea Bass !

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vipsusanw
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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vipejax
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, top to bottom, was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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vipMinnesotaMVP
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service was pretty good and prices were higher than before covid but still a great place with amazing atmosphere!!

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viplikestoeatout
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I ordered the 4 fish quad. Mahi was cooked on a dirty grill, taste was not good, salmon char marks were burnt and way undercooked on the inside, and the butterfish was burnt almost black on the top.
For $55.00, it was a disappointment!
Thank you

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vipWiley1967
Denver
118 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating even with COVID-19 restrictions. Some of the best rolls around. Excellent service.

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GordonB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

35 year anniversary. Cole was great and made our night special

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vipBill
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was perfect. Cole was a great waiter and the three course lobster special was great.

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vipsusand
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent like a vacation dinner in Hawaii

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vipaudreys
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was SO delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ventured out to Roy’s to celebrate my Mother-in-Law’s birthday. We chose Roys for the excellent food and beautiful patio (outdoor seating is so important to us during Covid). The patio was well spaced and there was live music that could be heard. Service was excellent. My two kids loved the kids meal which includes a quesadilla appetizer and ice cream dessert. My husband got the butterfish - always delicious. I ventured out and got the blackened ahi, which may be a new favorite. My MIL ordered the mahi mahi and ate every bite on her plate.

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RoxanneA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

5 guests/3 orders of Mahi. All three orders were burned on the bottom and difficult to cut and the fish was on the dry side. Sea Bass was cooked very well.

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viproadtripman60
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mahalo Monday, best deal ever. Always good to excellent here.

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Suzette
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

A great deal with good food. It was somewhat compromised by extremely slow service. We are not sure that it would be fair to blame our server, because the indoor dining room appeared to be understaffed. But, for example, we had been there nearly 25 minutes when we received cocktails. And, although the food was very tasty, then it arrived it was barely warm. In fairness our server when advised of this, offered to reprepare the meals but, as it took her some time to check on us, we had already eaten half of it!

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vipMerlin
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Not the restaurant's fault since they are contained within the Marriott property but an unruly guest screaming from their balcony with vulgar language did not make for an enjoyable experience.

Additionally, the parking system utilized by the Marriott is draconian in its setup and process. It will give us pause in visiting any restaurant in the Marriott Desert Ridge.

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vipbarbaral
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants and it never disappoints

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garyc
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food and selection was great. Service had a bit to be desired. Very slow service and problems with getting the correct items ordered on the bill at check out.

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DwightB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy's has the best prie fixe deals. Excellent food at reasonable prices.

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vipPhoenixfoodie
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What a great dining experience! Celebrating our honeymoon was great. We began with a shared tropical cocktail in a fun tiki glass. Had the lobster dumplings. Wow! So delicious! Then we moved on to one of their specialty sushi rolls that had Wagyu beef, snow crab and tempura asparagus. It was delicious, but honestly the truffled paste was a tad overpowering and salty. For dinner, we had some bubbly and shared the Classic Four dish. This was great to be able to sample so many different flavors, textures and side dishes. Lastly, we ended the night with a tasty dessert which was their specialty bread pudding with coconut, macadamia nuts and jam. Our server was so sweet. She gave us the space we needed to be alone at times but was around for when we needed her. Definitely a good time! We will be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been to several Roy’s over the years and this was definitely one of the best meals and experiences we’ve had. We actually went back today for their happy hour which didn’t go as well (the service was a mess and they messed up the orders and the food took forever to get out) but the special dinner was lovely. A lovely treat for our anniversary. A really nice evening

FAQs

Roy's Desert Ridge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 419-7697.

Roy's Desert Ridge is rated 4.6 stars by 1663 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.