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Roy's Desert Ridge

4.5
4.5
2540 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 3:30 pm–6:00 pm Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Carryout & Delivery Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Late Night Mon–Wed, Sun 8:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 419-7697

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Press

  • Private party facilities

    Roy’s Desert Ridge is located on the lush grounds of the JW Marriott Resort & Spa. We offer three private rooms. Each room features a private patio looking out onto the exquisite resort grounds. Roy’s Desert Ridge is available for groups of 10 to 80 for lunch and dinner. Full buyouts also available.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Marumoto: (866) 276-0707

  • Neighborhood

    Desert Ridge

  • Cross street

    East Pathfinder Drive

  • Parking details

    Valet available and is discounted with validation & self parking available.

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Friday and Saturday night during our Aloha Hour on our lanai.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • KEIKI GINGERBREAD HOUSE EVENT

    $35.00 per person

    Dec 4, 2022 only
    35.00 PER CHILD / 49.00 PER ADULT Price does not include tax or gratuity. Price for children includes lunch and gingerbread house supplies. Adult meal does not include gingerbread house. Our Keiki Gingerbread Event is one of our favorite events of the year, where laughter and creativity fill our restaurants, and you and your little ones are cordially invited to join the fun. Space is limited!

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What 2,540 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Seafood

  • Phoenix

    Special Occasion

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  1. JF

    JamesF

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Menu said Maine lobster but seemed to be carribean. Menu said potatoes augratin with gruyere yet they were spicy, yuck. Wished the server would have told us in advance that 2 out of (only) 3 desserts took 15 minutes. Service poor as we sat with dirty dishes that did not get cleared. Not worth the expense.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Spent Thanksgiving dinner eating out with my son. I have eaten at Roy’s before and it is usually a very nice dining experience. However, because it was a holiday, I believe there were not enough staff to be able to support the number of people that were eating. Also, I wasn’t offered a second drink for the whole meal. I actually poured an entire glass of water into my tea because it was twice the strength that it should be. Other little things that were promised like a steak knife to cut the steak never came. I continued flagging down servers trying to get a drink refill or silverware. The food was good, but for the price it was not an exceptional experience. I would not book this restaurant during a holiday again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    We are long time patrons of Roy’s. Today was a huge disappointment. The food was lukewarm. My drink was never refilled. My Thanksgiving meal was missing the haricot verts, carrots, and cranberry. Huge disappointment to out Thanksgiving this year.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Thanksgiving dinner was very bad. The turkey Breast was a fabricated mush. Their was no texture to the turkey Breast. Very rubbery. We will never be back
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was amazing
  6. MC

    MarkC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Would have been better to have had hot bread with Thanksgiving dinner.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect Thanksgiving experience at Roy’s, Desert Ridge Marriott! Excellent service, delicious food, and time to relax and enjoy! No prep work, cooking, or cleanup for us this year!!
  8. PB

    PaulB

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    So the holiday Food not as good as a normal night But service was great !! It was over priced for the food you were served Limited menu
  9. KU

    KimU

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Dinner, great service from all staff we encountered. Roy's is one of our favorite restaurants and this was our first time to visit the Phoenix location. Highly recommend Roys...great location, happy hour (aloha hour) and amazing menu. We will end up going here twice in 4 days we love it so much!
  10. F

    Foodie

    Phoenix

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at most of Roy’s restaurants since his openings starting in Hawaii. Love the diversified menus, originality of the recipes, gorgeous presentation and outstanding service. It’s amazing how each of Roy’s restaurants deliver the same quality and ambiance wherever they are. The magical drive into the Marriott Ridge hotel creates the aura of your special evening. If you want a restaurant for a special occasion Roy’s is the perfect place.
  11. JO

    JimO

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale yet casual dining. Some in jackets, many others in nice shirts and nice jeans. Variety but classy. Server Paul was outstanding, appreciated his work. Food was very good, we had braised short ribs, lobster bisque, and Maui Wowie shrimp salad. All very good. No alcohol ordered, bill was approx $80.
  12. S

    Susan

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, sorry it’s being closed at this location!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Server was not as attentive and kind. She was not rude either just felt she doesn’t like her job. Mangement should create good conditions for their employees We were told that the espresso machine was out of order and my guest couldn’t order espresso martini Also, the vegetarian noodle dish I ordered had no eggplant which what the main vegetable as they didn’t have eggplant Over all not the best experience
  14. EB

    ElliottB

    Tampa

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have enjoyed visits to other Roy's locations in the past, and this one did not disappoint. The food was as good as always,and the service provided by Daniel was nothing short of excellent. When my wife's main course came out on the cool side he immediately got her a freshly cooked and hot one, and apologized by offering us a free dessert. Overall a very good experience. we will continue to visit Roy's locations when we can as we know we will be in for a good meal and service
  15. WT

    WhitneyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Misty, made this dining experience memorable and pleasurable.

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on November 17, 2022Mahalo WhitneyT ! We hope to see you again soon!  

  16. RR

    RocketRob

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was excellent. I would recommend Roy’s to all. Thanks for a great evening.
  17. PC

    PeterC

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service as well as the dinner was excellent, Tyler was our server, and he was outstanding. I would highly recommend Roy's.

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on November 15, 2022Mahalo Peter C! We will be sure to share your comments with Tyler and our entire Desert Ridge Ohana!

  18. M

    Martha

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, and our waiter Cole did so much to make our anniversary dinner special. He has great recommendations and was very attentive and friendly. The canoe for two appetizer had great variety, and I loved my braised short rib and my husband enjoyed his ahi. Would absolutely recommend Roy's!

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on November 15, 2022Mahalo Martha ! We hope to see you again soon!  

  19. L

    Locals

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding food, wine, staff and service! A great Blessing and experience!
  20. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent! Server was friendly and kind.
  21. CL

    CarolynL

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate two big birthdays last night and had a wonderful time! Excellent service and fabulous food as always!
  22. E

    Ellie

    Phoenix

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place great food and service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening out on patio.. Kristin was a great waitress and Hau Pana meal delicious and good value.
  24. SM

    SMMTDM

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding from Daniel. He made the experience nice. Salmon was Luke warm at best and their Local Signature Bread Pudding was cold. The ice cream never melted. Daniel was accommodating.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roy’s is one of our favorite restaurants. The food, ambiance and service are top notch. Please stay in the North Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
  26. D

    Dave

    Orange County

    51 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Not a good time. Waiter ok, bus/water boy a bit too casual, asking if my spouse would want to lick his salad plate as it was taken away. The food runner was a joke. He arrived at our table with the plates reversed vs our seating position, looked at the food in his hands, then said “oh, I don’t know what Im doing” then returned to the kitchen to switch the plates. The lobster was smothered with pepper, I guess. Nearly too spicy to eat. Couldn’t taste lobster meat at all. Terrible experience. Should’ve sent it back but by then the experience was not redeemable….already knew I won’t go back to this or any other Roy’s. They give fine dining a bad name.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Roy’s is always PERFECT! We brought ore friends to celebrate their marriage, and crated two more fans!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Roz is great. Everybody there was great. They were very busy and had a limited amount of servers, that was the only issue. Some of the guest at the table thought that might’ve had something to do with food being cold, service being slow. Again, Roy’s did an outstanding job based on what they had.
  29. L

    Lola

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We expected our food to be as great as when we were in Hawaii but slightly disappointed. Misty our server was outstanding.
  30. DM

    DebbieM

    Phoenix

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    What can I say? It was Roy’s very good choices but service was excellent. We’ve been dining here since they first opened and it’s time for a freshening to keep up with other nearby restaurants. The Butterfish was excellent.
  31. MM

    MarkM

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food all the way around. We enjoyed a sushi starter and I had the (excellent) butterfish for dinner. We sat outside, hence the noise rating as "quiet." And of course this is a very nice, fine food restaurant, so it isn't intended to reflect "value" prices - hence the value rating. It wasn't cheap, but also not absurdly priced. If you're eat at the JW or any nice resort expect to a bit more. That said, I'd eat there another five times just to try everything on the menu that looked delicious. PS - Don't skip the lava cake.
  32. L

    Locals

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roy’s is always outstanding… food, wine, staff and service! A great and Blessed experience!
  33. T

    Traveler

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great server
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  35. A

    Azmary

    Phoenix

    70 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience5
    We ate outside which was lovely. Could watch kids playing and swimming. The weather was perfect. Things went down hill from there. Service was VERY slow. The food was way too salty. It took forever to get coffee and then the requested cream was missing. It took over 20 minutes to get the bill and then it was incorrect. We really did expect much more for the price paid.

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on November 6, 2022Aloha Azmary, Thank you for sharing feedback from your recent visit. I am so sorry to hear your experience was anything short of exceptional. I would welcome the opportunity to have the managing partner of this location reach out if you could provide the best way to be contacted. Mahalo, Tina N.

  36. SB

    SteveB

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have dined here many times and have never been disappointed. Had the filet mignon Seabass cooked perfectly

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on November 6, 2022Mahalo SteveB!

  37. m

    muffnsnug

    Phoenix

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice evening at Roy’s. Weather was perfect and the fireplace kept us warm. My husband had a filet and I had Chilean sea bass. We both really liked our dinners. Our server was very good as well.
  38. L

    Locals

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience… food, staff and service are always outstanding… 🙏

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on October 29, 2022Mahalo Locals for the kind words!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, Wonderful service, Beautiful outdoor dining environment Very enjoyable!!
  40. KL

    KarinaL

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very relaxing enjoyable dinner at Roys.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 4.5 stars by 2540 OpenTable diners.

Roy's Desert Ridge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Roy's Desert Ridge

5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East Pathfinder Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Desert Ridge

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 3:30 pm–6:00 pm Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Carryout & Delivery Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Late Night Mon–Wed, Sun 8:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet available and is discounted with validation & self parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Press

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Friday and Saturday night during our Aloha Hour on our lanai.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 419-7697

  • Private party facilities

    Roy’s Desert Ridge is located on the lush grounds of the JW Marriott Resort & Spa. We offer three private rooms. Each room features a private patio looking out onto the exquisite resort grounds. Roy’s Desert Ridge is available for groups of 10 to 80 for lunch and dinner. Full buyouts also available.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Marumoto: (866) 276-0707

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