Roy's Desert Ridge

4.6
1980 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
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AdamG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, service was great and the food was delicious. The cappuccino was one of the best I've had in a very long time. The staff all wear masks and the outdoor, socially distanced seating kept everybody safe.

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jennifers
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing & super accommodating. Our favorite place to go for a girl’s night outing

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vipROBERT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service

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vipJimnjac
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a quality meal and very attentive service. Great job Roy's team

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vipRandI
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were disappointed in the entree portions of the fish which were about half the size of what we have been served in the past and a bit more expensive.

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great suggestions by server. Timing of bringing out drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert was great timing. Enjoyed our food selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Daniel our waiter was amazing! Best service we’ve had in a long, long time!

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vipslvrfx
Phoenix
78 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The double Lobster @ $44 is outstanding. We split and my wife gets the chocolate desert.!! ;)

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BobS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Service and Food was amazing!! Would highly recommend.

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TaraS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for our 37th wedding anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfectly executed romantic dinner for our 11th anniversary. My wife ordered the Salmon and I went with the Ribeye. The Hawaiian touch to both dishes was done to perfection and brought us back to our time where we lived on the Big Island. Our service was too notched as we were spoiled with champagne and a desert on the house. Thanks for the memorable experience…we’ll be back.

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vipBayAreaCaliGirl
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! Our party of 5 was seated on time for our reservation, server was attentive and knowledgeable, and the food was incredible andcooked to perfection: filet & lobster, butterfish, halibut and ahi. Highly recommend the lobster potstickers. Didn’t care for the lobster bisque in curry coconut sauce, too spicy. Would have liked more options for dessert. Overall a wonderful experience. Sat outdoors from 6:30-8:30 pm, it was warm but comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, as always.

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Ronnie
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Daniel was outstanding

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vipKimberlyE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Service was great. Meritage ambiance was better, but expected more from Roy's. Got the sampler fish plate, served on a hot plate so everything was hot and should not have been. Pineapple upside down cake was a huge disappointment, tasted like sawdust. Would not recommend dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The bill was calculated wrong. Went back the next day to clarify and rectify the bill. The manager was dismissive and blamed the computer system. The dinner party was for nine people, and close to $900.00. The bill still has not been fixed. Will have to go to a third party for the refund.

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vipCHRISTOPHER
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We are familiar with Roy’s in Hawaii and our expectation was probably thinking it would have been similar. It was not. It seems the earlier COVID shutdown took its toll. The ambience was a bit worn. Lights burned out a big portable tv sitting in a dingy mostly unlit entrance. Tableware a bit worn and wine glasses looking a bit worn. And not highly polished. The service was outstanding and the food very nicely done. The decor and atmosphere seemed a bit worn out. Still worth a visit just don’t expect high end dining.

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SharonH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roy’s is always good…….the fish and vegetables are fresh and perfectly cooked. The service is outstanding

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vipBill
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible all around!!

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MarkW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We had a large group, and unfortunately two of the sea bass entrees came out cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good. But a few of our hot apps on the appetizers canue were barely warm. My wife's salmon was pretty beat up and presentation was lacking. It's no comparison to Roy's in Waikiki.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food was just ok. It was very busy and we waited long between appetizers and dinner. Our server was great but the meals weren’t good and I would not go back.

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KevinF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for Anniversary. Tommy, our waiter, was awesome!

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vipDebK
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I have never had a mahi-mahi that dry. Was so bad.

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ConstanceC
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food n drinks we it’s a good happy hour menu. Clayton was our waiter and was engaged and warm. We love the casual atmosphere without being rushed out. Can’t wait to return!

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JayS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lobster Potstickers and Twin tail Lobster followed by Chocolate lava cake made it quite a meal

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jeffreyg
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Roy’s to get engaged! The people that work at Roy’s were so helpful made this the experience of a lifetime

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CherylC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

The waiter was nonexistent. As it was two women, I had to wonder if he was just terrible or if was a sexist thing. Also, the food was a disappointment. My Sea Bass was small and thin. Usually a piece of Bass, that runs over $50, is thick and juicy. This seemed to be the tail end. While my sister’s scallops were lovely, my meal was really disappointing. I would have gotten better at PF Chang’s, and that is no compliment. Sad that both Roy’s and the Marriott didn’t have better quality control or waitstaff.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take a date. Keep up the good work. 👍🏼

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vipCarefreeAnna
Phoenix
243 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

there's no knocking the food here - the shrimp and mushroom tempura is just the best appetizer, and all of our entrees ( one sushi, one shrimp/soba noodle, one sea bass were great. chocolate lava cake also yummy and perfect for 3 to share. But our service this evening was soooooo slow! It was fine once our order was in, but I think our waitress forgot about us between bringing the wine and taking the order. We also had to replenish our own wine pours - the food was delivered, then we were promptly forgotten.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

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VickiS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great fish and fantastic service. They did a great job with a large party and some indecisive diners. Would definitely go again

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vipFdavidm
Palm Springs
121 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our dining experience last evening at Roy’s. The food and service was beyond belief. I wish the Roy’s in our hometown had not closed however this just made last night dining experience all the better. Terrific!

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FrancisH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Terrible service. Did not refill iced tea through 1.5 hrs dinner. Water was e
Empty. Observer bolt came back to drop off check. We had to look for him to take our bill and was annoyed.

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BryanL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible. We waited almost an hour to be seated after making an 8pm reservation. Host staff informed us that the manager purposely allowed overbooking the reservation system. We had to demand to see the manager to voice our displeasure.

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DougA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding scallops and black rice and Ahi was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizer ribs are incredible.

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MarilynL
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly and our waitress was really great. I had the butter fish along with a kobe beef and crab roll. my husband had the filet. We ate outside and everything was wonderful.

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BonitaA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great the food was amazing

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gmills
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times and have always been very pleased with the experience.

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 1980 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.