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Roy's Classic Blackened Island Ahi Tuna  - Roy's Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ

Roy's Desert Ridge

4.3
4.3
2383 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 17 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

  • Pau Hana Menu

    $59.00 per person

    Mar 29 - Aug 30, 2022
    Pau Hana means the "time after work". It is considered a time for relaxation and informal socializing with friends and family (Ohana). We invite you to join us nightly from 4pm - 5:30pm and experience this classic, three-course menu, specially priced at just $59 per guest. (Excluding tax and gratuity)

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What 2,383 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Phoenix

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love going to Roy's. It's always a special experience and they have excellent service.
  2. D

    Deserttripper

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good....it was loud for sure. The service was amazing though!
  3. PG

    PaulG

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Food was excellent, outstanding service. Enjoyable atmosphere.
  4. DC

    DonC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sea Bass and Halibut we had was fabulous. Cooked perfectly and with a delicious sauce and veggies.
  5. MH

    MarilinH

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Father’s Day Brunch was very nice. Roy’s “architect” dishes are always a delight. Restaurant floor was very dirty with dropped debris. Needed a good vacuum. Don’t like when the servers call us “you guys.” Should be instructed to respect their guests.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I took a night away from the fam to stay and play and the JW Marriott in Desert Ridge. We made a reservation at Roy’s and it did not disappoint. Our drinks, the food, our server were all great. It’s not often that you go to a restaurant where they are not trying to push you out the door. We got to really relax and enjoy all things Roy’s. Thank you for a delicious and wonderful evening!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Food took way too long, and nothing was exceptional… very average, and above average pricing. We’ll avoid this place next time.
  8. f

    frankd

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good. The restaurant was quiet enough to have a conversation. Service was excellent. Good spot for in hotel dining.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although we had to transfer our Chandler Roy’s reservation due to its unexpected closure, we were impressed with the atmosphere (gorgeous), drinks, appetizers and entrees. Dessert was definitely a plus as well, we shared a bread pudding and a key lime tart while the kids had sundaes. Not an inexpensive visit for sure but was worth the cost.
  10. ML

    MelindaL

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Drinks were very good. Shrimp was overcooked, only ate half of it. Lime tart was meh, tasted like it had been popped out of a freezer container. Nothing was outright bad, but for the price, it was very underwhelming. Would not recommend.
  11. W

    Wiley1967

    Denver

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fish dishes. Service was attentive and wonderful. We always enjoy dining at Roy's while we're staging at Marriott's Canyon Villas.

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on June 14, 2022Mahalo Wiley1967 !

  12. k

    kbjwill

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, our server Tanner and Assistant server Jack were excellent! Can’t wait to come back.

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on June 10, 2022Mahalo kbjwill ! We hope to see you again soon!  

  13. LH

    LisaH

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was outstanding. Service was also great. Decor needs to be updated as wallpaper in our booth was very old and peeling.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and very happy with the food, but $300 for dinner of two is not a very good value.
  15. LP

    LaurieP

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the food and service. We celebrated our anniversary.
  16. KG

    KeirstyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday and from start, to finish it was a wonderful experience. Starting with our amazing service. From the hostess, our waitstaff, on to our waiter the service was friendly, professional, and efficient. The food was absolutely delicious and full of flavor.

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on June 10, 2022Mahalo KeirstyG ! We hope to see you again soon!  

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place and enjoyed food there. Love to visit again.

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on June 10, 2022Mahalo ! We hope to see you again soon!  

  19. NY

    NYCFoodLover

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect with the exception of the 2 (frozen) lobster tails - tough and with an unfamiliar sauce.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Service great but food past apps was a little disappointing for Roy’s.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional! Misty is an amazing server and everyone enjoyed their entrees. Shrimp, ahi tuna, Classic combo and Short Rib were all excellent!!
  22. NW

    NWM87102

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Ate dinner here with family. Service was pleasant but very slow. Waited over any hour for our food even though we had a reservation and the restaurant was not full. My filet mignon was cooked properly and tasted fine but the potato side dish was so heavily seasoned it was inedible. Husband’s ahi tuna was good but not great. Kid enjoyed his chicken strips and fries. A completely average meal.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Food was mediocre. Not bad, but just fair. For the price, it should have been much better. And $11 to valet? Service was very good.
  24. WM

    WilliamM

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Roy’s had a tough night. Food (shrimp) was over cooked and not on par with previous visits.
  25. TJ

    TahoeJohn

    Tahoe

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal. I very much enjoyed the butterfish. Cocktails were unique and tasty. Our server, Clayton, did an excellent job.
  26. K

    Knits

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio setting is lovely.
  27. C

    Coco

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Received top notch service from Cole per usual. The food as fabulous and we loved sitting on the patio.
  28. s

    staceyk

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!
  29. EG

    ElliottG

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Not at good as usual. Fish was too dry and meat and desert not up to par.
  30. KH

    KevinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended on your visit to JW Desert Ridge.
  31. f

    foodluver

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, had the butterfish/short rib dish. Others had sea bass and macadamia nut crusted mahi. All plus the sides were great along with the key lime desert. Our server was wonderful, spot on.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This food was not worth the money. The pecan crusted Mahi mahi was soggy and mushy. The appetizer seemed like they were just taken out of a freezer and thrown into a deep fryer. I had to ask for another drink and my daughter never was asked for a soda refill. The table two down from us was watching TV on their phone with the volume all the way up. No on there said anything so I had to go over and ask them to turn it down. We went to Roy’s in Hawaii and this does not compare to that one. We will not be back. I don’t mind spending $300 for two great meals with great service. But not sub standard food and terrible service. Also, in the reservation we put in the occasion comments it was our anniversary. At no point did anyone even mention happy anniversary. Why ask what the occasion is going to be if you don’t acknowledge it.
  33. HS

    HaleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and she made our experience amazing. The food was awesome and everything our server recommended was awesome.
  34. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Overrated! 1. Couples with reservations after us seated first. 2. Very slow service. One hour before we received our appetizers. 3. Tiger shrimp were only large shrimp and over cooked. 4. Garlic shoyu sauce was only soy. No ginger or garlic flavor at all! 5. No cilantro as listed . Courteous and apologetic server
  35. JP

    JPMCranford

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. From start to finish the food was outstanding. We will be coming back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    All food was good, not great but sad is next to a table of 22 after we started eating they all showed up and some where standing a talking right next to us, there were lots of open tables away from this, poor planning on there part
  37. SP

    SamP

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our party of four all agreed that the overall experience was outstanding.
  38. JG

    JamesG

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dinner in service were excellent
  39. KF

    KarenF

    Orange County

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the most delightful evening celebrating our friend’s birthday. The food was delicious but it was the great service that will keep us coming back. Ashley and Jack were a great team full of personality!

    Roy's Desert RidgeResponded on May 20, 2022Mahalo KarenF ! We hope to see you again soon!  

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Good was very inferior for the price, ahi was fishy, salad was not good, main course Mac nut crusted mani was not Kristen outside, very disappointing, service was good

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 4.3 stars by 2383 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 17 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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