About Roy's Desert Ridge

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.

5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday at 4PM

Aloha Hours:
Early: Daily: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Late: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
East Pathfinder Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 419-7697

Website:
http://www.roysrestaurant.com/

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

Parking Details:
Valet available and is discounted with validation & self parking available.

Executive Chef:
Mako Segawa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

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.

Roy's Desert Ridge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Scenic View (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Live Music (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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Spicy (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Anniversary... Eaten at Roy's in Chicago, Las Vegas and Hawaii and was always a pleasant dining experience and great food. This one was the total opposite. Do not recommend it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Rib-eye was tough—more like a choice cut.

Sushi had rice that looked and tasted like it was blended into a paste. There were no distinguishing “rice grain features”

They ran out of the dessert.

All in all, not good. No recommendation from me.

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·Dined 6 days ago

7:30 dinner reservation, seated outside. Server was nice, placed orders by 7:40. Ordered braised ribs as an appetizer, tasted like burned jerky. Server advised that all dishes that have Ahi tuna will be replaced with Mahi Mahi, not acceptable for a place like Roys imo.
Main entree was finally served at 9pm, and was luke warm at best.
Will definately not go back

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The ambiance was very nice. The service and the food were excellent. The wine list was very good, too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We visited Roy’s to celebrate a birthday. The service was great and the food was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely great food and wonderful attentive service. The wait staff go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience. The attention to detail is spot on.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Drinks were good. Food was good but not memorable.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Have a great dinner and the service was great then coffee outside by the fire 5 stars

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Melissa & Logan were both top notch waitstaff ~ thank you for a fabulous experience!

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fun, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was outstanding. Very attentive, but not annoying. The food from the appetizer ribs to the upside down cake desert were all excellent. The mac and cheese side was our fav.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was excellent. But it was interminably slow. The restaurant was not at all crowded and there were 7 people in the kitchen preparing food (it is open and you can see them working). There were also plenty of wait and service staff,
It took nearly 2 hours for a simple dinner with no dessert. The only good news about the wait was that the food came from the kitchen as soon as it was prepared - so it was fresh and hot. Would hate to see it when it is crowded. This spoiled what could have been a good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We eat at Roy’s every November when we come out for our week in Scottsdale. This year it was not quite up to par and we always expect nothing but the best at Roy’s. This year it just wasn’t quite as good as usual but we will not give up.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome! We haven't been here in a while and cannot understand why! The seafood sampler and the four fish entree were exquisite although the shrimp were a tad over. We'll be going back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great dinner and service. The butter fish was amazing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First time to this Roy’s. Sat outside near fireplace. Lovely setting. We Always order the butterfish and we were not disappointed. Sushi rolls were superb. Service excellent. Melissa was quite attentive along with her assistant Hunter. Lovely evening. We’ll be back.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Times change. Used to get a great bread basket. Then edamame for pre meal snack. Now nothing. So okay, we all eat too much but here is your order no unexpected surprises or unique characteristics. Food was tasty but...be careful. We can get the neighborhood friendly equivalent for much less.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

What a wonderful dinner, the fire place, the outdoor setting was great, service was perfect, thank you Roy's.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Attended a few evenings ago and our server seemed uneducated with food allergies. We are both allergic to gluten and dairy. When we told our server this, he seemed intimated and unsure of menu items that can accommodate our dietary restrictions. We asked for suggestions and he did not make us feel like it was his job to accommodate our needs. Seemed distracted and overall unwilling to help. The menu items he did suggest had either “soy" or “butter" in the entree name which is definitely something we cannot digest. He was flustered and a tad short with the answers to our questions which left us hesitant to continue our dinning experience at Roy's. Food and menu education is HUGE, especially when it comes to food allergies. We won’t be rushing back in the near or far future. Perhaps if we had an better educated server who made us feel confident in our food options, we would have had a pleasant experience, but this was not the case for us.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food and service at Roy's was exceptional. We enjoyed our evening at Roy's and highly recommend it to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our dining experience at Roy's was GREAT! We had our very delicious dinner on the patio. We will definitely return.😊

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Roy's is located inside the Desert Ridge Marriott, which provides it some nice amenities. We were looking for a place to have my Mother's 100th birthday celebration and the evening before went to Tommy Bahama's. I have to say that there is no comparison between these two. Tommy's had better food, lower prices, similar service and a WAY BETTER view. Roy's is stuck on the ground floor and mostly windowless. They do have an outdoor seating area that is a bonus, except when it is too hot or too cold to use. Tommy's had glass doors on three sides of the room that opened and a balcony on the front. While Roy's has pretty good food and service, the value just isn't there. We started with a Wedge Salad, that while it was acceptable, I've had much better. Also, it was drowned in dressing...which made it marginal. We then had the Roasted Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi, which was good, although not to die for and quite pricey at $42. We also had the Teriyaki Chicken which was good. We ended with the Pineapple Upside Down Cake, which was disappointing.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We visit this hotel at least once a year and always look forward to eating at Roy’s. It never disappoints.Very good again. The black Cod dish was excellent. My wife always orders the chocolate soufflé which she feels is the gold standard.
This Roy’s is consistently one of the best Roy’s in the chain . Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

great place for food and fun, love it great flavors

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

They initially had no reservation for us. Receptionist said they have problems with Open Table all the time. It was not very crowded so we got in. The Buttefish is worth it all. I have been staying away from sugar. The waitress said they could do berries with whipped cream without sugar. Bring a small flashlight as they keep the lights very dim.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was a great dining experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Roys is something special with a twist on usual fish & steak with exceptional accompaniments. I like that they offer unique sushi options. The other 3 in our party had the seafood sampler, butterfish and swordfish. Everything was exceptional including the griller Caesar salad and miso soup. Only reasons for not rating a outstanding overall is 1) the server was not as attentive as we expected (water glass refills for example) and 2) entree pricing is about $10 too high in my opinion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I have eaten at several locations of this chain. This was definitely not best one. Didn’t think the food was that great quality for the price.
I had the salmon and I think it was a very standard flavor, nothing special about it. Service was average only.
I was staying at the JW and dined here because I didn’t feel like leaving the property- next time I would leave as there are plenty of options around

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Overall nice experience. Our group had a variety of meals. Filet and lobster were perfect! The scallops were good but were paired with a side that was way to sweet. Mashed potatoes were gooey. Shrimp dishes very good. Specialty drinks small after 1 we all opted for wine instead.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

ambiance outside had a great attempt to be authentic with tiki torches for mood lighting. unfortunately theywere extremely annoying flickering amd making it ard to read the menu etc. I noted other tables pull out pocket flash lights complaining about the same thing, so I'm not the only one. food was ok and tasted good but would not put on the category of value or amazing. server was ok but missed one side of the meal and either server or front desk gave our birthday desert to another table...lol. I may try again in the future to give them another try, mainly because the drinks were well prepared.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our first time at Roy's at the Desert Ridge location. The food was amazing as well as the ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have never been disappointed by any of Roy’s locations. That being said, Roy's Desert Ridge exceeded my expectations. The ambiance within the restaurant exuded a quiet elegance. Service was thoughtful and very considerate of our conversation, not hovering. Our meals were both delightful and perfectly timed to be served at their peak, together. I have never had such extraordinary blackened Ahi and perfect accompaniments. They made the evening very special for us.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went on a Friday night.
Had sushi which was very expensive and had pathetic amounts of raw fish--mostly rice--not good by local standards.
Entrees were shrimp and udon noodles and shrimp risotto which were good but portions small for the price.
Service was very good.
Wouldn't recommend as many better alternatives.
Have to valet at hotel or it is a LONG walk in.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We love Roy's and dine there often. This time we used a travelzoo coupon. Should know not to do this. The options are so much better on the regular menu. Dine there but not on the promotion.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have always enjoyed Roy's but this was a disappointment. Food (mostly fish and seafood) was all but cold except for the molten chocolate cake. Based on this experience, I would not recommend. I am not sure when we will be back and we have been regulars of this establishment when in town.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our favorite place for fine dining. Location is great and the ambience is wonderful.
Food is original and excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

I have always loved Roy's. Been to several at different locations. The prices at this Scottsdale location seemed to be extremely inflated. For that reason, not sure that I would recommend .

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great location if you want to impress, or just sit back and enjoy!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Overpriced and salty
The black cod "signature" dish was mostly over-seasoned sauce. Not a good value

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our server, Scott, was attentive and helpful in making recommendations. Food was excellent and atmosphere relaxed and lovely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food in a relaxing location. Service was great a d allowed for enjoying the food and company.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic
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