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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.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday at 4PM
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
East Pathfinder Drive
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music every Friday and Saturday night during our Aloha Hour on our lanai.
Valet available and is discounted with validation & self parking available.
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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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
Amazing fresh seafood! Great service as usual from Scott after two dinner services this month! Both were celebrations of family.The last was truly amazing with a awesome send of a chocolate souffle for my father's and my joint birthday! Even the surrounding tables joined us in the merriment and song, quite delightful!
We came here for Christmas and booked through OpenTable. We were unaware that it was a price fix menu. We were very disappointed with the selections. To make matters worse they were out of one of the entrees we wanted. Also, the appetizers were not as advertised. The lobster potsticker tasted like ground beef. Our kids selected a sushi roll appetizer which was very heavy on the tempura. When it came time for dessert, two out of the three options were not even available. It was a very expensive meal and we left very unsatisfied.
This was our first visit ever to a Roy's. Was not impressed. For the price, the portions are tiny. Our server, who said my young daughter's requests for no mushrooms would be accommodated, was incorrect. After sending one plate back to get a new order sans mushrooms, the food finally came out when the rest of us were almost done eating. You could clearly tell they only attempted to pick thru her meal to remove the mushrooms (below the surface we found many) and did not create a new plate as we were told. Thank God this was only a food aversion not an allergy as there would have been a problem. We stay at the JW every year at this time but will probably never go back to Roy's; too many great options in Scottsdale to waste our time and money here.
My visit to Roy’s was one of the beat this year! It was a birthday celebration & we were treated with exceptional food, service & ambiance! Our server Dixie and all her assistants knew the right pace and were present & also allowed for us to enjoy & visit. The food was fabulous and I will look forward to my next dinner at Roy’s!
Monday 3 course dinner is a great deal, food is consistent with Roys and always good. It was an unusually quiet evening and our server, Dixie was really friendly and helpful.
We stopped at the bar for a happy hour drink before our Hawaiian martini was terrible, not even similar to the original recipe you find at Roys in Hawaii. The mai tai was marginally better.
We have gone to this location many times. Our waitress was very good and attentive. Service was great. The food took a little longer than normal but we were not in a rush. We sat outside and the weather was spectacular. Our table was great and it was just a perfect night to relax and enjoy the food, the weather, the ambiance and family. A great evening.
The service was most excellent, the food superb. Our server Melissa clearly knew the menu and fielded questions informatively. There were four in our party, and everyone enjoyed their seafood entrees, salads and appetizers very much. We were slightly put off by noisy small children seated near us, but that can happen anywhere. Roys is very pricey, but great for a once or twice a year special occasion. The grounds and buildings of the Marriott are lovely, with extensive mature plantings. If you don't valet park, you will have a bit of a hike. Outdoor seating, complete with tiki lights, is available.
Daniel was a fabulous server. He is passionate about what he does, which reflects in the high quality of service he provides. Besides the fabulous dinner, our dining experience was highlighted by Daniel's kind and gentle manner. The added birthday attention of a free dessert and table photo, made the evening very memorable experience.
Despite the restaurant calling me the day before to confirm the reservation, when we arrived they could not locate my reservation. We waited and they “worked us in” as if doing us a favor. The food and service were great, but the irritation of having a confirmed reservation, but being told there was no reservation, was annoying.
Dinner at Roy's was exceptional. From the starter sushi to the mahi mahi and dessert (pineapple upside down cake)...everything was fresh tasting and mouth watering. Plus, the tropical ambiance of the hotel made it even more special with an outside table. Worth the price and the drive. We truly recommend it. Service was excellent - fun and not pretentious.
Roys has always been a family favorite & we’ve gone for many special events over the years. But this last visit was not up to their usual high standards. Maybe it was that we went using Groupon for a prix fixe for 4 courses. The shared appetizer and entree were very good but the salad with an onion dressing had almost no flavor & the dessert we had to share was so small neither of us had more than 3 spoonfuls. We will give them another try since this was perhaps an off night for them but we won’t go using a discounted coupon.
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
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.
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