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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

OPEN Christmas Eve regular hours and serving our full menu.

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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Romantic (25)
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Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for a Date (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Business Meals (14)
Happy Hour (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Scenic View (8)
Fun (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Live Music (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very good. I have been dining here since it opened. The world's best burger that Guy Ferri will never try. Inide the JW Marriott. Great for Aloha hour.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food and service are reliably exemplary. The restaurant is located in a beautiful resort.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food is very exotic and delicious. Our server wasn't terrific this time. If you can, sit outside. The ambiance is wonderful.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Beautiful to sit outside on the patio with the tiki torches. We felt like we were in Hawaii!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was very mediocre for the price. Low on taste and high on presentation. Service was very slow.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As always, a wonderful experience! The food was superb, the service impeccable, and fabulous new wine selections by the glass! And I can’t say enough about our server, Dixie, fabulous, sparkling and attentive!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was a great dining experience.

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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