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Roy's Desert Ridge

4.6
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1560 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1560 people are saying
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Mattb
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great! Everything from appetizer to entree to dessert was very good. Prepared perfectly. Would highly recommend

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DamonZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend Roy's!

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LuisA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Pricey though. Also wasn’t expecting a COVID-19 charge added to my bill. They don’t tell you until you get your bill and ask. Bad practice.

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TracyM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Roy's! Our favorite restaurant in the valley!

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ToddM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Value was great due to the $39/person price fixe menu. All of the fish was excellent, but the filet mignon my wife and I had seemed to be a pretty low grade cut of meat. Not very flavorful even with hers cooked at medium rare. We'll be back but we will stick with the seafood options.

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vipGaryF
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant experience. Food excellent. Service great.

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AlexandreaK
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Roy's every few months and are never disappointed. This time was no exception.
There were fewer people which was to be expected but the quality of food and service has not suffered due to recent events. We are already planning on returning soon.

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vipslvrfx
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Roy's. The Mgr Jaye and staff are superb. Oh >> btw, the cuisine is excellent.!! 😘 Go. Let's keep the doors open.☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The ambience was outstanding!

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SteveS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious. The wait staff friendly and courteous. A lot of focus on health safety and social distancing. Well worth the price.

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DwightB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent at Roy's. Especially on Mahalo Mondays!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent at Roy’s. The spare ribs as appetizers were phenomenal. The seafood sampler entrée was exceptional. Flourless chocolate cake was flawless. Excellent service, will definitely be coming back

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EricO
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Butterfish is always amazing and did not disappoint. Service was great, and they did a very good job at spacing people through the restaurant due to COVID-19.

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TandT
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was for my birthday. We were seated in a back room booth that was by a window that looked out to old tables and chairs strewn about. Looked like an old forgotten side patio. Food was far below par and not what we have become accustomed to at Roy’s. The entre I always get is the Macadamia crusted mahi mahi. What I got wasn’t even close to how it usually is. It was a brown mushy mess with a brown sauce . The potatoes had turned orange they were cooked and sat out for so long. Even the pineapple upside down cake was charred. We always lived going to Roy’s. If this is what you get during COVID, I will stay home.

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CindyA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess seated us right away. The food was outstanding as well as the service.

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TonyM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time Roy’s diner who was happy that they were re-opened. Mahalo Monday just made it extra special.

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MarshaT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did Mahlo Monday and it was a fabulous value and food was spectacular as always.
All the locals should be attending Mahalo Monday.

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vipbarbaral
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roys is one of our favorite restaurants the food is always prepared well and the service is outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall!!!

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GeneB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Roy’s for special occasions, and they do not disappoint!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We LOVE this resort and restaurant! We always come here to celebrate when we are in town. Fantastic food! We recommend the Canoe for Two appetizer and the mahi mahi. Never disappoints!

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Oscar
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Mahalo Monday special is awesome! Appetizer, entree, & dessert for a great price!

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vipPaulF
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Excellent food, perfectly prepared and presented with well trained and friendly staff.

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LauraE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Roy's while on vacation in Hawaii. This was just as wonderful as the original. Wonderful seafood and one of a kind cocktails, the 1988 is my favorite!

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Chuck
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation time and our night out for a nice dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food. Incredibly slow service.

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vipRalphy
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dixie our server is awesome and the food is always spot on!!

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RonM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting Scottsdale AZ and always make sure to stop at Roy’s. My husband had the special sea bass and it was prepared so delish. I had my usual butterfish. Always perfect what ever Roy’s you visit. And did I mention the pineapple martini? Yum!

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AllisonW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!! We got the shellfish sampler and it was superb!! We had a reservation and seating was prompt. I would recommend making a reservation as it was busy and had a wait. Well worth the wait though!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner!

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RBI001
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside. Beautiful weather and the live musician what a great night out. Always enjoy eating at Roy’s

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BrendaW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly prompt service. Food was excellent.

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vipbigboy63
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitstaff FANTASTIC...thank you Remy and Jason. Short ribs soooooo tender and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious except the service was a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We sat out in the patio, which, as always, was lovely. As soon as we felt a bit cool the staff turned on a nearby heater, and we were then quite comfortable. The food was good, except for errors made by the serving staff. We took advantage of Mahalo Monday, which is great value, and something I would highly recommend. You get to pick three courses off the regular menu, for $39.95. You get lots of choices, and excellent value. The problem, was that the surf and turf we ordered medium rare, came to the table barely more than room temperature, and mine was medium, not medium rare. For a restaurant of this caliber, this should not happen. They were gracious about redoing the meat for both of us, which was fine, but it meant a 10 to 15 minute wait. When it did come to the table, it was perfectly cooked, and nicely hot.
I then ordered their special chocolate soufflé for dessert. What came to the table 15 minutes later, was pineapple upside down cake. This is their other signature dessert, but not the one I asked for. We therefore had to wait another 15 minutes for the new dessert to be prepared. I asked for coffee, my friend asked for tea, and I said we would like it while we were waiting for the desert, since I knew that The soufflé takes extra time. Well the coffee and tea came only minutes before the desert. I will admit, after this final error, the manager did reduce each of our bills by $25, which we greatly appreciated. I would still recommend this restaurant, but, would hope that these kinds of errors are not common. I would rather have the correct food, delivered in a timely manner, properly heated and cooked, versus getting a reduction in the bill.
I have been to this Roy’s location many times, and would normally give it a five star rating. I therefore do hold them to a high standard, and when they don’t meet it, it is very disappointing.

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KenS
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening and a great dinner. The food was awesome, the service was good can't really complain about anything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What are the best meals I’ve had in a very long time. Exquisite seafood along with exceptional service. The desserts were fantastic as well.

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aim4u
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a lovely experience. Great food and service! Mahalo

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vipKathrynA
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I made the reservation with the information that it was the 45th anniversary of our first date. No mention was made of this at all while we were there and we were given a table right across from the kitchen. When we said we would like some bread, it never arrived. The other food we ordered was very good; just a little disappointed about the bread and nothing said about our special occasion.

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JerryP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have been to Roy's on numerous occasions. The noise level was at a much higher level than we had experienced during previous visits. The table next to us was extremely obnoxious with no intervention from the management or staff. Somewhat disappointing.

FAQs

Roy's Desert Ridge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 419-7697.

Roy's Desert Ridge is rated 4.6 stars by 1560 OpenTable diners.

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