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Roy's Desert Ridge

4.5
939 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(480) 419-7697
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mako Segawa
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Pathfinder Drive
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Parking details
Valet available and is discounted with validation & self parking available.
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Entertainment
Live music every Friday and Saturday night during our Aloha Hour on our lanai.
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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

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.

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What 939 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food and service. I do wish it was a bit more quiet. In the booths you could hear your neighbors discussions

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We really enjoyed our dinner. The outside patio dining was wonderful. It’s been more than a few years since we had dined there and we won’t wait that long again!! Highly recommend

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Matt was great as the server, the food was very good except the salmon was way over cooked, but the rest of the fish and sushi was very high quality.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

In the past we have loved Roy's in Az and Hawaii. Service and quality at our more recent visit in AZ was unimpressive. As a result, we probably will not return, especially in Az.

Our waiter was not attentive. Our waiter did not check with the table about our satisfaction. We had to alert him there was a problem. No apology or accountability. We did not receive the bottle of wine we ordered or one of the appetizers.

Also, the food was mixed - the steak was great. The sushi order was also good. The chef's special of shrimp, scallops and risotto was small and unimpressive. Two large shrimp and two small/medium scallops - and risotto that tasted like boxed risotto - not to up to be what used to be Roy's standards. the waiter forgot we ordered wine and an appetizer.
We will not return.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great atmosphere and exceptional food and service. The lobster bisque was a highlight but all of the courses were superb. Highly recommend the outdoor seating if you can get it. The perfect setting for a special occasion or romantic night out. We would definitely come back here again.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We love Roy's! It has been our special restaurant for 20 years. The food is wonderful as is the presentation and the service. The Szechwan-style baby back pork ribs are the best. And definitely save room for either the Pineapple Upside Down Cake with coconut ice cream or the Chocolate Soufflé with vanilla ice cream.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, great service and great dining experience!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Seating experience was bad - we had a reservation for outdoor (we thought) and were told 20-30 minutes to be outside. An hour later we finally got seated.
After seating everything was excellent. Service and food were really good.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The evening started out rough with one of the rudest hosts I have ever encountered. We asked to sit outside and we were told we had to request it at the time we made the reservation. We told him we were not given that option and it was our first time here. He gave us a look and said if we did not believe him we could look at his reservation list. Just unnecessary and rude. After that though, the evening was wonderful. Dixie our sever was fantastic and the woman assisting her was on every detail. The food was delicious and hot. Hard to be I’ve such great seafood can be found in the desert.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had another great dining experience at Roy's. The service was great and the food was scrumptious. I had the trio and my husband had the Ahi. We also shared the Auntie Lei's Aloha Roll.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great experience. Roy’s takes fish to a new level.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Roy's is one of our Native Fav's for close to 20 years. From Jaye the Mgr to Matt the bartender and all the Roy's staff they are attentive and professional. Thanks for another great patio evening with out of state friends.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We visited Roy's for a business meal with 8 people. We were seated at a round table for 8 around 6:30 p.m. The restaurant was about 1/2 full. We all sat at the table for 15 minutes until I had to flag down a waiter asking if we had someone that could help us. We then had 2 people come by to take drink orders. They seemed flustered and annoyed when we asked to also order appetizers. We then received our drinks all going to the wrong people. Then another waiter came by and said he would be helping. We had 4-5 waiters in the rotation. It was very disconnected and a bad experience. Shared appetizers were plopped in the middle of the table and the waiter knocked down glasses a few times when delivering food. The food was great, but the service really took away from that. I'm sure this is a great place, but the service needs to be addressed for this level of restaurant, experience matters.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

What an amazing evening. Food was great- just as we remembered Dining at Roy’s. Service was outstanding. Clayton made sure our children (6 and 1) were well taken care of and that meant all the adults could relax and enjoy. Fantastic meal we won’t forget.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Another fabulous meal at Roy's! The server was spot on perfect and helped walk me through finding gluten free choices. Everyone at the table was most satisfied!!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

As always the food was very good, but the service was outstanding. From first to last, the wait staff made us feel welcome and unrushed. All wait staff was extremely personable. It particularly impressed us that as they were offering a special menu for Easter, one of our favorite appetizers was not on the menu. Our request to have in anyway was graciously provided.
Such quality is what makes Roy's one of our favorite special occasion restaurants.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Date Night for Easter

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Roy’s is a favorite place and it never disappoints. Service is always fantastic, great food options and very comfortable ambiance. We’ve enjoyed many special occasions there.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing food, done to perfection. The staff was very attentive to all details. Best meal on our vacation. We would definitely go back and will recommend to friends and family.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were a party of 4. Not very friendly hostess. Waiter was nice and friendly but too pushy on suggestive selling. Had to ask to take our order. Food took way to long to get to our table. Appetizers, salads & dinner 2 hours. Forget dessert we would have been there another hour. It did not appear to be that busy. The Best employee was the young woman who kept filling our drinks soda and water. Very attentive to clearing our plates when needed.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Need to request outdoor seating in reservation. We were somehow expected to intuitively know this even although we line 2000 miles away.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our group of four had 3 different entres (2 steak and 2 fish/shellfish). All were delicious- even rice that accompanied the fish and shellfish dishes was tasty. We generally steer clear of restaurants in hotels but this one is worth visiting. We were pleasantly surprised as we have had a meal at a Roy's in Hawaii which was not near as good as this.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Lovely birthday meal.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We requested an outside table so we could enjoy the weekend entertainment. Our daughter and son in law and their 3 little boys were with us so we made an early reservation.
Our son and his family also 3 little boys, were visiting the week prior and we reserved a inside table. Both evenings we had an excellent meals and the service was great. The kids appetizers were very much appreciated and helped us keep always hungry boys happy. While allowing the adults to enjoy their evening as well. We had wonderful salads to start, the combo of short ribs and butterfish was excellent and finished it off with the lava cake!!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Poor service, under staffed.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The ambiance is consistently excellent. Always great atmosphere. The service is excellent. Food is delicious.
The only comment I have is the cocktails weren’t as good as they usually are for us.
Always a great experience.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food was ok, the service was very slow and the restaurant was WAY too dark.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food in wonderful environment. Pleasant service but appetizers took a while out of the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food and service was really good. The Mahi-Mahi was particularly good and so were the ribs.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Our dinner at Roy's was special! The service was great & the food was outstanding! It was a two hour dining experience & we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The seafood was perfectly cooked. Everything was delicious & beautifully presented. I would highly recommend Roy's. The meals are not cheap, but it's worth the splurge once in a while.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We celebrated our daughters 18th birthday with 4 of her friends. Food was outstanding and our server Scott did a great job taking care of us

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Service was excellent. It is always good to have an authentic Waiter from Hawaii at Roy’s. It adds to the ambiance. Food was also excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was wonderful as always!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We love the food and ambiance! Beautiful views!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great setting for the restaurant, excellent service and food.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We are big fans of Roys. We’re from Chicago and have been to Roy’s in Maui and often dine at Roy’s in Chicago. We live in Chicago, and this location is one of our favorite restaurants. I have to say, the Roy’s at Desert Ridge was a disappointment. We enjoy dining outside so we chose the outside patio. Compared to other patio dining, this patio was nondescript-a nice fireplace, but nothing else lovely about it. The table settings were nonexistent-no candles, no lanterns, flowers - just a tablecloth. As we were seated, two of the four chair pads were stained. My menu had food stains on several pages. This is very off putting. Makes me question the care that is executed in the food. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable, and made every effort to accommodate special requests. Food was good, but the presentation was meh. Other Roy’s seemed to arrange the food more artfully and with an orchid or other colorful touch. Food here was merely plated. We did enjoy the Canoe for Two (we had it served for four), entrees were good and chocolate lava cake and pineapple upside down cakes were the best part of the meal. We were so looking forward to our meal here, and it was merely adequate. I can only give Roy’s at Desert Ridge a C grade.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We enjoyed a superb dinner on the patio on a perfect night. The ambiance was vibrant. Between the fire torches and water features it was a beautiful venue!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Could not have been more satisfied. Party of 7 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Most had not eaten at a Roy’s and we’ll be coming back again.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We dined at the bar, and our server Ryan was very attentive, an extremely polite and professional young man. He made informed suggestions and we enjoyed our meal very much at the bar.

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