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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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (25)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Worth the Drive (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Scenic View (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Worst Roy's expereice evre. Took more than 40 minutes for us to get our food. mine was cold and the risotto was undercooked. not going back

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·Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I went to Roy's as a date night out and we loved the Butterfish and the salmon. The Ahi tuna was good, but I didn't care for the mustard sauce with it. All in all, we would go back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Exceptional Restaurant! Great Service and fantastic food. One of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Been here in the past for special occasions and wanted to celebrate a special evening with friends.My meal was not up to par with past visits and our server ,although she was attentive she kept interrupting our conversation with service related questions,A bit annoying .Everyone in our party enjoyed the meal although two of us were not happy with our entree and felt it was not as good as we had remembered on past visits.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Our server was amazing. It was our anniversary and they made sure it was a night to remember.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing butterfish and steak!!!! Valentine’s Day was so busy but service was quick and we were seated on time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

The filets were flat and dry

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

We have eaten at Roy’s in many locations and must say this was not the same experience. Service was not at their level nor the food or setting. It was fine but for the price it would not be one we would repeat.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a birthday dinner with family. It was our first time at. this Roy’s location. All was as expected, outstanding. We were familiar with the regular menu items. There were a number of special chef creations. We were not disappointed. Be sure to advise them of a birthday celebration to get a special desert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderful, accommodating, professional staff serving formula food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

I wanted to go someplace where we could have a cozy, relaxed but professional atmosphere, were the service was spot on and the food was interesting as well as delicious. I wanted to feel special because Sunday was our 24th anniversary. All this happed for us. Thanks Roy's Desert Ridge.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Horrible from start to finish! Host told us very busy? Sat us at horrible table switched to bar which was empty! Service none! bartender poured 1st glass of wine & we poured the rest? Bartender was more interested in doing his chores? Will never eat at the Roys again, not what Roys stand sfor??????

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We went for our anniversary dinner. Food was excellent and service was superb!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful food and ambiance for our friends from NJ

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Seated outside at the end of the day. Good service with attentive wait staff without hovering. Food was excellent as usual

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Feel like we,re in Hawaii without the 5 hour flight! Lush outdoor dining, live music on the weekends, great service and excellent food! My husband prefers beef and I love seafood, so we're both in heaven! Nice Aloha Hour, their Happy Hour! Pricey but quality everything!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Happy Hour, Romantic
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

My Wife ordered the mahi mahi which was great.. i ordered the ribeye it looked great but it was a bit under cooked and very fatty very disappointed. They took it off my bill. Also service was okay not outstanding. Just didnt get the impression our server was to attentive. The rest of the staff was very good the busboy even commented in the poor qulity of the steak. The patio dining was really great and overall a very nice dining experience on the patio.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Live Music, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was excellent, the wine list plentiful and the service excellent. Not a negative thing to say about our experience.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We took friends from out of town and they loved it. Great experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Dinner was great. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, friendly. Food was outstanding and the Sunday 3 course meal was such a great deal. Will be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love the Butterfish! Also a good kids menu. We had a nice meal, nice service.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our service started off very slow, had to call the asst. server over to get our server just to get our first drink which took about 15 min to get our drink! After that it got better, we ordered a 3 course meal on a Thursday by mistake (Sunday and Monday only) but after asking about it had a Manager reduce the price for us. We told our server it was our first visit and didn't realize our mistake. Still never saw a Manager, probably won't go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service wonderful. Food excellent tasting - prepared perfectly
Wonderful wait staff-very pleasant and accommodating

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Service was excellent. The wine that piqued my curiosity was never delivered but that was no problem. This family of four decided three on seafood and one beef filet. The daughter's mahi-mahi was excellent, lovely wife and I split the "classic four", of which half was superb to myself and the other half she liked, which leaves the son's filet. Even at a primarily seafood themed restaurant, one in the party should not have to sacrifice quality.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great dining experience with my sons and husband for his birthday.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Roy's: The first table they showed us was in the back narrow section of the restaurant by the kitchen with a half wall separating us from the kitchen noise. We asked to be moved to the patio dining area which was very nice with heaters and live music at a distance that added just the right flare to make it special. We later moved from the dining patio to the patio where there was a local singer. She was really very good. Food prices were high. Our server, Kyle, was very professional.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service from waiter to hostess really lacking. Hard to move past that up front bad service. Food as expected.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is always great. My favorite is the Lobster Potstickers for an appetizer, and the Butterfish for the main course. Then there are several delicious desserts to choose from. The service is fantastic!! There are several drinks to choose from as well.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Not great service, high prices, slow, mediocre food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

More vegetarian options that don’t include tofu would add variety.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very accommodating to food sensitivities and friendly staff make dinning here a stress free experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We dined here with our family for NYE while staying at the JW Marriott. Very disappointed. First of all, they didn't even have NYE decorations or party favors, which I thought would have been nice. Secondly, it was FREEZING where we were sitting. The server tried to help with this, but it was so cold that it was uncomfortable for all of us. And worst of all, the Tomahawk steak for 2 that my husband and I ordered was so full of gristle and fat that we maybe each had 2 or 3 small bites of steak. For $130 steak, we expected more. The filets other family members ordered were very good, and the salmon was good. Nothing outstanding, but good. It was way overpriced for the quality and ambiance; especially for NYE.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good excellent New Years meal and excellent service

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were a party of eight for New Year’s Eve.
The food was great. They were very busy so the service was not as prompt as usual and there was a issue with the dessert order.
I will dine there again. Overall excellent experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was below average. Server didn’t know the menu, and it was even a fixed menu for NYE.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First off, the Chocolate Souffle dessert is the best chocolate dessert I have ever had in my life. For sure worth making a trip to Roy's. Unfortunately, that was the only item worth going for. The 4 course NY Eve meal was a big disappointment except for that dessert. The pork bun appetizer was just OK; the ramen was way too salty and uninteresting, the osso bucco was overcooked, dry with an overly salty and concentrated sauce. Plus, the bone had no marrow to speak of. The chocolate souffle though...wow!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great evening at Roy's. Wonderful dining experience. The Ahi tuna entree was outstanding!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was terrible. Took over two hours from start to finish and a round of drinks still didn't get delivered. From the time we ordered dessert, when our meal was delivered, to the time we received it was over 45 minutes.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was awesome, service to slow for the group size

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and service, fun drinks

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