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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4.3

service

4.4

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4.4

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3.9

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85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for a Date (27)
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Creative Cuisine (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Romantic (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Scenic View (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (6)
Live Music (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 12, 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 12, 2018

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

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 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 3, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 2, 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 2, 2018

Not great service, high prices, slow, mediocre food

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

Very good excellent New Years meal and excellent service

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 2017

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

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 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 30, 2017

Food was awesome, service to slow for the group size

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and service, fun drinks

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food good. Service not good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Roy’s is a restaurant with amazing food that never gets familiar or old. I have never been disappointed by our experience there over the last 23 years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful ambience with friendly staff, and a stellar chef! Great place for any special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went there Christmas Eve - the first time not cooking at home. It was wonderful! We had a 1 1/2 year old and they were so accommodating. Love this place!!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Love to come to Roy's! Great service, food is always yummy! We love the Aloha Hour, but came in for dinner! You really need to try the short ribs!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Quick Bite
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our first visit to Roy's and we enjoyed everything about it. The food was delicious & the wine was wonderful. Our server was warm, friendly & very helpful which added to our dining experience. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Everything was lovely except for the piped in music. I was hoping to feel like an “island experience “ When dining in a restaurant with “theme “, where the food is Hawaii inspired it heightens my experience with the full experience. Thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

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 (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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 (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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 (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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