Roy's Rancho Mirage

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2215 reviews
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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 Rancho Mirage located across Highway 111 from The River, featuring an exhibition kitchen with an inviting chef's counter and a spacious dining room with three private rooms to accommodate special events of any size.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Gather friends and family and join us for our traditional three-course Thanksgiving dinner featuring Pan Roasted Teriyaki Glazed Turkey with Portuguese Sausage Stuffing, Roy’s Classics will also be available. Serving Dinner from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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LR
Palm Springs
45 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Mahi-mahi dish was served cold and the Tiger shrimp were dry and over cooked. Our wait person, David, was as always excellent.

JH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Roy’s and make a point of eating at the restaurant every time we visit the Palm Desert area. The food is excellent and the service staff is wonderful.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience

RR
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and very tasty. Portions were not US-size ones, but very good large portions. The only thing to improve: sake has to be hot - you just get it hot on special request, but it was just warm!

z
Palm Springs
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I had the Salmon bibimbap. Overall, the taste was quite good, however, the whole dish was overcooked. The gochujang schemer was all dried out (did it sit on the pass too long under heat?) and I couldn't get any of it so had to ask the server for some on the side. The salmon was slightly overcooked but worst of all, the egg yolk was set -- not at all runny.
My husbands salmon was also a bit overcooked but he loved the ahi and the butterfish.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had the butterfish which was served on a regular dinner plate. This is a favorite of mine I prefer the way it was originally served in a plate with a well etc. Appearance contributes to the enjoyment of a meal

M
Las Vegas
43 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved that in Palm Springs when we walked into this establishment had the same feel and atmosphere as the Hawaii establishments. We came in dressed in Hawaiian shirts and shorts and never felt so welcome by the staff. The food was delicious and even though we did not have any of the seafood this time we could not have asked for a better and more flavorful steak. It for sure that the next time I go to a Roy's I will have an even more difficult time deciding what to order.

LW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have tried all of the appetizers and have a hard time choosing one we like. The seafood platter was disappointing. The shrimp had no taste. My wife wondered how fresh they were. The scallop was okay but I have had much better. The lobster was the best of three but there are other restaurants where it is superb. My wife and I also split the salmon dish. It was the very good and if we return, we would definitely have that. Service and ambiance was very good.

DH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our daughters birthday on Saturday. We had a wonderful time, the food and staff were amazing. We would definitely eat there again.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Very very delicious I would eat it again and again

CT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambience celebrating 16 years of marriage! This was our fourth time celebrating at Roy's and we were not disappointed!

JK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

This place was bad. Food was less than mediocre and not hot. This was like a fast food place only worse.
My friend and I concluded that we would not return even for a free meal.

B
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Dadavid was hilarious and wonderful!

CW
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the seafood sampler. It was very good but a little pricey. My dining companion had the colossal shrimp. I think you only get three. Little pricey for three big shrimp.
But overall a very nice meal.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn’t eaten at Roy’s. For quite a few years after a few poor meals and inattentive service but my sister wanted to celebrate her birthday here!
Glad we gave it a second chance — one of our most memorable meals! Our waiter “DaDavid” was instrumental in making the occasion very special! The new Korean tasting menu was amazing as was my favorite Roy’s fish trio ! Chocolate Molten Lava cake and Key Lime Pies for desert cannot bike topped!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is overrated for the price. It’s just ok... nothing really special.

MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roy's is one of my favorite places to go in any city that I visit. Rancho Mirage location is always one of my favorite locations as the service and food is always top notch. Will return there again, soon. I also get a number of coupons and discounts that really make the cost more affordable. Great place for a nice dinner or Sunday brunch.

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Everything was over cooked. Shrimp was dry and udon noodles over salted. Drinks were the only good part of the meal.

OT
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. It was our anniversary and they gave us a free desert. The appetizer was good but both of the entree’s were fair at best. My wife ordered the jumbo prawns. They were over cooked and tough and the soba noodles were also overdone. I ordered the scallops. They were just ok, but they were served on a soupy bed of black rice that was very unappealing. We won’t be going back.

GS
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food

LF
Palm Springs
63 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday dinner. Spectacular, succulent and sweet seared scallops in butter. The greens and tiny cherry tomatoes along with coconut black rice make my mouth weep with joy. The lovely birthday card at my table made me feel par to Roy’s Ohana. Service was efficient, quiet, and impeccable. Perfect.

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made my reservation on Open Table. Dinner plans were for my birthday so it was an extra special dinner for me. They make a cute card to welcome the birthday person. Ordered their amazing TIki punch!!! Yummy!!! We
Had the rib appetizer and for dinner the shellfish trip followed by the upside down pineapple cake. Service by Christine was perfect. Really a very nice dinner. Roy’s never disappoints!!!

B
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from David.

CP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Roy’s about once per year. Food and service are fantastic. It’s a bit pricey and I would have liked to have a couple more scallops with my order (only 4), but really can’t complain about anything else. The service is always beyond reproach.

J
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David was the best server. He was funny, kind and accommodating. We will go back just to see him.

This was in the Rancho Mirage Roy’s. Thank you, Judy Estey

B
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to several Roy’s and this one is by far my favorite one! From the moment we walked in the door with the warm and gracious greeting to the food and service.

By far the best happy hour!!

L
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner to celebrate my birthday was outstanding. As always, the hostesses made us feel special! Not many places take the time to do that! But Roys does. Our server David made sure everything was prepared and served in Tip-top order! We both enjoyed Hawaiian fish, always prepared beautifully! The Crunchy spicy tuna roll as an appetizer was sooooo good! And then there was the amazing chocolate dessert!
Thank you, David, for making our evening very very special! Judy and Bill

JE
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I have enjoyed this restaurant for a few years - even taken cooking lesson (more observations). I had the macadamia mahi mahi - plus a tempura shrimp appetizer - and the young coconut cheesecake - of the three - the appetizer was the best. The mahi mahi was too salty although not bad enough to return and the cheesecake, sounding considerably more attractive than the product. We like this place so will likely come again - but will always hope for just a bit better than normal expectations. Mai Tais provided nice buffering for this review.

G
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Upon arriving with a reservation the hostess made us wait 10 minutes before we were escorted to a table. We asked to be seated at a booth instead of a table as there were plenty of them open. She told us that they are generally special request and only grudgingly sat us at one after I pointed that it was very early and likely wouldn’t cause a problem. Our server Amy was very efficient and friendly. Our drinks and appetizers were quite good. I ordered the short rib and butter fish entree. It arrived well presented, and I was looking forward to eating it with “relish”. One bite of the fish, which was coated with oriental style sauce, and I had to stop. The fish was clearly off and I could eat no more. I pushed the plate aside as I fought waves of nausea, fearing that I would have to make a dash for the bathroom. The table attendant took the plate away and told me he would send the manager over. Amy ran to the bar to get me some soda with bitters which helped immensely. The manager never stopped at our table, but did stop at a nearby table to address someone else’s cocktail complaint, my partner overhearing that was because there wasn’t enough carbonation in the soda. I am not a restaurant manager, but I would think that a patron almost becoming ill at one of your tables because of food you served to him would take some priority.

In short, what was planned as an enjoyable evening, turned into bitter disappointment. We will never return to this or any Roy’s.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They really cater to the children.

PC
Palm Springs
55 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful flavors.loved the spring rolls and the ribs. Attentive service from server Karen. Thank you for an enjoyable dining experience.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Would of had more drinks had the waiters stoped by more.

SK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another delicious dinner at Roy’s. They were very busy and Moses, the host, was amazing he helped serve, take orders and generally kept everyone happy. One of our favorite restaurants.

BT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We have visited Roy's Rancho Mirage several times, and had good meals. However, on our last visit (7/29), it was like we got the Hells Kitchen rejects, as we received some of the worst food ever. I ordered the Hamachi Tataki...The fish which is normally seared and then chilled, was delivered at slightly room temperature (actually somewhat higher), providing a taste and texture that felt like something that would have been served on "Survivor" as punishment. Wife had the Macadamia Nut Crusted MahiMahi - The fish was a fiet that had strong fishiness. All in all, an unforgettable meal (in the wrong way)

E
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant in town for great food and amazing specials. The service is beyond what you would expect. Can’t wait to come back again ❤️

MK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delectable )as always) and the service was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! We will definitely be back again soon!

CQ
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Had their special Korean Galbi plate. Let me preface by saying that I have always rated this restaurant 5 stars on every visit. However, I was disappointed with my meal. It must’ve been their version of Korean Galbi. This doesn’t mean I will stop going there. It was just a Roy’s hiccup.

DG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal and alway request David as our waiter. He is the best!

R
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! A very Happy Birthday was had and Roy's played a major role in the happy celebration. Definitely will be back!

c
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was the most disappointing meal we have experienced in recent months. We ordered a swordfish dinner and a dinner with four kinds of fish. All were very over cooked and over seasoned. You could hardly tell one kind of fish from another. The service was just satisfactory. We ordered pineapple/coconut ice cream for dessert and got vanilla. With prices this high, the dinner needs to be something special and this was definitely not special in any way. The guy who parked our car was the friendliest person we encountered. We don't plan to return.

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