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Roy's Rancho Mirage

4.4
1643 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 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner 5PM - Close
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11AM-4PM

Aloha Hours:
Early: Daily: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Late: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Phone number
(760) 340-9044
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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
Adam Palffy
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
44th Avenue
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Parking details
Valet (complementary) & self park
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Known for our Pacific Rim Cuisine, our vast array of unique, seasonal menus are sure to please even the most discerning guests. Roy's contemporary Asian furnishings and original Hawaiian artwork provides the perfect backdrop for your next event of 10 to 180 guests. Full buyout also available.

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What 1643 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
service
4.2
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Very nice evening with relaxing dinner, would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Special week vacation in “Palm Springs” before 50th High School reunion. Early dinner, 5:45 reservation, seated in a lovely, quiet back corner. The “specialty martini and Mai tai were exceptional! The “Maui Wowy” butter lettuce salad and Lobster Pot Stickers were wonderful choices for our appetizers and then came the Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi and our other entree which was the evening special, Striped Bass with Gnocchi and a Pink Peppercorn Butter sauce. OMG!! Combine all that with a bottle of their Californian “Roy’s Chardonnay” and the Coconut Pineapple Upside-down Cake dessert and you just need to go home and put your feet up!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Our favorite restaurant!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had not been back to the area in three years which was our last time to this particular Roy’s. We had the “Trio” dishes so we could try various seafood dishes; butterfish was the best. A manageable wine list. Overall a good experience. Service was very good. Very attentive; just right. We had a table for two towards the back so the noise level was just fine.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was wonderful and staff accommodating. It took a while to place our order but the food was served promptly afterwards.

We will enjoy returning again.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We arrived at Happy Hour which is so busy, they have a wait list. We were sitting a table or two from the bar, so it was a little more lively on the noise scale. The service was fantastic for kids! A starter plate and a rush on beverages for them. They were out of stock on our wine choice, so we had to adjust for something more expensive. The food prices have increased significantly and I wonder if it was worth it. Everything was delicious, but unfortunately, overpriced. I think I understand why the Happy Hour was so popular.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent dining experience. Our waiter David made the evening with great service and outstanding recommendations. Not cheap but you get what you pay for here .

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food and service. I little bit loud because many groups with young families were having dinner due to the Easter holiday. Not a spot for a romantic or quite dinner though.

We have been celebrating our wedding anniversary very frequently at Roy's and we always got our picture taken at the end of dinner. I little bit disappointing that the restaurant discontinued the practice. However, we did have a nice Happy Anniversary welcome card at the table. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Totally enjoyable experience....excellent food (and great variety) and drinks. Service was also excellent and our wait person was quite observant and responsive (to a couple of special requests).

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Never disappointed at Roy's.....food is unique and flavorful.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Our children came in from Wisconsin and had a wonderful time at your restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Anniversary cake was very nice. Card on table was a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Everything is fantastic. Food is tasty and fresh with some interesting options. Dessert is delicious (especially the chocolate one). Service is very friendly and professional. The restaurant itself is upscale and has a nice atmosphere. Very good dining experience when you want something exceptional.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Service was extremely slow.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Roy's was a huge disappointment on so many levels for me.
The service was extremely slow. The waiter spent so much time talking to other patrons at another table that we felt totally neglected.
Our dinner consisted of salads and a few appetizers and it took nearly 2 1/2 hours long. We waited and waited and frustratingly saw others who were seated well after us, get their food from their waiters long before our waiter ever brought any of our dishes to us. We had a 7:45 reservation and ended up being one of the last tables left in the restaurant. I think finally he clued in to the fact at the very end that we were all becoming quite frustrated by his lack of professionalism and care to do a good job. He told us he had two deserts coming to our table. We all just wanted to go home by that point and said it was appreciated however none of us wanted to eat dessert. He still brought them out to us after we kindly declined the offer. Still clueless.
The appetizers were not very good. The crispy wok fried shrimp tempura had a strange mix of flavors that did not please the palette at all. The only thing that was just okay to my dining companions and myself were the two the sushi rolls, Auntie Lei's Aloha Roll we ordered.
Sadly even the cocktails we ordered from the cocktail menu were not all that great.
I was really disappointed because when ate at Roy's in Hawaii a few years a go it was a great experience.
Roy's is sadly become a good example of a restaurant that has become way too commerialized
and ultimately lost what originally had made it a special spot.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Outstanding in every way. One of my top favorite dinners ever. Can't wait to go back.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Sadly, our first impression once through the front door was not a positive one. The hostess was less than friendly and never smiled nor even made eye contact. Our waiter was very pleasant and helpful however, I would have expected to not have have had a general feeling of being rushed out the door as Roy's sees itself as being a fine dining establishment- we were in and out in less than an hour. The appetizers were very good however, after perusing the menu and paying particular attention to items that listed cilantro, I ordered the scallops with black rice as there was absolutely no mention of cilantro. To my disappointment, it was topped with copious amounts of cilantro and the rice was chock full of chopped cilantro throughout. I essentially paid a princely sum for four scallops. When I mentioned this to our waiter, he simply smiled and said "oh well, that's too bad" and left the bill on the table. My husband was very satisfied with his bone-in pork chop and while my son enjoyed the braised short ribs, it was a very meagre portion, even for someone who eats quite lightly in the evening. I'm not entirely certain that I would return as the Palm Springs area has a wonderful array of restaurants that offer better ambiance and better food at the same price point.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was extremely good but the service was even better. Palmer, our server, was absolutely fantastic. We can’t praise her enough for her recommendations, attentiveness, attention to modifications and overall friendliness. The butterfish and macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi shouldn’t be missed. Always trust the butterfish!! The Best!!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Been here many times on our trips to the desert

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Not the Service I would expect for Roys maybe Applebees

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Our waiter was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Enjoyed every course! The seafood dishes (mahi-mahi and butterfish) were cooked to perfection. The service was excellent. Will definitely return when we next visit Pal Desert.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our waitress was fantastic! Best ever, in fact.

The food was good.

The hard surfaces make for too much noise.

Everybody greets with Aloha. But they look at you funny when you say Mahalo.

The optional valet parking situation could be better.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Best overall dining experience in Palm Desert. The friendly ambiance, delicious menu options, considerate service and sheer inventiveness is irresistible. We love to sit in the seats overlooking the high tech orchestration of the kitchen. What an amazing team!!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food was magnificent, The Chilean Sea Bass special was cooked to perfection.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Service was below expected level: delayed, had to ask for water repeatedly, had to ask to have dishes cleared, asked for bread and did not receive it, etc.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Enjoyed the evening with my friends , they loved the food and our service was excellent

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Ever since Roy sold the restaurant... it is not as fantastic as it used to be. I was looking more for a fusion flare. It was good... but not great. Also I had to return my lemon drop martini. We enjoyed the bottle of wine that we brought in. It was great that they did not charge a corkage fee. that was a bonus.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I made this reservation a month in advance to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday with 2 other couples. I requested “a very special table” when I made the reservation, then called a week before AND the day of to re-confirm that everything was set. Not only were we not at a “special” table, were put at a table in the back room, where the ambiance was awful and we felt like an after thought. The service was beyond terrible, with long periods of complete and total disregard. I finally went to find “Randy”, the “managing partner”, who, while apologetic, was completely unable to remedy the situation. Service remained slow and totally sub-par. Flatware was not replaced as needed, drinks not refilled, plates not cleared. I finally requested a coffee (it was never offered), but the server didn’t bother to ask if anyone else wanted one. I am beyond disappointed; I am appalled. Roy himself would be appalled and embarrassed to have his name associated with this establishment.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Disappointed! We were seated in a side room away from the main dining room. It looked like it was meant for private parties. The table was wobbly and the chairs were uncomfortable. My husband and I both ordered the chef’s specialities. Although the prepreration was good, my Opal was dry and tasteless. I would halve preferred a smaller piece of fish and more sweet potato purée. I don’t know if we will dine at this location again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was amazing.. The seabass was tender, flavorful and tasty. A great dish. My wife had the tiger prawns, excellent. Service by Trinidad was exceptional. Intentive and professional. Overall an excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Delicious seafood, as always! Especially loved the scallops with coconut black rice, truly memorable.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent in every respect. Mahimahi perfect among other things. Excellent service etc

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Amazing service and food! Celebrated my birthday at Roy’s and they made the evening very special!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great food and beverages

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great gluten-free options. They were able to accommodate us, even though we were early. All three of us loved our meals.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Food was great and we had a wonderful time

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Been coming here for twenty years now. Food was good, service seemed strained due to late delivery of items and missed item. Took 15-20 minutes to even get cocktails, so not sure what happened. Edamame took forever. Overall, event could have easily been cut by 30 minutes, along with soufflé which should have been entered early for prep, but I suspect never was.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Ok. Not as good as usual. Portions very small and overpriced.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Are food was great so we’re dribkd only bummer was I ordered the bacon Bloody Mary and the second one did not have the bacon so that was a bummer otherwise everything was great !

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