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Roy's - Desert Ridge

#88 of 2,613 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Desert Ridge
Seafood, Pacific Rim
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5350 E Marriott Dr, inside the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ 85054 (East Pathfinder Drive)
+1 480-419-7697
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary...
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.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service was excellent for our birthday celebration

On holiday, we were celebrating a birthday and booked into Roy's for dinner. Upon our arrival, the host showed us both an outside and an inside table selection. We went with the quieter indoor ambiance for this occasion but would sit outdoors for a more casual time. A birthday card and curled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Marni K
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Niagara Falls, Canada
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Niagara Falls, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

On holiday, we were celebrating a birthday and booked into Roy's for dinner. Upon our arrival, the host showed us both an outside and an inside table selection. We went with the quieter indoor ambiance for this occasion but would sit outdoors for a more casual time. A birthday card and curled ribbon was given to the birthday person as... More 

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Tallahassee, FL.
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We took some good friend for dinner and it was disappointing the Calamari and the crusted Mai Mai were good but the short ribs unacceptable and the special of the evening took two times to get it right...and while the presentation was excellent the taste was sub-par. This is not the kind of food we are used to get from... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went on Valentines Day. Unfortunately, the menu was fixed with the least expensive meals selection (chicken, no less) was priced at $56. Plus while Roy's is noted for their seafood selection, only one fish item was offered on Valentine's Day

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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128 reviews 128 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I think I have been to a Roy's in 6 or 7 different cities. They are all ver consistently good. You know you will be in store for a good meal.

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Tea
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Service was awesome. The restaurant was real clean. The food was out of this world. Had Butter fish and it was perfect. The Hawaiian martini was excellent.

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Have been over 10 times. Butterfish! Canoe for Two... Lot's of fabulous dishes. Always a pleasurable experience. You can dine outside next to the fire pit as well.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in the Marriott complex. And unfortunately is one you receive no discounts for staying there! The service was great food great. Prices also great!

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Phoenix
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Went to Roy's last night to celebrate my birthday! Started in the bar with a happy hour mango mojito and my boyfriend had a Hawaiian martini. The maître de walked by and wished me happy birthday! We had a nice booth. Started with poke appetizer that was delicious. I had the Ono that was melt in your mouth delicious. Boyfriend... More 

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Southern Poland, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Super staff, remarkably unique and tasty menu selections. A very special restaurant were fusion comes to life. And don't forget the desserts!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Went with my family for dinner and really enjoyed everyhting. The seafood was very fresh and we loved the preperations. I had the Roasted Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi Lobster Cream Sauce which was great. We had a dessert that was great as well. Can't remember exactly what it was, but I do know that it had a blueberry ice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5350 E Marriott Dr, inside the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ 85054
    (East Pathfinder Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Desert Ridge
  • Neighborhood: Desert Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 480-419-7697

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?