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Roy's - Desert Ridge

#100 of 2,450 Restaurants in Phoenix
#105 of 2,706 Places to Eat in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Desert Ridge
American, 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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 88
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 16
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Roy is famed Hawaiian restaurateur Roy Yamaguchi. The menu features Hawaiian fusion cuisine with Asian influences and fresh local ingredients. It is definitely a little on the pricey side but the fantastic food and excellent service is well worth it. We had a large party for a business dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
hmillea
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North Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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North Providence, Rhode Island
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Roy is famed Hawaiian restaurateur Roy Yamaguchi. The menu features Hawaiian fusion cuisine with Asian influences and fresh local ingredients. It is definitely a little on the pricey side but the fantastic food and excellent service is well worth it. We had a large party for a business dinner and everything was perfect with our meal. A few menu suggestions...... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've eaten at a couple of Roy's, and this was similar to the others in terms of menu. They each have some unique chef items, but we stuck with the regular Roy's menu. The food was good. Nothing earth shattering. The service however was lacking, which was surprising given the emptiness of the restaurant. While the waitress was pleasant, she... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Every meal I have had at this restaurant has been excellent. Honestly, there is not an item I have ordered I didn't like. The most memorable items I have had are the Spare Ribs (starter), Blackened Island Ahi, Braised Short Ribs. You cannot go wrong here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Heard a lot of great things about Roy's and decided to give it a try, but left thinking it was just ok and the hype was nowhere near the taste of the food. The food wasn't bad, but I would probably try other places first.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have eaten at this Roy's on average 2 or 3 times per year over the past 10 years. Five plus years ago this Roy's provided consistently good food that was occasionally great and professional service at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, the food quality continues to decline as the prices continue to rise. We had not been back in close... More 

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jonesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I ate here since we were staying at the hotel and the service and food were both excellent. I would certainly give it a try.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We LOVED Roy's! We had dinner two nights in a row here and thoroughly enjoyed them both! We loved everything we ate! The calamari was excellent, as was the Ahi tuna! We also loved that they put the kids' names on their dessert plates in chocolate...great touch!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been fan's of Roy's for about 20 years dating back to the original in Honolulu. We were concerned when Outback acquired them but while we've seen some changes to the negative so far it hasn't been all bad. We used to visit Desert Ridge Roy's 15 to 20 times per year but had too many experiences where the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Don't let the geriatric cafeteria look fool you. Great food. If you don't order the lava cake, you're depriving yourself of heaven.

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Wellington, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went here while at the JW for a conference. The service was very good but the food was mediocre at best. Lacked flavor and presentation. We've been to the Roy's in Hawaii and Tampa and they were stellar. This one not so much.

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Additional Information about Roy's - Desert Ridge

Address: 5350 E Marriott Dr, inside the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone Number: +1 480-419-7697
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Desert Ridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pacific Rim

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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: American, Seafood, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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