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Roy's - Desert Ridge

#100 of 2,465 Restaurants in Phoenix
#105 of 2,721 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 - 11:00 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: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, 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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  • 166
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 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
Generally up to one's expectations of a Roy's establishment

Food was excellent. Service was acceptable, but one should avoid the waiter called Joshua. He is extremely rude, constantly interrupting one's conversations, and speaking loudly over our discussion. No "excuse me" or waiting for a gap in conversation. He needs to be re-trained or replaced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
davidhgill
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Sedona, Arizona
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Orange County, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Tasty food with a nice presentation. Enjoyed everything and the desserts are fantastic. Good seafood!

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Sedona, Arizona
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Food was excellent. Service was acceptable, but one should avoid the waiter called Joshua. He is extremely rude, constantly interrupting one's conversations, and speaking loudly over our discussion. No "excuse me" or waiting for a gap in conversation. He needs to be re-trained or replaced. His approach to his responsibilities interfered with our enjoyment of our evening at the restaurant.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The appetizers are the best, particularly the potstickers. Also love the Macadamian nut crusted Mahi. Roy's Chocolate Souffle is his trademark and it is a chocolate lovers dream.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great happy Hour the Wagyu burger is really great and the sushi rolls arent bad! Always great service and its a great proeprty close to Desert Ridge that has everything!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Love this restaurant.... Excellent food...... Great atmosphere...... What more can I say Went for my mom's birthday and she had a wonderful time walking the grounds after we had dinner. A very memorable evening for the family

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is long overdue. My family and I have celebrated a special day at Roy's for the past couple of years. The staff has always gone out of their way to make the night memorable. The food is always excellent. The wait staff is Great and the management followed up to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. Also, they... More 

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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