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Roy's

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American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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71959 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 (44th Avenue)
+1 760-340-9044
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 233
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First visit to Roys

First time visit with my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we arrived earlier than our booking and sat at the bar and had the famous Hawaiian martini, yum you have to try one! It was happy hour so we had our starter at the bar, very nice, we were then taken to our table and given the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Newlifenotinoz
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Palm Desert, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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North Palm Springs, California
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Roy's has a great reputation but is flawed and overpriced. Service is not genuine, but scripted. Food is quite good but not excellent and certainly not worth the price. On our last visit, there were tons of flies.

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Palm Desert, California
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

First time visit with my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we arrived earlier than our booking and sat at the bar and had the famous Hawaiian martini, yum you have to try one! It was happy hour so we had our starter at the bar, very nice, we were then taken to our table and given the best service... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I've eaten and Roy's Asian Fusion restaurants in Hawaii and Anaheim. So I knew the type of menu I was getting into at the Rancho Mirage location ... I seem to go for the same things. Nothing wrong with that. I love the boat of pupus... especially the ribs... probably the most flavorful ribs ever... just my prejudice talking :)...... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This restaurant provides the friendliest, most courteous service I have had in the desert. From the parking staff to the busboy, they are consistently such a pleasure to be with! The menu is too limited, however, I had the best piece of salmon I have ever had in a restaurant! This restaurant is a real winner and I hope they... More 

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SO CAL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The fact that they offer the Aloha hour every day is a big plus. This Roy's is a very nice branch of all of the Roy's restaurants. Lovely dining room and bar area. Ignore other reviews insulting the décor; it's a very nice restaurant and there are many nice restaurants in Rancho Mirage. This is one of them. Ordered their... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is as good as Roy's gets. Consistent, tasty and great presentation. What irritated me is that we got there right on the change from dinner to Aloha hour food. Both were available and I wanted light bites from the Aloha menu and my husband wanted a full dinner. There were diners in both areas but the manager without... More 

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Bay Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

4* Roy’s Complimentary valet parking ($5 ;-) The staff is excellent, all the way from the valet parking persons to the sushi cook Aloha Hour (happy hour) is one of the best Roy’s gets it in terms of attending to customers’ needs; not just a place to eat and run Upscale ambience; love that the counter service is around the... More 

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New York City
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Overall dining in this area was not the best, so we looked forward to Roy's which was highly recommended. The four of us who had dinner here were all disappointed. Ambiance pleasant enough, though not unusual, but food no better than adequate.

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Yakima, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Food and service were beyond outstanding. We were there for restaurant week menu and it was a feature of Roy's greatest hits. They didn't do too much new but they really don't need to. The staff at this particular Roy's is exceptional, professional, and friendly. As we were leaving every employee we passed thanked us, including the valet! Whomever is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The service, food and ambiance was 5 star. We were in the Desert for a week, going out for fine dining nightly. This was by far the best restaurant we visited. Don't miss it. It is perfect for special occasions.

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Additional Information about Roy's

Address: 71959 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone Number: +1 760-340-9044
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71959 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    (44th Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-340-9044

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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