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Roy's Restaurant

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Seafood, Pacific Rim
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71959 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 (44th Avenue)
(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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, 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
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 221
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 37
    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
Most recent review
Good restaraunt for celebrations

We celebrated a birthday tonight at Roy's and had an excellent meal. The restaurant was recommended to us by a local who told us this was the place to go to celebrate a birthday. We had the lobster potstickers and the samosas for appetizers, pecan crusted mahi mahi and red dragon shrimp as mains... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Scigal1
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Calgary
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Calgary
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We celebrated a birthday tonight at Roy's and had an excellent meal. The restaurant was recommended to us by a local who told us this was the place to go to celebrate a birthday. We had the lobster potstickers and the samosas for appetizers, pecan crusted mahi mahi and red dragon shrimp as mains and pineapple cake and macadamia nut... More 

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New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Great service but average food. Loved the edamame served at the beginning of the meal. Ordered steak and swordfish. Steak was overcooked and swordfish portion quite small. Overall experience not bad but probably won't return.

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kelowna
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Hawaii is present in the Aloha greeting as well as the menu. I thought the starter platter for 2 a little disappointing as the chicken skewers were a little flavorless and the ribs too sweet. The Ahi Tuna dinner was excellent and the chicken entree with creamy rice good; the chicken meat was very juicy. Service was helpful and friendly.... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The fish is fresh and excellent. The bar serves a nice drink. In general the food is excellent, although at times I would have enjoyed a larger portion of fish. The restaurant can be very busy and therefore quite noisy. This is not enjoyable.

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Belgrade, Montana
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337 reviews 337 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were craving our favorite Butterfish which Roy's makes the Best. We had a Monday night Prix Fix menu which included the Butterfish. Happy we were. Always prepared perfectly and flaky falvorfilled form the miso marinade. We had the ribs and the Lobster bisque for our appetizers and a Molten Chocolate cake and a pineapple upside down cake for our... More 

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DC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I came here with a group of friends (14) looking for a simple happy hour. We were so surprised by how good the happy hour's food was. It was fantastic and cheap. We're order everything on the happy hour menu - lettuce wrap to spicy tuna. Everything was half price. So our happy hour turned out to be a full... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

If you're a local or visitor to the desert the happy hour in the bar at Roy's is a must. A great bar menu but don't limit yourself. The lobster potstickers and tempura spicy tuna roll are must haves. Joe and Dar in the bar are the best. Remember this is a Roy's and all the good is great tasting!... More 

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Regina, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Service was very good as well as the dinner. Like others have said, it is pricey so check the menu before you go. Imo the servers oversell the chef prep as I found the food good but not any better than other good restaurants. I might go back but I think there are other restaurants on El Paseo better.

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Burnaby, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Well worth the drive if your staying downtown Palm Springs. Excellent food, amazing flavours. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. Service was awesome from beginning to end. We always visit Roy's restaurants where ever we travel, never disappoint.

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Bellingham, WA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Happy Hour's are as fickle as the day is long, but Roy's in Rancho Mirage continues to deliver time after time. Dar and Joe are first cabin when it comes to bartenders/hosts and the limited menu is spot on. It's not pages and pages of stuff to consume, but their Ebi rolls are to die for! Give it a try... More 

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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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: (760) 340-9044

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?