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“LOBSTER POT PIE - YUM!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Roy's - Desert Ridge

Roy's - Desert Ridge
5350 E Marriott Dr, inside the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ 85054 (Desert Ridge)
+1 480-419-7697
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Ranked #91 of 2,572 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Desert Ridge
Cross street: East Pathfinder Drive
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.
Green Valley, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“LOBSTER POT PIE - YUM!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We started eating at Roy's years ago when they were just a local restaurant in Hawaii. Yes, they are now part of a major chain but the food is still wonderful. We just recently stayed at the Marriott and had dinner again at Roy's. It's been a while since we've had dinner at this location; we've often caught the happy hour appetizers instead. This time we enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The Ahi appetizer was a melt-in-your-mouth treat. Everything was very good and service was terrific. However, the shining star of the night was my husband's lobster pot pie. It may sound strange but it certainly isn't the pot pie your grandmother made! The few bites I had were the highlight of the evening, although my husband wasn't too willing to share!

I prefer independent, unique restaurants so I take my hat off to the Outback group for maintaining Roy's "independent, unique" feel. We almost felt like the original Roy was going to come walking through the door. We will definitely eat at Roy's again when we stay at the JW.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sierra vista
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Unmistakable quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Date night at Roy's after a week at the resort left us with regret. We soulfully regret having not tried Roy's sooner! The ambience, inside and out is extremely relaxing but not casual. The service is excellent. The food is absolute gastro-nirvana! We started with generously poured cocktails and then on to the lobster potstickers! A fork war ensued over the last remaining bite of sauce. We chose the Mahi-Mahi and also the filet for our entrées, both cooked to perfection. And the spicy mashed potatoes, yummy! And, of course, the made to order chocolate lava soufflé was the perfect finish to an amazing meal! Take your time to enjoy every pallet pleasing bite when you come to Roy's! We will be back, that much is certain!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Roy's has a great happy hour. Certain drinks & food for $6 each. We shared 3 appetizers and 2 drinks each & it was well worth it. We sat on the outside patio, relaxing. The staff was wonderful, right there before we needed them. A great way to sample Roy's.

Visited May 2014
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Toms River
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A definite do over”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Diner last night was great. Service was great. Drinks were great. I would absolutely return on my next visit to Phoenix.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chico, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Roys is Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Loved the ambiance and food. Staff is great. We parked and walked to the restaurant instead of valet. the grounds are beautiful so it was a nice walk (wouldn't want to do it if the weather was 115)

Visited April 2014
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