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Roy's - Desert Ridge

#41 of 2,439 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Desert Ridge
American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Polynesian
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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing!! Had a nice quiet evening! The food was fantastic. The chef even sent out a special appetizer for our table. Definitely going back on our next visit to Phoenix.

Thank Troy L
Prescott, AZ
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Roy's on a Travelzoo voucher for a 4 course price fixe dinner. We've been to several Roy's in Hawaii Kai, Kehei and the Waikaloa, and fell in love with their take on Pacific Rim cuisine. This one was not as good as the Hawaii venues, but still quite good. Had the blackened ahi with soy mustard appetizer. The... More 

Thank orangensaft
Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I used a Travelzoo voucher to try this restaurant and lounge. Our glasses of wine in the lounge before dinner were smaller than average pours although the wine was good. Server and staff were attentive. With reservations we were seated in what at first seemed like it would be a quiet intimate booth, however, a large business... More 

1 Thank Outandabout946
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Roy's on a Friday evening with the Travelzoo voucher for a prixe fix meal for 2. Overall we had a great time and the food was great. The appetizer could have been larger and a bit more appealing. The fried potsticker was deep fried and just seemed like something you'd get at a pub. Both my husband... More 

1 Thank MeganEliseMM
Greenville, South Carolina
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with 3 clients. Waitress was nice but a poor listener. Had to ask 3 times for ginger for my appetizer. Client got wrong steak. Manager didn't appear sincere and didn't seem to "seek to understand". Very disappointed.

Thank Dean E
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always delightful, but a little noisy, Roy's is excellent. Fresh, fresh, FRESH We eat here every time we go to the JW Mariott.

Thank dlbal
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went to Happy Hour twice. The food is really flavorful and the price is reasonable for appetizers. For kids, it's possible to order the sliders plain without the dressing, so even picky eaters can find something to eat. My only concern is that it seems like you are only supposed to eat the food for happy... More 

Thank Me1B
Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After spending 4 days at the J.W Marriott, we ate at Roy's three times. Atmosphere is casual and you can enjoy drinks on the patio or inside to get away from the heat. Friday afternoon we enjoyed happy hour on the patio and enjoyed some live entertainment with a solo guitar performing for us. Food: We had the pork ribs... More 

Thank AngelikaKSears
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Service was excellent, food was very good. The appetizer was very good. They give you a bowl of edamame stop snack on while deciding on dinner.

Thank Phyllis A
University Place, Washington
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Superb cuisine in a relaxed environment. Our sever was extremely knowledgeable of the entrees offered.

Thank feltisjs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Polynesian
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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