About Roy's Rancho Mirage
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.
We invite you to join us at Roy's Rancho Mirage located across Highway 111 from The River, featuring an exhibition kitchen with an inviting chef's counter and a spacious dining room with three private rooms to accommodate special events of any size.
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday at 4PM
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
Dinner 5PM - Close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet (complementary) & self park
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Known for our Pacific Rim Cuisine, our vast array of unique, seasonal menus are sure to please even the most discerning guests. Roy's contemporary Asian furnishings and original Hawaiian artwork provides the perfect backdrop for your next event of 10 to 180 guests. Full buyout also available.
Roy's Rancho Mirage Ratings and Reviews
Nothing but Apologies from the Staff. T ...
Nothing but Apologies from the Staff.
This is a favorite spot and we have a great server who's section we sit in. Tonight we couldn't. waited ten minutes before we could order drinks at our table, I decided to get up and go to the bar when our server did show up and apologized.
WE got our drinks and appetizers in, then our entree's. special needs for the fish with no seasoning or marinade. It was prepared to order but the bok choy was not on the plate. 10 minutes later the bok choy arrived after the meal was complete.
Restaurant was busy and understaffed. Manager was working to cover but service was very taxed this time.
Best fish ever. After 30 years of consis ...
Best fish ever. After 30 years of consistent fine food, Roy's does not disappoint. Seared scallops were amazing as well as the blackened island Ahi tuna with mustard sauce. Our last visit to the Rancho Mirage restaurant was over 5 years ago and it was as delicious as ever. It was a super hot night (110 degrees!) and the air conditioner was struggling with keeping the restaurant cool in the area we were sitting. The manager promptly moved us to a cooler section of the restaurant and service was excellent. Highly recommend for fish and steak lovers.
We have been to Roy's in Hawaii several ...
We have been to Roy's in Hawaii several times both on the Big Island and Kauai and have enjoyed every meal there. Since living here in the desert we have dined at Roy's Rancho Mirage many times and have always had a good experience. My wife and I love the butterfish. We have also tried the halibut, scallops and salmon all done to perfection. The only thing my wife has a complaint about is the chocolate lava cake. She is an aficionado of lava cake having had it in many different restaurants in this country and Roy's is a little dry with very little lava. Our waiter this time did bring us extra hot fudge to make up for the lack of "lava". Roy's bar menu is different and looks great but we haven't gotten there early enough to get a seat to enjoy it. Overall it's a good solid restaurant with consistently good food.
We all enjoyed the "secret" special - fi ...
We all enjoyed the "secret" special - filet and lobster tail. They were both superb and everyone's steak was done to their specifications. Our waiter was John who remembered us from our previous visit in May. He's very attentive and accommodating!
My first visit to a Roy's and I was most ...
My first visit to a Roy's and I was most impressive – lovely atmosphere and they have great quality control with their food and service. The service was friendly and efficient. I recommend and will definitely order the black cod and the pineapple upside down cake again. I usually avoid chain restaurants but will seek out Roy’s in the future.
Went for the sunset menu (early bird spe ...
Went for the sunset menu (early bird special).
Food is well-cooked and presented nicely. Service is dicey from hostess and waiter, way too informal and our waiter was perspiring wildly while desperately trying to keep up some banter. Originally seated at a table we requested to move to one of open booths, which was awkwardly handled. My chair was wobbly and seemed ready to snap. The bar area was packed at 5 for the happy hour but drink prices were double in the dining room, which makes no sense. The manager and chefs checked on our experience which was a nice touch.
Been here several times and rate as exce ...
Been here several times and rate as excellent. This time our waitress was not very attentive. Had to ask for water and ice several times..She may have been distracted however as she spilled a cocktail. Not her fault but she seemed embarrassed. Rest of the staff were outstanding as to our needs. Celebrated a Birthday with a friend and she loved everything.
As usual, they out did themselves both i ...
As usual, they out did themselves both in food and service. We can't praise them enough! It was our anniversary and they were over joyed that we came to spend it with them and made us feel very special. We both had the mixed fish platter which was fantastic.
Roy's restaurant is always on our list o ...
Roy's restaurant is always on our list of places to dine when we are in Rancho Mirage. The entire staff is extremely welcoming and kid friendly, they anticipate the needs of kids by offering a complimentary quesadilla once seated at the table, thus allowing parents to get settled in without any hassles. The food and drinks are always delicious, especially the "Butter Fish".
We absolutely love Roy'sand have visited ...
We absolutely love Roy'sand have visited many including the one in Hawaii! We enjoy the wonderful staff and their attention to every detail. We have never had a bad experience or bad food at any Roy's that we have been to. We always look forward to our next visit to a Roy's wherever it may be.
Quick overnight to Palm Springs area for ...
Quick overnight to Palm Springs area for family get-together, when we realized there was a Roy's close to the hotel it was a no-brainer as we've enjoyed several other locations in Hawaii and stateside. Made a dining reservation fairly early (6:45) but there was plenty of room at the bar, so we sat there instead. Noted that the dining area was mostly full. Ordered very well-made martinis and some Lobster Wontons to start (crisp, rich sauce, clearly stuffed with lobster). Had to look for a baby-greens salad (was on the special Tasting Menu page with vegetarian options) but had that with a Halibut special and the Roy's Seafood Trio/Sampler. Halibut was perfectly prepared and sauced, paired with an interesting Chardonnay from both Sonoma and Santa Barbara counties. Seafood trio of salmon with a ginger/garlic, mahi-mahi crusted with hazelnuts and spices, and a kasu-style butterfish presented a wine-pairing conundrum, solved by Caymus Conundrum white blend - the wine that goes with everything! How? That's the conundrum! (A Sake flight was probably option #2). All three fish preparations were outstanding, deeply flavored, nicely accompanied. Interesting to note that when we departed (well after 8:00) the bar area and dining room were full, with a couple of large groups waiting to be seated. Maybe because it was a holiday weekend, or maybe desert folks just wait for sunset before starting their evenings, but I wouldn't count on popping in late and expecting the crowd to have died down.
Went for a bday dinner and was told dess ...
Went for a bday dinner and was told dessert was free. In yelp reviews it Says dessert is free if celebrating a special occasion. We ordered the pineapple cake and was charged. Not to mention the cake was rather dry. A bit disappointed. But over all dinner was good and we'd go back.
I go to nice restaurants frequently and ...
I go to nice restaurants frequently and I have always thought Roy's as one of them. Not anymore. Food was so average. The menu is really limited as well. In my opinion nothing that you will miss if you went to anther restaurant in the same price range. Too many restaurants in Palm Springs that are truly nice.
I thought the chain used the same recipes
The food was excellent - until the much vaunted pineapple upside down cake dessert. I've had it at other Roy's locations. This one was totally different, and nowhere near as good. Very disappointing, as I had talked a friend into going there for that dessert. I would still recommend the restaurant for the rest of the meal, but I'd tell them to skip the pineapple upside down cake, especially if they'd had it at another Roy's.
The staff was wonderful - wait staff, reception, parking lot attendants - everyone made us feel very welcome. The restaurant is definitely to be complimented on the quality of the people they hire!
20 years ago...
I first ate at Roy's in Maui. Then later, Oahu. Having moved to the California desert recently they do a restaurant week here annually. It's not really a deal with these prices but gave a reason to go. Excellent valet, staff, waiter, line manager. The food, putting the pork rib appetizer aside, was dated, heavy handed, halibut over cooked, calamari not crispy but spongy strips, short ribs strangely tasteless. As a parting shot was a pineapple upside cake that was a bizarre mess...disappointing. I think they need a major reboot. I won't be there for it, though. They lost me with this dinner.
Choice Restaurant Week Experience
We visited Roy's during Palm Springs Restaurant Week and were not disappointed! They offered full sized portions of their shortened version of their regular menu. I chose the Calamari for my starter and it was delicious. The fish is always fresh and well presented and the Chocolate Lava Cake was the perfect ending to our meal!
EXCELLENT Service and WONDERFUL Food.
I took two friends that were in town visiting me to Roy's and it happened to be Restaurant Week. The service was excellent from the moment we arrived and wanted a cocktail before dinner to the very end of the meal as we drank our Port and enjoyed a wonderful desert. This was our first time at the restaurant and the food was outstanding. This is now one of my favorite places to dine and I will for sure be back with friends.
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