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:
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
Dinner 5PM - Close
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11AM-4PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet (complementary) & self park
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
Husband and I returned to Roy,s while vi ...
Husband and I returned to Roy,s while visiting Palm Desert and were disappointed. Last time everything was great, this time the food just did not measure up. We got short ribs (2) and one was inedible. They did knock some money off the bill, but we went there to eat! My seafood platter was only OK, I expected better.
Roy's never takes things for granted. Wh ...
Roy's never takes things for granted. While the signature macadamia crusted Mahi Mahi and rib appetizer are fixtures, the menu is refreshed often and focuses on seasonal offerings. The service is spectacular but not fussy, and the atmosphere is island casual.
Fish seemed kind oily with lots of sauce ...
Fish seemed kind oily with lots of sauces. I got the trio sampler and each fish was over flavored. I was trying to order healthy and it didn't seem to be that. Our waiter was friendly but tried to oversell everything. In fact, he gave us a Sunday brunch menu "to take home" with our bill. Disappointed and won't be back.
One of our favorite places. Wife tried s ...
One of our favorite places. Wife tried shellfish sampler for first time. The lobster, shrimp, crabcake and asparagus were superb. Wife substituted the jasmine rice with brocollini, which was beautiful but a little on the hard side. She appreciated that they accommodated her substitution request so just ate slowly - not a bad thing . I had teppanyaki shrimp plate, which is one of my favorites there. Shared wedge salad that offers all kinds of fantastic flavor nuances. Lively, attentive service by everyone, and I mean everyone: valet, hostess, server, busser, and manager.
Usually Roy's has excellent service and ...
Usually Roy's has excellent service and food. This night there was a definite lapse in all. Service was slow due to being understaffed for all the large tables around our table for 2, food was slow and not well cooked. Drinks did not get refilled until we asked several times and then they were delayed. The same for the dessert but it did turn out to be the highlight of the evening, their Chocolate flourless soufflé. It is the middle of summer here and I understand fewer waiters/waitresses but not when you have large parties plus some function in the private room.
The manager. Kameron, tried to makeup for the problems by compting our dessert because, as he stated, it was his problem in staffing.
I brought a friend to introduce her to R ...
I brought a friend to introduce her to Roy's, we had separate checks so I can't state the total bill. She was impressed and wants to return soon. We both LOVED the food: taste, presentation and quantity. Your personnel were all polite, helpful and professional. Roy's is a true GEM in the desert!
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.
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