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Celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi brings Hawaiian-Fusion cuisine to the not-so-common man at this trendy, tropical outpost, specializing in seafood. Check out our review of chef Roy Yamaguchi's cookbook, Roy's Fish and Seafood.
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Roy's, Phoenix, AZ

Roy's Restaurant Review

: Named for celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi, this tropical but never kitschy chain restaurant melds European sauces with bold Asian spices to create what Yamaguchi himself calls Hawaiian-Fusion cuisine. Although parts of the menu change daily to take advantage of fresh local ingredients and give resident chefs a little license, at least a dozen of Roy's classics are always available. So while customers ever in search of new culinary thrills might veer toward such exciting treats as crab dynamite-crusted tiger shrimp with spicy sesame togarashi sauce, loyalists might stick with old favorites like blackened island ahi with spicy soy-mustard butter or misoyaki butterfish. While this Hawaiian-inspired restaurant emphasizes seafood, it also offers a handful of steaks and chops. Be sure to order the signature chocolate soufflé at the same time as you select your entrées (it takes 20 minutes to bake). And, speaking of planning ahead, when you make your reservation, request a table on the fireplace- and tiki torch-illumined patio, which overlooks the resort's lagoon and gardens. The cocktail list has become something worth seeking out, by the way, with such mixology creations as the Hawaiian martini of Maui pineapple doused in SKYY Vodka with Stoli Vanil and Malibu Coconut Rum.

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Roys Scottsdale was an incredible feast!
by Virginia on Wed May 06, 2009 5:31 pm
Last year for Mother's day I took my mom and family to Roys Scottsdale, and we were completely blown away. I'm a foodie, and have traveled quite extensively, but the service was on point, as was the quality of the food. Lets start with the bloody mary's and guava mimosa we ordered. It was then followed with delicious seafood: lobster potstickers, salmon lomi lomi (bruchetta-like), and sushi. Those appetizers wet our appetites! The entrees were even more magnificent! Blackened salmon with scrambled eggs, lemon honey grilled tiger prawns, yummy snapper, and char-grilled NY steak and eggs. Brunch was delicious, and the fact that the staff was friendly while they tended to us made us feel welcome and comfortable. For desert my mom had the warm banana cake that we all shared with an espresso to wash it down. We couldn't help but thank the young and hip chef on the way out. His food was adventurous yet subtle, and it drove our pallets wild.
Plus, it wasn't overpriced for the quality!
We're definitely going back this year for Mother's Day brunch!
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