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Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai
Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://royshawaii.com
  • Phone: (808) 396-7697
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner
    Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Executive Chef: Chris Garnier
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Zameer Mallal (808) 396-7697
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live entertainment: Wednesday, Thurusday,and Friday 630pm-930pm Saturday 6pm-9pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Keahole Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking!
A word from Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai
Welcome to the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai! For the past 25 years, guests have enjoyed Roy Yamaguchi's award winning Hawaiian Inspired Euro Asian Cuisine, globally sourced orignial wines and Roy's Aloha style of service. Roy's chefs utilize the freshest local ingredients, bold Asian spices, European sauces and focus on fresh seafood. A breathtaking view of Maunalua Bay may be enjoyed from the main dining room or private dining room that is available for a special occasion or business gathering.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "The varied menu of exceptional Asian-Pacific cuisine brings us back regularly and the complimentary dessert for special honorees is greatly appreciated and a lovely way to celebrate memorable occasions. The well-trained staff members are especially courteous, communicative, and friendly. What most in our east neighborhood would desire is to have daily lunch or weekend brunch available to us."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "I loved everything about this place. Everything was delicious from beginning to end, and they have an amazing view of the waterfront."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Duck&scallops were a hit, however,the greens were stringy.Portion size surprisingly large especially the prefix menu. Roys did not disappoint."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My husband and I were visiting Hawaii on business. I picked Roy's Hawaii Kai location because it was away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. And we had a terrific meal. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive. From start to finish the meal was very good. I would definitely return and recommend to anyone visiting O'ahu."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My wife looked amazing in the cone-shaped birthday hat, with the curly ribbons."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Todd never disappoints. Remember to ask for items not on the menu."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Upstairs dining room is open to the kitchen. Noise level before 8 p.m. is sometimes distracting. Best time to dine is after 8 p.m. when the rush is past and it's a quieter atmosphere. We dined at 6:45p and most of room was filled with a tour group, who sat at all the window tables. Will remember to come later next time. Always ate appetizers instead of a full entree. The entree prices are a little $$$ for the really simple meals listed. The service was very good - attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Roy's is our go to spot for celebrations!! Love!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food/ambiance, however there were a couple of niggles: 1. amount of fingerlings potatoes with ribeye was meagrely/for decorative purposes - would suggest smaller steak and more of the vegetables. 2. The appetizer of roasted beets, included crumbled goat cheese- expected "crumbles", not a hint of finely grated goats cheese. also fiesta tomato was very sparing more of a sliver. Expected at least 1 whole tomato"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "scallops, crab cakes, shrimp, opah - who could ask for more! Wonderful combination although I wish the cakes were bigger! Chocolate mousse was a bit sweet for me and cookie cup. Beef ribs were generous with lots of leftovers for later."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our last visit to this Roy's was a long time ago, so we did not know what to expect. The Original Roy's did not disappoint - it exceeded expectations. Our party of 4 ordered the special Prix Fixe menu which provided a 3-appetizer sampler plate, entree, and dessert. Two of us also ordered the wine paring with this menu. The appetizer of Szechuan Pork Rib is so ono and tender and literally fell off the bone. My entree of Honey Mustard Grilled Beef Short Rib was very good but my wife's Hibachi Grilled Salmon was even better. The Melting Dark Chocolate Souffle with Vanilla Ice Cream was a dream and paired perfectly with Olivares' Dulce Monastrell. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will be visiting Roy's again!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant! Great food and service. "Opa" was so wonderful."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Terrific place for any occasion with a broad menu to match any desire. (And we've been to 16 of Roy's restaurants.)"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "From the moment that the hostess opens the front door to you, to the end where everyone thanks you for dining there, Roy's does not disappoint. We always feel welcome and appreciated at Roy's. We love the food and drink options, and the view is lovely. I am allergic to wheat, so usually a chef will offer me a bare baked piece of chicken and plain lettuce. At Roy's, I eat like a queen. The chef simy makes suggestions and creatively adapts the menu item. My husband loves the blackened, seared ahi!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Didn't expect the level of service and special treatment after setting up a reservation online for our 10 anniversary. Included were some nice touches to an overall great experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Awesome view with the sun setting. Service was 5 Stars & food was just so yummy!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Roys in Hawaii Kai never fails. The service is always top notch, along with the outstanding food. Thanks to our server Dane for the awesome service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I have been going to the original Roy's for 20 years and have found it to be very consistent in the food, service and overall atmosphere. the sea food is fresh and awesome, the braised short ribs are my fave! oh the chocolate souffle and pineapple upside down cake is to die for..."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Excellent service, accommodating and attentive. The variety of menu offerings allows anyone an opportunity to find a selection that will please. My choice of Blackened Ahi is especially recommended. An overall dining pleasure."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I always like to come to Roy's/Hawaii Kai for the first night of any visit with my mother. We like to sit and watch the sunset over the water (not to mention admire the crews out practicing and sweating while we relax). It's great to get away from Honolulu (though the drive out is always slow because of rush hour), and the view is beautiful, soothing. The food is terrific, of course: we need that butterfish fix. Hard to have room for both the dim sum boat and chocolate souffle/pineapple upside-down cake, though."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We went to Roy's for the first time to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were a bit early for our reservation and were prepared to wait, but we were seated right away. The cocktails were great, the food was great, the service was great. We had a really lovely time, thank you Roy's! We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Nice location. Very good food. Attentive staff. Worth the high price? Not in my opinion, but had to experience Roy's once. I may try the downstairs bar area, it looks like it would be a great place to relax with a drink and, hopefully, reasonably priced pupus."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Another enjoyable meal! I had the butterfish again (and again and again). Consistently excellent dining experience in all respects!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I've been to Roy's HK many times and have always had great service and enjoyed the atmosphere. However, the food has always been inconsistent. On my last visit, my husband and I had two appetizers, drinks, entrees and one dessert. The drinks were good, my dessert was out of this world, my entree - prawns with squid ink linguini - was tasty, and the arancini appetizer was delicious. The two items that were misses were the brussels sprouts app and the HK sampler. Unfortunately, the broccolini on the sampler tasted like lighter fluid and the seafood could've used a lot more sauce, and the sprouts were just OK. We'll probably keep trying, but I just wish everything was consistently delicious, because when they get it right, it's fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for my birthday dinner and it was fantastic. Had local island flare and incredible menu options. Both my mixed seafood plate and her short ribs were on point and extremely well prepared. The restaurant atmosphere is fantastic but a little noisier than most upscale places; not a knock on the restaurant though. The view is great as you look out over the Pacific ocean and there is a nice outdoor seating area as well. If you're looking for a upscale, delicious, and romantic evening this is the to go spot on the island."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was delicious and service was friendly & impeccable (Sandy oversaw our meal that night). We always come here several times during our stays in Honolulu. Wish we still had a Roy's in the Denver area. Appreciate the gift certificate to come again for our 25th anniversary!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We always have a great time at Roy's, especially the Hawai'i Kai location. We celebrated our wedding anniversary there again as we often do. The staff was friendly, and the manager invited us back for another visit with a nice gift certificate. The only thing lacking was the Misoyaki Butterfish, and both times we had it during our visits, it was very salty and over marinated. Everything else we had was delicious. This all-time favorite dish, so I am very disappointed. Hope they will fix their preparation process of this signature dish!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This was one of my best meals ever! Roy's was an excellent choice. Great value for the fixed price meal, too. No complaints at all. Excellent A+!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We celebrated our 22nd Anniversary on Friday, I made an online reservation on that day (with a note about our anniversary). When we got there, the door was opened for us & we were seated immediately. On our way to the table we were greeted by the receptionists, the chefs, waiters & busboys. We had a great table along the window w/panoramic ocean/ bay views. On our table, there was a handwritten note saying Happy Anniversary from the staff. Dinner was delicious, I ordered the prix fixe w/macnut crusted fish, my wife had the escargot and butterfish (to die for). Every single thing they put in front of us was a delight to our taste buds, including the bread, wine & molten cake. We've dined here before & will definitely be back again & again!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I entertained guests from L.A. The wait help was informative, friendly and attentive. As always, the food was outstanding. We tried the prix fixe menu--great value for delicious appetizers, entree and dessert."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The Hawaii Kai staff was gracious, and made us feel very special as we celebrated our 25th anniversary. The Butterfish and Chocolate Soufflé were excellent, and the view of Maunalua Bay was relaxing. The atmosphere was friendly and upbeat, and everyone had a good time."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was awesome... my girlfriend and I had the set menu... for the amount of food and price it was definitely worth it... Although, the server did mess up a few times. First, the set menu was with the wine pairing and the server was never ready with the food and wine together. Second, the server also messed up on the table next to us so it took forever to settle our bill. Last, the server brought out the wrong desserts so we had to wait longer."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is the first time I ever dined at a Roy's restaurant. I'm happy to report that it was not a disappointment. I had the filet mignon and my husband had the rib-eye. My husband and I did feel a little out of place because the restaurant was so nice and sophisticated. Not what we're normally used to but we had fun. The food, service and staff were very attentive and pleasant. I would love to go back or try another location."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went specifically to celebrate a retirement event and it was the most excellent choice!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Celebrated my daughters birthday first time for her. We use to come here for romantic dinners before we had our baby! It still has great food, and good service"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Disappointed, having eaten in Roy's on Maui, in Texas, Florida, ARizona and Maryland, had much higher expectations."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Roy's should not have altered their Ahi Tuna signature dish. Instead of a beautiful cut of tuna sliced to perfection, they presented a filet that was subpar grade...very disappointed. Especially when we were looking forward to our 4th trip here. 👎"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Booked reservation on-line with ease, greeted kindly by serveal staff memebers and made too feel important as soon as we arrived, food delicious, service outstanding."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our Family had a great time we picked the fixed menu which was a great Value. The food and service were outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This Roy's (being the original) is just so great in every way. Food, service and of course the awesome view still delightful."
    Dined on 6/19/2014