Love this downtown LA Roys!
Love this downtown LA Roys! Food was extraordinary. Miso black cod and scallops were prepared perfectly. Baby back rib appetizer was excellent. Server, Kristal, was top notch!! Enjoy this Roys above others in CA. Better menu and professional service.
3/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really really good seafood.
Really really good seafood. Very attentive service. Highly recommend. The lobster potstickers were ok (the potsticker taste overwhelmed the filling), I might try one of the sushi rolls as an appetizer next time.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
So enjoyed Roy's! Our food presentation and flavors were wonderful. Sean was a great waiter and gave us wonderful suggestions. Will look forward to having dinner there again. Great experience and in walking distance the the Nokia Theater.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was simply okay at this
Food was simply okay at this location. I've eaten at the Pasadena location, and would rate its food as excellent -- appetizers and entrees alike. However, the appetizers at this location were outstanding and would recommend eating only the from that selection at the downtown location.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great menu and excellent service!
Great menu and excellent service! The food was great and everyone was very attentive to our needs :)
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food and a surprise!
We went to Roy's for my daughter's birthday. It was her first birthday celebrated in LA and she loves seafood, so it was a natural choice. Our appetizers of calamari and lobster potstickers were excellent and our entree choices of black cod, ahi tuna and macadamia encrusted Mahi Mahi were all delicious. Our chocolate soufflé was overcooked and rather than wait for another, we declined but were then surprisingly we were served the most chocolatey yummy pudding and had a considerable amount deducted from our bill total!! This was service beyond anticipated and though we would have likely returned again, we now definitely will return to Roy's!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server Stephanie Barnes
Our server Stephanie Barnes was fantastic. The dishes were fresh and very satisfying. Not as busy as I had assumed so this will be a more frequented lunch spot for me.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never before have I had such
Never before have I had such outstanding service to compliment an excellent menu. Even though we had a reservation, we opted to dine at the bar, where the service was nothing short of exceptional. How did she know that I like bleu cheese stuffed olives? I have to say, I am shocked that I have never eaten here before. I'm adding it to my go-to dinner list!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A New Fav!
We stopped by for a quick bite, but ended up having a glorious time. We only ordered appetizers, which gave us a huge variety of flavors. Everything was beautifully presented and oh so delicious. The waitstaff were so helpful, friendly, and accommodating. We can't wait for another trip to the downtown area for another dine out at Roy's.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first experience
This was our first experience and the food was fabulous.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memories of Hawai'i
All the food we had was excellent. I had the trio of fish dishes, all of which were outstanding. My husband had the seafood sampler which was also very good. We had a child in our party and the staff did an excellent job of providing things to keep him occupied which I felt was above and beyond the call of duty. The service was a bit slow, but we enjoyed the relaxed pace.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great selection of Hawaiian
Great selection of Hawaiian fusion mixed with beef and fish
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent but
The food was excellent but the portions are very small or petite. Very pricey for the quantity. Luckily, I was sent a $25 discount card (spring promotion) which I forgot to bring with me and I mentioned it to the hostess and waiter and they honored the discount. The ventilation is not very good. We sat near the kitchen and the fumes permenated the dining area and it was noisy.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Roy's always has great food. We like to come here because it is easy in and out to the Dodger Stadium with valet right our front.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great. Service was very nice and helpful. Ribs were delicious as always. Scallops were cooked perfectly and were served over pieces of tasty pork belly. My wife's steak was excellent, tender and flavorful. Can't wait to return.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best service ever!
I've eaten at Roy's LA Downtown a few times, and it's always been enjoyable. They hire such nice, attentive people who go above and beyond a standard level of service. Combine that with great food and a nice atmosphere, and Roy's is an easy choice for lunch or dinner downtown. It's just a nice, stress-free experience. Parking isn't a problem, either. Even though there was a Kings playoff game going on at Staples, we easily parked within a half block of Roy's for $6.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for special occassions
Very thoughtful staff and pleasant dining experience. Great for such occasions as Anniversary's and couple outings.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed very much
The waitress was really great. She was very knowledgable and had good suggestions for wine and food. Very impressive. Really enjoyed red wine she chose which was a Cab that was very smooth and a good pairing with fish I chose.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Great Fusion
Our appetizers were very good: The poketini was fresh and flavorful; It is perfect for two person to share to whet their appetite. The port belly skewers were good, but they were a bit less "fall-apart tender" then the traditional pork belly dishes elsewhere.
I like the macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi. The coating had a lot of flavor; the fish was cooked medium soft and the fish not too fatty, and the lobster essence sauce went well with the fish and the asparagus. The swordfish with the squash gnocchi sounded interesting, but the swordfish is hard and dry. The squash gnocchi was quite good though. They don't give you too many to fill you up, just enough to make you say, hmmm, that was delicious.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
They haven't lost their touch and keep updating the menus yet staying true to old favorites.
6/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not all Roy's are the same
Roy's Los Angeles Downtown is fantastic (avoid Roy's Woodland Hills). My husband and I go there for dinner before every show we attend at the Ahmanson. We first discovered Roy's years ago in Hawaii. Unfortunately, the Roy's Restaurant in Woodland Hills has been a disappointment every time we've gone there. This Roy's is less than 5 miles from our home, so we would have been regulars. Sadly, it isn't happening there. The food just isn't that good there. Anyway, I strongly recommend a visit to the Roy's in Downtown Los Angeles.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Butterfish like butter
I have been to roys in downtown on several ocassions and keep
Coming back for the same..it is now called cod but i still
Order it by its more familiar name butterfish. It truly is like butter and melts in your mouth.
I also recommend you start with camoe sampler and save room for the pineapple updide down cake. Order early as it takes some
time to prepare. Overall the service is good and i would
Highly recommend spending an evening of good food at roys!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I Love Roy's
Whenever I stay in downtown LA I always make it a point to dine at Roy's. I have never been disappointed.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great experience
Our visit to Roys was great. Great food and great ambience.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy going atmosphere and beatiful
I really liked how friendly everyone was. Service sometimes does not come with the price you pay. I find myself paying a lot for simple menus in LA. This place was a find, $3 dollar beers and great snacks for $6. Menu was tasty. I go to other places in downtown and by far this was the best. Loved your happy hour. We are coming back for dinner and more. We will definitely invite friends and family.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
ROY'S simply fantastic!!!
ROY'S simply fantastic!!!
I love the decor, the style, the of the staff, the kitchen is always fun to watch (I like to have a seat near so I can watch, sometimes!).
The food is spectacular, flavors fresh, right balance, all so beautifully presented! And, my dinner partner is gluten-free, and they have a very fine menu of GLUTEN-FREE choices!!!
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A favorite downtown spot
Stopped in for lunch before a downtown meeting. Lobster won tons and mahi mahi were excellent. My only regret is that I had the 3oz fish not the 7oz. Be sure to have the chocolate pot d'creme for dessert.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mouth-watering Hawaiian dessert
It took about 20 minutes. I couldn't wait...
They served a just have made Pineapple upside-down cake.
It was hot!
It smelled sweet!
It made me happy!
Yes, I really love "Roy's pineapple upside-down cake".
Of course I really enjoyed my dinner, too.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were celebrating my friend's
We were celebrating my friend's birthday. The restaurant really goes out of their way to make the birthday person feel special!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish and beef at its finest!
Fish and beef at its finest! Also, a fine Gluten-free menu! When we arrived, I announced myself, they said "happy birthday" Mr Smith! That the beginning of a wonderful evening! Thank you to the staff for a special evening!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
We adore Roy's especially
We adore Roy's especially on our Anniversary. We Celebrate at Roy's almost every year and the Staff gives us such a warm and friendly Aloha welcome. The food is always delicious and served beautifully. Happy hour is a real deal and so much fun. We highly recommend Roy's Downtown Los Angeles.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still very good but can be better!
This visit was just a little off. The food delivery had some long gaps even though the restaurant was not very busy. The sushi was not as distinctive as it normally tastes and given L.A.'s many options, this could become a problem--quality of ingredients always beat over elaboration, which Roy's normally has in perfect balance. As ever, personnel are friendly and glad to welcome patrons but this just wasn't our best dinner. We will be back because the food and location appeal but we will hope the "sparkle" returns!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Roy's many times and the food is always spectacular, the service top notch and the staff really know how to take care of you. I love this restaurant. The downtown Roy's is my favorite.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a coupon for this restaurant but forgot to bring it. The staff overheard us lamenting that we left it at home and surprised us with a complimentary appetizer, the lobster pot stickers, which were fantastic. Our entrees were both tasty - each fish was not overpowered by the accompanying sauce. When our dessert took longer than expected, we were given a complimentary one while we waited for what we had ordered. This was the best customer service I have experienced in a long time.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Early Dinner
We had tickets for the Walt Disney Hall 10th Anniversary Concert that was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. That posed a "where to eat" problem for us... knowing that we'd need to be finished eating before 6:30 to get to the hall on time. Not all that many restaurants in downtown L.A. open early (5 p.m.)... but Roy's does. And it turned out to be a perfect choice. The food was great (everything cooked perfectly and super tasty) and the service was equally terrific. This was our first visit to the downtown Roy's (we've been to their restaurants in Hawai'i many times, as well as the Roy's in Pasadena and Woodland Hills), and we were really impressed by how friendly and efficient the staff was.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you for a great dining
Thank you for a great dining experience. We were on a mother/daughter date before the John Mayer show. Food was excellent. Our server was great. Our dessert had a special surprise....not sure if it was planned not. There was a "hidden Mickey" in the dessert sauce, which impressed us greatly, since we are huge Disney lovers!! We will be back!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's is dependable and a
Roy's is dependable and a great place to go for a full meal or a lot of appetizers. We had the poke which is delicious as well as sushi that was tasty and fresh. Ribs are to die for.
10/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic as the Islands
We usually go to Roy's when in Hawaii, however finding ourselves without a reservation before a concert at Staples we booked a table last minute. It was a 3 block walk to Staples with plenty of parking. Unlike some of the restaurants at LA Live the service was outstanding! Very informed about everything on the menu and timed perfectly. I highly recommend the short rib appetizer with fried egg on top. It was a take on Loco Moco that you won't forget. My friend ordered butterfish and for a non fish eater she loved it! The only reason we didn't give them 5 stars on the food was that the sushi roll pieces were a bit big to eat in 1 bite which is a pet peeve. All in all we had a great experience and will. be back!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu is always interesting
Great spot for a business lunch or dinner before an event at the Staples Center. The menu is interesting, the food is tasty especially the fish dishes and the service is good.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
USC parents weekend
Enjoyed a sumptuous meal at Roy's LA Downtown, with outstanding flank steak/fingerling potatoes/green beans, capped off by the amazing chocolate souffle. Will definitely visit again next time in LA.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am never disappointed
Roy's has been around a while, but isn't a tired place at all. The food is always great, as is the service. This visit was with a friend from Dallas, and she was very impressed. Previous visit was on my birthday, and they did a nice, low key, job of making it very special.
I am lucky to have this great place very close to my home, which makes it even better.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is always great and always
Food is always great and always an enjoyable evening
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time at roys and I will be back. It was a good vibe and the food was excellent. The waiters were all friendly and informative on the food.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our 30 th anniversary
We celebrated our 30 th anniversary and everyone who attended to us gave us a happy anniversary comment.
They frequently checked on our food and drinks, fixing one minor detail quickly.
The whole staff was extremely attentive to our needs.
We will definitely return with the whole family.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Roy's is always a hit
We went to Roy's is Downtown LA and had a wonderful time. The server was fun, the food was great and the wine was very good.
I have been to Roy's in Pasadena as well and had the same level of service and food quality as we did this time. We took a couple who had never been to Roy's before and they loved it.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM