Roy’s is a nice place to have
Roy’s is a nice place to have a dinner and this was my first time at this location. The restaurant is promoted as Hawaiian Fusion which I feel applies more to the food than the décor. I was expecting much more tropical ambiance but my expectations come from previously dinning at the Roy’s in Poipu, Kauai a year ago. My wife, two daughters and two guests enjoyed their meat and seafood dishes. I like that Roy’s offers a specific vegetarian menu and the offerings, though limited were very tasty.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience, great food.
Followed Open Table and Yelp ratings, and was NOT disappointed. We were WELL tended to here. I would do this again.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The filet and lobster special
The filet and lobster special was excellent. And the edemame appetizer that they serve instead of bread had seasoning that was delicious.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a fantastic experience
This has become one of my favorite places to go to. The food and service are incredible. The best chocolate souffle on the planet
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Happy Birthday Indeed!
I took my son here for his birthday (at his request) and had noted his birthday in the reservation request.
Roy's went above and betond the typical restaurant birthday. First, they gave us a nice table decorated with sparkling birthday confetti and our menus had a special birthday greeting with my son's name. All of our table servers wished him a Happy Birthday. And of course, they gave him a nice dessert with a lit candle. Lastly, our waitress took a picture with their camera, printed it, and put it in a nice little cardboard frame. A wonderful memento for a great evening!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary at Roy's Newport Beach
Excellent choice for special occasions. Attentive staff, impressive planning for our anniversary, interesting menu and excellent food.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every visit to Roy's whether on the islands or the mainland, is an occasion. The food and service and atmosphere are invariably welcoming and it is a pleasure to dine with friends or family. The seafood is always fresh and creatively presented, the sushi delicious and the chocolate soufflé unmatched anywhere else. Roy's will always be a favourite on our list.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Place
Super food, timely reservation seating, friendly staff, easy access, good atmosphere
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an enjoyable dinner!
My girlfriend and I celebrated our birthdays and Roy's made us feel very special. The food is always good and the service is the best. Thanks!
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely for Anniversary
We decided to celebrate our 12th Anniversary at Roy's. I put a small note in my Open Table reservation that it was our anniversary and everyone at Roy's knew! We were wished 'happy anniversary' by the hostess and then taken to our confetti-covered booth! Nice touch, made it feel more special. Our server also commented and asked how long we had been married. When our desserts came there was a special addition of an anniversary dessert which spelled out "Congratulations on 12 years!" Food was great - loved the BLT salad, calamari appetizer and Seafood sampler. Surf and Turf also excellent, as was the service, great wine choices and fun martini's too. We'll be back! Thanks Roy's for making our special day even better!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great special occasion hotspot
Overall Roy's is a very nice restaurant for special occasions. My husband and I come to Roy's Newport for his birthday and our anniversary. The table is decorated for the special occasions, and they bring us complimentary desserts that are personalized on the plates. This visit we both got the Caesar salad. There was little to no dressing on them. If that was the way it was meant to be served then I'm sure many people are disappointed. I usually get the scallops. They were disappointing this visit. Way too much pepper. I could only eat a couple because they were over spiced. At one point the air conditioner was turned on to very cold and someone had to ask the waiter to turn it down. Still enjoy this restaurant.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service were friendly and
Service were friendly and fast, great energy. Food were good but not too exciting, nice ambiance and I'm pretty sure I love to come back for happy hour with my friends and family sometimes.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi, potstickers and short ribs were delicious! Great service and good wine selection!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am a huge stickler on being treated with white gloves and Roys Newport Beach exceeds my expectations. We have been here numerous times; each and every time they treat us with 5 Star hospitality. They are great with the kids. I recommend this place for birthdays because they make it more special.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Ambiance and Service.
The service from the beginning was great. Friendly and polite. Very nice place. Food was excellent but very pricey.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though they were busy, they still found us a quiet table which was appreciated. The waitress was knowledgeable and pleasant, with a nice wine recommendation and a substitution due to a diet I am following. It was nice to be back for a visit.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Individualized Service & Attention
In an age of everything the same, even though it is part of a chain, Roy's in Newport Beach has become and remained our anniversary restaurant. We never made it to our Intended Hawaiian dinner at Roy's the night we were married, so we've made up for it every anniversary since then, when we are in town. We love being remembered! We love the attention, and the beautiful service .... This time from our server, Summer Rose. Want a memorable evening, with wonderful food? Go to Roy's.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
best food and service in newport
it was my mother in laws 87 birthday and they had the table with little paper ballons all over the table and inside the menue had a birthday wish inside from roys
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a good friend here Roy's for her birthday. I had mentioned this when I booked the reservation. When we arrived the waiter sat us down to a table that was decorated with Happy Birthday party favors on it and even knew her by name. When we opened the menu, they had printed a special Happy Birthday menu with her name in it. This gesture shows why Roy's is such a great place.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service!
Everyone knows to expect creative food (e.g. seabass with pork belly), still the great service from manager Donny and his staff blew me away.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday celebration
When we were seated, there was happy birthday confetti all over the table and when we opened the menu there was a personal happy birthday greeting. The staff was very helpful and attentive and the lobster potstickers and the squash blossoms are delicious!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service!
I love Roy's! The food & service is always terrific. It is so relaxing &I have never felt rushed. The wait staff is so knowledgeable & you can modify the rubs and/or sauces to your liking. It is just a special place!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roys is fantastic, service, food, everything. I had a wonderful Ono. Always have had great service from staff, attentive, but not hovering.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always on top of my Favorite Restaurant list. Absolutely the best in food and service. Well trained staff provides superb service Every time.
Quality food is easy to find but, Roy's provides BOTH excellent food AND excellent service. The outstanding part of their service is that they are attentive to my 8 year old daughter which none of the other fine dining establishments ever get right.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Dinner!
We began our evening in the bar during happy hour for innovative cocktails and delicious appetizers. When our table was ready, the hostess distributed menus that contained a page wishing us a happy birthday and sprinkled the table with celebratory confetti! The ambience was relaxed and service excellent. The sushi was a feast for the eyes as well as for the palate. We enjoyed the fish trio and seared ahi -- all done to perfection. For dessert, the chocolate melting pot with vanilla ice cream was a perfect ending. We will be returning to enjoy other menu items.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
special night at roy's!
We were celebrating a birthday and really enjoyed our experience. The service was good and the prix fixe menu was a nice option. Everything prepared well. Loved the chocolate souffle for desert!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fabulous dinner - celebrated my birthday and it was awesome.
Food was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They put my name in the menu, decorated the table, took pictures, and brought dessert w/ candle...outstanding!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dinner was great
While the restaurant is Hawaiian and known for its fish I ordered a ribeye steak and it's the best I've had since I was in Argentina a couple of years ago. My wife had the Salmon and raved about.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for any occasion
Had a wonderful dining experience at Roy’s. It was my first time dining here. I celebrated my birthday with my entire family and Roy’s made it special and a beautiful environment. I came for the Chocolate Souffle and it did not disappoint! It truly was a wonderful restaurant and was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellence and quality
From the beginning to the end was perfect.... From service, the food was fantastic and looking around the happiness in all the customers.....the vibre for good time was in its high peak..... Love Roy's
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hate it when our plates acre scooped up the second we lay down our fork. Actually, we were not finished when the plate was grabbed. Everything else was perfect.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary at Roy's. My first time eating sushi, I loved it! Our Server Alyssa was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, and the changes, and understandable to my allergy to shell fish! I loved the sunrise at Haleakala! It was amazing, and would love to go back and have it again! Our menu, was welcoming us to their restaurant on our special evening, and even put sparkly stars on our table cloth, even down to the dessert which was complimentary and wonderful!
Absolutely, hands down the best experience yet at all the orange county restaurants! This night was much needed! My husband being a chef too, was enjoying every bite of his meal, and of course his date! Me!! :)
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday dinner for two!
Came here for my birthday dinner with my fiance, specifically to try the Chocolate Souffle, and is to die for!! I also had a wonderful fish dinner and loved the edamame starter dish - not super filling like traditional bread! I loved their special touch for my birthday by surprising me with a second dessert that had a lit candle and my name written in chocolate on the plate :) The server even took a picture of us and printed it out instantly for us..What a nice little souvenir :)
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the butterfish which melted in my mouth. My unadventurous husband got the steak filet, he loved it. I tasted it and he was right, it was fabulous. We got there early and sat in bar for a drink, there happy your menu looked great with all food items for $6. Next time night just try that for dinner
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I started out with the Ebi Roll, and we cannot stop talking about it. Best sushi we've ever had! We want to go back just for that.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was outstanding. The food was not the best. I had steak which was tough and very hard to chew. We have dined at the original Roy's in Honolulu and the Newport Beach food did not compare favorably.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Roy's visited
We have dined at Roy's in Waikiki and Plano and wanted to try this one because of their desert, the Chocolate Soufflé. Once again the food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. This time we had the Butterfish and may be the best seafood dish we've had.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's Has Gotten Better Again
I was a fan of the original Roy's in Oahu (way back when). Then their expansion to the mainland and sale to Outback seemed to affect the quality of their restaurants. In the past couple years, it seems like the Roy's in Hawaii and on the mainland have gotten better again. I had a very nice meal at Roy's in Newport Beach on a recent business trip. One criticism... upgrade your wine-by-the-glass list. Shed some of the oaky California wines in favor of more refined, food-friendly wines from around the world.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good but we were disappointed in the BBQ Pork Rib's appetizer at this Roy's. We had tried them at the Palm Desert location and these just didn't matchup.
The rest of the meal was very good and the food presentations are excellent. We love Roy's and have been to many of his locations and this one held up well in comparison.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been coming to Roy's Newport for many years and the food is always consistent. This time around we were there on a Tuesday night and it was quite quiet. The appetizers -- crab cakes (new to their menu) were good but not great. The lobster potstickers are always great. The entrees -- the miso butterfish and the rack of lamb -- excellent as well. Always go for the molten chocolate lava cake which is delicious. Service was a tad slow with not many servers/bus people to clear plates.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Group meeting made fantastico
Roy's was the perfect spot for our group to meet, eat, and converse in style. Accommodations and service were excellent.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not Up To Par
Our dining experience was not what we have come to expect from Roy's. The excellent service has diminished to average for a much lesser restaurant. Our server was attentive at first then later seemed not to care. We received our appetizers, then salad and our entrees but not until we had almost finished our entrees did she ask if everything was okay. We are used to being asked shortly after receiving each course if all is well. Later, we were asked by the manager, if everything was to our liking and we did express that the potatoes we each had although differently prepared, were very salty. He apologized and stated that he would inform the chef. This is my first visit to any Roy's that we have been disappointed with the experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
For the most part everything was flawless. From the moment we sat down we were greeted immediately, and welcomed with fresh edemame. Great touch! Our server was fantastic, and did a great job. We could tell he was busy, but did not give off any vibe that he was getting frustrated. He knew the food well, and had some great recommendations. The only issue we had was with an item we ordered. I ordered the Trio, and my Fiance ordered the Mahi Mahi. Unfortunately the Mahi Mahi was very dry. It did not have a lot of flavor, and tasted bland. Our server and manager were quick to fix the problem, and replaced it with another dish without hesitation. We greatly appreciated them doing this for us. Other than that little hick-up, everything was great!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
they are amazing
ROYS NEWPORT did an amazing job making my friend feel special on her birthday.. everything about the night was perfect. THANK YOU!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated our 1 year anniversary with my wife. Food was super delicious and customer service was top notch!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
When I made the open table reservation there was a space to type any special requests. I mentioned that we were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. When we arrived, everyone made it a point to say Happy Birthday to him and he was surprised because he didn't see me tell anyone. We were treated like royalty, and the food was exceptional as well!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Frequent diner was surprised
I have been to many Roy's (Florida, California, Hawaii, etc). So, I knew what I was in for. However, I was pleasantly surprised that everything was turned up a notch. Service was perfect (not too pushy, not to hard to find). Food was excellent, as usual. Be sure to leave room for the chocolate suffle for dessert!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been dining at Roy's for about 10 years and it is one of our favorite places here in Newport. The menu is always interesting with lots of choices. We love the lobster potstickers and calamari for appetizers and the miso butterfish and the lamb for entrees. The molten chocolate cake is the best.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great sushi, and the Monday special that is going on right now is a very nice deal!
The staff was very attentive, the food was very tasty...
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We tried two of chef Edgar Agbayani's new fish additions. Excellent flavor, presentation and service. See you again soon!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM