A great varied menu that provides
A great varied menu that provides unique selections. Every course was outstanding. We picked to go to Roy's for our anniversary--a great special occasion place.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was excellent as
Everything was excellent as usual. Had the calamari to share as appetizer ( plenty to share) and then the seafood trio. We all had a great time
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE place to go!
Loved the entire experience. The servers were spectacular, as was the scrumptious food. I'm recommending Roy's to all my friends - and plan on coming back!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive service and the best mahi-mahi east of legendary Mama's fish house.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent once again
One of our many returns to one of our "favorites" with some friends. Excellent food for all. Only disappointment was bar service- cocktails not up to par, and wine pours were very inconsistent regarding quantity of wine in a standard glass from one guest to another.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
I live in NYC but visit my mother in Sarasota quite frequently. Two years ago I took my mom to Roy's to celebrate her birthday, and we had the greatest time! Guess where she wanted to go this year? :) The staff members take special care to make sure your dining experience is exceptional. The ambience and decor is very pretty but not overdone, and the food is outstanding. I have my pick of wonderful restaurants to choose from back home, but I always look forward to a night at Roy's!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful experience. Phenomenal menu and wine selection.
If you have Joshua for a server, you are in for a treat.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Savor Sarasota Menu
The food was excellent as usual. I was a bit disappointed however because there was no choice of appetizer.
It was a salad or nothing...also the wines were quite pricey.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
They were late in seating us so gave a glass of sparkling wine and some hors d'oeurves. Good service, good food, and even though very busy, not noisey.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Raving about Roys
We have eaten many times at both locations on Oahu. Our experience was always wonderful in both locations and Diva the MD always treated us so special so it was wonderful to have the same experience in the Sarasota location. Even thought Diva is not there to great us each time,we always have great food, great service and a wonderful time.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided on the spur of
We decided on the spur of the moment to go to Roy's and made the reservation thru open table and they worked us in without a problem. The food was very good and hot when it was served. The server was very knowledgable and the wine we had was excellent!
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about this restaurant was amazing!!!! love it!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our grandson's 15th birthday at Roys. As a specially nice touch, all our menus had a full page personalized greeting for him, which obviously set the festive mood at our table. All the girls and women were given flowers to place in their coiffures for an added Hawaiian touch. The menu is best described as eclectic Asian with a number of successful dishes, such as the butter-fish, the yellow snapper, the hanger steak, and not to forget an array of fabulous appetizers. Desserts were luscious and appreciated by young and old. Service was attentive, courteous and efficient. We will definitely come back again and again.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Predictable but Good
The food is always good at Roy's but we were not blown away especially for the price. I would say the service was a little inattentive for such a slow part of the night, but we had a nice time, lovely ambiance and overall was a good meal.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very nice evening food
Had a very nice evening food was very good and served hot. Portions were generous. Mentioned it was my husbands birthday and they made an effort to acknowledge it in a very nice way. I would recommend for a special night
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative menu and preparation.
Innovative menu and preparation. Concerned but not intrusive service. A real gem!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service, great food!
When making our reservation on OpenTable, I left a comment that it was our anniversary. When we arrived we were greeted with a friendly happy anniversary, the menu was personalized with another congratulation, they gave us a complimentary dessert with a message written in chocolate, and took a picture that they framed!! And the food was delicious!... A memorable evening!! Thank you!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife loved her special nite out.The food was grate The service was outstanding. They comped.us a nice desert,and our server took a picture and gave it to us in a nice Roy's frame.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
They were very nice in acknowledging our special occasion. Printed menus, special appetizer, cute dessert. They also took and framed a picture of us. Very well done.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Birthday Delight
I brought my wife to Roy's for a suprise Early Birthday dinner. It was an amazing dinner from the special personalized menu to the amazing deserts . Highly recommended!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the lobster raviolo! Amazing!
Excellent as always, if pricey. My only caveat - we live by the shore, but most of their fish is from far away.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My birthday surprise
Roy's was an outstanding experience for the surprise birthday party I arranged for my wife. The staff went overboard to accomodate all of my requests and planning.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Evening for 43rd!
From the time we arrived - the staff made it a special evening!! Our waiter gave us excellent service - choosing an wonderful wine and giving helpful recommendations through the evening!
The food was done to perfection!! Thanks for making our 43rd anniversary special.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was outstanding,
The service was outstanding, all the staff was really nice and always asking if we had any question or want something else. Food was good, fresh and well presented. The ambiance was delightful.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. They always make you feel like a welcome guest. Our favorite restaurant for special occasions.
The Butterfish is amazing!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our visit was just a quick bite, but the food was delicious as usual. Maui Wowie salad is always a winner. Great service.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food was fantastic and the service was awesome!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was really good.
Everything was really good. I look forward to going back and trying other items off the menu. I really liked the seafood combo. The lobster was outstanding. They have one of the better filets in this area.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's - a real treat!
Impeccable service; knowledgable about all entrees and wines. Great ambiance. Valet parking included waiter having car ready and waiting at front door after dinner. Excellent entrees to choose from.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a Birthday
Great food, service and a few suprise touches make this an enjoyable restaurant for a Birthday dinner.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Sarasota Restaurant
From the time you arrive and the valet service takes your car, till the time you leave, the service is spectacular. They treat you as you are the only table in the restaurant. Even the young lady who fills your water glass is attentive and personable.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for special occasions
We took our friend there for her birthday. It was impressive first they have a insert in the front of the menu wishing the birthday person happy birthday in English and Hawaiian. Then they give them a birthday dessert and take a picture which they frame for all parties to take which is great for them and the bday party
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roys Sarasota is stellar again
We dine here frequently. The service, food, presentation and overall experience is impeccable. Highly recommended. One of the best Roy's we have ever frequented, including Hawaii.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very tasty and healthy too
You knew the meal would be special when the waiter brought over the complimentary steamed edamame that were seasoned to a mouth watering taste. Bet you can't eat just one. The macadamia crusted mahi mahi was cooked perfectly as was the braised short rib. Oh so good. The Roy's original Hawaiian martini was a perfect fit as was the gyoza appetizer. WE ended the perfect dinner by sharing our deserts which included their famous melting hot chocolate soufflé. Overall a fantastic dinner and highly recommended.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a good meal even though
Had a good meal even though it was not quite our style of food. The staff accommodated our request to be seated in the bar so we could watch the Cardinal/Dodgers playoff game during dinner. Staff was attentive but not overly so.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was not sure how Hawaiian fusion would work but the chef here is really creative. Dishes were well prepared and beautifully presented. The wine list is very reasonable. Portions are large.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy having dinner at Roy's. The service is good. The food is always good.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unusual Asian fusion menu
Not being seafood lovers, nor aficionados of spicy food, we were limited in our selections. We were a party of two, one chose the butterfish, which was served on mashed potatoes (more potatoes than fish) it was delicious, but the portio served was not worth the $34.00 price. I had the lobster potstickers and vegetable tempura. Both were average.
Nice touches were the complimentary baby crab cakes.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant !!
We celebrated my fathers birthday and they far exceeded our expectations ! I would highly recommend this place to all of our family and friends. Vanessa our server was personable, pleasant and we will definitely be back to try the butterfish again :) management does table visits throughout meal to make sure everything's perfect and everyone's comfortable. Don't miss it this gem!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great service, they even remembered my wife and I from our last visit about a month ago. One of the managers introduced himself personally, like last time, as well. My wife and I split a 3 fish entree, and we enjoyed the butterfish the best. For a chain restaurant, they do a fine job. We will definitely return.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hawaii on the Mainland
I love feeling like I'm in Hawaii while vacationing in Sarasota. The dishes are fresh and authentic Hawaiian. The atmosphere and service are always outstanding. Roy's Mai-tai is really something to look forward to, and the complementary edamame appetizer a delicious treat while perusing the menu. This is a great restaurant to visit for special occasions as well.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
They do a great job making you feel welcome. The food is very good, especially the short ribs! While it is not quite like eating at Roy's in Kauai, you still get an island feel when you eat here. The open kitchen is fun to sit at and watch.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food & Service
The Sarasota Roy's provides a consistently delivered experience of good food, service and surroundings. The menu reflects the Hawaiian Fusion style of originator Roy Yamaguchi.
The wine list at Roy's is probably stocked with too many little-know wines at elevated prices, so we have found it more enjoyable to bring our own bottles. The establishment usually charges $20 corkage, but sometimes waives the fee.
Overall, Roy's is an enjoyable experience, great for sharing an evening with friends.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another great evening at Roys
Yet another terrific evening spent at Roys Sarasota. The menu has been slightly changed to reflect Chef Carl's creative touches, and has some very different, and very excellent new selections. The staff is more than willing to explain the preparations and reasoning behind every new dish when asked, and tastes were readily offered as well.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always first class
Roy's is a place that is consistently good food with service that you would expect from a fine restaurant. the butter fish is the best fish and is what I always get if it is on the menu.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a very enjoyable evening...waitstaff was great....our group is looking forward to returning.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Roys Sarasota gem
We had another terrific meal at Roys this weekend. The 25th anniversary lobster tail special is absolutely terrific. Chef Carl continues to challenge one's taste buds with his original creations here. The service cannot be beat anywhere in the area.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Roy's hit the mark
We had a wonderful meal and dining experience at Roy's. We started with the Ahi Tuna sushi roll and I had the butterfish for my main course and my husband had the shrimp. It was delicious and beautifully presented. We finished the meal with sharing the pineapple upside down cake - YUM! Great dining option in Sarasota!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good experience
The waiter immediately brought a cheese casadia with fruit for our five year old -- a very thoughtful touch as we didn't need to wait for ordered food for him. Our party of five found the entrees to be very good. The waiters were attentive but non-obtrusive. I would definitely dine at this Roy's again!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Greeting at the door started
Greeting at the door started the evening off well. They were gracious and welcoming. Service staff is great,food is excellent,drinks generous. Even the valet attendant seemed happy to see us.
I suppose it was one of those nights the stars just lined up for our evening!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM