graat food.. wonderful service... but got really loud when a group was seated.. we had to shout to converse...
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
My parents were in town so we got a chance to get out and have some dinner and a night out without the kids. We love seafood and wine, and one of our favorite places is Roys. I booked a table with my phone app and off we went. Fantastic night!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had appetizers, very good,
We had appetizers, very good, potstickers were great, ribs, everything was good..we'll be back!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place! If you don't want what every other place makes this is the place to go! Great food and wonderful service!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
They asked for a picture and placed it in all the menus. Nice touch I thought gave us an extra dessert. And took a group picture. And framed it for us. Nice touch. Wish we had a Roy's in Fort Lauderdale.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Dinner and Service
My husband and I dined here Friday evening and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the service. Anthony was spot on with his recommendations for entrees and was very attentive without being obtrusive. The food was very fresh and perfectly seasoned. We would highly recommend.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff if courteous and makes you feel special. Food is excellent and atmosphere is nice. My only observation is that people seem to dress too casual for this restaurant. I guess there is no real dress code for this classy restaurant.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food Great Happy Hour Offer
My food was well prepared and they always make the courses interesting with a twist to catch your flavor attention. They are trying to attract new business--I had known about this restaurant when I lived in the LA area and they opened the first one but had never gone to one.
I am single and always looking for a great happy hour place to treat myself at the end of the week. They have delicious offerings, good drink prices so I will likely go to hang out and relax (nice because it is not as busy as Bay Street at the Mall which is not what you want after a week of hard work).
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great sushi, wonderful staff. Celebrating my 60th birthday coud not have been as memorable at any other spot. Service spot on, patient wait staff worked together to give us exceptional service.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's Tuesday Night
The food and service by the wait staff was top notch. I was trying to decide between the Seared U-10 Scallops and the Braised Pork Shank. Upon choosing the pork our waiter suggested that the chef might be able to prepare the scallops as an appetizer portion. He checked with the chef quickly. They were fantastic. The other member of the party had the Hawaiian Style Misoyaki Butterfish it was also outstanding.
The evening had an interesting start we arrived (party of 2) at 7:00 for our 7:15 reservation. We were glad to wait in the bar area and were told "we will come get you soon" At 7:25 I returned to the hostess stand and inquired about our seating (it was not crowded) and told "oh are you ready to be seated now?" Not the best response.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was undoubtably one of the best dining experiences that I have had in quite a while. The service was excellent, I can't remember the last time I went somewhere and my water glass was kept full. Chad was our server and he was one of the best servers that we have had at a nice restaurant in a long while, his knowledge of the menu and his suggestions were spot on. The food was excellent also. I had the swordfish with the mushroom/spinach topping and I can't remember ever having a better dish, my wife had the braised short ribs and said they were excellent also. We will be back.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Roy's!!! A favorite of
Love Roy's!!! A favorite of ours. Always a great meal.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I havent been to Roy's in a while but my recent visit did not disappoint. Great selection of fresh seafood and the speciality cocktails we awesome. Portion sizes are on the small side but v ery tasty. Our server was very attentive and was there when we needed him but not bothersome. It does get busy during peak times and can be very loud in the open dining room so it can be difficult to have a conversation with a large group. I expect to be visiting again soon.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's never disappoints!
We admit it - we are regulars - and we are never disappointed! Perfect blend of classic pan-Asian and chef's creativity. Highly recommend the butterfish, the black cod, salmon sushi is great, kampachi w/ crispy sweet potatoes (new app) is outstanding! IF you love meat- the braised short ribs are awesome! Nice wine list, original Hawaiian is great but better w/o pineapple juice. Service is impeccable, ambiance can either be energetic or romantic if you choose a booth or sit in the back. Happy Hour is one of the best in Tampa.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extra's Make the Difference
The waitress Sarah was wonderful. Pleasant and very attentive. She helped us with the menu and was thoughtful enough to bring a desert for my wife's birthday even though she knew we were going elsewhere to get something. Simply a great experience. Thank to Sarah, the manager on duty and the entire staff. It was one of the best experiences we have had in Tampa. A great night with the family.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic ambiance, the food
Romantic ambiance, the food was excellent along with the service, but the lighting was a bit too dark to read the menu.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Twice a charm
This was the second visit with high expectations from our first. All were exceeded. The food options were unique and mouthwatering. It took us longer than usual to choose because of the fantastic sounding options. Once delivered, our meals were even better than described in the menu. The wait staff were attentive and helpful. We look forward to our next visit, which I hope is soon.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monday night out
Appetizer sushi was delicious and the edamami instead of bread was a nice change. They apologized for the long wait for our appetizer by bringing us some ice cream and fruit for dessert. That was appreciated. Our fish entrees were delicious. A great location after arriving at the airport.
7/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
They made my birthday a very
They made my birthday a very special day. Lots of extra touches for my birthday, including picture and special dessert.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect choice for a celebration. Personal touch and recognition made us feel special. Would come back to try other menu items.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing really to complain about except I think a couple more non-seafood appetizers would be great. Otherwise, dinner at Roy's was a total winner as usual!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite entree is the butter
Favorite entree is the butter fish. It's been on their menu for over 10 years and it is an amazing fish dish.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish is always fresh. Service
Fish is always fresh. Service and menu items are consistently great. I don't go frequently so the stationary menu is fine, but I could see a frequent foodie becoming bored.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good, well managed, friendly efficient staff. It's a chain, of course, but they do a nice job. Good happy hour bad snacks and drink specials.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary made 4 stars by Roy's
When the manager learned that we were celebrating our anniversary, he made sure that our evening was special. He brought heart shaped "glitter" to decorate the table, gave us a free ceviche course (yummy), had someone take our picture, print the picture and put it into a Roy's cardboard frame, and wrote "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate on our desserts. The manager also was attentive to make sure all of our needs were met.
The food was absolutely fantastic. Recommend the short ribs and lobster potsticker appetizers, the Mahi Mahi and vegetable risotto for entree, and the banana creme brulee and pineapple upside down cake for dessert.
We HIGHLY recommend and will most definitely return.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is hard for me to eat out
It is hard for me to eat out because I am a gluten free Vegan but they were so accomidating. The food and service were outstanding.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good, service generally above average,well managed, and consistent food quality. For a chain, they do a nice job
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The salmon was very flaky and delicious and the upside down pineapple cake was to die for ......yum yum
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's reliability makes it a good choice every time. I never had a bad meal there. Their appetizers are really good as it is their food combination,
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food priced for excellent
This is a good "special occasion" restaurant with much better than average food but you had better have a healthy 6 figure income to eat here on any regular basis.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a surprise!
Dinner was amazing. My friend and I both tried something new and both enjoyed it greatly. The server was very polite and made sure that we had everything we needed at each step of our meal.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining Experience
After a warm welcome at reception,we were promptly seated at a very nice table. Our server Sarah quickly arrived and took our cocktail order, the Hawaiian Martini..Delicious. We enjoyed a fresh green salad, then perfectly prepared and beautifully plated mahi mahi entree with roasted veggies. For dessert we enjoyed lava chocolate brownie with ice cream..Delicious and served very hot, so be careful. A manager stopped by twice at our table and surrounding tables, a very nice touch. This is the way dining out should be: beautiful venue, delicious food , with good service. Kudos to Roy's Tampa!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time at the
It was our first time at the venue and we give it two thumbs up!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food...great service...
Very enjoyable experience...service was outstanding...sushi dishes were excellent...
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's for Birthdays
We were celebrating our September birthdays. The drinks served by the bar, the Mahi and filet cooked by the chefs, the server who provided to our needs and the manager who made sure that the whole experience was satisfying were excellent.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time, delicious
We had a great time, delicious dinner and the service did not disappoint.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's is one of our favorite places to dine because the menu selection is extensive and varied. They also have a nice selection of vegetarian meals which was important since our daughter was joining us for this dinner. Each of us was more than pleased with both the presentation and the quality of our meals. Desert was fabulous and well worth saving the room. Our waitress was top notch, always on top of things without being intrusive. The only minor issue is that when full the restaurant can be quite loud making it difficult to hold a conversation. But don't let that keep you from enjoying this wonderful dining experience.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed sushi, fish, and desert. Service was a bit slow, but they proactively took responsibility and discounted bill, which I thought was very fair. This was my first time, and I will go back for sure.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner with extra attention paid for the birthday girl. The food and service were both fantastic.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty & nice environment
Our second visit to this Tampa location. Have eaten @ Hawaii location. Actually like Tampa better. Menu's not the same. I like how this restaurant is decorated, modern & warm.
Meal starts w/a serving of Roy's Edamame that are delicious. Split a Cesar Salad served w/freshly made warm croutons. They are the best I've ever had. Next: ROY’S TRIO: Hibachi Salmon, Macadamia, Crusted Mahi & Misoyaki Butterfish . Each one was delicious and each prepared with its own sauce. I loved them all but the Butterfish was my favorite.
Dessert:Blueberry Sorbet served w/fresh blueberries. The waiter said it's not made in house but came from a place that makes it from scratch. It was the perfect dessert. Service was very good but not the best I've ever had.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Roy's is very good to outstanding, while their excellent service makes the meal exceptional. Roy's is one of the rare places where you can go and get the same great experience every time -- making it a perfect place to bring business clients or have a romantic evening out. Must-tries on the menu are the (appetizers): any sushi, tuna, and Szechuan ribs; (entree) Butterfish, the; (desert) Chocolate Souffle or pineapple upside down cake. I also find the house wines to be good labels and reasonable values.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
excellent--food and service
excellent--food and service was excellent. we did get there at happy hour and the bar was filled and high noise level. they seated as in the back and very nice.
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just the two of us
Our dinner was amazing. Our waiter and staff made us feel very comfortable and kept checking up on us throughout the night. Our waiter went out if his way to split our meals onto two plates and brought us delicious dessert. Very impressed with savory food mixtures. Will definitely return.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Great Food!
Roy's never disappoints for really great food. They have an interesting polynesian flavored menu with creative options (including a vegetarian menu) that is always perfectly prepared.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice restaurant - dinner for adults
Having just arrived to Tampa Airport, and getting ready for a ride with the family for the rest of the night, I was looking for a nearby place on open table for a quick dinner at a kid friendly place. Roy looked a little upscale but still the best offering on the list, so I booked. As we arrived, it looked a bit too upscale for a family of 6 on the road, though the hostess didn't just let me cancel, but offered the kids menu with a smile and started working on a table, so we stayed. We had to wait about 20 minutes beyond the reservation time, and the prices were above the $$ range that the website promised, however, the entire experience turned out good: the food was tasty, the presentation nice, and the service good. Still it's for adults.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding dining experience!
A big Thank You to everyone at Roy's/Tampa for the wonderful time my wife and I had this past saturday as we celebrated our anniversary! The food -especially the Butterfish- was outstanding and the service was spot on. Everyone, from the hostess, to the busboy to our server and even the manager wished us a happy anniversary and went out of their way to make it special.
I highly recommend the chocolate soufle to top off a great dinner.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Choose your table location well...
Food was excellent, though service was a little slow. Our party of four was fortunate to be seated in a front section apart from the main dining area. We all remarked on the fact that the main dining area was so noisy that it would have ruined our meal had we been seated there. Conversation would have been well nigh impossible at anything less than a shout.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & Nice Environment
I started with Roy's Island Mai Tai - delicious!
We have found the food to be consistently good. My husband had the Teppanyaki Shrimp dish which he said was good. It is not overly large but tasty. I had the Thai Style Chicken. It was large with a whole breast, GREAT sauce. I took half the chicken home for lunch the next day.
I really like the Cesar Salad as the crouton are very good.
For dessert we share the Blueberry Sorbet. It is bought locally, made with fresh ingredients and is great.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites.
This is our third trip to Roy's. It's a little farther away from our home so we don't get to go there as much as we might like, but it is definitely worth the trip. This restaurant is one of the best in the area. We love the "Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine". Twice I have ordered the Butterfish. One of the best meals I have ever had. My wife usually goes with the day's special. This time she chose the "chef's special" which is created by the local chef himself. She said it was delicious. The wait staff is great, as well. They take care of your every need, and are sure to offer the special desserts that need to be made ahead of time during your meal so it will be ready when you have completed your main course. Wine List is impressive as well.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Upscale Seafood!
The happy hour serves delicious drinks and wonderful appetizers.wine selection is good. The tuna dishes are my favorite! Tuna Poke, tuna rolls are of the best tuna you can find.
Service is also excellent!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM