Roy's - Kaanapali

Roy's - Kaanapali

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.royshawaii.com/
  • Phone: 8086696999x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Bar Service

    Daily: 11:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner

    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Joey Macadangdang
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call 808-669-6999 with any catering inquiries.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate groups up to 50 in a semi-private setting.
  • Private Party Contact: Kanoe Medeiros 8086696999x
  • Special Events: If you are interested in booking special events with Roy's Ka'anapali please contact us at 808-669-6999.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Honoapi'ilani Hwy
  • Public Transit: The Ka'anapali Trolley will pick up and drop off at Roy's every 20 minutes starting from 10:56am to the last stop at 9:47pm.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Abundance of self parking available.
A word from Roy's - Kaanapali
Welcome to Roy's Ka'anapali! Since opening "the original" Roy's Hawaii Kai in 1988, I have set out to explore "new directions," blending classic European cooking techniques with unique influences of Asia and the Pacific. Guided by the freshest ingredients and my own sense of freedom, the menu is constantly evolving.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
Roy's - Kaanapali reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (100)fit for foodies (98)scenic view (57)romantic (54)good for groups (42)notable wine list (36)kid-friendly (30)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (20)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (15)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Sweet food but sweat haven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our first trip to this Roy's location but probably our 10th visit to a Roy's restaurant. As always, the food was great. However, we skipped desert as it was so hot in the restaurant. Most ladies were obviously overheating as they either pulled their long hair over their shouler or put it up. We couldn't wait to get out of there. With every table paying from $100 to $300, you'd think they'd put the air conditioning on. We won't return to this location. Bummer!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • juppeats2.5star
    juppeatsVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went to the Maui Roy's expecting it to be similar to quality to the many other Roy's we have visited. It's not. This Roy's was created out of the former golf course restaurant at this site and still resembles it in quality and appearance. We went for lunch and saw nothing of the menu items we love at other Roy's locations. Very few fish choices and were pretty standard fair. My guest and I had the spicy ahi poke which was good, but common to poke you can buy at nearby Safeway. Another guest had pulled pork sandwich and another the fish and chips. Nothing was memorable. Service was spotty, with the servers son doing far better than the dad. Drink orders and requests for things like salt had to be done more than once. Disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A good Experience
    MartyR
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Roy's has fine food and a nice ambience. The food is quite good, drinks a bit too strong (it's nice they don't skimp on alcohol but when ordering a tropical cocktail you want to taste the flavors and not just the alcohol). Recommend the PuPu Canoe (the ribs and Ahi Poke are excellent). Food is very high quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great...
    TMdiners
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Asian fusion dishes, great...molten chocolate cake a must have
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    AsI415VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Excellent service and great food. I know I'll always enjoy my meals when I come here. I think the restaurant decor needs some work. When I think Roy's, I think trendy. Then again, I'm used to the Roy's in San Francisco. (This won't stop me from eating here again or recommending it to friends)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Roy's!
    Christleball
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have a Roy's at home and we eat there often. It seems this location has the best food out of all and we always make sure we eat here when in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same as other Roy's
    Shabu
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This particular location lacks the same ambience and special attention to detail that the other Roys have, and I've been to at least 6 other locations. I did expect the menu to vary, but the restaurant itself looked very plain and the tables were nothing special. They did have some of the typical dishes and the service was stellar, but you just felt like you were in a regular restaurant. It's also not well marked and located on a golf course so there was no feeling of being on Maui or even being remotely near the ocean. I was looking forward to dinner, and it was a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely anniversary dinner
    Helenhawaii
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The appetiser canoe was awesome. The Tuna poke was divine as were the ribs. Desserts awesome too. The service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best anniversary dinner
    Fredlesmac
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Had our 25th anniversary dinner here and decided to come back for our 30th. The new location is awesome on the golf course. It adds to the romance of the occasion. We both had the filet. Best we ever had, We have eaten at Roy's is Pebble Beach, Ca. and this was much better. Great place to have a cocktail at sunset at the bar. We will be back again for our 35th anniversary for sure
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MauiIibbyVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Roy's is always top notch when it comes to their delicious Asion Fusion cuisine, and the wait staff is terrific. Only thing is, this great restaurant just can't compete with the true west-facing restaurants for sunset. Looking out over a golf course really does nothing for us. The accoustics could stand to be improved somehow as noise travels quickly in the main dining room, making it necessary to shout to your dining companions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food. Highly recommended.
    RegS
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We have been to Roy's in San Francisco and two other islands. Roy's at Kaanapali is by far the best. Appetizers, main courses and dessert were excellent. Service was perfect. Although Merimans has the dining room with the best view on Maui, Roy's serves the best meals and does so at a much more reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, but a bit noisy
    Leslie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was excellent, especially the dragon roll and the chocolate soufflé. The serving team was excellent. The only drawback we found was that the noise level was loud making it difficult to talk, but it died down after 9pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another excellent Roy's meal
    Quincy56
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to many Roy's locations. First time to this one on Maui. We had an excellent meal this time around. Had the appetizer pupu platter and then split the three fish plate, which was plenty for the two of us. Also had a coupon for a free chocolate souffle
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    JEDIFOOL
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and drinks were horrible. Way over priced! The room felt and looked like the back of a school play. Totally disappointed because we were referred there! Put a major downer on my anniversary!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived Up To Expectations
    AteInMaui
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had high expectations for many of the restaurants we visited in Maui and Roy's was the only one that lived up to our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gotta Go - to Roy's Maui!
    ritzcracker
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The place where delicious, local, fresh, innovative cuisine comes together with warm, attentive, and personal service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food To Keep You Fit
    Pwh007
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is a great place to go when you want something to eat but don’t want a lot! For appetizer we had Maui onion soup. I did not like it. It was too salty. We also had a crab cake appetizer. There were two tiny cakes that tasted okay. The main course was nice. It was a small seafood dish nicely decorated on the plate with two sides that I could hardly see. High fives to the chef for serving up a wonderful dish! This is a rather expensive restaurant with average prices for wine and beer.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steve
    Steve
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The meal could not have been better...from the appetizer to the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as Always
    MauiFoodLover
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    In every way Roy's delivers each time we go. Perfect service, food is great no matter what we order. The chef even whipped up a special fruit sauce for my daughter's fish selection. It was outstanding! We love Roy's. Catch the man himself at the Hawaii Food and Wine Fest each Fall as well. It's well worth the effort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIGDinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Roy's always provides a wonderful dining experience with scrumptious cuisine and impeccable service. This particular location is settled over a golf course but the view of the ocean is blocked by buildings. The service was quick and efficient with excellent suggestions on the menu. The food was well prepared and for a fine dining restaurant the portions are generous. Overall an excellent meal and well worth the stop if you are on this side of Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!!
    Ginajet
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Phenomenal food. Best birthday dinner ever! Cannot recommend enough. Thank you Roy's for the best time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great in past, not so great today
    tonyweiler
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food choices included too much spicy food, which is a barrier to those with "good taste." Food choices limited (surprise!). Price was high for what was received, considering the location, no where near Hawaiian waters, but far back away from water on the other side of a golf course, next to a busy road. Very noisy, with no seating not near large group tables, with "tipsy" patrons being sure all friends hear what is being sai and everyone else within 20 meters.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappearing waitress!
    Linda
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The appetizers were great but the entrees were bland. Then, the waitress never came back. I swear it was 20 minutes before we saw her again checking on another table. We complained to the manager and she took my husbands meal off the bill. This is a typical tourist trap. There are too many other good places in Maui to endure bad service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roy's Kaanapali
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    When arriving on time with a reservation for a party of four our hostest escorted us past the main dining aira passing several empty tables to a remote table in the back of the restarant. I asked if we could be seated at one of the empty tables that we had passed. The hoastess explained the tabled was reserved. I reminded her that we too had made a reservation. She then proceeded to check with her manager and then relocated us. The restaraunt was a bit noisy and we had a family close by with two out of controll children! Our waitress however was delightful and the food was delicious. I can only offer a mixed review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    Suki
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Look forward to Roy's every time we go to Hawaii! Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was fantastic and the service very good but it is very large and noisy. Not good ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    LocalsVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Short version: Food excellent - service a bit off tonight. Longer version: We have been to Roy's many times at many locations around the country. They always do a great job with local ingredients in a Pan-Pacific menu. My Ono was excellent, as well as my companion's Swordfish. Service was a bit off, ordered several items (including wine), and each took longer than it should - even though the bar was 15 feet away. The waiter went into a long speech of Roy's even though we have been at this location many times. Would we go back - yes, but don't assume we are novices to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    Steve
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Have dined at Roy's in Ka'anapali many times (including when it was located in Kahana) and have always had a good experience. The current location is an improvement. Food is always good as is the service. We do wish there was someway to lower the noise level a bit in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An oldie but still a goodie
    Cleanyourplate
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was superb, as always; the service exemplary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    RDRCER
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We always go to Roy's for special occasions when we are in Hawaii. Whether we are on Maui or Kauai we know we will enjoy our evening. They go out if the way to make your visit special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything from the cocktails, appetizers and entrees had wonderful flavor and unique twists. The fish was like butter and the desserts were incredible (go for the chocolate souffle and the banana crisp!) We enjoyed every bite! The staff was very attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mrs. Lisa Hynes
    Swoopfirst
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been to Roy's many times.This Roy's is by far the best.It was our 28 anniversary,& they treated us like royalty. We were congratulated by the hostess first,brought a little gift from the the chef,and treated to a special dessert.My husband had the risotto with lobster,scallops,&fish,all of which were moist & perfectly cooked.I had the mahijiki which was moist, tender & just lovely. My son ordered the meat-loaf, which he loved & I had later as leftovers-it was amazing!Best for last:our waiter. I'm sad to say I can't remember his name, because he made it all perfect. Not once were we without water,wine, etc.His menu knowledge was spot on-he was friendly and fun.he was that last little ingredient to perfection! Also, soufflé=heaven!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgettable
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This place was absolutely fabulous. The staff was awesome. From the hostess to the bartender to our server. My wife and I could not stop talking about our experience. The food was out of this world!!! The prices were perfect. We can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's guest
    Indgreats
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great seafood . No ambience, looks like Denny's. Loud and hated the bar in the middle of the room. Ok for the golf scene it must cater to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Start to a good meal
    LeddyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had reservations for a few days via OpenTable and when we got to to the restaurant, the hostess steered us to the worst table available even though many tables were open siting the excuse that we were only two and all the open tables were for 4, even though the first table offered was set for 4. We had to request another table and they reluctantly gave us a much better table after a long delay. This is a real downer to start a meal and a really bad habit of some restaurants. Even though the food and wait staff were excellent, the large open setting of the restaurant makes the noise and commotion level almost unbearable for the price we pay to eat there. Coupled with our hostess experience, I have to downgrade my rating for Roy's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Started Slow, Ended Strong
    Indurate7VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We made a reservation and had to wait an additional 20 minutes. But once we sat down the food was amazing! And the waitress took good care of us. Not saying it is a kids restaurant, but we took our child and they had a special menu and looked after his needs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Venue, Venerable Roy's
    PapaGVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Long time fans of Roy's, this was our first time at the new Kaanapali venue, a real improvement. The golf course/sunset view are great (no ocean) and the upscale vibrant atmosphere is classic Roy's. Our dinner was excellent: Seared ahi sashimi appetizer, seafood stew, crusted monchong all exceeded expectations. Good wine list, with reasonable and upscale options. Service was attentive though wine pouring could have been more timely. Chocolate mousse dessert was just average. Easy walk from the Kaanapali hotels and condos. Kids menu available, and they seemed to handle groups OK, but the restaurant is a bit upscale for small children. Signage is a bit lacking so if you're trying to find it, the restaurant is in the clubhouse. G
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in Maui
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We've been to all the good places in kaanapali during our 8 day vacation in maui and this place really stood out. Exceptional food and service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MAUIFOODY
    MauifoodyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Lunch was delicious and we go there often. Dinner is a gourmands dream. Chef Joey Macadangdang and the entire staff of Roys are the best of the best. If you're a visitor, this is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roy's never fails
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food always the same, great. We sampled multiple dishes and desserts. Everyone was completely happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.