Roy's Ko'Olina
Roy's Ko'Olina

Roy's Ko'Olina

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.royshawaii.com/
  • Phone: (808) 676-7697
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner
    Daily: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary Asian
  • Executive Chef: Darryl Shinogi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do off-site catering for food only. We work with outside vendors to provide equipment and service.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Desiree Ota for private dining options
  • Private Party Contact: Desiree Ota 8086767697
  • Entertainment: We have live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday night outside on our Bridge Bar Lanai from 5:30-8:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kamoana Pl
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Self Parking at the Golf Course
A word from Roy's Ko'Olina
Open since 2004, Roy’s Ko Olina is located on the beautiful West Side of the island. We offer inside seating as well as dining on our covered Bridge Bar lanai which overlooks the 18th Hole of the Ko Olina Golf Course. Along with Roy's classic items, our guests can enjoy a vast selection of innovative creations using the freshest local ingredients available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Roy's Ko'Olina reviews from OpenTable diners
231 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (162)fit for foodies (119)great for outdoor dining (98)romantic (97)scenic view (87)good for groups (63)neighborhood gem (56)notable wine list (48)kid-friendly (38)great for lunch (28)hot spot (22)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (10)Show More
  • Shout out to Neil!
    NumNumNum
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Neil, our server, made the experience. We love the atmosphere, food, staff, etc but from start to finish Neil provided an excellent dining experience. We sat outside as it was a cool night. Live music was playing but it didn't disturb our table conversation. Neil showed up and from the beginning he exuded a kind attitude and sincerity that he wanted to make sure our night went well. We took his suggestion on the Fish Duet and glad we did. The butter fish is amazing and my favorite thing there. Neil also provided us desert options well before we were too full to want desert. Good thing too or we would have missed out on the Mac Nut Tart. Thank you Neil for making our 7 year anniversary dinner so memorable. Our friends that were in from out of town joined us and they couldn't have been more impressed with their 1st meal on Oahu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but REALLY LONG service time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were seated quickly with our reservation. Our waiter was friendly and courteous; however, the length of time it took before someone actually came to get our drink order, to get our food order, to actually get our food, and to finally got our check took FOREVER. That time alone probably extended our dinner AT LEAST an extra hour (good thing we weren't in a rush). The food was exceptionally delicious and the atmosphere was great with the live music. Despite the service time, we would probably come again but definitely plan ahead for the extended length of dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience at Roys!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We were on vacation and always try to find a Roys. We had a wonderful dining experience! Top notch service and food
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What is happening to the dress code?
    Eddie
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We love Roy's for special occasions. The cuisine can't be beat, the atmosphere is excellent, as is the service. It does seem as if people are starting to push the dress code a bit. If golf courses can require collared shirts, maybe Roy's should do the same.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Szechuan Spiced Baby Back Pork Rib
    LoveExcellentRestaurantsVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Pros: - Ample parking in a free-self parking lot adjacent Koolina golf course - Beautiful view of the Koolina golf course - Lunch after a round of golf Recommendations - Szechuan Spiced Baby Back Pork Rib - Roasted Macadamia Nut White Fish with Lobster Butter Sauce - Dessert, Hot Chocolate Souffle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    MauigirlVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Great service, food served hot and fresh. So glad we tried it, we will go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice evening at Roy's
    kendal
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We enjoyed the food and service very much on our anniversary celebration. This is a great special occasions restaurant. The ahi tuna was seared to perfection and the accompanying sauces were great. My wife had the Prix Fixe menu which also was prepared deliciously. The only things that prevent me from giving it 5 stars is the salad and the noise level. The kale salad was very good as far as the greens were concerned, but it was soggy with dressing. A lighter hand on the dressing would do wonders. As far as the noise is concerned, it's largely an acoustics issue, which you likely will have to live with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Place for everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Awesome Food, Service, and Atmosphere at Roy's! We really loved the butter fish, shrimp and ribs. The staff really made our night special. Thank you Roy's for a great time...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    He was wonderful, took his time to explain the menu, and was very patient.. Great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review for Roy's
    Debbie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I was really surprised by the terrible lighting at this restaurant. We went in the evening and the outside tables each have one or two spotlights shining down on them which really killed the ambiance. Some of the food was quite good (like the kale salad) but some was just mediocre (like the macadamia encrusted fish). It's pricey so I was expecting a better overall experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies who lunch
    Hulananni
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    3 wahine (all Scorpios) celebrated a birthday. Black swans in the water ....palm trees swaying. Super waithelp. Birthday dessert gratis. Good time. Not having to drive into Honolulu.....priceless!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    Table4Four
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Always wanted to try Roy's but was afraid of three prices. So glad we took the chance. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Our waiter was friendly, took the time to explain the different choices, made recommendations that were on point, and came back to check on us frequently.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    LadyJ
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Roy's is my favorite restaurant, so I took my friend as a surprise on her graduation day. She really enjoyed every minute, right down to the last bit. She was surprised at the in depth knowledge of the waiter on the menu selections. She was also thrilled by all the special attention she received on her special day. A special Mahalo Nui Loa to all the staff at Roy's Ko'Olina!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • augieoski
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wonderful place - we wanted to go somewhere that was not resort food and this worked our perfectly - food was fabulous and service was great - cocktails wonderful and prices were reasonable and good portions plenty big -
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need some more lights
    foodlover
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Was seated first or second table on the right side. And light needs a bit more brightness. The table next,to us had to use the "bright light" from their phone. I looked up and saw the light pined at our tables, but it was not enough for the dark area. Other than that, the service and food was very good...opah was perfectly cooked and tasty. And the wine Chantel paired with the opah matched, so yes I was impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ko Olina Hot Spot
    Abs1929
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Love Roy's! Great spot in Ko Olina, when there isn't much to choose from in the area. We love going here for special occasions :) They give a free dessert, when you note on your reservation it's a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal at Roy's
    Lance
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Fine dining options are fairly limited on the west side of Oahu, but Roy's can always be counted on for fantastic flavors, tasty cocktails and friendly service. It's our "go to" place for any special event, or sometimes for no event at all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HiEye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We've been to Roy's before, but not the one at Ko Olina. We were not disappointed. The food, service, and ambiance was excellent. We were very relaxed and had a great time. We will definitely go again and bring our visitors when they come to the Islands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Usually Roy's is good. The service was slipping. It was very slow and plates were just left to sit a long time. The food was just ok this time, nothing great. We have had better in the past. I was more disappointed with the lack of good service outside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great services
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    They serve the great services for specially kids. We had a fun together and enjoyed the dinner on that day.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good place to take a guest
    Buster
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We've been to Roy's at Ko O'lina many times as it is one of the few restaurants in the Kapolei area that I would take an out of town guest to or celebrate a special occasion. My wife and guest liked the local-style bento box but I was disappointed in the fish entree choices on the lunch menu. I was not really interested in fish and chips but it was my only fish entree choice. The fish was OK but the chips were very disappointing. The desserts were excellent as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorite places to go
    Rx2dine
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Everything I've tried has been great. Seafood is fresh and wonderful. The ribeye is flavorful and tender. Save room for the macadamia nut tart. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kenny's review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Always great. Roy's Ko Olina it's my favorite restaurant of all time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great! BUT...
    COLW
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I love this restaurant. One of my favorites and it really is a great value. You go here because the food is delicious and the service is great and I never feel akward wearing shorts and an Aloha shirt. I always get fresh fish of the day but the short rib is special. End your meal with the chocolate souffl'e; real treat. However, they have kept the fixed price menu static for years. While I love it, it would be nice to mix it up a little.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    LalaLuvsAndy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Took my Dad here for his 60th Birthday. The entire family loved every bite. Wonderful service and exceptional food. We loved every moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    JJJJ
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Roy's was our best dinner of the trip. While pricey, it was still a better deal than across the street at Disney. Food was great. Service was fabulous. Try the different cocktails. They were all good. We'll be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roys in KoOlina..slightly impressed
    Noxnaman
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Mai Tai was perfect. Complimentary Appetizer (Beef mini egg rolls) provided since it was our Honeymoon Dinner, last night at Aulani nearby. Noticed it was plated with the same sauces as my wife's dinner choice. We had the crab cakes as a starter. Presentation is basic but the flavor was intense. I ordered the filet mignon...asked for medium rare and it arrived medium well. Didn't mind though. Wife ordered the Butterfish...cooked well but portions could be more for the prices paid. Overall great customer service. Didn't have room for dessert. Would easily come back. Not a restaurant to eat at on a budget.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roy's is a must try
    AZvistor
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We ate at Roys twice during our stay. Our lunch was great. They even made one of the orders wrong, which was no big deal. But wow they more than made it right with extra food and drinks. For dinner the food and service was amazing. The best meal we had the whole trip.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's Ko'Olina
    TWong
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My friend came down from the mainland and she, my mom and I had a great dinner at Roy's. I like the Ko'Olina one because of its outdoor seating, which is quieter and fresh. It is a perfect place to share food with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Md123
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We eat at Roy's Ko'Olina each time we visit the Marriott which has been 4 times this year. The food and service is always consistently very good. We had the prefix menu and selected the sashimi and the macadamia nut encrusted fish with the chocolate soufflé all of which were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly with good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had an excellent experience with Roy's. Friendly waiters who explained various menu items to us. Food was excellent and hot. They made our special occasion even better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Felt rushed by our waitress. Food just ok....there were at least five other Hawaiin restaurants we had better meals at. No more Ko Olina Roy's for us
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  • Good in every aspect
    Serge
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We stayed in the nearby Aluani Resort and came for a dinner to have something special that would be different from the options available at the resort. I should say, it was much-much better than I expected: food was great, service - efficient and the place outside while overlooking the golf course was a truly nice one. It is not a cheap place. However, it was the case when we did not regret about money spent. So all in all it is a nice place that is well recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly satisfied
    1gourmetcritic
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The awesome Honey Ribs, Miso Butterfish & Rack of Lamb along with the friendly & knowledgeable staff made our dinner VERY enjoyable. Don't forget to order your desserts!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • nice touch
    LouisVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and they really went the extra mile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's at Ko Olina
    techmgr
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The outside bar was perfect fora before dinner drink. We had reservations although we may not have needed them. The menu was varied and difficult to choose which entree as they are all great. I had the mustard honey rib(excellent) and my wife had the fillet (she does not eat muchmeat). She ate every bit exclaiming how good it was. The wine list was more limited that I remember at Roy's but our cab was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and delish food.
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The service is really great because everyone pitches in. Even the busboys help with service and will get you something if you ask for it. The food is more on the gourmet side, which makes it special and definitely no run of the mill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Roys
    Majoy
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was so good as well as d scenic view of d pond and golf course..enjoyed my anniversary lunch with my other half.. Friendly staff!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time There and Loved It
    MeliaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was our first time to Roy's Ko Olina. We normally dine closer to home at the Roy's in Hawaii Kai, and we had heard so many great things about the Ko Olina location that we had to try it for ourselves. We loved the sushi bar option, the mango and cheese pupus, the service, and the inside and outside bar areas were both full and everyone seemed like they were having fun. Our servers were all very friendly and prompt. We will definitely make the 40 mile drive out there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Night At Roys
    Sophis1234VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    It began when we were seated and no on came until we asked if a waiter would be available, some 10 minutes after we were seated. Some items on the menu were not available. Food was not prepared the way it was ordered. Sent back to the kitchen and it still came out. Manager voluntarily came over to apologize. It was the last time we saw her or anyone as we left the restaurant. No one was at the bar or the front door reception when we left. This is NOT the Roy's we have become accustomed to and enjoyed in the past. We consider this our 'Home' Roy's and have enjoyed their food from Scottsdale to the Big Island to Maui. It was one of the worst restaurant experiences ever.
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