Roy's Los Angeles Downtown
Roy's Los Angeles Downtown
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Roy's Los Angeles Downtown

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2134884994
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation Monday – Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm Friday: 11:30am - 10:30pm Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Aloha Hour: Sun - Fri 4:30 - 6:30 & 9pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Garrett Mukogawa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: All our private dining rooms are completely private – you will have your own designated service staff to take care of you throughout your event. With beautiful & elegant Hawaiian artwork, you & your guests will be put in the Hawaiian state of mind to celebrate the gathering. There will be individually printed, personalized menus at each place setting.
  • Private Party Contact: Group Sales Manager 2134884994

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th St. & Figueroa St.
  • Public Transit: Red Line Metro a 7th & Figueroa / DASH Downtown A or F line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is located on the left hand side of 8th street inbetween Flower & Figueroa (8th Street is a one way street going west)
A word from Roy's Los Angeles Downtown
The legendary culinary vision of Roy Yamaguchi can be enjoyed right here in Los Angeles. At Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, our menu features the finest seafood with a focus on delicacies from the oceans around Hawaii. Each creation is a fusion of flavors found in our freshest local ingredients with European sauces and bold Asian spices and served with the spirit of Aloha, creating a dining experience that leaves you feeling like you’ve found paradise. The Downtown Los Angeles restaurant is located on the corner of 8th and Figueroa and features a spacious dining room with a sushi counter that gives you a front row seat to the excitement of the exhibition kitchen. In the kitchen, Chef Garrett Mukogawa brings his imagination and artistry to the plate every night. Chef Garrett learned his love of cooking from his Grandma Park, whose creativity in the kitchen influenced Garrett’s style of cooking. It is our pleasure to welcome you into our Ohana and we look forward to serving you.
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Roy's Los Angeles Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
  • As good as always
    MeAndroo
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I've been to Roy's in Hawaii, in Anaheim, and at this particular downtown location 3 times. Each time I've been to the downtown LA branch, the staff has been very accommodating to our birthday wishes (always seems to be a birthday), giving us a personalized menu, dessert, and commemorative photo. This last trip was for my wife's birthday, and as always, the food was above average, the service was great, and everything was as good as I could've expected. Wife had the LA Menu-exclusive 14 oz prime rib eye and I had the seasonal prix fixe with lobster bisque, pork osso busco, and miso butterscotch budino. Fantastic. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 26th anniversary dinner.
    Classic8iron
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Sar at our favorite seating.....the kitchen bar. Such Chef entertained us the whole dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Acceptable
    KF2designsVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The food was decent. Not very inventive but rather safe. The sushi and tempura plate was quite good however. Service was decent but I wish you didn't have to ask for more water or coffee. Waiter could have been a bit more attentive. The moderately priced lunch menu items didn't make me think of Hawaii or anything more than slightly different pub food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One Word - "Butterfish"
    TakeTheCannoli
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    A must order, this fish is the best ever - expertly prepared by the chef's at Roy's. We also ordered the beef short riibs which were also very good. Did not receive the attention I expected, but would not hesitate on returning. Chocolate soufflé was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    We ate at Roy's before the Justin Timberlake show at The Forum - we got great service and they made sure we were right on time for our ride to the show. KOA was a great waiter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Each Roy's location allows
    PLM20VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Each Roy's location allows the Chef to have a menu that allows them to express their personality. This location has a very creative chef which blends the flavor of the island theme with fresh ideas making for a very interesting menu. Great location for before a game at Staple's center
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced seafood
    tlovoy
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The food was way overpriced for the quantity and quality of the dishes we ordered.
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  • Good food, service was okay...
    SCKangsVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Good food, service was okay... very noisy restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Hot Pot was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The Hot Pot was delicious however it would be even better with some crusty bread for the broth and small forks for the shell fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A trusted favorite
    gcactiv
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Roy's LA Downtown is that reliable 'all arounder' for a family brunch or that special occasion - love that there's always the standard filet mignon or the more exotic seafood delicacies - staff is fun and well versed on wine suggestions - even though we live on the west side, my wife and I consider this our "Cheers"... friendly, inviting and local-feeling!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice if you are heading
    funcouple
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Good choice if you are heading to STAPLES....new years pre fix was good and not crazy expensive....VERY LOUD....cannot hear you tablemate well because of others around you...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roys made our night special
    like2comer
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Great food. Awesome staff. Drinks were delicious. Made my wife's birthday special with a personal pic and special menu insert. Thanks you Roy's. Did I mention the food great. Eat the boneless ribs, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We celebrated a birthday and
    casaLVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We celebrated a birthday and the Staff did an excellent job. The personalized menu was a nice touch. The managers came by wish our Friend a Happy Birthday, and asked if we needed anything else, excellent service..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    DisappointedinMalibuVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We love Roy's in Hawaii but didn't expect such a nice meal/experience in the downtown LA madness that has grown up near Staples Center and the Music Center. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the feeling tone of other diners was really nice. Not cheap, but we had a great time and it was a piece of cake to get over to the Ahmanson from Roy's to see our performance. We shall return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I had a really
    Luigi
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    My wife and I had a really good time at Roy's. We really enjoyed the downtown skyline view that we had from table. The food was delicious and service was on the money. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you to the staff
    TinaO
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We can not thank Audra enough for making our office holiday lunch so special. The appetizers were to die for especially the spring rolls and ribs. All of the main dishes were excellent. The desserts were particularly good and we could have eaten the strawberry cake all day. We will definitely be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Roll - yes; Butterfish - no
    MichaelS
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    The lobster roll was amazing while the butterfish wasn't anything special. Lobster potstickers were liked by me, but not by my wife. 1988 Cocktail is sweet and the Hawaiian Martini was ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visit was the first for friends
    HihosilverenoVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We dined at the downtown LA location (our preferred location in the LA area although we live in Studio City) and this was a first time to Roy's for our friends. The wife is vegan and the husband is a foodie. Both thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The ambiance was perfect and our service was superb! The vegan had a lo mein dish which she not only enjoyed - she took some home for the the following day. Our foodie friend had Roy's trio which is always a hit and he made a special comment that the black cod was delicious. He also enjoyed the salmon and mahi mahi but the black cod aka butterfish was something he would definitely order on a return trip. He and I shared the lobster potstickers as an appetizer and they were phenominal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's is always a hit
    CarreraBev
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    We went to Roy's is Downtown LA and had a wonderful time. The server was fun, the food was great and the wine was very good. I have been to Roy's in Pasadena as well and had the same level of service and food quality as we did this time. We took a couple who had never been to Roy's before and they loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We celebrated our 30 th anniversary
    casaLVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    We celebrated our 30 th anniversary and everyone who attended to us gave us a happy anniversary comment. They frequently checked on our food and drinks, fixing one minor detail quickly. The whole staff was extremely attentive to our needs. We will definitely return with the whole family.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    Morrow
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    This was my first time at roys and I will be back. It was a good vibe and the food was excellent. The waiters were all friendly and informative on the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Tokyobounf
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    I've eaten at Roy's in Honolulu. This may be suffering from quality control, being a part of a chain. I ordered lobster rolls and lobster potstickers. I didn't taste lobster in either of them. It might as well have been surimi. The guava chiffon cake was like a guava biscuit! And the waiter charged me $1 more , $8.99 instead of $7.99. I was running late so I didn't point it out...he'd already made an earlier error that took quite some time to fix.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is always great and always
    Jayme
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Food is always great and always an enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I am never disappointed
    Hard2Please
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Roy's has been around a while, but isn't a tired place at all. The food is always great, as is the service. This visit was with a friend from Dallas, and she was very impressed. Previous visit was on my birthday, and they did a nice, low key, job of making it very special. I am lucky to have this great place very close to my home, which makes it even better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • USC parents weekend
    jrcoss
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Enjoyed a sumptuous meal at Roy's LA Downtown, with outstanding flank steak/fingerling potatoes/green beans, capped off by the amazing chocolate souffle. Will definitely visit again next time in LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Spicy" Meant Salty
    JMIII
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I ordered a fried rice with egg dish ("Bi Bim Bap"?) that was described as spicy, and pork ribs, and a strawberry lemonade. The pork ribs were fine, if uninspired. The stawberry lemonade tasted as though it had been made with strawberry syrup rather than with real strawberries, and the beef that accompanied the fried rice with egg was not spicy "hot" but instead was excessively salty. Our waitress was very understanding and replaced the fried rice dish with a short ribs entree that was very tender and tasted fine. Overall the restaurant's ambience was very pleasant and the service was generally good; however, the quality of the dishes I tasted did not justify the prices.
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  • Menu is always interesting
    Culture1
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Great spot for a business lunch or dinner before an event at the Staples Center. The menu is interesting, the food is tasty especially the fish dishes and the service is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited menu and small portions
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Just having returned from Hawaii, I was happy to go to Roy's for a little island reminder. I was surprised that seared ahi (salad) wasn't on the menu. Our server talked with the chef and offered it could be done, but it wasn't easy. I went instead with the salmon. I ordered the lunch portion, which is not inexpensive, and it was a very small piece. I'm ok with smaller portions for lunch, but I still was a bit surprised at how small. Lunch was served quickly though which we appreciated.
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  • Fantastic as the Islands
    lardgal
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    We usually go to Roy's when in Hawaii, however finding ourselves without a reservation before a concert at Staples we booked a table last minute. It was a 3 block walk to Staples with plenty of parking. Unlike some of the restaurants at LA Live the service was outstanding! Very informed about everything on the menu and timed perfectly. I highly recommend the short rib appetizer with fried egg on top. It was a take on Loco Moco that you won't forget. My friend ordered butterfish and for a non fish eater she loved it! The only reason we didn't give them 5 stars on the food was that the sushi roll pieces were a bit big to eat in 1 bite which is a pet peeve. All in all we had a great experience and will. be back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's is dependable and a
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Roy's is dependable and a great place to go for a full meal or a lot of appetizers. We had the poke which is delicious as well as sushi that was tasty and fresh. Ribs are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to par
    DereklVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    Service was good as usual but the food that night was not up to par. We usually love Roy's. Maybe the chef was off that night.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salads poor quality,
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Salads both the cesar and iceberg were made ahead of time, lettuce was soggy and no taste. The ribs were good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thank you for a great dining
    Kimilita
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Thank you for a great dining experience. We were on a mother/daughter date before the John Mayer show. Food was excellent. Our server was great. Our dessert had a special surprise....not sure if it was planned not. There was a "hidden Mickey" in the dessert sauce, which impressed us greatly, since we are huge Disney lovers!! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Early Dinner
    BruceVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    We had tickets for the Walt Disney Hall 10th Anniversary Concert that was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. That posed a "where to eat" problem for us... knowing that we'd need to be finished eating before 6:30 to get to the hall on time. Not all that many restaurants in downtown L.A. open early (5 p.m.)... but Roy's does. And it turned out to be a perfect choice. The food was great (everything cooked perfectly and super tasty) and the service was equally terrific. This was our first visit to the downtown Roy's (we've been to their restaurants in Hawai'i many times, as well as the Roy's in Pasadena and Woodland Hills), and we were really impressed by how friendly and efficient the staff was.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    daijonesVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Nice menu which was quite different from online, slow service but lucky we were in no rush and all dishes we had were poorly prepared and/or cooked, just glad we brought our own nice wine.
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  • Outstanding Service!
    RebeccaSVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We had a coupon for this restaurant but forgot to bring it. The staff overheard us lamenting that we left it at home and surprised us with a complimentary appetizer, the lobster pot stickers, which were fantastic. Our entrees were both tasty - each fish was not overpowered by the accompanying sauce. When our dessert took longer than expected, we were given a complimentary one while we waited for what we had ordered. This was the best customer service I have experienced in a long time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Playwright55VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    I have been to Roy's many times and the food is always spectacular, the service top notch and the staff really know how to take care of you. I love this restaurant. The downtown Roy's is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still very good but can be better!
    CAandMAVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    This visit was just a little off. The food delivery had some long gaps even though the restaurant was not very busy. The sushi was not as distinctive as it normally tastes and given L.A.'s many options, this could become a problem--quality of ingredients always beat over elaboration, which Roy's normally has in perfect balance. As ever, personnel are friendly and glad to welcome patrons but this just wasn't our best dinner. We will be back because the food and location appeal but we will hope the "sparkle" returns!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We adore Roy's especially
    Anniversary
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    We adore Roy's especially on our Anniversary. We Celebrate at Roy's almost every year and the Staff gives us such a warm and friendly Aloha welcome. The food is always delicious and served beautifully. Happy hour is a real deal and so much fun. We highly recommend Roy's Downtown Los Angeles.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish and beef at its finest!
    PSmithVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Fish and beef at its finest! Also, a fine Gluten-free menu! When we arrived, I announced myself, they said "happy birthday" Mr Smith! That the beginning of a wonderful evening! Thank you to the staff for a special evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.