Roy's Newport Beach
Roy's Newport Beach

Roy's Newport Beach

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9496407697
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm

    Aloha Hour - Daily 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the bar
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Edgar Agbayani
  • 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Roy's Newport Beach
Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.

We invite you to join us at Roy's Newport Beach located in Fashion Island, South Orange County's premier shopping center, featuring an exhibition kitchen, Chef’s Counter, spacious dining room and three private dining rooms.
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Roy's Newport Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (79)fit for foodies (58)good for groups (34)romantic (32)notable wine list (20)vibrant bar scene (19)neighborhood gem (16)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (9)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Delicious Dining
    Mouse
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Received a $25 gift card from Roy's and decided to take them up on the offer. We ate there during Newport Beach Reataurant week a year ago. The food is delicious and the service very good. I cannot have ice water and they made sure that my water glass was always filled without any ice. I have never had a restaurant take this much care. However, it is very expensive. The gift card barely made a dent in our bill. Very enjoyable but strictly for special occasions.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Foodie1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was poor and delivered mild warm. The server realized that I need more sauce with my tempura fish and offered to get me more. She stopped and spoke to another server and that distraction was enough to forget! This was not a great experience or a inexpensive meal.
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  • Thoroughly Enjoyed
    SnickerfulVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Roy's and are so glad we did! Our server was on great. He made great recommendations and was very attentive. The food we had was melt in your mouth delicious! It was our first time there so the chef gave us a couple of lobster pot-stickers to try. YUM! We shared the spicy tuna roll (forgot the name) for an appetizer and we both had the butterfish entree. OMG....the butterfish was amazing. It was cooked perfectly and just melted in your mouth. Everything was great and we will definitely be going back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great service, great food
    swt21VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Roy's is consistent in food quality and service. Tried the lobster pot pie for the first time. Lobster meat was brigand plentiful. Added a side ir rice to enjoy the broth in the pie, yum.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy and Delicious
    Elvira
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First time at Roys and didn't expect it to be so healthy,and delicious. No bread basket and carbs but edamame with great seasoning. I had the butter fish and my husband had the Opah, both were well prepared and melted in your mouth. We had a mango mojito (delish) and a Hawaiian martini both were excellent. We had the chocolate souffle, with vanilla bean ice cream, wonderful! Our server was Cayenne who was so warm and welcoming and took great care of us. She really shines at this establishment. It is a little pricy but we really enjoyed ourselves.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful evening
    goodeater
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    They were very accomodating. We called because we were running late due to traffic coming from the South bay and arrived an hour after our reservation. They seated us within 10 minutes and were friendly. Service was great as was the food! Can't wait to go back when I'm not pregnant for more of the sushii!! Coconut ice cream was to die for!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Roys Newport Beach
    Royscuisine
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great ribs, appetizers (Canoe for two), Rib-eye was yummy. Mixed trio was OK. Salmon tasted on the farm side and Halibut ( not fresh), Butterfish was fresh. Excellent service. Roy's welcomes you and makes you feel special. We were celebrating our son's birthday and had an extra special dessert from Roys.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Consistently excellent
    21forthewinVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been to several of the Roy's locations across the US and Hawaii and have never been disappointed. My go to dish is the blackened Ahi tuna which is a signature dish and shouldn't be missed if you enjoy Ahi. The service is consistently attentive without being intrusive. Nice wine list. If you are a chocolate lover, save room for the molten lava cake! The cake is truly molten and delicious!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Expected
    AR23
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Heres a real bottom line review...the service was A Plus. The food was A Plus. My girlfriend enjoyed the butter fish while I had the trio of salmon, crusted mahi, and butter fish and we were not disappointed. The fish was cooked perfectly and flavored flawlessly. Desert was excellent. My girlfriend enjoyed their signature soufflé while I had the bread pudding. Both were excellent. Next time we'll try steaks.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy is excellent/wine dinners not
    maryannVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The wine dinner was a dissapointment with poor wines which were very young The room was crowded and extremely noisy Fortunately Roy always serves excellent food Avoid wine dinners!!'
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    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent fish dishes
    NewportDiner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I have been to Roy's probably 15 times at various locations. Always excellent. Very consistent. Figure $35/plate, $15/appetizer, $12/chocolate suffle, + drinks.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The kitchen was a little slow
    zekeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Did not get our food til about one hour after ordering.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion fav!!
    cmontygo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We love Roy's for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, whatever!! The food and service are always excellent! And they are extremely accommodating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • GREAT FOOD, BUT AMBIANCE???
    tavhb
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went for our anniversary, and while I made a resv 3 days in advance, we were sat in the very back dining room, while there was plenty of room in the main dining room. Not much to look at & the music in the room was way too loud. Music was a mix of hip-hop and rap - not what I expected in a Hawaiian Fusion restuarant. However server Thomas, made the experience lovely and the food was terrific! Make sure you ask to be seated in the main dining room, unless you want your own space to have a party.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Asian flavor
    K8lae
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fish cooked well, great appetizers, nice staff, but layout of place not so nice.. Will be back for the food!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophistication of flavor missing
    TeacakeVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was definitely standard good. But this is Roy's! Lobster dumplings: can't taste the lobster. Mac and cheese: can't taste the truffles and the bacon added none of that characteristic saltiness. The pork chop special tasted wayyyy too smoky without a juiciness of the pork flavor itself to back it up. Was instead dry and flavorless itself. I'm being picky. But it's because it's Roy's. Do better, guys.
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  • Great Food, Awful Service
    BinxVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Kudos to Roy's for updating and expanding the menu. We had the calamari, the seafood trio and the seabass tempura. All were excellent and the trio portions were larger than before. A+ for the food. C- for the service, though. It took a long time to be greeted by our server and then she seemed to dislike us for some reason. Water, drinks, food service all took much longer than usual at this Roy's. Not sure what her problem was but it ruined an otherwise great meal.
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  • Consistently Good Food
    newportfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We dine here quite often and find it to be very consistent with great seafood, appetizers, etc. The chocolate molten cake can't be beat. I see some other reviewers complaining about the cost and/or the parking valet at $6 --- all the restaurants in Fashion Isl are $6 or more and some of the others are far more expensive. There is always self parking and other more casual eateries.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricing supports high rent location
    Paolo
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The chef definitely injects some creative flair, but everything we ordered was very pricey relative to the overall value received. Seafood entree portions were miniscule with hardly enough sides. Sushi rolls were ample, but also overpriced. Their signature molten chocolate dessert was also overpriced. The waiter (Thomas) had an "interesting" affect and reminded us of his name half a dozen times. He seemed insistent to take our wine order before we selected our entrees. Reservations at the beginning of their Sunday evening was a very busy and noisy time. Diners were a mixed bag of evening attire and beach casual. The recepsionist's attitude was somber and not welcoming at all.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    CathyM
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My daughter asked to go here to cebrate her 31dt birthday. The service was amazing. They recommended some great drinks and we all had a great time. We have been to other Roy's and they are all wonderful but the Newport Beach Roy's is very hospitable and inviting. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    VersaceVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Had an amazing dinner w. my daughter who turned 18! The Restaurant printed a Happy 18th Message in the Menu just for us. What a classy touch! We were so touched and impressed by it. Then the food is hot and yummy too! The chocolate lava cake is to die for. Love this Restaurant for sure.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place But Overpriced
    Chicagogirl92VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I wanted to take my dear friend out for a nice dinner, but not impressed. Had heard good things. However, for a $100 tab, I expect more than 1 cup of pasta with 4 medium, overcooked shrimp, with the shells still on and a glass of okay wine. If the pasta had some extraordinary flavoring or the shrimp was perfectly cooked, it would still be uber expensive...the pasta was a flat overcooked fettucine-type noodle. To add to expense, valet parking was $6.00 (not including the tip), and my car was literally less than 20 steps away from the valet podium...Wow! I am willing to pay for a good meal, just getting tired of the boring-overpriced food around OC.
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  • Roy's
    Delish2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was excellent and service was good . They were very accommodating to our children. Very kid friendly and loved their special dessert for kids.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    hirisVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It's always nice to go to Roy's in Newport Beach. Very attentive staff and great food.
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    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Disapointed this trip!
    Phoenixlady
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food itself was good almost as usual, but their signature souffle was very disapointing! No liquid center. It was like a cake. Plus it was more noisey this trip.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Good service, average food.
    Lucisami
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our waitstaff was excellent-friendly, knowledgable and attentive. The room we were seated in was too cold. I'm not usually one to complain, but we could not be moved so they kept saying they would turn down the ac but, of course, it would always get turned back up. Kind of ruins your evening to be shivering. The appetizers were good, shorts ribs and lobster ravioli. But my dinner, steak and lobster, was dry and over cooked. The steak was very gristly and the lobster was just 3-4 bites. I would not recommend it to a friend, and we all went away thinking it was over-rated.
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  • Unique Dining
    Seafoodfanatic
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food. Great atmosphere. The cuisine is pretty unique for stateside offerings. Everything was very tasty. Most of the crowd of seven ordered seafood and seemed very pleased with the results. Service was good.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Will not return -- three strikes
    bunnyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Use to be a great place with consistent food. The service & atmosphere remain very good but the food quality and consistency has been poor for the last 3 visits -- a continual decline in food freshness, seasoning, etc. We were served stale/old fish & even the guy that delivered it watched to see how our reaction to the smell and appearance of several dishes. They did remove 2 obviously spoiled items from our bill. We eat high end food & do not mind paying for it when it is good - an average of $100+ per person is typical. The appetizers (3) and four entrees were marginal at best. The drinks were good - hard to mess wine and standard mixed drinks. The deserts (3) were the best part of the meal.
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  • Dining pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food and service is always good at this location. Enjoyed the Steak and Lobster tail combo. Also like the Sunday special Short Rib/Butter Fish Combo Will keep coming back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Awesome!
    socaln8ive
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I've been coming here for a couple years now. I have never had a bad meal. The staff is the best I have ever seen. Be sure to come early to enjoy their happy hour and you MUST have the chocolate soufflee
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  • Tkenn7
    tkenn7
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Lovely quiet booth, good servers. The Cesar salad was garlicky and very good. The macadamia encrusted mahi with lobster creme sauce could have packed a little more flavor but the piece of fish was fresh and generous. The seared ahi with wasabi was excellent. Next time I'll have that.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Most Enjoyable
    JoeyOh
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everything was most satisfactory. the food was great and exactly what our waitperson, Haley, said it would be, no disappointments. We were going on to the theater and all went very smooth. I'll return again.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Roys
    Obie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The restaurant continues to maintain great food and a wonderful presentation since being sold by Yamaguchi to a large restaurant chain. The Newport Beach restaurant is probably the best overall Roy's in So Cal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Disappointing Birthday dinner
    SnobotVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had the 2 course Lobster tail and filet mignon special and it was good. The disappointing part was that we were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. The waitress took a picture of the entire party. The usual thing was to print the picture and present to us with the Roy's picture holder. The waitress never did and we forgot about that. Once we got home, I called the restaurant and see whether I can pick up the photo the next day. The hostess took my cell and said they will check and call me back. It is 5 days later now and no one has called. I was bummed because that's the only picture with the entire party.
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    kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Overcooked fish
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I ordered an item from the Chef's menu, highly recommended by the server. I cautioned him that I like my fish nicely seared on the outside, but cooked medium at most, flaky and moist. He assured me that would be the case. When I got the fish, it was hard as a rock. So he brought me a different dish, mushy butterfish, but by then my wife has already finished eating. And I got charged for the slightly more expensive second order, not the first. We will not be back.
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  • Always a great meal
    Lora888VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Always great service, loved the butter fish. Order the chocolate suffle early, as it can take about 20 minutes for them to make.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Wonderful!
    Brendadeene
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    You are never disappointed when done at Roy's. The fish is always prepared the way you like it. Nothing is over cooked.
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  • A Restaurant needs to make changes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The service, at best was fair, but the food really needs to get back to the basics of Roy's and the original menus. Roy's will not be on our list of restaurants to visit again.
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  • Consistently Great
    newportfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We dine here at least once or twice a month and the food and service are always great. We went for brunch, but wound up ordering off the non-brunch menu. This is a nice way to go if you want fish or beef, which were not on the brunch menu. Appetizers of Ebi roll and potstickers were good, miso butter fish and short ribs also great. Topped off with the chocolate lava cake with ice cream.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific every time I go there
    Kittysqueaky
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I've been here several times, and its great every time I come here. Their happy house is great too. The food is always fresh and perfectly cooked. It's a little pricey but worth it. Usually I wait for them to have a special before going to help out on the pocketbook
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.