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
113 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (76)fit for foodies (56)romantic (40)good for groups (30)vibrant bar scene (19)notable wine list (17)hot spot (15)neighborhood gem (14)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Nice dinner at Roy's
    steaklover
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Went to Roy's to celebrate our 10 year anniversary proposal!! The restaurant had not changed and provided outstanding, delicious food. Great time to go before 7 pm to get great value appetizers for $6. Loved the Hawaiian martini!!! Had to go home and make one the next day for friends!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Yet Again
    AR23
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our second trip to Roy's was just as good as the first. We are definitely making Roy's one of our go-to restaurants for date night. Once again the service was absolutely fantastic. Our server knew the menu and knew preparations which made it very easy to make a decision for appetizers and our entrees. Again, I highly recommend Roy's.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go elsewhere
    SeafoodFoodie1VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Sad to say but this will be our last visit to Roy's Newport Beach. We've had consecutively three disappointing dinners here. For the same price, there are numerous establishments in OC that give you exceptional food, service and wine. My husband and I ordered the mahi mahi and butterfish. Both were under seasoned and tasteless. The dishes came with a couple boiled potato slices, some rice, a quarter of a bok choy and four old shriveled asparagus spears that should have never been served. Our waitress seemed irritated that we didn't get the soufflé she recommended. Does she need to meet a quota?? The restaurant felt old like I was at my grandma's house. In fact, I think I would have had a better meal at here place.
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  • Will never go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a reservation, had to wait 20 minutes for the table anyway. Once seated it took more than 10 minutes to get the menu. Appetizers arrived after 40 minutes after ordering and the place wasn't even crowded anymore. Tuna tartare was flavorless and oily at best. I had requested no rice but extra veggies with my seared tuna. Dish arrive with no rice but no extra veggies. Wife had ebi roll that was overpowered by the cream cheese. Waste of time and money! There are so many good restaurants in the area so there is no reason for us to ever visit Roy's again.
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  • Roy's!!
    Tmac
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Came here for a birthday dinner with my husband and had a wonderful time. The waitress we had was awesome and super friendly. The staff was great from the minute we walked in. Husband had the Roy's Trio and the butterfish was delicious. I loved the salmon and also the truffle bacon mac and cheese. So good. Oh and don't forget the chocolate cake worth the wait.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I made the mistake of ordering a steak at a seafood restaurant. I ordered a New York steak medium-rare. When I cut into the meat, I found that it was nearly uncooked in the center. I almost never send food back, but it was really rare. When it came back the second time, it was well-done! It was so well-done that I couldn't eat it. This was the first time in my life that I had a steak in front of me and didn't eat it. This was particularly disappointing since it was my birthday dinner. The waitress was aware of the problem and I thought that Roy's would remove the steak from the bill, but no luck. Roy's has some work to do if they want to compete with Fleming's, Wildfish and Mastro's.
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  • Excellant evening
    CFNOBIS
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went here for our 7th anniversary and had a great time. The welcomed us with flowers on the table, an anniversary note in the menu and personalized service. I had the filet an lobster and my wife had the salmon. Both were wonderful. We ordered a chocolate soufflé for desert and they also provided us a special anniversary dessert with personalized for us. After dinner the manager came by and wished an a Happy Anniversary! Great food and service. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that Lakanilau Roll!
    CrewVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We've been to Roy's many times, and most of the locations in California, but always come back to our favorite here in Newport Beach. We started this meal off with the Lakanilau Roll, and decided to just stick with appetizers for this night's meal. We ended up with 5 outstanding appetizers, our favorites which were the above mentioned Lakanilau, as well as the super flavorful Ebi roll. The best part is that we got to try so many wonderful things, and our mouths just kept exploding with different flavors as the night progressed. Add in those wonderful Hawaiian Martini's, and it just made for a super fun night! Our server was super sweet and very attentive, as were all staff we came in contact with. Ended with Chocolate Souffle, perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's for that special occasion
    ShepReview
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The staff at Roy's were all very friendly. It was a special occasion for my GF celebrating her new job and enjoyed the lobster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice island feel
    Jba31857
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I enjoyed our dinner. It was tasty and the portions were generous. The ahi tuna tartar was very good. The food didn't knock my socks off but was enjoyable.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loosing its appeal
    coboVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The service has been progressively declining at Roy's, and the three hour dinner we had last night is one indication. Not sure if it's the kitchen, or staffing ratios, but with only 2/3 's of the restaurant full (further evidence?) it does cause one to wonder... Some of the classics remain- classic: Maui wowie shrimp salad, calamari, blackened ahi with mustard sauce.... And some of the locale-specific creations (au poi re scallops, and Opah) were definitely palate pleasing, albeit a bit heavy handed on the richness scale to the point of overpowering these otherwise delicate seafood choices. A personalized cover sheet and candled cupcake were both nice touches to a celebratory birthday dinner. I hope this Roy's doesn't become complacent...
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Need to up their game
    fastoysVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We have been coming to Roy's for as long as it's been in Fashion Island. Many a great time/meals were had during this time. Recently it appears to be slipping into the shadow of what it once was. Made a reservation through open table requesting a quiet booth, we were seated right next to a table of 10 business people. The restaurant was 1/4 full! Food was just ok, seems the menu has less fresh fish than in the past with even less less creative preparations. Wine list is very weak yet still pricy. There are too many fine restaurants in OC that surpass the current level of food and service provided by Roy's. Even using our $25 amex gift card we still felt the value was less than what we expected. Hope this helps get Roys back on track.
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  • Roy's rocks
    Gerry
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Roy's ambiance, fod and service is always top notch. I have eaten in 9 or 10 Roy's in different locations and have never been disappointed. No Roy's where we live, but always search one out if traveling to the islands or there many areas on the mainland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The lobster pot pie was very disappointing. Generous portion of tender lobster meat but absolutely no seasoning. Although I love lobster, I would not recommend this dish because it was so bland. I eat at Roy's often and generally give it 5 stars but this last meal was a big disappointment.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Fantastic Experience
    socaln8ive
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I have been coming to Roy's for a couple years now. I am never disappointed. I took a very good friend here for her birthday. They greeted her with a Happy Birthday. The Maui Wowie salad is a great start. And you cannot leave without having their Chocolate Souffle. No one has a better one than Roy's. Great service and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • We love Roy's! Frequent diners.
    FoodyFineDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Sunday, my husband and I were enjoying happy hour/dinner. We had our tab going for two & I specifically asked the bar attendant to keep out tab separate from my brother +3 who was joining us 1.5 hours later. Once we asked for our check, I realized that she split the check in half. All together, our tab was under $90 & she handed me a check for $176, while my brothers was over $200. This incident turned out to be very ackward & uncomfortable. I discreetly called her over to remind her that my check was just for me & my husband. Loudly she stated; "I know, that's why I split the check in half". I was mortified, my husband was umcortable & my brother was upset. Why put someone through this embarrassing situation? Not a Roy's experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    MarkmanVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Love Roy's and have eaten at many locations....the meal tonight in N.B. was one of the best as we ordered off of John's (the Chef's) special menu. Meal was awesome for both my wife (Chef's scallops) and myself (Ono with dynamite sauce... was supposed to be opah but the had sold out of that and substituted ono (which was great as well). Only sad thing was the molten chocolate souffle which we also love had no molten in it (overcooked), so it was just a warm chocolate cake... if it still did not taste so good, it would have been more of an issue, but even cooked through, it was still yummy!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not the best
    VenetoVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I have always enjoyed Roy's but the evening i last went and had the beef ribs, the meal was horrible and I have had a stomach ache for two days since the dinner. Either the meet was old, previously frozen and reheated or it was an off night for them.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great waitress
    scrapbookcathleenVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our waitress, Jessica, was the redeeming part of a late reservation made later. The table was not ready and we waited over 15 minutes for them to get it set up. Jessie was friendly, made suggestions, and did not make up feel rushed, though they made it clear when they were closing up. I'd recommend only with disclaimers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The happy hour in the bar had a great crowd. Good food at reasonable prices. Get there early since it filled up quick. Only downfall was three server was good but very overwhelmed. Section was too big to handle. Had to ask for everything, water, plates, utensils etc.
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    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better places around.
    TellLikeItIs
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Unfriendly hostess and waitress. Food was OK. Not liking view of cooking station at Roy's and so was seated in a nice booth towards the rear.
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  • Consistently Good
    newportfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We've dined here over 100 times and find it to be one of our favorites. The food, service and ambiance are good and even though the restaurant has been in Fashion Island for some time, it still can hold its own with the newer places like Fig & Olive and Red O. We always enjoy the miso butterfish and the calamari and lobster potstickers.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversay and we made note of that in open table and when we arrived at our table there was a heart shape made of flower pedals on the table. In addition, our server gave us a specialty appetizer free and it was great! That was really nice of Roy's to do that and of course the food was excellent!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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  • Mac2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a lovely dinner with our closest friends to celebrate a birthday. We have not been to Roy's for several years. Service was great and our meals was excellent. It was a nice touch putting the Happy Birthday in the menu and giving us a group picture at the end off the meal. We will be back.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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  • Terrible service
    Lambchop
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Sorry but the service was terrible. From start to finish the service from our waitress was unacceptable. She made mistakes. She did not own her mistakes. She did not treat us with respect. We are Newport residents and we were treated as though we were tourists from the Ozarks.
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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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    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!
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    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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  • 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.