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
127 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)fit for foodies (62)romantic (34)good for groups (33)vibrant bar scene (21)notable wine list (19)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (14)neighborhood gem (14)great for brunch (5)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Roy's! Frequent diners.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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!!'
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    fit for foodies
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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!
    Special Features:
    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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    fit for foodies
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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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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