Outstanding food and service,Outstanding food and service, always a pleasure. We dine at Roy's every Friday.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on a Friday night. NoisyWent on a Friday night. Noisy near the bar. Appetizers were good. Entree was average to somewhat disappointing. There are better restaurants in the area for the same or less $. The first time we went to Roy's was about 15 years ago in Hawaii. I remember the food being much better back then. Will not be going back - at least not to the Pasadena location.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved itI went there after my graduation and it was amazing
Filet mignon and lobster were my favorites
They surprised me with a free dessert with congratulations written on it
It was cool and unexpected
Will definitely go again6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and the service marvelous. Chris & Corey took good care of us.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great pleasure, theAlways a great pleasure, the food is outstanding and the service is the best.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur family loves Roy's! TheOur family loves Roy's! The food is outstanding (especially the butterfish), and the service is always very good. The staff makes special occasions truly special by giving the celebrant a free dessert and taking a photograph of the occasion.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMJust the dessertsWe went for the desserts after dinner at another location. Their signature soufflé was delicious as expected but their Coconut semifreddo was something else. The pork belly dust did not taste like something that should be eaten by anyone. I wonder if they made a mistake.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but tiredIf you've never been to Roy's you should certainly go. It is a high quality establishment and the hawaiian fusion style is interesting.
If you've been a couple of times, you will note that nothing has changed. The butterfish (fka Chilean Sea Bass) is still a bit too fatty and rich, the poke is good but not great. The soufles and pineapple upside down cake for dessert are good but not as sinfully delicious as they look. All in all, meh....6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Seafood with a Hawaiian FlairMisoyaki Butterfish. This is what Roy's is known for and for good reason. The fish is very juicy and tasty and the furikake onigiri (rice) is a nice touch. This dish and the Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi are the only dishes that I order here. I'm sure the other dishes are just as good, but feel like a waste if I don't order one of these dishes when coming to Roy's. My wife ordered the Asian Sea Bass - and it was delicious - but once again, I'll always stick with my favs when coming to Roy's.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafood and closeExcellent seafood and close to Pasadena Playhouse (we had 8:00 p.m. tickets). $15 corkage is very reasonable and since the service was a little slow, they even waived it for us--very nice gesture! Pleasant, friendly staff....6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location for the PasadenaGreat location for the Pasadena Playhouse Theater. Service was excellent and they kept us on-time to our play.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic personal serviceWe celebrated my daughters graduation from middle school and high school at Roy's in Pasadena. Both times they personalized the menu reflecting my daughter's name and congratulating her. Additionally they gave her a complimentary congratulatory dessert that was also personalized. The staff was fabulous and our waiter amazing. The food was even better than the last time. I highly recommend the poke and the Ahi!!!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and staff!Just ate here Friday night... my food (green salad and salmon) was excellent! Wait staff was very accommodating, helpful, and friendly.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinary service!Our first time and we loved it! Great food and fish was perfect.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMRoy'sWe had the lobster pot stickers (very good), the halibut (excellent), and the flour less molten chocolate dessert (outstanding).
Our server Jay was attentive and very helpful.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Roy's Pasadena Is A GemI have dined at Roy's on Oahau, the Big Island and at numerous locations in the US. The Roy's in Pasadena CA. is in my opinion the best Roy's outside of Hawaii. Run don't walk to this restaurant. We will return often!!!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMalways and foreverBeen going to Roy's for years... Wouldn't trade it for any of similar restaurants. Service is phen.omenal; they check on you without being a pest. Recommendations of servers are right on. Food is fresh. I loved Roy's at first dine and I'm probably going to love it always and forever.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDetailsLove how the place took the time to produce a full page with the birthday boy's name.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as UsualNever have been disappointed with dinner at Roy's Pasadena.... food is wonderful, service is top notch, and always look forward to eating here.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect service, food andPerfect service, food and drinks. I liked their steak better than Ruth's Chris. The Butterfish melted in my mouth. They also make special occasions very personal with pre-notification. I can't wait to return!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVisit Hawaii without leaving homeI've been to Roy's on all the Islands and this is the first time I've been to a Roy's in the US - it did not disappoint. The same flavors, consistant food I've come to expect. One sip of the Hawaiian Martini and I was transported back to the Islands - great service, great food and a true Aloha vibe.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRoy's is outstanding, great seafoodI would highly recommend Roy's to all seafood lovers. They have the best which is flown in from the Northwest. The menu is always changing. The Happy Hour is great value and great menu. Just get there early, because it is busy.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!Roy's in Pasadena, like all Roy's, has great food. The location is wonderful for outdoor dining, right on the corner of Green and El Molino. The chef's are also very willing to adjust to your food needs - I am on a restricted diet and LOVE the vegetable dish they make for me.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMStuning and beautiful!Beautiful restaurant located at neighborhood. We were there on Wednesday, place was pretty crowded. We enjoyed our presence there; however pretty long wait to have our appetizer and again more than an hour wait to have our dinner. Staff friendly, beautiful, and clean.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome placeWe spent our 23rd year anniversary and they definitely made our special day really special and memorable. The greetings started from when we checked in all the way to the end of the evening. The Happy Anniversary note in the Menu, the souvenir picture and the desert made our evening complete! Thanks Roy's, we will always remember you!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat New Menu, light Halibut,Great New Menu, light Halibut, great salad and steak. Highly recommend.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCame for Pasadena RestaurantCame for Pasadena Restaurant Week, but my friend and I had been meaning to try it out. Not disappointed. The pork satay had just enough fat to give it great flavor. The steak (medium well) was soft and flavorful. The bread pudding was tasty without being overly sweet. Nice ambiance. Courteous and attentive staff.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went back to Roy's PasadenaWe went back to Roy's Pasadena with friends for the second time. The experience this time was better than the previous one. We have dined at the other Roy's before and I felt that the food at Roy's Pasadena is not bad, but I like Roy's in Las Vegas. The price is reasonable. We may go back again.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Great Service,Great Food and Great Service, Highly recommended, try the Butter Fish.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIts always great to be hereIts always great to be here at Roy's! Thanks Mike, you are always hospitable and detailed....4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSheer Perfection!From the greetings at the door, to the helpful wait staff, to the attentive and friendly floor manager, this was a perfect evening! The food was very creative and VERY tasty.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways outstanding. HaveAlways outstanding. Have the butterfish and a chocolate molten cake for dessert.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!!! ServiceLove this place!!! Service is great, good is absolutely yummy!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom what I read online IFrom what I read online I was expecting it to be a good restaurant, but I was stunned that the food & service was 5 star all the way!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must if in PasadenaWhen we are in Pasadena visiting our son, we return to Roy's It is so nice to be welcomed back by the staff. Each time we return, the restaurant does not disappoint. We thoroughly loved the wine recommendations, service, and food. Thank you Roy's...we will be back!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time we've been hereFirst time we've been here since it opened. Food was delicious and the service was great.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional food -- creativeExceptional food -- creative ideas, excellently prepared and served. We'll go all the way to Pasadena just to eat here again!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-Theater DiningHave been here a few times before. Food is always good, service is always spot-on. Came for pre-theater dinner. We were seated promptly, got to the theater with time to spare and never felt rushed. Easy walking distance to the Pasadena Playhouse. The bar is VERY popular with the locals as they have extended Happy Hour specials. Hard to hear anything due to the bar noise. Probably would not come during those hours again or would ask to be seated on the opposite side of the restaurant.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe receptionist needs a littleThe receptionist needs a little work. She came off a little short tempered and could use some training dealin with customers and how to speak to them correctly. The wait staff were all very wonderful. They more than made up for the experience. Great overall dining experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI have avoided Roy's b/c II have avoided Roy's b/c I was so disappointed years ago, too expensive and small portions. Not so now - wonderful, delicious, reasonable and a very nice experience.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood has improvedWe are regulars. Service at Roy's always excellent. Location is great for Pasadena Playhouse. Last time we ate at Roy"s the food was marginal (9 months ago or so) this time the food was exceptional. Every dish was perfectly prepared and delicious.,I had Surf and Turf, and my wife had fish special of the day.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThey had new dishes on theThey had new dishes on the menu which is always a pleasant surprise. Food was great as always.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways goodRoy's is always great. A wonderful mild Asian flair to American food. Chefs are always willing to accommodate people like me who are dairy and meat free3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommend to EveryoneI would return in a heartbeat. Food was delicious - it ruined me for other sea food places forever. It was presented beautifully and came faster than I expected for such a busy night. Our waiter really knew what he was talking about. He made sure all of his tables were taken care of and was willing to stop and talk about the food - clearly not reading off a script. I look forward to my next visit.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved how they celebratedI loved how they celebrated my hubby's birthday. I mentioned our celebration in the notes of my reservations on open table. Normally, most restaurants ignore the notes. NOT ROY'S! They were so great. They had a special menu for my husband and also took a great picture of us with his birthday dessert. Their customer service was exceptionally and not forgotten. The food was great as always. I really had a wonderful time and will definitely be back again.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and great service,Fantastic food and great service, always a pleasure.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA cut well above the othersI asked the hostess for a booth as this was a special occasion. From the moment that side-comment was uttered on, we were treated like honored guests - the entire wait-staff and the manager wished us a happy anniversary! Special shoutout to our waiter, Jeff, who provided impeccable service. The food and cocktails were delicious, too. Can't wait to come back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAt the corner of Delicious & ClassClass that's all I can say laid back but full of class. Food outrageous, waiter the best, attentive and prompt. Went out of his way to please my every request3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for Pre-theatre mealService was great. Loved the edamame on the table instead of bread. Our waiter was fabulous and attentive. Wedge salad was just ok. Cauliflower app was great as was the teriyaki ribs and butter fish which were a hit. We will return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was exceptionalThe service was exceptional from the moment we walked in. The food was cooked perfectly.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM