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Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill
Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill

Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.royshawaii.com
  • Phone: (808) 742-5000
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner
    Daily: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Executive Chef: Melanie Nowels
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From family gatherings to celebrations, cocktail receptions to business meetings, let us help you create an unforgettable event!
  • Private Party Contact: Leah Oliver (808) 742-5000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poipu Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking
A word from Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill
Just like Kauai has its own unique qualities as the oldest Hawaiian Island, Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill captures its laid back essence and spices it up with exciting flavors. You can’t help but relax in this breezy open-air restaurant, whether you’re kicking back in the courtyard bar or gathered around a table in the dining room.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We vacation on Kauai every year and Roy's is always our dress-up dinner while here. We have been here at least 15 times and we ALWAYS have amazing food and service. Very kid-friendly too!!! Roy's is always on our list. A favorite!!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had tried Tidepools the night before and Roys is way better. Make sure you get the room at the front of the restaurant though to sit in - the back is quite dark and crowded and I don't think would have been as nice an experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Visited the Roy's on Oahu last year and loved it. This experience did not compare. Fish was good. Salad and brussels sprouts were awful. I'm not inclined to come back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Inventive Island food is Roy's trademark and it's still evident at Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill. The space has been taken over by families with many children so it's not the romantic last night on the island spot it used to be for us. Although by dining at 8pm the room did clear out a bit but the wait staff seemed tired (I don't blame them!) the ahi was perfect and the short ribs were tender yet had the perfect crust. We tried the Rose sangria with tropical fruits-heaven!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "While the setting isn't the most stunning, the food here is always delicious. Our waiter was friendly and cared about making sure we were well taken care of. We'll look forward to seeing how their new location goes- I think it will be a nice upgrade for them."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Love dining at Roy's restaurants because of the variety of dining options. Chose to go tapas on this evening so picked selection of appetizers. Perfect choice! Our waitress was super supportive and helped us pick the right number of dishes. Zeroed in on a grilled beet salad, fried Brussels sprouts...wonderful with Hearts of Palm...perfectly prepared crab cakes, wild boar and mushroom lumpia....awesome...and Szechuan baby back pork ribs. Wine list is somewhat limited, but found a nice Pinot Noir that worked well with everything. Though located in a shopping center and decor is a bit stark, our table was by a window overlooking the entrance and it was very nice. Easy for conversation with a nice breeze. Good for adults."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Had the best meal here back in 2006 so decided to return. Sorry to say it was disappointing. Food was okay, but not the level I remembered, and very expensive! Just seemed ...so-so. Seems like Roy may have gotten a little more interested in fame and less interested in the dining experience for the customer. Not saying it wasn't good, just not great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed with a Roy's restaurant, and this was no exception. We asked for and received a table in the open-window/patio area; it was perfect with a nice gentle breeze coming through. The interior dining room is just too stuffy for summer on Kauai. Our food was excellent--steamed clams and ribs for appetizers, butterfish and grilled monchong for entrees, and the lava cake for dessert. The restaurant is fairly casual but nice without being stiff; service was professional and friendly and unobtrusive. It was a perfect way to spend the last evening of our vacation in Hawaii."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had four different dinner dishes and the famed Molten Lava Cake. The food was very good and the service excellent. The location, however, is a little "strip-mall-ish" so not a romantic our magical place for couples. If you are looking for fresh fish (mostly local), Roy's preparations are very nice. Would definitely return for the food...the ambience is just not fantastic."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The cocktails and chocolate desert were fantastic both times. Fish was good but overcooked (maybe just bad luck) however it is still one of the best restaurants in Poipu."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Team was doing a great job. We followed the special recommendation. All three courses (appetizer, entrée and desert) were great. Creative style of fusion cooking."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The swordfish was the best thing I have ever eaten! The salmon that my wife had tasted really good too. Good service as well. Everyone was very polite and helpful."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Very good, I came for my birthday, the only problem was that they seated me and my boyfriend in the fullest noisiest area of the restaurant, it was just me and my boyfriend and they put us on a 4 person table... Would have preferred to sit at the bar side where only two other couples were seated"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We've been to Roy's in Pasadena before so we knew this restaurant was going to be good. We were delighted to see some of the favorites on the menu as well as new recipes created using local fish and fresh produce. As always, the molten lava chocolate soufflé was outstanding. Wonderful dinner from appetizers to dessert."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Service was very attentive but the food was just average overall. We were a little disappointed given the positive hype we see about Roy's Restaurants in general. Your experience may differ."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I know it's a chain but... 1. Wine arrived after 1st course and only after we brought to their attention. 2. Wine steward broke cork because he didn't know how to use a corkscrew. Then blamed dry cork. 3. After 1st course, it was time to order dessert. We pointed out we had yet to receive mains. Only then we're we told that we had to pre order some desserts which we did. Isn't it usual to let the customer know that when the menus arrive at the beginning? 4. But the special pineapple cake never arrived. Simply forgotten. The dessert that did came with a warning it would burn my mouth. No worry, it was cold. False cheeriness and hit and run solicitous questions pass for service in this badly managed chain food poseur."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The quality of the food was variable. We have eaten at the Roys in Oahu before which was wonderful, but there is no ambience at this Roys and we found the food quality variable and the service was only mediocre. For example, we waited 40 minutes after ordering for salad to arrive while those around us seemed to be served more quickly. It was not a bad experience, but we will not plan on eating at this Roys again."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is our 2nd time visiting Roy's for dinner with our young children. They make it very enjoyable with coloring sheets, healthy snacks and adult food selections on the kids menu...not just mac & cheese, hamburgers and hot dogs! Our girls' LOVED the short ribs and the salmon!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My Monchong arrived piping hot (that's good) and tasted OK. My wife's dish arrived warm at best, we sent it back to raise the temp, the plate came back hot, the food was cooler. Our waiter was average, the Maitre D' failed by bringing back cold food. My wife loves Roy's, so we'll probably go back, I'd be happy never setting foot at Roy's the rest of my days."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We are staying near Roy's at a hotel that has a lovely restaurant, but have always enjoyed Roy's...especially the molten lava cake at the end. We decided to go there one night. It proved delightful as always and we are considering a return visit because we enjoyed it so much."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Roy's is a good place to eat. Not great. But good."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Royʻs was amazing in multiple ways. Our server was great and really listed to our partyʻs dietary restrictions and even helped us to modify dishes. The food was much better than expected and presented beautifully. Even though they donʻt list it on their menu they do have options for vegans and vegetarians. We will definitely return when in Poipu!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were a party of three that ordered the lamb volcano, short ribs and the Roy's combo seafood dish. The lamb volcano is a whole shank if lamb nicely prepared, no complaints here. The seafood (2 shrimp, couple of scallops, pieces of fish) was cooked just right but with just a small slice of focaccia was not enough starch to go with the meal. It seemed to need something else. The rib dish was three large chunks of rib meat sitting on tiny dollops of mashed potatoes, which were tasty. The meat portion was very generous but there was not enough mashed potatoes. Maybe this us all because if people wanting low carbs? The marinated edamame given at the beginning as the "bread" was kind of greasy since you had to hold it to eat it. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • " We were seated promptly. The waiter came over and asked if we wanted a drink or wine? My wife ordered a drink, and I told the waiter that we needed to look at the menu before deciding on wine. He then picked up all the wine glasses from the table as well as the wine list. We decided on food and I had to ask for the wine list back. He seemed put out,,,, but OK. The meal arrived, I ordered the mixed grill with Steak, Shrimp, and Duck Confit. The Steak was stone cold, and undercooked. The restaurant provided me with a small salad at no charge while they recooked my steak. The shrimp was good, but the Confit was chopped and mixed with a tomato salsa which totally overpowered the Confit and you could not taste it. Order fish here! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My daughter and I were looking for a late night dining experience while in Hawaii and found Roy's in Poipu. It added to our impression of Hawaii as being heaven on earth! Great service and terrific food. Very friendly staff also. We left very happy, happy, happy!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We had an hour for dinner as we were catching a plane that night. The server did a great job of keeping the pacing of the meal just right. For apps, the pork and mushroom lumpia was very freshly prepared and tasted very nice. The steamed clams were also good with an interesting asian theme to the taste. For entrees, the seared scallops were very good, five U12 scallops, with fettucine,and another interesting sauce. The other entree was a special order to be gluten free and it was also well prepared. It was a good way to spend our last meal in Kauai."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We return to the a Kiahuna Plantation every couple years. Roy's is always a great place to dine & have appetizers. The staff is always very pleasant. Our fish dishes were perfectly prepared. Be sure to stop here for dinner if you are in Poipu, Kauai"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband and I absolutely love Roy's. At times we have stepped outside our comfort zone and ordered something different and we have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "All 4 of us shared what we ate and we all loved everything that was ordered. This restaurant never disappoints!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great food - great service. Best meal I had on Kauai!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food was great. Walking distance from our hotel. Waiter could've been more personable. Expensive!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food awesome as always. Prix fixe menu is our routine. Serving large but service slower than usual. Would still highly recommend but hoping service is quicker next time. 6 pm reservation finished at 8 10 pm "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Not only the best meal in Kauai but the best steak and shrimp ever in my life. We used to own a fine dining restaurant so we are tough to please but this was beyond exceptional from beginning to end. The wines selected were all so beautiful. Our waiter Mike was so knowledgable (we tested him). Service from greeter to waiter and all the servers in between were fun, friendly and so attentive. And ironically, one of the least expensive meals we've had on the island! Fantastic!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "On a beautiful May evening, we were stuck in a long narrow room facing the kitchen. Despite the ceiling fans all going full speed it was hot and stuffy. When we asked to be re-seated, we were told nothing was available. We finished our drinks and walked across the street to Keoki's Paradise where we sat outside and had a great meal. When we left no one said anything to indicate any concern or apologize. Why come to Hawaii to have dinner in a hot, stuffy resturant with no open air seating...do that somewhere else!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I really like that they dont' have a million items on the menu. They have a great selection but it's more about quality than quantity. We ate there three times during our vacation (we visited Kauai for 3 weeks). I tried somethign different every time and every meal was amazing and very flavorful. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have followed Roy since his early days, and enjoyed fine dining in his restaurants across the country. His tasting menu with wine flight cannot be beat. We loved each course and marveled at the accuracy of each accompanying wine. Our dimpled server was charming, informed, gracious and just the right level of attentive. Hana ho!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Had a great meal and was very easy to get in. Went for mothers day and my wife loved it. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our first visit to this Roy's was in April of 2013 when we came here to see our friend Apoli and dined here 2 times. Fantastic! That brought us back again this year and we brought friends with us. Everyone was SO impressed from appetizers to entrees to dessert....it's hard to say one was better than the other. Here's my suggestion. Close your eyes. Open the menu up and put your finger somewhere on the left page. Open your eyes and order THAT appetizer or salad. Close your eyes again and do the same thing for the right side of the page. Open your eyes and order that entree. Then sit back and let the kitchen and wait staff do their magic. - John & Beth"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We love the chocolate souffle dessert & the fish, so always make a trip to Roy's when visiting Hawaii. We split the canoe pupu for 3 & it was plenty enough for all 5 of us. The tastes were interesting and tasty. 4 of us had fish and one ordered the filet mignon medallions. Overall the food was nicely prepared. There was a problem with my opah dish & they more then made up for it with a small fresh salad, a new plate & additional desserts. The mekajiki was the favourite dish. Our server, Daniel B. was outstanding, friendly & professional, offering up helpful advice for our dinner & wine choices. Friendly and professional. Overall I have one comment, we found that salt was used more liberally in the kitchen then we would have preferred. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Four of us had fabulous dinners. We couldn't decide which was the best! Our service was fantastic, as well!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014