Roy's Tampa
Roy's Tampa

Roy's Tampa

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (813) 873-7697
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    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: Adam Hyatt
  • 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, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Roy's offers world class off premise catering. Whether you are looking for food only or complete event execution, our chef and private dining manager will ensure a memorable and seamless event!
  • Special Events: Roy's Tampa offers elegant private and semi-private dining options for groups ranging in sizes from 10-225 for both lunch and dinner. We offer customizable pre-fixe menus which offer multiple courses, and a diverse selection of entrees sure to please the palattes of your guests! Whether you are looking to host a cocktail reception, luncheon, all day meeting, or elegant dinner... Roy's Tampa is the perfect complement to any occasion.

    THEMED PARTIES: If you are looking for something extraordinary, please inquire about our interactive sushi rolling and champagne parties, wine and beer dinners, and dessert parties!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Manhattan Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking & complimentary valet available
A word from Roy's Tampa
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 Tampa located directly across from the International Mall and features a lively exhibition kitchen as well as two wonderfully appointed private dining rooms. Guests can also choose to watch their dinner and sushi being made up close at our chef’s counter.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Roy's Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (73)fit for foodies (59)romantic (40)good for groups (34)vibrant bar scene (22)notable wine list (22)hot spot (17)neighborhood gem (14)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Always Delightful
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Roy's is consistently excellent. The food is always prepared well and the service is exceptional. W haven't had a bad experience in either way. That's what keeps us coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AndyNPRVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    When we go to Roy's we don't feel guilty about eating. The food is healthy and well prepared and of course, delicious. This time we decided to try their fixed price menu. It was surprising that everything on it was wonderful. Normally you always find a "clunker" that keeps you away. Not this time! Service is always attentive and friendly. We had a good time and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's Never Disappoints!
    tgrllyct
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As always, Roy's is a guilty pleasure that we enjoy when we travel to Tampa or Orlando (1.5 drive for us). We brought another couple who had never been to Roy's - they were mesmerized with how wonderful it was. Their new "go to" place when they are in the area. Roy's drinks are some of the best I've had at any restaurant - ever! Their signature 1988 Martini, the Hawaiian Martini - both to die for! Oooh - and the Rye Me a River was also fabulous. Not to mention a great wine list. It's hard to imagine that while they specialize in seafood (which is incredible), their land dishes are just as insanely good (short ribs, anyone?!?) Our favorite signature dish is the Roy's Blackened Ahi Tuna. Don't miss their Truffled Bacon Mac and Cheese as a side dish. And, for dessert, their Melting Chocolate Lava Souffle is hands down the best I've had anywhere. Ever!! Oh - and if you just want to have dinner in the bar area, don't miss their Ebi Roll, or the Wagyu Burger. It's only $9 and the best burger you will get anywhere. I mean, seriously - you would pay that (or more) at a low end chain restaurant that never gets the temperature right! It comes with caramelized onlon, truffled mushroom, Sunny side up egg, and Togarashi Aioli. YUM. YUM. YUM. Seriously!! Don't miss Roy's - you will not regret it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's delivers great meal again
    ElPoderoso15
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Every time we visit Roy's we enjoy the food so much we'll spend days talking about. Tonight's serving was Lobster Tempura, which was exquisite, vegetable spring rolls, Ebi roll, and Filet Mignon. The lobster tempura melted in your mouth on the first bite and the presentation was a sight to see. The Ebi roll is one of our favorites and the Filet Mignon was spectacular. You can taste the quality and craftsmanship that goes into the meal with every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I hope the fix hostess problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We dined at Roy's Bonita Springs and it was such a great experience we decided to try Roy's Tampa. Pretty significant difference in good and service. The hostesses were apathetic and borderline rude. The wait staff and bar staff were great but our food came out lukewarm and not hot at all. Management was very responsive and made it right which is why I'd recommend them but I'll have to find there one more to see if the experience is any better before making a final call.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Lucky
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Roys always knows how to make a special occasion memorable. And they give you a photo of it just in case. I informed them with the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and they had a personal birthday message inserted in the menus. The Manager came over with a complimentary appetizer in honour of the occasion. And the desert came out with a candle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Took my team of 8 for dinner and everyone raved about the wonderful food and service. The menu catered to everyone's liking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made our anniversary extra special!
    ShaunTVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Im very pleased, we were celebrating our one month wedding anniversary, the staff made it extra special by offering complimentary desert, and taking a picture for the moment, the picture was then printed, framed, and handed back to us, all complimentary. The food was outstanding! The wine was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I love the food. Everything is so fresh and delicious. My only complaint is the noise level. Every time I go here I feel like I have to yell to be heard. The restaurant really needs to do something to change that. We were sitting in the corner and it was still very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's did not disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Had to be in Tampa for business and saw a Roy's not far from the hotel. We knew that we wanted to try it out since we never had a chance before they left Austin. Everything was great and it was a five star experience. I went with the Roy's trio and that was probably the best Mahi I have ever had. Great sauces with all the fish. Pleasant portions and perfectly cooked. The 20 min desserts are worth the wait. We went with the pineapple upside down cake and it was excellent with just the right amount of carmelization on the sugars of the pineapple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Nice Experience
    TBAddict
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It was our 24th wedding anniversary and Roy's is my favorite restaurant. I always get the butterfish and I am never disappointed. we were recognized by a personalized menu , a special dessert and just a fine dining experience with my hubby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    luvfood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Variety of dishes to please everyone. Food was very well prepared and attractively presented. Service was very good to excellent. Server was knowledgeable and professional. He was attentive but not hovering. We had out of town guests and they thoroughly enjoyed the eating experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    bestitalian
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Roy's is such an inviting place to go. The atmosphere, the friendliness of the staff and of course the food. Great variety of food to choose from. Sit in the bar and enjoy cocktails and appetizer's while catching a game on tv. Or sit at the bar and watch the chef's cook, now that's an experience. Where ever you sit you'll be pleased with the surroundings and the food. Good job Carmen!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As a many time returning customer Roy's never fails to exceed our expectations. We are New York residents and visit the Tampa area at least twice a year. We always make Roy's one of our stops. Love love love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience and food!
    JweissVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    They really took care of us and were appreciative that we chose to celebrate our 20th anniversary as well as our 10th. They brought us a free appetizer, dessert and took a picture of us that came in a frame. Food was great and service was excellent. Their butterfish is a must eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raving for Roy's
    Valgau
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    GREAT food, attentive staff, very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Coffeefor2
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was great. Service was great. Fantastic night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hubby's Birthday Celebration
    Rachel
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    First time we dined here and it was a really great experience! We love the place, the food was so great! A lot of varieties to choose from. They even have kids menu which is so awesome. Excellent place! Excellent service !!! We love the surprise brownie with Bday candle for my husband. We were so full and satisfied! Love the dessert. Everything's just to grest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent tme
    golferpro
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    we were treated very special...as our first time dining at Roy's we are impressed with all aspects of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had the BEST pineapple upside cake, ever!!! That was the best part!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    UnhappyValentine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We used OpenTable to book a last minute reservation for 7:45 Friday night. We arrived about 7:25 and they said they would seat us closer to our reservation time. We grabbed a seat at the bar and had a drink. My only complaint about the evening was my husband had to go to the hostess station around 7:55 because they still had not fetched us for our table. Apparently it had been ready but no one bothered to come get us even though we were about 50 feet away and on plain sight. Aside from that, the service was great and the meal was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roys Night Out
    reviewb4udine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have been to Roy's on several occasions. The food is always top notch along with service. Friday night was a bit loud with a child that kept screaming. It will not discourage us from going back to there excellent food. We had 1 sushi roll as an appetizer and we want to go back strictly for the Sushi Bad parenting is just luck of the draw these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not extraordinary
    MaineFoodGirl
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We were very excited after reading about Roy's on Tripadvisor. The service was truly wonderful, one of our guests spilled water on the table and they happily reset the entire table for us. My husband and I are somewhat "foodies" and found our selections underwhelming. We had a tuna roll that didn't really have much taste along with the wonton soup, the wonton wrappers were quite gummy. We both had the bone in rib eye which was actually wonderful and cooked to perfection but the brown sauce on it added nothing but sauce. The pineapple upside down cake was delicious though. I was also disappointed that there are no beers on draft........as a whole, we were not wowed :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service, delicous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had a large group, so because of the noise level in the restaurant, it was difficult to hear everyone. The food was wonderful though, service impeccable and great locatoin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing too spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was nothing to brag about. I don't see myself dining here again. I would recommend Capital Grille or Eddie Vs instead.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Roy's was awesome!
    JazzEG
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The perfect place to have my birthday celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We invited a couple we love in Tampa for dinner while our kids attended One Direction concert. Roy's was the choice for my Tampa friends and it was a great one. Great service and great food., Roy's never fials to please!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happyfloridian
    happyfloridian
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    As usual, Roy's never disappoints. The birthday girl was showered with special attention from the manager and server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Trendy place with great food
    CarlosA
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Taking wife for a date night. Place is trending very busy with good food and drinks. Swing by bar and have a couple of drinks prior to sitting down. I suggest making reservations as place gets packed quickly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    SouthTampaNewbieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had the Roy's trio which was perfectly portioned so I could try three of the fish entrees. The butterfish melts in your mouth. Now I will know which fish entree to order next time. My husband had the Thai style chicken. The red curry sauce had a hint of coconut, and the chicken was extremely tender. Service was top notch and the manager stopped by a few times to check on us. I would definitely add this restaurant as a special occasion place since it is a bit pricey to be a weekly dinner night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner for 2
    Food
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The service was great The food was great Roys is a good place for a special dinner! We would return for another dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience & Food
    Food4Thot
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, fantastic waitress (Jennifer), wonderful experience. We recently returned from a Hawaiian vacation and I have to say the best Hawaiian fusion menu and food was right here! When making the reservation I noted that it was my husband's birthday. There were subtle little touches throughout the evening which made the experience even better. I applaud the restaurant on a job well done in recognizing the celebration without drawing attention to us or disrupting other guests. We will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    SteakLoverVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great choice for seafood. Terrific menu and really excellent service from our waiter, Anthony, who was attentive without being pushy. His recommendations for our food choices were also much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing for the $$$
    Mrsnook2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have been to Roy's before and have always enjoyed it,the service could not be better and the setting is very well planed but the most important thing is the food and it has takin a back seat now,the menu has been changed, gone are the Hawaiian fishes that they offered, they still have the Butter fish, my wife had a Mahi dinner, the fish was so dried out and salted, on end was very fishy, I had the Ahi Tuna dinner and it was ok to good but not great,the Cesar salad and it was a wilted mess, basically it was OutBack food which is good but not at Roy"s prices, next time when I $200 for dinner for 2 when in Tampa we are going to The Capital Grill
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Tried it for dinner a third time & it continues to be underwhelming. Service was very good but food is bland, cocktails are expensive compared to same at other places in the area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Roy's is consistent in that the food is good, the service is outstanding & their changing menu is a great opportunity for the chefs to showcase their talent. It always makes a great evening. While the noise level tends to be high, it adds to the vibrancy of the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Only just OK
    MJCEMTPVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first and last visit. All the food we ordered (apps and main course) were extremely over spiced as well as over priced. There are so many great restaurants in Tampa why settle for least than good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Excellent
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food at Roy's is very good to outstanding, while their excellent service makes the meal exceptional. Roy's is one of the rare places where you can go and get the same great experience every time -- making it a perfect place to bring business clients or have a romantic evening out. Must-tries on the menu are the (appetizers): any sushi, tuna, and Szechuan ribs; (entree) Butterfish, tuna, filet, the (desert) Chocolate Souffle or pineapple upside down cake. I also find the house wines to be good labels and reasonable values.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Great Service
    overlordx
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Roy's Tampa is a good choice for a romantic meal. My wife and I arrived on time for our reservation, but had to wait about 15 minutes for our table and were offered a seat at the bar while we waited. The wait was well worth our time. The atmosphere was romantic. Wine bottles lined the walls. The food was very good. It was a unique blend of Asian and Polynesian flavors and was artfully presented. The waitress advised that the deserts required 20 minutes to prepare, and we were asked to order desert near the end of our meal. I highly recommend that you do order the desert. It was excellent. We would definitely return for another meal at Roy's Tampa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    JellyBean
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Wonderful place to bring a group of friends. Excellent service, good knowledge of the menu. Good selection of choice on the main menu. Lobster pot pie had big pieces of lobster and was a very large serving. Chocolate cake dessert was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.