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Roy's Tampa
Roy's Tampa

Roy's Tampa Details

  • 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 & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "It was delicious! It would be difficult to say which fish I liked best...Mahi Mahi vs Butterfish!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "As usual, Roy's exceeded our food expectations! I had the trio ( macadamia mahi, salmon, butterfish ). Awesome!! Unfortunately, we had a huge issue with timing and with service. Our Trip Advisor reservations were for 7:00, but we did not get seated until after 7:30. Our water and drinks did not arrive until over 20 minutes later, almost a full hour after our reservation time. Our food was delicious, however our waiter, although pleasant enough, did not come back until we were almost through eating to ask how everything was. The straw that broke the camel's back? The noise level. It was many, many levels above energetic ... you could not hear the person across the table without raising your voice to an uncomfortable speaking level."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The Alaskan Cod was as moist and delicate as melted butter. The best fish I've enjoyed in a long time. I highly recommend this entree. The service at Roy's is always amazing. Having more than one attendee per table is welcoming for the fine dining experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We got seated in a side room, next to a large group. The acoustics were awful, not a romantic section of the restaurant. The front desk hostess to could be friendlier, not very personable at all."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We have not been to Roy's for a number of years, but decided to give it a try again. They have a page of the Chef's special creations. These change often. Their take on steak tartare was very tasty. The egg yolk is a nice touch, but they cut the chunks a little large for my taste. Their short ribs are divine. The petite filet and lobster tail was wonderful. The ribeye was cooked perfectly. They really pay attention to the detail and our server was always there to make suggestions or answer questions. Unfortunately the portions are so large, we had no room for their special deserts. Ah, maybe next time!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "As much as we have enjoyed Roy's thru the years, last two visits on Saturday night have been so noisy that our server had to yell to describe the menu items. It seems to come from the bar area. Recommend to sit in the back of the restaurant to have the dinning experience Roy's is known for & that you expect at that price point."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have eaten at Roy's many times. Each time it seems to be declining. The service was ok. I ordered Cod lettuce wraps and there was no cod in it! they were barbequed little nuggets of bread-seriously nothing resembled fish. My friend ordered the special and it was so fishy smelling that she could not eat it. We ended up sending both of the dishes back--kindly and apologetically. Waiter was not happy, but we each ordered an appetizer in its place. If I come again, I will stay with the sushi. Luckily we were place in a booth so it was quiet enough to talk, but the main area and bar area are very loud. If you want to be able to converse with your company, ask for dining in the back of the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The service was good, food is very unique and tasty. The food portions are small for the price so plan accordingly."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I usually eat at Roy's when I travel to Tampa. The food has always been excellent. During my most recent visit, I ordered the Mahi Mahi. It was obviously not a fresh catch. I hope this was just an anomaly. The upside down pineapple cake was, as always, decadent."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "After being seated in a booth as requested, we were greeted by our server Jake..definitely try Roy's Hawaiian Martini...this evening we ordered a special filet and lobster dinner, accompanied with Kim Chee vegetables..our entrees were served beautifully plated, and filets perfectly prepared. For dessert, shared the chocolate volcano soufflé ( yum) with cappuccinos. The manager stopped by always appreciated. Roy's excels in consistently providing delicious food with friendly service in a beautiful setting. It is one of our favorite eateries."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very busy and very loud. The service was lousy, but food was good not great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was great, had filet and half lobster and meat and sauces were fantastic. Had lobster pot stickers (great) and crab cake (very good) for appetizers, and the pineapple upside-down cake was fantastic too, although it took over 30 minutes after we finished dinner to arrive. Crowded and noisy, but it was a busy night and they put us in a good location for noise..."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have consistently been disappointed in the hostess experience every time we go to Roys. Even with a reservation, you will wait and the hostess treats you like you are inconveniencing her. Really sets a bad tone. Thankfully the food is mostly wonderful enough to overcome, however, I found the shrimp teppanyaki the most disappointing flavorless dish I have ever had at Roys."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We love Roy's. The food is delicious the service and staff are exceptional. We have never had a less than outstanding experience there. It has become our favorite special occasion restaurant and with their Aloha hour we go there once every week or two for happy hour."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "For once a wait staff that's not working on their mid term paper while they're deciphering your drinks order. This is a quiet, efficient, adult restaurant with a menu that's definitely not boring and a staff that's attentive and knowledgeable. All that would be meaningless if the food did not live up to it. Thankfully it does. Delicious food beautifully presented in perfect portions. The ingredients are fresh and the execution impeccable. Added to my favourites list."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Atmosphere: seriously lacking in the theme. Not enough elements to provide a "hawaiian" feeling. No flowers, no bright colors, all beige. Someone dropped the ball on the decorating of this restaurant. The atmosphere did not reflect a fine dining experience that I would expect, given the fine dining prices. No dress code? Service: our server gave us the feeling that we were dining in a fast food establishment, and simple requests, like butter with the lobster, seemed to be a hassle. I would not have known about the steak and lobster 2 course special if I had not received an email about it prior to our visit to the restaurant. The server never mentioned any specials or gave any recommendations. Food: The food was great."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything about the experience was exceptional. Our server Christie was really great. The food was outstanding. We are raving about our dinner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went with high expectations. Urban spoon and Yelp both praised its food and service. Apperently my experience was the exception. I ordered the butterfish with the szechuan beans as an app and the wife had the fillet (med well) and lobster. The beans were good but had both chili peppers and some kind of current meat (pepperoni?) in them. My butterfish was a little under done - just too soft. Presentation, sauce and Kim chee were excellent. The wife's surf and turf was 50/50: the lobster was good with a nice presentation but the fillet (med well, remember?) came out barely med rare - it was purple/red in the middle. That spells FAIL to me. The pineapple dessert was dry. It could be better but mine was not For $150 it came up short"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Me and Mrs ate there last week. Food was great. I had some self-imposed dietary restrictions and the chef was very accommodating. Because of my diet, I could not eat one of the main ingredients and it was left out of my dish. So, I was still a bit hungry afterwards. I sort of mentioned that to my wife in the presence of the waitress. Soon, Kal Harris (the General Manger/Managing Partner) of Roy's came up to our table. He got me another portion of the food, which was even better than the first, and also provided a complimentary desert on top of the one we already ordered. I have been around the world a few times over and I got to tell you that Kal Harris is by far one of the top restaurant managers I have ever encountered!!! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Went for dinner on Morher's Day. Nice ambience, nice table, nice wait staff, but we waited uncomfortably long to get our meal. The must have been terribly short staffed in the kitchen because no one around us had food either. Once our meal came, it was delicious. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Mother's day brunch was not as impressive as I had hoped. The selections did not impress. The Lobster and Eggs Vol Ment(excuse my spelling) was not desirable. My wife and daughter was not overly impressed with the eggs benedict over a crab cake which tasted like a salmon cake. My son's steak and eggs was the only meal that was satisfactory at the table. Usually we are overly impressed with the dinner menu, preparation, and taste. Mothers Day (a special occasion) left us wondering what we paid 200 dollars for. It felt like a waste of money. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The staff was exceptional in creating the perfect evening for my wife, her mother and myself. They bent over backwards to ensure my mother-in-law's food was exactly how she requested it. Everything delivered to our table was cooked and prepared to perfection. The desert, the Pineapple upside down cake, was, as my wife stated, unbelievable. In this day and age, a value that is priceless."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Roasted macadamia nut mahi - yummy yummy yummy. Will definitely be back for this dish."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Fabulous place to celebrate something big. Food is terrific. Parking easy. Easy to get to from airport. Wonderful staff and flex with open table Rez and special needs. Shorts ribs amazing. Wish there was dancing !"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Hospitable staff, nice atmosphere and very good food make Roy's a fovorite when in Tampa. I will return again when back in Tampa."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We had a great experience at the Roy's in Honolulu. We tried this one but it wasn't the same but they tried."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Amazing food, amazing staff! Sushi was the best I have tried! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I made reservations for my wife's birthday. I can say it will go down as one of the most remembered meals for us. I could not have asked the service to have been any better. The table was decorated beautifully and a birthday card in the menu. The food was superb and not rushed. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My friends and I have visited Roy's and enjoyed it several times over the past few years, but on our most recent visit, we were disappointed both by the food (dry and overcooked) and the service. Our server had what we agreed was among the shrillest and most piercing voices we had ever heard. Furthermore, she paid scant attention to the table, and I finally had to ask her where our dinners were after a long wait between courses. The atmosphere in the restaurant seemed darker tan I remembered from only a few months ago, and it is beginning to look outdated. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. Confetti hearts decorated the table. Paper insert in menu wishing us a Happy Anniversary, then saved and rolled up into a scroll. Picture taken by server and put into a Roy's frame to remember our special evening. Attention to detail this restaurant does."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The fusion of Asian and European Cuisine is done perfectly at Roy's. The ingredients are top shelf, the preparation is careful, the result is awesome. Roy's also excels at the service side of the restaurant business, the servers are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The décor at the Tampa Roy's is not as elegant as the Roy's in Las Vegas but who cares? The food is so good and the service so efficient who's looking at the walls?"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Roy's continues to be our go to favorite restaurant. We've been going there since it opened and they are still on the top of our list. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Very expensive. I had an appetizer, the mussles. They were under cooked. I was nauseous for three days afterwards. However, I had the ahi and that dish was exceptional. Wished I didn't order the mussles. My wife enjoyed the butterfish trio."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I always have a great meal when I visit Roy's through my travels. I have visited this location on several trips to the area and love it !!! Great service and excellent food."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The server, Anthony, set a great tone---we had a chef with our party of foodies---he was impressive and knowledgeable ---food and atmosphere terrific..."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My wife and I were there last night celebrating our 10 year anniversary. From the moment I gave my keys to valet, to my departure, they us feel special. They decorated our table in a simple but yet elegant way. They added a page to the menu congratulating us on our anniversary. The server was very attentive and he also congratulated us on anniversary. It's like everyone knew! The food was amazing and the ambience was outstanding. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We were there for my wife's birthday and it seemed all the staff and management knew it. They came by to say HB! A great touch to make her truly feel special on her special day."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Fantastic food, a little noisy, but fantastic food!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great restaurant but hard to heard people talking at your table. Noise level - very high but food really good"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My girlfriend was celebrating her birthday and she loves Roy's. I made a reservation on Open Table and put in a note that it was her birthday. They staff led us to our table and they had sprinkled glitter all over it and custom printed our menu's with her name on them! The service was fantastic, friendly, and they brought us a dessert with a candle in addition to taking a picture of us both and printing it in a Roy's frame so we could take it home. No other restaurant does so much for a special event and we both really appreciated the entire evening."
    Dined on 4/8/2014