Roy's Waikiki
Roy's Waikiki

Roy's Waikiki

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://royshawaii.com/
  • Phone: 8089237697
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Executive Chef: Jason Peel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From family gatherings to celebrations, cocktail receptions to business meetings, let us help you create an unforgettable event! ■Semi-private room accommodates maximum of 50 guests ■Lounge area can accommodate up to 30 guests ■Restaurant buy-out available with a maximum of 230 guests
  • Private Party Contact: Christine Fukada 8089237697

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kalia
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 2 hrs. free vaidated parking
A word from Roy's Waikiki
Opening in 2007, Roy’s Waikiki fits right in with all the action in the new and exciting atmosphere of Waikiki Beach Walk. We offer inside tables, dining on the lanai or even at our Chef's counter. Along with Roy's classic items, our guests can enjoy a vast selection of innovative creations using the freshest local ingredients available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Roy's Waikiki reviews from OpenTable diners
300 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (195)fit for foodies (171)romantic (101)good for groups (82)hot spot (73)notable wine list (64)great for outdoor dining (55)neighborhood gem (46)kid-friendly (43)vibrant bar scene (29)late-night find (25)great for lunch (20)scenic view (16)great for brunch (8)Show More
  • fantabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was second trip to Roy's and it was as terrific as the first
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LIndaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Loved the Butterfish, this was our second visit to this Roy's. We enjoyed the menu choices better than the Ko Olina Roy's/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    From the service to the food, everything was flawless. Best fish in Waikiki!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An established gem with flavor
    Eatsoutalot
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Not sure what to expect out of ribs but the subtle flavor uike any other fall off the bone rib was memorable! The butter fish delectable although the form black rice it came with wasnt a hit, the special Roy's Martini is delish if you love Pineapple and the kids Teriyaki spot on. You can't go wrong for food here but the dessert was only ok-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Honolulu destination
    Efren
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Delicious food! Beautiful presentation! Wonderful service! Roy's has a very knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. We had a well paced lovely evening! Can't wait to return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I went to this restaurant on recommendation however I wasn't sure what to expect.I was pleasantly surprised.The food was amazing by far the best meal I have had in Hawaii,the flavours melt in your mouth.The service was impeccable .My partner went to the bathroom while he was gone his chair had been pushed back in and his serviette refolded awaiting his return. The opulence was perfect and would definitely recommend to anyone
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    Godfodder
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Roy's is our go-to dining choice for special occasions, and for introducing off-island guests to Asian fusion cuisine. This was our first visit to the Waikiki location; we normally stay closer to home and go to the Ko'olina restaurant. When newcomers and established kama'aina, alike, are looking for recommendations for fine dining, Roy's tops our list. Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ajjj
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Disappointing. Not very good, at all. Fifty characters is too much for a negative review
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  • Exceptional food
    drew
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Really enjoyed Roy's had high expectations and they were met.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; very busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We made reservations about 24 hours in advance. We were seated promptly and served quickly. However, our table wasn't in a great spot, and we were seated next to two, successive large groups who were very loud. However, the food was great. I had probably the best chocolate soufflé I've ever had. The overall bill was much less than expected. Roy's is definitely worth a visit when in Waikiki.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Our Best Meals EVER!
    jerseyshorejohn
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    After a week on Hawaii, we spent two nights in Honolulu. We were blown away by Roy's Waikikii's overall excellence. Taking our server's advice I ordered the Beach Walk Trio of hibachi salmon, macadamia crusted monchong (moonfish) and misoyaki butterfish. Each was perfectly prepared and provided a delicious balance of tastes. Others in our party ordered the monchong and butterfish and loved the preparation. The Black Stallion Chardonnay ($30) complemented our entrees and was a great value for the price. Our two couples each shared a superb chocolate souffle for dessert. Including drinks, tax and tip, the tab came to a bit more than $200. In Manhattan,it would have been 2-3 times that, and likely not nearly so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We decided to try Roy's after seeing the recommendation via Hawaiian Airlines. I'm so glad that we did! The food was really excellent, although my husband said he would have liked a larger portion. These are definitely not the kind of bloated portion sizes you get at regular American restaurants. I gave three stars for ambiance because we chose to sit outside and our view was the Denny's and ABC store across the street. The service was good and the waiter did a good job suggesting dishes. The bus boy who brought water and cleared dishes was on top of things even more than the waiter! Overall it was excellent and I would definitely recommend Roy's to anyone visiting. Plan to spend about $100+ for two people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed this time
    Michel
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been to Roy's three years ago and couldn't wait to return. We were less impressed this time. Food was not as delicious and as creative as I remembered. Perhaps, we were not hungry enough that day. We felt rushed by service too as dishes were coming next to the other without a pause. Considering the price, it is not a good quality/price ratio.
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  • Candlenut
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food had less volume than I had imagined, but that helped me enjoy the taste of the cuisine. The steak was very juicy and you should try at least one portion! The waiters and waitresses were very gentle, but they speak very fast. If you are a traveler from outside Oahu, you might struggle to listen to what they say. I recommend you take a person who can speak and understand English. But the service is very good. For example, they served us an anniversary cake and a toy for our baby. The one thing you should consider is that the ambiance is a little bit too noisy because there are so many tables located closely so as to accommodate as many guests as possible. So this restaurant is not recommendable when you try to propose to your lover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Philerup
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food got much better since I last visited 4 years ago. Onion soup, tomato salad, crab cakes were great. Scallops were good, but didn't like the pork belly served with them. Service is top notch and friendly. Highly recommended over other overrated Honolulu restaurants.
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  • Excellent Food
    jack101
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The butter fish, rib eye steak and filet mignon were excellent and prepared as requested. The service was very prompt and friendly. Our water glass never was less than 1/2 full. Also enjoyed the chocolate hot fudge cake and coffee. The house merlot was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Lyn211
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A friend recommended that dinner at Roy's was the best way to end our Hawaiin holiday and she was absolutely right! The service was a perfect blend of professional and warm, the food was delicious and the cocktails and wine that was recommended was spot on. Thanks Dean and the team for helping us end our holiday in style!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Prefer the Original Roy's on the other side of Oahu, only because Waikiki is touristy. Food was awesome, waiter made great suggestions and took great care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • john
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great service with amazing food! Moderately priced but definitely worth the spending more by going here. Just across the street from Outrigger on the reef!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar as always
    Bill
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Superb service starting with being seated immediately as per our reservation. Greeted by first name. Water promptly served. Sharing plates provided without being asked. Food amazingly good...as always. Despite my ordering desert late they timed them perfectly. Amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    Sep2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I have been dining at Roy's since we discovered the restaurant in 1998. We do short trips to Oahu and even if we're there for 3 nights, we will dine at Roy's 2 of the 3. We have tried Roy's on Kuai and on the mainland but the Oahu locations cannot be beated for food and quality of service. My husband loves the Hawaiian martini with fresh pineapples infused in vodka. All fish served any style = melts in your mouth delicious! There's a seasonal (early to mid September) Thai snapper dish I had several years ago and missed the last 2 trips but was back this trip. My mouth is salivating just thinking about it... We're going back tonight and I can't wait to sink into that crispy whole snapper on a bed of Thai seasoning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We came here for our 6 year anniversary. Best dinner we had on the island. Romantic ambiance, great food, and our server was fantastic! $$$ but you get what you pay for. We would definitely go back for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good service & foods
    Totoro
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    good service !! all staffs are very good service! Meals are delicious!! Beef taste very good. Crab cake taste very good!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Joel
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I am use to eating at Roy's on the mainland so it was a treat to once again dine at Roy's. You won't be disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Roy's of all
    AKC66
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We've been to the Roy's on the other islands and the Waikiki location was the best. We came back for a second night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MrsTariga
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Roy's Waikiki on a week ago. Overall experience was pleasant. The food was very good as per suggestion by our server (unfortunately, I forgot his name). They gave us a complimentary dessert which was really nice of them to do. The restaurant was clean. Only thing that needs to be improved is the front desk/reception people needs to smile more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was good to come
    Hawaii777
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    英語 Delicious and best service also was good cuisine. When I come to Honolulu again I, I want to go.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    NotPicky
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I was excited to take my family to Roy's after I read the reviews. There were 2 vegans in our group and the reviews for the vegan set menu were equally as good. I started out with the Hawaiian Martini and the vegan roll. Both were amazing! Then my husband and I ordered the vegan set menu. If you are vegan, it's your only option. The only flavors in the coliflower soup were basil and salt. That was followed by some mushroom sanwiches which were good. The tofu dish was hard to eat. At one point I felt like I was eating because the food was so expensive and not bec it as delicious. My nephew ordered the crusted opah and didnt finish his meal either. I would come back to Roy's for drinks and sushi but would never dine here again. No bueno.
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    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great restaurant
    Happy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food and excellent service. A bit noisy because large noisy party next to us but overall very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    mihi
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We used this restaurant for dinner and my birthday. My boyfriend reserved this restaurant so we could visit so smoothly. Some people lined to eat dinner so I recommend you should reserve if you want to go. Birthday cake was so delicious maybe gateau chocolate. You should eat!!! You must eat!!!lol I am Japanese, so sometimes felt cold because of air conditioner. If you cold-blooded person, you should bring cardigan.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 20th Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    QSue
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My wife and I recently celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary at Roy's Waikiki. The atmosphere was nice, our waitress and wait staff were excellent and the food was good. We were disappointed in the food as we were expecting something more than just good. It was an average meal for the money spent, with excellent service from our waitress, who was attentive and went the extra mile in bringing us a special anniversary dessert. Her extra efforts were appreciated, however, we would not go back or recommend the restaurant.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • badexperience
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    A very good experience. Great food, charming staff, and a restaurant. I will return to.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A romantic dinner
    coconutmojito
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary here at dinner, the food and service were outstanding. Our waiter was very professional, friendly and helpful. This was our second choice after Alan Wong's Restaurant but couldn't get reservation there at the time we wanted. We sure were really glad we've chosen Roy's because the food was very tasty. The overall experience is just amazing. Definitely will come back whenever we are in Honolulu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food
    occassionaldiners
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner there. Great food. Took a guest and wasn't disappointed,
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food OK Service bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We waited for over an hour for our main dishes. People around us who came in long after us, got their main dished before us.
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  • This was my fourth visit
    WorthRepeating
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    and it won't be my last. Roy's Waikiki can be for special occasions, group parties, family dinners or tourists, too.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    s808
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, excellent service as usual. First time at Waikiki location, as my husband and I usually dine at the Hawaii Kai location. Food and service just as excellent! Would highly recommend for date night.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Look4veg
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had eaten here before and brought friends. First hint it might not be so great was seating - we were early and restaurant empty - they took us to dark and lousy location and we would not sit there but she had to back to front for permission too be us but it still wasn't great. Waitress was not friendly, did not describe things well, seemed irritated that we asked. Then it took more than half hour between courses, poor experience. I've been to various Roy's and always enjoyed it but not sure I'll go back.
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  • Not what we expected
    Enchilada
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We came here for our anniversary dinner. We chose it based on ratings but it did not live up to our expectations. From the cocktails to the butterfish, everything was a bit lacking. The molten chocolate cake is the only reason I'd go back. And the service was great-- our wait or was very pleasant and attentive.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    heybrah
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a great anniversary dinner at Roy's. Great sushi, entrees were perfect. Dessert was wonderful. Service was outstanding. This a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.