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Roy's Waikiki
Roy's Waikiki

Roy's Waikiki Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://royshawaii.com
  • Phone: (808) 923-7697
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    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 (808) 923-7697

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "From the minute we entered Roy's we were hiven excellent service & the choice of menu was so great we decided on the tasting menu including wine, it was all fantastic"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Roy's had a reputation for being the best by the beach and they did not disappoint. The servers were nice and friendly and efficient. The food was excellent. You can't go wrong with the fish especially the butterfish (wow) and the sauces that accompanied were creative and complemented very nicely. Save room for dessert. The chocolate soufflé is worth every calorie."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We visit Honolulu often and had never dined at Roy's before. The food was outstanding but expensive. It was well worth the price, but it was so noisy there that we could hardly hear each other. I do not think we will dine there again ."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Love this Resturant food is terrific. My husband had the short ribs. Amazing. I had sushi all was wonderful so fresh so creative we finished the meal with the bread pudding yum yum. Sit at the bar in the kitchen area great show love watching and talking to the cooks. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was good though not spectacular. Small portions and high prices make it hard to recommend this restaurant. The wines provided as part of the three course dinner meal were absolutely terrible and in my opinion undrinkable. Excellent service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Everything we had was fantastic. Service was very good. We had the crab cakes, short ribs, scallops, and macademia nut torte. All very good. Also suggest the Hawaiian pineapple martini. Portions are a good size-desserts definitely can feed two. Or three.."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Trying to decide how best to spend our last night in Hawaii was a no-brainer...it had to be Roy's! Having researched the great dining options prior to my trip I really wanted to create a lasting impression on my companion. Choosing Roy's ticked all the right boxes. The service by all staff, including our server Dean, has to be commended. Talk about first class and extremely friendly! Made us both feel like long time customers rather than first timers. Can't forget the food & the extensive wine list. In the end we chose the sashimi sampler, steamed opah & grilled shrimp with all three blowing us away with the flavours & texture! Anyone visiting Hawaii simply has to make sure Roy's is on top of the must do list!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Typical Roy's. Great food, great service and a nice dinning experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We have been coming to Roy's Waikiki for the past two years while living in Hawaii. Tyler's team is by far the best ever. Others are good but he is the most polite, most knowledgable, most attentive. So another perfect evening thanks to Tyler."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We came to Hawaii for our 10th anniversary and the folks at Roy's made it very memorable. The scallops were divine; served crusted with sesame on a bed of rice and pork broth. We also ordered the Macadamia Nut crusted Opah. This was good as well but the scallops were definitely the star of the show. The butterfish as an appetizer was as good as the other people's reviews describe it. I would definitely come back here again. Plus you know the restaurant cares about customer service, our waiter gave us a free "replacement" dessert without us prompting because our chocolate souffle looked a little over done. The replacement was superb. My wife had already eaten half of the first one and couldn't fully enjoy the second. I did though!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Reviews glowed so I booked in the hope of being blown away, but we did not find any standout dishes...except the crabcakes! Butter sauce was plate licking-worthy! Restaurant had no real décor or ambience and the meal felt rushed because it was so busy and the bus boy was leaning over us (still eating) to clear away dishes."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Restaurant is aesthetically pleasing and staff welcoming. We were seated in a booth which suited us. Prices are reasonable. We decided to go with the tasting menu, which gave us an assortment of food to try without re-reading the menu a hundred times. Tasting menu included Starters, Entree and dessert. The food came out quickly. All the food was great. Our favourite was the dessert - chocolate soufflé. Top 3 of the best chocolate soufflé we have ever had. The staff are friendly and attentive. If you feel like treating yourself to fine dining, this is a good place to go."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Amazing pre-fix menu with wonderful wine pairings. Really went well with everything. Best fish I've ever had. We may go back again before we leave Hawaii!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to us for good sushi, and we were not disappointed. The staff provided excellent service & the food arrived in a reasonable amount of time. There were only two issues I had with this restaurant. The first issue was the reservation system. Their web site sends you to OpenTable, which worked fine, but told us that the only two slots available for the day we wanted were 5:15 and 9:00 pm. We took the early one as we had an early day the following morning. When we got there at 5:15 the place was almost empty. By the end of dinner an hour later the place was still only half full. Needless to say we were more than a little annoyed by this. The other issue was that the prices were on the higher end for what you get."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is the newest Roy's that my husband and I have tried. The staff is knowledgable and friendly. Though located on a busy corner in Waikiki, the restaurant has done a good job of isolating diners from the street noise and has also created a comfortable atmosphere with an open kitchen. Roy's at Waikiki gets the gold star award for their version of the Hawaiian Martini. The liquor soaked pineapple spear (not allowed by law in other locations) sets it apart from all others. Makes up for a fairly limited wine list. My menu favorites are the Waima-Nalo salad and the Misoyaki Butterfish. Excellent! My husband's Capresse and Macnut crusted Opah was good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant though it could be a bit pricey for a family."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The sushi was great; the entree left much to be desired; the desert was satisfying; and the corner store liquor bag to take my expensive wine home in was appalling."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Was quite crowded and nosiy. Food was okay but not impressive. Chocholate souffle was great."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Made the birthday celebration a memorable event and look forward to returning to Roy's. Thanks for everything from the great reservation to the whole experience at Roy's."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary. The chocolate souffle (warm and crusty with a beautiful chocolate surprise in the middle) is a must and on top of that, our server brought us a chocolate raspberry torte decorated with "Happy 31st anniversary, Love from Roy's" (free on the house). We loved the friendly aloha of the wait-staff. Our server definitely knew her menu and convinced us to try the scallops with risotto. Yummy! The presentation of the food was extraordinary ... the only down side was I thought that one of the slices of miso butterfish was a tad bit undercooked. A wonderful dinner to celebrate a milestone. Roy's was a bustling place, however, and not the quiet romantic spot that some might have chosen."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Roy's is the perfect restaurant! My wife and I have been coming here for the last 20 years. No matter which one I go to. From Guam to across the US, the food is perfect every single time. I've tried just about everything that's consistent with all the other Roy's and like I said, it doesn't matter which one you go to. It will always be perfect. Nor have I ever had a bad experience...EVER!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food! Had the three course menu which was fantastic! Full of their signature dishes - including the chocolate soufflé. Great kids menu too. Service was attentive. Would highly recommend this restaurant as one of the best on Waikiki!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We have been to Hawaii 3 times and have dined at Roy's 6 times. After our first year there, we book ahead before we leave for our first night in Hawaii and we have our last dinner there before heading off to airport. The food is exceptional, the staff are amazing and on our last visit my husband was completely bowled over by the lady whom came and re folded my napkin and replaced our six year olds ( while we were at the toilets) and found out she was the general manager, she moves chairs, tables, nothing is below her. An amazingly run restaurant which delivers on food and service every single time. I recommend it to anyone going to waikiki. We love it"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I saw Roy's on the cover of a magazine when I arrived in Oahu. Being in the cover....I decided to take a chance. My chance proved worth the risk. I tried the sushi, fish, and braised short ribs. I was not disappointed by anything I tried. And no meal is complete without dessert. I ordered the chocolate souffle. One word, amazing. Glad to know it's one close to home in Baltimore."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I went for my anniversary. I liked everything the menu had a lot to choose from. Food was great. The steak was tender and juicy potatoes were delicious. Fish was amazing dessert was so good especially the chocolate soufflé. Waiters were very knowledgeable of food and they'll were really friendly. EVERYONE Made Our evening special."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our server was fantastic, patient, and knowledgeable. The food was simply wonderful, and was recommended by our server. The table on the side patio was a little strange. Too much traffic, both cars and pedestrians."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "What can you say? It's Roys! Excellent food quality and combinations (as usual) but unusually tucked away in the Helumoa Road area of Waikiki so not as prominently placed as the Hawaii Kai Roys. Dress was a little less formal because of location/tourist population but restaurant atmosphere itself was formal/upscale. Outside tropical bar great for people-watching and reservations a must; manager said its the most frequented of all the Roys restaurants."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Went on July 4th. They were very busy. Appetizer were great. Dinner not so much. For $75 bucks a head, there was a lot of the room for improvement."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We always dine at Roy's when in town and have never been disappointed! Food and service is excellent. Atmosphere is energetic. We have dined at Roy's on Maui, at Sumerlin in Vegas, in San Francisco, San Diego, etc. and this one is the most energetic. The noise level can be a bit loud, but we had a booth this time which was a bit quieter."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner at Roys Waikiki. I highly recommend the short ribs. They are boneless, very tender and delicious. The rest of the food was very good also."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I had heard great things about Roy's. I was told that this was a "must go to"restaurant while in Hawaii. I got the scallops over risotto in a broth that they poured into my dish, a nice added touch, my mom got the beach trio it came with salmon, Mekajiki, butterfish which melted in your mouth and my dad got the slow cooked short rib that fell apart. We had a wonderful night and the food was Devine! The service was superb! This is a pricey restaurant worth every dollar and penny! Roy Yamaguchi founded this restaurant and appeared on Iron chef!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "been there 5 times over 3 years, same same, same. rose‘ by the glass was a bit on thr rough side. it looks a bit tired. no need for us to go back but would recommend to first timers"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Roy's never fails to deliver. The service is impeccable, the drinks devine and the food interesting and delicious. It continues to be my favorite restaurant on Oahu."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The Roy's at Lewers St is a great location. The food is typical Roy's, unique and very tasty. The service is quick and friendly. The only down side might be the noise level, which can be loud and obvious. Good for families, individuals, or groups. One the of the best restaurant chains."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The evening started early for us with the sun still out and a lovely bottle of Champagne. The service was impeccable with attention to detail. Food fantastic. Every dish had not too much of anything. Highly recommendable. Make a reservation and if you go slightly early you're guaranteed the best!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We eat out a lot but whenever we are in Waikiki we head to Roys almost nightly. Amazing food great location but the best is the staff that makes you feel like family. The GM has been there forever and we love her and TERRY is our new favorite server. Seriously go to Roys and you will see exactly what I mean"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Another fantastic night at Roy's on Lewer's. The food, the staff, never ceases to impress. Just wonderful."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Was recommended we go to Roy's. The food was brilliant. Ten days in Honolulu and we had two dinners here! Wait staff friendly and attentive. Food excellent. Wine, cocktails etc perfect. My husband is a coffee snob and said his macchiato was one of the best here. Overall could not faulty Roy's. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The service was fantastic but the food was disappointing to say the least. I have no plans on returning."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great service, Great Food! The staff was very friendly at Roy's. Our waiter was prompt and knowledgable about the menu. Butterfish was fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The steaks were awesome and the service excellent. We got a very nice table and had a great night of dining. We were most fortunate to have the general manager come to our table; being from CA we were in search of Foie Gras and she gave us some wonderful dining recommendations: Le bistro and Michel's. They were fantastic. She was fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014