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
287 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (193)fit for foodies (159)romantic (102)good for groups (80)hot spot (67)notable wine list (60)great for outdoor dining (53)neighborhood gem (50)kid-friendly (44)vibrant bar scene (28)late-night find (26)great for lunch (17)scenic view (16)great for brunch (8)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    occassionaldiners
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner there. Great food. Took a guest and wasn't disappointed,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colleen
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were a couple and sat outside, the ambience was very nice with the lights in the trees. The staff were excellent and very knowledgable on the food and wine..
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's
    Bac1
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The tasting menu was great. Paired with wine, actually a good value for the location. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The waitress was so patient and gave us plenty of time to pick and order our food. This was our first visit to Hawaii so the occasion was special to us. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    chopper
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    service at Roys is always 1st class, food is always amazing. Roy never misses the mark!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Service is incredible. Literally the best service I've received at any restaurant and I've eaten at restaurants throughout the US and parts of the world. They go out of their way without being asked to - from helping you take a stroller down the stairs when they see it to bringing your child a small plate of quesadillas, apples, and other snacks without asking. Beyond kid friendly, incredibly friendly, amazing food that has bursting flavors and some great cocktails too. Can't beat Roy's. Definitely a must when in Hawaii - and we will be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion
    AJThomas
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The macadamia crusted mongchong was excellent. We were prepared that the meal would be the most expensive we chose while in Waikiki. 2 entrees and 1 desert totaled $80 (before tip). It was a great meal and in our opinion worth the splurge. We had a 7:45 reservation and were seated by 7:30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been to Roy's Waikiki twice. On both occasions, my meal was perfect. I'm thinking of returning on this trip so that I can order other items from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We arrived early to our reservation and the staff was still able to seat us right away. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the items on the menu and made many great suggestions. We started with crab cakes, & edamame. For our main course we had two different kinds of sushi rolls, one which included pork belly & BBQ. At first I was skeptical but it was delicious! And my husband couldn't stop talking about it with his friends when we returned home. Also, don't pass up the chocolate souffle. Melt in your mouth delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    FrequenttravelingdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I dined at Roy's a year ago, and I had a great dining experience. This experience was not the same. The host staff members did not acknowledge me for 30 seconds after I approached the podium. They casually asked for my name, but they did not bother greeting me. The server was polite and friendly, but he made cursory menu suggestions. The food was plated attractively, but the food was served lukewarm. The price point was nearly $300 with tip for a party of four guests. I would be hesitant to return to Roy's based on this experience.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have never had poor service, less than great food or leaving with a feeling of wanting more....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4.5 stars
    LocalsVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Short version: Been to this Roy's many times - always excellent. Longer Version - Roy's is one favorite for my companion, so had to come here while in Honolulu. 4.5 stars. Service was outstanding, we left nothing on the plates. My companion had the crispy whole snapper - excellent. I had the beach trio which my companion "stole" my mahi mahi - again nothing left. Only minor gripe was they drowned my salmon in too much sauce - but it was still good. Would we go back - yes. Roy's is always consistent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roy's Waikki
    luv2explore
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Topped off vacation to Honolulu with dinner at Roy's. Ordered from the prix fixe menu - 3 sampler appetizer, braised beef short ribs and chocolate desert - all delicious and mouth watering! Servers attentive and helpful!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Run..Don't Walk to Roy's Waikiki
    harrykhiVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have been dining with Roy's (the original in Hawaii Kai) since '84 and now here in Waikiki since it opened! Partner Diva and GM Lou run a tight ship and this place rocks! The service is some of the finest anywhere in the entire industry and the food always fresh, exciting and delicious! Everything is yummy from Sushi Rolls, to legendary Blackened Ahi, Crab Cakes and don't miss the Butterfish! Of course, the hot chocolate souffle is to die for. Reservations a must! Though we love to sit at the bar and watch the world go bye! Rarely gets better than Roys!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service!
    RestaurantWeekFoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Roy's Waikiki staff embodies good customer service! Our food servers were great - friendly and very personable. The waiters for our table gave us excellent customer service and made sure we had everything we needed, kept our water glasses filled and promptly boxed our leftovers. They helped make our special occasion dining experience especially memorable with the surprise of a slice of cake (with a candle!) for my daughter who was celebrating her birthday! She loves going to Roy's Waikiki whenever she's visiting in Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was delicious and our server Tyler was friendly and attentive. He was also super knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic