Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill
Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://roysrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (808) 886-4321
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner
    Daily: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Eurasian
  • Executive Chef: Louis Mellaci
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Located at the Kings' Shops waikoloa there is ample parking right outside
A word from Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill
Roy's Waikoloa is an upbeat resort casual restaurant featuring Hawaii inspired Euro-Asian cuisine. European cooking techniques with an emphasis on local ingredients and bold flavors. An extensive "food friendly" wine list is also available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (93)special occasion (78)good for groups (48)scenic view (44)romantic (39)notable wine list (34)kid-friendly (29)hot spot (28)neighborhood gem (28)vibrant bar scene (15)great for lunch (7)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Food is superb. Service excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We love Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill. The food is delicious. The appetizers, the main dishes and the deserts are very tasty. The seasonings and sauces are perfect. We had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    FoodMonster
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Food was excellent, as It normally is. Service was good, but a bit below par compared to our previous visits. Ambiance was good, except that table next to us was rather loud. After they left, things were much more quiet. The menu has an excellent range of choices. Desserts are also excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RobijVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Everything was outstanding. Food, Service, & Ambiance. Roy has it down pat. Best meal we had on the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant supply quality goodness
    RayrayVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    It appears that in a cost saving measure to maximize profits, the food quality has gone downhill with cheap ingredients and incompetent cooks and waitstaff. This food was overpriced and not good at any price. The service was sub par too, this is not fine dining.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining in the Waikoloa Area
    CL001HI
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Had an excellent dining experience at Roy's Bar and Grill at the King's Shops in the Waikoloa resort area. We had gone for an early dinner and found the staff very pleasant and professional. We were seated promptly and the staff was attentive without "hovering" over us. The food was top notch (the butterfish was fresh and seasoned to perfection and the shortribs are highly recommended) and the views were wonderful. The prices were in line with the fine dining venues in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service is consistently excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great food and service as always. I had the short ribs and my friend had the butterfish. Both were very good. Although we ate at a table this time and our server Courtney was the best! She was very good about making recommendations and provided very attentive service. We normally love to sit at the bar to dine on casual nights. The bartenders are always engaging and pour a very good drink. We will be back soon. Thanks...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Foood, Great Service
    808Surf
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Roy's is a great place for all types of occasions. We ordered different appetizers to get a variety of foods. All of the items was great. The chocolate soufflé was the best!!! The service was excellent!!! Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what was expected, by a long shot.
    NotRomantic
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Food was mediocre at best. Went to celebrate my wife's birthday during a family vacation on the Big Island, atmosphere was too loud for a romantic celebration. We ordered almost everything on the menu to give the place a chance. However as stated it was mediocre. We ordered five of their deserts to include a soufflé, which to them is a chocolate lava cake. We are from Oahu and visit many restaurants there. I would say this specific Roy's compairs to an Applebee's or Chilli's. Unfortunately, this location was not a fine dinning experience at all. We may try a different Roy's in the future, but never again the one in Waikoloa.
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  • Great evening at Roy's
    Lisast
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Roys never disappoints and whenever we are in Hawaii we have dinner at least once. This time was no exception. The food (the short ribs are to die for) is always good, comes out hot, and the chocolate molten cake with ice cream fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    Noni96743
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The staff is above and beyond. We arrived 1/2 early and they were able to seat us. Beautiful view of a little lake. Food was excellent to. The steaks are much better than Ruth Chris. I've never had a bad meal here. The Chocolate Soufflé is the best thing I've ever eaten. Absolute must have. I highly recommend Roy's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • weekenddinerVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Disappointing, and not up to past visits to other Roy's. "Signature" mahi mahi looked and tasted mass produced. Restaurant was extremely busy, and the kitchen allowed that to show.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service was awesome!
    Luvwine
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Neither of us really love Asian fusion seafood but both of our seafood dishes we're delicous and unique. The chocolate molten soufflé was over the moon together with a great wine!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's Rocks
    OuiniVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Roy's food both in range of dishes and execution is the best on the Big Island after more than 15 annual trips with family members from kids to "veteran" parents. Service is attentive , friendly, and informative without pretension or condicension. Best Mai Tai ( a very good drink if properly proportioned). The "busy" nature of the room fades as the meal is presented and enjoyed by all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • freckles
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I have been to Roy's often, however disappointed the last time. I am a very light eater and unfortunately had to walk away hungry, the portions were extremely small and the service was only fair this time. The noise level overwhelming!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Graybeard
    Graybeard
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We have been to Roy's may times over the years and it is consistently good. Service was efficient and attentive. Plan to return for a second time this trip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best
    Diverdown
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Sometimes you just know it's going to be good. At Roy's good isn't just good, it's great! The menu is always changing yet always familiar. Staff are the finest you will find in the business. Perfect table service and exquisite presentations make for memorable dining experiences. If you haven't been to Roy's, or even if it has been a while, treat yourself to the BEST! You deserve it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's Never Dissapoint's!
    Kona
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This was not my first time at a Roy's. I have eaten at Roy's in Maui, Pebble Beach CA. It was a special occasion, our 45th anniversary. From the moment we entered till the time we left, we were treated as if we were special. The food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommended for that special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excessive noise ruins the dining
    KonabobVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food is very expensive, but tasty. However the noise is so obscenely loud and excessive it ruins the meal. Literally could not hear my wife and daughter even if they shouted. Many large convention groups go here- get drink and loud, and even throw out f--- bombs- the staff/management does nothing to stop them- when we told the manager of the noise, all she would say is I'm sorry. Even 6 year olds behave better than the obnoxious groups they let go wild. STAY AWAY.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food was good but the ambience was terrible. Way too noisy. Rather than a relaxing dinner it has become a place of nosiy families. Not someplace I would pick for adults wantng to enjoy a relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3rd time in 10 days
    Mfig
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We have really enjoyed our meals at Roy's, as we always do. The food was the best we have had on the island! The service was outstanding! Ask for Ashly. Best value for your dollar (for this area).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A birthday to remember.
    Ask4David
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I went to Roy's for my birthday. It was my first time in hawai'i, and at this point I had been disappointed in my search for the perfect piece of blackened ahi. I wanted something better that what I could find landlocked in the middle of Canada. I was unable the do this, until I went to Roy's. Not only was it the best piece of blackened ahi I had ever had, it was one of the best meals. In addition to the fish, the meal was topped off by the absolutely superb and friendly service of our server, David. He knew the menu inside and out, was extremely friendly, and truly added to our dining experience. Without him, it wouldn't have been the same. Thank you David, this was my greatest birthday ever, capped with the finest meal I can remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible on all levels
    ManhattanVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We are NYC foodies and enjoyed dinner at Roy's in Baltimore in the past, so when we visited Hawaii, we thought that dinner at one of Roy Yamaguchi's Hawaii restaurants would probably be a good idea. WRONG! The positive first: the tomatoes and cucumbers on the salad were delicious and our bus boy was great. Everything else, and I mean, EVERYTHING else was shockingly terrible. The décor looked old and cheap. The bar was packed with loud, beer drinking regulars. Our waiter / service was terrible. But worst of all was the inedible food (aside from the cucumbers and tomatoes), such as the fish, which looked and tasted like it had previously been frozen, the meatloaf which was hard like a rock... in short: would never return to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roy's doesn't disappoint!
    Bobby
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Another memorable dining experience at Roy's. The food quality was outstanding, well prepared and served efficiently. We always look forward to our Roy's night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time But Not the Last
    Passport
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Good menu and great food. Service was wonderful, attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unacceptable
    seethedolphinsVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Perhaps the worse dining experience ever. Began with being seated at a very poorly placed and obviously added-for-capacity table crammed between a large group table and a staircase. The two of us felt like prisoners...until the baby two feet from my left ear began to scream. Then we were hostages. The server agreed to reseat us. Next to the kitchen! But, we were hungry and made the mistake of staying. We like to sample several appetizers. The ahi and pot stickers were ok, though no one there knew, as no one ever asked us. Then came the ribs. Way too salty...an accident in the kitchen? After that we had to leave. Our waiter never inquired about our meal, our experience or etc. The manager's solution? Come back for more!
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  • overpriced, low quality
    Lorenzo
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I would suggest venturing off the resort complex to experience real flavors. Better prices too.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eddie
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had a great meal and time with Courtney. Excellent service! Our wait time was longer than expected but the bartender was nice and we really enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and uninspired
    DK2003
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food was ok, atmosphere was not. Plus it was incredibly loud.
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  • Typical Roy's - great.
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Let me start by saying we are fans of Roy's. This particular one didn't disappoint. The food was very good. As far as ambiance, it was ok and felt like a popular, local eatery - busy and loud. I would have liked a more laid back romantic setting with tablecloths, etc but this was not it. It felt like a typical shopping centre restaurant that you would go to for a quick meal. Nevertheless, the food was good and I would return again if given the opportunity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night out
    Vacation10
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We were quickly seated although we were about 20 minutes early for our reservation, the noise level was high, hard to talk with dinner companions. Food was good, fresh, quick service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced over complicated food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I felt like this restaurant was trying to be fancier than it needed to be. I don't mind paying top dollar for top food, but they didn't make the cut at all. My husbands Ahi had a side of grits... Really? And my butterfish was good but too much sauce and odd uncooked noodles... Odd combinations of flavours and textures all over the place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dinner at Roy's
    MariaB
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had our 20th anniversary dinner here last week and the service was great. The poke appetizer was very good and although I enjoyed the braised shortrib entrée I ordered, my husband's butterfish was the best of all (smooth, with a great taste). We had a nice table with a lakeview and they sat us on time. The orange/vanilla crème brulee that evening was fantastic, as was the pineapple upside-down cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We were visiting the Big Island, and Roy's was recommended to us. It was a plus that we were staying nearby, and able to walk over. Shops nearby were open late, so you can also shop before or after. We were greet and seated pretty quickly. We split a salad, very good, and both ordered a specialty butterfish...yum. It was amazing and recommended. There was a souffle dessert, which was wonderful, as well. We were not rushed, able to enjoy our meals, talk, and just have a great time. We'd go back, when in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    Jjcg
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Excellent food, great service and stupendous desserts. Very much enjoyed the evening celebrating a family birthday! Wonderful thank u!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food, but noisy
    Charla
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband suggested having dinner while we were on the Big Island. He had been at Roy's other locations but this was my first time. I was expecting a quiet, dimly lit dining experience, however this restaurant is unfortunately very bright and loud. The food was amazing though. The calamari appetizer was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I had the kobocha soup and the farmer's salad - both were amazing! I don't think I've ever had a fresher salad, other than the ones I've made from my own garden.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A second visit
    Bill31539
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our second visit in a week and it was as great as a first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    restaurant was very noisy, the food was very good and the service excellent. Fixe prix menu was a good value
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MferVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Canoe for two is a must. The butterfish to die for and truly the most modern and delicious pineapple upside down cake ever. Can't wait to go to a Roy's on the mainland
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome service and prixe fixe
    lizzo
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our server James was most excellent as well as rest of the wait staff! Prixe fixe meals were varied and delicious and at an amazing price. chocolate souffle was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ellf
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was very good. We enjoyed the mahi mahi and the butterfish. However, despite our previous reservation request they gave us a table not in a desirable location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.