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

Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill Details

  • 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: Eurasian, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was outstanding and the presentation was gorgeous! Very good service and a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "One of the best meals I've ever eaten (each time!)."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Anita our hostess was very pleasant, even when we asked for another table. Koa keep our drinks filled and checked on us often."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was better than last time we were here but still not like the Roy's we used to love. The flavors don't come together, miso and cilantro? Trying too hard, stick to the basics. Less is more. Also, do something about the stale stench of old oil/ fish. I had to go out couple of times. Unbearable."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Roys has always beem a great dining experience. The kids menu has to be the best menu anywhere! My kids always appreciated their meals. Our prix fixe menu was an excellent bargain."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Wonderful way to end or Hawaiian vacation. The food was delicious, service impeccable (busters, server and floor manager!). Our request for a quiet table was met and without any fuss. Great experience!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Best kids menu I've seen! Unfortunately they forgot to bring my daughter's appetizer of cheese quesidilla, but she was okay with not getting. I got the 3 course fixed dinner with wine pairing and so she shared my appetizer. Since one of the appetizers was repeated as an entree choice, I opted for the fish but it was not to my liking. I also had to ask for my wine pairing with dessert. The overall service was rush-rush which did not lend itself to a relaxing ambiance, and why service errors likely occur. Not up to par with my experience with Roy's at Pebble Beach."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Roy's is located on the lake overlooking the golf course in the scenic King Shop's area of Waikoloa Beach area. The food, wine and service is really top notch. If you are looking for a great place to bring the family, friends or a romantic dinner for two Roy's is the place to go."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food was amazing, staff was amazinf. Not one negative comment."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I both had fish. Her's was outstanding (swordfish). Mine was very good (Opah), but had overbearing onion taste. Service was exceptional. You have to try the Macadamia Nut Tart. Worth the trip!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We ate at Roy's twice on our visit to the Big Island. - once with a group of 10 and once just with 2. Both times the food was great and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "It is with heavy heart to write this poor review. Despite the great food, wine, and wait staff I left the restaurant very upset. We have relocated to island and have frequented the restaurant several times (almost weekly). We were happy to take all our visiting friends and family to enjoy the experience. However, while we were leaving my son was jokingly pretending to ask for tips from his father at the door. Another patron reported the incident and the hostess took it upon herself to attack my son. We were sooo shocked! and disappointed at the treatment. We will not be returning, nor will we recommend. This is so unfortunate because we have patronized Roy's at other locations (Oahu, Dallas, etc)."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary at Roy's and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. As returning customers, we enjoy Roy's incredible menu and empicable service. We have become loyal customers."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great food, nicely presented. Couldn't have asked for a better meal. Wait staff was efficient but not particularly friendly. Our waiter asked us about cocktails but we had agreed to go with a bottle of wine which would last through dinner. The waiter took the wine order but when he returned with the wine he began asking about our dinner selection. When we were already started on the wine he poured he pointed out that the fixed price dinner came with a wine pairing with each serving. This would have been nice to know when we ordered a bottle since we may have gone with the wine pairings with the fixed price meals which we did end up ordering without the wine. But unfortunately the noise level really precluded having an enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with our dinner here. We thought Roys was know for it's fresh fish. Our dishes were very salty and over sauced! We will not be going back to Roy's anytime soon. Our worst meal on the Big Island. Sorry Roy's!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Everything looks or sounds greAt on the menu but delivery is just OK. Out of four none thought their meal was well prepared... There was absolutely nothing plain offered, too many ingredients, cloying sauces, not warm enough when derived. Our waitperson was helpful and lovely but maybe the kitchen didn't get vey thing out together well enough. We lie in a foodies city so many our expectations are too high but rosy is an internationally known rot and should do better"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Absolutely superb food and the wait staff was the best I've seen. Top notch restaurant. The food and experience make it one of the best around."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We went to dinner at Roy's on a recent vacation. We had been to a Roy's before, so we basically knew what to expect. We have two elementary age children, so we were prepared to put in a little effort keeping them occupied at a higher end restaurant. We were amazed to see an exceptional children's menu: a 4 course meal for $12. The kids courses were timed such that the kids were occupied during the entire dinner. The adult food was also excellent, as we expected. It was a little louder than we expected, but not deafening. The service was good, but they did somehow manage to not get my drink order placed until the main course arrived. Overall, it was an excellent experience, and we would go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Roy's is worth a visit where ever you are. We are never disappointment. Food preparation is always fantastic, the flavors are wonderful. And who can resist dessert!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "It was great to use open table for our reservation. We've eaten here many times and always find consistently excellent food. The scallops were perfect. Portions are ample. Never a slip up in service. Just all around great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Every bite was pure perfection and the location and views are superb!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "For a Restaurant of your level, on a dining setting, all tables should have tablecloth, not just a few tables, should provide a basket of bread & butter not just a single very hard roll per person, (having to ask for it), on a $ 42.00 bottle of Riesling wine you should provide a bottle of wine with a cork (I would even settle for a synthetic cork) not a twist off cap (very embarrassing for the customer). Hopefully these comments are as constructive criticism to help out a great establishment, the food was great and the service very good just need polishing from management training, providing managers notice these details."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The experience of booking dinner reservations online is a great idea! Everything was seasoned perfectly with so much flavor. I recommend the beef tataki, ahi poke and the shrimp for starters. The boneless kalbi shortribs and 16oz steak was fantastic! If we could go just for desert we would because the pineapple upside down cake and chocolate souffle was amazing! The prices on the menu were reasonable. What makes this particular Roy's unique is the location and most of all the Aloha of the staff. From the time we walked in, service was very professional and sincere."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The greeter at the door was very pleasant and professional. The table had a nice view of the lake and the the waiter gave use our menus and the prefix meal menus for the evening. The waiter had sampled the prefix meal and gave us his rendering of what was good. The prefix meal was a one time deal for the month and it was very very good. The wine that was paired with it was done well. My wife had the Mai Tai and would say it is the best on the Big Island. The overall cost of a meal for two was $150.00 for the both of use together. That is a three course meal with desert and alcohol drinks. I thought it was a good value for the overall meal and experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was delicious! More importantly all waitstaff were so friendly and efficient. Restaurant a little noisy but it didn't detract from our great meal to celebrate my husband's birthday."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "As soon as we walked into Roy's we were greeted with hello and a Happy Birthday to the 18 year old birthday teen who's birthday we were celebrating. I had reserved online with a request for a special dessert. Our food was delicious, the fish i ordered was very yummy. Our waitress and food server were efficient and friendly. At the end, they did indeed bring us a special chocolate fudgy dessert that wasn't on the menu. If I lived in Hawaii, I would eat there often!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Main dish and appetizer was great. We did not care for the sides. Great atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten at Roy's in Chicago, Maui and Kauai, enjoying every meal! While visiting the Big Island we ate at Roy's Waikoloa Bar and Grill-DELICIOUS! Excellent service and food! Hope we have an opportunity to return before heading to Maui to join up with our grown children and grandchildren."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Whenever there is a rise in any city Whatever city we are visiting, we try to have dinner at Roy's. Here on the big Island of Hawaii we took our 13-year-old grandson to dinner. He loved the scallops. And molten chocolate cake. The restaurant is very busy and is quite exceptional."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was good but a bit below normal for this place."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My husband and I travel to to the Big Island every year for our anniversary and choose to celebrate at Roy's. The food and service are never a disappointment and the desserts are to die for!!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This was my eighth visit but my first review. I love their food, the seafood is terrific. Lots of great appetizers, pot stickers were delicious."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This place usually rocks! This time was good - however, I had the chef's recommended wine pairing with each course and the waiter was behind with the wine every time. I had almost finished my dinner when the wine arrived - and I went slow to wait for him and had to ask twice. Also, the meat has to rest after you cook it - so after it sat on my plate for a few minutes it was a lot better than it was in pre-mature delivery. The beans were undercooked and hard to chew but sure tasted good - eek! Usually a great experience - this time was less."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "As usual, the food quality and service were outstanding. Presentation of the food and prompt service continue to be the hallmark of Roy's."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Good food and atmosphere was awesome..we enjoyed our dining at your restaurant and you had a lot if choices for dinner"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I expected better food. The potstickers were good and their poke was okay. The short ribs although tender had minimal taste. Fish was good but didn't like the braised daikon. Dessert was good - worh waiting 30 minutes for. Been there, done that - would not go again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The ambience was stunning, service impeccable (professional and attentive staff, your drink remained filled, no empty plate was left behind on your table, every need was met) & the menu provided a variety of healthy choices including gluten free options which is fantastic & rare, especially in fine dinning. The food was absolutly delicious & the aesthetics & presentation was phenomenal. Such a perfect experience from start to finish!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food at Roy's but it was filled with families and large groups. The noise level was high and it was definitely not a romantic type atmosphere. The food though was good as well as the service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We visited Roy's while staying in Waikaloa and had a wonderful experience. We were seated promptly, immediately acknowledged and given some edamame to gnosh while reviewing the menu. The Prix Fixe menu changes daily and is very reasonably priced for the quality. The chocolate souffle is peerless! The only downside to the restaurant is the noise level which does impact quiet conversation. We will absolutley return on our next visit to the Big Island"
    Dined on 7/3/2014