Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

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1124 reviews
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Welcome to the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai!

For the past 30 years, guests have enjoyed Roy Yamaguchi's award winning Hawaiian Inspired Euro Asian Cuisine, globally sourced orignial wines and Roy's Aloha style of service. Roy's chefs utilize the freshest local ingredients, bold Asian spices, European sauces and focus on fresh seafood. A breathtaking view of Maunalua Bay may be enjoyed from the main dining room or private dining room that is available for a special occasion or business gathering.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Aloha! Come and join us for Sunday Brunch on May 12. We open at 930AM to 1PM. Any questions please call 808.396.7697

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Aloha! Come and join us for Sunday Brunch on April 21. We open at 930AM to 1PM. Any questions please call 808.396.7697

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at Roy’s with two close relatives while on a trip from the East Coast. Roy’s has always been one of our favorite restaurants and we have dined at many of his restaurants in the Islands and on the mainland. We were happy to return to the Original Roy’s after more than twenty years and we were all delighted with the superb prix fixe menu with wine pairing; Roy’s food always lives up to high expectations. A lovely evening with attentive service and a great view!

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KL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a birthday. Nice view, terrific service. Wished the air conditioning was cooler

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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AT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Roys several times and each time I always wonder why I do not come here more often. The food is amazing, the prices are very reasonable, the portions are large, and the service is always outstanding.

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L
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Some spicy food were not labeled properly on the menu. By the time when the food arrives, then we realize they are spicy (too spicy for a young girl)

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R
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had always wanted to go to the Original Roys. We live in SoCal and have been several times to the Anaheim location. And when in Hawaii, we usually stay at Outrigger Reef and always have our first night's dinner and the Roys across the street. However, we are at Kahala this trip so got out to the Original. And it did not dissappoint. They knew we were celebrating out 41st anniversary and my 65th birthday, and they made it very special. Thank you!

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DI
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my third time at Roy’s and the only time I enjoyed it. I think I got the hang of this joint

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, the staff was very friendly and thoughtful to us, especially to our kid, very pleasant experience, will definitely visit again if we are in Oahu again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special 18th birthday

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a
San Diego
97 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was an A+ dining experience. The service was great. The manager came over to ask about our experience. The food was absolutely outstanding. The spring roll appetizer was great. The surf and turf was great. The drinks were yummy. We will definitely return the next time we visit Oahu!

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For being one of the premier restaurants on Oahu I think Roy’s leaves a little on the table. My party chose the pre-fix menu. The appetizer was tasty but the main and dessert was not as good as I would have expected. All and all a very satisfying meal, but not exemplary.

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BJ
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Roy's is still one of my all time favorite restaurants in Hawaii. You just can't go wrong here. Excellent!

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P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I think the salad was prepared ahead of time because it looked slightly dull. The calamari was lukewarm when it was served. Just telling you these things because I love the restaurant and don’t want it to decline.

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OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite Hawaii restaurant. The appetizers are particularly great, but the main courses are excellent. The chocolate lava cake -- or soufflé may be the best dessert around. Check out the prix fix menus as well, they can be wonderful values.

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h
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

special occasion location & menu, nice change from the chain restaurants, a bit pricey but nice view

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VK
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my gosh FABULOUS AS EVER! We went here 30 years ago on our honeymoon and it is just as fantastic as we remembered. The service was SUPURB. Jason (we hope we have his name correct!) was very well informed about each and every item on the menu including the cocktails. What a wonderful heartwarming way to cap off our celebration of 30 years of marriage. Thank you Roys!!!! We will be back!

We visit Roys all over the mainland but nothing is like the ones Roy owns in Hawaii.

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M
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice experience! The restaurant’s handling of our food allergies gives us much confidence as we order.

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fantastic experience and food was delicious!

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l
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, great service and beautiful views.

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AT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never had a bad wxperience there. Staff is always amazing and food always wxcellent. Always our place to go for a wondeful dinner

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LA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, was lovely. Staff was absolutely perfect and wonderful EXCEPT for the hostess named KIANA.

I called to say we would be late for our reservation and she put me on hold for 10 minutes.

When I hung up and called back because I had to, Kiana picked up and I said "I was on hold for 10 mins so I called back." She didn't apologize or anything as if it wasn't her fault.

When we came to check in, "Kiana" at the front looked so busy (I'm rolling my eyes sarcastically while writing this) playing with ribbons. Then as we left, we heard her talking to her friend on the phone. We said thank you and she turned around as if to ignore us. I thought the hostesses' job was to be polite, greet, and say goodbye to everyone as they came and left?

Her LOW CLASS behavior greatly decreased the quality and prestige of Roy's.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

テーブルが4人で少し小さく感じました。

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DP
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class service, delicious food, spectacular views.

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AF
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the atmosphere, the food and the service. It is an upscale restaurant so you need to expect to pay a little more but the experience is well worth the price.

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RB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time this week and everything was wonderful. From getting greeted by the host to the good night and thank you from the bartender.
As always the food was impeccable prepared.The service was wonderful. Our server was again Bradley and his service was spot on. Not missing anything and anticipated before we could ask. His DRA , sorry I forgot his name, paid attention to us. Plates got clear without rushing us and several times he looked and walked away to not interrupt our dinner. Appreciate that kind of service very much.

Thank you very much for the appetizers that we received on the house. We all enjoyed them and our meal. Your kitchen crew is incredible.

Roy’s is always a great place to visit on any island here in Hawaii but the original hold a special place in my heart.
Thank you and see you soon

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FP
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the service to the food to the desserts!! Do it pass up an opportunity to dine here or any occasion. They have a beautiful patio for casual dining and the second floor has the perfect view of the ocean, Diamond Head and sunset. This was our 5th time eating here and Roy's Hawaii KI location never fails to deliver.

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Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried Roy’s based on positive Yelp reviews and had a great experience. Attentive service, quick delivery from the kitchen and delicious food made for a great dinner out. We have friends traveling to O’ahu and have already recommended they dine here.

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Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

I have been here several times and the food is always good but the server was not knowledgeable about the food and recommend items the were poor. The main dishes were good and the fish is excellent

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KT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service & Food speaks for itself! This is my favorite place to eat in Hawaii!

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RB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Roy’s will not disappoint. The food is incredible. We choose the set menu but added couple items to it. No problem for the service or the kitchen.
The server knew the menu and after asking for things that are not available, point me to similar items they served.
Roy’s is always our first stop when in Hawaii. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening

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d
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service. Amazing fish cooked to perfection. Always a treat to visit any Roy’s location. First time to the Hawaii Kai location and we will be back. Excellent and just what we expected.

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MR
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the Dim Sum canoe for two and split the Ribeye. Dim Sum was great. Delicious sauces. Steak was ordered medium. It was over cooked and, in my opinion, not a $60 steak. But, the brown butter sauce, mushrooms and roasted potatoes were perfect. There are so many fish options that we will go back and try something else. Staff was incredibly attentive. Ambiance was lovely.

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MM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Wasn’t expecting much but was blown away with all we received: canoe appetizer, red pepper bisque, rib eye, butterfish and snapper. All on point ono! As my son commented: wow this is the first time mom didn’t complain about the food!

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PA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

... outstanding food, amazing service...our first visit on a recommendation, will definitely return...

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a
Hawaii
59 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Roy’s visit after awhile was refreshing- sushi, appetizer options a nice addition. Good food, service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

enjoyed the food, friendly service, and atmosphere

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NW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice setting, great food and good service. We look forward to going back. The manager is a genuinely nice person who came around to check on our dining experience and stayed to chat.

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JE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service by Stacey! Well done once again Roy’s!

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OT
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good scallops. The garlic fish however was all garlic! Will need to be very selective on food choices based on this one dish. Comp’ed for the meal but the server did nothing to replace the meal with a substitute prior to receiving the bill.

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IM
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were here very accommodating. Food, as usual, was excellent. Thank you.

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