Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

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1099 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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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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DP
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class service, delicious food, spectacular views.

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RB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
4 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
14 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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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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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Roy's is very busy. As a result, you don't get the personal touch like you do at other restaurants, which to me is a large factor in customer service. I had asked for a window table but they sat us near the front entrance. When we complained, they found a window seat towards the back of the restaurant, which was very nice. The food was good, but they skimped on small things. For example, when I was brought the clams appetizer, bread was not included and I had to ask for it. Whereas in other restaurants the bread is a special part of the presentation. I doubt we will return any time soon. There are lots of options in Honolulu.

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K
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! The service is great and very attentive.

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WJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good food and great ambiance. Service is great and sunsets are the best!

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HD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roy’s Hawaii Kai never disappoints!
Stacey’s service is impeccable and always greets us with the warmest Aloha spirit that lingers until our next visit. The best restaurant & service on Oahu!

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GI
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best mahi mahi i’ve had on island. Got to watch the sunset and the service was impeccable

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

One of countless celebrations at Roy’s! Have never been disappointed.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful except the noise level.

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Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good eats. Super service and nice times. We change things up depending on who we are with or occasion. Always accommodating. Pre fixe is a good value when it’s on the menu. Another good thing is the chef keeps freshening up menu with seasonal dishes. Aloha

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We are big fans of the Original Roy’s and have enjoyed many memorable meals here including our daughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner. This time our server spent most of the evening chatting up the table next to us about his musical gig later that night. Our entrees order was delayed and he kept forgetting requests.

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Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The service was amazing. It was my birthday and every person we encountered, said "happy birthday". The food was better than I could have ever expected. I've eaten at a number of Roy's in California, Florida, and Las Vegas. I had to try the original, and it proved best of all.

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AJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing! The food outstanding! Really made our kids experience special too! Mahalo!

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W
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our family including a 12 year old came to visit from portland oregon. I was very pleased that when a spokesman from Roy’s called to confirm our reservations, that she asked if a child was co I g so that a child’s menu could be placed at our table. Very nice touch. All five of us had seafood, and all different. Dessert was the highlight for our granddaughter and the lapperts vanilla ice cream was delicious.

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CN
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. Our server, Stacey, was amazing!

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KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Asian Fusion modern cuisine, friendly and attentative

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M
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall service and food was outstanding! Thank you for always making our once a year dining experience a memorable one.

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O
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very nice but could have alittle more touches in deco on the table for Valentine's Diners. Food was very tasty but had forgotten my left over on the table as I noticed when we were driving away.

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Parking?
Parking spaces were non existent.
Parked a half a block away.
It was RAINING!!!....HARD!!!!
Won’t be returning to this local.
Should have gone to the Roy’s across the street from our hotel.

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CW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Flavors like no other! Service good! Would definitely go back.

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a
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall we had a great time. The food was good, the dessert was to die for. We love going to Roy’s they never disappoint us.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everthing was excellent and especially foods, main fish and desserts food were fantastic. Love to visit here again on my next Hawaii visit. :)

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, service and we would recommend highly to everyone!

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DT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Noisy, crowded, cramped, overpriced. Food portions stingy. Decent wine pour.

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B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great View, and friendly staff. Definitely recommend to others.

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made reservations at the original Roy’s for Valentines Day. Dinner was a prix fixe 5 course menu consisting of one oyster on a half shell, small soup, small salad, main entree, and bite size desserts. It was expensive but well worth the expense for the quality. My only complaint was the dessert as I found it super sweet.

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