Original Roy's, 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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Unlike many other "iconic" restaurants Roy’s manages to live up to the hype
The original Roy’s is one of our favorite places to go it’s in our neighborhood and the food is consistently excellent great views of the bay and wonderful service
I want to commend Stacy our waitress. She was outstanding.
Thank you Stacy for making our night with our grandson memorable.
The food at Roy's was delicious! Would order the same again. I had a seafood chowder, except when it came, the "chowder" was a delicious sauce at the bottom of the bowl. Excellent because you don't fill up on the liquid and have room to enjoy the delicious seafood. The shrimp was the best, nice and sweet. The scallops were huge, fish was done perfectly and crab was so ono! My husband had the rib steak. It was delicious and tender.
Fixed price meal was a good deal. But the short ribs needed more flavor. Soft but it needed more salt.
Special dinner plan was met with rude unwelcoming host and ended with just ok food. (But the oysters were fabulous.) But the server taking care of us was awesome. Unfortunately, would not recommend and would never return.
Been coming here forever. It just keeps getting better. Never disappointed. Roy keeps the traditional dishes that made him famous and always has new dishes to try. My favorite restaurant on Oahu!
Great food, good service, cost was reasonable. However the sound level would be too high for an intimate dinner, so only go for casual dinners
Great evening with the family! Only wished I was informed beforehand of the special menu for holiday.
Service as always was awesome! Love this one the best!!
Original Roy's New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Dinner. I've been here several years in a row for this dinner service and tonight was my least favorite. We had a 630 reservation and once we found our way through the deceptively labelled 4-course meal (which was actually 5 courses), we were able to order. Unfortunately, the first course was oysters on the half shell, which none of us could eat, so our waiter offered the chef's substitution--sliced tomatoes. Yeah, you read that right...sliced tomatoes. I was in a bit of disbelief, but ok, bring it on. It arrived. Not at all impressed. Sliced tomatoes. Then things started to slow down. Rea.l.l.y..s..l..o..w...d...o....w....n. It became apparent that the kitchen--so early on in this long evening-- had already gone into the weeds. It would take a total of 45 minutes for the kitchen to then produce a small salad and a cup of chowder as the next two courses. Our waiter was open about what was going on and he was completely apologetic. He offered and comp'd a glass of pinot noir for the one person in our party who drinks. The other two of us nursed a glass of water, that was refilled many, many times over the following 40 minutes--before our entrees arrived. When they did arrive, they were fine. There was nothing exciting or notable about any of them. At a time when other celebrated island chefs are resting on their laurels and becoming stale, I've come to expect more from Original Roy's. Geez, it's your flagship restaurant, Chef. Honestly, this meal was neither worth the $335 (w/tip for 3 people) nor the effort to drive out to Hawaii Kai. It was perfectly fine and edible, but it was no better than what other restaurants in town are doing. I'm pretty disappointed, because Roy's just had their big blow-out 30th anniversary celebration and I figured they would be on their game. It just didn't happen. I think I'll stay in town for dinner from now on.
Heard so much about this place and so we tried it--but was very disappointed. The food was fair and the service less so. The noise in the restaurant was intolerable--
Great food, great service. Looking forward to the next time.
We have been to many Roys - this was a bad experience. In a strip mall, dining room was crowded and noisy, service was spotty. Food service was rush (one course on top of the other) and the food (aside front the AHI appetizer) was not up to Roy quality flavors or standards.... maybe time to close or revamp this location
Over the top. Such a wonderful meal and such attentive service.
Our favorite restaurant in Hawaii, Roy’s has consistently excellent food. We always come here to celebrate special occasions.
Wish the new Kailua Roy’s had the same menu as the original!
Outstanding service and the overall meal was scrumptious....
Took our daughter to Roy’s to celebrate her birthday. Service was excellent. They made note of her birthday with a decorated panacotta. We were able to get a table with a view. Food was delicious as usual.
Roy’s never disappoints! I have been coming here for the past two years and the service and food is always amazing! Can’t wait to be back again!
Great, great, great!! Strip mall location okay, but the rest is excellent. Wish outdoor dining didn’t include the road/traffic going by, but the views of the sunset are still worth it. Best food!
Thank you our excellent server, Stacy!! You made our Christmas dinner a wonderful experience.
Xmas dinner but I picked Christmas Eve which is always busy time so had to wait 20 minutes to be seated but it was to be expected. Fish trio and duck were great. Meat was tough for son who ordered medium rare and beef was a bit salty. But everything was expected due to holidays. Merry christmas
Happy times were had by all
Great food... only draw back is that the hawaii roys do not take the gift cards sold by costco. I would think that a disclaimer or warning should be made by both costco and roys.
Thank you. I have not been to your restaurant for many years (moved off Island) it was my first choice when we moved back. You did not disappoint. The staff is awesome, they made our special day wonderful without embarrassing us. Thank you for the gift of dessert. We will return on our next special day.
Our server, Ikaika was so great! We celebrated two birthdays and he made us feel so special. The matcha green tea dessert wasn’t our favorite- wished you kept the classic chocolate molten cake on the sunset dinner special.
Our Server Stacy was a delight, but sadly the food was very average. We had made the reservation to celebrate a birthday and was originally seated in an area where extra chairs are stored🤔. We asked to be moved and we're accommodated. Nothing was terrible but nothing was great. It seems that the restaurant has lost it's sparkle......
Great meals and service, attentiveness to detail, meals arrived in a timely manner and visually appealing.
Staff knowledgeable on the menu and patient with explaining.
A great place for a special meal. Spendy, but worth it. Food presentation was beautiful and everything was tasty. Unfortunately, the lights in the restaurant reflect on the windows at night so there is really no view once it is dark.
Me and my girlfriend barely go out to eat (we're pretty frugal lol we eat out together maybe once a month), but it was her birthday and I wanted to do something special. I am not used to spending so much for dinner, but it was worth it. The atmosphere, the food, and the service was great! Everyone was really nice. One of the best customer service experiences ever. Totally worth it for a special occasion. Would not hesitate to come back for another special occasion.
We had an excellent meal with friends during our recent vacation in Honolulu. The miso-glazed butterfish was exquisite!
Birthday. It was hard to find tho. GPS led us to the strip mall, but didn’t know it was hidden in a corner. We have to drive around a few times to find it.
Excellent quality ingredients, creatively prepared. Macadamia crusted mahi was excellent. Appetizer trio on the prix fix was good and made the meal a better value. Pricey but worth it.
Roy’s is our absolute favorite restaurant,both in Hawaii and in California! The food is outstanding, fresh, innovative, delicious! We’ve been celebrating family and life events here for 30 years now, thank you Roy’s!
The original Roy's remains outstanding. There are two pre-fixe menus that are a great value and the food, service and view are excellent. It was my sister and brother-in-law's 30th wedding anniversary and team at Roy's had an anniversary card waiting at the table for them and a special dessert as well. Mahalo, Roy's.
Having a residence in Hawaii means that every trip to Honolulu must include a trip to the original Roy's in Hawaii Kai.
No wonder Roy's is so successful: every thing is pro.
maybe it can be better when we arrive at the hostess stand. when there is nobody it is a bit confusing.
It was a fabulous experience dinning at Roy’s. We will definitely be back!