Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

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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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KB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, overlooking the ocean, with a great view of sunset. The food was excellent -- some of the best salmon I've ever had, plus delicious ahi and misoyaki butterfish. Would definitely recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent views, nearby parking, fabulous service, excellent food

T
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unassuming establishment until you get taken upstairs. Attentive and friendly staff. Food was great! Thankful for attention to gluten allergy! Wine pours were generous and appreciated. All in all one of our better experiences dining on Oahu - better than Hoku, Alan Wong’s and Plumeria. Thank you Roys for a great meal and experience!

AS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing butterfish and the service was excellent. They don't skimp on the mixed drinks either.

p
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service never fail
Reservations for early evening are easy

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

デザートをお祝いようにアレンジしてくれました^_^

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p
Tokyo
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent!!

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was okay. The chocolate soufflé cake was delicious. The Ahi maki was delicious. The fish was a little dry. The rib eye steak didn’t have much taste. The bread was delicious and I’m grateful that my water glass was always filled. The seats were great because it wasn’t too close to the next table and it wasn’t noisy.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very sad experience.

Some bad things happened but worst things of all was that we were seated to the worst table ever. That table is located at the far far end of everything with almost no lights. It was as if we were eating in the dark warehouse. That table should not be existed in the first place, and nobody should not be seated ever.
It’s hard to believe Roy Yamaguchi actually allow that to happen at the flagship of his chain.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 of us had an awesome meal. The food was spot on perfect and our server Dylan took very good care of us!! Will definitely be back next time.

KL
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, really good food!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is consistently excellent. We celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary and the staff made it very special.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, our server was very helpful as to what we should try in the menu

HC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Roy's in Hawaii Kai was great. I had friends from out of town visiting and they loved the food and view from upstairs. Service was great. When I made my reservations I asked for a seat with a great view because of my guests from out of town and they accommodated my request. Appetizers were great. My ribeye was perfect. Even the mixed cocktails were great. Would highly recommend.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly awesome

D
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greatly enjoyed the expanded menu. Food was actually much better than in past. Portions were also larger.

TH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have not been there for awhile. Glad that we did. The service was excellent. Dylan made us at home. It makes a big difference when you have a good and attentive server. We ordered five appetizers as we didn't want to eat too much. Ahi was great. Especially the sauce was really good. The greens we ordered were okay. I could probably do better at home. Overall it was a pleasant evening and we will come back.

RN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience for our parents 60th wedding anniversary. Service was awesome.

RS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On 10/14 our family had dinner at Roy’s H-Kai. Our reservation was at 5:45 and we had a nice window table. A large table of 10 (?) was already seated next to us and they were loud. I’m guessing it’s just their culture but as the evening progressed they got louder and drank more wine, walking around filling up wineglasses. I hope they had a designated driver.

Anyway, I would like to suggest the next time a large group dines at Roy’s and they are heavy drinkers, seat them in the alcove or not close to other dinners so the voices don’t carry to diners nearby. It was very annoying to hear loud voices and squeezing by our table to talk to their friends and to pour wine.

Otherwise we always enjoy Roy’s.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Roy’s while on the same vacation trip. The food is Devine and the service is quite possibly the most seamless and best I’ve ever experienced. If you want an amazing fine dining experience go to Roy’s; it will not disappoint!

SL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time here for my husband's birthday! Our waiter Joon was on point as well as everyone else. We had our two (soon to be three) year old with us and she was treated so well. They are very accommodating for young children. Would highly recommend to all my friends!

NT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, and they made a bigger deal out of my wedding then we did. We will definitely be back. Thank you Roy’s.

AN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience. They were so accommodating and generous when it came to our anniversary dinner, we’ll definitely be coming back.

DK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and amazing food. Very impressive wine menu.

MY
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like a restaurant with good food, good environment, and always consistent then Roy’s is the place for you. Crab cakes are a must.

KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone cane by to wish us a happy anniversary! Water glasses never empty. Never rushed.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Original Roy’s is not just a restaurant, it’s a dining experience! The culinary staff sets the bar high with their exceptional flavors and presentation and the wait staff, hostess, and manager take customer service to a whole other level. Thank you for making my 5 year anniversary even more unforgettable! We can’t wait to dine with you again.

RL
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining experience with beautiful sunset views. Consistent food and a great bar area.

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Roy’s Hawaii Kai is always a great choice and is my favorite Roy’s on Oahu. I do miss some of their old menu item specials like the ulua with lobster champagne sauce which is broke da mouth. It’s also unfortunate that the menu offerings are not very different from the other Roy’s locations.

If you’re going to eat at Roy’s on Oahu, this is the one to visit.

R
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy dinner and special occasions at Roy's. We had a beautiful view at our window table and our food was wonderful. We did miss not having our usual waitress, but the young man who served us was nice.

g
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to the original Roy’s. Wonderful! We’ll be back again.

M
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Only request would be to have the AC going a little sooner as it was humid outside and carried on indoors. Otherwise the service, food and view was perfect.

A
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, this is our FAVORITE restaurant in Honolulu! We've been to the top restaurants in Honolulu and Original Roy's is the best. We consistently have unbelievably great service and food and we leave planning our next visit!

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service was great from Stacey.

CY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual. Service terrific as well. This is why we are regular customers of Roys for the
past 25 years. CYSL

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was as expected! Fabulous!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was nice to spend time with my son. It was his first time eating at a fine dining restaurant. He enjoyed himself a lot. He felt like a king. We were celebrating our birthdays but we didn’t mention it. It was relaxing and the server was superb. Best service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Fish trio entree was not good. Butter fish was dry and very fishy. Steak and short ribs were delicious. Ambiance was fantastic. We had a window table with a view of the sunset at 6:30. Restaurant temperature was a little warm. Waiter was attentive. Water glasses were always topped off. 1/2 of the entrees were disappointing. The soufflés were more like lava cakes than soufflés.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there just as they opened. Had a couple of Roy’s special martinis. Excellent. Butterfish was amazing. Finished off with mountain lava cake with ice cream. Perfect combo.

AM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was disappointed in our meal because we had two children with us, 10 and 11 and only one Keiki appetizer set was brought, had to ask for another. Proper bread was not brought for the escargot. Our coffees were refilled with cold coffee from a carafe that probably had been sitting around.

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