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Crispy Whole Tai Snapper | Hijiki - Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI
6ozFilet Mignon & Lobster Tail | Orzo Mac & Cheese - Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI
Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI
Roy's® Misoyaki Butterfish | Wasabi Beurre Blanc - Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI
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Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

4.7
4.7
3013 Reviews
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Welcome to the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai!

For the past 35 years, guests have enjoyed Roy Yamaguchi's award winning Hawaiian Inspired Euro Asian Cuisine, globally sourced original wines and Roy's Aloha style of service. We 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Sushi, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 396-7697
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Isaiah Badua
  • Private party facilities
    Experience unparalleled panoramic ocean views, award-winning cuisine and impeccable service at The Original Roy’s for your next private event. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 80 guests; a restaurant buy-out can accommodate up to 290.
  • Private party contact
    Carmen Yung: (808) 396-7697
  • Neighborhood
    Honolulu
  • Cross street
    Keahole Street
  • Parking details
    Free Parking!
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy live entertainment:Wednesday - Friday 6:30 PM-9:30PMSaturday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 12, 2024 only
    Come celebrate Mother's Day with us here at the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai! We will be serving a set menu only Set Menu to be determined Please call us at (808) 396-7697 for additional information!
  • Christmas Day

    Dec 25, 2024 only
    Come celebrate Christmas Day with us here at the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai! We will be serving a set menu only Set Menu to be determined Please call us at (808) 396-7697 for additional information!
  • New Year's Eve

    Dec 31, 2024 only
    Come celebrate New Year's Eve with us here at the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai! We will be serving a set menu only Set Menu to be determined Please call us at (808) 396-7697 for additional information!

What 3,013 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Oahu

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

3,013 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The evening was a perfect experience. The drinks were outstanding. The appetizers were delicious and we had ordered the fish trio. So amazing, every bite. The deserts are delicious too!!! Such a wonderful place to visit !!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was on point. Overall, it was a great dining experience. I believe the price was somewhat overreaching which will influence when/if we return. No specific complaints it just raises a value proposition. At what level is something good just too expensive?

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  3. WilliamN

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Great waiter and the bartender obliged us by making a drink not on the menu.

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  4. 0123

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top-notch service from a well-trained staff. Our water glasses were never empty and our waiter had great recommendations for the menu. We got sushi to split—fantastic appetizer. My steak was cooked exactly how I ordered, and my wife had the fish trio - both delicious. Dessert & coffee made for an amazing anniversary date night. Prices are high, but vibe is a classic steakhouse and I’d highly recommend for a special occasion.

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  5. JannaG

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was great! It’s back to the excellence one expects from Roy’s.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    お料理はどれも美味しくて、サーバーの方も皆さん感じが良くて、海を見ながら楽しい時間を過ごせました。娘のお誕生日ディナーでしたが、お誕生日と伝えたら、リリコイプディングをサービスで頂きました、美味しかったです!

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  7. DavidD

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very nice restaurant with good food and service. definitely a good choice when looking for quality places to eat

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  8. Paul

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dishes sparkle with great flavors and creativity- cuisine was so good that I neglected my wine. Consistently fantastic for the 20 years that we have been going there. No attitudes, super gracious, helpful and friendly. The Hawaii Kai ambience is iconic and reminds me of the old “Stars “ in SF or the “Village Pub” in Woodside.

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  9. joans

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, can’t wait to go back again soon.

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  10. nixvis

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    魚料理は日本料理をアレンジしているようですが、日本人にはあまり向かないでしょう。エスカルゴ、ホタテは美味しかった。やはり肉料理がお勧めです。 またデザートは、日本人には甘すぎます。 昔から何度も利用しているので、ちょっと残念でした。

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  11. DeniceN

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and timely. There were also good suggestions so that we tried a few new things.

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  12. JohnR

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sitting upstairs - What a beautiful sunset ! Best spot to be !!

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  13. Terri

    Hawaii

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love their butterfish. It's the best butterfish in the islands. We accompanied that with their fabulous chopped salad and brussel sprouts. The macadamia nut ice cream bar with fruit was equally yummy. Service is always great too. Love Roy's Hawaii Kai!

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  14. Mikela

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always like dining outdoors for the view and ambience. The food was all right, overpriced though. All of the serving staff were attentive to our requests and needs.

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  15. BrentM

    Western KY

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The butter fish and scallops were delicious ! Highly recommended!

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  16. Rick

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    All servers were very pushy, we hadn’t even started our main dishes and he was already asking to select our dessert. We hadn’t finished our plates and were asking if we were done. Go somewhere else for a better dining experience.

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  17. ValerieM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was on point and came out quickly and nice and hot.

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  18. KathyA

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been going to Roy's Hawaii Kai for Easter Brunch for several years.. Love the atmosphere, the food and the service is great!

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  19. jrt1001

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was disappointed in Roy's this time. Our usual place to take out of town guests. Asked if there was specials, and the waiter stated they changed their menu regularly, so no specials. It was the same menu as the 3 times. They forgot one of the desserts, and didn't even ask if we wanted to wait when they dropped off the other one, had to sit almost another 30 minutes.

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  20. ErikaB

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting and celebrating one of my friends birthday. All the workers are friendly and excellent service. All the foods tasted very good👍

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Friday, so was busy. Lots of birthday celebrations. Always excellent experience.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and a lot of selections to choose from their menu. The miso butterfish was seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and views were all phenomenal. Can’t recommend it highly enough!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Best meal we had on Oahu!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was very good especially at sunset. The food was very delicious. The service was excellent. I will make it a point to go there again.

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  26. Occasionaldiner

    Hawaii

    61 reviews

    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They gave us a nice window table. Food was nicely made and delicious. A little bit noisy. But nice evening.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food! Amazing service! We were on a tight schedule and they got us a wonderful meal that didn’t feel rushed, right on time!

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  28. Traveler

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All staff in Roy's, Hawaii Kai was very kind and food was very delicious.

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  29. RichardR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good. Unfortunately the expensive steak I ordered was the worst steak I have ever eaten in a restaurant. Tough, chewy. Not eatable. I will not be going back to Roy’s

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  30. JenniferP

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We haven’t dined at Roy’s in years as our last experience in San Francisco was sub-par. However, we decided to give the “Original” location a try. The food was good, but not outstanding for the price. My salad was old and brown. When I brought it to our server’s attention, I expressed that the salad was old but long pauses makes one think that you’re making it up, so I pointed it out. They replaced it with a fresher version, but made me second guess the quality of their ingredients. Not to worry, I paid full price for it and tipped on it as well. Overall, it was “good” based on the food prices, service, and an atmosphere that ought to be “very good” or “outstanding” Sadly, we will not be returning to any Roy’s locations.

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  31. NightsOut

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was next level. Scallops with risotto explosion of flavors, service was on point, especially with kids and adults. Thank you for great experience.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good; I think it will be a one time visit.

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  33. danny2earth

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Roy’s is always fantastic, but I’d have to say the service was especially spectacular. I had made the reservation online just minutes before we arrived, but we were welcomed and accommodated very graciously. The hostess helpfully pointed out restrooms as she led us to a table with a nice view of the sunset. A perfect start to a delightful dinner, with fresh salads featuring perfectly ripe and delicious tomatoes, then on to their signature crab cakes (my dining companion called them “so refined”), and I couldn’t resist my favorite, the Misoyaki Butterfish. Prices aren’t outrageous but are worth it for those special occasions.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing view. Food was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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  35. Upstatediners

    Hawaii

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding meal and service. Hands down one, if not the best, restaurant in Hawaii. A true dining experience, not just a meal. Phenomenal wait staff and management.

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  36. Hankster

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Fantastic food options. The canoe of appetizers is not to be missed. The steamed fish is delicious. Even the salad dressing is wonderful and not overly covering the fresh salad.

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  37. AmandaL

    Hawaii

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal for all. They were wonderful about helping a gluten-intolerant dietary restriction (and the souffle is gluten-free!!) as well.

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  38. ChristineT

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent anniversary dinner at Roy’s Hawaii Kai! Perfect food, service, and ambience. The servers were attentive and the manager came by to check on how everything was. We received a special anniversary dessert, along with a certificate to redeem when we return for our next anniversary. Thank you so much, Roy’s Hawaii Kai!

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  39. Tammy

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best way to celebrate a birthday! 😍 It’s a 22 year old tradition! 🤙🏽

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  40. AngelY

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been loyal diners for over 25 years. Yesterday’s dinner was a true disappointment. I ordered the 1/2 rack of lamb. It was burnt on the outside and too well done. We asked that it be redone. The second was also burned on the outside but insufficiently cooked. The third attempt was also burned but at least medium rare. Even so the serving was mostly fat and the accompanying deep fried risotto balls in a strange puddle of indiscernible sauce was revolting. Please Roy’s do better.

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FAQs

Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 396-7697.

Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai is rated 4.7 stars by 3013 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu, HI 96825

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Keahole Street
  • Neighborhood
    Honolulu
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Sushi, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free Parking!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Isaiah Badua
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy live entertainment:Wednesday - Friday 6:30 PM-9:30PMSaturday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 396-7697
  • Private party facilities
    Experience unparalleled panoramic ocean views, award-winning cuisine and impeccable service at The Original Roy’s for your next private event. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 80 guests; a restaurant buy-out can accommodate up to 290.
  • Private party contact
    Carmen Yung: (808) 396-7697
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