Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

4.7
1938 Reviews
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Welcome to the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai!

For the past 34 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. 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1938 people are saying
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MichSD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The original Roy’s is in such a good location with a beautiful view of the ocean and sunset! Our food was delicious—cocktails, dessert—the whole nine yards. Service was impeccable. Can’t wait to dine here again.

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vipTerri
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Loved the Caesar salad, brussel sprouts, and and the macadamia nut crusted fish with lobster sauce. Wow- it was all so yummy! As a couple, we split everything between us and it was just the right amount of food. Loved it!

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WayneB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Right across from the beach. Very quiet and great for a romantic night out.

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CelesteL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we love everything about this restaurant, from the excellent service of staff, delectable cuisine, affordable prices for the quality of food and superb service. I would love to come back. We were treated so special for our wedding anniversary. Definitely a 5 star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CS
vipChefSugar
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Wonderful as always!

LA
LAM3
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant. The set menu was outstanding and an excellent value. Service, as always, was top notch. My overall favorite restaurant.

AH
AlfredoH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food the best..

AJ
AJR1
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I love Roy's. We hadn't been in a few years and my wife was craving the soufflé. The service was great. The cocktails were excellent, and the miso butterfish was outstanding. However, the macadamia nut mahi was quite underwhelming, the appetizer was forgettable, and the soufflé was a real shame. It was served limp on a barren plate and it was just a stark reflection of the overall experience. 4 drinks, 1 app, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, tax and tip for a total of $260.

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vipP1P2P3Hawaii
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent choice for a beautiful early dinner. Now the tables are spaced further apart unlike before, the ambience is much more elegant and with the calming ocean bay view, the sunset are all so lovely.
All our food choices were well seasoned, tasted so yummy...
Except for my lamb was ordered med but got plated rare...a staff did ask if I wanted to reorder - I said no but please inform the kitchen to be aware of this cooking error.
A memorable birthday dinner and we will be dining at Roy's again soon.

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vipJahba
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Great food and great view.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very nice

MF
MarkF
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience1

Offered us an outside table on a piece of astroturf. Declined that. Was put in the naughty room. It appeared to be a meeting room. There was a tv with disconnected wired hanging from it and no rhyme or reason to the tables. When I left I saw the dining room where the real people got to eat.

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foodie4
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Roy's! Especially good for a celebration like a birthday or anniversary. They go out of their way to make it a special evening.

CG
CourtneyG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roys is one of my favorite restaurants. Great service and great food. It was easier to get reservations here instead of the Waikiki location, so we drove out from Waikiki.

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vipGottaeateveryday
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were on vacation, not from the area, but Stacy our server treated us like kama’aina, which made our dinner extra special. No matter how many times we’ve eaten at Roy’s, it’s always a wonderful meal with gracious service.

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AlvinH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service - great! From appetizers to dessert, delicious!

MH
MarH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butterfish was absolutely scrumptious.!! Had a beautiful window table and very professional and friendly wait staff!

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visitor
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday. We were very happy with our dining experience and our table with a view, located in the upper dining room

EM
ErikaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The servers were amazing! The food was delicious. Nice view too.

J
vipJennifermyers520
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dining experience at Roy’s on our honeymoon! We sat outside and enjoyed sunset over the ocean! Our servers were attentive and thoughtful.

My husband ordered the prix fixe menu and I ordered meatloaf. We had blackened ahi and baby back ribs as appetizers. The ribs were tasty, but we surprised ourselves by favoring the ahi. My meatloaf was perfectly cooked. My husband’s short rib was good, but the macadamia nut Hawaiian fish was our favorite dish of the night! It was tender and flavorful.

We upgraded dessert to the chocolate soufflé. The warm dark chocolate was fantastic with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream.

We didn’t think we liked seafood but Roy’s convinced us otherwise! We’d love to come back the next time we visit Oahu.

JR
JennaR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I booked a table with a view for our anniversary. It was our first time at Roy's, and everything was fantastic. The service was perfect and the food and view were amazing! The staff was very nice, and they even gave both of us our own free desserts. At the end of the dinner, they left us a $25 off coupon for our next visit. Roy's has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants, especially for celebrations. We will definitely be returning again soon!

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Kellie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roy’s went above and beyond to make our anniversary dinner special. The food was delicious, and was served within 10 minutes of ordering, and the service was so kind and speedy. We couldn’t have had a better evening!

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IrvingC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful celebration with our children for our wedding anniversary. The food were delicious. Fish well prepared, and chocolate lava souffee was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. Sat in the bar area at my request. So ambience ok. As in any restaurant some dishes better than others. Not inexpensive. Will go back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

BC
BenC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and ambience was great. With the Pandemic a lot of the usual favorites were not available. No oysters, or escargots. Other than that great food and service. Would always recommend Roy's

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TroyH
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff was very attentive throughout. Food and service was absolutely amazing! This is why I always bring my wife here for her birthday dinner.

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AndreaT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate our anniversary at Roys every year. Always excellent service and food

LS
LisaS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food & view!! You can never go wrong dining at the original Roy’s in Hawaii Kai! Highly recommend!!

NJ
NinaJ
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual… service and food were outstanding!

LC
LisaC
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th birthday celebration

MK
MKTurner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine! Everyone there is courteous, cheerful and helpful. The food is consistently good and the view is paradise.

GC
GeoC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We ordered one appetizer(spring rolls) and three entrees(Seafood Collection-Palabok, Kauai Prawns, Herbed Crab& Crispy potato Chilean Sea Bass) and shared them. At $40+ per plate we expected to be raving about the food when we were done but that was not the case. We all came to the same conclusion, the food was okay. All three were rich and buttery but missing the heat, salt and acid. These meals were not exciting to eat. The staff was friendly and nice but the service was mediocre.
Overall, we were disappointed and will not be returning.

AK
AngelaK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the beef short ribs were fork tender. Definitely a place to celebrate a special occasion, husband's new job!

KY
KittyY
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always in every way, that's why it is such a favorite!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious food, good service and great atmosphere! The braised short rib and chocolate soufflé cake is a must have.

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Carolyn
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary the staff were all wonderful! Made us feel special. Very well taken care of. The food was excellent!

RR
RaniR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome experience. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding!

JR
vipJimR
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, consistently good (Roy’s) service and relaxing atmosphere made this an enjoyable evening.

KK
vipKK84
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this for our anniversary and it did not disappoint! You must get the butterfish as it is amazing! Service was fantastic as well!

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 1938 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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