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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Bkrk
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive. Food was great as expected. Noticeable social distancing per COVID19 mandates. Glad I could celebrate my birthday there!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant to celebrate my Birthday. Great food, service, and view. I love Roy’s, everyone is so nice and makes you feel welcomed!

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LAM3
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our go-to restaurant for fine dining! Excellent meal and service.

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JoeA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived in Honolulu one of the first things we did was make a reservation at Roy,s Original. Always top shelf, went to the Philadelphia location often until it closed, we live in Southern Delaware and wish there was a location near us.

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vipDuke
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time experience was absolutely awesome. Food selection from appetizers, butterfish main dish and ube brulee was exceptional.

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vipDianneD
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local foods and exotic tastes. Highly recommend the Dorado! Excellent Smokey flavor over mashed parsnips.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my friend’s birthday. Took advantage of their Kaukau Combo that I got from their email newsletter... Staff was great and food and drinks delicious!

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ChuckM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten frequently at Roys over the years, always has been excellent and great dining experience

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MarkB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellence in every respect. The only drawback was we had a reservation but getting us seated was a little slow and we had to stand around and there was no backup.

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Roger
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was perfect but our waiter wasn't the friendliest, altho the two guys who refilled the edamame were wonderful, smiling, friendly, eye contact.

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Yuko
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Roy’s. Never can go wrong with their food. Everything is delicious and service is impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and drink! Jason was an awesome server and the General Manager, Zamir, was very welcoming as well!

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vipRobertSF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go back to the original Roy's in Hawaii Kai. The crowd seemed very local and older. The ambiance was tranquil and perfect for conversation. Our server , Stacey, was friendly and professional. The dinner was quite enjoyable and we left satiated. I would suggest trying this Roy's as a part of your Honolulu dining experience.

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vipJamesG
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice! A very different menu from the chain. The butter fish was outstanding!

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TinaMarie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. It was our anniversary and we were treated like royalty. We will definitely be back.

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vipAnnetteS
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are used to the Roy’s in Waikiki so coming to Hawai’i Kai was a wonderful treat. We love the difference! We appreciated the smaller menu, the very attentive and pleasant service, the view from the restaurant, the space between tables, not being rushed (in Waikiki barely seated before being asked about drinks, felt like they wanted us done because someone more important was coming) — all in all, it was such a nice change and experience that this will be one of our go-to restaurant choices when in Honolulu. Definitely worth the drive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Roy’s never disappoint. One of my fav place to dine. Amazing view of sunset!

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Chowdown
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice, good service and food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy’s is Always fabulous.

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SunnyDays
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always impressed by the quality of service and food at this location. The only Roy’s that we feel is ever worth visiting. Love the signature pineapple upside down cake.

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AnnetteW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Roy’s to celebrate our anniversary on 2/19/20 and the experience was simply amazing. The staff went above and beyond our expectations to create a really memorable night for us and we really appreciated it. The food and wine were delicious and Mahalo to our server Dylan he was pretty awesome! We look forward to returning soon.

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Richy
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best places I've ever eaten at around the world. The menu has so much choice. Our meals were cooked to perfection. I had the Honey Mustard Grilled Beef Short Ribs which melted in my mouth. Compliments to the chef as it was seriously amazing.

The location and view is stunning. Service and overall quality stunning.

I can't wait to go back next time we visit Oahu.

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Jojo
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Quality of service and food were outstanding.

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Jayohkay
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is always good. Specials rotate everyday which is a nice touch to keep things fresh. Restaurant is very noisy and tables are very close together. I understand that the desserts take a while to prepare and it does make sense to give the customers the option to order ahead of time but it does detract from the fine dining experience when I have to choose in a split second while eating my appetizer. Overall, the restaurant is good and has always had good food.

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Jizzle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. I was impressed with the little things they did to help celebrate our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, Great Staff, Even on a busy Valentine’s Day night the staff was very attentive. The wine pairing was full of great wines. Overall 10/10! Worth the traveling time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

In a word: disappointing. I went on a Valentine day, and the service was slow. The couple next to us left without getting their food because it came out too late. The food was not good. Appetizers were mediocre at best, the main dish was also just meh. For the price, it wasn't worth it. Just go to the one in Waikiki.

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CoryC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

I received the worst service I ever had in my life. It was Valentine’s Day and I planned the evening far in advance, I’m not quite sure why the service was so bad.

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KennethN
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Valentine's day and had their fixed menu. The food was great and they wait staff attentive. We have been here before and it has always been good. The price is a little hight, but it was a special occasion

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HelenH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went on Valentine’s Day so it was a set menu. 4 out of 5 courses were good, but the salad was a throw away course. The scallops were delicious. They were so busy that half the time our wine pairings came after we had finished the course. At $130/pp...I expected more. Wouldn’t recommend it to others. I’d recommend Haleiwa Joe’s on the East side...same prices but impeccable service.

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viphihi
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fish dishes looked amazing. Service was attentive and friendly. A nice birthday evening. The kids in our party were well looked after which was best of all.

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vipJojo
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

There was obviously no chef in the kidchen....food was insanely salty
not worth the price at all!

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Roberto
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great sunset, excellent prix fixe menu option! Mahalo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great views! Amazing food ! Very good service

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was phenomenal. The best part was how friendly and engaging the hostess was on the first floor. She smiled while engaging with us and our child. Not sure her name but she was great.

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gebair
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ocean view table. Uneven food, but some was great!

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ValW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The food has gone down hill, but the chocolate souffle is always outstanding. Service has very good, our waiter was very friendly.

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CliffW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have had a better night and dinner. Terrific service, and amazing food. Don’t know what else to say!

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vipAloha
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at Roy’s of Hawaii Kai. .

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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 1367 OpenTable diners.

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