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Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

4.7
4.7
2409 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 90 guests; a restaurant buy-out can accommodate up to 290 (pre-COVID-19).

  • 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

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What 2,409 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Special Occasion

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Oahu

    Special Occasion

  • Oahu

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

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  1. C

    Chad

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The level of hospitality showed at Roy’s was amazing. True care and level of service showed by everyone.
  2. M

    Michael

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A phenomenal restaurant I make sure to visit every time I’m in Hawaii. The cuisine is always delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 44th wedding anniversary and we were thrilled that our request for a nice table upstairs was fulfilled. We had a great table against the front windows so that we could catch the end of a beautiful sunset. Service was excellent. Everyone wished us a happy anniversary. We weren’t rushed. Out needs were anticipated and exceeded. Food was excellent. I had the butterfish and my husband had the Pipikaula and scallops. Both were delicious. We ordered the chocolate soufflé and received an added anniversary dessert - the ube flan. We had a great anniversary dinner.
  5. MS

    MadelineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My only complaint is I wish we were asked if we wanted to be seated inside or outside. We were given a table outside and got a couple of mosquito bites. Just wish we were given the option
  6. MG

    ModestoG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My wife and I always enjoy dining at Roy's Hawaii Kai several times a year for over 20 years . We take our guest and our children whenever they come home to visit us from the mainland and they are very satisfied with the food, service, ambience and easy access to the restaurant.
  7. J

    Jude

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, tasty food, great service and ambiance including the window view. The only thing missing was serving some form of bread with entree. Ie: garlic bread, cheesy dinner rolls, etc.
  8. KO

    KarenO

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven't been out to Roy's Hawaii Kai in a long time and it was wonderful to get out of Waikiki and enjoy the view, great food, and excellent service.
  9. R

    Rick

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was excellent. Great menu of small plates and you can also order small plate versions of so E of the entree dishes. This is a great idea.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    228 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    228 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Definitely need to request upstairs seating. Food is consistent and flavorful. Presentation a bit dated. Service efficient and friendly. So misses along the way. Pineapple Upside Down Cake not as good as I remember from last time.
  11. k

    kazu

    Tokyo

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    いつも通り期待通りできた
  12. CM

    CatherineM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made our anniversary dinner special. We were greeted by the hostess when we arrived, we had a personal card on the table and the server finished us off with a complimentary desert. To top it off, they gave us a $25 gift card for celebrating our anniversary with them. I will surely consider coming back here for any special occasion.
  13. GR

    GiseleR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter and waitress exceeded our expectations.
  14. CB

    CarolineB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal tonight. Saw the Surf n Turf special advertised on Facebook and hauled my friends out for the evening. We were not disappointed. The flavors at Roy’s are so distinctive and are a treat for my tastebuds. As a newbie to the Island Roy’s is my first monthly ritual I’ll be committing to.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I think the value is off. Food was good but not really worth it. Service was okay, probably would have been better if the kitchen got food out faster. Food is ok but not worth it….
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. It’s pre Covid menus again. Our visitors were impressed and happy. I had to ask for the bread. Other than that overall it was a flawless experience. Noise level high for the screaming child. They should have sat them outside.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    We made reservations for our 5th wedding anniversary..I noted in the reservation that we would like a "window table with a view", I even called the restaurant before hand. When we got there, the hostess seemed a bit miffed that we didn't want to.climb the stairs (my husband is getting ready to have knee replacement.surgery. He can't do stairs). So she went over and pushed the elevator button and turned around and walked up the stairs. Didn't even say a word. We met her and she took us to a table, all the way in the back and around the corner. I advised I didn't like the table and didn't want to sit there (seriously. Last table in the restaurant and right by where the servers bring in the dirty dishes). Somshs said you will have to wait at the bar until she could find another table (she was pretty snarky about it as well). We finally nwnded up getting a table in the middle of a restaurant -with a decent view. Service was ordinary at best. The waiter had ZERO personality. The best people were the young men & women who refilled our water glasses. The waiter never recommended any entrees or asked us what we liked. He put forth the bare minimum effort. We ordered our food and thankfully, the food was decent (totally not on oar with what I expected from Roy's). My.filet.mignon was good. The lobster tail was tiny. It was like 4 bites in total. Dessert was delicious. We were given a nice dessert for our entree. But honestly, I was completely.dissapointed. seriously, the chicken egg roll appetizer was the best part. The Hawaiian martini was so strong, it had no flavor. I feel like we could have had better service and better food at Hula Grill. We were completely disappointed - not the experience we wanted for our 5th anniversary..as a travel agent, I like to check out restaurants to recommend to my clients - Based on last night's service - There is no way I would.ever.recommend anyone to eat here.
  18. g

    glee

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual everything was perfect at the original Roy’s! Love it!! Aloha and Mahslo
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have ever had! Fish was delicious. Lava cake is to die for! Always ensure that Roy’s is on our itinerary when we visit Hawaii!
  20. AC

    AndyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure dining at Roy's. The food and service are top notch!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Seated us downstairs even though there were open tables upstairs. We checked and had them move us to a table with a view.
  22. MH

    MichaelH

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent year after year at any of Roy's locations. My favorite Hawaii Regional Cuisine Restaurant!
  23. N

    Nla33600

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent rapport qualité prix. Plat raffiné et excellent. Très bon cocktail seul bémol le vin blanc pas assez frais. Les serveurs sont efficaces et prévenant
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The place is okay- not totally bad but not excellent either as some reviews say; we had a table outside, no table cloths, old chairs, old table and the water glasses looked all soap stained. The appetizers arrived so fast, the ravioli had a tomato sauce that looked and tasted like out-of-a- jar; The server never came to the table to check how was the orders and we had no plates to share the appetizers, we had to eat straight from the dishes they came on. I just had a feeling this place was a little bit more on the elegant side but it’s basically a dinner with french high dinning prices. I ordered the scallops and they were very salty on top of a block of rice, actually very delicious sushi rice but they overkilled with the Yuzu sauce and the salt taste took over the whole dish. All food came fast but they want you to know that if you plan on having desert that comes out in 30 min; so you better decide on that while you’re ordering the appetizers. Sorry, not impressed.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent as was the food! We really enjoyed it.
  26. c

    cmn3210

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Roy's and knew we wanted to spend our anniversary here. The service was exceptional, the food was beyond amazing, and they provided so many special little touches to make it an evening we will always remember! The crab cakes, shrimp, seafood trio (that butterfish... 👌) and dessert were incredible. And the surprise Ube Panna Cotta was phenomenal!! Perfection!!
  27. t

    tad1232000

    New York Area

    216 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Old, fatty, inattentive. Not at all quaint, or a taste of Hawaii. Such a bad visit dated apps, fatty entrees and not a bit of customer care. Except for the water server and the bartender. Don’t go!
  28. LY

    LovesYummy

    Hawaii

    331 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    331 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Roy's Original - Hawaii Kai is always a calming, peaceful, beautiful place to dine. Located across the beach; separated by a highway, the traffic is not so busy that it would be a distraction. Watching the tide come in and go out is such a soothing feeling. The food is excellent, whatever you may order. We have been going for years and have never been disappointed. The cocktails are original, tasty, and will likely give you a pleasant buzz. We will very likely dine there again soon.
  29. CN

    ChetN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice dinner. Expensive. But not a place for a quiet dinner
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband wanted to go to the Original Roy’s for his birthday celebration and it was a hit!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1000% recommend. We only went there because Kona sent us away and wouldn’t seat us. Best decision we ever made we were in an hour and 30 minutes but still had a high-quality meal and great service. Go there.
  32. AM

    AndrewM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Great view of the Pacific. Certainly the best sourced and prepared fish in Oahu that we’ve had. Lovely service. Order the appetizer sized portions. The main portions are enormous.
  33. p

    petensean

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fresh fresh fresh excellently seasoned and prepared sauces and dishes. Our waitperson was a little hyper but the meal was outstanding so could overlook a few small flaws.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow we had such an amazing time! From the food to the service to the view, it was truly a great experience. Would recommend to anyone visiting
  35. DL

    DavidL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Very overrated. It was in a strip mall with no charm. Food was good but got it like 5 minutes after ordered so their microwaves work great. Definitely not worth it.
  36. VM

    ValerieM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent in food, service and ambiance. One of the best restaurant's in the nation for preparation of fresh fish!
  37. RT

    RichardT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roy’s does not disappoint! Their service is excellent and they are very attentive to your needs. The food is great from presentation, variety to taste! We will definitely be back and not just for celebrations! We’ll reward our hard work/life balance every 2 months at Roys!
  38. AR

    AnnR

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance and great food! Service is usually impeccable, but it appeared we had new wait staff that were not as attentive as usual. We still had a very nice dinner.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were impeccable! We we’ll definitely come back on our next trip out here.
  40. JC

    JimC808

    Hawaii

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always lives up to the reviews. One of my top 3 restaurants on the island

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2409 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
Google Map for Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu, HI 96825

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

  • 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 90 guests; a restaurant buy-out can accommodate up to 290 (pre-COVID-19).

  • Private party contact

    Carmen Yung: (808) 396-7697

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