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Royal Hawaiian Grill
Experience a warm and breezy vibe with a masterful menu that marries our original Polynesian vibe with global coastal culinary. And be sure to book your most memorable group events for corporate, wedding and get togethers for families and friends.
We're all about making our locals and traveling neighbors our "ohana" family, so be sure to stop in to The Royal Hawaiian in its own "island paradise" of beautiful Laguna Beach.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Fantastic food! Great service! Ambient and flattering lighting and decor.
It took about two hours from the time we sat down until we got the check; service was very slow. The ahi appetizer was excellent and my salmon was very good and served hot. However, my husband’s steak was horrible and he barely touched his meal. it was my birthday and my daughter “went to the bathroom” twice to make sure that the host let our waiter know and somehow that never happened.
The food is out of this world amazing!
For me, this is a great special occasion place to go. We met close friends to celebrate a wedding anniversary so they could also experience the Royal Hawaiian. One very good thing is that they have their own parking lot about 50 yards north of the restaurant. Starting off with the Lapu-Lapu is always a great way to start the evening. The menu is a twist from the polynesian style, and has an Argentine flavor instead. The meats are prepared to order and the seasoning is killer (must be the chimichurri). Upscale Tiki decorations and island -style music keep it relaxing with a warm feel. We will return again soon.
Love Chef Maro and our waiter Stefano! Such a great, welcoming and friendly chef and staff! Awesome food too- We had an incredible Rib Eye and Ceviche! Would highly recommend this restaurant!
We didn’t know that the royal Hawaiian had changed ownership and had been redone
different menu all the favorites gone except the Lapulapu
hardly any Hawaiian ambience at all food was good
Service was meh!
Drinks and appetizers were fine. Once appetizers were served it took at least an hour before we saw our waiter again. Once he did appear again there was no apology for the wait not for forgetting the beer I ordered an hour prior. Food was OK but honestly not worth the price.
Good and bad. First, the good: (1) excellent service, (2) great Royal Hawaiian Blue Hawaii cocktail; (3) excellent banana bread dessert; (4) good portions and quality on the vegetables, which were the entree' sides and (5) pretty good apps -- the empanadas and specialty bread . The bad: (1) not really a Hawaiian cuisine other than the drinks and a couple of the desserts -- its cuisine reflects its owner's Argentinian ties, (2) the cap steak was a poor cut of meat with too much fat and gristle; and (3) the chicken breast was too salty. The truly awesome dessert and grading the entrees on a Covid curve gives a three star review.
Delicious food, superb service and probably the best tropical drinks in S. California. It will be even better when we can dine inside the restaurant again since it was remodeled and is beautiful tiki bar decor. Highly recommend !
The food and drinks are terrific as usual. Sidewalk seating will pass soon hopefully.
Food was terrible bathrooms not clean; had to ask for TP, seat covers, and paper towels will not go back!
Outside sidewalk dining with great drinks and excellent food. A little understaffed, but just be patient in this difficult time. They are doing the best they can.
They’ve done a nice job with COVID safe seating. Service was a bit slow, and hunk they were still trying to find their groove with the outside seating learning curve. Food was great! I ate there a decade ago and didn’t know honk much of their food at the time, this time it was great. Drinks were awesome but they’ve always been known for that. I’d recommend it to anyone looking to get out of the house.
Nice personnel but very slow service and had to ask for drinks twice after ordering. Took 60 minutes to finally get dinner.
Once we sat down a server came to our table & told us that when other guests arrives they would need our table, I asked where are we supposed to go? He's respond was " I don't know somewhere else ". We had one cocktail each & left. With service like that we lost our appetite.
Royal Hawaiian is a Laguna Beach classic. It’s one of the few restaurants where the outdoor dining under the COVID conditions actually enhances the experience, with the great weather and people watching. Salmon poke, lapu lapus (all drinks really and faroe island salmon are favs.
Food was fine but not enough Servers and they were overwhelmed. I understand the COVID pandemic but service could have been better if they had help. Too slow and left before dessert.
Slow service. Food wasn’t great.
Our servers were nice, but rarely saw them. Food was good, but took a long time to arrive. I ordered the ahi/salmon ceviche and the Ahi poke as appetizers, and they were almost identical.
It was okay but not outstanding. Veggie salad was boring. Ahi was good but potato’s and veggies were bland. The poke was delicious.
I felt that since our table was the last in the chain. We were just overlooked. Had to ask a few extra times for sugar, iced tea, etc...
Great restaurant with delicious food! Highly recommended!
Excellent dining experience. Will definitely be back!
The food was excellent and the drinks equally delicious. The ONLY issue was the menu didn’t list there were nuts in one of the desserts. I’m allergic to the nuts used and couldn’t enjoy the dessert ordered. But that wouldn’t stop me from going back. Wonderful experience.
We were grateful just to be out since inside dining isn’t available at this time. Tables were set up outside on the sidewalk which works in Laguna. It was a cool vibe. Great food and drinks! Service was excellent too! Everyone in our group had the ribeye except me. I had the Sonoma chicken. Delicious! If you want to feel like you are on vacation order a Blue Hawaii. Very tasty and beautiful presentation. It was the best evening out we’ve had in a while. I highly recommend.
Amazing food and service! Can’t wait to go back!!
Finally we can eat outside in Laguna Beach. It was a great experience on a Friday night even with the traffic on Coast highway We has good service. We all enjoyed our individual dishes. The
Pork chop, the scallops, the steak, the sausage and all of the starters.
Hope the city co to yes to let us eat outside. Plea to of sidewalk space for passerby
One of the best meals I've had in recent memory, including pre-shutdown. I work fine dining, and I really appreciate the observances by the staff. Our server was knowledgable, overall excellent. Our steak and tuna were perfectly cooked, I can't remember the last time I went out and every plate was so well thought and veg-forward.
Dinner was delicious! I had the salmon and my daughter had the chicken. Both were cooked to perfection! Thank you for a fabulous dinner ✨
Excellent food, great recommendations by server. Highly recommend.
Everything was great with the exception of where they seated us. They basically put everyone on the sidewalk where there were cars driving by. This was our first time here and from the looks of the pictures it appears that they have a back outside eating area. Other than that the food and service was excellent.
Royal Hawaiian Grill did a great job accommodating us outside this week. The food was outstanding!
We made a reservation and upon our arrival we were told there was so table for us with an hour wait. The host was not apologetic or considerate. Terrible waste of time.
The vibe (decor, music, drinks, etc) was great. Menu looked good with options for steak, seafood, and chicken. However, it wasn’t the Hawaiian BBQ we expected. I ordered the seared Fiji ahi tuna and my wife had the salmon. Both were underwhelming. The flavor was bland with little to no seasoning and no sauce. We had to ask for salt. There was a nice pico/salsa that was used on both but not enough to help - more for presentation. My wife’s salmon was charred on the skin side which made the whole meal taste burnt and she sent it back for the petite steak. Vegetables were whole, hard, and flavorless. Waiter was nice and tried to help though. Very disappointing meal overall.
This restaurant is nothing like it use to be, and that was not only a surprise but an improvement! The ancient Laguna Beach Royal Hawaiian Restaurant got a total spa treatment! Service is hospitable, relaxed yet on it 101%, the drinks are now more varied from the old Laupu Laupu days but still we enjoyed the skull blast with a Laupu! The food is exquisite, especially the grilled steaks and chops. Desert of banana crepes and grilled bread pudding made us feel fat in a good way LOL. This place is a forgotten and revitalized gem in the Laguna Beach crown. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🔥
Amazing food and service!!
This is a great place for ambiance and dishes from the wood grill. We enjoyed eating out and this one of our favorite spots in Laguna Beach. We also fell in love with their brand new take out menu.
The waiter and bartenders provided excellent recommendations. The food and drinks were superb.
We had an amazing dinner with dessert! We had the pork chop and kids burger. The potatoes are amazing!!! So fresh and tasty! Dessert is a must! We had the warmed banana bread and the banana crepes! Both amazing! Try the house Mai Tai! Unbelievable!!
Royal Hawaiian Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 715-1470.
Royal Hawaiian Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 198 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.