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Roy's - Kaanapali

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2763 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Welcome to Roy's Ka'anapali! Since opening "the original" Roy's Hawaii Kai in 1988, I have set out to explore "new directions," blending classic European cooking techniques with unique influences of Asia and the Pacific. Guided by the freshest ingredients and my own sense of freedom, the menu is constantly evolving.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2763 people are saying
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CharoL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy’s exceeded my expectations. From appetizers to dessert. We had sashimi sampler, a couple sushi specials that had butterfish on the rolls and ribs. All mouth watering. For the entree I had monchong perfectly done with Mac nuts. My husband had they honey glazed ribs, fall of the bone good. And of course chocolate soufflé for dessert. The Keiki meal was amazing - carrot sticks to start with gourmet cheese quesadilla and for entree we chose hibachi salmon with rice and veggies and ice cream with sprinkles. Overall, amazing food and service was unparalleled.

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vipMauiLibby
Hawaii
155 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of three of us went to Roy’s to celebrate a birthday, and we were so delighted with our evening. This was the first time we had come back to Roy’s following weeks of temporary closure due to Covid. The restaurant was immaculate, there were fewer tables than usual that were spaced far apart. Our server, Konrad, is also a manager at the restaurant. He was polite, efficient, jovial and a real gentleman. Our dinner was superb...delicious fresh fish with to die for sauces, fantastic calamari and shrimp pupus, and a couple of the specialty Roy’s Yamaguchi sushi selections. There was a surprise dessert we shared in honor of the birthday. In all, we could not have been happier with the entire experience. We applaud Roy’s for their excellent in customer service and food as well as clear and present attention to all health considerations during this difficult time. Thank you! A hui hou!

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vipDavidK
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed everything about our evening. Food and service were amazing.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! Would highly recommend and will return again! Thanks for being open!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
37 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made to feel very safe with their Covid protocols
Mahalo for a great night out!

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vipEdwardO
Hawaii
163 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Have been here many times pre -pandemic and always enjoyed the experience here. In its current operating ability....its
not a good place to have a meal. Stand up only at the Bar, no bar stools...not good for anyone that can’t stand for a long period to have a couple drinks and pious. Meal presentation in a typical Roy’s style was non existent. Both our meals looked like To Go in a styrofoam box, everything piled on top of rice or fries. I’ll wait to go back here after the pandemic is over.

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vipDoug
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was open, don’t know how long... support our local restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks you for being open during these tough times. My wife and I enjoy date night. Food , service and view brought us back the next night with the kids. Staff was on point. MOD thank us for coming back . Restaurant was super clean and service was amazing.
We will be back..

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Alex
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best meal we had in our week on the island. Not even close. Servers were aware but not hovering. Tremendous.

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SFGirl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy’s never disappoints. The filets were perfectly cooked and delicious. The service was outstanding. We will return

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food as usual. Quality service in comfortable setting.

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CleanPlateGal
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unique, beautifully presented and delicious.

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was top notch. The attention the servers gave to us made us feel at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious -the crab cakes, fish and of course the chocolate soufflé. A must order!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish it was great

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viprokn1500
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Menu could use updating, but everything is excellent.

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ThomasS
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special occasion, Roy's is the place to celebrate. Great service and no one cooks fish better than Roy's.

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DanielleM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend!

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KenH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I don't often write reviews or give recommendations, but the Misoyaki Butterfish was one of the best meals I've ever eaten.

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RKHK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What you come to expect at a Roy’s. Friendly, excellent service. Delicious vegetarian options. The butterfish is outstanding. And stay for the chocolate soufflé.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Woeful!!
Fish was over cooked
Duck was over cooked

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DanW
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Roy’s was fantastic! The food and drinks were Absolutely delicious and were cooked perfectly. The menu and specials were off the charts! Our waiter was really good, the only reason I knocked service down was in regards to the server helpers, I felt they lacked some of the attention to detail and refinement worthy of a restaurant of this caliber. All in all we had a wonderful meal, great view of the golf course and watched a beautiful sunset. We’ll be going back to Roy’s. Wonderful place!

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vipONEGGWW
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and wine were excellent. The service was just barely acceptable, courteous but not friendly.

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vipLinda
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish was excellent. Wife had Monchong and I had the Butterfish. Must have chocolate souffle!!

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DanS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ordered steak...one ribeye and one fillet. Neither was particularly tasty. Veggies good. Enjoyed the pineapple upside down cake. Overall just okay.

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TomA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent server who was knowledegable and very patient. Explained the menu and made very good recommendations
Food was excellent and the atmosphere was energetic but not noisy. Very easy to have a conversation with other quests at your table

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vipgeewizz808
Hawaii
124 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner here with my sister. All our food was excellent. We were well taken care of by the staff. Sat at a table at the back of the restaurant so it was nice and quiet for a change. Highly recommended.

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vipLoveFOOD
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We have been going to Roy's Restaurants in various locations for about 30 years. This visit was the most disappointing visit to Roy's we have ever had. Our server, Johnny was great; however, the food was terrible. We started with the Szechuan Baby Back Pork Ribs
which we returned---they had some kind of over-salted brown paste on them that was horrible. We have had this same dish many times and they are usually delicious. We then had the BLT salad which had very little flavor and the greens were not fresh like so many other restaurants in Maui. We have been missing the Butterfish which is one of our favorites so ordered the Butterfish Entree...it was also missing flavor and some of the beautiful glaze that usually gets browned in the cooking process...so disappointed!!!! Lastly, we had the Souffle which was the ONLY item in our meal that we finished---it was the only item which was cooked properly with a nice melted chocolate center. I think the kitchen staff at this Roy's needs more training in the Roy's menu staples. (Note: we have been to 12 different Roy's locations and eaten at Roy's hundreds of times).

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Decided I had enough fish for the week so decided to try the prime rib. Never saw it before on the menu but knowing the good quality of food we figured it had to be delish! But it was not! No seasoning, meat on outside overcooked and very tuff, meat in inside too rare. The piece was flavorless and tuff. I would suggest they improve or remove!
There fish is still best choice!

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vipRMBPHD
Tahoe
24 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Roy’s. The food has never disappointed in the islands. Glad to get in for breakfast with the current location. My wife always gets the classic Yamaguchi blacken ahi and always loves it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This was our first time dining at Japan

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JanisD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We weren’t overly hungry so decided to share a few small plates - I think they call them pupus. We had the ribs which were very good - tender with a lovely glaze. We also had the butterfish which was exceptional. Definitely a dish I’d have next visit. The only mediocre dish we had was the sushi. It was okay but nothing special. Our waiter was great and we liked the upbeat feel to the restaurant.

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TammyN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! We were first seated by a loud party and waitress requested we be moved without us even asking. Seafood was fabulous, butterfish was great and desserts were also amazing. We are planning on going back before we leave the island.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience as usual. Dinner was great but I really come for the.lava cake it can’t be beat!

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vipSisters2
Minneapolis
77 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice location in Maui. Beautiful views of the golf course. The server was very attentive. The meal, as always, outstanding. Our biggest complaint was the noise level. It was very loud and difficult to hear each other talk. We'd come back though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had the unexpected misfortune of returning for duck as this is my husband’s favorite. We had been there the week previously and he loved it. The entree came to the table with the leg black and dry despite being ordered medium rare. We sent it back to chef and they stated that is how it is. This is not how it was the week previous we stayed. The manager did admit that they changed the recipe that week and we were not the first complaint. She was quick to comp the meal that was only half edible. We would like to know if they return to the previous recipe or will duck no longer be a drawing card for Roy’s. The chocolate soufflé was spectacular as always.

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vipRMBPHD
Tahoe
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again and again Roy’s is our go to in Maui. As much as we love the other great restaurants on the island, We have more meals at Roy’s. Impeccable service, incredible fresh food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy’s is always amazing! Such great service. Perfect place to celebrate anniversary with our family.

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KellyD
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. The best dragon roll I’ve ever had! Great tasting martini. The soufflé was phenomenal. Such a great time in general.

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RoyS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the fish dishes are always excellent. Check out the daily specials for fish. Always great.

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Roy's - Kaanapali offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 669-6999.

Roy's - Kaanapali is rated 4.5 stars by 2763 OpenTable diners.

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