Roy's - Kaanapali

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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.
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Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating with vegetarian menu. Attentive staff, all working as a team. Our waiter, Calvin, was a consummate professional. I am looking forward to coming back.

MH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party ordered both meat and fish entrees and all were exceptional. The service was excellent, and not just our server but the busboy as well.

LW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been coming to several different locations for 25 years. The food was great, but with an $80 steak, my husband didn't have what he wanted to. 3 years ago on the Big Island was the last time we had dinner at Roy's.

E
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Nice views. All staff very friendly.

c
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted warmly and service throughout the meal extremely attentive.

E
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Our waiter Dennis was very attentive. Service and food were great

B
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Brussel sprout cauliflower was amazing. We shared the canoe boat appetizer among four and was a good sampling but would like more of the Hawaiian rib butter fish highly recommended.

MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best anniversary dinner we have had. The staff was wonderful and even signed a card for us and made a special dessert. The food was great as well as the service. We will definitely be returning

LB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The wait staff and food were excellent, as always. Views are challenging before sunset, as they have to pull the blinds so you aren't blinded. It gets warm near the windows, but once the sun goes behind the hotels, it's nice. Hopefully, at some point in the future, they can get a better location.
The baseball cap "after golf crowd" screaming at the televisions at the bar, just a few feet away, is what I would expect from a burger hut. Not a restaurant like Roy's. That needs to be addressed.
Whenever we travel, and there is a Roy's, we go. Love the food.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Very fresh fish cooked perfectly.

MP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service & ambiance. The only blemish was in the over-cooking of the Monchong butterfish. That falls on the kitchen & not the dining room staff who should be commended for a job well done
A request from the bar was made for “Koloa Spice Rum,” which was not available. Interesting since it is made locally while the available Rum “Capt Morgan’s) is imported from 3000 miles away.

MW
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roy’a Is one of the best restaurants in both the islands and the mainland.
The quality of the food, service and ambiance is always terrific.

EM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner! Staff were very attentive and willing to make suggestions about what to order- all excellent

EB
Salt Lake City
60 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Arriving on island after a long travel day, I reserved Roy’s as a good standby that usually provided a good quality meal. It was also very convenient to our accommodations. Well, if I were to review Roy’s in one sentence, I’d have to say good drinks with okay service and average food with everything drowned in sauces and terribly overpriced. We had potstickers, a sushi roll and I asked for the “blackened” ahi not blackened, just seared rare with soy and wasabi on the side. The roll was okay, the potstickers smothered in some kind of sauce and the ahi was lovely BUT again smothered in mystery sauce. And multiple times we got the hard sell on the molten chocolate desert. Compared to the Roy’s in Las Vegas and So Cal, this one is just not what we expected. C’est la vie

D
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Jenna, was outstanding. She had the answers to all our questions concerning the food & particular wine for that food group. Most of all, she was very pleasant to be around. She was this way with the large group next to us too. Remarkable person for a moderate to high end restaurant.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. Server took more than 15 minutes to greet us and take our drink order after we were seated. Seemed put out when I didn’t order an alcoholic drink. White fish was over cooked, salad was drowning in dressing, soup was served lukewarm. Server did not check back on us after our food was served. Have been several times to this Roy’s; will likely not come back.

AM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Have to get the canoe appetizer! Very close to the kaanapali hotels and we even were able to walk over to Whaler’s Village after dinner to explore.

LM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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K
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress and waiter was great! My family had a great experience. It was our anniversary and we received a card and a desserts that was unexpected.

Thank you!
Susan and Ken

IM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious the only problem was that the service was a little slow but the waiter gave really good suggestions.

MV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Breakfast is excellent. Great view. Potion size is large. Would be nice to have larger coffee mugs

AN
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was so helpful! My wife and I were on our honeymoon and they gave us an appetizer on them. It was a great atmosphere and a really great meal!

EB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dining experience for our 39th wedding anniversary.. Calvin C. Was amazing! Went over and above to make our evening at Roy’s extra special... a complimentary pupu, a beautiful Anniversary dessert and very knowledgeable about all of the menu items. Our meal was excellent, service fantastic... a Five Star dining experience!

RM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is flavorful and rich. A culinary experience I highly recommend

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Mahi mahi was dry

LK
London
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Felt parmesan crusted white fish was pretty mediocre and could have been purchased anywhere else for 1/2 the price... caesar salad was good and filling luckily.... as fish was bland...
All in all dinner was ok but not worth the price

SC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, great view. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Table seating was extremely comfortable. The appetizers were the perfect size to share. Portions were large and could feed two people. Soup of the day, cream of asparagus was delicious.

TE
Vancouver
55 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Better than the norm in Maui.

D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The seafood combo dinner was mediocre. The lobster was very salty, the fish was over cooked, and the lobster risotto was oily and soupy. Disappointing

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I felt staff were somehow looking down Asian customers

g
Hawaii
116 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roy's has always served consistently good food. Tonight's dinner was no exception. Our server, Jenna, was delightful and made our experience very pleasurable.

AB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was excellent.
Our waiter Daniel was very pleasant & personable, can’t wait to come visit again

s
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Butterfish was incredible!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roy’s was awesome as it is every time we visit one!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service food was amazing

RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, kids menu was especially great for our kids, and good value. Service was excellent.

LE
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner tonight was amazing. The service, atmosphere and service where out of this world. It was me seriously the best last night in Maui.

B
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right location, right kind of food, friendly service, what more could you want?

BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in Maui and great service

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except the food. Short ribs were tasteless. Fish was very fishy tasting, for lack of a better word.

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