Roy's - Kaanapali

4.4
3021 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3021 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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3.9
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4.0
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Noise · Quiet
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JimM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We thought the menue was limited compared to other Roy's restaurants that we have enjoyed in the past.

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Visitor
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

No rolls or any type of bread available. The bar area is not open and there are very few tables. No lighting over some of the tables further from the windows. No ambience at all. They did have the wonderful chocolate soufflé once the waiter checked to see if the kitchen had turned the oven on. That seemed strange to me for a restaurant to have to see if the oven was on. Our waiter was helpful and cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I walked in and felt I was at Denny’s. Not a great start. I wondered why I’d made reservations. The server was very good. Obviously he knew the menu and restaurant well. The food was superb. Now I see why it gets the good reviews. The decor is plain. Although, the view across the golf course is nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, drinks, and view. Perfect for a meal after golf. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great service, food and drinks!

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vipTex1
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

There was a group of golfers that were rather loud. It was more pleasant after they left.
Also, I ordered a salad without tomatoes. When I received my entree it was topped with chopped tomatoes. Had that been listed on the menu, I could have asked that they be left off.
Everything else was quite good, especially the calamari.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service !
Delicious food!
Golf course view.
A little pricey but decent

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Johnr
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, casual ambiance. Quite expensive, including wine list. Giovanni was a very accomplished waiter.

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viprichardb
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I always love Roy’s. The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is that they had removed my favorite dish (fish duo) from the menu. I understand that COVID has made restaurants reduce menu choices but the duo was my favorite and seemed to be popular. Otherwise, great food, great service and a bonus, with COVID spacing, the dining room was noticeably quieter than usual.

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vipLastMinuteReservation
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We made reservations for happy hour. Our waiter brought us lunch menus. When we and the couple next to us inquired about it, he said it was at 3pm. Their website says 2-3pm, so he said he would check with management. 10-15 min later he brought us happy hour menus, which said 2-3pm $5 bites. So, that was a little strange.

We tried the baby back pork ribs, calamari, ahi, fries and crispy chicken spring rolls. We also shared a misoyaki butterfish. It was all delicious! There was a nice view of the golf course and we would come back!

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JeniL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, drinks, dessert!

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OrsonA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy's is always great and our server, Junior, was amazing! Anytime I come to Maui, Roy's is a most!

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Sandykay
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful comfortable setting with delicious food

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pinotgirl11
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Misoyaki Butterfish and Ribeye were both fantastic, perfectly prepared with beautiful presentation. Chocolate soufflé was a perfect rich, decadent finish to an outstanding meal. Service was excellent, friendly and attentive!

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JasonR
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

We have visited many of the Roy’s locations on the West coast and Hawaii and this one must be the forgotten brother. The building was run down, the view was blah. If you have to pay their prices I would expect a nice place to be in. Not this one.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Felt like eating at a golf course clubhouse snack bar.
Not what I expected after an experience in Oahu

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Cocktails could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy's at Kaanapali never disappoints. You're virtually guaranteed to enjoy it. Just chill and soak in the whole experience...

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ReneeU
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and helpful servers when trying to decide what to order

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KimberlyT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My husband & I went to Roy’s early in the evening. Everything was fine. I had the butterfish. He had the ahi & local fish plate. Both were good but neither were exceptional. I remember the butterfish as being amazing. This one was fine. Perhaps it was the very early hour and once they get going thing will be great. The location in Kaanapali is overlooking a small golf course. Roy’s is a very family friendly place for a good meal at a high price$$$.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and the waiter had excellent knowledge of the menu and gave wonderful suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, Josh is very professional and knowledgeable! Amazing birthday in Maui! Thank you

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vipgeewizz808
Hawaii
143 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brought a friend for dinner. All of us had great food and the service was equally great.

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Speedy
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific as always. We enjoyed our stay very much. They did the best they could keeping everyone safe.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. The service was good. Hostess and greeting staff acted put off to do their jobs.

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vipfoodie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service and Food very good. Prices my only complaint Maui prices very high but Roy’s prices even higher than Maui normally high prices.

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PaulW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and desserts - good wine list - very consistent quality from visit to visit.

KC
vipKendallC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark was a great server! The blackened ahi is my absolute favorite.

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CathyW
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Service was excellent! Ambience perfect for a quiet, romantic evening!

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LouY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

No ambiance whatsoever. I could have been at a Denny’s. Service was very slow. Food was tasty but not worth the price. For $40+ lunch entree, we expected a wow presentation. All the negatives detracted from our enjoyment of the food.

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DM59
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Roy’s in Kaanapali needs major renovation and updating. It has a distinctive musty odor when you walk in the door. The food and service was good, but ambiance very lacking. Too many good restaurants in the area with more to offer. We won’t be going back unless significant improvements are made, even perhaps a new location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A definite must in Maui! Exquisite food with a great view of the golf course

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vipLooking4local
Hawaii
59 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary with an early dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by the pre-fixe three course dinner from 4-5pm. We took advantage of this offer and we were not disappointed. The first course was a crispy calamari Cesar salad, followed by a combination of grilled salmon and braised short rib served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes, and topped off with a chocolate soufflé. Each course was crafted to perfection and tasted great. The service was excellent. They were kind enough to give us yet another dessert in honor of our anniversary. We live in Lahaina and we have not been going out this past year. However, we will definitely be returning to Roy’s.

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TianaT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christine was phenomenal at her job! The drinks and food are exquisite but the staff is what blows us away every time.

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DrJillFromNH
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I am so glad that Roy's is open for lunch (at least at this time); it is much easier to get reservations for lunch than for dinner. The menu contains at least two of the "classic" Roy's dishes from the dinner menu, plus a sandwich, fish and chips, and a few other tempting dishes. The luncheon wine list is small but nicely curated, including several Roy's-branded vintages (I highly recommend the Chardonnay). As I've come to expect from a Roy's, the food quality is very high and the presentation is delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from beginning to end.

HJ
HelenJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at Roy’s. The service was excellent and the food delicious. An enjoyable time at Roy’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The fried chicken was just ok. Service was negligible at good. Wine was excellent.

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vipDonna
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seared ahi tuna was great! It was the best quality tuna we have ever eaten! Chocolate soufle was awesome as well.

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SoCalFam
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. High quality meat and seafood prepared exceptionally well. Great sauces.

FAQs

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

Roy's - Kaanapali is rated 4.4 stars by 3021 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.