Roy's Anaheim

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Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.

We invite you to join us at Roy's Anaheim located in Southern California's sunny Orange County, right inside the Anaheim Garden Walk.
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HH
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Need better signage in parking structure

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JB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great restaurant and meal. Drinks did leave something to be desired. Good bar if you’re not ordering cocktails. Food was great but heavy. Overall I will come back knowing what to order.
Thank you!

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IC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and we had excellent service from Traci and the staff.

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IG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Sadly our food too forever and it was not the wait sadly!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our staff holiday dinner. Food was good and service was great. Good start to 2019!

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O
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love how they treat us like family. The food is wonderful and great service can't be beat! The gem of Anaheim!

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ML
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

It’s definitely changed since the new ownership. You can taste it in the food and the service. Since the new change I wanted to give it a chance but I am sorry Roys, 3 strikes and you are out. I’m not sure about the other locations but for sure the Anaheim has lost the magic. We have been going to Roys for 15 years. We have been to the one in Oahu, palm desert and Anaheim. I for sure will not go back to the Anaheim location which is a shame.

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MM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went on New Years eve. Special menu for the evening at high price. Over $200 including tip for 2 of us.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! Very tasty and the service was really good. Out waiter knew a lot about the menu and the food which is what you want.

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KG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster Potstickers are amazing! The sauce was incredible! We also enjoyed the Hibachi Salmon and Rice. Definitely want to return

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B
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been longtime fans. My husband and I were from out-of-town in an area without a Roy’s. We planned a dinner with a local family member and were delighted to have Roy’s as an option. Our favorite is the macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi, which was perfectly prepared. And the pineapple martinis were as good as ever. Wish we lived closer. We would return often. Given how busy restaurants can be near Disney, we feared the service might fall short. However, the service was friendly and efficient. All in all, it made for a wonderful dining experience at one of our favorites!

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service and the cuisine was delicious.

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m
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

unfortunately their menu on their website was completely different when we got there. we left and dined at Ruth's Chris so my review isn't correct

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FY
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & food! We are so glad they are open on Christmas day!!

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DA
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've always had a great experience at Roy's Restaurants so this one is no exception. Service is friendly and professional as usual. Food is what I would expect, delicious and tasty.

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MS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Christy was fantastic! Best part of our visit!

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N
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our servers were wonderful and the company made our experience special. I was sad that the Hawaiian Ribeye was no longer available and I ordered a lobster and filet Mignon requesting medium plus to order. The lobster was tasty however my filet was over cooked and quite difficult to chew. I am not one to send my food back but the waiter looked at the steak and insisted that I get another one. The second steak was delicious but I wished this had been my initial experience. This Roy’s is nothing like Roy’s San Diego or Maui Hawaii.

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SF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed when we dine at Roy's! Everything was excellent! The food is delicious! Great for date nights and special occasions.

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W
Orange County
78 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Romantic evening: Hubby ordered the Sea Bass "special" without knowing the cost ($49... a bit high and almost worth it). Fish arrived hot, in a luscious broth with tiny vegetables. . .hmmmmm. I tried the vegetarian "Napoleon" of grilled vegetables. Served screaming hot with incredibly smooth mashed potatoes. The asparagus was tough, the onion hardly cooked at all (really needed a steak knife), the carrots were warmed on the grill (not cooked) and the mushrooms were tasty. I might order it again, but it wasn't anything truly special. Our server was adequate, nice and gave us just enough attention to earn a tip. We will return, but hopefully our next experience there will be a bit better -- since we almost always have a GREAT TIME.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waiter didnt know the menu. Food was such a disappointment. Swordfish was like soup, we also got the steak and lobster and the steak was awful

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spending a birthday with friends and great food

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AH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we've been to the Roy's in Anaheim since we normally go to the one in Newport Beach. Had a great experience and service was outstanding. As usual, the food there did not disappoint. Would be back, especially since the one in Newport Beach is closing down.

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CS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not have been more impressed. It was our first time at a Roy's and we will definitely return. The food is fabulous and the staff are professional and efficient, as well as friendly. The decor is upscale but we felt comfortable dressed for Disneyland.

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E
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chocolate souffle! And always delicious new items to try.

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HF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our annual visit to Disneyland for Christmas always includes family dinner at Roy's, Garden Walk. That particular location is easy to access, has plenty of parking - and is reachable by walking from resort area! The chef is excellent. Service is very good. Food is wonderful. Christmas 2018 dinner at Roy's was one of the best. Highly recommend. Also recommend locations in Honolulu, on Maui, and in San Diego. SF location, not so much. Quality family time in nice dining room with really good food for a variety of pallets? Roy's.

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MR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress just okay. Food decent.

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KJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience we've had in some time. Food was exceptional.

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k
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was incredible. The server was very knowledgeable and was so kind to accommodate my special request.

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LP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roy's is a delight. The service is excellent and the menu is always terrific. We met with a new colleague and were able to enjoy stimulating conversation while sharing appetizers. The menu selections were wonderful and all members of our party were very satisfied. I'll choose Roy's again when we are next in Anaheim.

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PD
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent but pricing is very high compared with comparable restaurants. I would recommend but with the caveat that it is expensive.

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w
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

bad sushi, poor service, long wait times for food - avoid

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GQ
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very overrated! Portion sizes too small for what they charge. We ordered the seafood sampler plate and the 4 types of fish plate. Both were drowned in sauce and lacked flavor. Most people could make them at home much better.

Roy's needs to add more substance to their dishes

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d
Anchorage
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service...get the sushi..game changer

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O
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall it was good. I wasn't thrilled with the side room at first but then it turned out o.k. - just not the main dining area which I would have preferred. Also, I had a rather unpleasant experience at the bar with a waiter who I perceived as being rude by reaching in front of me twice to get condiments for his drinks he was picking up. Apparently, I was standing too close to the pick up area for the bar (it was crowded). I just felt that when I brought it to his attention he could have at least apologized but instead we both just glared at each other and it set the whole night off on a weird vibe. The food was good and we will definitely be back. In fact, we will be at the Roy's in Honolulu soon and that's one of our very favorite spots to eat.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday!

Roy’s is and always has been amazing. Sad to hear that Roy’s Newport Beach is closing but I love the overall vibe in Anaheim. Wonderful ambiance, lovely service, great food- just an amazing experience!

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DE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Roy's always has great service. There food is great and they have a lot of variety. There vegan menu Items are just ok. This day and age so many restaurants are stepping up their vegan game. So, If you have some veggie folk in your group I would try another place. If not then Roy's is always a good choice.

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VM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to another Roy's in Orange County, with a less than desirable experience. enough to say we will not be going back again.

We were on vacation this summer and visited a Roy restaurant in Kauai. Now before moving forward, I am aware that other than one or two Roy's on the mainland, he no longer has a relationship with the restaurants.

Anyway, we had such a great experience at the Kauai Eating House 1849, we decided to try the Anaheim Roy's (a different Roy's than last experience).

Once we got there it was clear the feel was different, the place was laid out well, had great flow and once we were seated, we felt welcomed.

The server was helpful and listened and reacted well to our needs. we're not Pre-Madonnas by any means, we just know what we like.

In simple form, the food was tasty, fresh and on time. The only knock is the portions are a bit small, but for use, a drink, appetizer and one meal to share was plenty. Oh and I forgot a desert also.

I don't like to let people know what we had, cause think its an around about to way to say this is what you should get.

However, the only recommendation I would give, is to take advantage of their menu and try something new.

In the end, I would make this a favorite for a special occasion and more important has changed our opinion of Roy's, at least at this location.

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E
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service. Very accommodating with my reservation for fanily’s Flight was delayed.
Excellent lunch menu, dessert, pineapple upside down cake with coconut ice cream was devine, “Ono”

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OT
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

This was one of my favorite local restaurants based on location. Now, it’s gone downhill. Poor service. Complacent management. Decent, but not exceptional food. Someone’s asleep st the wheel st this location. What happened?

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SK
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice of this restaurant has an option to book on OpenTable. When arriving a hostess was smiling and greeted us immediately. We were a few minutes early and was guided into the bar to be able to have a drink prior to our table. The manager and waitress took great care and concern for my food allergies. I’m glad to see that there’s a place that takes it seriously

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