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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OT
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch plate was a nice complete dish containing soup, salad, entree, and cookie.

D
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can NEVER go wrong with dinner here! The piece de resistance is of course the chocolate soufflé, aka Chocolate lava cake!

JG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Went to Roy's multiple times but this time we arrived 5 mins early for our reservation for four at 5:00 and was told we would be seated soon. We were almost first to arrive and one table was seated only before we came. Other people came after us and they were eventually seated before us. We were told they have to prepare our table which was not true. We ordered steak which was had lot of fat and tough. Very disappointed for what we spent that night. Probably will not go back

PM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service was great!!

EM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food was delayed about 45 minutes and when i got my filet mignon steak it tasted smoked like if it was sitting on the grill for a while before they served it.

F
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Got a lunch special. Good short ribs but the mahi mahi was not great. The presentation was a little sloppy but the cookie dessert was good.

BD
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never tire of visiting Roys of Anaheim. It is always a wonderful experience with amazing food and service. We went for Valentine’s Day, there was an issue in the kitchen which delayed the timely serving of the main entree and they couldn’t have been more apologetic and bought us an extra round of drinks. Class act, nothing new though. I highly recommend this restaurant.

A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had valentines dinner reservations. Great experience. We were seated in less than 3 minutes and our server had a great fun personality!! We will definitely return.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The set menu for Valentine’s Day was unimpressive... nothing tasted fresh.

Our server was very nice and attentive

LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Valentine's day venue. The special menu included my favorite butterfish and the food and service were outstanding.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

My wife and I love Roy’s restaurants. I was excited to make a reservation for 2/14 well in advance. I was a bit less excited to find out (48-hr notice) that this night would feature a four-course price fixe menu, with an average price around $85 pp. Thinking I couldnt make alternate arrangements in just a few days, we stuck with the plan.
Service was friendly but I must admit it was a little slow. Total time at the restaurant was two hours.
My wife ordered non-alcoholic drinks which still managed to be $12/ea so all told it was an expensive and slow dinner. I suppose most people may be looking for that but the short notice was not appreciated. Next time we’ll celebrate on a different day and perhaps a different place.

AG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Jason or something with J was superb. Always attentive to us as well as everyone else. The Caesar salad was not too great as it was big and not convenient to eat. Other than that we will definitely be going again.

P
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. A little disappointed that they had a restricted menu due to higher than normal convention attendees in Anaheim this weekend.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Limited menu due to trade show, so a few favorite items were not on the menu.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy the server was amazing. She did a great job of handling things when things didn’t come out just right. Food is always superb.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Business dinner entertaining clients, limited menu...was informed by server that is was due to a local convention. Service was poor, all guests ordered fish. Mahi was horrible as well as the Butterfish. Waited 15 minutes for coffee after the desserts were served.
Embarrassing evening to say the least.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My group previously visited Roy’s but we were too early for the dinner menu. Lunch was superb so we were anxious to return for dinner. We reserved online and invited another guest. One of us arrived early and ordered appetizers. When we were ready for dinner we were told if the very limited prefixed menu because of a convention. Why wouldn’t we be informed before being seated. I wanted the full experience. I would have rescheduled. I understand the importance of the convention but I wanted to become a loyal patron. I would have scored my review lower, but the meal was delicious. I still want to experience the full menu.

PS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I have been going to Roy’s for years. This was the first time I was very disappointed. The service (Barbie) was great, but my entree arrived cold. She took it back and had it heated. When the food returned ( after others in my party we’re close to finished) the plate was hot but the food was still cold. When I informed of the situation she said she would let the manager know. Additionally the chocolate soufflé was not hot, it was lukewarm. Sub par in my opinion. When the manager came to our table, she made excuses. I told her that in addition to the food being cold the chocolate soufflé was not up to Roy’s standard. She said they were really busy and made excuses. Busy or not, a restaurant builds it reputation on the food and service. She even made excuses for the parking situation. It was not an enjoyable evening. I had my dinner boxed so I could take it home and put it in the microwave. There were no apologies made, except for our server. Needless to say, I will have to think long and hard as to whether or not I will return.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of our favorites in Anaheim. We visit every time we're in the area.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

RS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I ordered Tofu Teriyaki on the lunch menu. What was given to me were two small pieces of tofu with no sauce and were cold as well. The rice was Luke warm as was the miso soup. I requested another order and only tofu was brought out (much better). I would not recommend this restaurant.

D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! We will definitely be returning.

RV
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Way too hard to get to . My husband has a hard time walking so I called re; Valet and was told they opened on 4:30 on Saturday. When we got there , Valet was closed. Parking Garage very busy so we parked in P1. Signs said Roy's straight ahead which turned out to be the opposite way so we had to walk all the way around. Food was ok - not what I would expect for the price. No rolls - etc. For three of us we spent about $250 including drinks and an appetizer. Probably a good restaurant for tourists - but not for locals.

JA
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have not tried Roy's yet, do so. You will not be disappointed. The staff is excellent, and will cater to your every need. The food speaks for itself. It is always fresh, and served hot. If you normally do not order dessert, make an exception and try one of Roy's handcrafted delights. Be sure to order the chocolate souffle when your place your main order, because it is made from scratch. I just wish that there were more Roy's locations. Bon appetit!

PE
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I like to pass on our heartfelt compliments to Roy’s of Anaheim employees, for the excellent service provided us. We had a wonderful experience and have already been sharing it with friends and family.

S
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food and value. New Singaporean menu outstanding.

KL
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience2

The butterfish was extremely salty, and the sauce that came with it was equally salty. No one around to refill water. The waiter was never around for us to complain about the salty fish. I was hungry so I ate the veggies and the rice, and drank my water and my date’s water to combat the saltiness. When we asked for the check, it took our waiter almost 15 min to give us the check.
The Anaheim location’s food and service was subpar compared to the Newport Beach location, which is now permanently closed. I used to like Roy’s but not planning to come back.

SE
Central Coast
80 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had several excellent dinners at Roy's, and this was no different. Excellent food and service once again. We had Drunken Mules for a cocktails, and then enjoyed with an appetizer platter, shared a Maui Wowee salad (easily enough for two), and then had delicious entrees. I had the special Chilean Sea Bass. For dessert, the lime tart. Be sure to get your parking ticket validated when you pay the bill.

G
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there in advance of a Ducks hockey game. A very convenient location with good parking, a great selection of entrees to choose from and excellent service

RL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food but slow service

PV
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Dinner was very good . Went here to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The staff was wonderful.

F
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both kids and adults enjoyed the food. Waitresses were also very attentive and friendly.

L
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Soooo we were in town for one night and loved Roy’s when it was in Las Vegas. We thought we’d visit it while in Anaheim. What we lived about the food in Vegas just did NOT measure up in Anaheim.

The appetizer, chicken spring rolls, were actually delicious! This had us anticipating our entrees. This is where the HUGE disappointment comes in. I ordered the Roasted Shoyu Half Chicken. It was completely OVER cooked. The mushrooms were burnt! My husband had their new Sea Bass dish. The menu picture of the sea bass looked fantastic. What was served, not so much. Also, it was lukewarm. We also ordered the Truffle Bacon Mac & Cheese. This was decent but didn’t WOW.

We usually order dessert but just decided against it as we did NOT enjoy our entrees.

Based on this experience, we will not visit again when in town.

SE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and customer service. I are here five years ago. The only thing that has changed is the daily special. All seriousness it is amazing.

MC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sexy AWESOME! Sexy Food. Sexy Staff. Sexy Location. Traci SO FLOSSY! Party 24/7/365. THANK YOU!

MC
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit. The manager greeted us and came to our table several times. Service was great. Had Sea Bass special and parts of it were fishy other parts tasted amazing. My husband had Mahi Mahi and he said it didn't have a lot of taste but the sauce was good. Also appetizers were good. Want to go back and have appetizers and dessert.

J
Los Angeles
123 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Mahalo Monday deal! Excellent food and service as always! We'll be back!

OT
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish was perfectly cooked. Great meal!

JF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Roy's for every special occasion. We love it!!!

MN
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I ordinarily love Roy’s but this time I was disappointed because they only served a limited NAMM menu so I couldn’t get what I really wanted. Also the food was ok compared to previous visits when the food was absolutely fantastic. The lobster bisque had slightly too much coconut milk in it and the chocolate soufflé was almost dry in the middle.