About Roy's Anaheim

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.

321 W. Katella Avenue
Suite 105
Anaheim, CA 92802
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Open for Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 - 2:30 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - Close

Aloha Hours:
Early: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dinner: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Late: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
South Clementine Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 776-7697

Website:
http://www.roysrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Gardenwalk parking garage

Public Transit:
Harbor Blvd/Katella Ave, Clementine/Katella Ave, “ART” Anaheim Resort Transit (located within Anaheim Gardenwalk), Train Station located at Angels Stadium.

Executive Chef:
Ron Plata

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Roy’s Anaheim offers 3 beautiful private dining rooms as well as two outdoor, heated patios that are perfect for every occasion, from corporate dinners to wedding receptions. Let us help you put a little paradise in your next event.

Roy's Anaheim Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Creative Cuisine (31)
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Good for a Date (30)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Business Meals (21)
Romantic (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Healthy (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (12)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is always fantastic at this restaurant and the service is outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Dinner was OK to say the least. The waitress was quite nice but things took a very dramatic turn when served our steak. Steak was cooked rare when asked for medium. After noticing the mistake the waitress said she would take the steak off the bill and when the bill came, the steak was still charged for. We didn’t bother to tell her of her mistake but the mistakes kept coming back to back after also noticing a charge for a drink we did not order. We decided to pay anyways and just leave.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Thank you to Traci T. for the excellent service. Whenever we eat here, we so enjoy ourselves because of her. She does a fantastic job of making sure our dining and beverage needs are met. She is also concerned that we enjoy our dishes, 100% - my husband and I deeply appreciate her thoughtfulness in everything she has done for us. She was so busy this evening - a lot of people eating late - and she (with the help of her wonderful co-worker - I forgot to get her name) made sure our dining experience was stellar.

This time, I had decided to eat a good amount of sushi rolls. The Haleakala roll is scrumptious! We also love the vegetarian rolls - Futomaki and Caterpillar. We were also surprised with a delightful amuse bouche - yummy (salty-sweet crunchy - umami)! (I am attaching a picture). My husband tried the Sea Breeze cocktail and continued to order it throughout our time at Roy's. We enjoy the ambiance and appreciate that this restaurant takes a 10:00 pm reservation - because of our current schedule we sometimes can't get there any earlier. Now that my schedule is changing, we may be able to get there earlier. I feel for the crew because they have to stay pretty late, but I am grateful that we always feel welcome and not rushed. Thank you!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Date night with my hubby❤️

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had Jaime as our waitress and she was the best. She helped me out with great food even with my dietary restrictions and made the night perfect with her personality. We will definitely be coming back

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was good. Food was alright.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was so so. We had mentioned about a birthday but the staff didn’t acknowledge it. Food was average. Service was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We were in Anaheim for a family vacation at Disneyland, but one night my wife and I took off and ate dinner at Roy's. Food was great: salad, Poke and Szechuan short rib apps, butterfish, and braised beef ribs entrees. The room is big with a low-key contemporary Hawaiian ambience. Have to love the Tiki torches outside. We ate early, so the room was quiet, but I can image it has a friendly buzz later in the evening when it fills up.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food is excellent the staff is amazing

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food, service were very good. Lots of kids there with their parents (next to Disneyland) and it was really noisy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Friend’s birthday

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I always enjoy Roy’s whether it’s for Happy Hour or Dinner. The food and service are outstanding and they go the extra mile.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Organic, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a perfect evening. It was my husbands birthday we had the Cesar salad and tomahawk ribeye for two. It was excellent n

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Only 8 oz. filet I have ever had in a Restaurant that was about a half inch thick and as large as a big pork chop. When I asked the server about it he said well we cut our own meat here which made me wonder why it was cut that way. The table across from me had a filet that looked like a filet. Also the server continually rushed us even though we said we will drink our wine for a few minutes

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best restaurant among the Anaheim Boardwalk - can't go wrong with the food & service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went on Christmas day so was expecting it to be busy but was not expecting the service to be so bad with a table for 4 people. Arrived 15 min before the reservation time was told I had to wait until the reservation time that was not the problem the problem was that after been seated an handed the menu it took them a good 20 min to get our drinks after that another good 20 min to get our food order in an did not get our food until 8:45. Was expecting some wait but was not expecting that all 3 food courses having a buffer of close to 30 min. We were in no hurry but the wait from the appetisers to the actual dinner an then for dessert seemed it took for ever even after the fact plates were removed after each course. In all food was good hope this doesnt happen in a regular basis an it was all due to been a holiday.

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 (Heidelberg)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and service was fantastic! Highly recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everyone was happy with their food with the exception of the shrimp. Both parties who ordered the shrimp were not very satisfied with the flavor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food and drinks as always, but service a tad on the slow side this time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Roy's made us feel special.
We was celebrating my daughter's accomplishment getting into the Nursing Program and they brought a dessert with the word congratulation written on the plate and said it as well to her when they delivered it.
The food was Devine, my cuz and I had the half chicken, I also had shrimp with mine. Then my daughter had filet mignon. There was not an empty left at our table.
Our server was so attentive and polite, we never had to find ourselves looking for her.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was just ok nothing great and for price should be much better. Service was very slow to get food out. Server was well meaning.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food is very good but the service is horrible. Been to this place 3 times. First time experience was good. Good food and service was okay. Second time we went, service was noticeably worse than our previous visit. Went in again on a Monday night and were seated around 6:15 PM. We got our orders in 15 minutes later. Half an hour has passed and our appetizers have not been served. We were informed that the kitchen was backed up and our orders should be coming out shortly. It took another 20 minutes before our appetizers finally came out. We finished our appetizers and waited another 15 minutes for our main dish. We thought that the bad service on our second visit was just a fluke, but after the third visit, we pretty much made up our minds that will be our last visit to this place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Michelle, our server, was great. She was uber professional. She was polite, courteous, respectful, attentive and kind. She was very helpful as we each decide on which items to get. The first impression provided by the hostesses was a mixture of a cold reception to a somewhat potentially friendly one. Weird. Would it hurt for the hostesses to smile as they greeted their guests? I was early so I witnessed their reaction as they greet the guests/patrons. None of them smiled. No one asked how people are doing. Eye contact is rare. Food was delicious. Table service was acceptable. The bus boys were very attentive to our requests as well. We will continue to have our get together in the future. My suggestion is to work on having friendly and inviting hostesses. I mean they dressed the part, they just have to be more inviting and warm to the guests/patrons.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food is always excellent and the chocolate souffle never disappoints! Great service that went above and beyond on my birthday. Always happy to eat at Roy's!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Rey good service. Nice place to meet friends for dinner.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Was there with my mom.
We both ordered the Chefs tasting menu.
The food was just OK. It was a very underwhelming experience I have to say.
Will not be going back to this location.
The one in Pasadena is better.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Took an out of town business acquaintance here. We were delayed by traffic I called ahead and everyone was so very nice about it. We were promptly seated and offered beverages. Appetizer was squid, really great sauce, not deep fried. Salad was the Mauai wowie, really good, composed, not over dressed and a nice but not overwhelming size. Dinner was scallops and the combo. Everything was super start to finish. Cocktails were noteworthy as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was pretty good service was ok... our server was quit pretentious and a bit condescending.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had our company holiday party at 2pm and didn't realize they only had a lunch limited menu... Lights in the restaurant went out so we were in the dark until someone figured it out.
Have had dinner there before and it was great. Dont go for lunch, they clearly dont want that business. Disappointed and employees were not happy.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Tim and his staff, particularly Christina and Jason, deserve a 10 on a scale of 1-5. They went above and beyond for my family. The attention to detail was off the charts as they had a name card on our table and put our names on desert plates to celebrate our birthdays. The food and service here is the best!!!!!!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I've been a fan of Roy's restaurants for years and have eaten at many locations including Downtown LA, Newport Beach, Hawaii Kai (Oahu). The food is usually very good to outstanding, but the meal at the Anaheim location was absolutely terrible. The service was fine and the staff are friendly, but the crab fried rice I had was awful. The crab was not fresh but more importantly, the rice was very undercooked. When rice is hard on the inside, it is undercooked, and for an Asian restaurant to undercook rice is pretty bad. Then I had the Tomahawk ribeye for two which cost $89. I ordered it as medium rare and it came out well done. We asked for it to be replaced which they gladly did but then vastly overcompensated by bringing out a steak that was rare. In fact parts of it were raw. Maybe it was just an off night for them but it was just a mess.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything about our dinner was perfect! We are never disappointed. Our meals were delicious and cooked to perfection!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is always fantastic here, the staff is friendly and the service is outstanding most of the time. This particular visit I only marked very good instead of outstanding as our waiter did not follow-up with us as much as they had on all our previous visits.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Was delighted to be able to eat at Roy's while in the Anaheim area. The restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was fantastic and Melissa was a wonderful server that made our evening very memorable. Always love eating at Roy's when there is one where we travel. Great treat!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Used Groupon, great deal for restaurant this nice. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I’ve given this restaurant chain many chances to turn their service around, but they have consistently failed to deliver! Food is not consistent in flavor from location to location and service is extremely slow. I’ve hosted events at this exact restaurant, the most important one being my wedding rehearsal dinner, and they have continued to show extremely disappointing levels of service .

Our waitress only checked on us twice the entire 2.5 hours we dined in. There was at least 4 different employees (none of them our waitress) who brought our entrees and/or checked on us and cleared dirty plates. The food for my son was not hot when it came out AND I had to ask the wait staff to 1) pack my dinner to go and 2) bring my check. When the waitress finally decided to show up, it took an additional 15-20 minutes for her to run my credit card and close out my bill. For anyone with a young child who just sat for 2.5 hours to have dinner, this feels like an eternity but there was no sense of urgency at all.

Overall, the tomahawk steak was mediocre and the service was delayed and disappointing. I am not a fan of poor service and will not be recommending to friends or family.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent meal! Top notch service. We enjoyed the evening

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

They did a good job of bringing the food, and although one plate was delayed, they made up for it by bringing a free dessert, as well as a special dessert for the guest of honor

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Aloha hour in the bar is the way to go! Ask for the seared ahi appitzer portion - same as the dinner but appetizer portion and it's awesome! Great, clean and fresh! I go every time I'm in Anaheim ... sometimes twice! Food, service better than other Roys I've been to. Only draw back: no edamame here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Thank you to the ever terrific Traci T. for providing such excellent service! Your attentiveness, your warm and friendly demeanor, your accuracy, your infectious energy and just the all-around great vibes you have --fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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