About Roy's Ko Olina

Open since 2004, Roy’s Ko Olina is located on the beautiful West Side of the island.Open daily for lunch Aloha Hour, and dinner, we offer inside seating as well as covered outdoor seating on the Bridge Bar lanai which overlooks the 18th Hole of the Ko Olina Golf Course. Along with Roy's classic items, our guests can enjoy a vast selection of our chef's innovative creations using the freshest local ingredients available.

92-1220 Aliinui Dr.
Kapolei, HI 96707
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Sushi, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Aloha Hour

Daily: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Dinner

Daily: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(808) 676-7697

Website:
http://www.royshawaii.com/

Entertainment:
We have live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday night outside on our Bridge Bar Lanai from 5:30-8:00pm

Catering:
We do off-site catering for food only. We work with outside vendors to provide equipment and service.

Parking Details:
Free Self Parking at the Golf Course

Executive Chef:
Darryl Shinogi

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

Private Dining

With calm breezes and mesmerizing sunsets, the Roy’s experience is the perfect combination of island ambiance, innovative cuisine, and exceptional service. Whatever the occasion, Roy's Ko Olina is the perfect place for your next event.

Roy's Ko Olina Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (84)
Good for Anniversaries (66)
Creative Cuisine (66)
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Good for a Date (61)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Romantic (50)
Local Ingredients (42)
Business Meals (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Casual (34)
Worth the Drive (32)
Scenic View (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Tasting Menu (27)
Authentic (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Great for Lunch (19)
Cozy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Healthy (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Fun (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Seasonal (12)
Bar Seating (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
People Watching (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Organic (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Waterfront (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tapas (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great Beer (4)
Spicy (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Live Music (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 21 hours ago

Wonderful food. Great service. We asked to be seated outside and it seemed a little cool when we sat down - they immediately took us to an inside table and asked if that was comfortable.
It is one of our favorite restaurants!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Anniversary with friends

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

We were on vacation wanting to go out to a nice dinner. We did not have a nice experience unfortunately. The food was not that good. The chicken piccata was overdone and tough. They sent a new one and it was a little more moist.
The macadamia nut crusted fish had no macadamia nuts and I asked why. The waiter never sent some to the table after I asked for some more. The lobster was hard and overcooked as well!
The table was wood with no tablecloth. It was folded up underneath and my dress sleeve kept snagging on the hinges. Hinges were exposed all around the table so I could not sit anywhere else.
I was so disappointed with my experience there.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Came here for a birthday. Everything was on point.

Tags: Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was all amazing food,service,music,and seating outside ‼️‼️‼️

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·Dined 7 days ago

Showed up at Roy’s with my family of four for the climax of our 8-day vacation on Oahu. Entering The empty Ko Olina parking lot, we thought we had made a wrong turn. No-one outside, no cars parked. It turns out, a water issue had closed the resteurant prematurely.
After all the excitement about celebrating my wifes birthday at Roy’s, we were deflated, and now left without dinner plans. Aparently, I had ignored the strange phone call from the 808 area code that would have alerted us of the closure 2 hours earlier, so on one hand I cant blame Roy’s for showing up to a closed resteurant. None the less, i was frustrated, and called them on my phone to learn more. The employee was polite but cool to my suggestion that a meal be comp’d to us for the inconvenience. He did, to his credit, ask if it would be ok if a manager call me.

Now back on the mainland, the manager did call. Honestly, he had no business being in customer service. He was mildly rude and did a poor job of hiding his contempt. All I was suggesting was a comp’d meal, for the time hassle and incovenience of the last minute closure. The missed call was on me I admitted, but in the era of junk telemarketing calls I cant be alone in ignoring strange calls. Anyways, I refused 2 free apetizers and hung up. They would have been better off not making that call. Not happy. The annual Ritual of Roy’s Hawaii is now broken for our family. I had spent $250 a year eating at Roy’s for the past 10 years but they couldn’t even see fit to acknowledge a token apology to us. I will spend my money elsewhere in the future.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We were visiting Oahu with friends and were looking forward to our dinner at Roy's that evening. After making the reservation on Open Table I called the restaurant at 10:30 AM to request outdoor seating. When we arrived at about 6 PM for our 6:45 reservation there were signs telling us that Roy's was closed. When we arrived at the door, we learned that there had been a plumbing problem and they had to cancel all reservations for the evening. I would have appreciated an email or a phone call informing us of the problem, but instead we had to scramble to find another restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Best meal we had for our whole trip. Service couldn't be better! Lovely night only wish they had the musician play a little later and be a little more Hawaiian - but food was great! If you are staying in the Ko Olina area and miss this place you have missed the boat. We thought that the Four Seasons had great food until we ate at Roy's. This was well worth the price - service, drinks, food, deserts - everything was perfect.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was fantastic, as always. A bit pricey, but fantastic.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fantastic food, excellent service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Very disappointed - High priced but did not expect the food quality to be less than what you get in an avg place. Great service, great location but not happy at all with food selection, portion size and taste. We have tried other places within the Ko Olina resort area - this is the worst. Suggest having the chef visit Monkey Pod or Minal Fish house at Four Seasons to see how they keep the quality up - both are very busy and well liked.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Roy’s never disappoints me. Staffs are welcoming and friendly. Food was absolutely scrumptious!
My husband and I will definitely be back and recommend it to others!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Lovely location at Ko Olina Golf Club, but difficult to find as signage is very “discrete”.

Our experience lived up to Roy’s reputation, and the service and food were outstanding. Our server was exceptionally knowledgeable and explained the menu thoroughly. He was patient in answering our questions and suggested an entree that was terrific.

Bring your piggy bank, as you will send some $$$ here. Worth it for a special occasion but comparable quality can be found for more reasonable prices elsewhere.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We are still talking about what a wonderful evening with delicious food we had!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great service and food ! No wait for our reservation & even increased it by 2 people last minute !
Friendly staff !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Took mom here for her birthday and we enjoyed it. The server was great, the food was excellent, and the ambiance was perfect. Will definitely come back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Far to expensive for what you get. Food is overdone in every sense. They enjoy taking advantage of tourists...

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Scott is a great server. He knows the menu well and adds a personal touch to his recommendations. He made our experience even more enjoyable!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We loved the meal, local sword fish. We choose the appetizer sampler and lava cake dessert. Fabulous service, ate outside and there was a singer. Definitely on our list to go back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Awesome restaurant and great service from Chad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding food and fabulous service! Impressive all around! Have not experienced anything like this in quite awhile. Would highly recommend!!! Thank you for an amazing experience!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

the appetizers and drinks were great as was the dessert. For the 3 main fish dinners, only my daughter's salmon was outstanding. The sauce on my fish was too thick and smothered what should have been fresh Hawaiian fish.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very disappointed. Food quality is worse than typical high end chain. Prime rib was tough & soufflé looks like a lava cake. I had much higher expectations from Roy. Thumbs down.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service and amazing food. Big servings.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

There for my daughters birthday service was great ! Food was very good ! Restaurant was very accommodating in dealing with some food allergies in our group ! Had a great time and will definitely be back before we leave for home !

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Roy’s is great, it just isn’t perfect. The service was good at some points; when a drink was spilled at our table the staff was quick to swoop in to make sure everything was taken care of. But they weren’t as quick to take our order; my whole group discussed the food at length and still were sitting around wondering when they were going to show up. The wine pairing for my entree was slow coming out as well, so I had to wait patiently with my wonderful looking food sitting in front of me instead of dig right in. Nothing that was a huge deal, but it did stop me from giving perfect scores across the board.

The pre fixe menu was delicious with the wine pairings, even though it seemed a bit stingy with only 3 courses. The salmon was cooked beautifully but the namasu and bok choy were unremarkable, even lackluster. I should want to clear my plate, not wave it away without care! My group unanimously decided that the macadamia tart was the favorite for dessert. But really you can’t go wrong, the desserts were all delicious. We ate every bite of all 4 hot desserts.

The food was great, but for the price, I’m not sure many would find it worth it. Really, for about $75-$100 a person, you expect the service to be absolutely on point and every bite to blow your mind. And this wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t mind-blowing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

I always get the same thing...the miso butterfish never disappoints! For appetizers the dim sum sampler platter for 2 is always great! Service is always on point and pleaseant. Love coming here!

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food in the Ko Olina area. Service was exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It's nice... we enjoy the outdoor seating (lanai). The portions are not big and it does seem a bit pricey for what you get. We like the service and convenience of the location.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We really enjoy dinners at Roy's Koolina. The menu is diverse & service is wonderful. We look forward to dining there again. The hardest part is choosing our entrees. My mom really likes the braised short rib & I like their ribeye steak. Our favorite starter is the boursin stuffed beet salad. Scott is a great server & we'll definitely request him again.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant has high ratings, so we were excited to try it. We were disappointed. The appetizer trio was mediocre, and the fish, which I was so excited for, the Mahi Mahi was flavored with BACON pieces. I don’t consider myself a foodie, but even I know that using bacon is a cheap shortcut to flavor anything. My husband had the filet, which came with a sauce on top and yes, more bacon. In my humble opinion, if you have to put sauce on your steak, then it’s either not a good cut of meat, or it was cooked incorrectly. The only redeeming food was the dessert, which was the chocolate soufflé, which was amazing. The ambiance was very nice (outdoor with a lovely guitarist), but I wouldn’t recommend Roys to anyone.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

食物アレルギーがあった為、含まないメニューを親切に教えてくれた。メニューも豊富で、料理もとても美味しかった。

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service and food was excellent! Glad we chose Roy’s and we will definitely be coming back.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was terrible. Family restaurant not suited for an adult date.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Environment was like an old country club restaurant, 1990’s. Tables are like benches. For a Roy’s restaurant, service was not up to par. Needs new managent, make over, and bring it to the new millennium. The chef was great but the interior design is outdated.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service, extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Roy's never disappoints. The food is amazing and we always make sure we go when we are in HI.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Over priced food and don’t taste good

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Awesome service and food. Could have used more “holiday” decor throughout the restaurant (besides just couple Christmas trees). Parking lot is also very dark. Other than that, we really enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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