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About Roy's Newport Beach

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 Newport Beach located in Fashion Island, South Orange County's premier shopping center, featuring an exhibition kitchen, Chef’s Counter, spacious dining room and three private dining rooms.

453 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Aloha Hours:
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
Located in Fashion Island

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(949) 640-7697

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

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

Known for our Pacific Rim Cuisine, our vast array of unique, seasonal menus are sure to please even the most discerning guests. Roy's contemporary Asian furnishings and original Hawaiian artwork provides the perfect backdrop for your next event of 10 to 300 guests. Full buyout also available.

Roy's Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Special Occasion (25)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Business Meals (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Romantic (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fun (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

We love going there for birthdays. They know how to make you feel special

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very underwhelmed with my experience at Roy’s. Ordered the Chef’s Tasting Menu and the Pork Osso Buco was so salty it was almost inedible. The Grilled Ceasar Salad (which was ordered on the side) was so under grilled it was hardly noticeable. The Date Cake was delicious though and the service was good. I’ve had nice meals at Roy’s before but this was very disappointing.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent birthday dinner as usual! Got a free Key Lime Tart! Can't beat the butterfish! Aloha Hour great here as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is the second time in a row that we were over charged.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was uneven and out of character for a Roy's experience...based on having frequented Roy's in a number of other locations.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waitress was attentive and charismatic. Food was fantastic as always.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was excellent! Best I’ve had in a while. I’d recommend this restaurant for a special occasion

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Steak was a bit salty. They remade it. Everything else was excellent!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nothing special about this experience. Greeters were friendly and accommodating and service was generally good. Food was poor to mediocre, and the atmosphere was uninspiring.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Usually, this is our go to location. Tonight, everything was just so, so. Food and service is usually over the top. Maybe we have been spoiled by many previous 5 star treatments in the past at this location.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 19, 2017

always good fresh meals prepared. disappointed in the Roy's private label Chardonnay, palatable but dry.
Pineapple dessert which took time to bake had a burnt crust.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I had let the restaurant know that it was my dear friend's birthday. When we arrived at our table, there was a lovely card with her name on it and a warm Hawaiian sentiment. So the stage was set... Our server, Tracey, was awesome right from the beginning. She showed us a wind list that was half off so we were able to order a whole bottle of a great chardonnay for what 3 glasses would have cost. 3 of us ordered a combination of butterfish and shortribs that was not showing on the menu ("the Newport"). When the plates arrived, the butterfish portion was really skimpy. Tracey immediately went to the kitchen to say that this was the case, and the chef sent out 3 additional portions of butterfish! In the mean time, the manager came by the table to check on us. Truly we couldn't have asked for better service or better food! Thanks very much to all involved!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

absolutely the worse experience i had in a restaurant...i am not fussy ...and i found the food salty ...the meat not cooked the way ordered and my fillet had a peculiar after taste . they offered me a $ 20 gift card for my next visit !!! i told them to keep it cause there is no way i would experience the cold treatment again . cant imagine this place lasting long in business . there are a million choices better than this for the high $ they charge for everything . Save your money and your evening ...DO NOT DINE HERE !!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As always, ding at Roy’s is nothing short of perfect. Extraordinary food in a calming ambience.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Sorry wasn’t a good experience. Waited 15 minutes for service ordered Duckhorn Saviongon Blac wine another 10 minutes to find it and was wrong bottle went back to wine cooler 10 more minutes waitress finally brought back correct wine went to use wine opener I mentioned it was a screw cap. Appetizers arrived luke warm had to ask for Wasabi and soy sauce. Plus bread, then we finished the entree was immediately serviced which wasn’t up to standard. Our table of four plus another in the whole restaurant. Don’t understand!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I was disappointed that they raised the price on the pre fixe without notification: said it was buried in the fine print of the menu. I expected better from this restaurant. On our particular night, there was an odor of sewer gas...which may indicate a venting problem.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Disappointed by Roy's this time. We have loved the one that is in Kauai but this one just falls kinda' flat. The food was good; service friendly but delayed, atmosphere not good at all; noise level very loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our first time at this Roy's. We tried the four-course tasting menu and weren't disappointed. I had the prawns, which were huge and well seasoned. We added an order of lobster potstickers at the start. Everything was delicious and well presented. And we received friendly, attentive service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Went to Roys for our Anniversary as we have done a few times before. All restaurants should come and watch the team produce an evening dining experience. The service on all levels was amazing as was the food. Even waived the corkage fee which wasn't necessary as we always bring our own wine and expect to pay the fee. Great food, service and atmosphere that is highly recommended!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The restaurant just recently started serving lunch so it was very empty when we went. The hostess was friendly and the environment lovely. I think if they start advertising that they are now open for lunch, people will be thrilled to have a new place to dine.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Although our waitress, Michelle, was excellent and just the right touch of service, it took a long time for the food to come out. With two children, I found it surprising that we had to ask for children's menu way into the evening after ordering appetizers. Then it took some more time before they got their prestart plates of veggies and mini quesadillas.

What I did like was the picture capturing a big birthday celebration. That was a nice take away for the birthday girl.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nice for a special occasion. Service is always great.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Ribeye steak was cooked perfectly and was very tasteful but the lobster was small and almost over cooked. It came to the table with no drawn butter nor lemon wedge. We had to ask for drawn butter and had to ask for bread. The steak made up for the disappointment of service and tiny lobster

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our waitress Tracy provided us with excellent service as usual. The food was great and we love coming here before a concert. Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 28, 2017

wonderful, just wonderful food and service was outstanding made for a very enjoyable time

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Seated promptly with our reservation. Delicious and authentic Mai Tai cocktails, but I would recommend that they dress the drink with a small orchid. Very good salad. Excellent diver scallops, the short rib was stringy and not as good. Probably I should have ordered the fish. We had the pineapple upside down cake for dessert, which was only OK. Server was very attentive and could not have been better. There are many choices in this neighborhood so we probably won't be going back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Service was excellent. Waited long time to order and get food

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This restaurant was half empty at noon while the neighboring restaurants were packed. I think Roy's could use a revamp on the dark decor, and also put some new items on the menu. My lunch was tasty but the actual portion size was pretty small for the price. Even the cucumber namasu was a tiny little serving...as if cucumbers are expensive?!?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The Travelzoo deal was $120 worth of food for $59 -- the 2 meals we ate were not worth $120 -- but $59 was appropriate
the salad dressing was very distasteful -- didn't care for it at all -- was offered another dressing type, but declined
the 2 entres (chicken and salmon) were very good
The atmosphere was very noisy

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Roy's Restaurants, no matter where they are located, have never disappointed us. On the day we had lunch, our friends were very late. Normally, this location closes from 2:30 - 5:00 for dinner prep. The hostess told us if we get in before 2:25pm they'd seat us and let us have a meal. We finally made it in around 2:20 and they were true to their word. We were promptly seated (yes, there were other folks there), provided the lunch/brunch menu (given the time) and served graciously and promptly. We all had rather "basic" things like Eggs Benedict and an Omelette. But Roy's unique sauces and careful handling of the food made these fundamental meals, special. We would recommend Roy's to anyone interested in good food and good service. And if you get on their email list, you'll get all their promotions!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A nice visit with good food. Like most Roy's it's on the expensive side, but nice for a special occasion. Very good lobster bisque and the macadamia mahi mahi was very good. A nice butterfish filet mignon combo, but at $66 overpriced. May return in the future, but have other favorite seafood restaurants.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was creatively cooked and present. Taste was amazing. The only thing I was disappointed in was that part of my dish wasn't hot. It was more on the cold side, not even luke warm. In all the times I've been there, my food has always been hot off the stove.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Always enjoy going to Roy's. The food is good and the service is excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food and service as always. I will return soon

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The service was very very very slow. Ambience was average. When the food finally arrived it was good.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 18, 2017

None of your selections really apply therefore none checked. We have been to other Roy's restaurants and have been pleased but not so with this one. The front receptionists were not at all welcoming or friendly and one even seemed bothered by being at work. Our waitress while helpful with the menu was very slow and other patrons who came in after we did received their food while we waited for ours. Then we were charged on our bill for an item we did not order. While the food is always good at Roy's we would not recommend this particular restaurant while visiting Newport Beach again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Wonderful lunch! Great food service and value! Will return soon

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always good. My husband and I had our meals served in a bowl-like plate which was nice, but it made it look like there wasn't much food on the plate, almost like the food was going down a sinkhole or funnel. I wish I'd taken a picture. The food was good, though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This Roy's in terms of food taste is not as good as most Roy's. Food was so so. Service was great.

I would not go back to Roy's Newport. Usually most Roy's are pretty consistent on the quality.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

So disappointed! The way the 'open kitchen' is along with the air conditioning -- it was too noisy to have a normal conversation. Also it is tricky to find the restaurant. Won't be going back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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