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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.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Located in Fashion Island
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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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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
We love Roys restaurants but this one has very little ambiance. The food was good and the server was very attentive. The Lobster potstickers were great. The Ahi Tuna should have come with more sauce. The short ribs were good. The Chocolate soufflé cake is not to be missed. We will most likely not return to this Roy’s as there are so many great restaurants in Newport Beach with better pricing.
Where to start... the atmosphere was very disappointing. We’ve been to Roys on the big island I. Hawaii about 10 years ago. There is literally no comparison between Hawaii and Newport. Great interior design in Hawaii from what I recall - lots of Koa wood and lush cozy setting. Newport location interior is completely dated and resembles a coffee shop diner more so than what one would expect to find in Newport Beach. I recommend hiring a top notch interior designer and giving the place a complete make over to try and compete with
Fleming’s which is only a few stops away. Sorry, I really wish I had something better to write and I truly hope Roy’s changes their image as it has so much potential
The price for the portion of the food was very pricey.. fish was okay, not great.. we spent $265 for4 people. No alcohol nor dessert.. I could have gone next door to Fleming’s and had a better meal for about the same amount of money.. I won’t be eating dinner here unless there is a special.
We really have liked Roy’s in the past. Unfortunately, the last two times in Newport, they have been WAY off.
Friday night was the second off night in the the kitchen consecutively. My wife’s filet was fatty / cut wrong (filets shouldn’t be fatty). My mahi mahi was bland. The vegetables were undercooked, not “roasted”. It was super disappointing.
The worst part- no one asked us how the meal was. No manager ever came by. When you spend $300 to $400 at a dinner with wine and cocktails for two, a check in from management should happen.
Oh well, the wine was good. On to Gulfstream or R+D or Fig and Olive next time, I suppose.
We've been going to Roy's for special occasions for YEARS. However, on this particular evening, when our son was visiting from Indianapolis, the service was TERRIBLE. We'd order and wait and wait and wait, even for drinks, to no avail. My daughter-in-law ordered a second drink prior to receiving our entree and it was dessert when our waitress finally remembered to bring it! We were seated by the kitchen door, which I find insulting, so when you speak of ambiance, looking directly into the kitchen doesn't cut it. While my food was good, the rest of the puzzle was incomplete when it comes to a dining experience. Not sure at this point WHEN or IF we'll return to Roy's, even though I love their cuisine.
Although we had a reservation, we were left standing at the entry way for 5-10 minutes while the hostess wandered and had a conversation with a manager - and right in front of us. When we asked for a quieter table, we were told the entire restaurant was equally noisy. Not a good first impression.
But food was good and brought in a timely manner. Just a rocky start to a nice evening.
This was the worse dining experience we have ever had. The couple we were hosting felt the same. Our reservation was for 6:30 and we finally got our dinner at 8:45. What sevice?? There wasn't any! It was a terrible experience and we were treating a dear friend for his 80th birthday. The birthday boy didn't even get what he ordered. I had to flag someone down to clear our table after sitting with salad plates for over 1/2 hour. It took another hour to get our entree once our table was clear. How unfortuat because the food really is good and we have always enjoed Roy's. Too bad, we will never go back.
Do not order steak, the quality of meat is subpar. And the cooking was even worse with boiled meat and fake grill marks. One lobster was good and the other was drenched in salt. Our pineapple upside down cake was burnt. One of the appetizers was missing the avocado. And the restaurant inside is like a coffee shop, NO AMBIANCE whatsoever.
We are LONG time Roy's customers which makes this review all the more painful. Our experience this visit was in a word horrible. Our food was under par and the service a
mess. VERY unlike all of our past experiences. We left the majority of our food on the plate paid the bill and left.
The waitress did not know that Roy's was offering a free lobster tail when you ordered a steak. She went back & found out that they were. We ordered a rib-eye, medium rare, & after a long wait, it came, very well done. It was awful, & we could not eat it. In addition, they gave us the tiniest little lobster tail (without butter) that I have ever seen. I have no idea where they found it. We refused to pay for the steak, & they deleted that from the bill. Something has gone very wrong at Roy's Newport Beach.
I was anticipating the service and food to be as equally great as the other locations in Hawaii and the one in Anaheim. We were seated in the bar area which is not an excuse for less service but it seems this section was understaffed and may have attributed to the slow service. We ordered two sushi dishes for appetizers but one was too wet with sauce & the other was too dry/flavorless. Perhaps due to it having more rice than filling so it overpowered the fish. The ribeye we split. It was ordered medium rare but it came out almost well done so it was dry & a little tough, but it had great flavor. It was disappointing for a $47 plate it didn’t have more than just a few thin and over cooked Spears of Asparugus. The gin and tonic was on happy hour so only $5 each which was a great value but it didn’t compensate for the mediocre food and service. Needless to mention, we were disappointed since we were also celebrating a special occasion.
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