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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

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
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Happy Hour (10)
Romantic (10)
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Authentic (8)
Cozy (7)
Casual (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Haven’t been to Roy’s in awhile food is always tasty but it seems they have cut the meal size in half and kept the same price . Food is always excellent Service was awesome.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Although they were busy cause it’s Valentine’s Day. Service was great, we got seated on time, food like always was excellent. We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner here 😊

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Roys is great because of the food and deals they send, but they are in need of a make-over! the decor is so dated :/ we also waited a long time for our food but it was also valentines day, busy..

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Waitress was very pleasant and attentive. It was Valentine's Day and the food took an extremely long time to arrive. She did comp us a cocktail for our inconvenience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful, romantic Valentine dinner. It was the best filet minion that we ever had!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Ordered their salmon specialty and was disappointed. It was dry and over cooked.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was my friends birthday and they really made her feel special with the card and dessert with Happy Birthday on it. And our food was just marvelous. Our service was attentive but not over bearing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food, service and atmosphere were all amazing. The chocolate souffle is a MUST order.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Roy's has really, really delicious food. Nice service - prompt but not rushed.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Tracy gave us excellent service as usual. They even made a dish that's no longer on the menu. We really appreciated that kind of service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was my first visit and I can hardly wait to return and try other creative
wonderful dishes. The crispy chicken egg rolls were fantastic, light and
crunchy. The spices are just perfect in all their dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Vegan
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We always enjoyed our dining at the Newport Beach Roy's Restaurant. Our server, Jessie was very pleasant and attentive! :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The seafood was excellent. Service was great. Unfortunately we ended with pineapple upsidedown cake and it was dry and slightly burnt.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 6, 2018

They seemed to be short staffed so service was not what we are accustomed to.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic Happy hour menu and drinks!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Tapas
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Steaks were cooked to perfection, the lobsters were undercooked and the scallops we’re rubbery and un edible. We’ve been to lots of Roys and the was the first time we were seriously disappointed.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great bottle of wine; appetizer; scallops dish very delicious as was the Trio. And a birthday dessert, I enjoyed. They used to take a picture, but not this time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Overpriced. Food wasnt even good. We had steak and lobster tail, too salty. They didnt even serve bread while we waited for the maun course. We dont plan to cone back here....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I wasn’t impressed. It was overvalued. I had the Mahi-mahi and it was undercooked.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Leilani was an excellent server. Everything was brought out with great timing. The drinks were great, and the food was even better.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious and they gave us a nice complimentary dessert for our anniversary. They went out of their way to make us feel special on a special day.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Old style and very expensive. Service was very slow 30 minutes between orders. Manager was apologetic and gave us $50 off our bill which is the price of an entree. Very disappointing evening expensive, average food, some what dated, and very poor service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

service was not up to ROYS standards---the bus man SAVED THE DAY--
we have been to at least 6 Roy locations this location has an issue with timley
service and attention to the customer--we have dined here at least 8 times because
the food is very good

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great time. Roys offered a lobster with filet for free. Great value. Pineapple martini 🍸 are the best. Thanks staff for a great evening.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We hit it on an off day...kitchen was backed up, thus long delay. Management comped and took care of us. Saved the day.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Menu uninspired, portions small, service indifferent

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was excellent. Staff friendly and efficient. The room we were in was noisy because of 2 big parties . Staff apologized and gave us our dessert at no charge because of the noise. Very generous and classy.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The service was excellent and food superb. The lobster bisque the best I've ever had!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Just not as good as other Roy's. Wedge salad was boring. Mahi Mahi boring and way overpriced. Ribs appetizer was excellent!

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