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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

OPEN Christmas Eve regular hours and serving our full menu.

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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

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4.1

service

4.1

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4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Special Occasion (22)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Happy Hour (12)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Cozy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Comfort Food (4)
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Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We visited Roy’s for a Christmas get together with friends. The pre fixed menus were amazing! Good times!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tapas, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was good. But 2 of our 4 meals were cold due to some problem with our order. We watched our food sit for 15 minutes before the other two plates were ready and the waitress could of bring all meals at one time. It was a $40+ piece of fish so I sent mine back. Replacement was excellent. Chocolate desert was excellent. Expensive.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Over one hour from order to be served. Butter Fish/short rib combo portion was slight and fish way over seasoned. A comment shared by the table.

Broken pictures hanging on the wall. Obviously fallen on the floor to often. Much better atmosphere and food at the Anaheim garden walk location.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We've dined over 100 times at this restaurant, but there are multiple problems as other diners have indicated. The kitchen has become very slow, the food portions small and overseasoned. When you dine at 5 pm, you'd expect that food will not take an hour or more. We had high hopes for the new manager from Woodland Hills, but problems persist. We likely will go to Roy's Anaheim where we know that the manager Tim is on top of things. This used to be one of our favorites but sadly no longer.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was very flavorful but there were two significant issues. First, it took perhaps 30-45 minutes for it to be served. We were told there was a large group and the kitchen was backed up because of it. We were later told that it wasn;t that large a group but in any case I would expect an establishment like this should be experienced in better managing such a situation. Secondly, the food was at best just warm when it was served. In fact the potatoes that came with the prix fixe meals was only room temperature. They did bring out new servings that were served in dishes too hot to handle with bare hands but the potatoes were still barely more than room temperature. An adjustment was made to our bill but we would have rather had the food served hot.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Came here for dinner because we bought a deal on Living Social. It was a good deal but the food was just ok. The sushi roll was unevenly sliced and the rice was hard. My salmon was cooked perfectly but my husband's salmon was almost raw. Our server was nice but not very efficient. We will probably not go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have been dining at this restaurant for years. It was once one of the top Roy's locations.
It has declined to the extent that I recommend other locations.

Starter portions were recently cut in half or less-even the greens in salads. Prices were not adjusted. Food quality has become exceptionally inconsistent. The kitchen appears very uncoordinated and the food quality is suffering for it.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Classy, good presentation and meets all the expectations for an upscale dining restaurant. Well cooked and flavors all in harmony, I would recommend.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Atmosphere for what you’re paying is not great. Food was very good but service just ok.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our 50th anniversary was well served, including a special dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We recently went there for our Daughters 10th birthday , the staff , service and atmosphere was amazing . The food is traditional Hawaiian food with so much design . Thanks for a great night and we will back for dinner soon .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Did the Groupon for 2 just $60, appetizer chicken spring roll was ok, salad very bitter, Wagayu Burger and Salmon both very tasty, Key Lime desert very rich more like cheesecake. Good deal with great service:)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food arrived almost an hour after ordering.
Very expensive and very little food.
Food presentation was horrible. Looked as though they were rushing and threw it together.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

All of our appetizers and entrees were so fresh! Talk about melting in your mouth. From the wagyu beef to butterfish to ahi, so delicious. Everything was served to us in progression. And with very good attentive service. Celebrated my son's 18th at a great restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have always been a fan of Roy’s. Food is always on point and worth the trip, but sadly service has been lacking in my past several visits. The core systems seem to be in place to make experiences great (the welcome card on the table commemorating your special event), but the staff seems to not care about the little things any more, instead just going through the motions. Get an order wrong or misspell someone’s name? Who cares, right? Even the manager’s cursory drive by was insincere and unconcerned. Will we be back? Absolutely, but just don’t expect the service you got ‘back in the day’

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Sad that the ownership hasn’t put any money into the ambiance of the restaurant. It’s lost it’s intrigue. Staff thinks it’s just a job rather than a high to be allowed to work there. As a result the two orders of the ahi dinner were warm and tasted like blubber rather than ahi. It was like rubber. Sadly we won’t ever go back and I’m being keep kind.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Everything was amazing. Best thanksgiving meal ever!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service and food was a 10!
We will be back. You need to yey the butter fish.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Although this restaurant is on the pricey side, for special occasion it’s worth it! The lobster dumplings were so good and their butterfish is absolutely the best I’ve ever had. I highly recommend Roy’s for anniversaries and other special occasions at a minimum. Heck if you can afford it go often!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our family frequently goes to Roy’s, especially to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries so obviously we enjoy the food and service. However at our recent dinner we waited over an hour after being seated before we were served our food. There was no explanation or apology. My nephew ordered a steak , medium rare. The steak was medium to medium well. He returned the steak, then was given one that was rare to medium rare but was so badly charred on the outside, it was difficult to eat. This was not a great experience to celebrate a special birthday.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Was really looking forward to this place. Reviews and pictures look great. Started off with 2 rolls, absolutely delicious! Drinks were terrible. Sent mine back, wife kept hers. Drank water instead. Dinner is where things got crazy. Another couple appeared to be having problems with their meal as well. Manager spoke to them and took care of entire bill (probably $200 with drinks). We both had the same waiter (very nice and polite) it appears he quit right then and there because the bar was screwing up his drinks, the kitchen gave his customers cold food..and it was probably hurting his tips. So, after we were introduced to our new waitress, who was also good, we asked if our dinner order was even put in. It wasn’t. Took about an hour to get the wrong food, mediocre filet and terrible appetizers. Manager finally came to speak to us and took care of our entire bill (about $150). We left a tip for the waitress and went next door to Fleming’s to actually get food and guess who we run into there? The same couple who left Roy’s earlier. They too were in search of food and drinks. Probably was just a one time problem, but no excuse for the terrible food and drinks. Don’t usually write reviews but this place is in need of serious management.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The kitchen is having issues. After a long wait for our entres, two of three were ready and we were told the third would take another 10 minutes. Management addressed the issue appropriately, but this is not the first time we have had issues with this location. Other locations have been better.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The restaurant has a nice ambience and the food is tasty, but the night we went, there must have been problems in the kitchen and with the staff. Dishes were left on our table between courses, until a manager finally cleared them. We didn't get our main course for over an hour, with our server coming over to apologize three times in between. It's a shame, because we've enjoyed Roy's at this location in the past. Hopefully they pull it together going forward.

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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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