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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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3.9

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3.9

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3.9

value

3.5

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Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Fun (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
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Bar Seating (6)
Casual (6)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 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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·Dined on January 15, 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 15, 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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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 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 14, 2018

Menu uninspired, portions small, service indifferent

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 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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·Dined on January 14, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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 3, 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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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We have loved the unique and fresh flavors at Roy's in Hawaii for many years, and had not been to the Newport location for a long time. The canoe for two was cold and dried out. My shrimp with noodles was dull, similar to a brown gravy bowl. So disappointing. The ahi tuna that my husband had was very good. Perhaps with being immediately after the holidays, the chef was worn out of a fill in was in the kitchen The server was great.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were looking forward to a great New Year's Eve dinner.

We arrived 30 minutes early and were immediately seated.
The waiter then informed us most of the appetizers were no longer available, quite disappointing.

The entrees were good. During the middle of dinner our waiter informed us she had to leave and we switched servers. Service slowed down, thereafter.

Dessert took quite a while after the entree. Again we were told all our desired desserts were no longer available. Quite disappointing. NO adjustment in the premium New year's pricing was offered.

We would rethink coming next year on New Year's.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Used to be one of my favorite special occasion go-to restaurant but I was disappointed this night: luke-warm miso soup and coffee (both should be hot), my favorite Roy's classic seared ahi was very bland, the butterfish tasted fishy to both of us, the signature chocolate souffle was a bit overcooked (firm, dry top).

My previous rating was error: should be: food 2 stars, service 4 stars

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came here specifically for the dessert (chocolate soufflé) ... the food was just ok nothing special but was priced for special. The service was awful unfortunately.. our waitress was very forgetful and when we asked her for anything it took forever to get anything and required a reminder a couple of times. We had two small children with us and our dinner took over (2) hours. We were not there to relax and enjoy for a two hour dinner with our small children. When it was time for desert she brought it and it was flattened and looked awful and again this is the whole reason we chose this restaurant. Instead of getting us a new one she assured us it would taste the same and laughed. Worst dining experience ever especially for $200+. Huge disappointment.. go to Fleming’s!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a great dinner, it got busy with a large party before us so our desserts took a long time. Our server was so nice and apologized and the manager more than compensated for the wait. We will be back again , love this place❤️

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love Roys lava cake!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was great, but the server was not. She was very unprofessional. We wanted an item from the bar menu served at our table, but she said no, the runner could not bring it to the dining room. The manager did assist, and he graciously accommodated our very simple request. After that incident, the server was largely non-communicative, apparently not so happy that we had to talk to the manager. She may be new at Roy's, but is better suited for a local diner. Even the servers at Ruby's Diner are much friendlier! We will go back, but I sure hope that server is gone!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This Roy's can show more care in the food. Not as tasty as other Roy's. We had many courses for lunch. Poke was bland. Best item was the rib appetizer.
Others, forgetable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was Christmas, so may have gotten the B team, but the service was terrible. Really felt like we got a busboy, as they didn’t know menu, food came at different times, and overall attentiveness was non-existent. Very disappointed with the overall experience, and particularly for the price.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Usually the food at this restaurant is very good and service is always excellent. However we were there for Christmas and maybe because it was busier than usual because of the holiday, the food was definitely not up to its usual standard. First we were told that there was only a very limited menu available and all was on a prix fixe basis. They were out of one of the appetizers we chose and we substituted cesar salad. The salad was basically a few pieces of romaine lettuce on a plate. Very disappointing. Another person in our group ordered one of the rolls that was offered as an appetizer. It didn't arrive until after the entree was served. Some of us had the butterfish which is usually moist and delicious. However on that night the fish arrived dried out as it had obviously been under the heat lamp too long. We were all disappointed with our dinners. And if it wasn't bad enough to be charged so much for substandard food when we went to pay partially with gift cards we had purchased we were told we couldn't use our Roy's gift cards. I'm not sure that's legal but didn't want to cause a scene on Christmas and argue with the server. Based on this experience I would no longer recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Sadly disappointing. We were there for Christmas Day dinner with the family. They were only serving a pre-fixe menu we didn’t know about. Didn’t say anything about on OpenTable when we made the reservation.

The service was really lackadaisical and slow. Food was served lukewarm and about 1/2 hour after they cleared the salads. They served a “torte” for dessert which was really a brownie from a mix. So gross and I really feel ripped off. Incredibly disappointing.

The dining room is beat up, the carpet is torn. Definitely do not recommend.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very disappointing for a Christmas Dinner!! Leilani was our waitress and she was quite good but the food (veggies and potato's were cold). I will not be returning as the food had very little taste and for the price there are other places that are much better!!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was outstanding, service was great but our server was a bit to busy. She forgot our table for quite sometime. The manager stepped up and helped out. And gave us a coupon for our next visit. Prices are comparable to others in the area. Thank you and I will be back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went for Christmas night dinner, and I should have known that it would only be a limited (and very expensive) menu due to the Holiday, but had I known about the prices in advance, I would have gone elsewhere... I have been to several Roy’s restaurants before and the food is always very good (especially their signature dish; Butterfish), and the service was better than normal here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

What a great Christmas Day celebration. I had a wonderfully prepared butterfish dish with bok choy. It was well prepared and paired with a wonderful oaky Chardonnay. The ambience and service were also top notch.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful Christmas luncheon! Perfect service and fabulous food made our holiday extra special! Would recommend this restaurant on any given day, but even more so for a holiday meal where the food is amazing and service was gracious and attentive. A MILLION STARS!

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had the Canoe for two, the Lobster Bisque and the Lobster Pot stickers to start, then several of the Entrees and they were all delicious, in fact it was hard to decide which ones to order. The service was great and they had a good wine list and one of us ordered the Roy's Mai Tai which was fabulous!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Enjoyed the food, service and hospitality. We will be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The seafood is fresh as ever. Prices are a bit much for small portions.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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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vip
 (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.

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