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About Roy's Pasadena

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 Pasadena located in the heart of picturesque and historic Old Pasadena, featuring an inviting atmosphere showcasing an exhibition kitchen, spacious bar and lounge area, and patio dining.

641 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily at 11AM
Lunch 11AM - 4PM
Dinner 5PM - Close

Aloha Hours:
Early: Daily: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Late: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
North El Molino Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(626) 356-4066

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

Parking Details:
Valet Parking ($7) / Self Parking ($5) / Street parking

Public Transit:
Located in front of our restaurant on Colorado Blvd.

Executive Chef:
Chris George

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

Roy’s Pasadena offers two beautiful private dining rooms featuring contemporary Asian furnishings and original Hawaiian art and an outdoor lanai perfect for a cocktail reception under the stars. All rooms accommodate parties up to 40 people and when opened can accommodate up to 80.

Roy's Pasadena Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Birthdays (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Romantic (20)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Casual (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Healthy (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Roy's is a chain rest. throughout S. CA. Food is always good, but at this particular location we had very average to below average service from our waiter. Since this was a weekday lunch mtg, our waiter took a long time taking our order, and then an exceptionally long time waiting for our bill.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

This is my selection for special occasion meals, which I schedule as frequently as possible. Always leave here feeling good about my experience and the very tasty fare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We love this place and usually go here before going to the movies. Everybody is very friendly and attentive, the food is always prepared well, and there are always new items and combinations to choose from. It is not cheap, but it is quality in a comfortable setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Roys constantly delivers high quality cuisine and the service is always impeccable. The servers go out of their way to give the upmost level of service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food and service is always outstanding.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

This was unquestionably the worst Roy's we have ever visited. It was extremely noisy with kids running everywhere, the food was overcooked and the macadamia encrusted mahi mahi, their
specialty, was crusted with something other than macadamia nuts ( i.e. an unknown breading). If this had been our first experience at Roy's, it would have been our last and will
be going forward. I would avoid this location and consider avoiding Roy's, in general, based on
this awful experience. Thank you. RAB

Tags: Disabled Access
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waiter spilled wine all over one of us, didn't offer to replace we had to ask. They overcharged us twice, had to get bill fix both times. Not what I'm used to from Roy's

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a special 3 Course meal of chicken egg rolls, salad, wagyu burger or ahi tuna and chocolate flourless cake which was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have enjoyed Roys but this time was a disappointment. Two meals were over cooked one was requested rare and came medium unfortunate
The salad dressing was too acidic. Actually I usually ask for vinegar to add to salads but this was even too acidic for me
We had three people and the waitress assumed the third person wanted the appetizer the others ordered. The waitress forgot to get the third persons desert order so we had to flag her down. The item was ordered late and then when we are tired of waiting and ready to leave she brings the desert.
All in all disappointing. Also very noisy and a young kid at the next table jumped off chairs and was very annoying. A restaurant can’t control everything but I would think the risk of litigation if the kid fell would encourage the wise hostess or waitress to politely ask that the running and jumping off chairs stop. We were also seated right under a cold air draft so we shivered

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Always a treat.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Moms birthday and they made it very special.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service, knowledgeable, friendly, great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The restaurant was very smoky - kitchen smoke. Our clothes were stinky after the dinner and our eyes were burning.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always great food and great service. Kenneth took care of my family once again, and made extra effort to make sure my kids were happy with dinner. I was a little surprised we had to wait despite having a reservation. Otherwise, Thanksgiving at Roys was excellent. We may do it again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went there for thanksgiving and the portions were very small for the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always delicious amd great service. Kristin took great care of us as has Dylan on prior visits

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our family got together at Roy's for dinner and were lucky enough to secure a pvt room. The 10 of us ordered the canoe appetizers and enjoyed a variety of entrees including the Tomahawk ribeye which was delicious. My only complaint was the misoyaki black cod which was much darker in color than usual and must've been soaked too long in the misoyaki sauce as it was quite strong. Otherwise, our waiter, Carl was very attentive and we had a great time!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service and consistently good food. We have been coming to Roy’s for years for the happy hour but just started coming for brunch, the Bacon (Pork Belly) and eggs is great and is my go to every time. The staff is accommodating and always friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and service. Ordered the pre fixed menu from Groupon that was really good. But next time I come back I think I will order from The regular menu instead for more choices.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

After reading the reviews for Roy's Restaurant, I was slightly disappointed in the quality of food. The small portions and taste of the $41 Misoyaki Butterfish, which is actually an Alaskan Black Cod, was just okay. Although the fish was cooked to perfection, there was nothing special about the way it tasted. You can basically get the same quality Miso Black Cod at Kabuki Restaurant for more than half the cost. Instead of the Misoyaki preparation, I think that a prestigious restaurant like Roy's Restaurant should upgrade the preparation to a kasuzuke prepared black cod. As far as I know, the only restaurants that prepare fish in this manner are all in Seattle, WA. Doing this can separate Roy's Restaurant from the commonality of miso prepared fish. Even though Roy Yamaguchi is no longer associated with the restaurant with his name, I'm sure he would know this method of preparation. The aloha roll was okay for me but too spicy for my wife's taste. The highlight food item was the sunrise roll which is a tempura crusted ahi roll wrapped in seaweed. A clever technique was used to get a crunchy texture on the outside of the seaweed wrap by blowtorching the tempura batter on the outside of the seaweed. Although our dinner was at 5:15 pm, they were already out of the peach cobbler. The chocolate soufflé was underwhelming. It lacked the usual puffiness of a properly prepared soufflé. Hence, it was a lowrise soufflé which tasted okay, with a thicker consistency than the chocolate soufflés that I've tasted before. The service from Aly was excellent! She was expedient, attentive for my special needs and accommodating for suggestions. The ambiance was quiet and classy and the restaurant staff was efficient, helpful and friendly.
My overall rating for this restaurant on a scale of 1 - 5 is 3.75.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was flavorful, but the lunch menu was kind of small.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Underwhelming food ridiculously overpriced. Quantity does not make up quality.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We went in on a Monday night. They run a Sunday/Monday price fixe menu. It is an exceptional value. It is all of the same portion sizes as their regular entrees. We had so much food we each took food home. Two people, one drink each, appetizer, entree and dessert for slightly over $100.00. I would highly recommend Roy's during their Sunday/Monday promotion.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food is always fantastic! Service was great! I love the short ribs, lobster bisque, wedge salad and chocolate souffle.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We love this restaurant! My husband and I came for our anniversary and as usual, Roy's did not disappoint. The service and food were excellent and they have great drinks. I can honestly say that the staff went out of their way to make our night special.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We enjoyed another great meal at Roy’s. Malachi was our server. He was pleasant, efficient, timed out meal perfectly and his food suggestions were spot on. We enjoyed the lobster potstickers, Caesar salad. Jumbo Tiger Prawns, Scallops and Butterfish. All delicious and perfectly cooked.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wanted to meet a friend after work at a please that would not be pretentious but somewhat special. Filled the bill.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Every year my dear friend and I celebrate lunch for our joint birthdays. I had experienced a great birthday celebration years before at dinner, but since Roy's is now open for lunch, it was our choice. When we were seated, there was a birthday card with a nice sentiment on the table, surrounded by baby orchids. I enjoyed a delicious Mai Tai, my friend something not as exciting. (OK, I'll tell you, light beer over ice--she loved it.) We were crazy about our appetizers, lobster potstickers in a wonderful sauce. For our entrees we were again in accord with the short rib plate. This included a tasty miso soup with tofu, but more importantly, great flavored mushrooms. Also on the plate was a salad, and then the generous portion of short rib meat over pineapple fried rice. The fourth section of the divided platter had fresh-made cookies with white chocolate and, I believe, macadamia nuts. Yum! although I took mine home for later as we were surprised with desserts on an oblong plate with burning candles and "Happy Birthday" scripted in chocolate. We were pleased to discover that the dessert was Key Lime pie, which didn't look like any I had tried before. This would not usually be my choice, but Roy's version is absolutely delicious. It took us a minute or so to figure out what we were tasting as it is not the usual gelatinous green, very tart rendition. More like maybe a cheesecake with the right flavor, but not so strong as to make your jaws clench (my usual experience). We loved it. The special treatment was not done yet, pictures were taken of us, with each of us receiving a copy to memorialize this fabulous birthday lunch. When my friend and I are able to meet, we enjoy extremely leisurely lunches. We did not feel any impatience or the least bit hurried although being the first ones in and the last ones out. This is not always the case. Also, the tab was quite reasonable. I can assure you that this will be my go-to place for any special occasion meals in the future

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We are a fan of Roy's. They never disappoint us. Love coming herr for all our special occasions. Thanks for the outstanding service and food.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great, fun restaurant--with delicious food. Awesome service with very personal attention. We always enjoy coming here!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food. waitstaff very knowledgeable and outstanding. Great energy 😀. Accommodated my wife's allergies without any complications.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Roy's remains one of our favorite places to eat. The service is good from the moment we walk in the door , our server Kenny was great and the dinner was delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food sounded good and original on the menu, but was off-tasting, overly salty, and not worth the price. The service was very slow, and it took nearly 30 minutes for the waiter to pick up the bill and credit card at the end. We agreed that we will not return.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

As usual, food and service were outstanding.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fantastic high end restaurant, appropriate for the entire family. Loved the service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Had a great time.
Good food.
Excellent service.
Dessert was yummy.
Wine was good.
Would recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had the filet mignon and rib eye which were perfect flavored and cooked medium rare with asparagus and carrots. Went took advantage of the free lobster tails were were also great. Finished with their fantastic chocolate lava cake

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our server was amazing, very knowledgeable about all the food. We had a variety of food...sushi, potstickers and fish entree it was all delicious and the martinis were spot on. I’ve eaten here several times and food, service and cocktails have always been consistent. And even though it’s on the pricer side it’s all well worth the money.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I usually love the servers but we got a bad one. He wasn't around much at all. When I asked for a cocktail recommendation he stated, "wellco don't know because I don't drink cocktails with dinner" then I had to interrogate him to find out what drinks they had! He should learn the appropriate time to give an opinion and when to just answer a simple question.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Celebrated wedding anniversary
The food was amazing and the service was exceptional

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