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Roy's Pasadena

1436 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(626) 356-4066
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris George
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Cross street
North El Molino Avenue
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Parking details
Valet Parking ($7) / Self Parking ($5) / Street parking
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Public transit
Located in front of our restaurant on Colorado Blvd.
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Gift Card
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

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.

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What 1436 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarkman (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Fresh and wonderful... Always great service and love coming here... were here for Valentines Day and my only wish was along with the special menu for the day, that there regular menu would have also been available. Mind you, the special menu was outstanding (4 course), but for 2 people, each with a 4 course meal... that is a ton of food, so would have liked to get one off that menu and then been able to add just an entree for the second meal so I would not have had to roll out of there...LOL. Thanks to Roys for a wonderful evening!

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Everything was spectacular, as usual. A great meal at a great value!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

My wife’s favorite restaurant, and mine too! Always a great experience at Roy’s. Can’t wait to come back.

vipSeafoodLover (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Donnelly, I have glowing reviews of this restaurant. However, this time we are there for Valentine's Day and honestly, it is about the worst day of the year a person can dine there. One, they crammed in a whole bunch more tables so they could get more people in there to eat. Then, they rushed us through our dinner at an alarming pace. As soon as we're done with the appetizer, they brought the next course and the next one and then finally the dessert, one literally right after the other with no rest in between. It was as if they're watching us which might explain why our food that was supposed to be hot was only warm. Oh, then the price fix menu that they had which we thought was just an option, was the only menu we could order off of. I had specifically called a few days before and asked about the price fix menu and if it could be shared which I was told no and because I'm a light eater I knew I would be able to eat all the food on that menu, so I said well then I guess I will just order off the appetizer menu to which I was told OK that would be fine. Well, there was no appetizer menu, only the price fix menu. The amount of money we had to pay was 3 to 4 times what we normally pay when we dine near because prior visits allow us to share whatever food we order. We could have said something to the manager with the time, but there so many people there, I knew they wouldn't listen to us. Part of me wanted to walk right out of the restaurant, but we were already seated and they were expecting us to order food and we did not want to say anything because of the crowd. In retrospect, we should have just left. And, to rub more salt into the wound, when we walked out, we saw people eating food on their table that was in fact not on the price fix menu. If this is only menu we were told that was being offered, then why were they eating food items that weren't on the menu? We are very come a very upset.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

As usual server very good and friendly and food was amazing
from presentation to that final glorious last taste. Only problem
with young lady seating us but assistant manager apologised.
We had gone here many time and will do so for many more
time and this was the only hiccup.

LarryT (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The ambiance was refreshing. The food was delicious and tasty. Recommend for date night, special occasions, quiet get away. The staff was very attentive.

AlanH (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Roy's is probably the best restaurant near to the Pasadena Playhouse, and we ate here pre-perfromance. Our server was sensitive to our timing issue, and he made sure that drinks and food arrived in keeping with our deadline. The sushi bento box and the chicken entree were fine, but our best success was dining on appetizers: two of us split the Canoe for Two, which including samples of four signature dishes, and three of us split the calamari fritti. I also ordered the pork taco appetizer -- three delicious smallish tacos, but more food than we needed. I don't think I'd come here if I weren't heading to the Playhouse, but it's a great choice for pre-theater.

5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderful service and food, and friendly/welcoming atmosphere and vibe. Server was attentive/knowledgeable and special kudos to Manager Debbie U who checked on our table several times. Very personable and friendly. She's a great manager and ambassador for Roy's.

viptrustor (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The service and customer service was outstanding. The level of care shown for the patrons of Roys in Pasadena was above and beyond. The food was fresh and flavorful. There were many different options to entice all kinds of different pallets. Can't wait to go again!

vipSebe (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Disappointing! Have had much better poke other places. Not enough fish, grilled not sauced, on the menu.

vipjoyous (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

They forgot birthday/anniversary acknowledgement even though I also mentioned it to the reception person as well

We had 2 desserts and not even a candle

5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Our first time to Roys was a deep disappointment but the location in Pasadena blew us away
Everything from the service to food and to the whole thing...
Done right

winendine (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebrated my wife’s birthday with our family. Everyone enjoyed the meals they ordered from the delicious appetizers to the lobster, shrimp, scallops, bacon wrapped pork chop, filet mignon, pan roasted chicken and their special 34 Oz. Tomahawk steak w/ loaded mash potato cakes and grilled veggies. The glass of Cabernet Sauvignon paired well with Tomahawk steak my son and I shared.

Food4thought (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Totally great dinner and eating experience. Roy’s used to print a special menu for special occasions, but that seems to have stopped. They also take a picture of you at the end, and used to put it into a small frame - that seems to have stopped also. But food and service are still as good as always. We’ll be back, though may look for other options for special occasions.

Elle (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Roy's was just ok. The menu items were not impressive when they arrived. This place had a fair amount of hype but did not deliver. The business clients was not impressed with their order either. I would recommend going somewhere else for the money spent here. The waiter staff was friendly though.