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Roy's Pasadena

4.4
1491 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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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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 1491 People Are Saying
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Loved the pineapple upside-down cake!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent services. Manager was very professional.
This was our third time visiting Roy’s and foods are always good.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food is mediocre and over priced - fire alarm went off for nearly 10 minutes - apologies but no discount or desert offered - food was really neither tasty nor very creative. Disappointing!! Staff were largely on show-up.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food was less than mediocre. Towards the end our our meal the fire alarm went off. It lasted for a solid 10 minutes. The sound was unbearable. Though they said in the end that it was a child who pulled the alarm, many staff from the restaurant shared with us that they share an alarm system with the neighboring restaurants and so this was a normal occurrence. Honestly, we were there for a special occasion and the alarm was just terrible.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Dinner with friends from Japan who loved it.

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2.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The scallops were very under cooked, the ahi tuna was well done (I asked that it not be cold on the inside), I had to request my glass of wine two times, I asked for extra sauce for the Ahi, the cook had made the sauce so spicy (wasabi) that I couldn't finish my fish. And I like my food spicy. Overall, the 4 of us left hungry, which never happens at a restaurant. Very small portions. Won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Always love their food and awesome service. Love going there for all of our family's special occasions. Thank you Roy's! Will keep coming back! :)

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Good experience overall. Food and wine were excellent. Service very good. Our family had a wonderful Mother’s Day dinner.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was good, but we were dissatisfied with the time we waited for our meal which was over an hour. Our water was also not filled for quite awhile. We had the flag someone down

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Overall, everything was great. There was a minor issue when it came time to pay, but it got resolved and we had an amazing meal. A little expensive, but worth it since it was our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

birthday! so special

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday. Roy's had a personalized greeting for the birthday person, plus a cupcake-shaped piece of key lime pie topped with whipped cream and raspberries, with "happy birthday" written on the plate in chocolate. A big hit!
We dined from the Pasadena Restaurant Week menu this time and found both presentation and food terrific.
We've been here numerous times, and always had wonderful food, excellent service, and a very enjoyable time.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food was excellent. great presentation and cooked exactly to order. The further into your meal, the slower and less attentive the service. The price to value is average.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Nice restaurant with an interesting menu nice accomodations

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was good but the cod portion itself was small. Although they made it up with lots of veggies and a big triangle piece of sushi rice. Drinks were average. We have to send 1 cocktail back but the waitress gladly replaced it. Our one complaint was the prices on the main courses are high compare to the same or even higher grade restaurants in the area. We had 2 main courses (short ribs and black cod) 1 appetizer and 2 drinks our bill was $170. That $30 off coupon in the mail sure tricked us :D

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Very reliable. One gets the feeling of being welcome. There is a nice variety of food offerings and the food is tasty, well presented and good tasting.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The butterfish was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We always enjoy dining at Roy's and on this occasion we were celebrating a friend's birthday. The menu has changed since the last time we've come to Roy's and everything was, as always, delicious and attractive to the eye. The tempura shrimp was especially delicious. 2 in our party decided to order a few appetizers for their dinner instead of an entree and it turned out portions were large and generous. 2 people chose the fixed menu and they as well were cooked perfectly and were good portions. Service was excellent and server was very knowledgeable. We never fail to have a great time at Roy's.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Celebrated our 25 year Anniversary and Roys made it a very Special occasion.

Thank you !

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We always dine here the food and place is great but our service the last time we ate was so terrible ! Waiter took order without introducing herself and not mentioning any special , the food took so long and when it arrived just drop it without a word never came back and ask if we need anything we constantly have to ask other staff to call our waiter ! Such a terrible service ! I should have taken her name !

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

‘Pretty much perfect! I get together with a friend every month, for dinner. We usually come to Roy’s Pasadena because we love the food and the service ... Always top notch!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Everyone was great. My mom loved the card, photo and birthday cake.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food and service is exceptionally excellent. The ambiance of being in a Hawaiian style restaurant is good, and the Hawaiian style food is a good change from the typical American or Mexican meals that you normally have.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was amazing and the service was excellent! Thank you for a great evening!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Went to Roy’s at the last minute tonight and had the beat time. Haven’t been there in sometime and now I feel like I was missing out on some delicious meals 😢

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We go here often, this time service and food was not up to par.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Dry, bland, tasteless, mediocre food w exorbitant prices. Would not return.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food is OK but not great, price is
Expensive . Service was good.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Although we go here a lot, we used the Gilt City voucher this time & the waitress was like meh to us the whole time. We had to ask like 3-4 times for the same thing. I really like this restaurant in general so hate to say this time didn’t make the cut. We will probably go back & hope we don’t get her again.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Solid consistency in food. Butter fish is always a must for us, however not on limited lunch menu. The lunch menu is more reasonable. The dinner menu is more expansive and features a variety of different menu item. Fish portions are not especially generous but very tasty with a melt in your mouth texture. Service generally excellent. The atmosphere is quiet and good for having conversations over a meal. Some dessert items require advance notice so be sure to ask when ordering. The negatives, no bread provided before the meal so unless appetizers, you sip your drinks until the meal comes. Also no validated parking so add about $12 plus to the meal. There is valet but there is a wait as I think they take the cars to the self park lot anyway. Valet is $10, so with tip probably about the same cost as self park. Only issue is we waited about 10 minutes with no one there - so went self park.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food took a while to arrive, about 45 miuntes. Less salty than my previous experience about 9 months ago. Came here this time around with my two children to celebrate my husband's birthday & because we received a $100 gift card and wanted to give Roy's another chance. Ambience was quiet because we came on a Monday. Overall, I give it a 4 stars.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great seating space for privacy. Recognized my allergies in advance and offered to cook separately without risking cross contamination. Valet convenient but very slow. Experienced server and food well prepared and plated. Not a steakhouse leaning to seafood and combos.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Awesome place! Good food good service!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My family and I went to Roy's to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday during a Sunday lunch. Expecting to have the full menu available, there was only a limit lunch menu which was not very good and uneventful. The lunch meals they offered came with small portion soup, salad, entrée, and plastic packaged cookies!...Presentation was horrible for Roy's!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is a great place for a date night or bar scene. The food is phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We treated ourselves on our 48th anniversary by going to Roy’s. We had eaten lunch there last summer and were impressed with the food and service. Roy’s made sure we enjoyed our evening by acknowledging our anniversary when we arrived and escorting us to our reserved table. Lobster potstickers preceded our steak and lobster tail entree which were cooked to perfection. Complimentary dessert was served! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our son's favorite, he lives for the butterfish. We come whenever he is visiting.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Roy's is always a consistently good restuarant with quality food and great service. They never make you feel rushed and let you take your time. Food is always good.

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