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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

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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Romantic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Fun (5)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Organic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Our lunch to celebrate 2 college graduates was wonderful. We started with appetizers (lobster potstickers, tasty ribs, and edamame) and cocktails. One of our guests decided to have 2 of the tasty rib appetizers as her lunch, 2 other guests ordered from the lunch menus (noodles & short ribs plate) and 1 guest wanted the butterfish dinner meal which the Chief accommodated upon our request. We finished off with dessert and a cappucino. Each of our plates were presented beautifully and tasted even better. Our server, Kathleen, was a delight and met all of our service needs. She recognized us from previous visits & acknowledged us. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals, our celebration and visit. Roy's is just a fantastic restaurant serving quality food and service.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Consistently one of the best in the Roy’s chain in regards to the food quality. Service always good. Can be a bit noisy, but it’s a popular place. Recommended.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is our go to place for special occasions. We always leave feeling satisfied and well attended to.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

A real gem in Pasadena. Old-world class and service with great quality food and original flavors. Puts a lot of the newer fancy-pants restaurants that have opened up with all the same kind of food to shame! They treat you like family, royal family. :) Thanks Roy's.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had another great time at Roy’s! Food, service, and ambiance were fabulous. The thing that we noticed differently was when we had our leftovers packed up. We noticed a regular plastic bag was given instead of either no bag at all (no problem there) or a paper bag that we have known to be used in all the times we have been to Roy’s. Other than that Roy’s is always a great place to dine in. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Casual, Seasonal
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great place for a nice family celebration dinner. The service was awesome.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

All around excellent establishment. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I’ve always loved Roy’s and have had great experiences here. This New Year’s Eve dinner was not very good however.
The service was poor and slow. Not the usual top notch service. And we went early so it wasn’t that busy.
The food was not very good. I always get the butterflish, which is always amazing. It was actually fishy. I couldn’t eat it.
The appetizer, I was told was not spicy. I spent the next half hour In hell from the spiciness.
The soup and salad were good and dessert was quite nice.
Very surprising that it wasn’t spectacular for nye. Especially for that price.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Servive and food was very good. The manager came to the table to make sure everything was excellent. I really appreciate that effort. The food was delicious. I had the wedge salad and the short ribs. Yummy! The upside down pineapple was great too. I enjoyed the Bell Gloss Pinot Noir.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The hostess did not credit my open table reservation - not happy about that

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The good news first: the service was great. Very attentive staff.

And, now for the bad news: the food is just nothing to get excited over. I ordered the filet mignon and shrimp. The think steak that I received was seasoned well but definitely NOT a filet mignon! The shrimp were large but overcooked - rubbery - with almost no flavor at all. The mashed potatoes were ok - not good or bad. The vegetables were overcooked and mushy. We ordered a couple of their chocolate "souffles" which, after much anticipation were hugely disappointing. The "souffle" is not a souffle at all but, rather, a chocolate lava cake. And, as chocolate lava cakes go, this one wasn't even very good. I've had better at Chili's.

So, all in all, Roy's is not worth the price. It's sad when a restaurant that claims to be "fine dining" serves food that is worse than what you'd see at a restaurant like Sizzler!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I really wanted to love this place.
Service was good, from host to server; but wasn’t wow’d by the food.
I ordered the pork chop and there was bone fragments all throughout the chop, that was disappointing.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our waiter Scott and the staff was very friendly and attentive. They sat us promptly in the dining area.
Unfortunately all our steaks at the table were over cooked and they ran out of one of the desserts that was requested. This may be because it was on Christmas and the kitchen is pushing out food differently for a full capacity dining room vs. a normal day.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was great ! Food was very good ! Our waiter was excellent so nice attentive and well knowledgeable of the menu and drinks ! Made a great night out so fun and enjoyable !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I had not been to this location for at least 5-6 years and before that it had been about 15 years when I went to a location in downtown L.A. It seems that over time Roy's has gone a slow decline from being a true destination for top notch seafood to more of "Red Lobster" type location. I thought the staff was good and the food was decent, but it is just not what I remember from years back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, great service as always! We went for my brother's birthday, and had a great family time.

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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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