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Roy's Sarasota

431 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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For a change from the normal dining options, pay a visit to Roy's in Sarasota. Founder Roy Yamaguchi opened his first Roy's restaurant in 1988 and twenty one other locations throughout the United States followed. Winner of the famed James Beard award, Roy wanted to create a unique type of cuisine deemed "Hawaiian Fusion." The combination of a unique style of cuisine, great service and a relaxed atmosphere are what sets Roy's apart from other restaurants.

The Hawaiian Fusion menu at Roy's offers a wide array of choices. Everyone can find something they will enjoy whether it be blackened island ahi, Thai style chicken or braised short ribs. Match it with sides like broccolini or lump crab fried rice to complete your meal. The chefs at each Roy's location also create menu items specific to what is locally and seasonally fresh in that area.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Open Everyday at 4PM
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
Dinner 5PM - Close
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Phone number
(941) 952-0109
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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
Carl Bertka
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Private party facilities
From elegant chef inspired private luncheons, to cocktail receptions, to four course dinners and all inclusive packages, Roy’s Sarasota is the perfect destination to plan a seamless and memorable business or social event with ease.
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Private party contact
Tara O'Neill: (855) 657-0010
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Roy's offers world class off premise catering. Whether you are looking for food only or complete event execution, our chef and private dining manager will ensure a memorable and seamless event!
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Cross street
South Tamiami Trail
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Parking details
Plenty of self-park
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Special events & promotions
THEMED PARTIES: If you are looking for something extraordinary, please inquire about our interactive sushi rolling and champagne parties, wine and beer dinners, and dessert parties!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 431 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaryleP (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

We had gone to the Roy's in Sarasota in the past, because we enjoyed what the chef created, even though we work less than 1/2 miles from the Tampa Roy's. We were disappointed to see the very limited choices of seafood; only four different fish available, and none of them interesting or out of the ordinary.
We had come to expect an exciting and different experience from Roy's, but it seems it has become just like other chain restaurants; satisfactory, but expected, and frankly, uninteresting.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

We had a great waiter. Didn't care for the Mai tai, the liquor was not great, nor did we care for the Hawaiian martini. The ahi was great.

Roncul (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on April 27, 2016

I thought they offered more sushi, there were only three items on the menu, and one of them wasn't even fish. But my salmon was delicious! What detracted from the experience was the man dragging big bags of garbage out the front door as we were leaving.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

The protions are very small, though and menu items are pricey. They only have tables in the main dining room, as well.

vipFair (New England)
3.0  Dined on April 21, 2016

Roy's is known for is consistent food, this location doesn't live up to that. Very pleasant staff but food quality is far below what is expected from Roya.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

Went on a Saturday night. Service was very good, almost too much. Food was way over priced, and very salty. Brought up to server and she got my wife some rice to replace the potatoes. Portions small for the price as well. Will not return.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on April 13, 2016

The food was great - not the same menu as in Hawaii, but we all enjoyed our meals. Excellent service, too. A little pricey.

shadow (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Very good food and outstanding service, great place for a special occasion as it is pricey.

hoppy (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on April 8, 2016

Unfortunately this visit was not up to the usual standards I have come to expect at Roy's

vipdisillusioned (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

Food was extraordinary

vipFrankReviewer (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on March 29, 2016

Pretty weak in all facets.

vipsrq2 (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on March 18, 2016

Have been going to Roy's for years. The fish dinner all three of us ate was by far the
best meal we have had there.

vipPatO (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on March 16, 2016

Very good tuna.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

the steaks were prime tasting not the usual choice meat found in other restaurants. The service was prompt and all requests honored. We asked forno sauce and got what we asked for.

rick (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 11, 2016

Been to several Roy's locations . The seafood is always well prepared with nice presentations . If you are entertaining or trying to impress , Roy's is a dependable option