Permanently Closed - Roy's Tampa

4.1
1858 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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 Tampa located directly across from the International Mall and features a lively exhibition kitchen as well as two wonderfully appointed private dining rooms. Guests can also choose to watch their dinner and sushi being made up close at our chef’s counter.
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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There closed ☹️

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Roy's Tampa! Please reopen SOON! Everything was amazing, had the Chilean Sea Bass with spinach and potatoes, and the delicious lobster potstickers. The cake we brought in was handled perfectly and our party of nine had a lovely memorable night. Thank you

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JerryC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While a chain, this is one of my favorite restaurants because of the consistency of great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The filet was marvelous. However, weren't aware there would be a fixed menu. (In fairness, it was Valentines Day). But the options did not include our favorites. We especially missed the chocolate lava cake. Service was good,although a cocktail was forgotten. The price was a little too expensive for the options given.

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LoriH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Was disappointed in the food. It wasn’t horrible but it didn’t stand out. The meat was pretty good but everything else extremely mediocre. Walked out paying $300 for two people on Valentine’s Day. For that price, the food did NOT match up. Will not be returning. The couple who joined us agreed.

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JeffreyG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Our dinner was no the greatest. The steak was cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes were good. The vegetables were soggy, the salad was just so so, but the red velvet cake was delicious! The waitress was good, very attentive and really knew her menu, etc. We had no idea that Roy's would be closing today 2/16/20, but found out later on from a friend on Facebook. We are sorry to see it go, although it is VERY expensive and no really worth the $300.00 bill we had.

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uab1991
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Drinks were wonderful. A perfect old fashioned! The food was very good but a bit salty. The steak, however, was perfectly prepared.

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LocalLove
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary. The food was tasty and portioned perfectly! We were sad to hear is would be closing soon as this was the first time either of us had been to the restaurant. Great food and service made our evening perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Did not know the place was closing in a week. Out if most good and even draft beers.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Wow... everything was much worse than it used to be. They were out of two items we ordered, the food was average at best, and the service was subpar (we did our own refills of wine and sparking water the whole night!) really disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary (10 years together 3 years marred) it was great!!!!

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vipCwilsey
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

THEY ARE CLOSING THIS LOCATION SOON??Met friends for dinner. Met at the bar first for a beverage which several drinks we ordered they could not accommodate because they will be closing this location therefore they are not restocking the bar.

We were seated for dinner. Seats comfortable but loud. Ordered Caesar and filet. Caesar lacked dressing and filet was smothered with a brown sauce that over powered the meat.

Wish it was better but felt we paid too much for what we got.

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EdwardO
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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AlejandroB
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great venue for my wife birthday celebration. Food was outstanding and service was superb. Chilean sea bass is recommended

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vipsamuel1911
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was sad to here they were closing. They have great food, drinks and great service.

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vipKenH
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. Pricey. Sorry their closing.

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vipsusieq
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Roy's for years. Roy's has always been our favorite restaurant! We are surprised and saddened to find out it is closing after Valentine's day. Good bye Tampa Roy's, we will miss you.

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WmTee
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Server just seemed forgetful and generally unaware

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GInaG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was good salad not enough dressing and flavor on short rib could have had more flavor throughout but that’s just personal taste

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Brent
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a shame that this location is going out of business. We’ve always frequented Roy’s for special occasions so it will be missed. Hopefully a new Tampa location will open up in the future so we can continue to experience what makes this restaurant truly special.

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vipJohnK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served in a delightful atmosphere by a very professional wait staff.

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StanK
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This is usually our go-to fine dining location but on this occasion missed the mark. The scalloped potatoes were burnt, and the waitress offered to redo the order, but added that that is how they are normally cooked. The filet didn't have the usual exceptional flavor. (It was kind of "mealy". Spring rolls were bland, and the carrot served with the shellfish sampler had an unpleasant favor. We love Roy's and have had many terrific meals there, but this one was not one of them.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Chilean sea bass. Very good!!!

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vipLarryS
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always exceptional and the service was excellent. However the noise level is most often too noisy to have a conversation.

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viprose
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to have the surf and turf. The food was delicious. The chocolate soufflé was superb. Our waiter Keith is very attentive to our needs.

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vipVyctorya
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary dinner. They congratulated us, but no flower, no candle no complimentary champagne or dessert.
Ambience & service has deteriorated over the 10 years we’ve even dining there. Still excellent food & mojitos.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and delicious

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Linda
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were celebrating a birthday and a new job. We weren't really able to talk among the five of us due to all of the noise. We were seated near the bar and there were young children running around screaming. We started off with a very personable, efficient female server. However, with no explanation or introduction, a male server took over. This affected our entire evening, things went downhill quickly from there. We will not be going back.

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ChericeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a fun experience. The food was quite good and the service was impressive. Liz, the bartender and Abby, our server were both exceptional!

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Disneyfan4fr
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my wife and I's favorite places. Usually for special occasions because it is a pricier restaurant, but worth it. Sushi is delicious. I almost always get the butterfish, and my wife often does the special. We've never been disappointed and the waitstaff is phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service is always outstanding at this location, and it keeps me coming back hoping everything else will be on par. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre, and expensive. I attempted to use an email special, but it didn’t automatically deduct discount, so I lost out on $25.00 (I was under the impression if you reserved from the email, you got the discount. Not the case). The fish was too salty, and three of us ordered this dish (so I know it wasn’t just me). Anyway, the salad was amazing (mowie wowie) and kept part of the meal satisfying.

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G8R4EVR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We love Roy's, but this particular time we were s eated next to two men who were talking loudly. One of the men dropped the F bomb in almost every sentence he spoke. He was like a little boy who just found out it was a bad word so he had to use it repeatedly. Many servers walked by so someone had to have heard him. Very disappointed no one reported it to the manager so he/she could have spoken to this guy. No one wants to spend over $100 for dinner and listen to some sophomoric guy cuss the entire time.

After dinner I approached the man and asked for his business card, which he said he did not have and asked if he was too loud. I replied loudness was not the issue, but his vulgarity was. He quickly apologized and our conversation was not at all contentious. He asked if he could make retribution in some way, but I said that was not necessary. Instead, I asked him to just consider those within hearing distance of his conversations next time he was in a nice restaurant.

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vipBlazer777
New England
24 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food.

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DouglasD
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rey good experience - pace of the meal was perfect (faster than usual - which in the past has been too slow). Looked like new manager - server was excellent even though she was busy / stretched to the limit.

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ChrisL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The butterfish was outstanding as was the whole meal except the new year's eve dessert selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your Monday night special is fantastic - I couldn’t believe the place wasn’t packed!

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ChipE
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience, this is a regular stop.

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TomB
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Roy's is my favorite restaurant and we go there whenever possible. At this visit the salmon was not cooked and the waitress offered to return it but we were already being served the dessert. The appetizer and salad were excellent as well as the dessert but the entree was less than expected.

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tracyv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was Great, Keith was our server.

Food was good except one of the shrimp i got from sis tasted spoilt, I spat it out, she said rest was ok. All the other dishes were delish ,lobster sushi, mash potatoes, crab fried rice,short ribs, spare ribs. soufle/ pineapple upside cake.

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Permanently Closed - Roy's Tampa is rated 4.1 stars by 1858 OpenTable diners.