About Roy's Tampa

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.

4342 Boy Scout Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Open Mon-Fri for Lunch 11AM

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:
N Manhattan Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 873-7697

Website:
http://www.roysrestaurant.com/

Catering:
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!

Parking Details:
Self parking & complimentary valet available

Executive Chef:
Adam Hyatt

Additional:
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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Roy's Tampa offers elegant private and semi-private dining options for groups ranging in sizes from 10-225 for both lunch and dinner. We offer customizable pre-fixe menus which offer multiple courses, and a diverse selection of entrees sure to please the palattes of your guests! Whether you are looking to host a cocktail reception, luncheon, all day meeting, or elegant dinner... Roy's Tampa is the perfect complement to any occasion.

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!

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Private Dining

Known for our Pacific Rim Cuisine, our vast array of unique, seasonal menus are sure to please even the most discerning guests. Roy's contemporary Asian furnishings and original Hawaiian artwork provides the perfect backdrop for your next event of 10 to 250 guests. Full buyout also available.

Roy's Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (23)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Romantic (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Healthy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Casual (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 hours ago

Good quality food. Nice selection. Professional service

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Came for our Anniversary dinner - Arrived and the hostess did not mention the special occasion nor was the special placard at our table recognizing the day (though notated on Reservation and the place was 1/2 empty) We asked the hostess for black napkins as we both had on dark pants - she said we only have white - we then asked the Bus-boy for dark napkins and he immediately brought us black ones to the table - I saw on the menu there was a “Seasonal Poke” so inquired with the waiter what was in it - He proceeded to tell me what Poke is - I said I knew that but wondered what was specific about the “Seasonal” - he didn’t know and said it was the standard offering - When our meal arrived we were swarmed with 6-10 gnats/ fruit flies - which was kind of disgusting (as we were inside seating at booth by windows) - I asked the waiter for soy sauce to accompany our rice - never got it - Requested it from the Bus-Boy and he brought it right away

— Overall not a great evening - food was good but service left a lot to be desired - except for our Bus-Boy/Assistant who should earn 5 Stars

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome experience, really good food

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Always an excellent evening. Food is excellent as is the service. Ingredients always fresh and delicious and creatively prepared.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

LOVED ROY'S IN HAWAII, AND LOVE ROY'S IN TAMPA. GREAT ATTENTIVE SERVICE, AND WOULD RETURN AGAIN. JUNE H. (CAMP HILL,PA.)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a terrible experience. Fruit flies were buzzing our table throughout our meal. We mentioned it to the manager only to be told they were working on it. Nothing was offered for our troubles- very disappointing. We will not be back

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

It was my bff 53rd bday. We had purchased the Groupon for 4 ppl on the 3 course prix fixe menu then 2 of us ordered off regular menu and wines etc. they never blinked an eye that we had purchased Groupon and were slightly complicated with the billing.
There wine list is extensive and beautiful. Food was fantastic. Michael was our waiter and he was lovely and educated on his menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious meal!! Unbelievable service. You must have Szechuan ribs. A fabulous upscale chain with notable wine list.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything went wrong. Server was overloaded, food came before we could even select wine. Food was average and totally under seasoned. We paid only for the wines, but the evening for dinner part was a total bust.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Extremely dark in the restaurant. I could not read the menu without using a flashlight and I do not require glasses to read.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious meals well balanced combinations and a great bar. The butter fish with bock Choy Kim her and rice was wonderful.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A quiet place to have a private work conversation.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was our first visit to the restaurant and we were keen to experience a unique approach to fine dining. A couple of issues affected the evening:

Hot starters arrived at the same time as the cold amuse bouche, presenting the dilemma as to whether to eat our meal in the order presented on the menu or not.

The delicate taste of the lobster was overpowered by chillies

The main course was a white fish that arrived almost uncooked. We sent the dish back, were told that the steam oven had unintentionally been turned off, and on receipt of the repeat dish, found it too to be undercooked. I think everyone was surprised.

The staff were apologetic, and did their best to work around the problem and were clear that this was a one off, unfortunate incident.

The atmosphere was good, staff friendly but not so certain they understood the menu that well.

The restaurant has lots of potential so we'll be back in a couple of weeks to try it again.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was delicious as usual. Our party had a variety of dishes from the Ahi tuna cold plate, the Classic Sampler, to the short ribs, various vegetarian sushi rolls and the mac and cheese and finally the pineapple upside down cake and the souffle. EVERY single dish was prepared perfectly, all food came out timely and the flavors were delicious. The only ding was the server was nice but was a bit slow to get back to our table for the transitions such as checking on us after our main course came out and then taking coffee orders with our desert order. But a nice evening overall.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Had a great time like always! Food was awesome. Best calamari ever. Samantha was our waitress and she was amazing!!! Very kind and attentive :)

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The main course and dessert were excellent. The appetizers were a little bland. They also spelled my name wrong on both table cards even though I made the reservation online. The ambiance was perfect otherwise.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was top-notch. The menu is a bit expensive, but every dish that we had was very well done. Would be a great place for date night or any special occasion. There is no dress code strictly speaking, but it is not a casual place, but also not a stuffy black tie venue either. Would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great experience! Food, service and atmosphere were wonderful! Manager was also very attentive!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Frequent diner. Restaurant has leaky ceilings that drip on you when you walk in and flies that are all around you while trying to enjoy dinner and wine. They need to close for a weekend fix and repair or I am afraid it will cost them the entire business

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Based on the high prices the food can be fresher. It appeared and tasted like mass produced. The sauces are great but the fish lacked flavor. The lobster potstickers should be taken off the menu if lobster cannot be identified. Great lobster bisque. Portions are very decent.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our server, Rachel O, was very helpful in suggesting what to order. The food was great and received in good time. This was our first visit and we will visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Every facet of the evening at Roy's was fabulous. Even on a busy Friday night. From the valet to the hostess to our personal, yet effective and professional server, Roy's is second to none. Super great time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Tapas
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing experience!! The manager Megan was so accommodating, made sure we had a good time thru out our evening. Our little bride was so happy!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Thank you and always a great experience! We look forward to eating here for our events

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great place for a business lunch. Quiet, fast service and delicious!

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Not too many customers, which was fine for a business lunch.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service and food

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Not the same as it used to be. Food wasn’t hot and the appetizers were not as good. I think they sold the restaurant to a different owner. Loved the restaurant before.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful server and manager. Food came out late, but the Brussel sprouts made up for it. They were so good!!! Cooked perfectly;) thank you to the chef who took this order! I love the Caymus wine here as well. This wine is hard to find.. most restaurants do not carry this.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Roy's had great reviews and it lived up to all of them. We had the Canoe for Two to start. My favorite was the Szechuan Ribs. We then had the Classic Four entree. The butterfish was divine.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Enjoyed it as always. Waiter Matt was great!!! Food choices varied and specials are good value

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Took my wife here for her birthday. The food and service was excellent. However, I was somewhat surprised, as the prices seemed to have gone up substantially since the few times we were here in the past. I could be wrong, but I don't recall seeing entrees in excess of $45 before. We had two drinks, shared salad and appetizer and entrees .. which approached $165 before gratuities. We were provided a molten-lava cake (did not request it), that I assumed was complimentary. Although, I didn't notice it on the bill, we were charged for it. Going forward, we will most likely only come here if there are special incentives. We love to dine out for special occasions, but we will scrutinizing value before returning here again.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lakanilau roll, Butterfish, Pineapple upside down ... Repeat please!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We just dined at Roy's on Sunday. The food and service was excellent as usual. We had a wonderful sushi roll and a shrimp style salad for appetizers. For dinner my wife had the salmon and I had the roast chicken and shrimp combination. Both entrees were well prepared and very flavorful. For dessert we had the pineapple upside down cake which is made to order. This restaurant is pricey, but the service and food is very good. I recommend it for a very nice dinner.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was horrible. It took us 2 hours to eat. From time we placed order to leaving 2 hrs 11 min. Waiter was over booked and was not attentive. Food was sub par when it arrived. Very displeased with this evening and we eat here about once ev mo or two

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 6, 2017

issues with insects flying around.. no battender during lunch timr

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Roys is always top-notch. Interesting menu, nice ambiance and superb service are always to be expected. Good choice for every day dining up to special occasions.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Meh just not our thing. This is our 2nd time at a Roy's and we've confirmed its nothing special to us. We got the $59 deal on Travelzoo with one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert. We had chicken spring rolls which were pretty good, my husband had a burger with truffle fries which was just ok and fries had no truffle flavor, and I had the macadamia encrusted mahi which was the best part of the meal. Our dessert was a chocolate soufflé which was very good. We had one martini each which added $32 to our bill so with tip this "deal" ended up being expensive for the quality of food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We always enjoy our visits to Roy's...however it took an unusually long amount of time getting food out of the kitchen.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Saturday was our first time dining at Roys. The service is amazing. The appetizers were great. The main dishes were good. But in fairness, We are pescetarians so we couldn't really order some of roy's more famous dishes. The sushi was delish.

bring money. You will need it. And you will not mind spending it. cheers

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, People Watching
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