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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4.3

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4.3

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4.1

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3.8

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Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Birthdays (23)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Romantic (18)
Business Meals (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Casual (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Cozy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had an incredible meal accompanied by a great bottle of wine

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined 6 days ago

Dined here on a Wednesday evening, which was a night that the restaurant was not overly busy. We were a group of four and received the WORST service possible. Each diner was handed a different menu, water glasses were not refilled for 30 minutes, wine order was missed, food took over 60 minutes to arrive from the time we placed our order. Combination of service hiccups between the host stand, server, bar staff, and kitchen. Would not recommend given all of the other restaurant options in the area and in Greater Tampa.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We have been going to Roy's for years and I was especially thankful when Roy's in Tampa reopened for lunch so that I could schedule business luncheons. My wife and I still go there for dinner whenever possible as it is our favorite restaurant. We also go to Roy's in any other city that we can find it. Always a great meal and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Maybe it was an off night but everything was bad. Hostess was nice but then listened to her berate another hostess for going home sick. Unprofessional to do at the hostess station. Sat about 5 mins after reservation time. No waiter came by. After 10 mins I grabbed a manager that was walking by. Ordered a Mai Tai. It came but tasted horrible. Like it had soy sauce in it. Server was nice and covering for whoever was supposed to have our section. Ordered our food. Waiter had to come back because they were out if chicken. My bf had to change his order. Food came, cooked well but my filet had this terrible black sauce all over it. So incredibly over salty I had to cut off the outside of my steak to eat it. In addition, it was freezing in there. There must have been a heating issue since there were room heaters placed in different areas. Overall a bad experience especially at that price point. We won't be going back.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

To start with the restaurant was very cold.. This was one of those cold days we had in Jan and at 7 pm it felt warmer outside than in.. We had their pot stickers which were ok, little over cooked so the outside was tough. We also ordered the Miso soup. This was really bad. Extremely salty like they had put in a frozen broth but did not add enough water. The waitress tried to help by bringing out more water to pour in but it just was not very good. They did take that off. One of the rolls we had was good, had coconut in it. Also the chocolate lava desert was good.. The traditional $9 bottle of wine that they sold for $32 was ok as well. I went into the bathroom around 7:30 and the trash cans were flowing over into the floor with paper towels..

All and all it was an ok experience, staff was very nice, but the food was not worth it and their was no real pride in the restaurant. Very "big chain" kind of feeling.. Call it an expensive McDonalds..

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and service were fine. Restaurant was so cold most guest were dining in their coats. Made it hard to enjoy meal.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The restaurant was exceedingly chilly, but the waitstaff was exceptional and apologized several times for it. They went to great links to make our evening special, and the presentation of the food was very nice.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Heat was broken & it was very cold. They call to confirm reservation but don’t give a heads up to the broken heater.....not happy!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was freezing inside. Almost like being out in the 50 degree temp. Management made up story that heating system was being repaired. It got colder by the minute. My seafood platter was not worth the price. The others liked their food but again overpriced. Our server did a good job of trying to make light of the situation as our hands were freezing. They should have closed

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The restaurant was bone chilling cold. The food tasted like you could get it at a basic strip mall restaurant for $4.00. To my understanding Roy’s is known for the sushi but when I tried to order it I was advised it is not available until dinner. That does not make any sense. There are too many other great restaurants located within a block of Roy’s to suffer through another poor experience. I will never return.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 2, 2018

People need to eat at Roy’s!!! I cannot believe they’ve closed restaurants. Some of the best food around. THE best kids’ meals too. Don’t go without getting the BUTTERFISH!!! A delicacy. Keep Roy’s alive!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Incredible Tomahawk steak! Wonderful desserts.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Party of 5, new year’s eve, lot of people dining out, so we were prepared for possible issues. We arrived early, our table was ready and we were seated immediately. Service was excellent, food was excellent, and served with no delays. There was constant monitoring from managers. In general a wonderful experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I had a great experience. I was there for dinner on 12/31 to celebrate NYE prior to going out to the Westin Hotel later that evening. The food was well prepared with so much attention to the food’s presentation. The lobster bisque soup was amazing and the chocolate soufflé was incredible. I will definitely return with my man!!!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and we had an outstanding waiter who took really good care of us. Very enjoyable evening all the way around. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Roy’s is always consistent no matter the location.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Roy's. Been there many times. Service wasn't up to usual standards. Made reservations, had a short wait for a table so we opted for an open table in the bar. No problem. Had I known the service was going to be not a priority we would have waited for table. Server was very distracted and not attentive at all to taking care of us. Took nearly 20 minutes to get soup. Oh well, it was good. Next the "canoe for two" was brought to the table by another server. Unfortunately, there were no plates. Our server never returned. I flagged down yet another server as ours seemed to be distracted by a personal visitor. Got plates finally. For the most part it was very, very good. The exception being the Waygu Filet Yakitori. Severely over cooked (think shoe leather). Still no server to check on us although he was in sight conversing with his "visitor". Wife finished her wine and I finished my ice tea, mid meal with still no follow up by server. The bartender sensed my frustration and empty glasses and offered to bring us refills. Still no server. Disappointed in service and very glad we weren't entertaining this evening as I would have embarrassed (but would have vocalized it at the time). Server finally brought check and for the very first time asked how was our meal. I simply said fine as I was done but surely he should have known his service was lacking. My wife tipped out at 15% while I was in the washroom (he's fortunate). Little did he know that she's a 25-30% tipper during the holidays.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

New yrs eve eve dinner! Place is amazing!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We love Roy’s. We were heartbroken when they closed in Atlanta. Now, we’ve moved to Tampa area and it’s, by far, our favorite restaurant!
The butterfish! The Hawaiian martini! Yummy!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The service was quite slow. The chicken entree was barely edible. My husband had the short ribs and it was tough and stringy. I don't know if it was an off night because I had heard this was good place to eat.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I wanted to take my mother (70+) to Roy’s for a special Christmas Dinner. The whole night was an epic fail. When we arrived promptly at 7pm for our reservation, we were told they were running 30 min behind schedule. There were no seats for waiting. We went to the bar where I had to find a bar stool for my mother while I stood for 1h 15min. I checked with the hostess twice who kept saying 10 more minutes. We were finally seated at 8:15pm. We would have left but it was Christmas and we feared not getting a reservation or getting in anywhere else.

Dinner was from a fixed, very limited menu, and some choices we were interested in were already sold out. The wait was incredibly long for everything we ordered. From drinks, to appetizer to dinner, there was approx. 40 min lapses in between. Our apps came out at 8:55pm.

Food was mediocre and overpriced. My salad was wilted, tasteless and I was not offered fresh ground pepper. My entree the ahi tuna was rare as ordered but had a sauce so heavy on wasabi, it had to be scraped off to be edible. We asked for our desserts to go, and for our bill when our entrees arrived. After finishing our entrees and waiting another 20-30 min, still no desserts or bill.

We finally took our bill up to the hostess stand and asked for a manager. He/she never arrived. Our server was able to remove the desserts from our bill, we payed and left.

Our server was very apologetic and tried to make up for the restaurants shortcomings. A manager who we spoke to after the apps took so long apologized and said many people had called in sick - that was it. We felt the whole situation wasn’t handled properly lacking customer service. We will never return to Roy’s or recommend it to our friends.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We came here from Philadelphia for Xmas dinner with family and had a reservation for 7pm and checked in and were told they were running behind 20 min when we checked back at 20 min they told us it would be 30 more minutes. We did not get seated until 8pm. There was no apologies from anyone and no compensation like a free drink or something. Very poor management. No point in making a reservation.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Even though we had a reservation we had to wait for an hour (could be justifiable since it was Christmas Eve).
Realized that there was only one busboy that night; while on occasions like this you need at least 3 people cleaning tables. (there were multiple empty undone tables while people were waiting in the front to be seated)
Overall appetizers & food were very tasty!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wish I could review the food, we planned for this meal well in advance.
This horrible experience ruined our December 25, 2017 belated Anniversary/Christmas meal. I made reservations a month in advance for Christmas dinner, two days before Roy's calls me to confirm I will be there as they have many reservations for the Holiday. I assured them we would be there and they said they would be ready for us.
We arrived 15 minutes early and hostess acknowledged our reservation and assured me they would get me at the bar. While there a group of five walked in and was told 45 minute wait without reservations. After 30 minutes and 3 drinks that cost $50 I checked back with hostess who told me " I apologize and will seat you first, within 10 minutes". I then watched her seat 3-4 other tables including the group who walked in when we arrived. We finally left after waiting 30 more minutes. This was 1.5 hours after our arrival and 1.25 hours after our designated reservation time.
(Reminder: THEY CALLED ME TO MAKE SURE I WOULD NOT STAND THEM UP!)
Needless to say on Christmas night we are not finding a decent restaurant with availability so ended up at Hotel for special dinner. Thanks Roy's.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Don't go there on Christmas Day! It is unfortunate that this was our first (and last) time there. The service was terrible- not our server he did the best he could but they just did not plan well so although he was trying hard he was spread to thin and it was a three hour ordeal. We asked for lemon and never saw it, rarely got refills, etc. The prices were crazy expensive but I expected that because it was a Christmas menudo average price was 55 a plate but my daughter and I had to order a special menu because we are vegan and when they brought the check it was 70 dollars for two plates of tofu!!! We couldn't get the dessert that comes with it so I was blown away by that price! I know for a fact the dinners that my daughter and I got was nowhere near 35 dollars a plate to make - a few pieces of tofu (which I know is about 5 dollars a block), a few spoonfuls of white rice (which is probably $1.25) and some vegetables (which is probably - benefit of the doubt -$8.00) so that price was absolutely ridiculous. We won't be back because of this experience.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was slow, which was odd for such a limited menu. It was about $100 a person for the Christmas Dinner - I expect attentive service at $100 a head. We waited about 30 minutes for our first round of drinks and the place was fairly empty.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was fantastic. Every person associated with Roy's was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.
The food and drinks were fabulous however portions of fish and vegetables were scant compared to beef and potato dishes.
Noise levels were high despite carpeted floors and the ladies bathroom was deplorable...dirty and unstocked as well as a wet floor from a toilet overflow.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and the waitstaff was lovely. But the place was too bright, freezing cold and way too loud. We also surprised that the tables were so flimsy . We watched as they changed the tablecloth to reveal plastic tops awkwardly linked together for larger parties They were tippy when ever you put your glass down, which detracted from the meal as you were afraid your drink would topple. For a high end restaurant we expected better tables and better ambiance.

But our waiter was wonderful.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious food as always, their fish is particularly good. This was a Christmas Eve dinner for four friends, service was ok but not particularly attentive. Annoying to be presented with the wrong table's bill, which was considerably more expensive than ours.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was good but nothing above ordinary. However the prices were outrageous! $42.00 for 5oz piece of Mahi Mahi wth 3 potato coins & 2 asparagus spears. $12.00 for 4 grilled romaine lettuce leaves & Caesar dressing. $15.00for an old fashioned. I could go on but you get the idea. Very poor value for the caliber of this cuisine. Will not be back!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service excellent!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing! Food and service were stellar. Will definitely be back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Roy’s Tampa has been one of my favorite places to dine since it opened. The sushi is great and the fish is always very fresh. The butter fish is fantastic but save room for dessert!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome food and service

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Two big thumbs up!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food, service, ambiance, the whole 9!! We love that place.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 21, 2017

There were 4 if us. Three were terribly concerned about how over salted there meals were. The management was most apologetic and made things right however we will not go again.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good service and great food!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Spicy ahi tuna roll is delicious.
short ribs are to die for.
Not to mention Signature Hawaiian martini!!simply the best!
Great service as well!

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