Roy's Waikiki

4.6
4080 Reviews
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Opening in 2007, Roy’s Waikiki fits right in with all the action in the new and exciting atmosphere of Waikiki Beach Walk. We offer safely spaced tables, dining on the lanai or even at our Chef's counter. Along with Roy's classic items, our guests can enjoy a vast selection of innovative creations using the freshest local ingredients available.

We request that all guests follow the State of Hawaii mandates:
1. Mask wearing upon entering, moving about or not actively eating or
drinking at the table.
2. Social distancing will apply. No mingling amongst tables.
3. If you become ill, we ask that you stay at home until you are well.
4. An address must be provided upon check-in.
Thank you for your understanding and if you have any questions please call (808) 923-7697.
Aloha,
The Roy's Waikiki Team
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RichG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was astonishingly bad.
For the price, it was among the worst ever restaurant meals.

Overcooked and horribly seasoned asian prep of mahi mahi
Overcooked, dry and nearly inedible braised beef

Crab cakes without much crab

The only tasty item for party of 3 was the Zuchini app.

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vipInge
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our table was in a room that reminded us of a deserted banquet hall. Absolutely no character whatsoever

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Miles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely. Especially recommend the short ribs.

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Wab4
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding

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NYCfoodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. I had the short rib and my husband had a sushi roll. Service was good but the ambiance was like a Denny’s. Very loud and tables far apart so I felt like it was not very private.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. Fixed menu and wine pairings were excellent. Staff attention to detail was outstanding.

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vipharrykhi
Naples
104 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diva & her team @ Roy’s continues to completely knock it out of the park ever time we dine with them! It’s been 37.5 years since we’ve been dining w them! The food is beautiful and so Ono!! The service is the best anywhere in Hawaii!! We return every week to wake up our taste buds! This time we brought 6 guests including our daughter & grandchildren from Bend, OR. The feast & desserts 🍮 weee extraordinary!! Mahalo Nui Loa Diva!! You are a ROCK ⭐️!!

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Ande
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The food was fabulous and the service superb. The grass Tiki hut type table outside was horrible. We sat where we almost had to face a dumpster. The outdoor furniture could be updated to match the prices they charge! Then they seated a party of 9 next to us 2 where we couldn't even hear us talk to each other.

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TerryV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Roy's. Hadn't been to the Waikiki location. Now I can add it to my " been there" list. Food and drink was wonderful as always. Can't wait to come back again!

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JIML
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Overall a great experience.

KB
KendraB
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner with wonderful service! Had lovely food!

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vipAllenW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Roy’s does not disappoint. Food is as good as ever. Service is good. Food comes out quickly. Reliable for a good meal in Waikiki. Prices have gone up and it looks like portion sizes have shrunk.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed excellent sushi and butterfish!

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pasoroblesyelper
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The menu is horrible. This is not Roy Yamaguchi’s place anymore. I should have researched better. I’ve always dreamed of coming to original Roy’s and I didn’t find out until I got there that they’re got bought out. We had a fried zucchini bao for a starter that I easily could have made at home. I was a bit tired of fish, noodles and rice, so i ended up having meatloaf that was mediocre at best and again, something I could make at home. Food sucked but the service was very good. Hence, the two stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had only eaten at Roys Hawaii Kai, and it was always during times of special holiday menu choices. Was not impressed. Actually was very disappointed. So for several years i had no interest in ever going to Roys. But after receiving a gift card for Roys, i decided to give it another chance but chose to try the Waikiki location. I expected it to be just as bad or worse than before. I was wrong. It was the standard menu choices and everything my wife and i had ordered was really good! The table service was fantastic, and I was thoroughly impressed. Completely changed my mind about Roys.

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Piper
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent, however we were seated in what appeared to be an overflow area when the restaurant was basically empty. Was it because we made reservations thru OpenTable???

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JoeH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience3

2 out of the 3 meals were below average. Although the service was good, it was very slow. Would not recommend the steak.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Over rated and over priced without a doubt.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Roy’s, Gianna was great and very helpful. Our drinks were never empty, staff was friendly, and food was quick and fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I have had in a long time. The Mac nut crusted Mahi was amazing as was the hand made lobster ravioli. Service was great and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend for a date night in Waikiki. We will definitely be back!

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vipDrNick
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was good and some of it was just ok. Not enough portions available for certain dishes, menu is still short on options. Service was excellent however and we enjoyed our time together more so than the actually meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Despite the poor reviews, we had a very good meal at Roy’s. We ordered the Korean baby back ribs that were delicious and butterfish was quite tasty and seasoned well. We loved the edamame that was served as we sat down

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and well prepared. Great taste combinations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you for a wonderful food experience
Thank you for the great service

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MerdragonMom
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Really enjoyed the whole experience. Noticed the prices have gone up quite a bit since we last went there before the start of the COVID pandemic. It will be hard for a lot of people to enjoy the food because of how expensive they are now. If you can afford it, it is really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Our first meal after getting married! Major bummer… the salmon wasn’t cooked and made us both sick through the night. We ordered the Classic Trio. Our biggest upset was the soufflé. We LOVE the soufflé! We try to recreate the recipe at home and always fail. It is such a treat to come to Roy’s and order a perfect soufflé with a molten center. Ours came thoroughly cooked and had no oozing chocolate. I mentioned the uncooked salmon and the bummer in the soufflé to our waiter. He said “Oh, sorry” and nothing more. We love Roy’s and will be back, but probably not to this location anytime soon…

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BrianB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was amazing, fish was bland, steak was fatty and tuna appetizer was also bland. Would not recommend for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We were very excited to go back to Roy’s. We hadn’t been to Hawaii in 5 years. It’s very disappointing when every time you go to a restaurant you are seated in the back corner. Especially when we booked the reservation weeks in advance. Also, Roy’s used to serve a bread basket before the meal and we asked for it. We would have paid for it. We had 4 people in our party and ordered 3 appetizers and 4 entrees. We weren’t trying to get something for free. We wanted some bread. We were told it would take over 40 minutes. We ate our appetizers, then they put butter in our table before our entrees arrived. We received one piece of baguette each after our eating our entrees. Don’t be cheap. Just put a bread basket on the menu. Overall the food wasn’t as good as I remembered.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience1

We made this reservation 1 month in advance.
Our table was back by the kitchen, we asked for outside and they said minimum 1 hour wait.
Noisy and dinner was over cooked.

JH
JamesH
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outstanding service at Roy's was exceeded only by its exceptionally good food. We will return!

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BrianD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience! Service was great! Food was excellent! And the desserts were wonderful! Love eating here!

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty food and nice place. Would reccomend!

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BobK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Mai Tai’s are the best we’ve ever had! Please share the recipe!!! The food was superb! We will definitely look forward to coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place for a dinner for two. Excellent food and service.

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vipPeterL
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

53 anniversary meal very pleasant

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toopicky
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Decent food and service. They need to improve their wine list and dinner choices. Definitely not for the budget minded.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning meal, presentation and preparation were spot on. You need to treat yourself to this delightful establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Chewy steak. Super salty orzo

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FAQs

Roy's Waikiki offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 923-7697.

Roy's Waikiki is rated 4.6 stars by 4080 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.