Roy's Waikiki

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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 inside 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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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OT
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and an overall great experience.

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very nice dinning place. We sat on the opened area with the view of the beach. Very relaxed. The food was delicious and the environment is very peaceful.

BB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is always good as well as cocktails and wine selection. However, I am disappointed in the noise level for the environment. Too loud for the ambiance setting.

CG
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Always top-notch food and service. The chicken breast special was creamy and just so beautifully flavorful. The sashimi and sushi menu was extensive and my daughter loved it. The menu at the Waikiki Roy’s is much fuller and nicer than some Roy’s. We’re going again in two days.

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal & excellent service!

RB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Roy's has always been a favorite of ours, so I'm sorry to say that I was very disappointed by this visit. There were some real "misses" on the menu: hamachi crudo was slathered in Japanese mayo, which was way too sweet, the rice that accompanied my wife's entree was overcooked and dry (a cardinal sin in an Asian-inspired restaurant), and the cake part of the pineapple upside down cake was dry and not particularly good. In contrast, the blackened ahi was good as it always has been.

More significant than the misses with the food was the VERY rushed service. They pushed us to order quickly and brought the food way too quickly. We were in and out in 75 minutes -- too short for a relatively expensive, fine dining experience. This didn't just happen to us. We saw the same at all of the tables around us.

L
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This time, the food was good, but not amazing. Our waiter was overly scripted and not genuine. Floor manager was very loud. Whenever she approached a table the volume in the room instantly rose as folks shouted to be heard over her. Likely won't go back for a third visit.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honolulu Marathon!

SS
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a good time at Roy’s. The food was pretty tasty at Roy’s and the service was outstanding. The wine pairing with the tasting menu was pretty poor though. The signature fish dishes were all delicious ( I had the trio of fish but substituted the salmon with the ahi tuna), esp the butterfish dish was exquisite. Although the beef rib dish my boyfriend had was average and pretty dry. The spicy tuna sushi roll I had to start was average, the rice was too sticky. Given I had read reviews about the sushi being outstanding I was disappointed with the sushi but delighted with my mains. The service we got was incredible, our waiter spent a long time explaining the menu and kept checking on us throughout the email. He even gave us tips on which parts of the island to visit the next day. The hostess was also super friendly and accommodating, I asked to change our table as I didn’t want to sit inside and the hostess immediately looked for another table for us. Overall our experience was 4 out of 5 stars, with 5 being the service and 4 with the food, 3 being that wine. It’s slightly pricey compared to London but that’s just what you have to pay in Hawaii!

FC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Server gave good recommendations, and was very nice. Good location. Nice fish art on the walls. My only complaint is that it is noisy. Difficult to hear the server and each other

K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here and it was the best meal we ate in Hawaii.
The service is beautiful and the chocolate molten cake is the best one I’ve ever had. You need to order this 30 mins before as they make it fresh. If I’d have known how delicious it was I wouldn’t have opted to share!!!

Definitely add this to your list to eat when in Hawaii!!

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

高いですが、やっぱりとっても美味しいですっ!!

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KP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food does not live up to the restaurant’s reputation

a
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

お店の雰囲気も従業員の皆さんの感じもとても良かったです。お料理も色々な素材が楽しめてお味も大変美味しかったので、次回も必ず予約しようと思います。

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

席の希望も事前連絡スムーズ
結婚28周年と伝えたら、Roy"sからと
お祝いのデザートプレートをいただきました。顧客のニーズにフレキシブルに対応してくれます。

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GN
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents visited this Roy's years ago when they visited together on vacation. They took my sister and I to the location in Anaheim, CA a few months after their visit here because they insisted the food was incredible. After eating there, they said the food was good, but this location was still their favorite. My boyfriend and I decided to eat dinner here on our recent trip and it was an amazing experience altogether. The blackened Ahi was just as I'd remembered it, with a mouth-watering wasabi/mustard sauce, and cooked to perfection. The hot plate we ordered for a starter was delicious as well. Will definitely return on our next visit back here!!!

F
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Good food but some portions were rather small for the price. Still, worth putting on your dinner list.

AY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was impeccable. Staff are attentive, warm and professional. Food portions are huge, everything was fresh and flavorful. Can’t wait to come back again!

MB
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the service was great! Highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Dragon Roll, Crab Cakes to start followed by Miso Butterfish. Finished with the Chocolate Souffle and Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Everything was beautifully presented and tasted delicious!

DD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Saturday night dinner during our weekend in Honolulu. Good food, reasonable prices and great ambiance. Highly recommended!

L
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Restaurant Week. Ordered the 3 course meal restaurant week special. Food presentation was good. Trio poke appetizer and main course was okay, when it comes to taste. Portion was very small; looks like 3oz meat. I'm a petite person and this meal was not enough. Expected an overall excellent experience from Roys but I was more disappointed...my experience dining in at BLT during veterans day- 50% 3 course meal with wine pairing was wayyyyy better --can't compare it with.

DM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent white fish in a fantastic lobster sauce. Server was energetic and friendly. Helped pick a wine.

WC
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The check in woman was rude when we arrived a bit early. She said “it is t 7:30 so you can go over there and wait”
We had already told her we were early and so that was not necessary and she could have said it in a different way.
The restaurant was a big boxy room with no atmosphere. Very loud and we sat next to a door to an outside patio that people walked in and out of with chairs and tables. There was a giant notice in the menu about gift cards not being accepted and the menu had loose pages that fell out. Waiter was nice and helpful and service was good. My appetizer of Mongolian Beef taco were horrible. Cold taco shells with so little meat and stuffing it. The shell seemed to take over the entire bit. My salad was ok not great I was excited to get the butter lettuce and stuffed croutons but they were cold and only three of them. My husband had Spring rolls that he enjoyed and a Opakapaka which he enjoyed.
Both wine selections were not very good. I will not be back to Roy’s. Just a big box restaurant now not like years ago when it was special.

KW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and our waitress was great. The help staff was also great making sure drinks were always full. Highly recommend.

D
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from the second we stepped into restaurant. Attentive and friendly server. Food was spectacular. Will return

P
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are coming over every year when we are on the island and the food is always outstanding

MB
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Roys since he first opened up his Hawaii Kai restaurant. We absolutely love it!

k
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding! Courteous. Attentive and extremely personable.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Mac and cheese entree with lobster and prawns was delicious, however the lobster and prawns were overcooked, quite dry and tough for my taste. That was bit of a disappointment..

Service is nice and overall good experience. Ive tried others dishes and all are relatively great.

A
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always, the food was delicious although the side portions were very small for the price. Also, wish we had realized the two different prices when ordering or that the server had asked our preference. I guess the default is the larger, more expensive main portion.
Otherwise, we loved the edamame served when seated and the spring roll appetizer was very tasty. Would eat here again without hesitation.

n
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot on Waikiki. Best macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi ever and the soufflé was impeccable.

ET
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food, great service....every time!

NN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was excellent, really nice. But the service was not. Since this restaurant has a higher price than the average, the service should be as excellent as the food. We let the waiter know, so hopefully he will smile and make other guests feel welcome next time.

LG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Loved having the vegan options!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I come here every time we visit Honolulu. Our experience has always been wonderful. The waiters are friendly and the food is fantastic!!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. The waitstaff was very friendly, but often absent.

CB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food and service!!! Roy’s was a great choice for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary!

SW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous dining experience. A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

OT
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best dining experiences. Our server and support team were phenomenal! Our dad turned 70th and he was rather grumpy along with our 2 young kids, but our service team was supportive, professional, and super friendly. We are grateful for the details they put into celebrating our 70th and 40th birthday celebrations. The food was absolutely delicious. We definitely love this place. They have been truly consistent for the past 10 years that we’ve visited this restaurant.

The only flaw is their hostess team. Greeting was terrible and we received no help from them in trying to get our stroller up their stairs to this establishment. They also gave my dad the wrong time for our dinner reservation and seemed completely unorganized in what they were doing.