Roy's Waikiki

4.6
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$50 and over
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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
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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r
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Food delicious. Service excellent

SF
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Prix Fixe dinner with wine!

PT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The restuarant was so noisy we could not talk to eachother across the table. Food was nice, service was amazing.

OT
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience1

A few things to consider before selecting Roy's, Waikiki
1, noise! Impossible to hold a conversation, my wife and I literally used hand signals to communicate
2, food: be careful what u order, some fish dishes seem experimental, butterfish was very strong, very odorous
3, did I mention noise? Trade show in town, sorry we chose that evening, they ruined our experience

DO
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. Manager greeted us at table, treated us to appetizer, full speel of menu. She was excellent!

D
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, but noise level so high that my wife and I could hardly hear each other. Will not return.

LM
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Wonderful Sunset three course meal!
Beautiful restaurant with great food and service.

AL
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Quite touristy, but macadamia nut crusted fish was good.

AF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, a great setting with outdoor seating. Attentive service, delicious pineapple-infused vodka martini. Will return again in the future.

OT
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

M
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant service
Nicely presented food and no problems with sharing a dish

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our anniversary and everything was amazing!

AK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, definitely on the pricey side even for Waikiki area. The service was top notch, and servers were very friendly.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I love Roy's in SF so I decided to take my husband for his birthday when we were vacationing in Oahu. This is for the Waikiki location. We both ordered the price fixed menu recommended by our waiter. We really had high hopes for this restaurant. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. Appetizer was a skewered prawn, egg roll and one baby back rib....extremely overcooked and salty. We also ordered an appetizer portion of the misoyaki butterfish...small portion and salty. Husband had the boneless short ribs...it was stringy, dry and too salty. My macadamia crusted mahi mahi tasted a bit past its prime. The best items were the veggies and the chocolate soufflé with ice cream. Final thoughts, don't waste your $$ at this over priced restaurant with food that was over seasoned with salt. There are so many better quality restaurants to eat at in Oahu. Liholiho Yacht Club is a 1000x better!!

F
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was wonderful. We both did a pre fixe menu with wine pairings. Before dessert I asked the waiter for a “time out” to slow down and we wanted to order a glass of wine (didn’t like the ones paired with the entree) and we were feeling rushed with dinner. The waiter said four times that was fine but he’d have to throw away the soufflé dessert that was already done. Well guess what, toss it, let’s us relax and not be rushed, and you’ll get a bigger tip with our wine added to the bill!!! I have never felt to hurried in a restaurant. The noise level was off the charts too.

OT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our most favorite restaurant in Honolulu!

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CN
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Roy's has great food. However, while there is table service, the noise level makes it feel like you are eating in a cafeteria. In the entry area there are 8 tables, so very limited. Try another Roy's location to get his delicious food.

J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Alec G-service was great. Worked with kitchen to modify our choices to be gluten free. Great food, great service and our complements to the kitchen.

T
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great dinner and service! Brandon did a great job of explaining the menu items and was very accommodating to my dietary restrictions. He made it a very special dinner! Thanks

NY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great selection ,

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

terrible service. Waited for more than half hour to get seated. We had a reservation and the wait is making us really unpleasant.

RH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was great tasting, but overpriced for what you get at the cost, even for Waikiki. Really loud, and tight tables packed in. Felt a little rushed considering I was doing a tasting menu. Did not feel like a genuine dining experience, more like they were just trying to get ppl through.

BD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with very high quality food! Loved it!

RJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Rushed service, overcooked fish, and bland sauces. At least the sushi rice that came with the so-so poke was good.

T
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was efficient and accommodating for our last minute reservation. The food was delicious! Thank you!

JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This was a turn the table experience. From the minute we sat down, the service was rapid fire Our waiter was speaking so quickly, we couldn’t even follow what he was saying. We had mixed experience with our food. My husband was very happy with his entree, mine was too salty and my daughter found the sweet potato soup inedible (none of the staff noticed she didn’t eat it). Overall, a disappointing experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Christy was brilliant and looked after all our needs. Brilliant plaxe

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting Hawaii

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diva is an awesome human being and ALWAYS welcomes us with the most amazing hospitality.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I've ever had! Can't say enough about the crispy eggplant appetizer.

GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and attention to detail! My wife is allergic to onions and they had their chef make a custom meal for her (because literally every sauce or entre had onions in it). Our server was extremely dedicated to not serving her onions, he must have came back to our table 5 times before they decided to scrap the menu and make something new! For the inconvenience (which it was not at all!) they even gave us a free dessert that was delicious!

DC
Toledo
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Can’t wait to return to Roys Waikiki next January. Never disappointed. Excellent food, cocktails and service. Thank you Roy’s.😁

OT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best resturant in Waikiki, hands down. Incredible food & excellent service!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! We go there pretty much every year for my Birthday. This year we went for our 10-year anniversary and they gave us a dessert. They were always there to refill my husband’s beer, and he drinks very fast. 😉

OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding and the food was good, but not worth the price. There are many more affordable restaurants on Oahu that offer the same quality for much better rated. Will not return due to that reason alone

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal. Only complaint would be that’s it is a bit loud inside. Roy’s Hawai’i Kai is much quieter.

CD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from everyone was fantastic. Our waiter from the previous night came and said hi and thank you for coming back. Our waitress the second night was super nice. And there was a lady that was at the check in section who also stopped by our table and talked story with my brother and I. I love this location and will definitely be back again! Thank you for two wonderful evenings!

F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacationing in Honolulu and chose Roy’s to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Food was delicious and service was impeccable. Will definitely go back to Roy’s.

JH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great - as was the service. The sauce with the spring rolls was a homerun.