Roy's Waikiki

4.6
3993 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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vipFoodie327
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Roy’s was disappointing. The atmosphere - on a busy corner. Food was OK - but not what it used to be! The food seemed like yesterday’s leftovers instead of the clean and fresh food we’ve had at Roy’s in San Francisco, Maui, and Pebble Beach. Huge disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner, highly recommend ! Good selection and prompt service. The drinks were nothing special but food was great. I had the spring rolls, macadamia nut crusted local catch of the day which was tuna and the pineapple cake- all were very good !

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Rose
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food here, especially the sushi! You must try that if you go to this restaurant. Value for the food was great, honestly a great experience. Will likely return when I'm back in Waikiki.

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vipMMorris
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Roy’s is one of my favorite restaurants. Anywhere.
Bearing in mind all things pandemic, it felt like the same old Roy’s. However for the first time, there was a dish that was subpar. The chicken spring rolls were something you would get from a greasy takeout spot. Definitely not worth the money. And just bad.
our particular waiter, who shall remain nameless because I don’t want to affect anyone’s ability to take care of themselves, was by far the less than stellar service I’m used to.

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JenniferC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’m so sad to give them a less then 5 star review, since this used to be one of our favorite restaurants whenever we visit Oahu. Even the ribs didn’t taste good. I hope they will improve.

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Yummy
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very efficient staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving special was delicious! Never disappointed!

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DianaF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We ordered the Thanksgiving meal and it was absolutely terrible. We ate two bites and the server asked if we wanted to go box. We couldnt even eat the food in the restaurant let alone eat it at home. We've been to 4 of your locations and this is the first time we had a bad meal. We should have ordered from your regular menu.

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KristinaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service! Best meal on our week trip to Oahu!

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GinaJ
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner was very tasty and service was on point. Ordered the Al Fresco Prix Fixe and loved it! Definitely recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DanM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They don’t accept Roy’s gift cards, because as they say, “we’re not affiliated with Roy’s from the mainland.” If you don’t accept Roy’s gift cards, then you aren’t Roy’s. Maybe consider a name change to Bob’s or Chuck’s or Sam’s? I don’t think we’ll go back.

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AliH
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat the butterfish. Delicious

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vipLisaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st night in Oahu and we had a reservation @ Roy’s Waikiki. They were awesome. We had a reservation for 8:15pm but we were so tired as we just arrived from NY earlier that day and wanted to see if they could seat us earlier. We asked and they said sure. We got there at 6:45pm. That was just a great impression on us. We had very good food. Service was great food was cooked perfectly and temperature which is super important was spot on!! It was a great 1st day/night at Waikiki! Roy’s was the best! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ordered the short ribs. Ok but carrots were not cooked. They were hard. The other person with us had the same complaint with her meatloaf

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AuntyChar
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I purchased the fixed prix dinner. could have matched it at Panda Express. We saw the appetizer list and it is now very limited. The appetizers or pupus were limited and didn't have the creative sauces of the past. We were served a fried spring roll and a very salty spare rib as a appetizer. Main course was meh as was the dessert. With 1 drink each, the tab was $200, not worth it. I would have paid $300 for better tasting good. Roy's once creative servings has been surpassed by newer and more creative restaurants.
We arrived and wanted to order about 6 to 7 appetizers, but the selections didn't impress. Morimoto's blew this place away, sorry to say so.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

For the price and rating of the place, it was bit of a let down. We went there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Food was hit and miss, service was not so good (may be we just got a grumpy server), cocktails were bad for the price and expectation. Ambience and environment was good

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vipharrykhi
Naples
100 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Diva & her team blew it out of the park! Spectacular food from start to finish accompanied by unparalleled service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this location…best service and the food, well it’s perfection!

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vipMichaelB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The CBK roll was phenomenal. The butterfish was spectacular. Loved every thing about this restaurant and food!

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RyanC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food here is decent but nothing that will make you go wow. The server was very friendly and attentive and we have no complaints about the service at all. The outdoor seating is a view of the Denny’s across the street or hotel across the other street. There is no ocean view at all. The indoor seating is just kind of blah. Clean and neat but no character. Overall this place has no atmosphere or character to it at all. Everything about this place is done well but nothing stands out, is special or memorable. A few days after I get home I won’t remember eating there. For the price I would try something else.

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MarlaS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu needs to be a little more clear on what is being served.

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LethaD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service was impeccable, will return again.

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Marty
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food quality and presentation were poor.

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ErnestT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noisy people at next tables.
Great good and service.
Too noisy.

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Paradox
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My go to place in Waikiki. I have Celiac disease and they always have delicious options I can have.

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Sangita
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, happy! Great food—short ribs were awesome for us both, even with mine gluten and dairy free. Greag drinks. Great service. We visited the Ko Olina location before this one and it’s been the best food we’ve had on Oahu (and that includes Mina’s Fish House)!

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DavidL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. Waitress made herself scarce though. The rest of the staff was amazing.

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Joce
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, food (the macadamian nut encrusted catch of the day is a MUST), drinks (highly recommend the pineapple martini - they pre-soak the pineapples in vodka, so if you’re lucky, you’ll get a shot’s worth of vodka on top of the regular amount), and service! Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive/thoughtful. Would highly recommend this place to anyone!

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vipsteveg
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was a little slow as Roy’s struggles to staff for business levels like all other restaurants. But…Our old Fashioned was excellent and wine hit the right price/quality trade off. The sashimi trio was fresh with a beautiful presentation. The butterfish entree was perfectly cooked with excellent presentation.The seared Ahi entree was on par with the butterfish. We finished with an excellent creme brûlée.

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NancyA
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Unfortunately we sat near a very loud group! They were celebrating but it made it hard to have a conversation. Would come here again!

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vipbike2work
Austin
80 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately did not impress. Food tastes disappointed with overcooked(fish), over seasoned(salad), and simply lower quality than expected(sashimi).
Coffee was not hot but desserts tasted ok.

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vipdStar
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the canoe appetizer which was enormous for two people. My husband and I ordered the beef short ribs and 3 oz of butter fish; which was plenty.

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pandapoet
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reliably good meal, not a fine dining experience. In my mind, the more locations a chef has under his name, the more diluted the essence becomes. I'd read Roy sold his chain of restaurants in mainland US and only kept the locations in Hawaii, so I was hopeful. Years ago I heard good things about Roy from the chef I was working for, so I might have had too high an expectation.

The location is in the busy area filled with hotels and shops, and the outside seating is right across the street from a big ABC mart. Bustling, but maybe not too romantic. Inside seating might be better if you don't mind eating inside.

I have some dietary restrictions (no gluten/dairy/egg), so some items needed to be modified somewhat. When presented with such constraints, some restaurants see it as a good challenge and still try to please by being creative. Others just omit/substitute what they need to and call it a day. Roy's was the latter. I had the kanpachi (yellowtail amberjack) crudo (the one with jalapeno slices--Nobu influence?) and miso butterfish. When the waiter suggested switching out the white soy with yuzu dressing for the appetizer, I didn't really imagine the delicate fish slices would be doused with creamy, mediocre salad dressing (I was imagining something a bit more fresh/light). The butterfish was very tasty, even with the ginger wasabi butter missing. In fact, I would think it would be too much with additional sauce. With food, I think some restraint is important in terms of flavors. The stir-fried vegetables that came with it tasted fine, but looked mushy and not very nicely presented.

The service was fine, in that I didn't have to wait for anything too long, but not like fine dining, where they don't miss a beat as you are eating/drinking. The drinks were quite strong. I realize everything in Hawaii is expensive, but for the price, I expected a little better. For a nice meal before the flight it was fine, but probably not for a special occasion.

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LuluM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is simply amazing. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone

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LilyL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary was 1 week ago but they were able to honor that and still gave us a free dessert. The food was excellent! Omg the Mahi Mahi was on point! Edamame was sooo good. The waitress who attended us was very sweet and patient. My teenagers were indecisive so having her was just great!
Desserts were delicious!
Definitely coming back

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vipMfishesq
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This dining experience fell well below the Roy‘s standards of excellence that I have come to know.

The food came lukewarm and had to be returned. The selection of market fish for their well-known entrées was poorly chosen.

The wait staff was inexperienced. The hostess who sat us was sharp and not very welcoming.


While we will continue to enjoy Roy’s in other locations, it is extremely unlikely that we will return to the Waikiki location.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday!

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 3993 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.