Roy's Waikiki

4.6
3907 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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent wait staff.

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Milsy
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food! Friendly staff who had great recommendations

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vipTPorges
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. We’ll be heading back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The experience was excellent. Our main compliment is for our server who was ultra friendly and attentive. We were just bummed we came here for a fine dining experience and our neighboring patrons dined with beach clothing and bare, dirty feet the whole time. From what we saw, multiple servers were looking but didn’t ask them to put on their shoes. Kinda gross for the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was great! So attentive, would come again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Tracy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was excellent and the menu options made it difficult to decide what to get. I was so happy they offered a trio of three fish entrees, which is what ordered. The fish was fresh and prepared well. I highly recommend Roy’s.

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DianaP
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and wonderful service. This is my favorite restaurant.

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MikeD
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Appetizers, salads, entrees all excellent. The butterfish was absolutely delicious!

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vipJonathanB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dads 90th birthday and everyone from hostess to server were amazing. Really made his birthday special and accommodated all of our needs. Were patient and friendly while we took a long time to order. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food

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TonyH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and serving.
Pre fix was amazing
Enjoyed

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AlanN
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

had prix fixe menu which was excellent preparation and presentation

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StephenL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience here. My Uber driver and many friends recommended this place for my birthday and I am very glad I decided to have my birthday dinner here. The service was outstanding, everything seemed to run really smoothly and the staff had excellent timing on serving appetizers entrees drinks and desserts when we were ready. Our server explained the menu options in detail for us as we did not know what to order. The food was the best I’ve had in Waikiki and they even gave me a complimentary dessert that said happy birthday on the plate written in chocolate. The restaurant itself has a nice layout and looked very nice. It is on the pricier side but well worth it. I was worried I might be underdressed but since it is a resort area many people were in casual attire as well. Overall great experience service food and ambiance were on point. Would definitely recommend giving it a try if you haven’t been here yet.

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MatthewL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my girlfriends 21st birthday. Very accommodating place and has vegan menu option. The service was what took this place above average. Food was good, not great, but definitely worth a try. Drinks are extremely strong, tread lightly. Overall, a place to check off your list just once.

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Daisy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Anniversary

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DebraG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the prix fixe menu. Not a seafood fan so they gave me 2 short ribs instead without blinking an eye. Hubby prefers the fish so they accommodated him as well. Mai Tai was pricey but delicious. Appetizers were sublime. Dessert was a lime cheesecake which was the perfect blend of sweet and sour. Can't wait to come back.

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DianaP
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy’s is always wonderful. Great service and delicious food. This is a place you must visit.

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Lasloe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointed with every aspect of our experience here. Let's start with the food. Had the poke to start, which was unremarkable except for the extremely large chunks of fish that made it impossible to eat with chopsticks. Then had sweet potato soup: this was patently disgusting. Texturally, it was like an inert blob of gloopy babyfood, which was bad enough. But even more disappointing was the lack of layers of flavor, by which I mean zero flavor initially and then heat at the end. Sorry, but a pinch of capsaicin doesn't make up for a completely uninteresting and texturally repugnant bisque. But hey, it was purple, so I guess I'm just crazy to expect food to taste good and be a bit interesting. I then had the appetizer portion of the butterfish while my husband had 7 thin pieces of blackened tuna for $52. We eat at a lot of exquisite restaurants: that fish was not worth $52. The butterfish was the only highlight of the meal: perfectly cooked, flaky, and seared in a lovely sweet and savory sauce. Servers were oddly all male and spent a lot of time chatting in a corner rather than taking care of customers who were obviously looking for them. Ambience felt like a college cafeteria that added low lighting to try to create a sense of intimacy and exclusivity. There are lots and lots of other choices in Waikiki: pick one of those instead.

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RickC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow a very nice place to eat and very friendly workers

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Danny
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Sleepy music and the food was just okay. Decor and ambiance very dated.

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vipharrykhi
Naples
95 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Week after week, Roy’s rolls our spectacular food and service @ a reasonable price for nearly 40 years now! Partner Diva and Bar Manager Asher rock us every time we come! Sensational experience every week! Mahalo Nui Loa!! 🍣🍱🐟🐠🎏

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AmyK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy’s continuously has great food, with excellent quality. Stays consistent with every visit. Butter fish is by far the best dish on the menu.

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vipOmers
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing to say the least. I love going to Roy Yamaguchi’s eateries whenever I’m visiting the islands. But this Waikiki location leaves a lot to be desired. The server was sub-par at best. Our food runner was the only individual with a sense of purpose and had an engaging personality. He should be promoted. I’ll never be back at this location.

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LuniveR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Service but too expensive and not enough food for the price. First time but not anymore

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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ErinW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. I had the stuffed chicken and my husband had the braised beef. We were so pleased with dinner we didn’t think dessert could have impressed us like it did. The pineapple upside down cake is life. Service was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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vipFoodieExtraordinare
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding!!! We are here In Honolulu on vacation and your restaurant is top notch! We thank Riley and Mike for making our experience special!!

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TomM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to change reservation time easily. Service was outstanding and food presentation and taste were top notch.

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DebbieC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diva the manager was amazing! She was friendly and very accommodating.
The food was awesome! The Misoyaki butterfish is a must have. The service and ambience was stellar. I would go back.

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MarkK
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gave it a 4 in ambience, only because it was kind of noisy. If there were a 4.7 I would have given them that. The food was GREAT! Our server and her team were Fabulous. Even with the little quirks about eating out in Hawaii right now, this was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Disappointing food with ok service. I used to love this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was decent, but the ribs were described as baby back, when they were spare ribs. They were poorly trimmed and very tough. Sushi was delicious, menu was more extensive than what was listed online.

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MsMaggie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

After making special reservations for my 17th year old’s birthday, the manager initially didn’t want to let us in because my 15 year old son didn’t have an ID (he’s too young to get one in CA) to accompany our vaccine cards and it made an awkward initial experience. We subsequently didn’t get seats in the dining room but instead got seated our on the patio with a garbage bin and backyard view being part of our view. Not the experience I was hoping for.

I’m a big fan of Roy’s Maui but this experience disappointed. Our server was wonderful, attentive and kind, but unfortunately his service didn’t make up for the lack of attention the kitchen put into the food. For the money you pay, the value is not there which is a shame because the promise is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food.

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DeeVisitor
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. We would return again based on the food and the food alone. The service, however, was lacking at best. The two people who helped our server were excellent. Our food was delivered and plates cleared timely. Our actual server was not at the level that she should have been. She did not provide the level of service one should expect for the caliber of restaurant Roy’s is. She did not explain anything, offer any guidance, or honestly even show up much. There was a table in our section were she had friends/family seated. They definitely got all of her attention. We were forgotten. It was disappointing at best. I don’t expect, or care for, a server who hovers and doesn’t allow us to eat in peace. However, it would’ve been nice to see her more than 4 times our entire meal. My husbands drink actually went empty for several minutes at one point.

Since being here we’ve had food that was so so but the service was impeccable. That is the type of place we will return to.

Based solely off of the food I would recommend Roy’s to a friend. Based off of the full experience I would recommend a friend proceed with caution.

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vipharrykhi
Naples
95 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our weekly Date Night meals @ Roy’s is always a delight! With Diva’s kindness and expertise this restaurant simply rocks every dish, every time! Our amazing bar tender/waiter gives the greatest service only one can dream of! We 💜❤️‍🔥💓you all and can’t wait to 👀U all on Saturday!

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AshleyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Amazing service, definitely recommend

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vipJohnM
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food and service was good but the atmosphere was uninspired and dated with no charm.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Try the fixed menu. Great value and good selection. Service was excellence.

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 3907 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.