About Roy's Waikiki

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.

226 Lewers
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Sushi, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Light Appetizers (Pupus) and Drinks on the Patio

Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Kalia

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 923-7697

Website:
http://royshawaii.com/

Parking Details:
$6 for 4hrs with validation from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jason Ichiki

Private Party Facilities:
From family gatherings to celebrations, cocktail receptions to business meetings,
let us help you create an unforgettable event!

■Semi-private room accommodates maximum of 50 guests
■Lounge area can accommodate up to 30 guests
■Restaurant buy-out available with a maximum of 230 guests

Private Party Contact:
Emma Lazo: (808) 923-7697

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Roy's Waikiki Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
Creative Cuisine (65)
Good for a Date (65)
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Local Ingredients (54)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Romantic (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
Tasting Menu (28)
Fun (27)
Authentic (26)
Business Meals (25)
Good for Groups (22)
Casual (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Kid-friendly (14)
People Watching (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Seasonal (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vegan (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Spicy (5)
Great Beer (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at Roy’s. Highlights included the Szechuan bbq baby back ribs, lemon pop roll and macadamia crusted mahi-mahi. The upside down pineapple cake which we ordered for dessert was a bit too cloyingly sweet for our taste. Preferred the hot chocolate soufflé and coconut gelato which were both perfect. The service here was top notch and contributed to an outstanding experience. Best dining experiences this trip to Honolulu include Roy’s and Nobu - highly recommend both.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, great location, great service.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Obviously had to go to Roy’s Waikiki. Good food, very crowded, our waiter was very attentive.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

We took vegetarian friends to Roy's and they loved it! There are great options for vegetarians and vegans, and the staff was so helpful in answering questions and making selections.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food, waiter was awesome. Lived up to the hype

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife introduced me to Roy's while dating and been a fan ever since. Have eaten at several around the U.S. and Roy's at Waikiki continues to set and hold a high bar for great service and delicious food. Gaby and team were great! We had the poke trio, Hawaiian tomato and goat cheese salad, and the Okinawan sweet potato bisque with goat cheese for starters. Our entrees were the miso and Spanish octopus. All were fantastic! Well worth it for a date dinner or gathering of friends!

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·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I walked in without a reservation and they seated us by the chefs and cooks. At first we weren’t too excited about our seats, but we soon enjoyed watching the action going on in the kitchen.

The waiters knew the menu well helping us navigate our choices and the bus boy never had us lacking for drinks.

We had been to Roy’s in Las Vegas so our expectations weren’t set too high coming here. We expected an average chain restaurant at best. The Roy’s in Waikiki not only satisfied our expectations but far exceeded them.

The food here is made with local ingredients which you immediately taste when eating their fish and seafood. We found the flavors of cuisine delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. The only item we found lacking were my husband’s short ribs. Which tasted average but not bad.

Our favorite part of our dining experience here was meeting the executive chef Jason Ichiki and chatting with him about Roy’s cuisine and restaurants in Hawaii. We found out the restaurants in Hawaii are individually owned unlike the restaurants on the mainland. My husband and I think this is the reason for the difference in food quality at the Roy’s in Waikiki.

Anytime we come back to Waikiki we plan to stop in at Roy’s and enjoy the food and company. Thanks Jason!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food great atmosphere great service. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing. Service was great! It’s busy BUT the vibe is awesome. Our server Sean was the best!

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 (Cancún)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding across the board. A fantastic experience from start to finish.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great! Very noisy, to the point of it was hard to hear others at the table. Attentive service, however it felt like you were being rushed throughout the meal. Dishes were cleared before some of the table were finished.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 7 days ago

A wonderful birthday celebration with excellent food and service.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Perfect dinner with excellent choices and superb service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on February 12, 2018

If our waiter wasn't so nice, my experience would have been SO much worse. Most of the appetizers we were interested in were deep fried, so we ordered a vegetarian sushi roll and it was actually delicious! They need to open a Roy's vegetarian sushi place. I'm sure it would blow away that veggie sushi chain in NYC, which isn't too bad.

Next was the salad. I was craving some greens, but every salad had creamy weird dressings and mixed bitter lettuce, so I ordered just romaine lettuce with oil and vinegar. Not surprising, the balsamic vinegar was a pretty cheap brand and tasted like bad vinegar, not full flavored balsamic the way it should be. Salad was a waste of time and money.

Main course was seared Ahi, but I asked for it medium rare (for some reason I wasn't in the raw mood), but it came out well done. The cajun seasoning was flavorless, and the dipping sauces were beyond terrible. The waiter apologized and they remade the dish seared. I attempted to try their citrus ponzu for dipping, and it was also one of the worst asian sauces I've ever had.

The 2nd best thing of the night was the chocolate souffle, but it's really hard to mess that up.

My friend ordered the prix fixe vegan menu. HIs first course was something swimming in curry that you could smell throughout the entire restaurant. Probably down the whole block. He said it was ok, but would have been nice if it wasn't overpowered by that flavor.

His main dish was a very odd looking mushroom concoction which he said was really good. And he loved his desert which was supposed to be key lime pie, but was some wine glass filled with fruit mousse and other ingredients.

I ate at the Roy's in Woodland Hills, CA a few times, and it's always been hit or miss. I was hoping the Hawaiian location would be an improvement, but I was let down.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Roy’s is always great. Known for their seafood, but everything on the menu is great and lots of choices. Extensive sushi menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food great service, great menu choices which are always exquisite. We make it a required dining choice each time we come to Oahu. If your data base saves names of customers, punch in Anne and/or John Hinton and we should come up.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Quick Bite
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

As a vegan I have dining challenges as you might expect. Roy’s has a 3 course vegan menu, but I chose to order off the regular menu because I don’t eat desert, which was the 3rd course. Our waiter recommended the vegan roll which was so amazing my husband, who is not vegan, loved it. Our waiter also recommended the tofu-yaki which is an appetizer, with a side of rice as my entree. Sheer perfection! My husband’s meal was wonderful also. Roy’s is always exactly as you would expect, fabulous!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 12, 2018

It is so nice steak.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2018

After a week in Hawaii this was the best restaurant we went. Great food and most of all the service was outstanding. I strongly recommend it!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have eaten at Roy’s Waikiki several times and love the food and service, HOWEVER, the sound level, particularly screaming children and a mid-eastern woman at the next table with the most horrible perfume caused everyone around us discomfort and my headache. Her male companion was demanding the grill be cleaned to eliminate any pork residue that might offend their religious requirements. We would love to eat there next week, but only after checking out the noise level first.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great dinner and service

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was good but besides good food, we want great service and we received that with De Andres our waiter and his side kick Michale.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed our meal here! Our waiter was exceptional very friendly and knowledgeable! Would definitely dine here again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

So loved the sunset special, food was amazing & service impeccable! We were celebrating Valentine’s Day early. Would definitely come back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As our first visit to Roys, we opted for the Waikiki 4 course menu with wine pairings. The butterfish and chocolate souffle werr absolute highlights and the service was impeccable!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Went to celebrate a birthday. Service was great. Food portions are small, but very tasty - this is a place of quality over quantity. We got several complimentary desserts because the food took awhile to come out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very noisy.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food and staff! Close to all the main hotels so easy to get to. Food was very good, and staff was very attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Service was excellent and attention to special dietary needs was very positive

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Loved every item we ordered. A very memorable meal and one of the best I have had in a long time.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 7, 2018

二月七日に利用。料理は最高でも、予約にも拘わらず二人用の狭い、奥の一番場所の悪い席に案内された。二度と利用はしない。

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great as usual - wonderful, accommodating staff. Excellent consideration for gluten free needs. We sat outside on the balcony for a more casual experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Easily one of the best meals my husband and I have ever had! Food was fabulous, and server was excellent. Too bad not everyone dresses appropriately to go out to dinner, but I suppose that's to be expected in a tourist area. Mahalo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and I wanted to go to a place with excellent food and customer service. Once again Roy’s Waikiki provided us with an amazing night of wonderful food and service. All appetizers, main entrées, and desserts were cooked to perfection and I also have to add beautiful presentation. We will definitely come back again and for as many special occasions we can.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I’m sorry I did not like the food
It was bad over cooked ovwrsauced a slip mess
I could not and did not eat
The staff was quite pleasant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Hot waiters, food better than expected. Best crab cake ever!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Incredible meal! Excellent flavors and tasty food all the way from appetizers to dessert. Great staff. You can tell they like being there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This the excessive noise at this restaurant takes away the joy of experiencing the food and service.

Tags: Casual
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