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 96734
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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Good for Anniversaries (75)
Good for a Date (67)
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Local Ingredients (65)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Romantic (40)
Notable Wine List (38)
Tasting Menu (33)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Groups (30)
Authentic (27)
Hot Spot (25)
Casual (24)
Fun (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Kid-friendly (18)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
People Watching (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Seasonal (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Organic (5)
Vegan (4)
Waterfront (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service. Expensive.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were great, but the freezing air conditioning made for a miserable experience. They handed out jackets to the victims at the next table. Sure they comped our desserts, but just turn up the temperature! Why should we freeze in Waikiki?

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Butterfish was a little rich for me, but overall it was a fantastic evening.

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·Dined 4 days ago

17時に夕食で伺いました。
サンセットメニューです。
サービス良し、美味しく大変満足しました。
また、伺いたいなと思います。

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

We had the spare ribs and mahi mahi for the main course and chocolate souffle for dessert. All were wonderful.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had been to the Roy’s on Maui on a previous trip to Hawaii and enjoyed it immensely. Compared to that experience the Roy’s at Waikiki was a disappointment. Despite the upscale decor and effort to create a luxurious dining experience, the large tourist crowd and boisterous environment makes for a noisy and somewhat distracting meal.

As for the food, quite frankly it was rather bland. A Caesar salad was actually a tossed salad and quite ordinary. The Chinese spring rolls had a spicy dipping sauce but the spring rolls themselves needed more flavor. Macadamia crusted mahi-mahi was unremarkable and the steamed opa also was on the bland side. Desserts were the star of the show but it’s never a good sign if the best part of the meal is the sweet course which is hard to screw up in the first place.

As for service, it was efficient but not necessarily in a good way. The server was a bit brusque and not entirely friendly.

The next time we are in Honolulu we will try some places not as obvious. At the risk of using a cliche, Roy’s appears to have become a victim of it’s own success.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Been here before sever times. This time the food was good but service was a little slow. Would recommend but. 🤙🏽

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went there for Restaurant Week. Special menu was excellent. Kampachi appetizer was really good, would buy it as a entrée. Tried the Lamb Shank, it was fantastic, great flavor, fall off the bone tender. Desert was a good finish. Service by Lani made the experience complete. She was attentive and went out her way to make the dining experience special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great dining experience overall. Food and service were bang on. Former certified chef.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Not outstanding. Food ok, service ok...waiter took forever to bring 2nd glass of wine. Probably forgot.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful evening. Excellent food, with a very nice wait staff. They made us feel like we were the only one's in the restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Celebrated a friend’s birthday here. Roy’s food is consistently well prepared. Loved the zucchini in bao bun appetizer. 3 course vegan meal for $45 - delicious butter lettuce salad, excellent and filling hearts of palm filled pasta entree, kiwi dessert a bit too sweet for my taste. You do have to ask for the vegan menu. Excellent, upbeat service. Casual atmosphere, quite noisy but still a good all around choice for anything but a serious business meeting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Made a reservation before going, highly recommend this as it is very popular. Greated warmly and as I had arrived a bit early they offered the bar while we waited. we were seated promptly and taken care of very well. The service throughout the night was excellent. The staff must communicate very well as we were never asked twice about anything and never left waiting. we ordered the Roy special with the wine; highly recommend this especially if you have never tried pairing wines to the different courses of a meal; they do it for you and they do it well. I had the macadamia tuna; huge portion and excellent. The only drawback is the restaurant is noisy; I could hear my table but there was a lot of energy in the restaurant and tis could bother older people with hearing aids. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Good food and good service, will be back!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always awesome celebrating with Roys. They really do make you feel special. Celebrating a birthday, service was great from beginning to end. Always first choice when we come upon a special occasion:)

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Some good values with prix fixe, tasting menu, or appetizer portions. We sat outside which was not serene because of the traffic but pleasant anyway. Terrific service, fancy food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Since my husband and I met we have been going to this Roy’s every year to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The service is the best, we love their food, and the soufflé is my absolute favorite dessert. Their staff is the most professional I have ever encountered. We will be back!

My husband enjoyed a dish with 3 fish items- a salmon, butterfish, and mahi mahi. Delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not the best this time. Everything was okay, nothing was great. Too bad Roys is our go to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Roys' Tasting Menu with matched wines was great value and food was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

You know a restaurant has to be great (*disclaimer - I already knew Roy's was a fabulous restaurant) when you see Iron Chef/Food Network icon Chef Robert Irvine walk in to have dinner!!
The food and drinks were - as always - first class ! !
The servers were very friendly.
I highly recommend the Butterfish - it melts in your mouth

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A Taste of Hawaii ??

This is where you will find food and flavors from various ethnic groups living in Hawaii. The standout was the BBQ ribs so tender that the meat was falling off the bones and the sauce finger licken good. Many of the other dishes were disappointing. Crab cakes tasted old, the trio of fish (black cod, salmon, and mahi-mahi) were covered in an overpowering sauce that made it difficult to taste the delicate flavors of the fish. Having read about lettuce being grown and Harvested on the Islands, I was looking forward to tasting the delicate flavors of the butter lettuce. Sadly, the dressing was overpowering. Portions are huge and I made the mistake of ordering the chocolate soufflé aka Lava cake?? Too heavy. Maybe mango, lemon or pineapple soufflé or a sorbet would be more to my taste. Wait staff very attentive .

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Was my first time to this one I live in San Francisco been there a lot, the Hawaii one is really much nicer with a better menu and not as noisy. The staff where FABULOUS and got a chance to meet the Manager she was just lovely so personable, what a delightfully wonderful woman

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This restaurant has tons of recommendations so we chose it for our anniversary. We really enjoyed it overall. The service was excellent, the food was above average. Best part was dessert, so don’t miss it!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

My husband and I were there early for our 7:15pm reservation and chose to be seated outdoors in a side area of quiet and pleasant surroundings. The service was not exquisite as in the Maui Roy's at Ka'ananapali Golf Course, as, I am comparing the two. The drink was sub par, unlike the one served in Maui, which was above common and most assuredly wonderful, I had ordered the Pina colada, and my husband the virgin one. I could go on and on but the food too was sub par in comparison to Maui's Roy's. Volume does not make up for quality is all I can say. It saddened me that the commercialism had the affect it had on such a wonderful operation.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Restaurant has no atmosphere and extremely noisy so much so it is unpleasant. Food is good but on the expensive side.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food, lots of options, good quality and presentation

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The appetizers were ordinary size but the entree were pretty small with no flavors. The service was awful. Don’t recommend it. For Japanese food better go to Shokudo

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This is the best Roy's from all the other places. Everything clicks here from the food, location, ambiance and the staff. Very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Reliable and yet each visit is a unique experience. Delightful wait staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Roy’s Waikiki did everything we asked in our OpenTable request, we had a wonderful meal at a quiet table. We were drawn in by the early bird prix fixe menu, and were delighted with the poke appetizer, steak and scampi entree and the chocolate soufflé dessert!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Despite having a reservation, we had to wait 15 min for a table. Food is not superb, just Asian fusion.
Overpriced. Overrated.
They give you a welcoming free edamame with a spicy peanut sauce. Your palate gets numb after eating this. You just want to drink more and more. The old trick of cheap pubs. Extra salt or extra spice to sell more alcohol.
There is plenty of nice places in Hawaii, don’t waste your money at Roy’s

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing service. Our waiter Kepa was on point. Great service and was very good with our 18 month old

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and impeccable service. The indoor dining area is pretty crowded and noisy. They need to add some acoustical treatment in the Fink g room to buffer the noise.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Delicious food - I think the Butterfish was the best fish I've ever had! Great service as well, very friendly and helpful with menu selections and prompt in serving food/clearing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was great of course. One thing that was particularly good was the miso butterfish with wasabi sauce. I would definitely recommend it (I had it in the beachwalk trio). I think the best part of our meal though was the service. Our waiter was very energetic and seemed excited to be doing his job which isn’t always the case. The wait staff in general were also very helpful and were very attentive to us. They were even nice enough to take our picture multiple times with a smile on their face.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent service and food was outstanding
Had dinner with wine pairings and I truly enjoyed it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. A little pricey, but its Hawaii. We went there while on vacation. It was a bit loud, but the food was great. Nice wine list too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Roy's is one of my favorite restaurants. Everything about it is fabulous, from the delicious food, great service, and overall fun and enjoyable ambience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was fantastic as always. Our waiter, Dean, was Checking in often and keeping drinks filled. Dean had extensive knowledge of the menu. The food is always spectacular. Spare ribs and escargot appetizers are both quite filling and delicious. Be prepared, you get four or five ribs ! The beach walk trio was a superb choice. Small portions of salmon, Butterfish and mahi-mahi. The pickled daikon with the salmon was one of the best things I've ever tasted !! All three pieces were cooked perfectly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

great location
great service
great food
we had a great time overall. Thank you

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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