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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (80)
Good for Anniversaries (71)
Creative Cuisine (71)
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Good for a Date (67)
Local Ingredients (66)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Notable Wine List (43)
Romantic (40)
Tasting Menu (32)
Hot Spot (28)
Casual (27)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Authentic (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Fun (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Kid-friendly (18)
Comfort Food (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
People Watching (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (10)
Seasonal (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Organic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Spicy (3)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food with a great selection. The wait staff are outstanding . I can't wait to return.

You cant go wrong.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service were great, but the place is huge and a bit impersonal. Also very noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing meal. Butterfish was delicious! Complimentary dessert for our anniversary was much appreciated!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was beyond delicious & beautifully presented. Fortress cab was so smooth. Couldn't resist dessert!!! Thank you for a memorable evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing and our server was excellent!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The service and food were wonderful, but it was so loud. They were very busy and appeared like a well oiled machine, but it was a struggle to have any type of a conversation, and that disappointing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Great all good

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I was very glad to know there was a vegan menu (from Happy Cow App) but disappointed to see it wasn't available until I asked for it. But worse was the saltiness of the main meal - so salty I should have sent it back. The ingredients list was interesting but the result was not. My omni partner also found his meal too salty. Please continue to provide vegan meals but the standard of cooking needs to be higher.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This was my first visit to Roy’s and I had a Hawaiian fish, Pomfret, which was the BEST fish, this non-fish lover ever had! Everything about Roy’s, each course, the service, the ambiance was fabulous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love Roy’s restaurants. There is one in Bonita Springs, Florida where we have a place, and we eat there every time we are in Florida. Needless to say we certainly enjoyed Roy’s here in Wakiki.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

So good. Could enjoy Hawaiian Japanese style foods even for us as Japanese.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice meal. Good flavors. Salmon was very good. Portions fair.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We went to this restaurant to celebrate our honeymoon. The food was delicious. Serving sizes were perfect and we had 4 courses. The dessert especially was divine. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

One of the best dinners I've had

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was a great meal and exceptional service. The only negative was the large table of loud people that kept drinking and entering others’ personal space. Made it nearly impossible to have a conversation at our table.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always a great dinner at Roy’s. Highly recommend the butter fish. Little bit noisy, but excellent service more than made up for that.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Noise level was beyond excessive. Although the food was great and expertly presented, the restaurant suffered significantly because of excessive noise levels. It was not possible to have a normal conversation without having to shout - - which, of course, added to the unpleasant din. Considering all, the experience was not worth the high prices. I will probably not ever go there again (although I visit Waikiki at least once a year for extended stays). Nor can I recommend it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is our favorite Waikiki restaurant. We always enjoy experiencing the new items on the menu. The wait staff is always helpful and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food was great, and the service was outstanding! Would definitely come back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Oh dear Lord this was amazing.

My wife and I joined up with old friends (locals) for this one. We had heard about Roy’s, but nothing we heard lived up to the actual experience. It was divine.

You simply must eat here.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I ordered a Shellfish Orzo "Mac & Cheese". The description says "Lobster Tail, Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Prosciutto, Lemon, Tarragon". I could not see crab that is stuffed in jumbo shrimps and could hardly taste lobster tail. The dish was overwhelmed by the tarragon flavor and temperature of the dish was lower than I expected. It would have been better if the chef could warm up the plate before serving - It was so disappointing for a 53-dollar dish. This price was $7 higher than it was on the menu - doubly disappointing-- but I paid without complaining. I would rather recommend their tasting menu as their prices are set and obvious. Tasting dishes are good except that their entree choices have not changed for several years.

My husband said the Frying Dragon that he ordered was good. I would rather eat Unagi itself in the form of nigiri sushi. But this sushi was nicely made for local Hawaiians who love sweet- shoyu-kind taste. So he loved it. If you want to satisfy both your local and traditional Japanese taste buds in the form of sushi, I would recommend "Omakase" at Sushi Sasabune. Pricy but worth it. They also take temperature of the dishes into consideration. You just let the sushi chef do their things before your eyes.

At Roy's, I was given a Japanese menu at first. The menu items were not descriptive enough to visualize the dishes as they were in the English menu and there are no prices written down on the menu. Why? They need to be more considerate to tell Japanese speakers the cost of their items as well. I am sure they would like to know the prices of dishes unless their menu items are all market prices.

With all critical feedback, however, I still recommend their desert dishes as most of items are excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is the third Tim at Roy’s this year. Three strikes and you are out for the money. Ruth Chris around the corner so much better.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Thanksgiving dinner, salad, and dessert is amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a great time and it was great that they offered a thanksgiving special dinner. We also enjoyed the wine pairings with the 4 course prix fixe menu. Conveniently located in waikiki and the food was terrific. Wait service was excellent and the table was comfortable for two

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This is one of our favorite Waikiki restaurants.the staff is super friendly and the food is absolutely wonderful. Meatloaf is the best.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Came here for my first time in Hawaii and absolutely loved it! If I ever come back to Hawaii I will definitely be returning here, our waitress was very knowledgeable in everything that was on the menu as well as super friendly

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very prompt and professional service. Several nice touches with a pre-dinner snack and post dinner sweet. The tuna was excellent. Busy place with many large parties.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Overall, my wife and I had a fantastic meal at Roy’s.

I started with the sous vide pork belly and my wife started with the Waimanolo salad. The pork belly was exceptionally well done and the flavor combination with the sauce was spot on. The salad was a standard mixed greens salad. The wine was reasonable. They could probably use a few more middle-of-the road options but that may not reflect what they sell. Incidentally, if you want a DRC they do have one on the menu.

For mains, my wife had the seared Ahi and I had the Misoyaki Butterfish. The Ahi was terrific and we both really enjoyed it. While it may sound like I’m laying it on a little thick, the Butterfish was exceptional. Probably one of the best pieces of fish I’ve ever had. It’s definitely a must if you’re eating here for the first time.

Our server warned us ahead of time the soufflé takes about 30 minutes to make so we pre-ordered one. It was similarly excellent and lived up to the hype.

While our service was very good, my one point of contention was the pace of the meal. There was minimal spacing between appetizer and entree and similarly minimal spacing between entree and dessert. Our server, while great, laid the check down while we were still eating which wasn’t appreciated. The time stamp on the bill was 59 minutes after we had sat down. We were finishing our glasses of wine after dessert and she came by to see if she could clear up the check for us. Again, not appreciated.

On the whole, I think the food at Roy’s is great and the service generally very good. I do, however, think that the restaurant packs their reservations fairly tightly. While this maximizes earnings, it did sour the evening a little. I would have expected a restaurant of this caliber to pace things a little better. If I’m spending $50USD on an entree, I’d like some time to enjoy it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Awesome as always!

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Roy's. The frying dragon roll was fantastic as well as the set menu. Server was attentive and food brought out quickly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

An amazing experience from beginning to end. Fantastic service, delicious food, and a great location in Waikiki. If you’ve never eaten at Roy’s, it’s worth every penny!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We were on vacation in Waikiki and the last time I visited I had a wonderful meal at Roy's. This time was no exception. I did however order the same thing I ordered 4 years ago! My husband ordered the 4 course meal which was more than enough to share the appetizers and dessert with me. Service was fantastic. Servers were friendly and attentive. We will be back again next trip!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was great and the special request was on point! Thank you for the amazing experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I ordered one of the Restaurant Week specials, the veal shank. The core of the first order was not hot. The second order was warm but acceptable but when consuming the small "roasted" potato, it was cold in the center. I then request the mahi mahi special which was ok.

I has ordered a specialty drink the the second serving was different from the first. The second did not have a piece of citrus, I forgot if it was lemon skin or the skin of an orange but I had to bring this to the attention of the server who then brought a piece to be added to my cocktail.

The Manager came by twice once to check on the second veal shank and delivered the mahi mahi replacement dish.

When done with my meal and the check was presented to me, the server gave me two coupons/certificates for a chocolate dessert for use during my next visit. I don't think this was an adequate compensation for the poor meal and service. Needless to say, I will not be returning.

Also, I have had meals at other Roy's and a number of times at the Waikiki location for out of town guest and business associates but no more.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and service. Expensive.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Mu husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Roy's. The service was excellent and the food was even better. We would certainly recommend Roy's for anyone looking for great food and wonderful evening out.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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

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