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Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

4.3
4.3
3572 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Roy's Waikoloa is an upbeat resort casual restaurant featuring Hawaii inspired Euro-Asian cuisine. European cooking techniques with an emphasis on local ingredients and bold flavors. An extensive "food friendly" wine list is also available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 886-4321

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Waikoloa

  • Cross street

    Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway

  • Parking details

    Located at the Kings' Shops Waikoloa there is ample parking right outside

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,572 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Innovative

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Most Booked

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  1. P

    Phil

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roy’s is always a great experience. I’ve been a loyal customer over 30 years from its beginning. The food is always the absolute best. Fish is outstanding. Can’t go wrong at Roy’s.
  2. MS

    MatthewS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent with the Beautiful Dining Experience. Food Flawless and Service Studding. Thank You
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. A little noisy
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Martinis on point. Food is consistently good. Fantastic service
  5. M

    Memories

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine, upscale dining experience. Excellent, gourmet food. The scallops and chocolate soufflé were excellent!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Was just okay. Service was good.
  7. c

    chopy

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Lost some luster, not as good as used to be, ordinary
  8. ME

    MikeE

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roy’s was a great time. We have eaten at Roy’s on Maui and Oahu and thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. This Roy’s in Waikoloa was of equal quality. The food was great and the wait staff were very welcoming and attentive. Great dinner!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! We also had a wonderful view!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We waited about 90 minutes for our food.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to go to Roy’s. Everything about it is great. The food the service and the setting. Doesn’t get any better than that.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service5ambience2
    Food was average, not as described on the website. One dish was cold when served. No table cloth, noisy and no atmosphere at all. However, our waiter was very helpful, friendly and apologized. Not worth the price.
  13. CC

    CharleneC

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our only problem was Four of the people in our group ordered the Mixed Grill and when it was served it was lukewarm to cool. However, they did take care of it and after that everything was good. The staff was attentive and very helpful.
  14. CH

    ClaireH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    No atmosphere. Old and dated restaurant. Limited menu but what was served was good
  15. EM

    EllenM

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Nice view. Good service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We got there at earliest seating so got the best table. Food was great. Nice variety on the menu.
  17. RW

    RandyW

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roy’s is always very consistent in quality and service. They provided a birthday desert for my sister - nice touch.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food marginal at best. Restaurant needs a major overhaul. Dirty & worn flooring. Service was friendly and prompt but food wasn’t very good at all. Such a shame we were really looking forward to this since we had missed out going in Maui
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!
  20. MS

    MelS

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We are very familiar with Roy’s having dined in other locations in the past. This experience fell far below our expectations. The interior decor of this restaurant is very institutional, reminding you of an office building. Service was underwhelming. The server offered fresh ground pepper on our salads, which I accepted, but walked away before checking with my husband, so I switched salads with him. We ordered an iceberg wedge and the lettuce was warm. I ordered Mahi Mahi, figuring it would be cooked to perfection in Hawaii, but it was overcooked and dry. This was our least favorite meal on our vacation.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    This meal was a major bummer. Our waitress was having a rough day and there were some strange mistakes made. Getting drinks we didn’t order or she’d order a dessert we didn’t ask for and tell us we’d love it. We have allergies we have to be careful with and sometimes don’t want to explain everything if a server insists on a different menu item to try. Etc…for the money paid for 5 people to eat it was a disappointment. Also my opakapaka looked like it had been previously frozen and was lifeless and dried out tasting.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time to Hawaii celebrating our honeymoon. After two weeks of meals out and as someone who has spent a decade plus in food hospitality this was by far away the best dining experience we had: food, drinks, service, value. Highly recommend.
  23. SD

    SD28

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were seated in noisy bar area, we asked hostess for seating at open table by the window, she declined Appetizer Poke was plain, tasteless, the wonton chips stale Quality has changed at this location
  24. GK

    GregK

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Each of us had a different entree. The scallops, misoyaki fish, mac nut whitefish and filet were all cooked perfectly and the sauces were very tasty. While pricey, this jas been the best meal of our first week on the Big Island.
  25. EI

    EvaI

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 43rd wedding anniversary and the service, dinner and dessert were fabulous!
  26. P

    Playa

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Not our first time at Roy’s at Waikoloa but it may be our last. With the exception of our server Emily who was wonderful, the food and the atmosphere was just okay. The fish was over cooked; the filet had a mushy texture. It may have been a one time issue, as previous visits prior to COVID were not disappointing. One person in our party worked for OSI for years and frequented the Chicago location. The food and ambiance in Chicago were far superior to this location, as he relates, and was disappointed in what this location has become. There are many good options for dining on the Big Island, this is no longer on the list of recommendations we will give to friends who visit.
  27. JA

    JoAnC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you ! Superb service and great food. We loved it
  28. DM

    DonnaM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations important. We ate early after listening to John Keawe at Kings Court and had a wonderful leisurely dinner while it was still light and had a front table so could look at the lake and watch the birds diving for fish. Pleasantly surprised with the whole experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Waitress & all service great!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I had the misoyaki butterfish, which I felt was not prepared as well as the previous times I have had it. Also, the black rice that accompanied it was cold. I have been eating at Roy’s ever time I come to the Big Island over the last 10 years and have always looked forward to it. This time I noticed a difference in the quality of the food. One thing that remained excellent was the chocolate soufflé.
  31. LC

    LoriC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for husband's birthday while staying on the Big Island. Food was absolutely delicious. Only disappointment was the surf n turf not available and my husband was looking forward to the lobster but was substituted the firecracker shrimp which was delicious. Comped both of our desserts for his birthday!!! Highly recommended for anyone to try!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was a family get together, my steak was salty, no steak sauce available, crab cakes were bland no flavor. The noise level below lanai window area echos up loud. The waitress had a flat affect and mood was irritable. She forgot about us. We usually go every few months for a treat we are local. I just found it to be disappointing this time. They need change the menu too, it’s boring. Also stood there at entrance I guess hostess had her head down for a good 5-8 minutes then acted like she didn’t know I was there or I wasn’t helped yet.
  33. JE

    JeffE

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Beautiful fish and meat dishes but severely dated decor
  34. DH

    DorisH

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We came specifically for seafood since we live in AZ where it is not abundant. My husband had Butterfish (Alaskan) which was delicious. I ordered the steamed Opaca (locally caught) and it was dry and tasteless. Our waitress noticed that I was leaving half of it on my plate uneaten, so she actually asked me if it was dry (she must know about this dish). When I politely said yes, she told me that she was going to remove my entree from the bill. I was pleasantly surprised and grateful. On a better note, the crispy Brussels sprouts appetizer was fantastic!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent after arguing with hostess to improve seating location since it was our anniversary
  36. PA

    PaloAltofoodie

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My husband and I had a delicious dinner at Roy's. We were seated at a table with a nice view overlooking a pond. My husband had a perfectly cooked medium rare filet. I ordered the daily fish special which was opakapaka Hawaiian pink snapper prepared in a ginger soy cilantro pesto. It was spectacular! We topped it off with Roy's chocolate soufflé which was very good. Our only complaint was that we ordered dessert when we ordered our meal. Menu mentioned it would take 30 mins. It was a good hour before the dessert appeared.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for the first night on our honeymoon and the service was 10/5!! They were amazing. The food was delicious. I cannot thank the staff enough for this experience! I cannot wait to come back to the island just to eat and experience this amazing service again.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    poor service and cold food
  39. EI

    EvaI

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We were celebrating our 43rd anniversary with out of town guests who left today and there was no “celebration” or acknowledgement of our special anniversary, which was disappointing.
  40. GF

    GulleysFoil

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived early on a Monday night and we were taken to our table immediately. Along the way staff greeted us. The waitress explained the menu and suggested several dishes. We shared the Szechuan ribs as an appetizer. It was large enough to eat as a meal. My husband had the Opakapaka and I had the Butterfish . They were both delicious. Our waitress warned we would need to allow 30 minutes for the chocolate soufflé and pineapple upside down cake so we ordered them early. Everything was delicious. The service was amazing! I love restaurants where the entire staff can tell you their favorite dish and Roy’s is like that. Best of all, my husband was impressed!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 886-4321.

Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 3572 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

250 Waikoloa Beach Drive E-1, Waikoloa, HI 96738

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway

  • Neighborhood

    Waikoloa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Located at the Kings' Shops Waikoloa there is ample parking right outside

  • Payment options

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

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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