Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

4.1
2622 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 2622 people are saying
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seachris
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was outstanding. From the drinks to ahi poke nachos to misoyaki butterfish to the chocolate soufflé.. Delicious!! We went to Eating House 1849 on Kauai and had to come to Roy’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi…best…fish…ever!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We were celebrating our 27th anniversary which was indicated on our open table reservation. It was not acknowledged in anyway. The wedge was extremely overdressed. We also had the steamed opakapaka and Dynamite Opa. Everything we ate was too salty. Based on the food, we decided to forgo dessert. Very disappointed to have celebrated our anniversary here.

JP
vipJeffreyP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location, excellent food (try the wild boar appetizer), and great service. Our best meal on the island.

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Sharma
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food quality exceptional would go back bigly

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Chicken egg rolls not good. Meatloaf used to be delicious in years past. Just ok now. Place needs an update. Boring decor.

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TomA
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dynamite Crab Encrusted Ono--freshest, tastiest fish I've had ever. Sides--Brussels sprouts and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes--Fantastic! Same with onion rings. Waited a year to get back to Roy's--worth the wait!

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ScottM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Roy's. The food and service was fantastic and the views of the lake were beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We frequent restaurants from casual to fine dining. We don’t usually do chain restaurants, but was convinced otherwise to give this location a try. We came towards the end of the night was greeted immediately and kindly. We quickly recognized the expediency of service was due to our reservation in relation to closing time. We felt rushed throughout our dinner, a steak dish my brother ordered was not adequately cooked(He’s a chef at a very popular restaurant in LA). We sent it back and ordered a different dish that was better. It was made known that our dinner was due to an anniversary, but that occasion was not acknowledged. Overall we were very disappointed with our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night on the Island celebration. The food was outstanding, the service was attentive. It could not have been better.

KB
KarlaB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was mediocre especially for the price. Would not go back again

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Traveler
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner, excellent service, and a fabulous view of the Golf Course and Pond.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We went for our anniversary based on reputation. The food was just ok but I was quite disappointed with the state of the place. The chairs are peeling and the carpet is absolutely disgusting. They walked us down to a nice table by the lake…right past a huge stain, and seated us on cracked faux leather chairs. Peeling! Honestly the food is promising but I just couldn’t get past how run down it is. For what they charge (and it’s fair for an upscale restaurant) it is not up to par.

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AdrienneE
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Roy's. Although the restaurant is in a shopping center, the atmosphere is nice. We got a window seat overlooking a lake. Service was friendly & attentive. Tables were well spread out & all staff we saw were masked. Had a few cocktails. I tried the Kohala Gold which was surprisingly strong for a restaurant drink. They bring complimentary edamame, which had some kind of oil & seasoning on it. I loved it...could've eaten the whole bowl myself. Hubby ordered a wedge salad. It was good, but slightly overdressed. Hubby had the meatloaf which was super flavorful & a huge portion. Sides were on point as well, although he said he could've done without the onion rings. I had the mix grill. The short ribs were fall apart tender & very flavorful. The shrimp were large & had a tasty, tangy tomato based sauce. The potatoes gratin were just OK for me, not quite my taste. Both dishes were presented beautifully. We finished off the evening with Roy's signature chocolate souffle (which we ordered earlier because it takes longer). It was perfection. Chewy, crisp on the outside & gooey chocolate goodness on the inside with the perfect accompaniment of vanilla ice cream. They even decorated the plate & comped our dessert. We would definitely come here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I were vacationing on the Big Island and made reservations fir dinner at Roy’s. We’ve been to Roy’s on other islands as well as at home in California and we’ve always enjoyed our meals. Well Roy’s did not disappoint. We were able to get a table looking at the lake so that made for a nice ambience. Our meal started with complimentary edamame seasoned with sesame oil and sea salt. Very tasty! Our entrees of choice were the surf and turf and the opakapaka. Both were prepared perfectly and was delicious !we ended our meal with some kona coffee ice cream. Perfect evening!

GL
GeneL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy's was recommended to us from friends who had been here previously, from the Mainland.
It met our expectations, beginning with Courtney, who was very attentive to our needs through out our meal.
Thank you Courtney!
Vicki and Gene

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

You really cannot go wrong with Roy’s. Upper scale dining that is always consistent, from the food to the service. Had the miso butterfish, always good but find it too saucy at times. The Hawaiian martini and the me soufflé though…on point. Highly recommended.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

My wife is allergic to mushrooms and we let the restaurant know upon our arrival. We also asked our server to confirm that the spring rolls we were ordering did not have mushrooms. He confirmed with the kitchen that they were mushroom free. So my wife had a bite of the spring rolls and immediately discovered they did indeed include mushrooms. Thankfully my wife is okay, but I had to run across the street and buy Benedryl and she was miserable all night. When pressed further, our server says he asked the wrong person. They brought us a different appetizer and the guy who brought it out was joking around saying this one "has extra mushrooms." It's a shame because this is a safety issue and a restaurant charging prices like they do should be much more attentive. Needless to say, it ruined our dinner. The actual food was sub-par for the prices they charged. Even without the mushroom debacle, I would not go back.

KB
KarenB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks were good, rice was good, service good but vegetables with blackened ahi were not good and we’re chewy.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Poor service, outdated accommodations, Opa dish way overcooked!!! What a disappointment. Went to Roy’s in Oahu many years ago and had an amazing dining experience. Waikoloa location was huge let down!!!

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vipWoody
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Inattentive, slow service. Under cooked raw fish. Mediocre food at high prices. Staff was friendly.

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Fredcap
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

,our entree was extremely late to us. We were a table f 3 and were there almost 3 hours.

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MauiLovers
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary at Roy’s we enjoyed the macadamia nut crusted Opah & Butterfish. Both were prepared to perfection & were delicious! We were surprised with chocolate molten cake & ice cream to celebrate our anniversary. The wine list offered several great choices & our server was very knowledgeable in guiding our selection. Our only disappointment was that they were not serving the spicy tuna roll sushi that was a staple for many years….Covid has disputed that for now but hopefully it will return to the menu.

I highly recommend Roy’s for a special occasion or ‘just because’….you won’t be disappointed!

WG
WendyG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husbands bday and everything was great! Roys never disappoints

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vipHoward
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Roy’s, we go there once or twice every time we come to the Island. Everybody is always so friendly, the food is delicious, the service is great and Brandon is the best.

MA
MARoss
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not what we expected built on a name felt like it was a get you in and out quickly not a sit down relax and enjoy restaurant

MB
vipMarleneB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good! The service was as well. However, our reservation was for 4:30. We rushed to get there on time. The door wasn’t unlocked/opened until 4:45

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
246 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Their desserts are great, the rest of the food was a little bland and overpriced. Our server was wonderful but other staff were more interested in watching sports on the TV screens at the bar. The decor needs work, the lighting was awful and carpet was worn. Overall a decent option within the King's Shops area. Disappointed they had no outdoor option during the pandemic.

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vipKeefer
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good, but my entree wasn’t very hot. My husband initially received the incorrect order, but our server made it right and identified a mismatch between the QR code menu and what the chefs see when preparing the food.

JM
JoanneM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The waiter could have cared less about us or our evening this is the worst dinner we have had on the island I am extremely disappointed as I have always one to Maui Roy’s and totally loved it it was elegant and service impeccable this however was a disgrace to the Roy name

MS
MikeS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Peppercorn Crusted Island Ahi was much better than the Roy’s Blackened Ahi. The Spring Rolls were good and the Chocolate Soufflé was excellent!
Our server Stephanie, I think, was excellent as well and made our dinner very enjoyable.
August 28, 2021

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dosas
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Great food, as always. Misoyski butterfish and Surf & Turf. Great cocktails (Hawaiian Martinis). VERY noisy and we were seated in a very high traffic area - too crowded for indoor dining with rising Covid cases. Recommend outdoor dining options (or places with more space) until things settle down, but make your own choices.

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vipTreehousedad
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We are huge Roy’s fans (I have a drawer full of T-shirts from different Roy’s around the country) and have had wonderful meal experiences at this restaurant before. On this visit, we were disappointed. The lights were up and the tables were bare, creating a stark, cavernous feeling instead the intimate cool vibe we were used to. The menu was a far cry from the selection we have come to know in the past, with more diner (meatloaf?) and less pan-Asian selections. The food we ordered was good, but not particularly memorable, however our server was very good and did her best to give us a good experience. We had planned a second trip back to Roy’s later during this visit but I have cancelled that reservation and we will give somewhere else a try this trip. We sincerely hope you get your mojo back!

CW
CW1234
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is good but pretty pricey.

Not what I was expecting based on previous visits to Roy's.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Overrated dining experience. Food under seasoned and menu very limited with uninspired sides to accompany main entree. Understanding Covid can influence staffing for service our waiter was not able to give the attention deserved for the prices reflected on menu. Prices high, service low means customer loses and not likely to return.

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FrankL
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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Carole
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food excellent. Boar rangoons were of note. My husband ordered the 10 oz Waygu + Lobster (5 stars) and I ordered the crusted MahiMahi-Our server was less than interested, and ignored us for the most part. Brandon - a sous chef I think -made up for it with professional and outstanding customer service at the end of our visit.

LG
LonniG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved are server and the bartender went above and beyond.

DS
DaleS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really good food. Good wine list. Interior could be updated.

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 4.1 stars by 2622 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.