Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

4.3
2216 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 2216 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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cherann
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent salmon and macadamia nut mahi-mahi. Sauces with mahi-mahi delicious. Chocolate soufflé delicious. One of best meals flavor wise.

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MarkM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner, the service & our waitress were impeccable (as always). We always make time to dine at Roy’s wherever we go if it is available. In the last 15 years we have never been disappointed with a meal or the wait staff wherever we have dined at a Roy’s restaurant.

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vipNeilW
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

With family on vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal!

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TruthfullyTania
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, food was impeccable! Great selection and options! The fish is a must always , so fresh and flavorful.

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Utzinger1969
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great service
Mahi Mahi very good
Crab cakes over cooked
Chocolate souffle over cooked

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vipSuzie
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Food great!! Now that they have less tables the noise level is much better.

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vipToddS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food. Had the signature butterfish which was cooked perfectly and quite good. The Ribeye was well prepared but not exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food and service.

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Lovefood
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great! I want to keep going back! The Ahi, anyway they prepare it is wonderful. The service is awesome. The food is the best on the coast.

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hamoaboy
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super fun place with great food and good service

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Kiki
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu seems pared down, which is a bit disappointing. The service was fine, but it didn’t seem as attentive as usual. Perhaps they are keeping trips to table to a minimum. The entree and dessert were good and the pupu was okay. Overall it was good but not your typical Roy’s experience.

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CurtisB
Montana
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

It was for a birthday dinner, the service was excellent however the food wasn’t anything special. The restaurant was very dated and could use an renovation.

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy's Waikoloa is our favorite. We're so glad that they've reopened!

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vipSunsetsandybeaches
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and the staff. Arnie does a fabulous job. Food never disappoints and the bar service is top notch.

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Erica
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and liked the menu. It was a pleasant experience

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KFKr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good location. Lilikoi martini is a must!

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Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and courteous staff. Service is incredible. Food always prepared perfectly. COVID precautions taken very seriously. Delightful place for a meal.

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vipH2018
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We had someone in our party who had an allergy to seafood and almost every dish had an element of seafood in it other than the ribs so would have been nice to have more non-seafood options. But we all enjoyed it very much!

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vipWendy
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A real disappointment. We have been to several Roy’s and it’s always been a treat. Tonight felt like a visit to an expensive Red Lobster. Felt like low end cruise ship food with similar ambiance and service. Too bad.

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DebM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Very glad to be back at Roy's for dinner. Food and wine were excellent. Server #101 was far below the usual Roy's standard. Messed up cocktails, had trouble telling us about menu, did not get wine to table until we were half way through dinner, forgot a dessert, etc.

We will be back but hope for a better server next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall a lively dinner. Ambiance a little boring. Service pretty good. Food an A+.

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vipLindaT
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Everything was just a bit below the standards of the many other Roy's where we have eaten except the food was still great.

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KingQue
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here two times during my stay on the island. Each time was wonderful. Reservations are highly recommended due to covid restrictions. It’s good for a nicer meal on the island. Service is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s dinner celebration

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vipDBrown
Omaha
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails

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Mimo
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food & service. However, room acoustics bad when restaurant at capacity. Diners voices are too loud and little kid's screams & cries annoying

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Sumone
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always amazing at Roy’s! Courtney is awesome and so is Arnie, the GM. Roy’s is one of our favorite date night restaurants. I had the scallops, which was incredible and my husband had the meatloaf loco moco, which he enjoyed. Always order the soufflé!

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vipCLP5
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Love the butterfish- tender and delicious! Chocolate souffle was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fish dishes were excellent but the Mixed Grill and meatloaf were not enjoyed by our party. The ambiance is ok but for the price, we expected better food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roy’s is one of the special place we visit when we come to Hawaii. We had wonderful experiences at the Maui and Oahu locations so naturally we wanted to dine at the Big Island one. We started our dinner with the ahi nachos - definitely a must try if you like poke. The mekajiki (swordfish) was spectacular! It was tender yet flavorful. The macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi was also a winner. Can’t go wrong with either one. The kitchen was running behind so service was a little slow. But our server kept us updated and even gave us free dessert to thank us for our patience. That was unexpected but grately appreciated. Even though they were busy everyone was very friendly and professional. Definitely recommend Roy’s !

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vipPokey
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience for Christmas dinner. We sat at the bar and the bartender, Brandon, suggested an absolutely amazing fish dish for myself. I can’t eat Mahi Mahi so he suggested another fish if they had it. Then I was torn between it and the dynamite scallops so he suggested I get the fish cooked dynamite style. Oh man was he not wrong. The best fish meal I’ve had on the Big Island. We come to this restaurant every time we’re here and they never disappoint. Another successful experience while on vacation. Thanks Roy’s!

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vipDBrown
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spring rolls were excellent. Superb cucumber vodka gimlet special

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LeslieC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas dinner!!! We had a very nice time and all our courses were wonderful!

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vipfoodie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ordered pineapple upside down cake for desert. Some type of mix up. Didn’t arrive.

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missingparis8888
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was Christmas Day and we came for an early family meal. It started out strange when we ordered sparkling water and were told they had none. No explanation. The waiter seemed listless. The food was extremely mediocre and not just some dishes, but almost all. The spring rolls were very salty and otherwise bland, the sauce tasted bottled. Our blackened ahi had a dreadful sauce with no flavor and was cold. The shrimp pasta was very overdone and, again, bland and very unappetizing on the plate. The only dish that was halfway decent were the appetizer ribs but even they were bland. Too bad because all the other meals we’ve had in Hawaii have been excellent...

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Noni96743
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I felt like we had a new waitress. The whole dining experience was disjointed. Waiting at times for food or drink. We got the wrong dessert. It just didn’t flow well. The entrees have gotten smaller and my husband said “there was more fat than meat on the lamb”. Not sure if we’ll go back with those kind of prices.

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CarrieM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT food, very accommodating staff, knowledgeable waiters. Made for a memorable meal on Christmas Eve.

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Seattle
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Everyone was nice, food was good. More info about choices would be nice.

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TeresaE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. The wild board Rangoon were very good. We had steak and blackened ahi tuna. Both were excellent. Drinks were tasty and reasonably priced. The chocolate souffle was the perfect way to end the night.

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 2216 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.