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Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

4.2
4.2
3110 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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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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 3,110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for Groups

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Romantic

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Special Occasion

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Darpave

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    57 reviews

    Dined today

    overall1food2service3ambience3

    Never again. I should know better by now to stay away from chains especially near resorts. The hostess was nice as was our server although he was not as attentive as he should have been for an allegedly upscale place. They started us off with a bowl of edamame with some spice and salt that was ok but oily and not fresh. Should be simply steamed and salted and fresh. Meh. Then the house salad that was ok but with an absurdly sweet dressing. The chicken spring rolls were predictably microwaved and so salty they bordered on inedible. And the piece de resistance was the cloyingly sweet butterfish. It almost made my teeth hurt. if we’d stuck with a steak maybe it would have been ok. The chocolate soufflé was good but too little too late. We did have a nice premier cru Chablis so all was not lost. We learned our lesson and will look for small local places from now on

  2. RA

    RAYK

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stopped in for a drink and pupus and dessert my wife had a great chocolate martini. Great place to stop after a day touring the Big Island.

  3. S

    Slick

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Birthday. Our waiter was nice enough to comp the birthday dessert.

  4. b

    buzzbomb

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We weren’t impressed with the food or drinks. I ordered a Bombay martini and it was very watered down. We split the wedge salad which was just average, nothing special. I had the salmon and my husband had mahi-mahi crusted with macadamia nuts. They were both tasty but again nothing special. Quality of the food did not jive with the expensive pricing.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location and excellent food

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    25th Anniversary celebration on the Big Island. Food amazing! Scallops were fabulous!Pineapple upside down cake was incredible! Restaurant needs a remodel.

  7. F

    Fritzy

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We celebrated our 56th wedding anniversary at Roy's Waikoloa HI. We were greeted upon check in with Happy Anniversary and when our waiter came to greet us he said Happy Anniversary too. We shared the wedge salad upon the waiter's suggestion. My husband ordered Filet Mignon which was perfectly prepared as ordered. I ordered macadamia nut crusted white fish which was delicious. We were treated to our dessert since we were celebrating our anniversary. We will definitely return to the restaurant.

  8. TW

    TsrsW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The food is excellent, but the kitchen was very very very slow. Our dinner for 2 took 1.5 hours. The server was great and apologized profusely and comped our desserts, and a slow meal wasn't the worst thing that could happen by far, but it was still a hitch in an otherwise great evening.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were dining here because we were staying at the Marriott’s Waikoloa and we enjoy dining at any of Roy’s many locations. We’ve been to almost all his restaurants. Food is always top notch. Service is impeccable. We always have a great time dining at Roy’s.

  10. SM

    SchellonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good! Food was excellent! Pork chops snd ribs were excellent!

  11. MB

    ManuelB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    The food was excellent. The service was excellent, fast and friendly.

  12. d

    dreamer

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Mothers Day dinner. Very efficient service. Server was very knowledgeable with food and wine. There was a good mix of tourists and locals - always a good sign. The restaurant itself is dated and could use some updates but food was beautifully presented and serving size was good.

  13. CM

    CarolM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful, delicious food, server was the best. Mahalo

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service in all aspects, they went above and beyond.

  15. l

    love2eat

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    On entering , early for reservation . We asked to sit at the bar to have a pre dinner cocktail. We were told the bar is full. But we can seat you now. No request to follow just all of a sudden to host darted off and expected us to follow. On passing the bar , noted two open seats. Surprised by the condition of the furniture, for bring an upscale restaurant. Chipped table. Under cooked steak returned to kitchen on return still rare. Great waiter.

  16. KM

    KarenM

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Ahi Tuna I’ve ever eaten. Perfect meal.

  17. p

    pinkpainter

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    My husband and son had the Mahi fish special. My son sent his back because the fish was so tough that he thought they overcooked it. They brought him a new dish and it was just as bad as the first one. I can’t imagine how you can make Mahi so tough. I tried my husbands and. It was like chewing a very tough piece of steak. Not like fish at all. My wedge salad was good and my son loved the crab cakes and the chocolate mousse. But in Hawaii you should be able to serve good Mahi.

  18. DR

    DerekR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Fish served cooked, potatoes and vegetables were cool. Set back and replaced but no better despite kitchen managers promise of better food. Did not like eating my own very nice surf and turf on my own whilst my wife waited for her replacement. Worst meal experience at Roy’s in 20 + years. One main compt. Not going back anytime soon.

  19. WM

    WilliamM

    Treasure Coast

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good food but pricey

  20. A

    Anastasia

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Bring a sweater, it’s like sitting in a refrigerator! Always have loved Roy’s anyway but disappointed this time. Maybe not what it used to be? Mahi mahi and pork chop entrees both dry and over cooked. Salad was so underdressed as to be lacking flavor. Rangoon appetizer was delicious but that’s about it.

  21. KM

    KarenM

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Outstanding fish and the meat loaf was perfect.

  22. G

    Goodfood

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant on the big island! Worth the drive up the hill! Food is local and fresh, and the service is outstanding.

  23. RC

    ReidC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have dined at Roy's Waikolaa several times over the years and Roy's on Maui also. Always consistently excellent. Best restaurant on the Big Island and one of the best we have been to around the world. We will be back.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    The drinks and appetizers were great, but 5 out of our 7 entrees were cold and needed to be sent back. So we ate in shifts. Our meals were completely redone, but as a result,came back well after two of our party had already eaten their dinner. One of our entrees was mahi mahi and was very fishy, the manager graciously took it off of our bill, but didn’t ask if we would like something different. For the price point, we expected a lot more. Not the Roy’s we are accustomed to.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We had a good time. Gave us the perfect table spot and staffs are accommodating! 🥰

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The food was very bland and just ok. The price was not worth it. The appetizer and dessert were what we liked the most. Service was a bit slow and food was cold when the main dishes were served.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Slow service; entrees came out cold … no table cloths … it wasn’t the Roy’s we’ve loved over the years. Sad and disappointing.

  28. S

    Sparky

    Denver

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    Overpriced and underwhelming. Food was fine, but not the dining experience we were expecting. .

  29. P

    Pamela

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    Roy's used to be our favorite spot to eat while on the Big Island. But this time, the experience was different. The bartender was carrying on conversation pretty much the whole time with co-workers. The food was good, and the service was good. It seems like it has gotten a lot more casual and less of a nice place for a date night.

  30. WG

    WendyG

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Roys waikoloa never disappoints! Our server Heather was awesome and food and mai tais were excellent!

  31. RS

    RussellS

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The 4 of us have been celebrating our birthdays here,,, stay the course

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Excellent meal, excellent service! Restaurant in need of updating.

  33. C

    Carlotta

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, friendly service. Would love some outdoor seating--maybe they had it but we did not see it.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Priceless experience 15th Wedding Anniversary. Food, service, staff were amazing !!!

  35. M

    Murphcor

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Very disappointing! We have eaten at Roy’s Waikoloa many times and at other Roy’s in Hawaii and in California. Had a 7:00pm reservation- possibly the most popular of dining times. Service was rushed. Our wait staff acted and spoke like she was from a work release program. One of the Roy’s specialities is Meat Loaf- they were out of it!!! How can you be out of meat loaf??? Menu items referred to white fish- huh??? Food was Luke warm. The Chocolate Lava Soufflé was a total disappointment! No hot chocolate oozing center. We ate twice after the Pandemic at Roy’s and chalked up the less than wonderful meal to getting back to normal. This was the third time- at $170 for a very mediocre dinner, we will not be returning to Roy’s Waikoloa!

  36. P

    Palapala

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Roys has always been a favorite restaurant. The Waikoloa location could use an interior refresh. Food quality and service was good given current staffing challenges.

  37. CW

    CharlieW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great service. Disappointing that there is no oudoor space.

  38. M

    Maurin

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Dependably excellent food for decades. Always fresh, local and unique.

  39. W

    Wendy

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible staff, we never had to wait for anything. So refreshing to be treated like they are happy you are there. Food was delicious and so creatively prepared.

  40. FE

    FunEats

    Orlando

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was expertly prepared and the service was very attentive

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 4.2 stars by 3110 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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