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Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

4.2
4.2
3188 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 37 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 3,188 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for Groups

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Healthy

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Special Occasion

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This visit to Roy’s was excellent! The Hawaiian white fish crab/crusted was superb and our server was en pointe! Nice job🙌
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday and Roy’s was the perfect choice. We started with the seared ahi appetizer and then each of us had one of the fish choices. Dinner was delicious. This is the place to go to if you are in the Waikoloa area!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a wonderful evening and the best service!
  4. JE

    JulieE

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good but it could have been heated up a bit warmer. I had the macademia nut crusted mahi mahi and my husband had the meatloaf. We received a free chocolate souffle ckae dessert for my husband's birthday which was delicious.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food4service2ambience5
    Bar tender stalked my son’s wife, showing up four times during the dinner to ogle her. Not much was done by the manager when my son brought it up with the manager. Five hundred dollars spent and yet the restaurant’s employee spoiled the evening. We canceled the two remaining reservations we had and will not go back anytime soon.
  6. MS

    MishelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food and drinks! We had a great dinner.
  7. KG

    KarenGardens

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special occasion visit: we are always delighted with the food and with the service. We will return!
  8. H

    Howard

    Los Angeles

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Roy’s! The food and service is great and the prices are reasonable, we will be back.
  9. MP

    MPReview

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was the worst. Pretty much ruined our experience. Short ribs was dry, mahi was fishy and too salty. Gave us another table’s bill. Wait to receive appetizers was 42 minutes. Didn’t take out food order until appetizers served.
  10. JB

    JeffB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Limited menu due to staffing issues - not a traditional Roy’s full menu. Disappointed with so few options. Service was excellent however.
  11. TL

    TylerL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    A truly odd experience. Bizarre decor. Food good not great. Drinks sweet not strong. Wait staff attentive but brusque. Not horrible but not what we were expecting from Roy’s.
  12. H

    Honey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service & amazing food. Thank you for everything.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The ahi nachos and Brussel sprouts were awesome 5* the whole Thai fish for 2 (a father's day special)was very mildly flavored but good, but for $99 I want wow that is good not it's fine hence the 4* I was disappointed that the waiter assistant left the fish with two spoons but didn't plate the fish. At least not the first serving.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day dinner the prime rib was really good
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Prompt seating slightly ahead of our reservation time and great recommendations from our server. Will go back when we return to Waikoloa.
  16. TR

    TinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was a large party next to where we were sitting but the lovely waitress moved us so the the large party of guests could continue in peace.
  17. S

    2Sonomadiners

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved the food and beverages, all wonderful, but there was a party of 10 near us that was extremely loud and noisy. My husband and I had a difficult time having a conversation as he has hearing issues. Next time we will be smart and ask to be moved!
  18. SN

    SuzanneN

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was our anniversary and we appreciated the free dessert!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    That was a long anticipated dinner at Roy’s as we really lived location on Maui and it was quite disappointing. While food was ok the rest just ruined it: I made a reservation more than a week in advance asking for outdoor seating. Nobody bothered to let me know that it is impossible. Outdoor pictures on the restaurant page imply the option exists. Next, we were greeted and seated with no enthusiasm, the floor around the table was all dirty. The waiter who served us was not much carrying, with her hair sticking all over. Not the look you expect around the food with portions price scratching $50. Fish was good. Special bake deserts were average at best. I could not wait to leave. Not sure when I will give another try to Roy’s, definitely not at this location.
  20. PC

    PCHEESE

    San Francisco

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Patient, helpful serving staff for our family party of 6. Degrees of doneness just as we specified.
  21. HS

    HeleneS

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We’ve eaten some really nice restaurants this trip but this was truly our best food so far. I had dynamite crab crusted Mahi Mahi. Soooo good. Hubby had filet. Also great! Chocolate soufflé for desert. I wouldn’t have thought this would be our best meal but it was really good. Service was excellent.
  22. c

    copyboy48

    Salt Lake City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Three of our party got the dynamite crab encrusted white fish and they raved about it. I got the Tuna and the blackening was too much Chili pepper but the tuna was very good.
  23. DL

    DrLauraG

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit was amazing. Our waitress made sure she took our food sensitivities into account and made suggestions. Food and drink and service were too par and so was the lava cake! Thank you.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The waitress (Nicole) was so knowledgeable about the menu. When asked about how a few dishes were prepared, she knew all the details down to the spices and oils. Could ask for any more.
  25. S

    Suzannah

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    The food was not good but the service was great! It did not feel clean-especially the bathroom… the ambiance and decor was severely lacking.
  26. RN

    RebeccaN

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great! Would go again! Definitely referring this restaurant.
  27. KB

    KarenB

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Roy’s Waikoloa to celebrate our anniversary. We go to Roy’s every time we visit the Big Island and I’ll have to admit the last few visits during the pandemic were subpar. However, last night they finally felt back to the old Roy’s! We had an attentive server, the food came out in a timely fashion and it was fantastic! Plus we got comped dessert for our anniversary!! Thank you so much for a lovely evening!
  28. BV

    BillV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and beverage surpassed only by the service! Make us feel like family! Outstanding leadership by Arnie!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was just okay but the staff is so friendly, service was quick and the view was good.
  30. LK

    LKM1

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were fantastic. The kids menu is a great deal too and delicious. Our server Nicole was really helpful and friendly. Nice ambiance, being indoors but looking out at the water. We loved the whole experience!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I have been to this Roy’s over the last 15 years. It is getting tired. Menu is much more limited than it used to be. Food freshness and quality has declined significantly
  32. k

    kwtaper

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a 730pm reservation. Drink order taken at 745pm. No food order yet as of 810pm. No communication re delay. We opted to leave without ordering dinner. Notified hostess on the way out as ro issue.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Fish was “fishy” smelling & tasting. Filet was tough. Slow service. Goto Brown’s or CanoeHouse. This isn’t up to par with other Roy’s Restaurants. It’s gone downhill.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Waited 25 minutes for our server, was ready to walk out, ordered and never saw our server again
  35. MF

    MikeF

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good table, good food. Slow service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Food was average, service started strong but spiraled downhill from there, became very loud, and there was NO ambiance at all.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    This was only ok, especially for the price you pay.
  38. RO

    RuthO

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to celebrate my ironman 70.3 finish and husband's birthday. I'm hard pressed to find any place where the service and the food are this spectacular. Our waiters recommendations were on point and the whole staff absolutely made the dining experience that much better.
  39. W

    Wino

    Denver

    117 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Been here several times and it is always a different experience. Fresh fish was an okay selection, but swimming in sauce. Edamame, instead of bread and butter is a nice start to dinner. Decent wine list, good craft cocktails.
  40. D

    Diamond

    Orlando

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The Service was fine. The food was tasty…nothing special but also not bad. The ambiance is getting stale. We went to this Waikoloa Roy’s several years ago and it was much more lively and just a better experience all around. Today it feels like they are just holding on and getting by. Maybe it’s a post-covid thing.

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 3188 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 37 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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