About Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai
For the past 25 years, guests have enjoyed Roy Yamaguchi's award winning Hawaiian Inspired Euro Asian Cuisine, globally sourced orignial wines and Roy's Aloha style of service. Roy's chefs utilize the freshest local ingredients, bold Asian spices, European sauces and focus on fresh seafood. A breathtaking view of Maunalua Bay may be enjoyed from the main dining room or private dining room that is available for a special occasion or business gathering.
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy live entertainment:
Wednesday - Friday 6:30 PM-9:30PM
Saturday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lyndsey Simone / Zameer Mallal General Manager
Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
Carmen Yung: 8083967697x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai Ratings and Reviews
Pricey but outstanding in every aspect o ...
Pricey but outstanding in every aspect of dining, possibly the best restaurant we have ever been to . Fortunately we had a been given a gift card so the sticker shock was not too sever. Still well worth the cost. I wish I could remember the name of our server as he was outstanding, he took us through the menu explaining the Prix Fixe menu and the availability of small plates for certain dishes which was good for us as we are small eaters and it allowed us to sample a great first course. The Misoyaki Butterfish was outstanding as was the1st course Dim Sum Canoe. Do not miss the Pineapple Upside Down Cake. It was our anniversary so also very special and a pretty good sunset, something only the "Original Roy's" has. our server also mentioned that Roy is opening a new restaurant in the new International Market Place, it will be an Eating House 1849 similar to the one in Koloa, Kauai. We travel to Kauai quite often and have not eaten at the Eating House but will now put it on our list for next year
Overall excellent dining experience. All ...
Overall excellent dining experience. All entrees were perfectly prepared, delicious, and the servers explained them well. The sequential timing of the dishes out of the kitchen was right on.Not too fast and no long waits either. One minor exception was that the rice was a little dry. Waiter was very personable and was able to offer up good dining tips. We have been here multiple times in the past and look forward to our next gastronomic adventure at Roy's. Keep up the good work !
The service was good, and while I apprec ...
The service was good, and while I appreciated having the napkin placed on the table neatly when I left, the action happened so soon after I left the table, I felt as if I was being watched the whole time by the staff, and it was a uncomfortable. I would like the servers to ask if I want a refill of water rather than assuming that a half glass means automatic refill.
Original Roy's continues to be the flags ...
Original Roy's continues to be the flagship for Roy's restaurant chain. It does not disappoint in service and onolicious menu items. There are Roy's legendary items and seasonal items. We opt for the prix fix menu which had two different fish entrées (salmon & opah) and a short-rib entrée. They were very good!
Mahalo Nui Loa to Roy's cooks and service staff - they continue to always exceed expectations.
I purchased dinner for my daughter and s ...
I purchased dinner for my daughter and son-in-law's anniversary at Roy's. They dine out often and had high expectations. Their evening was wonderful! They had all good things to say about the ambiance of the restaurant, the quality of the food and the excellent service. They received a complimentary dessert AND a $25 gift certificate for their next visit. We have all enjoyed dinners at Roy's and will continue to do so.
Tucked in Hawaii Kai, right off Kalanian ...
Tucked in Hawaii Kai, right off Kalanianaole Highway with views of stunning Maunalua Bay, Roy's Hawaii is a classy (yet not stuffy or intimidating) fine dining restaurant that features Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Roy Yamaguchi was one of the original chefs to establish the HRC moniker that highlights the use of fresh, local ingredients. Seafood dominates the menu and Roy's prepares it exceptionally well.
Reservations are a must as the restaurant is busy. I used Open Table and asked for a window seating when I got to the restaurant. There's patio dining as well, something to consider on a cool balmy evening while watching the sunset, but upstairs in air conditioned comfort is the way to go on a humid night. Free parking lot. It's definitely a go-to place for a celebration!
just outstanding! two two dishes - miso ...
just outstanding! two two dishes - miso butterfish original style (you have to ask for it like that) and order your desert early because it takes a while to create but well worth it. they treat me always as family and i've learned the staff by name and they the same
Have been to Original Roy's in Hawaii Ka ...
Have been to Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai a number of times and always order the Misoyaki Butterfish. You will never be disappointed with its delectable flavor, generous portions, accompaniments (either black rice or soba) and presentation. Their meatloaf is also phenomenal; one bite and you're taken back to mom's home-cooked meals. Finish off with to-die-for pineapple upside down cake and molten chocolate souffle, both served with vanilla ice cream, to bring the meal full circle.
While menu is a key reason for returning, what makes Original Roy's extra special and a cut above all others is the friendly and accommodating staff. From concierge to bar to table, you have their undivided attention and earnest desire to make your dining experience truly memorable, all with a breathtaking view of Maunalua Bay.
Finally, for those who enjoy wine and spirits, you must make it a point to seek out Bartender Zach. A more empathic and kind-hearted soul you will not meet anywhere but here. Always willing to go the extra mile, he is a mixologist extraordinaire who can connect with your soul to recommend the perfect pairing of drinks and dishes.
Our (extended) family has always loved R ...
Our (extended) family has always loved Roy's. We've been going to Hawaii Kai for over 20 years and have gone to quite a few of the other locations multiple times (even the old NYC & Philadelphia ones). Hawaii Kai is my favorite, so it was great to go back the other night. Looking over the water and canoe practice at sunset is incredibly grounding. Vivid tastes & excellent service. I'm looking forward to our next visit.
As always Roy's is always a treat! We ha ...
As always Roy's is always a treat! We have been to many Roys locations and this one (as the original) was by far the best. From the greeting as we walked in the door, to the reception at the top of the stairs to our waiter, Riley... Top notch treatment! The drinks and time to enjoy them were awesome. Then the food... From the outstanding presentation and the amount and taste... simply impeccable! Thank you for special treatment on our special occasion! It made us feel very pampered!
I haven't been to Roy's Hawaii Kai in a ...
I haven't been to Roy's Hawaii Kai in a couple of years. We used to like to come here when my son was younger (he's 11 now) because they start serving the kids little crudite and other goodies right away so they don't get restless. But after a while we got a little bored with the menu which didn't seem to change much. I got some gift cards recently so we decided to go and it was really great! The menu seemed much better with more diverse offerings, while still serving their signature dishes. My son had the bone marrow, which was delicious. Three of us also ordered the prix fix menu. It is $50 without the wine pairing and $70 with. The appetizer was delicious and my fish was amazing. My husband's short rib was a very large portion and was also delicious. We ended with the souffle which was also incredible. The ONLY negative of this restaurant is that it is always noisy. I asked for a quiet table, and they did put us in the quiet section, but it is still pretty boisterous.
We truly enjoyed our dining experience. ...
We truly enjoyed our dining experience. I made note it was my son's birthday so was very grateful for the nice window seating and the birthday hat on the table. Food and service was excellent. Nice to have an upscale restaurant in the Hawaii Kai area. I have already shared my experience with my co-workers at Expedia. Ikaika was our waiter and he was outstanding!
My husband went to Roy's for a date nigh ...
My husband went to Roy's for a date night and had a wonderful experience! We made a reservation ahead of time and arrived early. They were able to seat us right away and we had a perfect seat by the window facing the ocean. The food was amazing...especially dessert. We will definitely be going back again and maybe even bring the kids next time:)
First time eating there and I liked it. ...
First time eating there and I liked it. It was a bit overwhelming when different servers would come every 2 mins to either clear a dish, utensil, or ask how we were doing. But other than that, it was a nice place for my girlfriend and I to have a quiet conversation. The friendliness of the staff was amazing, and they were always so courteous in regards to our needs. Mahalo!
Everything about Roy's met or exceeded w ...
Everything about Roy's met or exceeded what you expect from a fine dining establishment. Management has trained this staff to provide a congenial and welcoming atmosphere. The waitstaff was extremely attentive and responsive, and provided excellent recommendations for the wine and all courses. We dined upstairs around sunset, and the views on one side of the mountains and on the other of the bay were a nice backdrop to a very fine meal. We ordered several appetizers, including the bone marrow, which was larger than expected, nicely spiced, and expertly prepared. The sushi roll was among the best any of had had. Of the entrees, the misoyaki butterfish and the filet mignon were the hits, with the melt-in-your mouth butterfish and perfectly cooked medium-rare filet. Everyone left very satisfied.
Roy's has been a favorite of our for yea ...
Roy's has been a favorite of our for years. We love the fresh fish and the exciting fusion cuisine. They are always gracious to us and courteous. The food is consistently excellent, especially the miso butterfish.
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