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About Roy's Jacksonville Beach
Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.
We invite you to join us at Roy's Jacksonville Beach located along route A1A between JT Butler Highway and Beach Blvd; featuring an exhibition kitchen with a sushi counter and two private rooms that accommodate up to 60 guests.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday at 4PM
Weekend Brunch at 11AM
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
Dinner 4PM - Close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking & self parking.
Bus & local trolley stop directed in front of the restaurant
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Known for our Pacific Rim Cuisine, our vast array of unique, seasonal menus are sure to please even the most discerning guests. Roy's contemporary Asian furnishings and original Hawaiian artwork provides the perfect backdrop for your next of 10 to 180 guests. Full buyout also available.
Roy's Jacksonville Beach Ratings and Reviews
It was Mother's Day and even though our reservation was 5:15 they were already out of two entrees and two starters. Food took more than 45 minutes and even though we preordered dessert it was going to take another thirty minutes before we actually cancelled our order because it wasn't going to be ready soon. We even had to send an entree back because it was burned outside and raw inside. Definitely won't be back again. Unfortunate because I used to enjoy eating here.
I figured that going here for Mother's Day would be a wonderful experience since I had been here several times before. Unfortunately, this time was different and not in a good way.
Food- the lobster bisque really shined. It was by far the best thing of this meal. In hindsight, my mother and I should have just asked for the check right here (if we could have found our waiter, but that's in another paragraph). The lobster omelet was primarily void of any seafood. Okay technically that's not true. There was a small portion segregated in one corner of the omelet. The crab cake Benedict- oh I so wanted these to be good except the crab cakes were super salty. My mom actually made a joke about how the communication might have worked in the kitchen and that they kept putting salt in them even though the chef had already put salt on them to begin with. Normally these complaints wouldn't be much of an issue but when you consider the price for these dishes, my expectations go up. I certainly would not have complained at an IHOP or a Denny's l, or even a Waffle House. Which, by the way might have tasted better. That may seem a bit harsh. I apologize but it is true.
The service- okay this is where the experience really hit bottom. I have had poor service before but this was exceptionally bad. Even the other waiters and waitresses seemed to take notice. I guess they should have since ours seemed to be avoiding us for much of our lunch. To be honest, he did take our order and bring us the bill. Oh, he did bring us our beverages in the beginning (which took 10 minutes....no joke...seriously 10) but forgot about water and one very nice young lady saw how my mother seemed a bit parched and filled our glasses.
The lobster bisque came out first. I saw on the menu that we were supposed to receive a "starter" and wondered if I had misread it. I asked a waitress that happened to be passing by and she said that we should have received it and she would put it in. Ok this is too long
We had a reservation at 8:30. We arrived exactly at 8:30 and were told there was already a 30 minute delay on reservations. We, luckily, found seats at the bar, and decided to wait the 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, we still had not been given a table. I went to the hostess and she told me the people at our table were ordering dessert and that we would have to wait for them to finish. By 9:30, we still did not have a table. We then left and went across the street to Bonefish instead.
We went for Mother's Day on Saturday night. Reservation at 6:30. Got there on time to hear that they were running 20 minutes behind. Got seated and waited on the waitress granted it was busy. The food was subpar, we order the canoe for 4. $59 are you kidding? However it was good. The noise level was through the roof. One in the party was covering his ears it was so loud. Over all the worse experience we have had. Not sure we will be back based on the service, food quality and price.
We have always loved the food at Roys and the service and ambience are outstanding. However, we were disappointed this last time with the appetizer that was included in the special Chef's tasting menu. The skewers had chicken and Wagyu beef and they both were grisly and lacked any interesting seasoning or flavor. This was supposed to be filet but it was hardly that.
The rest of the meal was excellent, as usual.
Ive been here before and this time the food and service wasn't at par. Ordered the canoe appetizer and the chicken was raw in the center. We sent it back and they actually burned it! One of party guest ordered a dish that contained chicken and it was also raw. We sent it back and it came back the same. Also ordered the lobster bisque and four people at our table didn't like it. It tasted really sour and tart. Not typical for lobster bisque. Waiter divided our bill into 8 checks when we only had 7 people. Didn't discount the canoe even after the manager came over. They finally gave us gift cards to reuse back at Roy's but after this experience I will stick to Ruth's Chris!!!!!!
Menu had a nice combination of sushi, seafood and more. Or 10 y.o. daughter loved sitting at the kitchen-side bar with a view of all of the action in the open kitchen. The sushi took a while but I think they were slanted with a lot of simultaneous orders. Will be back soon!
It was our first time at Roy's and had higher expectations than what we received. Our food came out very under cooked and by the time it was remade we weren't hungry anymore. The hostess was also in a skin tight dress... not very appropriate for Easter brunch. Would only recommend if you love seafood.
We took our daughter, who is home from college for the weekend, to Roys. She had never been there before. Each of us had a very tasty meal and the service was very good. Though I usually opt for a fish dish, I ordered a vegetarian selection which was excellent. My husband had a "quad" of fish which gave you 4 different pieces of fish. Each was prepared different though delicious. Our daughter had scallops. She truly enjoyed it. Overall, our meal was quite good. We will return soon.
Roy's restaurant turned out to be more than I expected. Such a simple restaurant name for creative Japanese/Hawaiian cuisine. Everyone at the table was thrilled with their entree choices. Even the salad and bisque were delicious. Most items on the menu were fish with a few select items of meat and one pasta dish but that too had shrimp as its center. If you do
not like fish, I would recommend that you may not enjoy the menu. However, if you do enjoy it, you have found a wonderful restaurant with fresh fish, fresh vegetables, and lovely presentation. Although not inexpensive, the restaurant is well worth it!
Frankly little disappointed, it used to be one of the best at the beaches, but left to be desired. Service was very good, did not skimp on the tip for my waiter, but food was not all that good, corvina was overcooked, and brussel sprouts too smelly, bitter and tough to eat. Will go somewhere else next week.
We were out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our experience started with a 45 minute wait with a advance reservation. I had even dropped by in person the day before to request a booth. I understand that sometimes you may have to wait, but we were most disappointed that no one other that the hostess apologized. No manager drop by. We waited in the bar and had very attentive service. Once we were seated there was no mention that we were there for a special celebration. For past celebrations we were welcomed with flower petals on the table. Our server never once recognized the occasion. Our first course came out in a good time. The Ahi tuna was excellent! However there was a lengthy delay for the main course. Once the main course was delivered we never saw our waiter again until the last bite was going in my mouth. This was again disappointing as we wanted to order one of the special desserts that take up to 20 minutes to prepare. For the main courses we had the salmon, filet and the special sea bass. The salmon and filet were delicious but for a "special" of the evening the sea bass was lacking in quality! We each had dessert and the dessert we waited for... pineapple upside down cake was yummy. The sorbet and special pastry/fruit dessert ( i can't remember the name)were also delicious. I would have hoped that after our long wait and knowing we were there for a special occasion that we would have been offered a glass of champagne or complimentary dessert or at least a drop by from the manager ...but that did not happen. We like Roy's and have had better experiences in the past. After this experience we will not be rushing back
Anticipated a lot more than what I got overall. Service was less than expected for such a nice restaurant. The food was average nothing spectacular, seem like they tried to make it good but it was $15 meal at best. The wine pour was 4 oz for $15 and the wine was $10 bottle. They have a great place, but they just didn't seem like they were wanted to make your experience worthy.
We have eaten at this Roy's numerous times in the past, and have been very pleased, until now. The food, this time, was just not up to the quality that we have come to expect. It was the consensus of the four adults at our table the quality of the entrees was definitely not up to normal standards.
The Caymus Vineyards Wine Dinner was a huge success! Chef Tito and his staff served a beautifully presented, delicious gourmet menu that perfectly complemented the wines that were offered during the 5 courses. And Managing Partner Lindsey and her staff ensured that the evening was a complete success for the wine dinner attendees as well as all the other diners that evening. Our server, Corey, was attentive, friendly, and professional, as always. A perfect dinner and perfect hosts!
Celebrating my dear friend's birthday. The food was absolutely amazing. Matched only by the attentive, friendly service. I had the mahi mahi and my friend the whitefish. We couldn't have been more pleased. And Peyton, our service was an absolute delight. She made great recommendations, and followed up to be sure we were pleased. The chocolate soufflé cake and the complimentary photo made a great night perfect. We couldn't have been more pleased!
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