About Roy's Newport 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 Newport Beach located in Fashion Island, South Orange County's premier shopping center, featuring an exhibition kitchen, Chef’s Counter, spacious dining room and three private dining rooms.
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily at 11AM
Lunch 11AM - 4PM
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
Dinner 5PM - Close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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 event of 10 to 300 guests. Full buyout also available.
Roy's Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews
We ordered the filet mignon and lobster ...
We ordered the filet mignon and lobster promotion. The lobster was cold and filet mignon looked like a slice of beef of 2/3 of an inch thick. Looked like the lobster was frozen and didn't get cook all the way through. We finished our meal and no one came to clear the table. We sat with dirty dishes for at least 15-20 minutes. When I sent back part of the frozen lobster, they reheated the same portion and brought it out. This is the last time I visit any of Roy's restaurants. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone I know.
First of all the restaurant was empty, y ...
First of all the restaurant was empty, yet it still took a long time to get our food. I ordered the wagyu burger. When I got it, it was so raw, the bottom bun was soggy with blood. Then they took it back and cooked another for me. This one came burnt and extremely salty. I over heard the chef telling the waitress that he isn't good at cooking burgers. Then why is it on the menu? Very disappointing experience
Glad Roy's decided to open for lunch. G ...
Glad Roy's decided to open for lunch. Great place to take employees for an appreciation lunch. Quiet, higher-end feel. Larger than expected lunch menu selection. Lunch plate combos for $20~ is a good value. Salad, soup, lunch portion entree and cookies is plenty of food for lunch.
We took my parents out for dinner to cel ...
We took my parents out for dinner to celebrate their birthdays and to have one last date night before our first baby arrives. We had a 6:30 reservation. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty, yet they sat us in the back room where there was no one else seated with the exception of a couple with their 2 babies under 3 years old. We thought maybe they did this because the restaurant had sold all its tables for the night. But the restaurant remained empty the whole night! The one year old screamed through most of the evening; not the parents fault at all. But very strange that we were seated right next to them. We were very unimpressed with food which is unfortunate because we've been eating there for years and Roy's has always been a family favorite. We hope this night was an isolated experience and not a downward spiral for Roy's of Newport. The emptiness of the restaurant on a Friday night kind of tells me something isn't working. My husband and I are small business owners, so we were just super bummed to drop $300 plus on this dinner experience and not have it be above fair in quality.
When we arrived fed on time for our rese ...
When we arrived fed on time for our reservation, we were told they were "slightly overbooked" and told we would need to wait 10 to 15 minutes. After 25 minutes we were finally seated. Had they had a usable waiting are, it would not have been so bad. It was drizzling outside, so we had to stay in their tiny hostess area. The bar was full. Once we were seated, we had the typical Roy's experience good food, good service and ridiculously high prices. We won't be back to that Roy's
We go to Roy's every few months and norm ...
We go to Roy's every few months and normally are quite happy with the food and service. However that was not the case this time. The food was marginal at best and the service was bad. We waited a long time before they brought us any of our food. Then it was only one of the appetizers. They brought our other ap about ten minutes later. It was at least another half hour before our dinners arrived. We ordered everything at the same time. What was most upsetting was the waitress's attitude. She didn't seem to care that we were waiting. Another example of the poor service was that my daughter ordered one of their traditional combo meals: it includes three different types of fish. Roy's changed what was included in the trio only two days before. However, the waitress never mentioned this when my daughter ordered the trio. It seems to me this would have been the nice thing to do for a high class restaurant since the prior version of the trio had been a standard on the menu for quite some time. The waitress did offer to substitute another fish when the meal arrived, but at that time we were well into our second hour and didn't want to wait an extended period of time for one of us to get their meal.
All in all, very disappointing.
Disappointed that the lobster bisque was ...
Disappointed that the lobster bisque was very spicy unlike the creamy wonder just a few months ago !
It seemed the portions of the entrees became smaller too..
The server tried to justify the lobster bisque that " it differs depending on the chef of the day "?? It shouldn't be any changes to their signature menu ! This is Roy's !
The maitre d took the charge off the bisque but didn't seem overly apologetic since we really looked forward to the soup..
My only positive came from the short rib ...
My only positive came from the short ribs, which were as good as short ribs usually are. Everything else was pretty terrible, especially the appetizers and the service. Took 20 minutes of waiting at the table until we gave our drink order. There are infinite number of places I'd rather go to for a nice dinner.
Good food but small portions. Service w ...
Good food but small portions. Service was not bad but not the best either. Hostess at the front desk wasn't very friendly and didn't try to accommodate us when our open table reservation did not show. She said there was no availability except at the bar but, when I went outside, I was able to place another open table reservation for 30 minutes later. Went back in, showed her the confirmation, then was seated at an area where several tables were unoccupied.
Really enjoyed our brunch today. I have ...
Really enjoyed our brunch today. I have Celiac/ Allergy to gluten so chose the Maui Wowie Shrimp Salad. It was delicious. I especially liked the lime vinaigrette! I really appreciated how kind and understanding the hostess as well as our waitress was regarding my concern about ensuring my meal was GF, avoiding cross contamination. I almost never eat out any more because it is hard to avoid cross contamination but also, I feel that generally, waitstaff are usually irritated when they hear of my allergy to gluten. Not here! They were wonderful and it meant a lot to me.
My mother had the Eggs Benedict. Wow- did this look like perfection and according to my mother, it was! The filets were cooked perfectly, the eggs were unbelievable. It was a lovely brunch.
So far so good re: not "being glutened! Definitely recommend Roy's in Newport Beach!
To be fair to Roy's, I went this time on ...
To be fair to Roy's, I went this time on a Groupon. Let me just say that this is not representative of my other experiences there. The servers did NOT appreciate coupons! I still ordered wine, but apparently, that wasn't enough. The service wasn't any better than I'd receive at any mid-level restaraunt. The biggest disappointment was the food! I'm a chef by profession, so I know what it takes to produce great food for a restaraunt. This was a mediocre display of their talent and ability! That was incredibly disappointing and I really wish that I'd spent my hard-earned dollars on any of a dozen mid-level restaraunts in my area, with far better food, for what ended up being a $120 coupon dinner.
Our server was great, but management was ...
Our server was great, but management was not. My fish came out overcooked and dry. The manager suggested trying to "moisten" it. The chef steamed it to try and moisten it, but dry fish cannot be fixed. Once I received the re-cooked fish, it was mush and fell apart in my mouth. The manager should have offered a different dish in the beginning. The rest of my party finished their dinner while I waited for a third entree. Our waitress wanted to replace the dish initially, but it was management that offered recooking it. It turned out that everyone's entrees was overcooked, with the exception of my aunt's braised short ribs. We do not plan on returning to Roy's, or at least not this location.
My husband had the pre fix menu ( Filet ...
My husband had the pre fix menu ( Filet Mignon Yakisoba, Sizzling Hawaiian Swordfish, Coconut Panna Cotta) and thought it was all good; he was most impressed with the Panna Cotta. I ordered a salad that was supposed to have avocado, shrimp, etc. It was very underwhelming as the lettuce was limp and the shrimp and avocado sparse . The special short rib and butter fish combo was good. The pineapple upside-down cake was good. It was all good; not great; not exceptional.
We were celebrating my husband and son's ...
We were celebrating my husband and son's birthday. My son ordered the Summer Prix Fixe with the Filet Mignon Yakisoba , the Salt and Pepper Grilled Porkchops and, of course, the dessert, Coconut Panna Cotta. He absolutely loved each and every single bite. He said everything was to die for. My husband, daughter and I ordered the Newport Combo. It is not on the menu so you have to ask. It comes with the Misoyaki Butterfish and the Braised Short Ribs of Beef. It's was great because we wanted some fish and some beef. It fit the bill. The Butterfish was delicious and the short ribs were tender and flavorful. For dessert we shared the Kaffer Lime Tart. If you like key lime desserts you will absolutely love the Lime Tart. We could not believe how full we were. We were all happy with our choices. After we returned home and the next morning my husband was still commenting how much he enjoyed his birthday dinner at Roy's!
Our dinner took three hours not because ...
Our dinner took three hours not because we were sitting and enjoying ourselves, but because it took so long to receive our food. The appetizers took so long to cook that they finally brought us our salads first. The wait staff didn't seem to care that everything took so long. We were one of the last tables there. Also, the food was mediocre. I had the shrimp and the rice was crunchy and way over cooked. We were very unsatisfied with our food and service.
For the first time since we started eati ...
For the first time since we started eating at Roy's we were disappointed. It all started at the door where the hostess was far from gracious. The young man who sat us was great and our waiter who had served us before on several occasions was still really nice but overly busy. She couldn't spend more than 10 seconds at our table, the bare minimum to smile and ask if everything was OK before running away. The food was very good but the wines disappointing as well. I sent back the first bottle we ordered because it was very acidic, kept the second one just because I felt bad, but the wine was far from great. Why have such mediocre choices on the wine list? I don't know if we'll go back.
Got this coupon at half off from Travelz ...
Got this coupon at half off from Travelzoo. The food was good but nothing better. Small amount of food for both my wife and me. I walked out wanting more food and cringed at the thought that regular price would have cost me $120.00 not counting the tip. We don't eat at high end restaurants very often because of this. Usually pay way more money for less food. I also like salt and pepper. Not to be found on any table that I saw. I could have asked but felt uncomfortable doing so. We gutted it out, laughed about how we get much better food and value at lower end restaurants and left. Not for us ever again.
As frequent longtime Roy's customers, we ...
As frequent longtime Roy's customers, we were extremely disappointed. We purchased a "deal" that was supposed to be a $120.00 value, which it clearly was not. Quality of food has decreased and as another reviewer mentioned, no more edamame appetizer which is a shame, since they've never offered bread, the edamame was a nice substitute. The meal was fair at best and I will now have to find a different "go to" place for a nice meal that used to be consistently to our liking. Apparently restaurant chain has been sold, excluding Hawaii and Pebble Beach so maybe those locations are still good.
I cannot say when the thing about this e ...
I cannot say when the thing about this experience. Five out of the six of us hated our fish entrée. The service was extremely slow and Natanis even though we were there early and the restaurant was not busy. We were there almost an hour before our salad arrived. I would not go back
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