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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.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily at 11AM
Lunch 11AM - 4PM
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
Dinner 5PM - Close
Located in Fashion Island
$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, 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
Butter fish is perfect. Our daughter said her spicy tuna roll was the best she had ever had! The complimentary birthday cheesecake was not good...we left it on the plate. The picture that our server took was out of focus and far away. They really should use an iPhone for photography!
Unlike the original Roy's in Hawaii, this location offers inattentive service, bored wait staff and mediocre food at a premium price point. Add the crowded parking and costly "extras" i.e. bread or veggies and you would be well served going elsewhere.
This was my very first time ever dining at Roy's, and possibly my last. Roy's has a reputation that I've heard so much about so I was expecting so much more than what I received. Since I also work in fine dining, I always ask for recommendations. Our server recommended the Lobster Pot Stickers and the Hawaiian style Ahi poki. The Lobster Pot Stickers did not disappoint, but when do fried dumplings ever disappoint? The Ahi poki had zero flavor. Honestly it just tasted like Ahi and avocado. The wafer chips that came with it we're sort of chewy and had no flavor either. So many places that do not specialize in seafood get this dish right, so I was shocked to see it so bland here. For dinner my wife ordered the macadamia nut mahi and I ordered the Roy's Fish sampler. We also ordered the lump crab fried rice. When I asked our server what vegetables come with the food we ordered she didn't seem very knowledgeable on the entrees. I was not sure if I should order more sides or not. Once the food arrived the presentation was nice but the finished product did not meet the same standards. My wife's mahi was a little overdone and dry, as well as my pieces of salmon and mahi on my sampler. The piece of butter fish was delicious and I should have stuck to my gut and ordered that as my entree. The lump crab fried rice showed zero lumps of any crab nor could I tell that it was even in the dish. The only lumps that were in the dish were plenty of scrambled egg. Toward the end of the meal our server seemed distant from the table and our last interactions with her we're very quick and not very welcoming for a return. After she ran our card she literally reached from behind me to drop it, then ran off with not even a thank you. I hate to say it but the best customer service I received that night was from the very polite valet. That kid had ten times more the personality than our server and I told him that he should work inside.
We've eaten at Roys Newport Beach several times and had a good dining experience however tonight the experience was not good. We had friends visiting from Norway and wanted to give them a dining experience because Norwegians (I learned) do not eat out as food is very expensive. Unfortunately tonight was not a good night to show "eating out" as fun. The service was very poor. The food came out at different times so that we did not eat at the same time. Then our pineapple upside down cake was burnt. If the restaurant was busy and there were no tables available I could understand the poor service and delayed food. However it was a Sunday night and we were one of four tables still eating in the restaurant. I overheard other people using "group-on" coupons but I did not therefore paying full price for a sub-standard experience. It doesn't matter if you use a a group-on or not the dining experience should be worth Roys once stellar reputation
My partner & I went to Roy's for brunch on Sunday. We've been to Roy's in San Diego and enjoyed but the visit to Roy's in Fashion Island was not a good visit. Pulling up at 11:15 for a reservation was a bit odd. The place looked like it was closed. The valet stand was all wrapped up and the doors were closed. I knew the place opened at 11 so I went to the door which at first I couldn't tell if it was the right door to go to. The hostess greeted us and sat us. We were the only customers in the place. The server was very friendly and when ordering she was helpful as well. The wait was ok, although my partner's coffee was in need of a refill. Once the food was delivered it looked good. We both ordered benedict, I got the crab cake, my partner the steak. The eggs were cold, not room temp...COLD, clearly pulled from the refrigerator. The steak was over cooked and the potatoes on the side were also cold. We mentioned the 2 cold items. The server focused on the potatoes and offered to bring more. The manager came over and apologized and we got a bowl full of new HOT potatoes, which were much better.
I ate everything on my plate, minus the cold potatoes so I didn't complain too much, but I doubt we'll return anytime soon.
The ambiance here is lacking and overall is describe this place as 'low energy,' but the food made up for it. Everything was delicious! We were celebrating a special occasion and the staff comped us a dessert that was even better than the one we had ordered. Overall, we had a really nice experience!
Came for an adults night out with another couple- hosts were very friendly, Valet was welcoming, Manager was great, server was OK - seemed to be stressed probably from the cooks/ bartender not getting things quite right. But she was very attentive. Food took much longer than it should have, then 2 of 4 entrees came out not even warm (room temp salmon) and my friend's pork chop came out undercooked. I sent back my salmon, they remade it, brought it out to me and asked me to cut into it, and as I did we all saw this one was RAW inside. She took it back again and told the cooks- they looked over at us (For what? I didn't magically turn it back into raw and I am not just looking for a reason to complain- First one was room temp- this one was raw- what do you want me to do? Smile and eat it? No thanks. Then I order a side of BOK choy (I told her I have a dairy allergy at the beginning so she told them this.) They BOK choy comes out and tastes like BUTTER. I give it to my husband to make sure- and he says- it absolutely has butter- as does everyone else at the table. So, we let the server know (poor girl, not her fault at all) and she takes it back and tells the cook and he GLARES at me through the EXPO window. A moment later he is at our table, like someone ready to give a beat down and says " HOW CAN I HELP YOU?" A) I did not ask for him. B) Umm, cook, chef - and cook it right. We tell him we are here for a nice night out, everyone has enjoyed everything else except these few setbacks, and I explain I cannot have dairy- He challenges me with "I made this myself for you I didn't use Butter, I used SOYBEAN OIL. (A) Gross. Why didn't you just steam it? and B) We all know BUTTER. And this was clearly butter. They got the 3rd salmon right finally but at this point everyone else was done eating ready for dessert- so I took a few brave bites and took the rest home. Manager and server did everything to try to make it right but CHEF needs an attitude adjustment. Wont be back.
We were asked if it was a special occasion and we told the staff of the special occasion and received no attention to that occasion. We arrived at 7 and did not get out until 10:15 being told that the reason we had to wait over an hour for dinner was that there was a big party - I'm sure they had a reservation and Roy's knew they were coming. We had to ask several times for coffee and desert menus. Never offered refills. We used to go to Roys for all of our special occasions. Not anymore.
Unfortunately, the service at Roy's in Fashion Island has declined. Our server was actually really good and attentive, but as far as getting our entres, that took a while. We waited quite a long time. Also, my lobster bisque was very watered down and tasteless. I had to return it. Friends of ours who happened to be dining there the same night, experienced the same thing. The Manager did comp our desserts which was very nice, but when you're fine dining you expect quality service and food.
We dined at Roy's to celebrate my daughter's graduation. Despite the fact that the restaurant was pretty empty, the service was very slow and very poor. It took a very very long time for our entrees to come out. I brought this to the attention of our server. Finally, the entrees were served...most were cold. The pork chop was so overcooked, it was inedible! The manager came over and apologized that it took so long for our food to arrive, and explained that it was the pork chop entree that held up the delivery of our food since the pork chop takes a long time to cook. This sounded like an excuse to whatever really happened, and it was a pretty funny explanation considering that the pork chop was so overcooked that you couldn't even chew it. She was very friendly and offered to cover our desserts. While that was a very nice gesture and appreciated, it felt like she was trying to smooth over a very unacceptable dining experience...both the service and the quality of the food. We were a party of 5 and all felt the same way. Needless to say, it was a very disappointing experience. My daughter had asked us if we could go to Roy's to celebrate her graduation, and we happily agreed assuming that it would be a very special place to dine for a very special occasion. I have to say that it was a real bomb, and all five of us felt the same. I can't say that I would ever spend those high prices (OR any price) for such mediocre service and food.
The rib and vegetarian sushi roll appetizers were great. The filet mignon was also very tasty and cooked perfectly. The chocolate soufflé was also delicious. The butterfish was not very good. It was slimy and fishy tasting and the Salmon was just average. I used to go here for seafood but it looks like steak and dessert are my new favorites at Roy's. The service was prompt.
I loved their Prix Fixe deal. We had a small hiccup because the host wanted to seat us in a high traffic area even though we had a reservation, but the manager seated us in the overflow room near a window. I enjoyed the food and service at Roy's and I hope to return the next time I visit Newport Beach.
What a disappointment!!! We haven't been to Roy's in years. The sushi rolls were pre made and dry. Other items were average. This Roy's is not on par with other Roy's in Hawaii and the LA area. If you are looking for fine dining go elsewhere.
I've eaten here twice before over the years and on both prior occasions was under whelmed by the quality of the food. My third time was no better. The ambiance is great and the service was attentive. The drinks were well made, but the food lacked the intensity of taste and the freshness which I would have expected. There was nothing wrong with the appetizers or the main course dishes we ordered, but it was also not memorable. For the price and for the reputation of the establishment itself the food should be a good deal better.
It's too pricey for what's offering. It doesn't have a nice setting (ambiance, poor decor) and the food is not as good for the price on the menu. There are so many better options around. I've been there 2 or 3 years ago and now again, both times disappointed.
This was Mothers Day lunch. The meal was deceiving- looked like it was a fixed price, three course brunch for the holiday. But we could have ordered just one course instead of three.
The Benedict was the worst. Overcooked eggs, with dry crab cakes on top of a strange biscuit. Not sure what the tasteless sauce was but was not hollandaise. Sides were 1 stock of asparagus and a couple slivers of a potato.
Deserts were also dried out and small.
Waiter was very nice and gave the Mothers all $20 gift cards but could have been to make up for the problems.
The service was great until I told them I had a Groupon. Then it was if we were the trash of the earth to them. It was very uncomfortable. It was like we were made to feel awful that such paupers as us using a Groupon had to be served.
Food was good but some portions were very small for the price. This included the wedge salad and the appetizer for 2. Iceberg lettuce isn't very expensive so I don't understand why it was such a small portion! Service was not great . We made the manager aware and he did what he could to correct the problems.
Food was very good. We arrived for an early dinner shortly after 5 pm. While the restaurant was basically empty, somehow we had to wait for more than five minutes to be seated. Service was prompt, but the waitress had the annoying habit of asking "How are WE doing? Are WE enjoying the dish?" We shared a calimari, which was good, spicy and substantial. My wife enjoyed the scallops and I had the loup de mer.
Unfortunately the worst experience I've had at a Roy's. We had to send our drinks back a couple of times because they tasted so bad. Then the cook burnt all our steaks. I ordered mine medium and it was still charcoal black on the outside which destroyed the taste of the steak. I do want to acknowledge the waiter did what he cwould with our drinks but never returned to check on our food.
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