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
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, 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 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
We go out to eat about 3xs a week and ha ...
We go out to eat about 3xs a week and have been to Roys many times. We bout a travel zoo offer and dined at 5:15 pm Sunday. Our server was very nice and cared about customer happiness which was very nice. Problems were: Mahi Mahi very over cooked and burnt on top - it was still served. My wife ate alone (we ate in shifts). This is not fun, especially after having to wait 15 minutes to sit with an early reservation.
The coffee was literally room temperature. We learned the morning staff did not clean out their pots. None of our drinks were comped or anything. The manager believed we were already "already getting a deal" it seemed. We didn't think so. There are just so many good restaurants in Newport. Just because we took your travel zoo offer doesn't mean we would be back again....that was a wrong assumption because we go out a lot.
Quite honestly the food was a disappoint ...
Quite honestly the food was a disappointment. We had the fried chicken. It was coated and so hard and salty, it was just not tasty. There were 4 small chuncks of chicken and they were lost in the coating. The dressing on the salad was boring. The best thing about the meal was the cookies, which weren't that great, either.
We were so disappointed with our Newport ...
We were so disappointed with our Newport Roy's experience. Had 7:30 pm reservations, and weren't seated for 20 minutes, and then ignored for another 10 minutes. Nice but clueless waiter, overcooked shrimp dinner and did not receive the dessert we ordered. The restaurant was dark, hot, noisy and crowded, and the staff was not handling it well. We were familiar with the Roy's restaurant previously located in Atlanta --- elegant, white and botanical decor, no open kitchen, professional staff. It appears that the chain has rebranded, but forgot to reduce the prices to reflect the more casual atmosphere, and lower quality food and service. NEVER again!
My husband paid the bill so I don't know ...
My husband paid the bill so I don't know what the total was, but it was worth the menu price. We had the three course summer meal. It was delicious. It was very busy and the kitchen got backed up, but our server, Rich apologized many times. It was not a problem for us at all. We enjoyed the whole evening.
Enjoyed my lunch, I had the special lunc ...
Enjoyed my lunch, I had the special lunch with salad soup entrée and dessert there was three of us in our party. I had the fried chicken, my girlfriend had the macadamia crusted mahi mahi other girlfriend had the braised beef. The only thing I would say is the food should've been hotter. Waitress got twenty % tip. Most of the time somebody else took care of use. Ask for refill on the coke got it after I was done.
A very disappointing evening and a speci ...
A very disappointing evening and a special occasion ruined by an inattentive waitress and an indifferent, defensive manager (aka Darren). Be prepared for an argument when you ask for a refill on your coffee or that special occasion birthday cake that never came. We set up the reservation as a birthday through open table, and called to remind the restaurant 2 hours before. When we flagged down the manager and informed him of our disappointment he said "tell me what was wrong so I know who to nail!" The wrong response from someone who shouldn't be managing a Roy's. Never again for us.
On this visit we encountered a confused ...
On this visit we encountered a confused menu and confused staff. Our menus had "spring specials" whereas it was already one month into summer. I had received an email from Roy's to come in and try the new specials. Plating was done incorrectly. Rice placed on sauce so it was mushy and fish on empty side of the plate, etc. etc. etc. As others have mentioned for a few years now, this Roy's is in serious need of a face lift. Chairs were worn out (holes in 2 of the 4 chairs at our table) and the dining room feels tired.
We hope they can remodel and re-tool this location. On a bright note, we did enjoy a great dining experience at the Roy's locations in Pasadena, La Jolla and Hawaii this year.
Like all other Roy's restaurants, everyt ...
Like all other Roy's restaurants, everything is extremely salty although I requested no salt and sugar whenever possible. Some foods are also extremely sweet. Salt and Sugar are the specialty of Roy Yamaguchi. I inquired about it, but they said that is how their recipes are. Most items are pre-salted and pre-sugared during prep and there is little the line cooks can do. Stay away from it if you care.
Birthdays are always fun to celebrate at ...
Birthdays are always fun to celebrate at Roys. They go out of their way to make you feel special and my wife enjoyed that treatment. Appetizers and food were first rate. First experience it in Waikiki Beach and even though Newport Beach can't compete with that view it's still a special place for us
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