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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
$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
The food is fresh and it taste great.
Drinks are ok, but not like at Roy's Turtle Bay location, north shore Oahu island of Hawaii.
The restaurant places one shot of rum only in their Mai Tai's for $12,
whereas the Roy's in Hawaii places 2 shots of rum in each drink at $12.
The drinks that have one shot are called 'punch'....and not considered true Mai Tai's.
Big difference in drinks, not only in rum content, but also missing pineapple and other ingredients. The female bartender thinks no one knows the difference.
For a Roy's, this restaurant was a bit disappointing because of the claustrophobic feeling due to no windows. The food was good and the service was very good but the over-all cramped feeling (compared to the other Roy's I have been to - at least 8 other locations) put a bit of damper on the meal.
We usually go to Roy's 2-3 times per year for celebrations. The food is creative and usually very good, but on this visit we were very disappointed. The service for fair, should have been better given that there were only 2 tables filled at 11:30 on a Sunday. I ordered the grilled salmon which was undercooked. Since I don't like sending food back (and fortunately I eat raw fish) I just ate it. It came with some rice and cucumber which was good but I felt it was a bit overpriced for the size, and I ordered the LARGE portion. The flavors were very good, but for a restaurant of this caliber, I expect the fish to be perfectly cooked, especially since the restaurant was empty.
My husband had the short ribs and it was excellent.
The brunch menu was limited. I would have like the option of ordering off the regular lunch or dinner menu.
We Love Roy's in San Diego. It was disappointing Sat in Newport--first time there. Just about everything was dry. My wife and i had a laugh wondering if they were saving money by holding back on the sauce of every dish? Love the Butterfish but will not go back to this location.
We have dined at Roy's of Newport Beach many times and have always enjoyed our dinner. However, they are evidently under new management and they have a lot of things to work out. First, we waited 15 minutes before being seated even though we had reservations. It took a long time to get the waiter to take our order and then only two plates were delivered at a time (there were 4 of us.) That happened with appetizers as well as the main course. They were short handed and service was very slow. The food was good when we finally received it, but our friends split a caesar salad that had about 3 pieces of lettuce on each plate with some croutons ($10). We were very disappointed and the manager must have seen our distress as he came over to explain that he had just taken over, etc. He did give each couple $80 gift certificates for our next meal at the restaurant. We were pretty impressed with that and will give them some time and then try again.
Went online to view menu options. No mention of a very limited "Brunch Menu." We were disappointed that the online menu was not available.
Also noticed an older group of 4, were seated, given the menu, had placed their drink orders and just before the drinks were served, they all got up and walked out of the restaurant.
Good news and bad news. Good for conversation because the restaurant was not busy. Bad for service, food, and value. I'm sad because I feel like I just experienced the end of one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I picked Roy's to take my good friend out for his 65th birthday.
So so disappointing. I have eaten there before and enjoyed it. The server was totally disinterested in serving. I had to ask about specials on the menu because she didn't tell us there were any. My main course was cold and I waited for her to reappear. She didn't do that so I had one of the runners return it. Still no server although I saw her across the restaurant on her cell phone. The food portions were small 4 cold scallops with a tiny quartered Brussel sprout so I wanted to order a side dish - no server. Again I asked the runner to order it. When my scallops were reserved there was only three on the plate. A manager came over to the table as we were leaving. The meal for three cost $300.00 less a $40 promotional coupon the manager gave me. Even so it was so not worth it.
Our server was in the top 3 of servers I've had all-time. She was amazing. Perfectly attentive. The prices were on the higher side which wouldn't had been a big deal if the food was good but it wasn't. I'm one for different flavorings but they were a little too off the wall. At least tell us in the menu that you are amending the taste of a $50 lobster or the short ribs. Service great!! Food one star!!
Roy's in Newport Beach is ok, but never breaks through to great status. Hostess and server were robotic. Steak and lobster meal was ehhh. The steak part of the meal was comparable to Applebee's. The lobster part was ok but quite small. It's a shame that they can't do better.
Although Roy's is always noisy, at least the food is usually good. Recently though, the service was horrible and the food average. We were there ONE HOUR before we got our appetizers which we ordered within fifteen minutes of being seated, and it was TWO HOURS before we were given our entrees!! Our waitress didn't seem at all concerned about our delayed orders although we asked about them at least three times. And when we finally got our appetizers, they were cold! We won't be going back there any time soon.
We attempted to eat in the bar area. No one came to our table for some time. So, I asked the bartender if there are servers for the table where we sat. She replied in a very condescending manner "of course". About five minutes later a gentlemen in a suit asked if he could help and took our order for drinks and lite fare. The drinks came promptly but the food took almost 1/2 hour to arrive. Fed up with this process, we decided to leave. The manager was very nice and took the food off of our bill.
Went to Roys with girlfriend for my birthday dinner. Roys had put Hawaiian flower petals and a happy birthday note on the table for me. We had some amazing food and a beautiful birthday desert as well as a photo from them. Included was a card for $20.00 off on my next visit. It was so nice. There are so many restaurants to choose from in Fashion Island, I have to say they made a believer out of me. I'm going back for the happy hour they told me about next week. The crunchy roll was the best I've ever had!
Roy's always delivers! Food is amazing (we always get the Misoyaki Butterfish and the Lakanilau roll as part of our dinner), the service is proficient and the ambiance is nice/comfortable for conversations. When they offer the special make-your-own pre-fixe dinners (choose your own starter, entrée and dessert for $36.95... it's an amazing deal!)
Roy's doesn't disappoint. The food is unique, beautifully presented, perfect portion sizes, and delicious. Our table was a bit too close to the kitchen, and we were seated over 10 minutes before we were attended, but didn't spoil our evening at all. Once our server came to our table, she was attentive, and wonderful.
We were informed that Roy's was recently sold to another buyer. Sadly, we noticed some differences during our dining experience having been long time, very satisfied, customers.
The first thing we noticed was that they no longer provide the plate of edamame so, we asked our server and was told that it is "Only by request" which means that any new customer to the restaurant would never be offered the plate. She also mentioned that it was because they noticed that some customers were not eating the edamame so, it was wasted. My first thought was, why don't they simply offer the table the plate instead of having it as "only by request?"
Next, we noticed that one of the meals which we have ordered many times in the past was significantly different in taste and texture. This was of considerable concern to us because previously, it was delicious, now it was simply OK.
Finally, we also noticed that they no longer offer the small plate with a quesadilla, apple slice, and carrot for kids. This was one of the outstanding features that I admired about Roy's because it was something served to kids to hold them over until the main meal arrived. It's a very low cost item and made Roy's stand out among other restaurants. Something that no other restaurant has ever done.
It's sad that the new owners seem to think that penny pinching and cutting back to save a very small amount of money will help them grow because, based on my most recent dining experience, sadly, Roy's is simply just like any other dining establishment I've been to.
Roy's was a stand out with great food and outstanding service that no other restaurant matched. We've taken many guests here and recommended it numerous times over the years so, I will give the restaurant another chance but, if our experience is similar to this one, it will go onto the long list of restaurants where we are only looking for a particular food and where service is not the deciding factor.
We arrived 10 minutes early and were seated 40 minutes late. The valet parking guys lost our keys and left the window open. He places the key into another vehicle that drove off. I understand that it was Valentine's Day and the restaurant was under pressure, but the restaurant definitely overbooked too many tables and stretched itself too thin. The servers were excellent. Very friendly and professional. The food was typical of Roys.
Roy's has been a family favorite for many years. There was always something good on their menu for everyone. For health reasons I have become gluten free. Unfortunately Roy's gluten free menu is extremely limited and they are not able to modify their dishes to accododate for gluten intolerant customers. We dine out several nights a week and have had to stop going to Roys because of this. All other restaurants of equivalent caliber to Roys have kept up with the gluten sensitivity trend. They make easy substitutitoons to their ingredients to offer a much wider variety of gluten free dishes without compromising the flavor . This goes a long ways for people like me!
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