Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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
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.
Not good. Went for Easter brunch, and it was a mess. This was a 3-course experience. One of my courses was fruit with granola, macadamia nuts, and whipped yogurt. No yogurt. My husband orderedsteak and eggs. Ordered steak rare, and eggs over easy. Steak was medium well, and eggs were hard and overcooked. The waiter apologized, and offered dessert as a consolation. He brought ghtvout ice cream "sundaes"--melted scoop of vanilla ice cream with a few sprinkles delivered long after it had been scooped. Took at least 20 minutes to get our waiter's attention to get our check. He apologized again for all of the issues, and gave a $20 gift card, but we won't go back to use it.
We decided to take our family (2 adults, 3 kids) out to lunch at Roy's for Easter. Upon booking, it wasn't clear to us that the adults were REQUIRED to order from the brunch menu. Cheapest 2 course item was $36 (steak and eggs on a bed of kimchi diced potatoes. Yuck!) My steak was literally half fat half meat. Our server had a "not-so-friendly" attitude. She was quick, short, and seemed annoyed by our questions. I thought she really didn't want to work on Easter Day. Who does?! Anyhow, we were hoping our experience at Roy's Newport Beach would be like Roy's Turtle Bay, Hawaii. In Hawaii, we loved our meals, ambience was so inviting and happy, and service was excellent! Pure aloha! Needless to say, we will not be going back to Roy's Newport Beach again.
We tried to get into other restaurants in the newport beach area This one fit into our time slot.
We go to other restaurants frequently. Roys does not equal the ones we go to. They are very overpriced for the food. Small servings. Husbands fish was 49.00. Fish was good but you got a very small portion. High prices. We are not cheap but it makes a difference when you feel you get what you pay for. Would not go again. There were five of us.
We received two promotional $40 gift cards and made reservations. We were disappointed. The martini was great, but half of my mahi-mahi was inedible. It was hard. When I told the waiter, he shrugged. My husband's filet mignon was "average." We will not be back. We threw the unused gift card in the trash.
Sad. I used to really like this place.
This restaurant has fallen from its past glory. The menu is dated as was the décor. We ordered a drink and appetizer which were brought promptly. Just as we finished the appetizer the entre was delivered which was only 15 minutes after we arrived. At a restaurant at this price point service should not be that rushed. I wan speed at fast food, not fine dining.
My wife's butterfish was black even though this was not supposed to be a blackened item. We told the server to take the entrees back. She told me she would keep my entre warm. I indicated that keeping food warm was not acceptable and to recook both entrees. When the plates were brought back, it was evident that my entrée was not recooked.
Don't eat here if you are planning a leisurely dinner.
We love Roy's and have dined here for over 100 times and counting. We can always count on a great seasonal changing menu -- including creative appetizers, salads and wonderful entrees. Our favorite entrees are the Miso Butterfish and the Trio of Seafood. We love the Happy Hour menu as well if we want something light. The chocolate melting souffle with vanilla ice cream is the way to top of a nice dinner.
It was my fiancé's 71st birthday. They had a birthday card set up for a table with fliers for him. The dinner was great. Disappointed in the mushrooms. Too much lemon juice. The desserts were great. And for a bonus they took a Polaroid shot of us and put it in a frame for us. So so sweet❣❣❣Thank you❣And we also received a gift card for brunch❣ Great experience.
Food was good, both our meals were what we expected. Our server took very good care us through the entire meal. It was a very nice touch that we received a photo together and a dessert and gift card. Overall, it was a very good experience. We will tell our friends and family members. Aloha
We has a great time at Roy's . We got there at 5 because we were going to a movie at 7 I had made a reservation which I didn't need to do as we were the only people there
No one made fun of us . As can be expected the service was great !!!!!!
But the best part was the salmon . I order salmon whenerver it is on the menue, and by far this was the best salmon I have had in a long tine . The flavour was wonderful and it was so moist. I am getting hungry just writing about i
The valet was professional and prompt. The host was warm and friendly and seated us quickly. The server was welcoming and helpful. The appetizer was excellent. The main course was excellent. The dessert was outstanding. The prix fixe menu was excellent and was the reason we chose to dine at Roy's this time. The serving staff was attentive and efficient. The table we were seated at was spectacular! Thanks to the entire team for a job well done. I will definitely be back soon.
My 7 year old son wanted to go to Roy's for his birthday, as we had such an amazing experience in Palm Springs. However, this was not what we experienced. Our soufflé for dessert showed up before any of our food. The kitchen clearly was confused, busy, not sure. The manager did try to help us but by the time the soufflé came we knew dinner was not on their radar. So incredibly disappointing for my son on his birthday. We had to leave with our food in bags but it's never as good heated up. The manager gave us gift cards but the thought of going thru that experience again kept us away. Will not return to this Roy's but may try Roy's in Palm Springs again. My recommendation is stay on top of your server, every few minutes.
I've eaten at many Roys (probably ~6-8 times) over the last 10-12 years. This was a terrible experience. Poor service, noisy, the Waygu was awful. I didn't know waygu could be that fatty or poorly prepared. If this is the future of Roy's dining I will pass.
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.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.