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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
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.
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
I have gone to Roy's for many years. I w ...
I have gone to Roy's for many years. I was so disappointed in the experience this time that I will probably not go back. It is ridiculously expensive for what you get and I don't mind paying for good meals if they are worth it. No more edamame or specialty breads are served. Hawaiian martini is half the size that it used to be and higher priced. Service was not at the level for a restaurant of this caliber. Such a shame since I did enjoying going there and recommended it to many clients who were from out of this area.
We've seen Roy's many times on our visit ...
We've seen Roy's many times on our visits to True Foods Restaurant and so this time we thought we'd give it a try. The food was good, not great but good and the service was slow, not good and at a premium price. Based on our findings we are not planning to go back anytime soon. \/
Another great dinner at Roy's. Our table ...
Another great dinner at Roy's. Our table was ready upon arrival. The service was great, friendly and always attentive to our water and other drinks. The food was exceptional. The restaurant was full and the kitchen staff was busy but the service staff was still attentive to everyone. The entire staff should be commended.
Food great, service mediocre All servic ...
Food great, service mediocre
All service staff are not the caliber of the restaurant. It's as if they could not get a job elsewhere, at least from an appearance and professionalism standpoint.
Hostess was beautiful and set the evening for a great dinner. Wait staff need retraining.
I introduced relatives from Dallas to Ro ...
I introduced relatives from Dallas to Roy's. They had never heard of it, in spite of Roy's having a location near their home. They loved their dinners and look forward to dining at Roy's in Plano. We enjoyed the excellent filet and lobster combo, Roy's Trio, and the Melting Chocolate Soufflé.
We were out celebrating my Dad's 57th bi ...
We were out celebrating my Dad's 57th birthday. We had very little interaction with our server and we had requested drinks to be served with dinner. Not only did our drinks never come with dinner, but our server did not come by once during our meal to see if everything was OK or if we were missing anything. He also had no idea our drinks were not delivered to one of and did not even bother to acknowledge the other two guests who were not served their drinks as well until we brought it to his attention. We know Roy's has amazing food, but we were so disappointed from the attitude from being greeted by the host (or lack there of) to the service of everyone who approached out table.
Roy's is a great old stand-by. Although ...
Roy's is a great old stand-by. Although my kids are old enough to eat everything on the menu, I am still nostalgic about their great kids' menu. The fish is always fresh and cooked perfectly, although most selections haven't changed since they came to Newport Beach. I always enjoy our dinners here.
The scallops entree was horrible... they ...
The scallops entree was horrible... they do not understand how to serve sushi, they should remove it from the menu... also they are very pricey. I like the restaurant and have eaten there several times in the past but this meal was very disappointing. I always thought of this as 4-star but will not return any time soon as this was a 3-star experience.
Good solid food
First night in Newport Beach.
Kathy Brian Lexi and myself went to Roy's and had a good solid meal
The Lobster Bisque was excellent as well as spicy.
After the first sip or two you adjust.
The wedge salad was very good.
Lexi had the salmon and said it was very good.
Brian had the sushi.
Kathy and I had the sampler for two.
Brian and I had the Hawaiian Martini good but no liquor taste.
Waitress was nice.
All in all good first night
Thank you, Roy's! As always, the food an ...
Thank you, Roy's! As always, the food and service were impeccable! The Misoyaki Butterfish remains one of our all time favorites, and the calamari appetizer was amazing! And no one does chocolate soufflé better. A truly wonderful evening.
This was an annual birthday lunch for two as my friend and I were born on the same day. We normally go to Tommy Bahamas but no one answered the phone and for some reason we could not make reservations on line. We will come back to Roy's in the future. The lemon drop and mojito were excellent. Great choices on the menu. The chocolate soufflé for chocolate lovers is beyond description. Found out it was our birthdays and put our names on our desserts. Waiter referred to us by our first names after that - very friendly. Just the right amount of attention. Highly recommend Roy's.
Check the price of the specials!!
My daughter and I try to get to Roy's every three months or so to enjoy their ebi roll. Other items on the menu are really good, but that has become our favorite "go to" roll. Lose the ebi roll and lose our business (hint).
Last Friday we went to Roy's. I ordered the chef's sea bass special based on the picture on a placard in the lobby. I should have known better. The dish came and it really didn't resemble the lobby placard. But worse... it just wasn't that special. But even worse, Roy's charged $45 for that gem which was a total evening kill. To charge $45 for that, I should have been shown pics of the chef on the fishing boat, hooking up that sea bass himself! Only then might that dish have been worth the $45.
I wasn't going to try to get a discount or free dessert (since I did complete the meal), so I said nothing until after my credit card was rung up. At that time I told the waitress that I felt the sea bass was tremendously overpriced and only asked her to let the manager know my feedback.
I have learned my lesson at Roy's. Fair warning to all.... check the price on the special before you order. When the dish arrives, if it isn't what you think it should be, please speak up. I am sure they will do the right thing at that time.
Robotic & Sterile
The food was good. However, the service was robotic & cold at best, and the atmosphere was sterile. The wine which we had ordered well before the meal was not brought until after the food was served. We had to frequently pour the wine ourselves, even though the wait staff person walked past our table many times. The atmosphere was so sterile that we felt like we were sitting in a warehouse, not a fun & exciting restaurant. Our overall impression was that Roy's has gotten full of themselves, and everyone working there was just putting in their time, and that no one really cared about making it a fun dining experience. We used to love Roy's, but this is now the second time we have had this type of experience at a Roy's restaurant. We are done.
above and beyond as always
Roys never disappoints - in food or service. We have celebrated many birthdays and anniversaries and other special occasions. They understand that every little touch means a great experience, from the table we wanted, to the flowers they placed, to the special touch with a dessert. And the food is fabulous !!
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