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
As always, the food was spectacular... ...
As always, the food was spectacular... We were there to celebrate a colleague's birthday...and almost hit the next birthday because of the slow and choppy service. Delivery was slow. My steak got cold as I waited 10 minutes for a steak knife that should have been delivered before the main course... on and on. Sad...
I was underwhelmed with the food... the ...
I was underwhelmed with the food... the lobster potstickers were close to burned and didn't have any resemblance to lobster in terms of taste or texture. The calamari was very good as was the Butterfish. There was really nothing memorable. The service was excellent. However, this just might be a one and done for me. I expected more the the money.
I normally love Roy's but I found the br ...
I normally love Roy's but I found the brunch lacking. The service was incredibly slow and although the waitress was cheerful and accommodating, I thought she made too light a matter of the lateness.
The eggs on the eggs Benedict were cold and not salted at all. The steak was good but didn't make up for the lateness of the food and the coldness of the eggs. It wasn't crowded, so that wasn't it. Perhaps if she explained why it was so late it would have helped.
Sadly I will not be attending Roy's brunch anymore...
Took 25 minuets for our drinks to come o ...
Took 25 minuets for our drinks to come out and a server to come back to take our order. The food took just as long to come out even though they said the food should come out quickly. Service over all was okay. They were really slow at most thing. Only came by to check up on us a few times through out dinner
Roy's never disappoints. I always enjoy ...
Roy's never disappoints. I always enjoy the food, service is good. This is one of my "go to" spots for everyday dining. Guessing we eat at this location at least 3 or 4 times a month. We have eaten at every Roy's there is, aside from Ko-Olina on Oahu, this is our favorite! I should mention they do a fabulous job with kids! They are quick with a healthy kid friendly appetizer and then always provide a personalized desert! Their treatment of children is second to none I have experienced!
It took 40 minutes to receive our appeti ...
It took 40 minutes to receive our appetizer. During that time the waitress did not check on us once. We had to ask 3 different bus boys where our waitress was. She came back and said she was waiting on the calamari. Good food, very poor service.
I had been to this restaurant before and ...
I had been to this restaurant before and the food was excellent! I couldn't wait to go back, so for New Years we decided to go! The food was horrible. Tasted like it had been cooked hours before, service was great until we complained about the food and the server got an attitude. The manager came over and I think it was his first day on the job. He was very nervous... the entire situation wasn't good.
It's too bad because we brought someone from out of town and she was not impressed.
It was 2 hours and 15 mins before we got ...
It was 2 hours and 15 mins before we got a morsel of food. They ran out of bread. I think they overbooked. We were a famiky of 20 trying to enjoy Christmas dinner. They told us we could only be there for two hours but it was over two hours before we got our appetizers. The food was very good. Dessert was not appealing. They seemed understaffed. Portions were tiny. I felt badly for my father paying almost $1500 for such a poor dining experience. Staff was not apologetic. I will not recommend Roy's to anyone.
I think we've finally given up on Roy's ...
I think we've finally given up on Roy's Newport. We first went to Roy's in Oahu over a decade ago, and when we moved out here, we were excited to have a Roy's nearby. We were frequent customers for several years, especially after we had children, as it's a family friendly place. But over the past coup[e of years, the service has just gotten worse and worse. After not having gone to Roy's in maybe a year, we figured we'd give it another try. This was a mistake.
I should add the caveat that we're a family of 5, with a 1 year old, so I understand we're not the most preferable table to serve. But we usually tip well (20% is our starting point and we typically tip closer to 30% when we dine with our whole family (we call this our "kid tax"); on this occasion we tipped 15% and felt like she honestly deserved 0), and we're not particularly demanding and never rude.
Moreover, we made a point of coming in during an off period (5pm on a Sunday evening), and were literally the second table seated. For the first 45 minutes, there were maybe 6 tables in the whole restaurant. Servers were just standing around talking. And yet our server was nowhere to be seen for extended periods, coming back every 10-15 minutes to check on us. We had to ask for help on numerous occasions (for things like chopsticks) from other staff. And our server forgot that our kids' meals came with drinks and a dessert until we reminded her about 2 hours in (during one of her rare visits to our table). We got out of there at 7:30pm, a 2.5 hr meal that should have taken maybe 75 minutes at most.
This was the worst service we've had at Roy's but unfortunately not inconsistent with our recent experiences. It's a shame. The restaurant is in a beautiful space (the fish tank in front has always been a hit with our kids), and the food is still pretty solid. But the service is unconscionably bad, especially given the high price point. Would not recommend unless/until they get their act together.
Unfortunately, this was a very poor dini ...
Unfortunately, this was a very poor dining experience. We arrive for brunch at 11:15a.m. and the restaurant was fairly empty. Our waiter was unfamiliar with the menu and a bit unprofessional. We ordered our 11:36 a.m. and we did not receive our order at the table until 12:20 p.m. the food was cold, I was not prepared to our specifications. We also were in earshot of the kitchen which was fully visible from our seating location where we heard the kitchen staff and wait staff speaking negatively about us and other patrons in the restaurant. I alerted the onsite manager to our concerns and he did nothing to make things right, he just apologize that the service wasn't to our liking. To add insult to injury, he asked the couple next to us how their dining experience was and they said it was fine and he offered them a gift card to come back another time. We Dine Out 4 - 5 times a week minimum and know great food and service. Everything here was subpar we will never return to Roy's again!
We had a great time and the meal was goo ...
We had a great time and the meal was good. The restaurant was clean, waiters and waitresses were nice and very attentive. Portions could be bigger, but what we had was good. I would recommend Roy's as a place to take a date. It was happening, but not too loud, so we could enjoy our conversation too.
We used to love to go to Roy's and went ...
We used to love to go to Roy's and went quite often but Sunday night we went to celebrate my birthday and the food was bad, the service was bad, and if those two things are bad than the prices are bad because whatever you charge it is not worth the any price if the food and service are not good.
The service was great and the dishes we ...
The service was great and the dishes we devoured, wonderfully belly tingling. The Lobster Bisque was a bit on the salty side but the curry added a nice touch of Asian influence. Both cod and barramundi were cooked well.
I have gone here for my birthday almost ...
I have gone here for my birthday almost every year and had a great experience; but this time, not so great. The service was spotty. The food was nothing special for the price. Best was the dessert. We ordered the chocolate soufle and also got a birthday cheesecake, both yummy.
The portions were unbelievably small and ...
The portions were unbelievably small and some of it not consumable. The waitress was very rude as we were using a TravelZoo voucher and this seemed to put her out as she ripped the menus from our hands to replace them with the "deal" menu.
My wife and I have been to this and othe ...
My wife and I have been to this and other Roy's before and thoroughly enjoyed it - not so this time.
We had obtained a 'special deal' through TravelZoo. We arrived promptly for our 7:00 reservation and were seated within a few minutes. Our wine order was also delivered promptly.
The TravelZoo special menu was limited to four main course items - none of them from what we would consider to be the real specialties on the menu (despite the advertised selection from a "special menu"). We waited well over 30 minutes for the appetizer to be delivered - four small pieces of an egg roll. we were told that the TravelZoo was backed up that night - really? Like this was some real special appetizer? This made us feel like second class folks since we were using a voucher -- one they sponsored and had separate printed menus for the service!
Salads followed soon thereafter - Caesar with nearly undetectable dressing; no offer for fresh ground pepper. Salads were cleared and our meals followed - salmon for my wife, the shrimp dish for me. While the piece of salmon was a nice size, the sides were minimal and my shrimp dish was on the small side. Dessert was actually the best part.
We were presented the wrong bill to pay.
All in, we were there for nearly 2 hours on a Sunday night and shook our heads all the way home. It will likely be some time before we return to Roy's in Newport Beach.
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