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 Weekdays at 11AM
Open Weekends at 4PM
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
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.
Good food but restaurant is very dated, ...
Good food but restaurant is very dated, no particular Hawaiian theme in the food or decor. Seemed just generally Asian food. Restaurant needs a whole new make over.
2nd time having lunch there. Disappointe ...
2nd time having lunch there. Disappointed. Nothing like the 1st visit. The fish didn't taste as good, cookies were hard as a rock. Maybe Thursdays chef is better than Monday 's chef
We have dined numerous times at Roy's. ...
We have dined numerous times at Roy's. This visit, food was less than average. Very bland. Unfortunate since we picked this for Father's Day.
Wonderful way to spend Father's Day!! Gr ...
Wonderful way to spend Father's Day!! Great selection of entrees and appetizers. The man tai was delicious. Staff was outstanding .
Nice clean interior, open and fresh. The ...
Nice clean interior, open and fresh. The menu is unique and the current. Service is attentive and reasonable prompt.
We dine here often (probably over 100 ti ...
We dine here often (probably over 100 times) for dinner and Aloha hour. The seafood is always outstanding. We had the Mahi Mahi and the prime rib for our brunch meals.
Terrible service and food! The fish had ...
Terrible service and food! The fish had no flavor and the deserts were terrible. Service was slow and we did not have a good time.
Food and our waitress was great! Had re ...
Food and our waitress was great! Had reservation but still had to wait almost 30min
The food was great as always. But the s ...
The food was great as always. But the service was horrible.
Roy's is our favorite happy hour in all ...
Roy's is our favorite happy hour in all of OC!! Your 1988 Martini is so delicious!!
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.
Service was extremely slow and it wasn't ...
Service was extremely slow and it wasn't even a busy weekend. It was a Monday! The food wasn't out of the world to me it was average. We enjoyed the appetizer (short ribs) more then the main course.
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 !!
We have visited numerous Roy's Hawaiian Fusion locations with our favorite being on Flamingo Road in Las Vegas. My entrée Sea Bass order portion was smaller than my appetizer. There was no interaction with the waitress, nor did she provide any recommendations or ask about sides. Overall a horrible experience that forced us to find another spot to stop to get more to eat since we left hungry. There are too many great choices in the Newport Beach area for us to ever want to return to this location. I used to rave to friends and family how wonderful these restaurants are, however that will never happen again.
not what it used to be
It's sad that Roy's used to be an excellent restaurant, but has declined significantly over the years. We came here for my wife's birthday, and the only great thing was the service from our waitress. Our salmon was dry and overcooked, and we waited over 30 minutes for the souffles. When we finally got our souffles, there was no melting chocolate inside because they overcooked that too. The lobster potstickers were great, but that was about it. Too bad, we miss what Roy's used to be.
Okay for lunch...
Not what I expected ... It was not as spectacular as other Roy's that are in Hawai'i... Service was good and food was okay but I was disappointed in the management.
Had a reservation but were kept waiting ...
Had a reservation but were kept waiting for quite some time. Hostess was rude and management seemed more focused on something other than operations. Heard many customer complaints. Our food was inedible. We literally left our food, paid the bill and went somewhere else for dinner.
FANTASTIC! We've dined here before and ...
FANTASTIC! We've dined here before and now we expect a GREAT time! Our server remembered us, which is always nice. The food was hot and delicious; timing was perfect; everything was great for a special night out. The manager chatted with us briefly, and he's got an absolutely perfect job for his personality (he's witty and fun and charming). One of the chefs stopped by and talked with us for a minute (and guess what? He is also funny and personable!). Hubby ordered barramundi with crab (this dish could not have been any better. . .it was rich and filling and hubby was forced to share with me a little bit, since it smelled like heaven!). I ordered the shrimp and rice, which was ok, but the highlight of our dining experience was the dessert. Our server suggested a dessert when we were only half done with our entrees. . .as he explained it takes 20 minutes. We normally don't, but went ahead and ordered. It was fantastic!!!!! Take the suggestions offered by staff -- they DEFINITELY know their stuff. Thanks Roys!!
The appetizers, salads, entrees, dessert ...
The appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, and service, were excellent, as usual. The Misoyaki Butterfish, & chocolate soufflé, are still my favorites. I also love all of their salads!
Overall I like Roy's. This time service not good.
I like coming to Roy's. This time service was poor. Waiter was absent most of meal. Back-up waiter appeared occasionally. No water service, after 2 requests. Complained to manager at end of meal and their was a lot of concern. I left the appropriate tip.
We had a great time. The others quiet an ...
We had a great time. The others quiet and comfortable. The food was delicious. M
The food was very tasty. I really apprec ...
The food was very tasty. I really appreciated that we were given a quiet table as requested on our reservation.
We really enjoyed the Birthday Dinner !
The menu and head server was outstanding in accommodating our joyous evening to celebrate a birthday. I would recommend this for anyone celebrating a memorable occasion at Roy's ! The seafood platter and sea bass was delicious and the lobster bisque was exceptionally the best we've tasted.
We waited 45 minutes past our reservatio ...
We waited 45 minutes past our reservation for a table. Way too long for our food.
Not impressed, very small portions, missed order
The atmosphere is just average. Food taste and quality is good, but they did not deliver bread after requesting it, stating they ran out, then delivered bread to table next to us!!!!! Waiter is very nice, tried to apologize. Missed appetizer order, had to ask for it. The place is just average, I can get the same and more at any chop house. Just not impressed
It was for a surprise birthday with friends, our table was ready and had a birthday card with the persons name on it which was special. The food, drinks and service was excellent. Also a complimentary dessert was served with the person's name scribed with chocolate sauce on the plate!! SOOOOOO special, and would definitely come back. Thank you.
Started with delectible lobster potstick ...
Started with delectible lobster potstickers. Husband had the butterfish that was outstanding. I went with scallops and salmon, two favorites. Not disappointed!
Food average quality. Service extremely poor !
Food quality was not exceptional! Service was lacking. Given this was a Wed night and not busy. I would have expected better service. Nice touch for a birthday welcome with inside the menu greetings and a table greeting/picture frame. Downhill from there. Took our drink order and then it was 20-25 minutes before anyone came near our table. My wife and I split a wedge salad, which we often do, and we were both shocked how tiny the serving. Never seen a wedge that small! Asked three different times for an ice bucket for our wine. Finally got it when wine was about gone. Kids glasses of soda were in need of refills most of the time. When dinners finally arrived one was delayed a little, not bad. When sides arrived, the mushroom dish was set on the table. The server said the serving dish was extremely hot and not too touch it, and he left, with his potholder. Now we were at a table for eight persons, so we then had to pass dinner plates to share this mushroom side. We were never asked if anyone wanted water, and near the end of dinner I did get a glass though I think It was another waiter that was walking by that I asked. We did get a birthday dessert as well as ordering a souffle. It would have been nice to know ahead of time how small they make theirs and I would have ordered another. The check was promptly delivered after dessert, but no pen was included to complete the process. I left the credit card bills lay on the open book for some time, thinking someone would notice it was not being signed, but to no avail. Hostess finally came by and I asked her if she could get me a pen. My wife wouldn't let me complain because it was a birthday, but had a manager ever come by to ask about our meal, I probably would have anyway. We ate at Fleming's just around the corner on the previous Saturday night. Two less people in my group there, but the bill was about the same. Restaurant was packed, food was excellent and we had no complaints at all about the service.
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