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About Roy's Orlando
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 your join us at Roy's Orlando located on Sand Lake Road at Dr. Phillips Boulevard, featuring Roy's signature exhibition kitchen and two private rooms that can accommodate up to 55 guests.
Orlando, FL 32819
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Mon-Fri for lunch 11AM
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
Dinner 5PM - Close
Dr Phillips Blvd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bus Parking Welcome
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 250 guests. Full buyout also available.
Roy's Orlando Ratings and Reviews
Just very poor overall. Had requested a booth but one wasn't available, which wasn't a big deal. We asked however to be sat towards the edges of the restaurant and especially somewhere quiet. Despite this request we were sandwiched in between two large groups of very loud people, and the rest of the restaurant was 2/3rds empty!
The waiter was clueless about the menu. We asked the difference between a couple of sushi items and his reply was "they have different ingredients". When asked how I would like my pork prepared, I said I would go with what the chef recommended, only to be told medium or medium well was my choices and I had to choose.
On top of that the food itself was severely lacking. Sushi roll was poorly made, with barely half the ingredients that was listed on the menu. The starter of filet beef and chicken satay skews was like chewing on old leather and barely warm.
To top the experience off, I was violently ill when I got home!
My husband and I went to Roys in Hawaii for our Honeymoon and had the most fabulous dinner with the best service - so when we heard there was one where we lived in Orlando we had to go for our anniversary. From the moment we arrived the entire staff was so accommodating and polite, the food is absolutely fantastic and fresh with Hawaiian fish flow in daily,the ambiance is great - just everything from the moment we arrived with a card and flowers on our table for our anniversary, to the moment we left was incredible. Our server was Michael O, he is THE BEST! We can't wait to go back to Roys Orlando soon, one of the best restaurants in town!
We were visiting Universal. The food was excellent. We tried the tasting appetizer which was big enough for a meal for two. We each ordered fish which was prepared to perfection. The waiter was very accommodating to special dietary needs. Would highly recommend over eating in the park. The food is much healthier, tastier, and priced much more reasonably.
Great service and food was good. Fish dishes were excellent. Steak came out well done (more done than ordered) after server advised they cooked steaks on the rare side. They were quick to replace and made accommodations for the inconvenience.
Was told you could wear shorts, etc, but was definitely more upscale with that. Lots of business people in for dinner. I would say at least very nice casual dress.
Valet parking was free with tip. Be careful of being accosted by kids in the parking lot (strip mall type setting) trying to sell you things.
Would go back.
Service was superb -- excellent in every respect. Drinks are pricey unless you're in the bar for happy hour, but they are very good. Same with wines. The cuisine is fresh and inventive. Our favorites include pineapple upside down cake, butterfish, lobster California roll, lobster potstickers and the poke bowl, among many others.
We've been to Roy's in several locations and have always left happy. Except this time. Flavors were good, the cocktails were excellent, but the prix fixe salmon salad was mushy and mine had something hard in the greens that got stuck in my teeth. I had the steak, and the flavor was good. The meat was full of sinew and other undesirable inedibles. He had the cod, and it was done perfectly.
Been a long-time diner at this Orlando outpost of the chain. Unfortunately, the portions have become smaller, prices higher, and food quality and preparation have been better. Possibly why I have received many gift coupons and discounts in the past couple of months. Service is always good though, but while this used to be a favorite spot for family and friends dining, it no longer will be. Too many other high-end spots which are better and provide much more value.
Definitely not the level of other Roy's we have been to. Food was fine and our waitress was very nice, but the location, atmosphere, ambiance, decor were dark and dated. We ordered edamame from the server who brought our entrees, and it never came. I would not go back but in that part of Orlando, choices are limited.
We met our out-of-town adult son for dinner last Friday evening after his 3hr drive. We had a drink in the bar & the restaurant was getting "slammed" with local convention crowds. We were seated, ordered drinks, an appetizer & our dinner. The appetizer arrived, & we waited about one hour for our meal. We noticed the wait staff was looking for their deliveries at the kitchen pickup & we were starting to recognize how long it had been....but before we could even ask what was wrong, the Manager, Mark, came to our table & explained the deluge of people who arrived at one time, causing a backup in service.
We were totally impressed because Mark acted before we could question our waitress - his explanation & solution was "above & beyond"! We were so impressed with the proactive management of a tough situation, we will definitely be back!
We sat in the back of the restaurant. That area is beyond loud! Very hard to hear others speaking right next to you and at the table. Every time we are deciding where to go to eat, my husband mentions Roy's and I remind him of the excessive loudness...so loud that your ears hurt after leaving. Definitely need to request seating toward the front of the restaurant. Wish they would redesign that area or add some kind of noise buffers.
Roy's was recommended by one of clients. We had 8 people for a business dinner and the noise was much too high to talk between the table. The service was ok and the food was ok but the cost was high. The butterfish was very good but the tuna varied by person. We were a bit disappointed because it was very highly recommended.
If you have any allergies, be meticulously specific with your server about what is served with your meal and what is in it or how it is prepared. Their menu online is more specific than the menu provided in person. Plus, your meal includes a carb and vegetable, despite not being indicated on the menu.
Front of the house unorganized. I arrived and was asked to wait while tables were prepared. Once called the hostess asked us to wait once more while standing next to a cold draft coming through the private dining room door. After minutes went by I sat down again. When called again the hostess said this way. Then she stopped, turned around, and led us to the opposite side of the podium. Then she slipped her slim frame through two chairs pinned close together back to back. We are fat and had to squeeze through, rubbing other guest jackets and purse, instead of walking around and back. Once we sat, I told our server we were having the Groupon Prix Fix menu. She said that is on another menu. She came back three times before remembering to bring the menus about ten minutes later. While waiting for the menu, I walked over to the bar. After being recognized, I asked the bartender to switch to another game. She did, but before I could sit at my table the game was switched back to what was on before. I'm quite sure no one at the bar was watching. We made our selections for all three courses a few minutes later. The first two courses came out quickly and were delicious. Then we waited over 20 minutes for dessert to be served. Excuses were made for a new dessert chef. I don't really understand how it could take so long for pre made baked desserts that were ordered before appetizers were served? I don't think they were baking and needed to cool before being sliced and garnished.
Food and ambiance were excellent. I read yelp reviews and came knowing to expect issues with service, and I had them. So overall I enjoyed the experience and would recommend Roys if you get a great deal such as the one on yelp.
Not a great experience. Too many other better places locally. I would not recommend Roys because the food here has gone downhill substantially. Tuna poke lacked flavor and mostly rice. Andouille snapper not cooked and had to be sent back. Lava cake over cooked.
We had a quiet business lunch here and it was all good. Nothing Earth shattering, but all pleasant which is more or less what you want for a business lunch. That said, I could see this spot being much more vibrant at night with the long bar being busy and energetic.
2 hours for 3 courses - was an off night, unfortunate for a Sat evening. apps came out ok, 15 min empty table to get main dishes - burger medium was well done and salmon at house medium was rare. I would like to go back as server was top notch however kitchen needs to step up to the demands of a Sat.
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