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.
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
The restaurant staff was superb, really ...
The restaurant staff was superb, really attentive and went out of their way to recognize our birthday person at dinner. The service was amazing. The food was good but there were a couple things that were just disappointing, of particular note was the mushroom side dish, this was a complete disaster, tasted like they came out of a can with no flavor. I will note that our dinner entrees were delicious and the appetizers were great as well. The scallops were cooked perfectly!
The other really disappointing thing was the drinks, maybe I have had bad mai tai's before but for me the mai tai should be a sweet drink and a pretty basic recipe should be followed, Roy's apparently decided to be different and they have their own mix, which tasted just awful. We didn't send our drinks back because well, what are we going to say, hey we didn't like them, but they were not sweet, they had a bitter, peppery taste to them, just not at all what a mai-tai should taste like. Very odd mix they have.
The dessert, chocolate souffle, was delicious, warm in the center and the accompanying raspberry sauce went well with it.
Overall, after all was said and done, the restaurant was great for special occasion and while the food was good and the service great, we don't think it was worth it, price-wise, and can't say we will be returning anytime soon.
The food took FOREVER to come to the tab ...
The food took FOREVER to come to the table...and when it did, only 2 of the 4 meals arrived. The rest of us just sat, waiting more than 15 minutes for the final meal to be served. Several tables near us turned over TWICE and we still were waiting to eat. Tasted fine, when it got there...but it was so disappointing to have to wait
This was our first disappointing visit t ...
This was our first disappointing visit to a Roy's (other good visits were Atlanta and Maui). Orlando Roy's was too noisy, and the food was mixed: amount of curry in lobster bisque overpowered the lobster taste; skewered chicken and skewered beef on combo appetizer were cold (rest of appetizer was suitably warm). Maui Wowie salad was too salty due to excessive amount of capers. Shortribs entree was good. Service was good except that second glass of wine -- that should have been served simultaneous with entree -- came later than desired.
One of my favorite "restaurant row" dini ...
One of my favorite "restaurant row" dining experiences. Enjoy sitting at the kitchen view bar watching the show by the chefs. Wonderful adult beverages, especially with happy hour pricing! Had the "magical dining" poke which was really good. Watch out for the Red Dragon sauce, it has a bite. And if it's on the menu, don't miss the peanut butter pie for desert.
Great staff, friendly and attentive. If there is one fault with this restaurant, it's that it can be quite noisy during peak dining hours.
Oh, and they have a great happy hour bar menu, too!
While our server was attentive, the serv ...
While our server was attentive, the service was slow. That actually would have been OK but the people seated next to us (and I do mean next to us--almost in our lap) arrived easily 10 minutes after us and left 15 minutes before we did), and had the same server.
My wife had the swordfish from the prix fixe seasonal menu. She loves fish. She took most of it home and ultimately threw it away. She found it bland. The cat wouldn't eat it, although he is picky.
I had the teppanyaki shrimp, and it was OK. I would have liked it much better in a not so spicy sauce, and with more rice. Like Seasons 52, this restaurant believes that you'll walk away thinking it's more exclusive if they give you quite small servings. Americans do overeat, but these are really small servings.
We ordered two cappuccinos well BEFORE our dessert came. We waited 15 minutes AFTER the dessert came for the coffee. To his credit, the server didn't charge us for the coffee, but it did take the blush off the rose.
I'm not saying we won't dine here again, but we live on restaurant row and have so many establishments from which to choose--I can easily dine in several that offer better service, better ambiance, better food at prices that aren't Christini's or Chatham's.
We were in FL for business over our Anni ...
We were in FL for business over our Anniv. and took advantage of the Roy's location here (this is our traditional Anniv. dinner spot in our hometown). Unfort. we were a little disappointed on several fronts. The open air kitchen at this site is VERY close to several of the dining room tables (ours) and it was VERY loud. Our server forgot to bring a drink, we asked (3) times for edamame (finally came 2 mins before our meals). My husband always gets the butterfish which did NOT disappoint. I got pork chop special with pineapple compote. The pork chop was generously sized, however, carried too much of a charred grill taste for my liking and lacked the pineapple compote. Our server did comp us a glass of wine and our dessert. Just didn't feel like the special Roy's dinner we're used to.
We went for Magical Dining Month. $33 pe ...
We went for Magical Dining Month. $33 per person for a three-course meal. Our bill was $98. You see where I'm going. More than 30 additional dollars for two cocktails, plus an up-charge for dessert, of which we weren't informed. Our server was super friendly and enthusiastic. He said he'd bring the MDM menu for us to glance at, though we knew what we wanted. He never brought it. Therefore, the souffle he convinced us to try included an up-charge of $6 that we didn't see coming. Not pleased. While the regularly priced cocktails were outstanding, the MDM food -- what we came for -- was nothing to write home about. Hawaiian poke was filling, but ordinary. The teppanyaki shrimp was sub-par, with rice that seemed very much out of a box; bok choy was flat and devoid of seasoning; prosciutto wrapped Ono was clean, but ho-hum. The only delight was the beef & blue cheese tortellini appetizer. Disappointing all the way around.
We had a bad experience which we don't u ...
We had a bad experience which we don't usually have at other Roy's restaurants. The food was brought out before the salad and we even said don't bring the food before the salad. Bad waitering 101. All the main courses were cold. The trio had very small portions. My molten cake did not have any gooey center it was all cake like although a couple others at the table did have the warm molten center. They did comp the meals but overall it was not up to Roy's standards at all. The waiter tried to blame everybody else for the mixups and did not take any responsibility himself. The guy serving the water and edamame was awesome though!
Tried the Poke and Calamari appetizers. ...
Tried the Poke and Calamari appetizers.
Request the Calamari with sauce on the side (overwhelms the calamari if mixed together).
Poke was good, but more rice than fish. Straight soy base so it can be pretty salty.
Had the scallops w/pork belly. Awesome.
Also had the shrimp. Great dinner as well.
No desert as we were too full.
We had never been to Roy's and was quite ...
We had never been to Roy's and was quite disappointed with the food, ambience and overall experience. The service was good, but not sure I would return. I do recognize it was magical dining still it was not impressive.
Sorry as I normally do not write negative reviews, but felt this was a disappointing time.
This was the last time my wife and I wil ...
This was the last time my wife and I will eat at this restaurant. We have had great experiences in other locations, but this one in particular does not seem to meet the standards. We had a reservation at 9pm and didn't get seated on time, we had a table near the food line and could see the kitchen was already backed up with lots of plates sitting in the window. We ordered magical dining dinner and a regular entree. The server, manager, and rest of the staff seemed to be frazzled. By 10:30 we left and did not wait for our Togo dessert because we were so over it. My wife ordered sushi and was not given soy sauce or chop sticks. Our server walked by our empty drinks and finished plates 5-6 times before she cleared the table. My wife is a pharmaceutical rep that has spent a lot of money hosting hospital meetings in the private dining and does not plan to work with this restaurant in the future.
We go to Roy's frequently. This time, w ...
We go to Roy's frequently. This time, we decided to try the Magical Menu. We we prepared to be let down, but weren't. The poke salad, as usual, was wonderful. The ono couldn't have been better. To top it off, their delicious chocolate soufflé was offered as dessert. Needless to say, not bad for $33 per person. Of course, the Hawaiian martinis and wine added a bit to the cost.
This was such a disappointing visit to R ...
This was such a disappointing visit to Roy's. It will probably be our last! While on a business trip to Florida and went out of our way to eat at Roy's.We first discovered Roy's on a trip to Hawaii about 15 years ago. It was truly the best meal and dinning experience we had ever had. We were lucky enough to come across Roy's again in Las Vegas and always made reservations when we visited there. We were fortunate to discover Roy's in Atl GA where we live and dined there very often until they closed around 2009. We never had a bad meal or experience at any of the Roy's we had eaten at until this last visit. We started off with "Sushi". The Sunrise at Haleakala Roll which was Tuna,Yellowtail,Salmon, Avocado and Crispy Asparagus. The whole "roll" was rolled in a coating and deep fried. The coating and deep frying was so overpowering that you could not taste any of the sushi in the center. We were also surprised that they did not have any traditional sushi. The few you could choose from where all cooked in some way. For the main course I had the Misoyaki “Butterfish” which was Alaskan Black Cod,Baby Bok Choy & Furikake Rice. This was definitely not the same Butterfish dish that I always ordered and actually would try to seek out at other restaurants that serve fish. I should have asked why Butterfish was in quotes. It was covered in a sweet sauce that was overwhelming. The rice was bland and added nothing to the dish. My husband had Roy’s Trio which was Hibachi Grilled Salmon, Misoyaki “Butterfish”& Roasted Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi.The grilled salmon was swimming in a sauce that tasted similar to a teriyaki sauce and the salmon had a previously frozen taste to it.The Butterfish was like mine in a sweet sauce.The Mahi Mahi was the only decent part of the meal.it.The only thing going for this Roy's is the service. The waitstaff was beyond excellent. Other than that it is a nondescript restaurant located in a shopping mall with no views and unremarkable interior.
Roy's is newly open for lunch and I woul ...
Roy's is newly open for lunch and I would not recommend. Menu is very small and we were told there is little flexibility because the kitchen is busy prepping for dinner. There was a table card which included a photo of the current special. We tried to order and was told it was just for dinner. So, why have the card on the table at lunch? Service was extremely slow and there was only one other table in the dining room. Something as simple as drink refills required flagging down the server. I have had good dinner experiences at Roy's but lunch with my client was so disappointing I felt compelled to apologize to my clients. ADVICE : DO LUNCH RIGHT OR JUST DON'T DO IT AT ALL. This experience lost you a recurring dinner customer.
It was an amazing experience. I proposed ...
It was an amazing experience. I proposed to my girlfriend and it was supposed to happen in Tampa. With last minute changes, she chose to travel to Orlando very early. With little notice, our waiter prepared everything for us, to include an amazing desert. Service was great and they help put everything together with little notice. She also said yes.
Haven't been to Roy's in a while and are ...
Haven't been to Roy's in a while and aren't likely to return real soon. Food was delivered out of order...we ended up getting our appetizer after the entree. There is so much great competition on Restaurant Row on Sand Lake Road, I'm afraid Roy's is not keeping pace.
been to Roys a few times on the west coa ...
been to Roys a few times on the west coast Looked forward to this dinner. It was ok...not great. The spice they use on almost everything is the same so after aps and main course, you are over it all ready. The lobster tail was exceptional bt grilled shrimp and fish were spiced the same so it took away from the overall flavour
Amazing fish and fantastic service. They ...
Amazing fish and fantastic service. They have some of the best overall food on Sand Lake and every staff member is excellent. The servers are on point, knowledgeable, and overall friendly and attentive. Very hard to top Roy's
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