About Roy's Orlando
Orlando, FL 32819
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
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.
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.
I was feeling under the weather and wanted something mild. I had the snapper prepared plain (which I was grateful for.) in general the service was great and it helped that they prepared the food to my liking. Wish this could be more interesting review. I will be going back when I feeling better.
The day after Valentines, is my friends birthday. They went above and beyond to make it special! We had the Hawaiian martini and lobster potstickers at the bar...phenomenal. Then we both had the lobster bisque...you get a bowl with fresh lobster and parsley then they add the "soup" A freakin Mazing!!! Then I hap the seared scallops and lori had the seared ahi tuna...both to die for!! You must make this a regular!!
Just disappointed in general. Been there several times before and always enjoyed, but the vibe is dated. That would normally be ok because this place is a staple imo, but the food and service didn't bridge the gap. I completely understand the need for pre fix menus and have zero issue with them, but the value and quality is a must given prices charged.
This was a huge disappointment we had a 7:00 pm reservation and we're seated at 8:10pm. We each order a rib eye special that needed to be sent back. It was full of gristle. Dessert came and only one order was right. Very sad as Roy's has always been a favorite got to no matter what the city. It was Valentines so maybe they were overwhelmed but really expected much better from @RoyYamaguchi
While Roy's was excellent, the valet service was terrible. They had one attendant on staff for Valentines Day...big mistake. Took 10 minutes to drop the car off, which was great compared to the pickup. Attendant first could not find my car. Once found 15 minutes later, he stated that my battery must be dead as he could not gain access to the car. I asked him for my keys and to point out where my car was located. After walking way out in the lot to my car (one aisle over from where he said it was located), the doors easily unlocked with the fob and the car started right up. Very poor ending to what was supposed to be a memorable Valentines Day dinner.
It took a very long time for us to get our food. Our reservations were for 8:30, we didn't get our meals until almost 10pm. They gave us a $20 discount for the wait. Overall the food was good and they catered to my allergies but the restaurant is VERY LOUD. If you are trying to have a nice quiet meal or have conversation over dinner, expect your dining partners to say, "WHAT?" often as it's hard to hear them, even across the table.
This was the second time I have been to a Roy's restaurant and it doesn't disappoint. The food is absolutely delicious and so fresh. The service we had was great. Definitely a great spot to have a great meal, far from all of the tourist traps that Orlando has to offer.
The service was impeccable. We had asked about the spiceness of one dish, because one member of the party had a sensitivity to spices. She had indicated that it wasn't very spice but when it was too spice for us the waitress apologizes and immediately replaced it with a different choice.
As far as value, the food was good, but not exceptional. Also it was very, very noisy making it hard to have a conversation without speaking very loud, which also took away from the experience.
I have been to other Roy's and found this one not to be one I will return to.
This was a disappointing visit to Roy's. Appetizer canoe for two was without the sushi as we were told a large party bought all their sushi for the night (we were only there at 6:15 and it was all gone.) I ordered the encrusted snapper / butterfish combo and the quantities were tiny; the same or smaller than my husband's portions and he ordered the trio. The snapper was undercooked (translucent and tough) and was sent back. They brought back the same piece but cooked longer and all the andouille crust had come off. No compensation was made or offered.
Excellent meal! Canoe for two was not worth $30, but the rest of the meal was fantastic. We split the Maui Wowie Salad and she got the Macadamia Crusted Mahi while I went with the Ribeye with truffle mac n cheese. Finished off the meal with chocolate soufflé and peanut butter pie.
We had to bring our experience to the manager and he listened to our disappointment. It was not a "Roys" experience. I have personally dined at Roys in 4 different cities and always had a fine dining experience until Orlando. It was similar in structure and service as Applebee's. Waitstaff was 1 - she was under educated on the menu and had zero service etiquette. Our water glasses were empty all night. The food was also not good as 2 of the 5 people ordered steak m-rare and came out well done. She never asked how the meat was cooked. We actually had to flag down the manager to even voice our complaint. The experience was not good.
The fish was excellent, we had the half snapper dish which was great. The service was top notch. No bread before dinner like other high end establishments but still a great meal. They gave our son a free appetizer with carrots, celery, apple slices and cheese quesadilla. This is a high end spot but you get what you pay for because it was great.
We sat in the back half of the restaurant and the noise level was SO LOUD. The restaurant was not even full. No fun having to yell at each other in order to talk. "Energetic" is not the correct word to describe it, unpleasant would be more like it. Not the same restaurant that it used to be.
Outstanding menu and service. Very creative. We had lobster potstickers and a lobster sushi roll for appetizers. Both were quite tasty. Our entrees were butterfish and taganaki shrimp both served elegantly and were delicious. Dessert was a molton chocolate soufflés! A chocolate lovers delight! Only negative for the entire evening was the check!! With a $32 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, a glass of Pinot noir, and a glass of 10-year tawny port, the tab with tip was $236 for the two of us. Nonetheless, I would return in a heartbeat!!
A few work colleagues and I went for dinner at Roy's. The food was outstanding, very tasty. We shared ribs, lobster potstickers and calamari for appetizers and everyone had a fish entree. The butterfish is delicious, cooked perfectly, and moist with great flavor from the marinade. Mine also came with an andouille-crusted snapper (combo plate) which was great. The portion sizes are not large, so if you are hungry, you should order an appetizer or dessert. The service was good but not great - the waiter indicate he would bring plates for the appetizers, and when the appetizers came, we had to wait (and ask again) for plates. Very small hiccups in service but otherwise good - attentive without being hovering. Highly recommended!
I have eaten there in the past and had an excellent meal, however this time was less than impressive. The salad was just okay, that should've been my first clue. Two of the entrees came out cooked entirely incorrect. The tuna was well done, salmon was Med rare. Sushi was good. They threw in a few free desserts, felt like we overpaid for the experience. I would've in the past put this on a level of Morton's, but it's not there anymore.
Roy's has always been one of our favorite restaurants. Something has changed at the Orlando location and not for the better. I have always enjoyed the food because of the unique flavors and fresh fish. One of the things we looked forward to was the bowl of edame before the meal. This is not served any more. I used to get the scallops served on top of pork belly and puree. Now the scallops are much smaller on top of carrot and squash puree. They were very tasty but not the treat they once were. My wife got the spare ribs and although they good they just weren't the same. I don't know if they have new owners or a new chef or what but for us it's aloha to Roy's.
For us, Roy's is always a good dining experience. The food is very unique and flavorful. The service is top notch and the ambience is comfortable.
However, there is a tendency to put too much salt on the fish and vegetables. In addition, the dining area needs some updating to keep the cooking noise down and to make the atmosphere as special as the food.
Service was great, atmosphere certainly not as good as we are used to for Roy's.
Tempura Sushi roll had good flavor but hard to find the tuna, potstickers okay.
Macadamia nut mahi-mahi did not taste fresh and had almost no nuts.
We would not return to this location, better choices abound in the area.
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