About Roy's Tampa
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 Tampa located directly across from the International Mall and features a lively exhibition kitchen as well as two wonderfully appointed private dining rooms. Guests can also choose to watch their dinner and sushi being made up close at our chef’s counter.
Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Open Mon-Fri for Lunch 11AM
Aloha Hour 4-7PM
Dinner 5PM - Close
N Manhattan Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Roy's offers world class off premise catering. Whether you are looking for food only or complete event execution, our chef and private dining manager will ensure a memorable and seamless event!
Self parking & complimentary valet available
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Roy's Tampa offers elegant private and semi-private dining options for groups ranging in sizes from 10-225 for both lunch and dinner. We offer customizable pre-fixe menus which offer multiple courses, and a diverse selection of entrees sure to please the palattes of your guests! Whether you are looking to host a cocktail reception, luncheon, all day meeting, or elegant dinner... Roy's Tampa is the perfect complement to any occasion.
THEMED PARTIES: If you are looking for something extraordinary, please inquire about our interactive sushi rolling and champagne parties, wine and beer dinners, and dessert parties!
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 Tampa Ratings and Reviews
It was our wedding anniversary and we we ...
It was our wedding anniversary and we were treated like royalty from the small orchids and sprinkling of little hearts on the table to the complimentary dessert and photo of us. The new menu is chock full of delicious choices and we enjoyed the luscious asian style pork chop and the always wonderful scallops. The edamame they provide while you wait for your meal is a far healthier choice than bread! All in all, we could find no fault in the wonderful anniversary meal Roy's delivered!
The food was very good, however I found ...
The food was very good, however I found very few entree's in the $20 to $30 dollar bracket. We were there to celebrate my son and daughter in law's anniversary. The service was very good. I was a little perplexed that the server brought an extra chocolate lava desert after we all had ordered desert. If we could have know that ahead maybe one of us wouldn't have ordered desert? Although we all enjoyed the evening, I think next time we celebrate an occasion, it will be at Berns or someplace more special..
The loudest restaurant I have experience ...
The loudest restaurant I have experienced in a long time. Maybe loudest ever. It was ridiculous. Food was excellent, could barely hear wait staff on a Thursday night. Big bar in front with no separation to dining room. Holy moly my ears were ringing into the night. And not in a good way. Our waiter complained, the valet complained as did other customers waiting for their vehicles. Was this an unusual night? Who knows. Used a TravelZoo voucher this time and have eaten at many of Roy Yamaguchi's restaurants over the years and always enjoyed the experience. Not this one.
When we arrived we were told that they w ...
When we arrived we were told that they were running late. 55 minutes later 5 of us sat in a booth fit for max of 4 people. The person who sat us actually said that she doesn't like to sit 5 people in a booth but she had no choice.
Roy's never disappoints. I have been to ...
Roy's never disappoints. I have been to 2 other locations, Maui & San Francisco. The Tampa location has been the best so far. The server was very friendly and was very knowledgable regarding the wine list. She even recommended a wine not on the list that went best with the evening special. I ordered a steak which was cooked to perfection. I've had problems at steak houses with my steak not cooked properly, but not here. Everything was great from the service to the food. I would highly recommend going.
The appetizers, our entrees, and dessert ...
The appetizers, our entrees, and desserts were very good. It was a Sunday evening, not crowded at all - yet we sat in the bar for 5 -10 minutes before we were offered a menu. Our drinks took another 10 minutes to come out.
We were then seated in the dining room. Where we again waited for menus for quite a while; yet, the dining room was less than 1/2 empty.
We asked our waitress for some bread while we waited for our entrees. She said, "sure, let me go get some". Our entrees then came...another 10 minutes, no bread. We asked her again. Then she went back into the kitchen and got 4 rolls.
It was like nobody except the chef cared that night. It was Sunday, August 14th.
My wife's surprise 40th birthday party w ...
My wife's surprise 40th birthday party was held at Roy's in a private room. They comfortably seated 23 of us (plus 2 babies). Most of the family had never been to Roy's Seafood so all but one of us got our first taste of the food, atmosphere, staff, and ambiance of the restaurant. My wife was extremely impressed and thanked me for picking the restaurant as well as every family member in attendance. Portions tended to be large and the staff was very helpful as most items on the menu are unique to the restaurant (Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine). The prices were more expensive than places we've dined as a family before, but the food was spectacular and no one complained once they were served.
The only problem with this experience wa ...
The only problem with this experience was the Open Table reservation. I made reservations for two for 4:15pm. When we arrived at Roy's, we learned that they don't open the dining room 5pm. Bar opens at 4pm but serves limited menu and wouldn't take our $25bonus card they sent. They made right but open table needs to get their information correct so this doesn't happen again.
Service always topnotch. Manager was pr ...
Service always topnotch. Manager was proactive when staff informed him we had a reservation issue, we did not have to go to management. We were seated and manager brought 2 complimentary appetizers to us and gift card for next time. Also brought us a dessert we had thought about ordering but didn't, that was also a nice surprise for my husbands birthday. Roy's really went above and beyond, they are awesome.
The portions at this restaurant are tiny ...
The portions at this restaurant are tiny. My husband ordered fish which can out slightly larger than a chicken nugget and I ordered the short ribs. I think they meant "rib" because there was really only one. The food was delicious although impractical. The service was amazing! The ambiance was great. Its not much bang for your buck though!
Roy's is such a gem. We went for an ear ...
Roy's is such a gem. We went for an early dinner with our three kids (15, 6, 11 mths). They set up a table for us including a high chair. The kids meal (only the 6yr old ordered) included a free starter for him which he loved. My wife and I ordered a bottle of wine which was about 2x store price. Totally in line with typical restaurant mark up. We ordered the Canoe for two as a starter and was plenty for my wife and I and our 15 yr old. It was exceptional. Main courses were Butterfish, Halibut and Chicken. All plates were finished with everyone wanting some of everyone else's plate. Desert was the pineapple upside down cake and chocolate soufflé both of which you had to order 20 min before. They too were exceptional as was the sundae that came with the kids meal. Service was top notch. Even witnesses wait staff checking silverware and glasses for wash marks when they were not serving. That is the type of service one should expect. I will return here frequently.
Roy's - simply put - is consistently exc ...
Roy's - simply put - is consistently excellent - from atmosphere to service to delicious Pacific Rim cuisine. We have probably dined at Roy's 50 times since we moved from the Pacific Northwest/West Coast to Tampa, and we've never had a bad experience. Go! You will find yourselves welcomed like family (Ohana!) and treated to first-class service and impeccable attention to detail. If you are celebrating something, make sure to note that when making reservations: they will absolutely make it special for you. Here are some high points: superb management by Managing Partner Kal and newly appointed Managing Partner, Peter; impeccable service from Crystal, Layla, Mike, Aaron &Clay (bar/lounge), expediters Joe, Zack and many others; Sushi Chef Lan makes stunning sushi/sashimi! Food - must-haves include: lobster potstickers; (the togarashi butter sauce is one of the best things you'll ever eat!); hamachi-jalapeno sushi roll - perfect blend of fresh, cool fish and spice; hibachi salmon - perfect with house-made Kimchi!; the short ribs are really tender and amazingly flavorful. They also have an extensive wine menu - even by the glass (including Caymus Cabernet) - with reasonable prices for most (e.g. $11-16). Desserts - if you have room - are freshly made and very well executed - including the classic upside-down pineapple cake and chocolate souffle. But ask for specials - as we've been surprised by a chocolate-peanut butter souffle?! It was incredible!
The dining area was not comfortable and ...
The dining area was not comfortable and extremely Noisey. The waiter was not very attentive. One of the managers was very accessible and we expressed our concerns to him. He gave us a free dessert but my wife and I will probably not return to Roy's anytime soon even though we have enjoyed Roy's several times in the past.
We are very familiar with all of Roy's. ...
We are very familiar with all of Roy's. We have been to 10 of them. We recently lost our favorite one in Sarasota. The food is always consistent. We were celebrating our sons family return to America. He was stationed in Germany. Great place for a celebration.
Great evening of socializing and dining ...
Great evening of socializing and dining was made even better by our bar staff, Aaron and Devin.
Had some fun conversations while dining on new appetizers. Cocktails were refreshing and it was just a nice relaxing evening.
Roy's continues to be one of my favorite ...
Roy's continues to be one of my favorite places to go. The bar is fun, with a nice (bar) menu; the dining room offer comfortable seating with fantastic food and service. This visit was planned as a celebration for a special occasion, which I have done many times before.
Our dinner selections were quite delicious. Our server paid attention to the pace of the table, which is unusual and welcome. She inquired about our celebration, but evidently did nothing with that information. As in my many prior celebrations, a little "surprise" would arrive at the end of dinner, but not tonight. Needless to say, this was quite disappointing. Luckily, our dinners were yummy.
Outstanding… The food at Roy’s was defin ...
Outstanding… The food at Roy’s was definitely the star, but the staff made our evening so much more enjoyable! They were friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The lobster potstickers were crispy and delicious. Who knew red curry was the secret to an amazing lobster bisque. The off-menu halibut special was incredible and the grilled filet mignon & teppanyaki shrimp had wonderful flavors and was perfectly cooked. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone and will certainly return.
The food was good as usual. I will alway ...
The food was good as usual. I will always recommend the butterfish to my guests. In addition we ordered the crab fried rice, which was good (it was not dry or overcooked), and several sushi rolls to start. The spicy Hamachi roll is a little over priced for us, but it was good, . The service was good (which we have dined there many times and have not had any service issues), however, this time we were seated towards the front of the restaurant and the noise level coming from the bar did not allow us to hear each other speak or our server. All in all I would will come back to Roys and recommend it to others, but I will insist on a table in the back.
Our service was perfect. Food was unexce ...
Our service was perfect. Food was unexceptable. So sad. We go the Roy's in Waikoloa Village Hawaii several times a year. We were told that we shouldn't go to the Roy's in Tampa. We used to go there years ago so we wanted give them another chance. Wrong decision, will not be going there again or recommending it.
Another great dining experience at Roy's ...
Another great dining experience at Roy's! We were seated shortly after we arrived, We enjoyed the food, Service also was great. I forgot how many times we have dined there so far just this year, But one thing for sure we will keep going back.
I think their food is slipping a little. ...
I think their food is slipping a little. I've been twice. Once to the one in Naples and another to the Tampa location. For cocktails and dessert it would be fine. However, there are so many other places in the area now that are better in my opinion.
We like Roy's and the food is always goo ...
We like Roy's and the food is always good . We have never been disappointed. This visit we had the butterfish and it was outstanding. Our only complaint is that the waitstaff, on this and a previous visit to this particular restaurant, are uniformed about the cocktails and can't answer questions. They should be more knowledgeable about the mixed drinks.
Another fine evening of dining was what ...
Another fine evening of dining was what we expected....and received. Tried the short ribs as an apt and they were sooo good. Just enough kick to make you think about it. From there we moved on to some different types of sushi. All in all, another great dining evening in spite of our friend Pete not being there and the sad news that Clay (one of our favorite bartenders) has moved on to another restaurant. Not happy about that! But Erin and Devin took great care of us and will hopefully do so for a long time to come. We're now their regulars.
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