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 Dining, 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
We were there to celebrate my wife's bir ...
We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday. 5 adults and 5 children on a Sunday evening. Restaurant was about 40% to capacity. Service was extremely slow. Our server didn't look like they wanted to be there. When I was asked for a refill, I also said that one of sons wanted a refill as well. He got his refill, but I never did. When it was time to leave, they couldn't find the original cake box so we had to use theirs.
When the food runners have to unexpected ...
When the food runners have to unexpectedly return the entree plates to the warmers because no one bothered to clear the appetizer plates that had been sitting at the table "finished" for the past 10 minutes, there is an operations problem abound. There is a higher expectation that comes from the legacy of being a part of the original Outback family. Like it or not, Roy's owns this and will need to figure out how to get greatness back, or how to survive without it.
Had dinner with a friend. The menu pric ...
Had dinner with a friend. The menu prices are rather high so don't be surprised when you get there. The portion sizes are generous. My friend had the Cobia dish with a black risotto. I had the filet (medium) with carrots and a wedge salad. Both dishes were excellent. The filet was perfectly prepared and could have been cut with a butter knife. The food will not disappoint. I would have rated higher, but we were seated directly behind the hostess station by the front door despite the restauranr being slow. It's very open so noise travels.
If you like sushi, this is the place to ...
If you like sushi, this is the place to go. Many varieties to choose from and some are on the aloha happy hour. The seafood (butter fish, salmon and mahi and more) is excellently prepared. The sides aren't big but through the evening you'll have plenty to eat.
The bar staff (Aaron and Devin) are great conversationalists and will guide you through the menu and point out all your options.
The food and atmosphere are second to none. Another great evening was had by my wife and I.
I went with a Travelzoo voucher, noting ...
I went with a Travelzoo voucher, noting on my reservation that I had allergies. On a previous visit, accommodating my allergies was not a problem but this chef was unwilling to go the extra mile. Despite the inflexibility, the food and service was very good.
We have been to Roy s several times neve ...
We have been to Roy s several times never been disappointed our food has always came out in a timely matter and it has always been great and the waiter was very familiar with the menu which help us decide what to eat and what's best for us and the food is always delicious.
Have eaten at many Roy's across the coun ...
Have eaten at many Roy's across the country and have really enjoyed their menu and service, and the Tampa location did not disappoint.
The food was excellent, prepared fresh and accurate.
Service was spot on and our server was kind enough to go over the complete menu and make awesome suggestions. All 4 of us had something different for dinner and we all had a wonderful meals.
Roy's has a nice bar and sushi area if that interest you or you feel like having a drink to catch up with friends before a nice meal.
Thanks again for a wonderful experience Roy's!
We were at Waterworks Park enjoying a mo ...
We were at Waterworks Park enjoying a movie on the lawn on a beautiful fall evening before we headed to Roy's to have a quiet dinner late night. Tiki torches so reminiscient of Hawaii lit our pathway setting the mood for some good pacific rim cuisine. The restaurant was quite crowded on this Saturday night but we got good seats centered front. The staff were courteous and the food good- we ordered the teppanyaki shrimp and hibachi salmon - with wild rice and spicy/citrus sauces -well prepared and served with care. A much appreciated AMEX giftcard made for an enjoyable evening out for my husband's birthday.
The food was wonderful. The service was ...
The food was wonderful. The service was great. The staff was especially friendly.
However the noise level was such that we could hardly hear each other which tended to spoil what would have been a beautiful evening.
Bought a coupon which advertised a 4 cou ...
Bought a coupon which advertised a 4 course meal for 2 at $59.00 . They claimed the value at $129.00.
The 3 different appetizers were 1 small shrimp, 1 small deep fried square thing and 1 chicken on a stick. All were very small and tasteless.
Salad was very small but the lemon dressing was good. Main course (choice of mahi,chicken or short ribs) was a 2inch cube of Mahi and 2 asparagus .
The desert was flowerless cake with raspberry sauce.
That was the best part of the mediocre dinner.
We will never eat there again. The meal wasn't worth $59.00 . I don't know how they figure $129.00.
Save your money.
I was looking forward to a romantic dinn ...
I was looking forward to a romantic dinner and I had to yell so my husband and I could have a conversation. As people left the noise level did decrease. Service was very slow starting with had to wait for table with a reservation. Food was very tasty although I burnt my mouth with the chocolate lava cake.
Nice restaurant with great service. Food ...
Nice restaurant with great service. Food preparation was excellent with good presentation. Quantity not for big eaters, and prices are high for Asian/fusion cuisine. The overall experience though was excellent for a leisurely dinner (we were at our table for over 2 hours and did not even order cocktails or after dinner drinks). We enjoyed every moment at the restaurant.
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.
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