About Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill
Roy's Waikoloa is an upbeat resort casual restaurant featuring Hawaii inspired Euro-Asian cuisine. European cooking techniques with an emphasis on local ingredients and bold flavors. An extensive "food friendly" wine list is also available.
Eurasian, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Visa
Located at the Kings' Shops waikoloa there is ample parking right outside
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
Had the salmon and was asked how I wante ...
Had the salmon and was asked how I wanted it done. I like my salmon well done. It came rare and cold in a soupy sauce. Was told it is served cold. It's an entre and was not noted on menu that it is cold or I would not have ordered it. Sent it back and it came back done well but no sauce. Basically I felt like I was being punished for complaining. Asked how I liked my cocktail, which I did not but said I would drink it since I ordered it. Was told it was not a problem that he would take it back and get me something else, which he did, BUT charged me for the other one anyway. Service was great but I will not eat at Roy's ever again!
Two of the four of us ordered seared ahi ...
Two of the four of us ordered seared ahii. Both orders were returned as overcooked. The second attempt was very good. One person ordered Opah which came at as shoe leather. He was too timid to return it. The fourth person ordered a steak and it was served as ordered. The appetizers were good an well as the desserts. We have been coming here for over 15 years and this was a disappointment.
Our first Roys experience was at Hawaii ...
Our first Roys experience was at Hawaii Kali and we were blown away. They set the bar high. When we arrived for our reservation the hostess was busy talking to another employee and did acknowledge us for at least two minutes. We were told our table would be ready in a few minutes, should have been steered toward the bar but weren't. Food was great. Have the short ribs
When we walked in the restaurant smelled ...
When we walked in the restaurant smelled like rancid cooking oil. My clothes smelled so bad when I left that I had to wash them.
I have never thought Roy's was all that great, but this was my worst experience yet.
The food and service was great! It was d ...
The food and service was great! It was dark out when we dined but the restaurant sits on a lake with water views during the day time. The prix fixe menu is a great deal if you are ok with the choices offered! We've been to other Roy's restaurants before and the food here is just as good. The only thing you might be disappointed with is the ambiance. It's a little plain looking with dated tables and chairs.
Always come back and was surprised to se ...
Always come back and was surprised to see they did a make over. The times they needed it. Now it is quieter and more eye appealing. I still don't know why they put there seared Ahi on a hot plate, it still keeps cooking giving me a less than rare Ahi. Oh well there is always the Butter Fish next time.
They recently renovated the restaurant a ...
They recently renovated the restaurant and looks good modern decor much improved from previous layout
The manager was very friendly and welcoming and they still serve warm bread upon request . But there we some changes to the food which was not an improvement. Butterfish was over sauced and the mahi had a strong fish taste. The appetizers were good and salmon was just like before.
Staff friendly, but even with the remode ...
Staff friendly, but even with the remodel it is still noisy. Roy's is comfortable and always has interesting, tasty food. Tables are close together so it always seems crowded because it is difficult to move around.
Good selection of fresh fish on the menu ...
Good selection of fresh fish on the menu, however extremely pricey! $48 per entree! One of us had a very good dish of fresh Opah and the other opted for the MongChong which was overcooked and dry and had no sauce so not happy to pay $48 for this! So, very mixed on the quality of the dishes as served.
What we ordered wasn't ehat we thought. ...
What we ordered wasn't ehat we thought. we thought that we were getting ribs, but ended up getting pulled pork thats what it tasted like. The best thing out of our evening was the dessert. It wasnt on the list but it was the greatest. It brought back memories of growing up and Christmas time. Our server was good, but if you look at her it seams as if she would have been happier somewhere else.
Every time we come to islands we eat at ...
Every time we come to islands we eat at least once or twice at Roy's and the food has always been great. This time we found our Mahi Mahi and Butterfish dinners to be sub par, over cooked. We hope this to be a one time event.....
The service was attentive and friendly. ...
The service was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was quiet and private, with a great view of the lake. The menu appeared to be diverse. The desert we had was very good. However our meals tasted very bland as if no seasoning was used. Based upon the high pricing, the quality of service and fine dining atmosphere, we expected an outstanding meal, but unfortunately we were disappointed, and will likely never go back based upon our experience there.
The food was poor relative to what we ex ...
The food was poor relative to what we expected based on our experiences at other Roy's
(Rancho Mirage and Newport Beach. ) or even Waikoloa a few years ago. It certainly did
Not Match expectations for our sixtieth anniversary celebration dinner.
Arno is unbelievable - we only come 2x d ...
Arno is unbelievable - we only come 2x during our annual stay - he doesn't miss a table to check on all - both Brendan and ryan did a great job at the bar -
Food is consistently great - nice and quiet dining! Love it
Food was Meh. Fish bland, medium request ...
Food was Meh. Fish bland, medium requested steak that mother in law ordered was rare (which is how I like it but I didn't like it not because it was raw, just not great, definitely not $50 great). Drinks were pretty decent and stronger than they tasted but not very natural flavors. Service was good and the Brussels sprouts were pretty solid.
Recommendation, get a drink, get brussel sprouts and a drink then get the heck out of there before you spend $60 on a dish that is half as good as any poke shack around the corner.
Service was bad. Sushi was a disgrace aw ...
Service was bad. Sushi was a disgrace awful! Ribs very salty. Waitress brought me a cracked soufflé! She said sorry I cracked it on the way over. So unexceptable! We told them sushi was not good.. they did not do anything about it. Nothing. You would think Roy Y would make sure all of his restaurants were the same. And consistent. Not! After going to this Roy's it was such a turn off I don't think I will go back to any Roy's again. I will not recommend to anybody. I can name other restaurants that you pay $$$ and get awesome service and food.
Cuisine at Roy's is tops both on this is ...
Cuisine at Roy's is tops both on this island at Oahu. We especially love the butterfish--prepared with a tangy glaze, moist and delicious, and the brussels sprouts. Dining at Roy's is noisy and it makes conversation difficult but the quality of the food outweighs that disadvantage. I wish it were more quiet and cozy but you can't beat Roy's for fine dining.
Food, service, and atmosphere were all g ...
Food, service, and atmosphere were all great but for a price. Special note goes to Roy's Keiki course meal that perfectly matches my kids' needs and favorites.
Overall it's the best restaurant in Waikoloa bar none.
We were on vacation and wanted to share ...
We were on vacation and wanted to share a special meal on our last night. We had appetizers, our main dishes, and the chocolate lava cake for dessert. All our food was well prepared and delicious. We have enjoyed Roy's in various cities and have always enjoyed our meals. A great place.
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