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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.
Waikoloa, HI 96738
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Located at the Kings' Shops Waikoloa there is ample parking right outside
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
Our dinner at Roy's was our only planned "fancy" dinner during our week stay, unfortunately it was only good not great, as we've experienced at other Roy's we've eaten at. We had the prix fixe dinner, but we're a bit disappointed. The portions were large but seemed a little uninspired.
The lobster/prawn mac & cheese was to die for and they serve a great rose wine which is hard to find in Hawai'i - white Zinfandel in the states!!!
All in all it was a great experience with an open kitchen. Even though they are in a rush, you as a guest are not.
Kept our reservation and had dinner in spite of the menu seeming less than exciting. Drinks were good as was the chicken egg roll. My husband ordered scallops which he was satisfied with. I had the butterfish which was overworked, sickening sweet and if my eyes were closed would not have known I was eating fish. An unfortunate preparation on what should have been a good piece of fish. We should have paid more time reading reviews from recent diners. Would not give them another chance,
The salad and steak were great, however the potatoes had too much of whatever herb they used and it overpowered them. The pineapple upside-down cake was mediocre, unlike the absolutely perfect one that I had at Roy’s in Ko’Olina. Our waiter was always so rushed and his shirt was not clean. I like Roy’s, however I will not return to this location.
We ate at Roy's Waikoloa twice during this vacation to the Big Island and had fantastic meals both times. They have a wild boar rangoon appetizer that was so tasty and flavorful. It was like nothing we've ever tasted before. For dessert, the macadamia nut caramel tart is such a classic and we were so happy to see it on the menu since our local Roy's no longer serves it.
Roy's never disappoints!
THE PACING OF THE SERVICE WAS VERY POOR FELT Very rushed. We ordered appetizers and drinks at same time appetizers came instantly before drinks, dinner came out before the last bite of apitizer was in our mouth.
You had us in and out of there in under 45 min.
We have dined at many Roys over the years. I was surprised at how much this restaurant felt like a sports bar and diner. Cheap looking tables, bright lights, noisy.
The service was good but rushed. The food was the big disappointing. Very salty.
We would not return.
Roy's let us down. The service was great, but that's about it. Sitting down, overlooking a small pond, the first thing to greet us were dozens of greasy child hand smudges right in front of us on the glass. Looking around, I noticed it was the same story all the way up and down their windows. Not a single one of the dozens of people working there, especially the manager, had even noticed. We were one of the first couples for dinner service, so it's not as if the restaurant had been completely slammed as we arrived, and no one had been able to get to the windows. This lack of precision and depth would continue the rest of the night.
We selected the Prix Fixe for the evening.
The appetizers were good, but not great. The flavor of the pork used in the fried egg rolls was very nice, but was still covered in a simple fried greasebomb. The sushi was also acceptable, but I could get acceptable sushi anywhere, and the island itself is home to some legendary sushi. Lastly, the ribs. The meat fell off the bone, but was one-noted in flavor. Lack of depth.
My wife's fish was fair, however the lobster aioli was basically the main flavor of the entire dish. The asparagus was cooked to death (one would assume to not be tougher than the fish itself, but to what end?). I had the steamed jasmine pesto fish. The fish itself literally had no flavor. Neither of us finished our entrees.
Desert was OK. The caramel was unfinished, having almost no flavor. My wife's chocolate souffle came out wonderfully piping hot, but the best part of both deserts was the no-doubt store-bought French Vanilla ice-cream served alongside our featured pieces.
During our stay on the island, we had food with more character, depth, and flavor, while paying less than 1/10th the price. For a $200 meal, I expect more. Roy's attempt at fine dining will only fool those who don't leave the resorts, and seems a pale imitation of what its original chefs must have intended guests to experience.
Having dined at many other Rot's locations it was shocking and sad to find this restaurant so mediocre. This location should be closed permanently or completely renovated. The food quality was horrible, overlooked and barely warm. The ambiance was equivalent to a Carrows. Definitely a black mark on an otherwise good quality restaurant chain.
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