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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 $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Located at the Kings' Shops Waikoloa there is ample parking right outside
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
We loved the food. I had the 47$ fish the first on the fish menu. It came with 3 big pieces and I took one home. It was cooked perfectly and the macadamia nut crust was delicious
Also had the garden salad - beautiful greens with a very tasty passion fruit vinaigrette
My companion had the ribs and meatloaf
Which came with onion rings and mashed potatoes. He took most of it home and enjoyed it again the next night.
The only complaint was the noise. We should have asked to be seated somewhere else
The service could have been better
Our waitress was very busy and seemed to have a lot of tables to handle
Food was amazing but with the open kitchen design an unfortunate incident occurred.
Someone in the kitchen created a spice bomb that drifted through the dining area hitting at least 4-6 tables. Everyone immediately started coughing and tearing up. One member of our party had to go outside the restaurant to get fresh air. Other guests too had to flee outside to stop the coughing. Surprisingly the kitchen did it again a few minutes later, it took awhile for anyone to speak with kitchen.
Sadly nothing was said about it until I got up and went to the hostess, she had been affected too. She apologized, but other than comping 3 desserts (which was a nice gesture), no one came by the table to see if we were okay.
The good is always good here. Well prepared. The waitress was very busy but served us well.
The sitting was the issue. I specifically asked to sit near a window and we were placed at a middle table in a high traffic area with very little view...even though two tables closer to windows sat empty most of our meal. They were quite rude when I asked if we could have the other table. The noise level would keep me from dining there again.
Really liked how family friendly this place is. Kids got a 3 course kids menu. One course was a quesadilla, the next was watermelon and carrots with ranch dip and then they chose fish for their entree. Very cool. The adult food was amazing too. Service was great. 2 thumbs up!
Very friendly upon entry, quick service and beautiful scenery. We arrived early, right before sunset and were seated right next to the window, so we could enjoy our drinks as the sun set. Small acknowledgements were made as to the occasion we were there for and were regularly checked in on.
The food was pretty good, potstickers and chicken spring rolls were good, but the ribs were lukewarm at best. My macadamia nut mahi mahi was tasty but overdone and my husband’s crab crusted opah was really large and almost too rich too eat. Overall, it was fine, but not worth us$50 for an entree. In addition, the service, although pleasant, was extremely slow. We were seated at 8:15 and didn’t leave the restaurant until 10:30 and it wasn’t because we were stalling over drinks, we had 2 kids with us! At that price, there must be better local options.
We have eaten at this Roy’s in the past when we visited Waikoloa. The quality and service have gone down. Based on the service and food quality, I don’t recommend this Roy’s, especially for the price you pay.
The Opah and Salmon were both over-cooked and dry. I’m not sure how a restaurant that specializes in fish could serve over-cooked entrees. Opah is supposed to be moist and succulent. Both Opah dishes were very dry and hard. Same experience for the salmon.
Also, at the beginning of the meal, the service was okay but when a lager table was seated next to us, our server basically forgot about us and focused her attention on the larger table. Had to wait at least 20 min for dessert, waiter didn’t ask if we desired coffee and only checked back once after taking our order.
Don’t waste your money here - very overpriced for the quality of food. Service just okay.
This was our annual return to Roy’s for Terri’s birthday - we had a lovely table (the best) off in a quiet corner and were well taken care of by our server Courtney and bus boy Josh - Terri enjoyed the butterfish and I the Seared Ahi topped off with the one and only Roy’s lava cake and delicious macadamia tart
And per tradition always a pleasure when manager Arnie came over and made sure our night was just right
It was a Sat night and walk ups had a 2hr wait. Fortunately we had a reservation and they promptly seated us, upon arrival. Our server was excellent...courteous, knowledgeable and attentive. This was particularly impressive since the place was packed. As good as the service was however, you go to Sansei for the food and it did not disappoint. The hot food was cooked just right and the fresh sashimi and nigiri were all superb. The only piece of constructive criticism that I would offer is in the edamame. I personally prefer to be served warm w/a light dusting of sea salt. Sansei serves it cold. Otherwise, the meal was perfect.
We found the service impeccable and the food quite enjoyable. The Roy style and infused taste is recognizable. The Mahi Mahi dish was the best and his twist on meat loaf was tasted by all. The Fillet was one of the best we have ever tasted and the desert, pineapple upside down and chocolate soufflé were exquisite. The canoe appetizer was a hit and allowed for some perfect samplers to start the meal. We will return again our next trip.
Roy's is a well oiled machine: professional staff and service. Beef short ribs and scallops cooked perfectly. Lots of families as well as parties of adults. Location at Waikoloa Kings Shops keeps it from being overrun. We will return to Roy's when on the Big Island again.
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