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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
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
This is the second time in a row we have been disappointed by Roy's. The food just is not good enough for the price. Many other places we have been in the vicinity have had better food at no higher of a price. We won't be going back. Too bad as there is so much potential.
We checked in on time, but then had to wait 25 minutes for our table. But once seated, we had excellent service, even getting a complimentary spring roll appetizer, to make up for the wait!
We had the price fixed menu which offered many selections. The appetizer which had sushi and BBQ baby back ribs, was really good. I had the BBQ short ribs which were wonderful and my husband has fish which he said was good, not great. The chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream was excellent!! All in all, a lovely evening, if quite costly.
Roys has changed a lot. From price to feeling important as a quest. We had a great view but unfortunately we had a rude table next to us and had to move. Later found out the rude table was the day time host. She should be fired. The manager did comp us a desert to split between 5. The waiter help (bus boy) was wonderful he was a ten.
Our dinner at Roy's was great. Perfect table looking out over the pond. Lovely service. Excellent for vegetarians, as they will serve any fish dish on the menu with a tofu substitution. Free chocolate souffle for Mother's Day was a very nice surprise! We will return.
We live part of the year right across the lake from Roy's Restaurant, so we've dined there regularly for the past 14 years. I don't know what some of the negative reviewers were expecting, & maybe it was just an off night at the restaurant, but we've never experienced bad service or poor food. We eat out probably 4-5 nights a week when here in Hawai'i & also when at our other homes in 2 other states, & we are fairly particular about food & service & value. Roy's has never disappointed us. There were times in years past that the noise level was a little too high, but the remodel several years ago did wonders for that. And the food has NEVER disappointed. Tonight we had the Spring Rolls & Spicy Ahi Roll to start-- both excellent. Then we had the steamed pesto Monchong and the Fish Trio-- both excellent. And of course, we both had the chocolate lava cake-- both excellent. Our servers were always on top of things & very nice. Yes, it can be a little pricey depending on what you have-- but you should know that going in. Maybe it's not everyone's choice, but we highly recommend Roy's.
Very good food and dessert. My wife had seen Roy on one of the TV food shows and said Roy was internationally famous for his cuisine.
His food is first rate my wife and I both had the appetizer portion of the meatloaf. The meatloaf was delicious and more than you would need for one meal.
Our dessert was strawberry crisp served hot with vanilla bean ice cream. It was superb.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
We were early to our reservation, but was seated immediately. This did offer us a price difference on the fixed fare menu. Also due to dietary needs, they were flexible in minor requests with the fixed fare choices. Pleasant staff, had a number of wait staff serve our table, this kept the wait time down between courses. A bit high in pricing even for Hawaii, but worth the cost for that anniversary dinner.
Service was wonderful! Staff was very friendly and attentive.
The only thing I can say is the the butterfish had a Lot
Of fat on it and made it let desirable in flavor and my daughter's steak came out almost Well instead of medium rare. The baby back rib appetizer was perfect!
Disappointed in Hawaii. I have been to a number of Roy's and was excited to dine in their main island kona Hawaii location while on vacation with my husband. The service was sub-par, the food average, and the ambiance lacking. I requested to be moved to a table from the bar area to inside the main dining room and was told that those tables were reserved for groups of 4., although, many tables had groups of 2 and some went unoccupied. Not a pleasant experience overall.
Roya means high quality in all ways. When we walked in there was visible smoke in the air from kitchen issues and the noise level was a bit loud. Service was quite friendly. Food wasn't hot but tastes okay. Felt like they were too busy to make it special like their reputation is about.
We were disappointed. We had been to Roy's many years ago. It has become a tourist attraction. We were seated in the very back of the restaurant, near the exit sign and a very loud group at the bar. The food was ok, but very pricey. The service was good. We are foodies and my husband is a fantastic cook and mixologist, so we have high expectations when we dine out. Overall the experience for the cost was not something we would do again.
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