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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, 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
Service was slower than we normally receive at Roys. We have been long time fans of the restaurant on other islands but this was by far sub-par service and food. We were 2 couples - the ladies food was brought out and it was nearly 10 minutes before the guys food arrived and the fish that was brought out wasn't still hot. When the waiter was flagged down to correct the situation, t
The manager came over and offered a salad for the wait but never apologized for the situation. Upon leaving a bartender was heard sarcastically saying "there goes another satisfied customer". I have truly never been to a higher end restaurant that has treated us so poorly. Would never return to this Roys again nor recommend it to others. Too much money to be treated so poorly. Rarely asked if we wanted another drink or anything additional.
Sadly this was not our best experience at Roy's. We've been to other Roy's locations, but this was our first time at Waikoloa. The wait staff and support were amazing. However, it seemed to be short-staffed in the kitchen, as it took about 45min from the time we ordered to get our food. We dined with our 2 teenagers, and we're celebrating my husband's birthday. It's not that we were in a rush, but I felt like that was a long time to wait. In addition, my vegetables came out first, then my appetizer salmon. About 10 min later the carrots came. It was weird, and not coordinated correctly. The waitress was professional & kind and they removed the price of the vegetables, which I appreciated. Honestly, our main reason for returning to Roy's is their signature chocolate souffle for dessert. That was a home-run like usual! However, it certainly wasn't a memorable meal for the price Roy's charges. Dining is very expensive in Hawaii, but I don't mind paying that much, so long as the food is superb & special, like other restaurants we ate at on the Big Island. We had such a nice experience at Roy's in Kaanapali Beach, but unfortunately the Waikoloa experience at $225 didn't live up to our hopes.
This was the only bad diner we ever had at a
Roy's. My wife ordered lamb chops, and when it came out, the server told us that it was noticed the portion was small, and they would be coming out with additional lamb chops in a few minutes. Well the additional lamb chops came out about 25 minutes later when we was completely finished with out meal. They asked if we wanted them to go, which we declined. They took off one appetizer to compensate, but this completely ruined my wife's meal. How do you serve the entre if you know it's missing a part of it??? Would never go back to this Roys.
Roy's Waikoloa is one of the better restaurants in the area. Service, food is great. We had a party of 5 and ordered 8 different appetizers with 2 main dishes. It worked out well. We all had a chance to have a different variety. We also had 4 different desserts! Desserts ay Roy's is a must. Always make sure you leave room for desserts when dining at Roy's!
After a quick checkin we were seated by the water. We ordered an Appetizer of dragon roll and it was very flavorful. I ordered the fish trio which consisted of salmon, monchang, and Mekajiki. The sauces that complemented each fish was distinct with a sweetness or a savory as was planned by the chef.
Roy's has a great wine selection and we had an Opolo Albariño with our dishes. The wine was crisp, and had a stone fruit character to it which went real well with our selections for dinner.
A nice way to celebrate a birthday and would be highnon the list of restaurants for a nice place for dinner for a special occasion or just looking for something nicer than a brewpub or food truck.
While you may have experienced Roy's restaurants on the mainland, you will be pleasantly surprised by the outstanding food at Roy's Waikoloa. The food, every bit of it, was totally memorable from the sushi rolls to the short ribs. Even the edamame was among the best we've ever tasted. Prices are high, so reserve this for a special occasion or to highlight your vacation.
We were last on the Big Island, and at Roy's, at least 10 years ago. Back then it was special. Now it's meh. The food is good, as you'd expect for the price, but not fantastic. The atmosphere is lackluster. The hostess couldn't care less. We had a more enthusiastic reception at Romano's later in the week.
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