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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
Celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. When making the reservation I had asked to have a floral arrangement at the table (which I would be charged for) yet never received a response and to my displeasure, no floral arrangement at the table. That aside, wonderful dinner and ambiance. Service was good - sometimes it felt awkward but our servers heart was in the right place. Very enjoyable evening.
Very attentive service. Some dishes, i.e. The scallops were cooked to perfection. One member of our party felt that the potsticker appetizer made her ill, and had too much siracha sauce. I guess it all depends on the dish. The atmosphere was average, but nothing special. We did have a nice table with a nice water view.
We were here on our last night of our honeymoon. We are already frequenters of Roy's in general which is why we knew to go here instead of chancing another place. Our server made it exceptional!! There's a clam dish that had a year ago at that restaurant that wasn't on the menu anymore and I asked why it wasn't there and he had it made for me anyways, steered us away from dishes he didn't think were worth it and other great advice.
Roy's is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants. The service and food is always fantastic. Went for my daughter's 20th birthday and the meal was perfect and the manager even sent a special soufflé dessert over in celebration. It's always a treat when you know that your dining experience is going to exceed your expectations.
Fantastic ambience, next to a lake front. Food was superb with menu items specific to the Waikoloa location. Price fixe menu added value with a variety of appetizers and desserts. I had the char siu duck which was tender and flavorful. Roy's was the best way to end our Hawaiian vacation!
We always love going to a Roy's. Being from Florida, we eat a lot of seafood. I was just a little disappointed that tonight's menu didn't have a fish we don't get on the East Coast. Husband had the blackened tuna (ahi) appetizer and the butterfish (which is not a specific fish,) and I had the lobster appetizer and seafood stew. Both were great. The only thing criticism I have is that they used salmon in the stew. They added it at the end of the cooking so it didn't fall apart, but the flavor just didn't seem harmonious with everything else in the dish. There was a lot of subtlety and then you have this strong oily fish. It may be a matter of what was available, so it's not a big deal. Overall the broth was wonderful.
Service was great. We got right to our table, had an attentive but not "in your face" server, and got our meals quickly. We were too full for dessert unfortunately. Overall, a great meal.
This was our second visit of the week to Roy's and we were pleased with the experience.
This visit we were eating a bit later; 8:00 p.m. and not quite as hungry as first visit.
As we already had the meatloaf; filet; butter fish and the fish special - we were all impressed with the filet - but split entries, for extra $3.00, we got full veggies and it was just right.
The desserts both visits were excellent.
Roy's service is prompt and attentive and very accommodating. Quality of food topnotch.
Would recommend to all
Solid--every time. Not all Roy's have the precise same menu--a function most likely of local tastes. But every one I've ever been to maintains the original vibe and tradition. Elegantly presented and precisely crafted island-style items up and down the menu. This Big Island spot had a somewhat smaller menu selection, but there was no compromising on quality. A substantial wine list comprised of most varietals in a respectable price range. And an adjacent water view that is serene and a highlight of the visit.
We go to Roy's for our anniversary every year. While we are in Hawaii we will go twice during our week long vacation. It is my favorite restaurant by far. The food is always great. The service is outstanding and everybody is extremely friendly. The location is excellent too.
Roy's is well established and serves great food. The staff are very good and on top of things. The food comes out super quick. Good if you are short on time. Tables are close together - hard not to hear it all from other guests. Fair value for quality. Quick pace place. The butterfish signature dish is still amazing after all these years! Well done Roy for creating the dish! Mahalo🌴🌴🌴
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.
This is our second visit to Roy's in the last couple of months. Recently, we came for my Birthday and the service was impeccable, the evening was lovely, but the food was really uneven. The fried brussel sprouts were overlooked and bitter, and Roy's famous ribs were overdone as well. My Mekajiki was perfect, and my birthday dessert(s) were incredible. We tried again for Mother's Day. Same selections, minus the dessert (not because I wouldn't have loved them, just trying to be a little less indulgent this time). This time the brussel sprouts were great, the ribs were delicious, but my Mekajiki was plated with two different sauces, and the red sauce that evening overpowered the delicate fish. Service was responsive to our feedback and comped the appetizer and it was still a lovely evening. Unfortunately, for the price I'm not sure I'd give it another try. When the food is good, it is stellar, when it's not, it's really a disappointment.
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.
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