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.
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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
Food, service, and atmosphere were all g ...
Food, service, and atmosphere were all great but for a price. Special note goes to Roy's Keiki course meal that perfectly matches my kids' needs and favorites.
Overall it's the best restaurant in Waikoloa bar none.
We were on vacation and wanted to share ...
We were on vacation and wanted to share a special meal on our last night. We had appetizers, our main dishes, and the chocolate lava cake for dessert. All our food was well prepared and delicious. We have enjoyed Roy's in various cities and have always enjoyed our meals. A great place.
We had a great time at Roy's. It is said ...
We had a great time at Roy's. It is said that this location still gets attention from Roy himself. So, if you've been to a US mainland Roy's and were not that impressed, this location is better. It has fresh everything. I had the nearly raw seared Ahi. I won't order that at very many places. At this location, it is perfect. My wife had the salmon that was also cooked to perfection. All in all we loved our visit.
The last time I went to Roy's (Kauai) I ...
The last time I went to Roy's (Kauai) I was blown away by the intricate sauces, fresh fish and amazing service.... on the big island, I was disappointed. The service was still amazing, but the food was just okay... not great and certainly not worth the $50/plate price tag. If you are looking for a special night out and are willing to pay big bucks for okay food, then this is your place. Otherwise, I would go across the street to Lava Lava Beach club or even Macaroni Grill to get more value for your taste buds.
I'm a huge fan of Roy's and have been to ...
I'm a huge fan of Roy's and have been to numerous locations both in Hawaii and on the mainland. The Waikoloa Roy's however has the most unfortunate location and ambience. When you come to Hawaii you want to be close to the ocean and if not, at least have a nice outdoor patio and good ambience. This spot is very sterile on the inside and has a view of an ugly man made pond. Definitely doesn't feel like you are in Hawaii. The one saving grace was of course the chocolate soufflé. Roy's still makes the best in the world.
Like always everything was outstanding. ...
Like always everything was outstanding. My only gripe was we had a late reservation at 8:15 and when we arrived at 8, the hostess said she won't seat us until 8:15. So we sat starring at empty tables for 17 minutes then she sat us at one of the empty tables when she deemed it was time. We were the only ones waiting for a table too...
Have gone here before several other trip ...
Have gone here before several other trips to Hawaii. It's wasn't as good as usually is. Disappointed that there were things on the menu that weren't available. Food was good. The service was slow. Liked our vist at Roy's on Oahu better...
We might not be fancy enough for Roy's. ...
We might not be fancy enough for Roy's. Ha ha. We got the meatloaf and the short ribs, as well as the sampler appetizer. For us, the flavors were off. We didn't taste anything that knocked out socks off and it is quite pricy. We did really enjoy the chocolate soufflé however; that was 5 stars for sure. Delicious and unique. Would love to go back for dessert and coffee.
We ate are Roy's back in January as walk ...
We ate are Roy's back in January as walk ins and it was absolutely amazing so we thought it would be a worthwhile experience again. Our Daughter who celebrated her 18th birthday in May, asked to hold of on dinner celebrations until we were in Hawaii so we could eat here. We stashed away the $$$ and cut into our grocery budget thinking it would be worth the sacrifice. Boy were we wrong! It was like a completely different place. Food was terrible, service was OK at best for the money, I'd rather have gone anywhere else. Thank God the drinks were good. The Crab cakes were over cooked and somehow, each of our medium-rare Filets was burnt to a crisp on one side with a weird liquid smoke taste that didn't leave our moths for hours. Maybe it was an off night for them as our first experience was one of the best dinning experiences we've ever had, but we won't be bothering to go back a 3rd time.
Reception desk girls were aloof. Our wa ...
Reception desk girls were aloof. Our waiter was just doing his job and nothing more. I had to ask for more water , then ask for a spoon so I could enjoy the sauce on my entree. The bright note was a very friendly bus boy. Our food was good but it's a dining experience that makes a great resturant. I have been to two other Roy's and loved everything about them. This one, however, was a real disappointment .
The food was incredible!!!! The service ...
The food was incredible!!!! The service was outstanding. Our waiter Lurch and the other staff members ( Hannah,Joshua, Jimmy and the manager Arnie ) all went out of the way to make it an incredible dinning experience. I will eat there every time I'm in Kona. Thanks KC
Updated review : July 23 2016 after I po ...
Updated review : July 23 2016 after I posted a negative review I received an email from the restaurant manager apologizing for the problem we had and agreeing the waitress and assistant manager should have comped the salad at minimum. He also asked for a phone number to call and personally apologize. He also sent me a very generous gift card to use at a location close to my home or when I return to Hawaii. Therefore I'm updating my review to report the restaurant went out of their way to compensate for the negative experience.
July 17 2016 My kids and I usually love the food, but raw bacon served to a child (or anyone) on a salad, isn't acceptable when paying $50+ for a single entree! Factor in that they didn't comp the salad or anything we ordered, and it became more unacceptable! I've never been to a high end restaurant that doesn't comp a portion of the food even for undercooking a steak or some minor mixup! As a result of the raw meat, and what appears to be indifference by the restaurant, I won't be eating here again!
The food was merely adequate. This Roy's ...
The food was merely adequate. This Roy's restaurant is not on par with other Roy's locations around the country. The service felt rushed. The overall value here is low, especially since one can find many great dining options at local places on the Big Island.
We went here while on vacation. I order ...
We went here while on vacation. I ordered the price fixed meal and it was delicious and a great value including appetizers and dessert. The fish was delicious. My husband got the Ahi Tuna appetizer and loved it. The Hawaiian Martini was a hit. It overlooks a small lake and has a great atmosphere. I would definitely go back if!
Having enjoyed several Roy's locations o ...
Having enjoyed several Roy's locations on the islands and San Francisco, we chose the Waikoloa location for our final meal on our vacation. What a disappointment! Considering the price of our tab, we would have expected so much more quality. We were happy to see that Roy's had a discounted prix fixe menu for early dinners. If we had paid full price, we would have even gotten more upset. The appetizer for the prix fire was decent, but the ribs were pure fat. For entrees, I had the jade pesto steamed mahi mahi, my husband had the macadamia crusted fish, and my eldest had the salmon. My youngest had the teriyaki chicken from the children's menu. My mahi mahi was bland and flavors were out of synch in the broth which diluted the flavor profile. The pesto was masked and not prominent at all in the dish. My husband's fish was also bland and mediocre. He left feeling unsatisfied and wanting more flavor. My eldest enjoyed the hibachi salmon, which was probably the best meal on the dinner table, but it was just mediocre at most. Lastly, the presentation and taste of my youngest child's choice from the children's menu was laughable. It started with two pieces of cold cheese quesadillas with a small piece of pineapple, followed by three slices of carrots and apple, and chicken that looked like it was poached, accompanied by a side of teriyaki dipping sauce. Considering the children's course was only $13, I was not too upset, but it was the last straw that broke the camel's back of what was supposed to be a pleasurable meal. The only tasty part of our meal was dessert: the chocolate soufflé and the macadamia tart. We'll remember the savory flavors at other restaurants like the Lava Lava Beach Club and Tommy Bahamas (and surprisingly, the completely casual Kona Brewing Company) over overrated Roy's Waikoloa. The saving grace was our attentive server.
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