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
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.
You guys had a rare opportunity to do so ...
You guys had a rare opportunity to do something pretty cool and your receptionist Tonya blew it. She tried to explain that a (week long) request for a window seat put us 3rd in line. We took the next available seat across from the window right next to a table at the window that was never used. If it wasn't for Francis we would have left. Extremely bad customer service. I will never recommend Roys to anyone.
Two nights ago, I went to Roy's Waikoloa ...
Two nights ago, I went to Roy's Waikoloa and thought it was the best experience possible and a meal could never be better.
BUT I was wrong.
Tonight on my wife's birthday it was even better.
The other Roys are OK , but they do not compare.
Its worth the flight , just to eat here. Forget the beach, just go directly to Roy's from plane.
Larry and EENA Stein
Excellent family dinner! Roy's extended ...
Excellent family dinner! Roy's extended great service to us and accomodated our 2 year old daughter well! Most restaurants seem to be anti toddler, but Roy's brought special keiki food and drinks especially for her!! This is why Roy's, whether in Hawaii Kai or Waikoloa, will always be one of my favorite restaurants!
Roy's didn't disappoint. Husband had a ...
Roy's didn't disappoint. Husband had a fish entree. He said it was the best fish he has ever had at a restaurant. I had a small portion of the meatloaf and it was delicious as well. We shared the macadamia nut tart for dessert. Terrific. The service was terrific. Would definitely return and recommend it.
Dinner was good! The view of the pond wa ...
Dinner was good! The view of the pond was nice until the sun went down then it's pitch black outside the window. The highlight of the night was the kids 4 course meal! We had 4 kids ages 10 -3. The meal come with appetizer then veggies and dip (homemade ranch) was a hit! then the main course, and dessert all for under $13/each! The adult appetizers were great! ( poke and pot stickers) our main meals were great! I had the spare ribs, super tender and flavorful. And I had pineapple upside down cake and Tahitian vanilla ice cream at the end was awesome! The cocktails were to die for! The lychee tini mmm 😋 . Servers were on point! Good job guys! Only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because we had to wait a little longer for our table then we shoulda seeing as we made reservations ahead of time. And it was a little warm during dinner. Other than that I'd go back in a heartbeat! Mahalo Roy's!
I love Roy's in Rancho Mirage, CA....... ...
I love Roy's in Rancho Mirage, CA.........decided to go to the one on Hawaii with my grandchildren. We waited a long time for our food and when it came my food was cold. We told the server and they took it away and I ended up waiting another 10-15 minutes for my food and everyone else was finished. On top of that, I had asked for it to be cooked well and it came back medium. I was not going to send it back and more than half was left on my plate......... I was not happy because it was an expensive dining meal.............I probably would never go to that one again.
Appetizers were very good (poke and brus ...
Appetizers were very good (poke and brussels). Main course was average.....short-ribs were good, butterfish was less than average. Compared to other high-end restaurants on the Big Island (Canoe House, Manta, Browns, Merman, etc.) I would say that both the food and value was way below average. Seems like they are focus on high volume rather than high quality.
Roy's never disappoints. We first visit ...
Roy's never disappoints. We first visited Roy's in Maui several years ago and followed the chef through his various iterations of the restaurant in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Denver and Waikaloa. It seems like every decent place in Hawaii serves seared Ahi but the Blackened Ahi at Roy's is still the best. You can't go wrong with his preparation of Mahi Mahi, Opakapaka or any other fresh fish he decides to put on the menu. Keep some room open for the chocolate soufflés. Roy's has been around for a long time and I hope it keeps going for many more years. We will be back!
Had a reservation for 8:30 at Ocean Hous ...
Had a reservation for 8:30 at Ocean House and they made me feel like the "single diner" I was (too many restaurants don't treat you well when dining alone...poor table location and service often) and left me sitting there for 20 minutes ignored. I had booked through Open Table and waited patiently. Finally I asked if they forgot about me and told me they were behind. I saw half a dozen couples just walk up and get seated, as well as an open table within my view the entire time I waited, so I said I wished they had informed me when I first arrived and told them they could have my reservation. I walked across the street to Roy's and they seated me right away. Couldn't have been a better experience at Roy's. The service was outstanding and everyone I encountered was very attentive. I wish I could remember my Head Server's name because he was awesome! Thank you Roy's for turning my evening around, and NO thank you Ocean House....I won't be back to visit your establishment, especially with Roy's nearby!
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