About Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill
Waikoloa, HI 96738
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, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
Made us wait 20 minutes after reservatio ...
Made us wait 20 minutes after reservation time. Each course of meal had 10 minutes of dead time in between. Fish was over cooked. Ridiculously over priced for food/service. My cocktail arrived with lipstick on the glass, just to make the meal even worse.
We've eaten at Roy's for years - first v ...
We've eaten at Roy's for years - first visited this location 21 years ago - and have always loved it. We just keep coming back. However, recently Roy's has seemed to become rather boring, with uninspiring menu choices peppered by their "classics" - which are not nearly as good as they used to be. While Roy's is still a good meal, particularly the soufflé for dessert, and the service is always phenomenal, we feel there are better options in the area for the price.
Roy's at Waikoloa, like Roy's in Waikiki ...
Roy's at Waikoloa, like Roy's in Waikiki and even in Baltimore remain among our favorite restaurants. Especially in Hawaii, there is an emphasis on local ingredients and you can count on several great fish offerings. New on this visit (at least we don't recall it from our last visit several years ago) was a 3 course Prix Fixe menu with our without wine pairings, a particularly good value.
So sad that my fish was overlooked. It w ...
So sad that my fish was overlooked. It was a signature dish that the chef recommended to be cooked medium, and it was way overdone. Otherwise good was good, other fish meals were cooked appropriately and delicious.
Service was extremely slow. Waiter didn' ...
Service was extremely slow. Waiter didn't even take our dinner order until we had finished with our appetizers. The bus boy was great but the overall experience was nothing like the other Roy's locations we have visited (Ko Olina and Kaanapali). We won't be back and definitely won't recommend to others.
We were on the Big Island of Hawaii for ...
We were on the Big Island of Hawaii for 6 days and ate out every meal. This was the best food that we experienced for our entire vacation. Waitstaff was energetic, fun and knowledgeable. Food was fantastic with lots of choices. Drinks were great too.
Food was great as always. One of our be ...
Food was great as always. One of our best meals on the island. Our server was wonderful. She is from Marin County too! I have to say that the room was a huge let down. It was boring and plain. Maybe it has a good view during the day but night time is just plain white walls. Nothing Hawaiian about it. However, my husband said they make the best Old Fashions he ever had! We would go back if back on island.
Loved it! Yes, it's a splurge, especiall ...
Loved it! Yes, it's a splurge, especially for us Canadians with the exchange rate, but what a fabulous dinner. Even for our girls (9 & 12), they said it was their new favorite restaurant - love that a "fancy" restaurant caters to kids, they had food delivered to them within minutes of seating, and then got their own "tasting menu", including beef short ribs. I ordered the adult tasting menu, with wine pairings. Outstanding! We go out a lot, and have high expectations, especially when spending a lot, and this exceeded my expectations. You have to go if you are near Waikoloa.
It was a terrible experience, the food w ...
It was a terrible experience, the food was not fresh and ridiculously over priced.
The fish was smelly and very fishy, the meat had a pre frozen flavor. Stay a way. A classic tourist trap on steroids.
The server however try to do their best to apologies and write 2 items off the bill.
It is VERY cold inside while it is very ...
It is VERY cold inside while it is very warm outside. This is the most unfortunate situation. We would visit Roy's much more often if I did not have to suffer through being cold while we are there. Layers and/or warmer clothes are not an option when one is in Hawaii.
We got seated at a table that was split ...
We got seated at a table that was split apart to make more small tables. The other patrons were right on top of us and might as well have been at same table. It was very noisy and frenetic. The food was average to good but overpriced for the experience. First and last time to a Roy's.
Our favorite item is the molten lava cak ...
Our favorite item is the molten lava cake dessert - a must for chocolate lovers. Food is always excellent but this trip we waited quite a long time for entrees and even longer for dessert - after 30 minutes we had to complain and were comped for coffee and dessert but still disappointed with service delay.
You still can't go wrong with Roy's, a s ...
You still can't go wrong with Roy's, a staple in island cuisine. However, the location is barely satisfactory for a rare rainy night and the menu has failed to stay dynamic, especially for the prices. Best values are apps/sushi, salads and 5-6pm prix fixe menu- goes down to $48. Also, no one treats kids better- with quick, repeated snacks to a great menu, so smart place for kids to experience 1st formal sit down dining, or one special meal on vacation. "From the Land" menu now exceeds the quality of the fish entrees, especially the short ribs and even the Meat Loaf. F's- The double/over saucing of the potstickers is a disaster. Ribs and duck were no where close to Napua's/The Beach Club at Mauna Lani, still good but not at this price. The staples like the Butterfish, Salmon and Scallops remain melt in your mouth yummy. Local catch entrees fail to impress. The chocolate soufflé dessert is still great but really, same old. Upside down pineapple has gone down hill- we've had better caramelized pineapple on pizza and consider sub vanilla for cinnamon or caramel ice cream to get some flavor out of the lazy effort. Most entrees now $45-50+ so hard to get out of here under $75pp
Expected a lot more based on previous ex ...
Expected a lot more based on previous experience. Portions too big, we were on holiday so cannot take doggie bag home. Service was over the top, every time I took a sip of wine they were right there to pour more in the glass. Didn't feel like we were there to dine , more like eat and go.
Wonderful experience - extraordinary foo ...
Wonderful experience - extraordinary food and great service. We had the prix fixe dinner, which was an excellent value for the money. The apps were delicious, the main course was a large piece of opah with the most delicious sauce, and the molten lava cake for dessert was beyond decadent. We will return!
We dined at Roy's on our way to the airp ...
We dined at Roy's on our way to the airport but were not rushed in any way. In fact we were around 45 minutes earlier than our reservation, but had no problem fitting us in. While pricey but should note casual, the food and service was excellent and a very good dining experience.
We went to Roy's to celebrate a birthday ...
We went to Roy's to celebrate a birthday and we had a great time. Our server was very efficient and the timing of our food was perfect. He even brought out the dessert menu before the entrees because some of the desserts can take up to 30 minutes to make (we ended up choosing two of them). My wine glass was never empty, and my Pepper Crusted Big Island Ahi with Sweet Potato puree was to die for!! Definitely looking forward to my next visit!
Last year we visited this location of Ro ...
Last year we visited this location of Roys and found it busy, frenetic service and the food couldn't make up for what was lost in ambiance. This recent visit evaporated all memories of ou last visit. All 4 of us enjoyed a cocktail followed by the tasting menu. The prix fixe menu offers an appetizer sampler, 3 tempting choices of mains and a choice of 2 desserts. This isn't really a choice when one dessert option is the chocolate lava cake - an absolute must!
We enjoyed our meal so much we have already booked again.
Although we didn't eat there I gave them ...
Although we didn't eat there I gave them poor ratings in every category. We had a 9:15 reservation. My son's flight was slightly late so I called to let them know. The snippy hostess told me that they stop serving at 9:30, so I said we would arrive as soon as possible. We were at the hostess desk at 9:34. A friendly waitress said she would do her best to accommodate us, and went to speak with someone. But, the hostess rudely announced that they were closed, and could make no exceptions. We had originally planned to eat there another evening too, but everyone in our party vetoed it.
Roys was what you would expect from a Ro ...
Roys was what you would expect from a Roys. We have been to a lot of Roys from California to Hawaii and the food is always excellent. We all ordered fish except for my son he had a steak and it was done perfectly as was our fish. We all had pineapple martinis and chocolate soufflés it was a great meal.
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