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Roy's - Newport Beach

453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
+1 949-640-7697
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Ranked #35 of 395 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Newport Center Drive
Transit: Valet Parking available.
Description: Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had a informal friendly dinner with a business friend. I have been to few Roy’s in the country and this one is not too big – It was a Monday evening so fairly quiet and we use the high top table in the bar. Being before 7pm we had the happy hours drinks and few appetizers from the early hours... More

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newport coast, california
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

At the last minute, the kids and I decided to take out my husband for his birthday and per his request, to Roy's. The receptionist on the phone was very friendly and accommodating so the evening seemed promising. We were seated in 10 minutes and the server also made an appearance within reasonable time. Kitchen: a different experience. It took... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

What a perfect restaurant to meet with friends for their version of Happy Hour! The small bites selection were good. From their signature drinks to wine and beer, they have what you are looking for. The staff is warm and friendly, laid back Island Style.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I made a reservation with a note about celebrating my parents' anniversary here a couple weeks in advance via OpenTable. We arrived on time and were seated a few minutes after. There was a cute arrangement of dried flowers in a heart shape, and my mom was pleasantly surprised with the special "Happy Anniversary" memo found inside the menu. Seasoned... More

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Burbank, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good food, kids friendly. Was close to the hotel. Hyatt provides a shuttle to the shopping area where the restaurant is at.

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New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have been to Roy's in Kauai, Hawaii several times and were excited when we saw Roy's in California, offering Hawaiian style cuisine. Although we like the one in Kauai better, this was still nice. They have a pretty marine fish tank when you first walk in, and they have a nice selection of seafood. Since I have had many... More

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Cypress, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Dinner on Sept. 7 2014 deserves "00" if it were possible. Party of five. Reservation for a birthday celebration at 5:15, arrived 1/2 hour early, (empty restaurant) seated at 5:30 by CREEPY, goofy man in suit (manager?). Roy Yamaguchi would be appalled to know how bad it was! Waited 20 more minutes for server to take drink order. "Jessie" did... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Best chain ever. Each place has own character but service and quality is unparalleled. Current SE Asia prize doze is delicious with best salad I have ever had with amazing flavors. Cosmotini is great drink. Get their emails. I had a $25 voucher if spend over $50 and they took it off current bill, not future visit. Wow! Staff is... More

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Tustin, California
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Roy’s is a high-end, high-profile chain of restaurants owned by Asian fusion pioneer chef Roy Yamaguchi. Their food and service (both of which are excellent) are the subject of many reviews, so to avoid being repetitious I’d like to mention the way they treat patrons who are celebrating a special occasion. My wife and I decided to celebrate our 29th... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

had a great night with excellent food- rib eye and ahi tuna. restaurant was lively and busy without being overcrowded. we were lucky enough to get a corner booth with plenty of space as some of the tables are very close. food was excellent and servce top notch

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