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Roy's Pasadena

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American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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641 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101 (North El Molino Avenue)
Located in front of our restaurant on Colorado Blvd.
+1 626-356-4066
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary...
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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A special and romantic night--thanks to Roy's.

While a glance at the dining room shows that Roy’s is a restaurant for folks of all ages and in all kinds of groups, it is also the perfect spot for an anniversary. The ambiance is romantic and the food is delicious and locally sourced—the Pasadena location even had a Korean prix fixe by their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Catherine A
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Riverside, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Riverside, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

While a glance at the dining room shows that Roy’s is a restaurant for folks of all ages and in all kinds of groups, it is also the perfect spot for an anniversary. The ambiance is romantic and the food is delicious and locally sourced—the Pasadena location even had a Korean prix fixe by their celebrated chef. But the care... More 

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West Covina, California, USA
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was very excited to try this restaurant and can say, I was very pleased and impressed! We had excellent service, food, and ambiance! Started with Calamari, Maui wowie shrimp salad, and lobster bisque. Then tried the Roy's Trio! The Misoyaki Butterfish melts in your mouth! Phenomenal! Don't forget to have a Mai Tai and Pineapple upside down cake and... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

From the outside, we we're prepared of a grand meal. But from the Valet interrogating us on which restaurant we were dining at and if we had reservations... I seemed to start of not so well. Inside was lively and pleasant. We did not have reservations and waited 30 minutes, no big deal. Menu choices were limited as they seem... More 

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Santa Fe Springs, California
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This Roy's location only intermittently has a Sunday Brunch service which we were able to experience due to a CyLAvia cycling event recently held on the street in front of this restaurant. Having eaten at another Roy's recently gave us the ability to gauge how their "Hawaiian Fusion" style cuisine stacked up against their Kauai location. We chatted up the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Roy's has always been one of my favorite dining establishments - consistently good food and great atmosphere, but the best deal here is happy hour! It's a wonderful place to have a nice glass of wine or cocktail, and they have a great variety of discounted appetizers. Perfect for pre-theater eats!

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Arcadia, California
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We've been to this restaurant several times over the past few years and have never been disappointed. Our latest visit was an early Mother's Day dinner where we enjoyed the Short Ribs, Thai Chicken and the Korean Dinner special, followed by the melting hot chocolate souffle. All were delicious and cooked perfectly. Service was great and we felt welcome and... More 

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Monrovia, California
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265 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have been meaning to visit the local Roy's in Pasadena ever since we ate at the Ko Olina Golf Club Roy's last fall and had a great meal. (review here http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60654-d1808840-r234949856-Ko_Olina_Golf_Club_Roy_s_Ko_Olina-Kapolei_Oahu_Hawaii.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT) Well, we received a $25 meal coupon in the mail recently, actually two of them. One we forgot about and it expired. So last night we brought the... More 

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Fort Worth
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Convenient corner location on Colorado Blvd. Chic indoor seating as well as patio seating on the sidewalk area. Service was very attentive. bordering on intrusive, but very polite. A complimentary plate of edame as we sat down. I had the Pasadena Restaurant Week special. Szhechuan Chicken Wraps for starters, grilled short rib (very tender) and Misoyaki Butterfish for the entree... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were here for our anniversary and we received excellent service! The food was equally as amazing! We ordered the lobster bisque and blackened ahi tuna for appetizers. For the main course, Roy's trio, and filet mignon and red dragon shrimp. For dessert, we had creme brûlée and vanilla ice cream with molten lava. Our server went... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My son, boyfriend and I had dinner at Roy's the other night. The food was wonderful from start to finish. They present complementary edamames which are salty and spicy. A great way to get started. We shared the fried calimari which was excellent although I avoided the chili peppers and the peanuts weren't really a part of the dish since... More 

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Additional Information about Roy's Pasadena

Address: 641 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: +1 626-356-4066
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 641 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101
    (North El Molino Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Located in front of our restaurant on Colorado Blvd.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-356-4066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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