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Roy's Restaurant

641 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101
+1 626-356-4066
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Ranked #5 of 585 restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: North El Molino Avenue
Transit: Located in front of our restaurant on Colorado Blvd.
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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89% Recommend
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English first
Commack, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I stopped into Roy's while on a business trip. While I did have a very tasty salmon, I had an even more incredible lemon cheesecake dessert and on another night, had a fantastic pineapple upside-down cake with coconut ice cream. The Roy's Mai Tai and Hawaiian Martini were excellent as well. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a refreshing thing to have so many polite servers. I have never heard so many excuse me's, pardon me's, thank you's and apologies in any restaurant ever. We loved the fact that they were so well mannered. Something that every restaurant should learn and take note of. To top it off the food was fantastic! Just make sure that... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I learned from Roy's how stodgy and conservative my dining taste is. I'm not really into adventurous, new recipes. Roy's strength to me is, he does exotic new twists to old dishes, that aren't so odd that a diner like me is put off. I enjoyed these new flavors. And yes I do love seeing artful presentations. I had asian... More

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Kingston, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I arrived in Pasadena very jet-lagged, and needed to have dinner at what was, locally, the early hour of 5:00 pm. A colleague and I found Roy's just by accident. We had a very pleasant meal, and enjoyed our serendipitous find. After spending all day in airports and airplanes, it was a relief to be able to sit outside on... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have always enjoyed eating at Roy's in San Diego and Las Vegas. We decided to try the Roy's in Pasadena. As usual, the presentation of the food was unique and beautifully displayed. My husband ordered the prix fixe menu - potstickers were okay, the salmon was good but the carrot cake was really dry. I ordered the Teppanyaki Shrimp... More

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Monrovia, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I took a friend to Roy's Restaurant for his birthday. I made the reservation and they amazing staff took it from there. He received a special birthday message inside his menu which set the tone for the entire experience. My friend has a seafood allergy and the wait staff was so knowledgeable and helpful in letting us know what foods... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I'd been wanting to try a Roy's and tonight found myself just a block away from one at dinner time, but with only an hour before an appointment. I went for it and am glad I did. I alerted my waiter of my limited time and he was SUPER. I skipped appetizers and went straight for the entrée choosing the... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a great restaurant, except for the fact that they don't serve bread. I don't know why one would make great sauces if you don't have any bread to sop it with

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great location on the main strip. Nice decor, fairly large restaurant, spacious, tables well separated. A bit noisy for intimate conversation. Very attentive service. We dined at a busy time but were not rushed. Very nice selection of appetisers and shareables. My wife had the scallops and I had the spare ribs...both excellent, creatively presented. Nice wine list. I'm not... More

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Pasadena, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I enjoyed the fare that I had at this restaurant. I liked the food so much that I requested of the manager that he send me the recipes. He did send them to me, too! (That was nice of him). On a different occasion, I went in for lunch (not knowing that they do not serve lunch). I then asked... More

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