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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
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Price range: $6 - $30
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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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Henderson, Nevada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We ordered Misoyaki Butterfish (a family favorite), Shutome and Sea Scallops. The Sea Scallops were moist and not overcooked. There were 3 adults and an overactive toddler. We ordered edamame without the spice and we had to ask for it twice. I think the waiter, Chris, appeared annoyed and uneasy with my grandson. When it was time to pay the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Every dish was delicious. My scallops on pork belly were perfection. Service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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Champaign, Illinois
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

$30 average entree Ran out of chicken! Entrees dry and ill prepared Service slow , took 45 to ge t entree. Water server was excellent

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Commack, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 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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