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Roy's - Sarasota

2001 Siesta Drive Ste 100, Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-952-0109
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Ranked #63 of 833 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: South Tamiami Trail
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
Venice, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have visited this restaurant quite a few time and also Roy's in other cities. They never disappoint. Our table was not ready immediately so, we went to the bar for a drink. The service was quite prompt and the house wine was very good. We were then seated at a very nice booth table. Our waiter was prompt and... More

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South Florida, Florida
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281 reviews 281 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We love Roy's (wife, Haunani is Hawaiian) and chose it for our special celebration. Other than the fact that we waited 20 minutes for our drink order (the place was packed), we had a great dining experience. We enjoy truly Hawaiian food, and were pleased with the fare we ordered. Started with a native favorite, ahi poke - a combination... More

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Sarasota, FL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have been to Roy's before but our last visit was truly special. We had the Chef's special three course dinner. It was unique, a little exotic and absolutely delicious! The service was impeccable, the atmosphere, relaxing and pleasant. I felt as refreshed as if I had just completed a great adventure, and I had!

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NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The restaurant is definitely very nice inside. The menu is interesting, but the taste is on the average side. Foie gras was really nice, sushi roll was alright. We ordered tempura white sea bass and macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi. Fish was dry and not a lot of flavor. My dad got fillet mignon and said it was good. Overall,... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was told from a friend about Roy's happy hour. I was very impressed with the drink selection and service. The bartender was friendly. I did order some happy hour food and it was so-so. I will have to some back for dinner to give them one more try (maybe).

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Venice, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We have only been to Roy's one other time, when they first opened here in Sarasota. Perhaps because it was new, we enjoyed our meal but never returned, a few kinks back then..... We have had great experiences visiting Roy's in Pebble Beach frequently when we visit our kids who live nearby, and have loved going there at sunset and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Overall, the place is elegant, the food was very good, especially the scallops. The service was fair, maybe too present. It was an enjoyable experience, with good cocktails to start with and excellent wine. It was a bit pricey, but worth it.

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Sarasota, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We hadn't been here in years and realize it really should be in our once / twice a year "better restaurant" rotation. We had a reservation and were seated immediately by a charming and efficient hostess. We placed an order with our waiter who appeared quickly for two of their "signature" Martini's infused with pineapple and an app of their... More

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were looking for a unique experience to celebrate my son's, girlfriend's 20th birthday. We really enjoyed our evening from the appetizer, to the chefs special appetizer and the main course to the special birthday dessert. The food was excellent and we left full but not stuffed. We enjoyed all the flavors. The waiter was excellent and the manager stopped... More

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The food was good. Bathrooms are clean. I was given a flower but not even explained what it was for or the meaning of it at the restaurant.To me, someone that doesn't take the time to talk to me and explain something that he explain to other customers obviously doesn't care about their customers and does not want my business... More

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