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Roy's - Sarasota

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2001 Siesta Drive Ste 100, Sarasota, FL 34239 (South Tamiami Trail)
+1 941-952-0109
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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  • 184
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Strange Service

The service was weird. We ordered a bottle of wine from the wine list. After a while we were told they no longer offer the wine we chose off of their wine list. Not sure why it was listed? We chose a different bottle. The server proceeded to open our wine and the opener broke leaving the screw in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Ira w
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Eatontown, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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300 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Eatontown, New Jersey
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The service was weird. We ordered a bottle of wine from the wine list. After a while we were told they no longer offer the wine we chose off of their wine list. Not sure why it was listed? We chose a different bottle. The server proceeded to open our wine and the opener broke leaving the screw in the... More 

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We are pleased that you have managed to connect with our management team, and hope to see you again soon. Mahalo for bringing your experience to our attention! More 

Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Roy's food is good and always has been and was very good on New Year's Eve but the prices for New Year's Eve was a shock. They had a special menu for New Year's Eve that included an appetizer, salad and desert that all had to be ordered at the same time. The problem was that they hiked the prices... More 

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London, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Six of us attended the special prix fixe New Year's Eve dinner at Roy's in Sarasota. The service was impeccable and the food to die for. The portion sizes were quite adequate.

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Westport, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We've been to every Roy's in the Hawaiian Islands and to several Roy's on the mainland. All have been superb. This one is AWFUL. We always enjoy the butterfish but in Sarasota it was oily and the sauce cold. We also always enjoy the pineapple upside down cake which we order at the beginning of the meal to give them... More 

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Sarasota
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130 reviews 130 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's been awhile, but we decided to try Roy's after receiving an email advertising their Monday night prefix special. Order any three courses off the menu, including appetizer, entrée and dessert for $36.95. It sounded like a good deal. The restaurant is both inviting and pleasant. Patrick, our waiter was professional and attentive. We ordered a couple glasses of California... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Five of us stopped for dinner on Friday evening after calling for reservations. We all ordered from the prix fix menu. Fillet apps or wonton soup followed by tuna. We finished with chocolate soufflé and 1 apple tort. $34 each. Plenty of food. We actually took the desserts home. Everything was delicious. Our server, Nina was very friendly and pleasant.... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We enjoyed the food here but it was so dark, couldn't make out the prices. One had a martini with coconut and lime, sort of like a pinacolada, but the foam took up most of the glass. One appetizer of shortribs came with a huge amount of rice and veggies and little meat. Ordered the scallops with potatoes and port... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We made reservations to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday for a party of 6 adults at 6pm on a Saturday. This is not our first time going to Roy's for a big event. In the past, they have always done a phenomenal job with anniversaries. This time was different. I should have known when they say us right next to... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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284 reviews 284 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Brandon our server was excellent Steve the manager was simply incredible. Made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant and the place was packed!!! Had the Canoe sampler for appetizer. Yum yum - although our pot stickers were a bit over cooked it was still incredible appetizer. We had the pear martini as well as the... More 

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Bradenton
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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Such a big let down on the lobster bisque. One piece of lobster covered by croutons (never have had them in a bisque before). The flavor was actually bad. But my husband said the Mahi was the best ever. Service is almost toooo much. Someone is clearing your plate before you are even done. Happened 2 times on our meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2001 Siesta Drive Ste 100, Sarasota, FL 34239
    (South Tamiami Trail)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-952-0109

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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