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Roy's - Sarasota

2001 Siesta Drive Ste 100, Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-952-0109
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Ranked #62 of 825 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Pacific Rim
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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
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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

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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Never been to a Roy's before, will definitely do it again. Our family opened the place for happy hour with their specials. Apps were fantastic.....had sushi for the first time and loved it. We then had a fantastic meal. Kitchen and staff went out of their way to prepare special requests before dinner was served.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A wonderful Happy Hour for starters with delicious sushi appetizer and marvelous drinks!! Then off to the dining room for a wonderful dinner...the seafood trio! Roy's always delivers the best meals! A delightful evening was had by all!

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gpetrie868
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Never really knew what Hawaiin fusion was. Still not sure but this is one of my FAVORITE PLACES IN SARASOTA. Great spot to take out of town guests!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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380 reviews 380 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Roy's is one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. We love the food and the service. No other restaurant caters to its customers like the staff at Roy's in Chicago. So we decided to go to Roy's in Sarasota. From the moment we entered the restaurant at Siesta Drive and Route 41, we thought we were back in Chicago. The... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Each time that I go into ROYS it is always been outstanding!!!!! For my recent Birthday the waiter took our Photo and placed it into an ROYS Frame!!!! So special. Thank you ROYS for another outstanding evening.

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Atlanta, GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Having a meal at Roy's after a wedding. Used to love Roy's in Atlanta, so glad to find one in Sarasota. Meal was great as was the service, the only issue was the restaurant was very warm. I am normally freezing inside and I even found it to be hot. Melting Chocolate dessert is a must! Would return if visiting... More

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Roy's is a very stylish place to eat with an interesting menu selection. I found the food beautifully presented but thought the flavours to be too subtle. Very nice, but not overly exciting to eat although this may have been due to selecting the set menu

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Morin Heights, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went twice last week while in Sarasota. Very creative cuisine "outside the box"; incredible flavors; excellent service from all staff. Both times, we had a series of appetizers as opposed to a traditional entree. It gave us the opportunity to sample a number of dishes....to die for....and very healthy. I must admit we cheated a little bit by selecting their... More

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