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Roy's - Sarasota

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American, Seafood, Hawaiian
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2001 Siesta Drive Ste 100, Sarasota, FL 34239 (South Tamiami Trail)
+1 941-952-0109
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Private Dining, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 39
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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
Gourmet food--something special

This is next to the Flemings Restaurant. Both are excellent. I've been to a Roy's in Hawaii and was glad that they have one in Sarasota. It's a special treat for my husband and I to go to Roy's. We generally went there during the off-season, when they would have occasional special coupons and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Marian M
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Palm Harbor, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is next to the Flemings Restaurant. Both are excellent. I've been to a Roy's in Hawaii and was glad that they have one in Sarasota. It's a special treat for my husband and I to go to Roy's. We generally went there during the off-season, when they would have occasional special coupons and offers. The staff is excellent with... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A great service experience is clearly a point of emphasis here. Complementary appetizers offered and brought quickly for kids. All the little moments - type of water, ready to order, clearing things. Staff was a team, always on it, always exactly as you'd want to be served. Kudos to Sherry and crew - LOVED our service. Onto the meal. In... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Was happy to see they have a gluten free menu. Took friends for their first time. They loved it. Staff works happily with you if you have any dietary issues. Desserts looked beautiful. Presentation is wonderful. Have always sought out Roy's restaurants since our first one in Hawaii.

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Kansas City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Roy's is one of my all time favorite restaurants. We were in Florida on vacation and we noticed this Roy's in Sarasota as we were driving through to go to Siesta Key. We made a special point to come back through so we could eat here for dinner. It was Father's Day and I wasn't sure if we could get... More 

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Atlanta, GA 30062
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Haven't been here in years (and the prices have gone up dramatically!) We had a coupon, so we figured wed try it. The short ribs were very tasty! Hubby had the mahi mahi and seemed to like it. We mentioned that it was my mother's b-day the night before and they gave us a free dessert (which was super -... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Been a patron of Roy's since the early 1990's (Hawaii Kai, Oahu, then Maui, and in the 2000's, in Tampa). I love Roy's and the great, no super, food. Not so with the Sarasota location. They just "don't get it" and have disappointed me more times than not. Up front, let me say that I remaind loyal to Roy's, but... More 

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Destin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Let me start by saying I am an employee of Fleming's, which used to be a sister company of Roy's, so I am familiar with the standards Roy's is supposed to live up to. I came here to celebrate my boyfriend's 21st birthday on July 19, 2015. We arrived 30 minutes before closing time, and since we both work in... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Roy's, although very expensive, was nice. We sat at a bar, where we were able to watch the chef and the sous chefs prepare meals. We watched them prepare our appetizer and then our dinner. They were both very tasty and very enjoyable and presented beautifully. The manager checked on us 2 times, which I think is very nice in... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I went with two other couples, and frankly, my expectations were not high. But the food was surprisingly good. My wife had a lobster California roll to start, and I had bi bim bap, beef short ribs. The lobster roll was good; the short ribs were pedestrian. But the main courses were great. My wife had the... More 

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Greenbrae, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a glorified chain that has high prices and mediocre food. The four small plates (appetizers) were tasteless. Could have been eating anything. The entrees were very expensive for what they were, which was safe, middle of the road flavors. At these prices they should be ashamed.

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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: American, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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