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Roy's - Sarasota

2001 Siesta Drive Ste 100, Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-952-0109
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Ranked #61 of 828 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
Top Contributor
394 reviews 394 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 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
Senior Reviewer
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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