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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 - 10:00 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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, 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
  • 38
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  • 20
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  • 7
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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
Great flavors Great service

I always look for a Roys location in what ever town I am in. While in Sarasota I came across this hidden little gem. One of the best I have been to. Food and service where Outstanding. Be sure to get an item off the special chefs page, and if at all possible Brandon as your waiter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
joye g
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Venice, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Florida Keys, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Just had to log in to Trip Advisor to let others know, as well as Roy's themselves, about the quality of the food. It was awful. Fishy smell, horrible presentation, complaints at other tables around us. We dined at Roy's 2 years ago for Mothers Day and wanted to try it again, despite many bad reviews. Same menu basically.. and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Reasonable food. Mahi was not as fresh as it should have been. Our young waitress made the whole evening enjoyable. (Wish I could remember her name)

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a few times, on this occasion is. Was extremely disappointing. All of our appetisers came out luke warm, and the Lobster 'pot stickers' didn't seem to contain much lobster! The most disappointing dish was the 'best ever Ramen' that is quite a bold naming of a dish for a Haiwain themed restaurant. If they... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I always look for a Roys location in what ever town I am in. While in Sarasota I came across this hidden little gem. One of the best I have been to. Food and service where Outstanding. Be sure to get an item off the special chefs page, and if at all possible Brandon as your waiter.

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Roy's may be known for it's savory side, but let me be the first to inform you that when it comes to desserts...absolute mind-bomb. Ok, so they have the chocolate "souffle" that takes 20 minutes to bake. Big deal. What restaurant in their right mind nowadays doesnt have a molten lava chocolate cake on their dessert menu? As good as... More 

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Siesta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went to Roy's tonight for a special family event this evening. The lounge was full for happy hour, but they made us feel more than at home at the kitchen bar. We were there with our two boys, ages 9 and 11. Brendan brought them Shirley Temples while my wife and I shared happy hour cocktails. We all shared their... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Roy's, as others have said, is a high-priced restaurant. On a Thursday night with the Season waning, we found it uncrowded and the service was impeccable. The atmosphere is elegant and hushed. The pris-fixe menu, provided you like the choices, is the way to go to make it more of a value. If you have a coupon of some sort,... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

it happened that we were in Sarasota visiting with friends, and attractions around town. On the way back, we're looking for a good place to eat. Roy's came out on the top of the list. I though to give it a try. Make a reservation just about about 45 minutes earlier and drove to the restaurant. Ended having a great... More 

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Additional Information about Roy's - Sarasota

Address: 2001 Siesta Drive Ste 100, Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone Number: +1 941-952-0109
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hawaiian

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, 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
5:00 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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