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Roy's Restaurant

#10 of 1,891 Restaurants in Tampa
#11 of 2,085 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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4342 West Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607 (N Manhattan Avenue)
(813) 873-7697
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: 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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  • 29
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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
Best restaurant in Tampa!

We visited Roys on Wednesday night and had a spectacular time! This was my second visit and Roys has already become my favorite restaurant in Tampa. Everything on the menu is unique and delicious. ( lobster bisque, lobster pot stickers, chef's specialty entrées, & pineapple upside down cake were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Carissa B
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Treasure Island, Florida
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Treasure Island, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Roys on Wednesday night and had a spectacular time! This was my second visit and Roys has already become my favorite restaurant in Tampa. Everything on the menu is unique and delicious. ( lobster bisque, lobster pot stickers, chef's specialty entrées, & pineapple upside down cake were amazing ). Chad was an awesome waiter and really made our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I eat at this restaurant everytime I am in town and it never disappoints! I had the filet and it was probably the best filet I have had! I strongly recommend this restaurant!

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west palm beach, florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent service, food, drinks, and most of all the food was sensational(butter-fish) Went for my anniversary on a Tuesday night. They had set up a private table with orchids and a special card with our names on it. The whole evening was top notch Thank you everyone, Rock and David

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Roy's is a real treat! I have eaten here on several occasions and the food is incredible. What I love most about Roy's is the menu changes and it is always fresh and innovative. EVERYTHING here is top notch ( I love the Butterfish) and the dining experience is always a pleasure thanks to the impeccable service. Of course you... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I came here to celebrate my son's 20th birthday. We got there early and headed to the bar while we waited for the rest of the family. At the bar we ordered suchi which was absolutely delicious. You could tell it was fresh. At the dinner table we ordered different appetizers and all were awesome. For dinner, though all of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Roy's is a great place to eat, especially for a special occasion or date night. It can get pricey, though. Try aloha hour and you can sample the drinks and appetizers for about $7 each. I love to go there for Hawaiian and the 1988 martinis. We have tried most of the appetizers on the aloha menu, but the ahi... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We came back to Roy's after an unusually disappointing recent service visit. The service tonight was superb: attentive but not rushed. The Ahi poke and lobster potsticker apps were very good. The shellfish trio was very good but short of excellent. The lobster tails were a bit under cooked and way too salty. The crab cakes could have used more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The food is always great and the Roy's crew are pleasant every time! With a location right by the Tampa Airport and International Mall, I find myself going here on a regular basis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Roy's NEVER disappoints! Tonight we had the Hamachi with a succulent ponzu sauce and jalapeno; the Bi Bim Bap- a Korean classic, which Roy's elevates to the next level; the Hibachi Salmon was cooked perfectly - excellent light char - which enhanced the flavor; and the coconut gelato - cool, delicious. And as always, the service and attention were superb.... More 

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Lima, ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had a very good meal here recently. Several sushi rolls, nothing too fancy, but fresh and very tasty. Excellent service with valet parking, a pleasant surprise. Deserts were quite good, and if you have the time, the pineapple upside down cake is worth the wait.

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Additional Information about Roy's Restaurant

Address: 4342 West Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
Phone Number: (813) 873-7697
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4342 West Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
    (N Manhattan Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 873-7697

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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

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