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Roy's Hawaii Kai

6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
808-396-9875
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Ranked #141 of 1,915 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is Roy's original restaurant and the only one that always has crab cakes. You can have them as an entree or a smaller version as an appetizer. The wonderful sause is on the bottom so you can use it as you desire. You can sit outside or in the bar area without reservations but you need to come early... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Consistently excellent food. The food preparation and presentations are great as always. This Roy's menu is a little different from other Roy's which is nice. The food tasted delicious and the service was friendly. The ocean view from the 2nd floor restaurant is just beautiful. We had a great 4th of July dinner.

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Hawaii
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have reviewed this restaurant a number of times, some rating it excellent, others average. Maybe I have given it a poor on occasion. Tonight we had a delicious meal and the service was excellent. This has been the case for our last few visits. Certainly don't come here if quiet is your highest priority. The large open arrangement certainly... More

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Washington DC
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've been to Roy's several times and it has usually been very good. It seemed too noisy to be an upscale restaurant and to be charging those prices. The filet mignon was very good, the chocolate soufflé was ok, and the iced tea was very weak. Service was good and staff was nice. I'd ask to sit in a quieter... More

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Osaka, Japan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very shocked, thought this was a high class restaurant. My wife and I both suffered from food-poisoning after eating the Miso tenderloin beef here. It was terrible. Wondering how many other people have had foodpoisoning at this restaurant.

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Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Overpriced, noisy, with little children crying -- all in all, a great disappointment. I am adding eighteen more characters to get over 100.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I visited for our 45th anniversary. We dined upstairs during the week without a reservation. Atmosphere is casual sophisticated, yet not stuffy. Charming view of the bay. Waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable, and the supporting staff was exceptional. Food was great. I had the fixed prix Mahi offering with the wine included. We were surprised with... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Simply put - this was an amazing restaurant experience. The food was fabulous, the views were incredible. The tuna was one of the best I have had - it was incredible really! This is a must visit!

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I had heard about Roy's actually when I was in Vegas and went to Roy's noting it was ranked #1 there. Then when I found out it originated in Hawaii, I wanted to try the original Roy's while vacationing here. And I have to say that I was not disappointed. There were 10 of us - seated at a round... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love this restaurant! The food is outstanding and the service is superb. We always sit in the more casual downstairs lanai area where on the weekends there is live music appropriate for dining. The downstairs area does not need a reservation but depending on the time you arrive it could be full. Early or late dining is the way... More

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