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Roy's Hawaii Kai

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American, Hawaiian
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6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
808-396-9875
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Disappointed after reading reviews

After reading reviews, I chose the Hawaii Kai location versus the Waikiki location to eat with a friend's family. Maybe my expectations were too high but I didn't think that it lived up to the hype of the reviews. Don't get me wrong, the meal and service were good (a little above average for some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
JLHoz
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After reading reviews, I chose the Hawaii Kai location versus the Waikiki location to eat with a friend's family. Maybe my expectations were too high but I didn't think that it lived up to the hype of the reviews. Don't get me wrong, the meal and service were good (a little above average for some restaurants), just not "excellent." I... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My daughter and I dined at Roy's while in Hawaii celebrating her graduation. We had been there for seven days before dining at Roy's. We were greeted quickly and seated immediately. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and the wines. My daughter decided on the scallops and I had the short ribs. Both were excellent choices... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We used Roy's at Hawaii Kai for our destination wedding, as our wedding was out of town we decided to dine with locals instead of the hustle Nd bustle of the tourists in Waikiki. From our first initial contact with Carmen, the events co ordinated right up to the wait staff, the service was above excellence. We could not have... More 

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Massachusetts
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375 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Roy's is one of the reasons to go to Hawaii! Great Hawaiian-Fusion cuisine, which means fresh seafood with interesting preparations. This is a small chain of upscale restaurants in Hawaii and on the mainland, but I believe this location, which is a short drive east of Waikiki is the original. It's in a strip-mall setting with the main dining room... More 

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Marlboro, NJ
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

First time visiting the original Roy's. Food is outstanding as always and the decor is understated (ok, pretty plain inside). But you're there for the food, service, and views and all are excellent. Everyone in our party of 7 for dinner enjoyed themselves.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Still the best of all the Roy's here in Hawaii or on the mainland...you can't do better than the original. Reservations made, we arrived 5 minutes early and was seated right away. The view from the second floor is always great and there aren't really any bad tables. Demanding a window table seems a little much since you take one... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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112 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

In my opinion this Roy's is better than the Roy's at Ko'olina, but that could just be because it was the original and I've eaten here since they first opened many years ago. One of the things that I never did care for though was the noise level because of the open kitchen layout and because of the noise coming... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My husband and I were in the mood for an Asian themed lunch so the concierge recommended Roy's. We didn't have to wait for a table, service was prompt, and their cocktails were perfect. Also the fresh scallop ceviche was fresh delicious..all in all great restaurant.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've been coming to this Roy's for over 20 years. It's the first of his chain of many and still puts out great food. The restaurant has always been noisy but seems a little less so now. The kitchen is still open and the is sometimes smoke from the food preparation. But it all adds to the ambience. Go before... More 

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South Houston, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

EPIC dishes prepared exactly the way I like it...served with friendly and professional staff...Roy's is always consistent with it's food execution and planning...a go to when we come home to Hawaii...Mahalo to Roy's

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-396-9875

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?