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Roy's Hawaii Kai

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6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
808-396-9875
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5:30 pm - 9:00 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 200
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  • 75
    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
Never disappointed by the original

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Christopher D
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai is my favorite Roy's Restaurant in the world. I've been to the other's in Hawaii, including outer island and New York, but Roy's Hawaii Kai is still the best. It has the best atmosphere, the best wait staff, the best service, and the best food. It's always busy so make reservations. If you're a... More 

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I made same day reservations for the dining room's first seating and we arrived early. We noticed that the patio outside was open seating and a bit more casual than inside. Since the sun was setting and it was a beautiful night, we elected to sit outside. It's right across from the beach---so the views were great. Yes, there is... More 

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Everett, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

For a party of 8 adults, a 9yr old & an infant, they managed to accommodate us well. We ordered the 'canoe' appetizer which had a sampling of 5-6 different items & I'd say the one everybody agreed on that was the best was the short rib. If I lived in the area & returned (& I would if I... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The crab cakes had good ratio of meat to filling and were prepared very well. The Short Ribs melted in my mouth and were coupled with a gratin potato that was tasty. The appetizer sampler which included a pork rib (so, good!!!), scrimp on a skewer (amazing) and a spring roll. We also had the macadamia crusted fish special which... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The food is fantastic and the drinks likewise! Doesn't matter whether fish, poultry or steak....Roys don't mess it up......get the molten chokolade lava cake for dessert...it's to die for ☺

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Additional Information about Roy's Hawaii Kai

Address: 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
Phone Number: 808-396-9875
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
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?