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Roy's Hawaii Kai

#123 of 1,967 Restaurants in Honolulu
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 182
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
Most recent review
Nice dinner with a view, but....

My son and I enjoyed a sampling of several appetizers as our meal last night. He loved the ahi tuna, fire dragon, and short ribs. I thought the wedge salad and crab cakes were delicious. We shared every decadent bite of the yummy chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. For a quieter dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Albuquerque
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My son and I enjoyed a sampling of several appetizers as our meal last night. He loved the ahi tuna, fire dragon, and short ribs. I thought the wedge salad and crab cakes were delicious. We shared every decadent bite of the yummy chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. For a quieter dining experience, sitting on the small patio is... More 

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Orlando
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A big thank you to the Manager Zameer and to our server, IkeIke, for a wonderful experience at Roy's Hawaii Kai. We thoroughly enjoyed the outside patio location and caught the sunset while sipping delicious drinks made by a friendly, bubbly bartender, Whitney. The guava lemonade was outstanding and refreshing on a warm evening. The Hawaian martini was smooth and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Roy's continues to evolve and stay fresh with new and innovative selections thanks to Executive Chef Chris Garner. Being a local I appreciate the warn and " Aloha Service" that is provided on every visit. Mahalos to General Mgr. Zameer Mallal for " Five Star Service" from every member of the staff. My friends and myself will all be back... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

When we go to Honolulu, we always go to Roy at Hawaii Kai, and it is always very good and creative. This time we had very creative shushis, first class black cod, delicious scallops. The atmosphere is lively, albeit a bit laut, and the service is excellent. Very good wine list. A very pleasant experience!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Valentine's Day is a challenging and crowded night to dine any where. We started planning about a week ago and so many restaurants were already sold out. So we felt "lucky" to get a 5:00pm reservation. Anyway, we checked in on time, was politely greeted, escorted to our table and recognized by me several times. The General Manager, "Z" as... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We haven't been back to this Roy's in over 15 years, and it is still the BEST. My wife and I shared the sushi roll appetizer along with their beet salad. Both melted in your mouth. Superior quality fish and excellent presentation. We then ordered the short ribs (one of their specialties for years!) and butterfish, and shared the entrees.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After years of coming to the islands, we ventured out at Roy's. It was great food and great staff. Most reasonable place we ate and drank....

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Camano Island, Washington
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We hosted our family who lives here in Hawaii for dinner. I must say, I was expecting much more form the advance hype for Roy's I read on the airliner. I did expect a more extensive menu and was disappointed in that regard. Some of the food was tasty, some of it was rather bland. Over spiciness wa a bit... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Unforgettable again. Had a window seat, 11 people, the sun was just beginning to set. pinot noir was excellent. The table loved the tuna ahi appetizer and several sushi rolls, I think Auntie roll was ordered like three times.... Our waiter was perfect, nothing even small detail was less than perfect. The BUTTERFISH. Ha. wow. I think we had many... More 

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our family had dinner here last night. Standouts are the seafood and duck breast: the butterfly fish is exquisite and the blackened Ahi was magnificent. There is a strong emphasis here on wasabi based sauces, and so if you don't like Wasabi, you may not be delighted. The Roy's Pinot Noir was excellent, but it was more delicate in flavor:... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?