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“Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant - Truly Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
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Roy's Restaurant
7151 W Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ
+1 480-705-7697
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Ranked #2 of 520 restaurants in Chandler
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: N 54th Street
Transit: Bus stop at Ray Road & 54th Street
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.
Goodyear, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant - Truly Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Last night my wife and I were looking for a restaurant for a bit of a celebration and we were quite far from our own part of town, when we came across Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant in Chandler, AZ. We love Hawaiian food and the name intrigued us. We had never heard of Roy's, but it sounded promising and we decided to give it a try. We later found out Roy's has at least 29 restaurants in 8 states, including AZ, CA, FL, HA, IL, MD, NV, & TX!

At that point however, we were just interested in the one we were at. On the outside, it was very nice looking building with classy & elegant tiki torches all around. As we entered, it was instantly apparent we were in a rather high class restaurant. The hosts and waiters wore dress shirts and ties, the room was dimly lit with fine linens on each table, and there was a huge, beautiful tropical fish tank near the entrance. Our first impression was - "Wow!".

We got somewhat concerned when the host asked if we had a reservation and we said "No, we've never been here and just found you by accident." The hosts quickly responded, "No worries!" They entered our name and number in our party into the computer, picked up two very large, impressive menus, and said, "[Our last name], party of two? Right this way please!" - as though we had a reservation all along and they were expecting us. Very classy way to put us at ease, not having a reservation!

There was a very large, impressive wine and spirits menu. But what really impressed us was the sea food, which we love! For our appetizer, we ordered Salt and Pepper Calamari - Macadamia Nuts, Minced Serrano Peppers, Chili Dipping Sauce! It was outstanding - some of the best Calamari we've ever had. For our entree, we ordered Roy's Trio - Hibachi Salmon, Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi & Misoyaki Butterfish, with Baby Bok Choy & Steamed Rice. It was amazing! It was succulent, well-cooked, with just the right combination of spices. It was exquisite!

Keep in mind, this is a more affluent restaurant, but for this type of upscale dining experience with great atmosphere, outstanding service, and excellent food, the prices are most reasonable (~ $85-$100 per couple for appetizer, non-alcoholic drinks, & 2 entrees, not including alcohol or tip). If you often dine in this type of upscale restaurant, the price is fairly typical and reasonable for this category of food & service. Even if you don't typically spend this much for a dinner for two, trust me when I say it is WELL WORTH IT for a special birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion! As I said in the beginning, this was a bit of a special occasion for us, so we didn't mind the price for what was a truly unforgettable meal and evening.

Bottom line, Roy's is one of our new favorite restaurants for a very nice, memorable evening out or to celebrate a special occasion! Give them try and I'm confident you will have a truly wonderful dining experience and Roy's will become one of your favorite restaurants as well!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Mesa, Arizona
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great fish & service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is one of our favorite places to go for a great seafood dish! Although we usually steer clear of corporate chain restaurants, we make an except for Roy's! I have never been disappointed in the food, atmosphere, or service. Our favorites are the pork belly appetizer & of course, the butter fish & dynamite topped barramundi. We crave these dishes!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A Special Treat at Roy's Supper Club Event”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Roy's always emails me about their special events, like their prix fixed meals, of which we occasionally take advantage. When Roy's sent me an email about their supper club a few weeks ago we signed up right away. The supper club was held in the private dining room, where four large tables were set up and nearly filled by diners. My husband and I didn't know anyone there, but quickly made friends with the couple across the table from us. I don't know what I enjoyed more, the meal or our new friends. We had so much fun. For the supper club Roy's Chef offered three unique dishes for $35 that could be paired with three unique cocktails for $23. I didn't have the cocktails, but tasted all of my husband's. The first course was a heirloom tomato and mango consomme' and a ceviche, marinated for several days ahead with shrimp, calamari and lobster. It was delicious and paired with a fruited infused cosmopolitan like tequila cocktail that was very good. The second course was a duck breast confit paired with a jalapeno teguila margarita like cocktail, spicy! The last course was a smoked pork chicharonnes paired with a Manhattan like tequila cocktail. The chef and the mixologist walked through the preparation of each as we ate and were informative and entertaining. What an amazing experience to try these original dishes and drinks and hear from the creators about them. Everything was delicious and the whole experience was just so much fun. We will definitely go back to the next supper club event.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Az
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Happy Hour offers great options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Recently I've gone twice to Roy's to grab a little light fare and enjoy some unique flavors. The happy hour menu offers more than a half dozen great choices that my wife would consider trying (she eats only fish & vegetarian options) and several more for meat lovers. Dishes are well prepared and offer unique flavors and reasonable portions. The drink menu also offers something for everyone. We tried a good number of dishes and each had a drink & the bill was less than $40. We left very full & satisfied.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southlake, Texas
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Foodie magnet - great for business or special occasions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Roy's is a special treat, with a wide range of interesting twists on seafood and land fare. The service was truly exceptional and made the evening very memorable. As a first-time visitor, I felt like I knew the staff like old friends, which made it a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Appetizer highlights include the lobster pot stickers. And do not miss the dessert menu, which is stuffed with great options (some need 20 minute lead times!)

Yes, it's priced above the competition, but you absolutely get what you pay for, and if you ask me, this quality of food and experience is worth the small premium.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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