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“Aloha in Sarasota” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Roy's - Sarasota

Roy's - Sarasota
2001 Siesta Drive Ste 100, Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-952-0109
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Ranked #61 of 851 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: South Tamiami Trail
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.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Aloha in Sarasota”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Recently dined here during a business trip to Sarasota. Enjoyed our meal. Good atmosphere. The crunchy lobster pot stickers were yummy. Very impressed that they had a vegetarian menu - my husband was a satisfied guest. Worth a visit.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fusion Cuisine with a Flair”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I love this place and so has everyone we have brought here. The service is excellent and the food choices are very interesting. Stick with the seafood selections. And of course the molten lava cake is fantastic for dessert.

Visited February 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Anniversary treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very good food and service consistent with the Roy's brand. Out of the way location does not contribute to ambiance.

Visited June 2012
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Seymour, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Tremendous service and quality food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The service we received was second to none. Our server (josh) was exceptional and very knowledgable about the whole menu. The food was excellent...calamari, wedge salad, salmon, and mahi mahi are the items we had and not a speck was left at the end. Followed that with a chocalate cake. Would highly recommend this place if you are willing to spend a little more, it is well worth the price you pay. Staff is very friendly from the moment you walk in to the moment you you! The manager even came out to speak with us which was also a nice touch. Would definitely return

  • Visited March 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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Sarasota, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“3.5 stars- very good, but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I went here with my hubby, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law for our annual grownups-only dinner out. We had all always wanted to try it. The service was great, great, great. But the food was only very good to good. I expected a tongue-gasm for the price.... so I guess I was a bit disappointed, and so was the rest of my party. Good, but I'd check out other places before going back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jeannie L, Guest Relations Manager at Roy's - Sarasota, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Dana,
We're sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. I wanted to forward you my information. We hope you will return to give us another try, and when you do, perhaps Chef could visit your table and see what types of ingredients you enjoy and help you plan your courses? Additionally, we have My Prix Fixe Monday on Mondays for a limited time where you get to select your choice of appetizer, entree and desert for a special price of only $36.95.
My email is jlee@roysrestaurant. If you return, I'd love to make your reservation personally so we can ensure you have a great experience.
Many thanks for your review, and we hope to see you again.

Jeannie Lee @ Roy's
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