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“Always Great!” 5 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 #60 of 848 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.
Bradenton, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Always Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Outstanding food and service! They really make you feel welcome and valued. Misoyaki Butterfish is just about the best fish dish you can get anywhere. The snapper was terrific, too.
We have never had a bad experience at any Roy's restaurant.

  • Visited March 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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Sarasota, Florida
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515 reviews 515 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 141 cities Reviews in 141 cities
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
“Keeps getting better...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The last few times we've visited have been excellent... really good service and front of house has been a lot more organized (had a couple of misses, but definitely improved the last few visits).

Food and cocktails are always fabulous and the fish is always fresh - can't be faulted!

Love this restaurant... highly recommend a visit if you are in town...

  • Visited April 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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Sarasota, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Well done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a first rate restaurant.Wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing.The food was delicious.We had the shrimp and the beef short ribs entrees. Both dishes were served hot and were very tasty. The menu slants to the high side. The salad(arugula) was ordinary and pricey for the serving. Desert was some caramel cake with a banana flavored ice cream and the plate was clean when returned.We did make reservations and I would recommend.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Excellent Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

When we were Hawaii, we missed Roy's, so we tried this Sarasota Roy's this time. We knew their food were expensive, but we wanted to try Pacific Rim food or Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine.

We called and made reservation only a few hours before our dinner. Their services and food were excellent even though we wanted a little more portion of most dishes. My son of nine years old got kid's meal including kid's appetizer, penne pasta, and ice cream. Their presentation of dishes was awesome, but taste of their food was 85 points for me.

We will be back there when we are in Sarasota.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Never Disappoints!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Once again we dined at Roy's with friends and had an amazing evening!

When we arrived the restaurant was quite busy but we were seated right away with no waiting!

The food was outstanding and prepared to perfection. The tuna was so fresh it was almost still swimming!

Robert Self, Managing Partner always make us feel welcome and at home when we dine at Roy's in Sarasota. They go out of their way to make the whole dining experience special no matter what the occasion.

We love Roy's and cannot say enough great things about this restaurant!

  • Visited April 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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