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“Excellent Mahi Mahi and service” 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 #60 of 852 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.
Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Excellent Mahi Mahi and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Audra was our server, and she was very nice. The Seared jade pesto Mahi Mahi was excellent, with delicicious grape/cherry tomatoes that were seared and veggies to accompany. The appetizer was a shared shirmp and green papaya appetizer, and was tasty. No dessert was ordered.

  • Visited July 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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Pinckney, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Exquisite Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Absolutely delicious food! Couldn't have been better. Extremely expensive, but every once in a while, it's worth a splurge like this.

Visited December 2012
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great meal and service fro our celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went to Roy's in Sarasota to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary. Went there because we went there 4 times when we were on our honeymoon in Maui and just happened to drive by the Sarasota location on afternoon. Started at the bar for their $6 cocktails and appetizers. Hard to complain about the price. We always remembered ending each meal with their amazing chocolate soufflé. We also took our 5 year old daughter. The waiter brought her an appetizer platter when we sat down for our meal that consisted of cheesy flat bread, some carrots and celery and some fruits. My daughter loved it. The waiter also took our picture and printed us out a copy. Our meal was wonderful. I ordered the butterfish and filet combo. I would highly recommend it. For dessert we ordered the chocolate soufflé’. When they brought it they included an extra dessert for my daughter and a second extra dessert for the table. None disappointed, but the chocolate soufflé is still out of this world. Overall the meal was fabulous and the service was even better. Our server Josh was one of the best we have ever had.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and service.. but could use a wee revamp.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Have thoroughly enjoyed Roy's over the years but the menu could use some revamping. Excellent service...thank you Joshua!! Yamaguchi Aloha and california rolls were excellent, and butterfish entree never disappoints. Blackened ahi was pretty lackluster. Kudos to the bartender for making a ginger mojito which was not on the coctail menu but is one of my favourite drinks from Roy's Arizona. Loved the flower for ladies...an extra special touch. Hope to try some new favs at Roy's next time.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Great place to celebrate an Anniversary! Opened the menu to find a personalized greeting. Food combinations are amazing for flavor and kick. Presentation was amazing also. How bout a complimentary desert with another Happy Anniversary script in chocolate?! Add a keepsake photo in a card and you have the perfect memory ❤

  • Visited June 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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