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“Excellent food with a great view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roy's Hawaii Kai

Roy's Hawaii Kai
6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
808-396-9875
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Ranked #126 of 1,940 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food with a great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Consistently excellent food. The food preparation and presentations are great as always. This Roy's menu is a little different from other Roy's which is nice. The food tasted delicious and the service was friendly. The ocean view from the 2nd floor restaurant is just beautiful. We had a great 4th of July dinner.

Visited July 2014
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Hawaii
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have reviewed this restaurant a number of times, some rating it excellent, others average. Maybe I have given it a poor on occasion. Tonight we had a delicious meal and the service was excellent. This has been the case for our last few visits. Certainly don't come here if quiet is your highest priority. The large open arrangement certainly makes it noisier than many upscale restaurants. On the other hand, few have the view that the original Roy's offers. The friendly staff make this an outstanding restaurant when everything is running on all cylinders. They are very child friendly, providing children with a quesadilla, a small plate of raw vegetables and grapes, so that they have something to eat while awaiting their meal.
If you want one of the hot desserts, make sure and order it before your meal is served. Otherwise you will have a long wait. Likewise if you want bread with your dinner, request it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Overpriced, but good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've been to Roy's several times and it has usually been very good. It seemed too noisy to be an upscale restaurant and to be charging those prices. The filet mignon was very good, the chocolate soufflé was ok, and the iced tea was very weak. Service was good and staff was nice. I'd ask to sit in a quieter section if I go back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Osaka, Japan
1 review
“Foodpoisoning”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very shocked, thought this was a high class restaurant. My wife and I both suffered from food-poisoning after eating the Miso tenderloin beef here. It was terrible. Wondering how many other people have had foodpoisoning at this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A major disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Overpriced, noisy, with little children crying -- all in all, a great disappointment. I am adding eighteen more characters to get over 100.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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