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“Reservations suggested but no reservations about food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Roy's Waikiki Beach

Roy's Waikiki Beach
226 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816 (Waikiki)
(808) 923-7697
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Ranked #11 of 1,939 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Hawaiian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Reservations suggested but no reservations about food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Roy's is known for fresh food and preparations unique to Hawaii, and it doesn't disappoint. Their food may be a bit pricey but bargains can be found - their tasting menu with a wine pairing is actually quite a bargain and you get to try a sampler of appetizers as well as an entree and dessert. Service is excellent, the wine list is more than adequate, and the location is great. While we have visited other Roy's, particularly in Chicago where we live, the menu at this Roy's listed dishes that are served only there - we suggest you take advantage of this unique opporunity and give them a try. We strongly recommend you have reservations, and let them know if you want to be seated outside or inside.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wantagh, NY USA
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

As a fish lover, we came to Roy's with high expectations. They were easily met. Our server took the time to explain the various varieties on the menu. We devoured ahi sushi, which was perfect. My wife and I chose the butterfish, perfectly prepared, melted in the mouth. Expensive, but if you like fish, worth every penny.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Best eating experience in Honolulu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We visited Roy's with 8 guys looking for good value food and service .
This is the best we experienced for our weeks golfing trip . The food is freshly prepared, reasonably healthy and professionally served. Also has a good wine list which is reasonably priced.
A cold Stella at the front bar starts the evening off on the right note.

Visited May 2014
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Napa, California
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“Best meal this trip to Oahu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've dined at Roy's all over the country as well as Hawaii. Though they all have their superlatives (not always the same ones), this one stands out for food and quality of service - our server Dean was perfect, and the evening was relaxed and enjoyable. A bit more pricey than mainland locations, it was worth it. Ginger coconut manilla clams and pork belly appetizer were fantastic. Even though Roy's flies in some of their Hawaiian fish to all restaurants, you can't beat the flavor of LOCAL fresh Hawaiian fish - Ono-licious! Good thing we walked from our hotel so we could walk off the meal on the way back...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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“Best meal of the year, so far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We picked this spot based on the 4.5 Tripadvisor rating and were surely not disappointed. This restaurant is on the expensive side but the service and especially the food were super. My gal had the short ribs, a standard item on the menu, and I had the rare opakapaka fish entre, both of which were memorably mighty fine. Both were paired with Miner Chardonnay, which was also mighty fine. The fine food and service matched with a perfect Hawaiin night made for a very special evening.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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