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“Expensive But Well Worth the Price and Reputation” 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 #13 of 1,940 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
Caloocan City
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Expensive But Well Worth the Price and Reputation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

My wife and I ate at Roy's Waikiki Beach on our last night in Honolulu. It is located at the end of of the Beach Walk along Lewer St. We had not made reservations so did not have a table. However, when I told the receptionist that this was our last night, she graciously found us seats on the sushi bar inside.

We just wanted to try out the famous specialties of Roy's. These were the Blue Crab Cakes and the Macadamia Encrusted Mahi Mahi. The food was attractive to look at, and more importantly, delicious to eat! The crab cakes were very finely made. The sauce of the mahi mahi was so rich and tasty, and the macadamia added that distinct taste and texture.

The food was expensive. The Crab Cakes cost about $16 per order. There were only 2 cakes per order. The Mahi Mahi cost $29 per order. There were 2 pieces of mahi mahi per order. But the food tasted amazing, and well worth the hefty price tags.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Family Dinner Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

Such a wonderful experience. We wanted to go to a nice restaurant, since it was our second to last day in Oahu. Roy's was able to take a last minute 9:30 reservation. We waited a bit outside and right away they knew we had a baby with us. They gave us crayons as we waited. When were were seated, Diva, the manager was all about making sure we were comfortable with the little one. She ordered mashed potatoes so he had food right away. Then the wait staff quickly brought him toys to play with. That helped us look through the menu. My husband and I ordered the Guava-licious. It was wonderful.....we ordered another round and by the end of the evening, we had a nice buzz. When we were sipping on our drinks, our baby wanted some. Diva was right on it. She ordered him a guava juice. The kids menu was great. My older son enjoyed the quesadillas with carrot and celery sticks. Thank you for the veggies. He also loved the shrimp sushi wraps and his dessert. Well worth the price.
Now for the adult food.....heaven! My husband ordered the pre-fixed menu with the rib option. I ordered the seafood sampler. Everything was beautifully presented and simply delicious. I felt like I was a judge eating food on that Iron Chef show. Really, it was the best meal we as a family ever had. The service, spear headed by the manager, Diva, the open environment, and food that left memories in our mouths, made for a perfect evening. Thank you Roy's. You are part of us yearning to go back to Hawaii.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oklahoma City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2009

Roy's is the place to be to enjoy a great meal. The food is expensive but at Roy's you get what you pay for. The food was great. I had seafood and my Wife had a steak. The food was very fresh and flavorful!! You have to try the flourless choclate dessert. Order 30 minutes before you're ready for dessert as it takes that long to make.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Viby J, Denmark
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“Best Sushi Ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

First time at Roy's but i hope to come back.
Good food, professional employees.
Defenently a good experience

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

I would recommend this restaurant to all! The food was phenomenal. On our last day in Waikiki, we went there for dinner. They are kid friendly and the staff were all friendly. Fast Service!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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