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Roy's - Newport Beach

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453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936 (Newport Center Drive)
+1 949-640-7697
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Orange County, California
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234 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roy's has changed ownership but the menu and Pan-Asian theme has remained. We had a tight evening planned and our server was deliberate and careful that we enjoyed the evening but left in time for our theatre curtain. This is a much loved restaurant which seemed to have lost ground, but happily is back as the full room supported! A... More 

Thank anita w
Irvine, California
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207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not just a fish house - although the fish is great, well prepared and presented. The braised short rips are superb. And don't skip the appetizers, they are great as well. Went for a meeting, with a limited menu in a private room, so didn't get to draw from the whole menu, but the meal was outstanding.

Thank eheyman
Mission Viejo, California
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269 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Tuesday evening and it was pretty quiet. It appears they no longer serve the chili edamame appetizer here. Service was good and the manager's checked in on us several times. They personalize the kid's ice cream sundaes which is a nice touch. The manager also gave a $20 gift card for our next visit. Roy's remains a... More 

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Irvine, California
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306 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted some fish on a Sunday evening, got a reservation at 6:15. Very crowded, a bit noisy. Had a glass of Roy's house cab to start (pretty good, BTW) and we both ordered barramundi, one of our favorite fishes. Served over white rice with a bit of bok choy and a mildly spicy sauce rich with butter. Dessert was the... More 

Thank 65oski
Canyon Lake, California
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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The service is ok. The maitai was not tasty at all really icky rum very disappointing. The appetizers were just ok as well as the salad. The beef was real tender and sauce nice with potatoes yummy. The salmon n rice was tasty but just not good enough to return which I used to absolutely love so I'm bummed

Thank 2kitty2
Beaumont, California, United States
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We enjoyed ourselves the moment we walked through the door. A wonderful hostess sat us; the manager was courteous throughout our visit; the bartender was amazing! The appetizers in the bar were delicious; the staff decorated our table for our special dinner...just going that extra bit made our dinner so much more special. Our main dishes were both superb.

Thank Pamela M
Long Beach
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Great food and drinks for Happy Hour, my personal fave is the burrata which comes with roasted tomatoes, arugula and toasted bread. A must to wash it down is the blueberry lemon drop.

Thank Sara H
Laguna Niguel, California
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

My family took me here on my birthday two nights ago. The wait was minimal. The hostess, waitress, everyone who was in contact with us did an excellent job. We had a set menu since we bought it theough Travelzoo. The salad, appetizer, dinner menu, and the dessert were all great. The water glass kept being refilled and dirty dishes... More 

Thank luckydog172
West Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting from southeast Florida where we unfortunately don't have a Roy's close by. We've been to the Orlando and Naples locations and enjoyed the food so we decided to have dinner here. We arrived at 4:30 (the kitchen wasn't quite ready) and while we waited for our table we went in to have a drink... More 

Thank David J
Beverly Hills, California
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283 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Sensational and feels like a visit to Hawaii without getting on a plane!!! Food is wonderful and drinks are amazing!!!

Thank denise k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Sushi, Hawaiian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936
    (Newport Center Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Valet Parking available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-640-7697
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.

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