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Roy's Pasadena

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Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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641 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101 (North El Molino Avenue)
+1 626-356-4066
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bonita,Calif
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Roy's Pasadena is probably my very favorite restaurant anywhere. I've probably been there 25 times. The food is yummy as it is at all Roy's & i love their menu.I would highly recommend the Lobster Bisque,Maui Waui Salad,Caesar Salad,Calimari,the Short Ribs & the Butterfish or Scallops. Their wine list is great & if you like Chardonnay,the Roy's brand is very... More 

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Pasadena, California
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've had nothing but good experiences at Roys. They're happy hour is very popular so get there as early as possible to ensure a table at the bar. If all the bar seating is taken you can sit outside in the patio area as long as you let the hostess know. Most of their happy hour menu items are $7... More 

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Azusa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roy's restaurant is one of our favorite special restaurants to go to and also a special occasion restaurant. From the time they open the door for you, the cheerful hostess greeting, and the friendly server and bus person makes it all Top Notch and pleasant. This time we just wanted extra good food and that is what we got. We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance was classy and the staff were friendly. We went there for lunch and they have few choices for their lunch special 11:00- 2:30. We ordered the Karaage Fried Chicken, Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi, and Wagyu Burger lunch specials. It was tasty and worth the price.

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Thank magnoliablossms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is very appealing to the after work crowd and couples. Excellent small plates are tasty and affordable at happy hour.

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Thank Sue S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The butter fish was very good. I found the menu a little restricted but everyone raves about the food. My colleague had the fish three ways and really enjoyed it.

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Thank Catriona S
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I've never really had Hawaiian Fusion before so I was a bit curious. We started off with a range of appetizers, like the pork ribs and the littleneck clams chorizo. I didn't have meat for my main dish but I had the tofu. My friend had the salmon and it's my favorite fish so it tasted awesome as always.

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Broadlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We dropped in for lunch. We've been to many other Roy's at other locations, mostly in Hawaii. The restaurant is nicely appointed. Offers sidewalk dining if that is your preference. We had hibachi salmon and karaage fried chicken, both excellent. Each location seems to offer slight variations to menu items and preparation, which I like. You know what to expect,... More 

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Thank Normtf
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Open Table allowed me to make a reservation for 5 for 9:30 pm on a Sunday night,Got there at 9:15 pm and we were told the restaurant was closed at 9 pm. My guests and I were very much disappointed. I was told they were trying to call me but actually, I did not have any missed calls on my... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Excellent creative Asian Fusion Restaurant in Pasadena with an accent on attentive service. The Ahi Poke for sashimi lovers and the Lobster Potstickers are to die for. The Shrimp Teppanyaki with dragon sauce and the Seared Sea Scallops were excellent. For those with big appetites try the two trio plates for fish or shellfish. The desserts were the highlights as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 641 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101
    (North El Molino Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Located in front of our restaurant on Colorado Blvd.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-356-4066
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.

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