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Roy's Pasadena

Certificate of Excellence
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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641 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2005 (North El Molino Avenue)
+1 626-356-4066
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Pasadena, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We bought a Travelzoo prix fixe menu. We love Roy's to begin with, the certificate just gave us a reason to random,y go out for dinner. The meal included a trio appetizer which included two fried wontons, poke, and spring rolls, all very good. We each got a spring salad with a vinergarette dressing, this was just okay, couldn't taste... More 

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Pasadena, California
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Their happy hour is excellent value and very tasty....unfortunately, they change the menu so when you return, the dish you liked is no longer available...eg., the gyoza. The regular menu is pricey, and there are better options elsewhere for steak .. The Pasadena Roy's has an interesting lunch deal, which i have yet to try. Valet pkg is available, and,... More 

Thank mlwFortLee_Nj
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant! Reminds me of being in Hawaii The happy hour offers a wide selection of fantastic treats ! I love the Appetizer for Two .. Included are the Lobster Potstickers ... With a soy/ butter sauce ..actually crave these The torches out front add a nice Hawaii effect .. Love this place prefer the bar to... More 

Thank Christine B
South Pasadena, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend & I went to Roy's for a food & wine dinner. I've always lived Roy's wine list but the pairings were just an amazing experience! Wow, it's one of my new favorite places to go for food & wine pairings in Pasadena. Great service, educational & of course the food & drinks are outstanding.

Thank Amy T
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152 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Roy's on multiple occasions and this one was for our anniversary. The service is always very good and the food is delightful. You are always treated with respect and there is always someone asking if you need something else or if everything is just right. To top it off, we also got a photo from Roy's for... More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 

Pasadena, California
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 

Thank NormKeith
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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.

Thank magnoliablossms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 641 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2005
    (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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?