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Roy's Pasadena

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641 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2005 (North El Molino Avenue)
+1 626-356-4066
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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Los Angeles, California
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579 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is such a nice place to enjoy an evening out with friends or family. The only thing that bugs me is the way overpriced menu. This is my 3rd experience at a Roy's restaurant and I just don't get the overpriced items. The food is good but not worth the price they ask for it, I've actually have had... More 

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Bedford, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have taken my mom to Roy's for her birthday for about 3 years now. Each time my expectations are exceeded by far. They are so kind, thoughtful and make you feel at home. I love Roy's because it is an extremely nice restaurant but still fun and relaxing. It is not a kind of restaurant where you feel like... More 

Thank cjsteele21
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was invited by a collegue to go here. We decided to take a 3 course menu and liked it a lot. I experimented with a pork ossobucco, which was very tasty. The desert was also excellent. Prices are a bit on the high side.

Thank Huib V
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was a little expensive but the food is awesome. Our Waiter might have been new didn't really know his wines. I ordered a lobster and steak and got shrimp and steak. He asked if i wanted to keep it. I said you can give me the steak and bring the lobster later. The manger/ owner brought me my... More 

Thank Bunniejo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stepped in for happy hour and was pleasantly surprised with the Aloha Hour menu. Great food and drinks.

Thank RichFrank1224
Ontario, California
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148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just know that I love Roy's, and if you get the chance, you should eat there. They have made multiple changes to the menu (added lots of Sushi), and the new dishes are outstanding. Service is spot on and Keith (Managing Partner) makes sure that Roy's is run to the highest standard. This should be a go to spot for... More 

Thank markj4golf
new jersey
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

i drove from encino to pasadena to see a show at the playhouse, and Roy's was right on the corner. I was alone so i sat at the bar. after looking at the menu, the lobster bisque jumped out at me, and am I glad it did! A full bowl of the creamiest, tastiest bisque i have ever had....and 3... More 

Thank maestromuffin
Los Angeles, California
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308 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

If you mention a birthday when making a reservation they will have a table waiting with a birthday greeting & fresh orchids. Inside the menu will be a personalized Hawaiian greeting that they roll up & present to you. A photo & a special complimentary dessert also included. We belong to their Ohana club & went on a prix fixe... More 

Thank Helen L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Ok, I love food and I love trying new restaurants. The price of this place is up there and the food was great but the portions were not impressive. My daughter who is tiny left hungry. So between price and food portions we were not impressed. That being said, what DID IMPRESS US was the amazing friendliness of the staff.... More 

Thank Stephanie L
Pasadena, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Roy's is a neighborhood gem. Excellent service and delicious food. Their happy hour is amazing with premium food and drink for a low price. The bar is run extremely well with Raul and Laurie!! The new lunch menu is the best deal in Pasadena. This is a restaurant you must visit in Pasadena!

Thank Amy F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Polynesian, Hawaiian, American, Seafood, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?