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“Upscale but not pretentious”
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Roy's
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Bus & local trolley stop directed in front of the restaurant
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.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We dropped in late on a Friday without reservations and they sat us immediately even with a full restaurant. The atmosphere was very romantic and upscale. Brandon our server was terrific. It was late and we didn't want to eat a lot but the menu had so many good things to pick from we compromised on Ahi Tuna Caprese with mini heirloom tomatoes...yum. We split a spinach salad with mini mushroom and Parmesan Crusted Cobia with lobster potato risotto covered in with clam bisque - delicious! And to top off a great meal we ordered the signature Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream ...SO GLAD WE DID!! It stayed warm all the way home!! The only thing that was slightly disappointing was the Waimea Bay Lemonade - strong on limonchello, too sour. We've never sent drinks back but we had to do it with this. Brandon did not make us feel bad about that and even took them off the bill. That to me is a sign of excellent customer service - we offered to pay for them and he said he did not want us unhappy with our experience. The restaurant exceeded all our expectations and we will recommend AND return at any opportunity. Thank you Roy's for making our trip to Jacksonville Beach so memorable.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Very nice restaurant with many excellent varieties of fish. I had the short-ribs as my entree, which were also excellent. Great appetizers and salads. Deserts are also excellent. Not inexpensive, but a good place for a special occasion.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

My requirements: local, affordable, different from the norm without being weird, memorable with great service. Our dining experience beat or hopes. The server treated us as if we were the only ones in the restaurant. Dinner was so extraordinary we savored every single bite. If I could make dessert at home as good as Roy's, I'd weigh 500 lbs. The coffee was over the moon. If you can have only one dinner during your visit to Jacksonville go to Roy's, enjoy and feel like a really blessed person!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Went back to Roy's once again and was really pleased. I've been here several times and was always satisfied, but this time the food seemed better than ever. The appetizers are very good and the entrees even better!

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Everything was good - we ordered off of the price fix menu - it was $30 ;per person and included a small appetizer and dessert. The food was very tasty but not anything spectacular, however the atmosphere and service was superbn.

Thank John J
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