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“Fusion Cuisine with a Flair” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roy's - Sarasota - CLOSED

Roy's - Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: South Tamiami Trail
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.
Florida
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fusion Cuisine with a Flair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

I love this place and so has everyone we have brought here. The service is excellent and the food choices are very interesting. Stick with the seafood selections. And of course the molten lava cake is fantastic for dessert.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Loriglass
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Anniversary treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very good food and service consistent with the Roy's brand. Out of the way location does not contribute to ambiance.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank Carol C
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Seymour, Connecticut
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tremendous service and quality food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

The service we received was second to none. Our server (josh) was exceptional and very knowledgable about the whole menu. The food was excellent...calamari, wedge salad, salmon, and mahi mahi are the items we had and not a speck was left at the end. Followed that with a chocalate cake. Would highly recommend this place if you are willing to spend a little more, it is well worth the price you pay. Staff is very friendly from the moment you walk in to the moment you you! The manager even came out to speak with us which was also a nice touch. Would definitely return

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Kyle P
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Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“3.5 stars- very good, but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

I went here with my hubby, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law for our annual grownups-only dinner out. We had all always wanted to try it. The service was great, great, great. But the food was only very good to good. I expected a tongue-gasm for the price.... so I guess I was a bit disappointed, and so was the rest of my party. Good, but I'd check out other places before going back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Dana B
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Jeannie L, Guest Relations Manager at Roy's - Sarasota, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Dana,
We're sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. I wanted to forward you my information. We hope you will return to give us another try, and when you do, perhaps Chef could visit your table and see what types of ingredients you enjoy and help you plan your courses? Additionally, we have My Prix Fixe Monday on Mondays for a limited time where you get to select your choice of appetizer, entree and desert for a special price of only $36.95.
My email is jlee@roysrestaurant. If you return, I'd love to make your reservation personally so we can ensure you have a great experience.
Many thanks for your review, and we hope to see you again.

Jeannie Lee @ Roy's
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Bradenton, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Fast service, accurate service, great selection and perfect food prep. We're going back there next month and will regularly call it our favorite dinner restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Douglas C
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