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“Ate at the Bar” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roy's - Sarasota - CLOSED

Roy's - Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, 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.
Boynton Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
198 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Ate at the Bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

We ate at the bar during a happy hour special. There were 6-7 small plates. The one we liked the best was the pot stickers. You can have a nice light meal and a drink or two for a reasonable price. Call ahead to check on hours and days available.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank RandR1948
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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Attention to detail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I dined at Roy's on our last night in Sarasota. The decor was very pleasant and the noise level was very controlled by the acoustic-tiled ceiling and other spatial configurations. What is very evident is the extensive training of the wait staff and the wait staff assistants. What they do, what they say and how they do it is a real cut above. Both of our fish entrees were superb and the desserts were not only delicious, but very innovative. Manager Robert Self was particularly helpful and attentive. Roy's is definitely one of our favorite restaurants and we will return on our next trip to Sarasota.


Visited November 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Scul2137ptor
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Really Tastey food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Wonderful ribs, potatoes, sushi, fish, chocolate lava cake! All the flavor you expect in this upscale restaurant. A little pricey but worth a visit!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank 1joanne-12
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Sarasota
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307 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Perfectly cooked fish, superb service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a lovely restaurant. We arrived half an hour before our dinner reservation, but were seated promptly. We ordered mango mojitos, which were to die for. We started with edamame, compliments of the restaurant. A perfect start. For appetizers, my wife had the truffle miso soup, which was wonderful, and I had the potstickers, which were a bit too crunchy for my taste, although the lobster filling was delightful. For entrees, my wife had the ono and I had the trio. Both were perfectly prepared, although the sauces on the trio tended to overpower the delicate fish. We skipped dessert, but the decaf coffee was excellent. Service could not have been better. Delivery of each course was timed perfectly. Entree prices are high, although other parts of the meal were quite reasonable in price.
One minor nit. Excessive use of the word aloha is truly off-putting. Cool it, please.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Ron C
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Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“like being in Hawaii”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

A wonderful and unique dining experience with a first class drink menu and wine list. Served by an excellent wait staff, the appetiser and entree were skillfully prepared and unique to the Big Island. A very good and positive dining experience with a high price point but worth every penny
The decor and seating were equal to the menu offering and food preparation . A Great Time had by all.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank John N
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