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“Best happy hour - delicious $5 drinks & food”
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Roy's
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Ranked #85 of 2,477 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: N Manhattan Avenue
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 August 31, 2012

Happy, hip bar with lighting that makes everyone look good. Even if it didn't, the team of bar tender-servers does the trick, providing quick, pleasant service without intruding on conversations. Upon seeing us take birthday photos, one server asked if he could take one, too. He came back in a minute with two framed pictures! Luscious small plates: tempura-crusted ahi roll arrived with a colorful swath of three tasty sauces; smoked mahi tacos came in folded taro "shells" with tiny, peppery tomatoes. Each plate and every drink from the list of specialty cocktails, wines, and beers is just $5. The appetizers are cut in pieces, so they're great for sharing. I'm eager to become a Roy's regular!

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Thank bernie s
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Dinner here is an experience. You're going to pay for it, but it's worth it. Make a reservation online. That makes things go much more smoothly. If you're having a special event like a birthday or anniversary, they even decorate the table if you tell them when making the reservation at their website.

Thank Deletha H
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Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

We went for sushi. The food and service were very good. The staff was very attentive. The place was a bit noisy due to a large group.

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Thank Djellers
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Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

I reserved dinner at Roy's for our anniversary. We were seated in a few minutes at a specially prepared table with heart confetti and a menu print out noting our special nite which was a great touch. We were given an on the house appetizer and a specially prepared dessert as well all for the anniversary. Kudos to Roy's for going the extra mile. Food was good, drinks were great, and service was (at times) excellent. I had to go find our waiter to get out check which was a bummer. The food portions were very small. Both my dish and my wife's dish seemed more like appetizers than entrées and i definitely was still hungry, but oh well no biggie. Thanks again to Roy's for surprising my wife and treating us well on our special night! We'll be back (with smaller appetite expectations) again...

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Thank dragonOL2
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Great prices with fabulous items on their bar menu. My favorite is the salt and pepper calamari and their smoked mahi tacos. Also love their Hummingbird cocktail!

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Thank JennStar1
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