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“A hidden gem, excellent chef, food and service”

Roy's Waikiki Beach
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Ranked #19 of 2,405 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Hawaiian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A hidden gem, excellent chef, food and service”
Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

We found this restaurant from excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. Initially saw it on the street corner and was a little hesitant as it looked small but was surprised to be taken to our booth in the extensive area behind . Loved seeing the open Chef's area so you can see the high standard of food being prepared. Chris our waiter was very attentive without being over the top and ensured we had everything we needed. The food was excellent, wonderful flavours and high standard presentation. We chose the 3 course taster Hawaiian menu for $46 (or $66 with accompanying wines) and was not disappointed. This included salmon , ribs or fish as mains. My husband didn't finish his macadamia tart as he was so full (unheard of!). All in all a wonderful night and highly recommended if you want a slightly more upmarket experience without the formality.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank JulesAussie
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Washougal, Washington
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great food with gluten free options”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Roy's offers a variety of Asian fusion dishes which are uniformly tasty. We always go to Roy's when we're in Honolulu. Since three members of our group required gluten free foods, we requested help from the wait staff for options. The chef was able to do a gluten free misoyaki butterfish which was delicious. Another member of our group had the short ribs, also gluten free, and also very good. One of the reasons we keep returning to Roy's is their sensitivity to customers with food allergies. If you make a server aware of your needs, they will definitely do everything they can to insure that you have a good meal that meets your dietary requirements. I have never had a bad meal at Roy's.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank Mamashu
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent food.”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Food quality is excellent. We had the 3 course fixed price menu and this was excellent value for money. The food was interesting, well prepared and presented. The staff were attentive without being pushy.the ambience was so so considering the large area of the restaurant with plenty of noise.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank david m
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Melbourne. Australia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Delicious seafood, service not quite there”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

The food really was delicious. We loved the crab cakes and all the seafood we ate. The service was not what you'd expect for a restaurant at this price point and with the reputation. Nothing wrong with the service, just not as knowledgeable and welcoming as they should be.

Visited April 2013
Thank XtoA
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Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“A great, loud, Bang for your dining buck”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Across the street from Orchids, but a world apart. This is loud, noisy, Orchids is quiet and romantic. However, Roy's food is fantastic. Far better that Orchids. Plating was beautiful, taste was really great. 7 friends, everyone loved it. Server knew what he was talking about and made good recommendations.

  • Visited April 2013
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