Roy's - Oahu
The Roy's Restaurant brand of excellence, decadent culinary creations, and top-notch service with aloha started on Oahu over 25 years ago, and Roy's still remains a favorite with locals and visitors from around the world.
Chef and founder Roy Yamaguchi was born and raised in Tokyo, and was interested in food and culinary discoveries from a young age. Following his graduation from the Culinary Institute of America, he underwent apprenticeships at L'Escoffier and L'Ermitage in LA. Roy opened his first restaurant in southern California in the early 1980s, but just a few years later made the move to Hawaii to open the very first Roy's. What started out over twenty years ago as a simple dream "to open a neighborhood restaurant, make new friends, create, experiment, live and learn" has turned into a hugely successful and popular venture with locations throughout Oahu, Maui, and Kauai.
At a Glance:
Roy's has three Oahu locations in Waikiki, Hawaii Kai (east Honolulu,) and at the Ko'Olina Resort on the Leeward (west) side. In addition to the classic "Roy's" creations, each restaurant also has menu features that are specific to that location. Menu options encompass a range of dishes for every palette, including fish, sushi/sashimi, vegan dishes, lamb and duck, salads, and more. Guests can also order from a Hawaii-inspired "prix fixe" menu, which has the option of including wine pairings. Roy's uses locally sourced ingredients and produce, and because of this menu offerings fluctuate somewhat based on availability.
Waikiki - Ko'Olina - Hawaii Kai
Hawaii regional cuisine - "Internationally Influenced, Hawaii Inspired"
Waikiki - Dinner begins at 5pm daily. Pupus (appetizers) are served on the Lanai from 11am - 5pm.
Ko'Olina - Lunch service: 11am-2pm daily. Pupus at 19th Hole: 2pm-5pm daily. Aloha Hourz: 3pm-5pm daily. Dinner service begins at 5pm daily.
Hawaii Kai - Dinner service begins at 5:30pm Monday-Friday and 5pm Saturday-Sunday
Environment/Decor: Fine dining, upscale, date friendly
Most Popular Menu Items: Blackened Island Ahi, Macadamia Nut Crusted Monchong, Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle, Kabocha Pumpkin Soup
Staff recommendations: Crispy Blue Crab Cakes, Hibachi Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Spiced Hawaii Ranchers Ribeye Steak
James Beard Award Winner, 2013 Honolulu Hale Aina Award Winner
Waikiki - 226 Lewers Street
Ko'Olina - 92-1220 Aliinui Dr (Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset)
Hawaii Kai - 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy
Waikiki location offers parking validation (with minimum $20 receipt). Free parking is available at the Hawaii Kai and Ko'Olina locations.