Roy Yamaguchi was one of the first celebrity chefs to develop Hawaiian regional cuisine and remains one of its best practitioners. His restaurant in ... More
Roy Yamaguchi was one of the first celebrity chefs to develop Hawaiian regional cuisine and remains one of its best practitioners. His restaurant in Hawai'i Kai is famous for its cutting-edge Euro-Asian food and glorious sunset views. There are several nightly specials, always including a selection of individual pizzas with exotic toppings, as well as seafood entrees such as Pan Fried Oysters with Lobster Curry Sauce. There is also a good selection of wines by the glass.
I ordered my favorite food and one of the most expensive item on the menu, the filet mignon. It was so very salty but being with friends and the host at the table I just ate it by cutting away the outer crust (the best part) and eating the inside. The hostess was a bit of a air head as well since she couldn't figure out the oldest person at the table (namely me) to provide the wine list. It was a Sunday night dinner and I just couldn't believe anyone could over salt by so much a good piece of steak. I never experienced such a blunder in all my years of eating steaks at a restuarant.
Great food and service. A little pricey but the quality of food in return is exactly what you pay for.
We had the Roy's Classic Trio and the Potato Crusted Monchu. For drinks, we had the Hawaiian martini which was very good.
Only disappointment was that I was unable to access the dinner menu online from their website.
I am a vegetarian and am also gluten intolerant. The chefs at Roy's restaurants in Hawaii Kai and Waikiki have always been very, very good at creating some wonderful meals for me. I have been to both restaurants many times and have always been very pleased with each and every dish.
In addition to this the service at both restaurants is flawless! I frequent many of the top restaurants in Hawaii and hands-down Roy's has the very best service any where! All of the staff are knowledgeable, prompt, cheerful, gracious and professional.
I recommend this restaurant to everyone. You will not be disappointed.
Be sure to try the chocolate souffle, gluten free and fabulous!
I have to say that I prefer the Roy's at Ko'olina much more than the one on the east side. I guess it was just too noisy for me and I did feel like it was too crowded. I like a more intimate setting so that is why I go to the one in Ko'olina. I really enjoy the food.. it is excellent - especially the butterfish! :)
people say that alan wong's is the best, but roy's beats it. i don't eat here that often since they're a little pricey, like a fancy restaurant, but always great every time. it gets a little dark after sunset, but they're located in hawaii kai with an amazing view of the sunset.
it is a little crowded and does get a little noisy. seating is a little tight.
it's semi-formal, like aloha shirt formal. they have an immaculate open kitchen with great vents so it's never smoky inside the restaurant. you get to see everything that goes on when they cook. the food they serve is a mix between european and asian. they offer lots of local seafood. i would eat anything on their menu. also, their menu rotates regularly so there's always something new.
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