My wife and I had a very pleasant experience at Roy's original. We had a few items that we mostly shared between us. We pretty much got the seafood trio of fish and shellfish. We had Rainbow Crudo (salmon, tuna and hamachi), Maunalua Collection (Clams, Shrimp, Scallop, Uni Alfredo, Crown Noodle Fettuccini), Hawaii Kai Ocean Trio (Misoyaki Butterfish, Macadamia Nut Fish, Hibachi Salmon) and the Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I wrote another review about Morimoto Maui, and basically I expected the same quality as we received from Roy. All the dishes hit all the spots. Everything was cooked to perfection, the sauces were just outstanding, like it is one of those kinds of sauces you wish you could just drink a bowl of. Our favourites of what we ate were the Misoyaki Butterfish, super tender, great sauce and nice balance of sweet and creamy. Uni Alfredo was hard at first to taste the uni, but eventually you get a great taste of the salty and sour, with that creamy silky sauce, and it wasn't heavy like a traditional alfredo. I don't think it was made using a roux method. The upside down pineapple cake was just like any perfect cookie, crispy on the outside and soft and flaky on the inside. The pineapple well caramelized and not overly sweet. Also served with vanilla ice cream which did not over power the cake. Staff was excellent, humourous and on point. One small hiccup with the food order but quickly corrected. This was a knockout, and afterwards we booked another reservation for three days later. But due to distance we opted for the beach house location. Review coming soon. It is definite repeat and will reminisce those dishes. Also excellent value!
My husband and I had our little wedding reception dinner here in the private dining room. The food was amazing— all of my guests said “best wedding reception food ever” and yeah, I’d have to agree! I had the butterfish and my husband had the rack of lamb. The dessert trio was also a huge hit and folks were raving about the green sauce that came with the appetizer sushi rolls.
The staff were all friendly, professional and courteous. They also brought some extra fun to the party— they caught wind that one of my tables really really liked the drunken pineapples in the mai tais, so they brought out an entire plate of drunken pineapples! 🍍🍹
Also a huge huge thank you to Carmen, who was the coordinator I emailed with for months prior to the event. She was unbelievably fast at replying to emails, answered all of my questions, and I think her hard work made the process much smoother. Thank you Roy’s for being a part of my wedding day!
Food was pricey. Really good place to take someone for their birthday, it seemed every party there was celebrating a birthday. Food was great not outstanding. I cut the inside of my mouth with a prawn maybe that’s why I’m saying that. The views and vibe are why I gave this place five stars and the service.
We had the best dining experience at Roy’s on our honeymoon! We sat outside and enjoyed sunset over the ocean! Our servers were attentive and thoughtful.
My husband ordered the prix fixe menu and I ordered meatloaf. We had blackened ahi and baby back ribs as appetizers. The ribs were tasty, but we surprised ourselves by favoring the ahi. My meatloaf was perfectly cooked. My husband’s short rib was good, but the macadamia nut Hawaiian fish was our favorite dish of the night! It was tender and flavorful.
We upgraded dessert to the chocolate soufflé. The warm dark chocolate was fantastic with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream.
We didn’t think we liked seafood but Roy’s convinced us otherwise! We’d love to come back the next time we visit Oahu.
Overall a positive dining experience with attentive and friendly staff; literally each person we passed, greeting us as we entered, and bussers on point with water refills and cleanup. Our waiter was great too. The food was nicely presented, but left a little to be desired in flavor. The seared ahi was a little bland and had an okay sauce to dip in. The chirashi bowl had a whole section of cored-out cucumber stacked vertically with roe that made it awkward to eat and tempura with a somewhat bland dipping sauce. And the seared salmon was overcooked to a jerky-like consistency that had to be returned. Other than those missteps, the butterfish was flaky and delicious with forbidden black rice, the Mai Tai was strong and tropical, and the chocolate souffle paired with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce left us debating if we should order a second one.
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