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453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936 (Newport Center Drive)
+1 949-640-7697
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service was very good and everyone very friendly. We have been to Roys many times, but this time the food was mediocre. They no longer serve the complimentary edamame appetizer. We had the Szechuan Calamari and it was very good. However, my Teppanyaki Shrimp was cold and bland. I ordered the carrots instead of rice and it was forgotten,... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my wife to Roy's last night for Valentines Dinner, and did not walk away to happy. To start, I was unaware that there was a set menu. So the choices of what I wanted were limited, and this did not bode well. If I am going to drop a good sum of money, I would of liked to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and appetizers generally good, but the service is truly horrid . Been there 3 times in the last month. and have learned to order dinner with the drinks. Last night, my birthday, service was the worst yet, had to ask for a new server even though you could have shot a cannon through the place, I'm guessing a max... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Butterfish is my all time favorite fish. Roy's preparation of butterfish ensures that the buttery fish melts in your mouth as you experience multiple subtle flavors. The sushi rolls are great. Lobster Bisque is fun. Lobster, Thai aromatics with a bit of red curry. Our server was attentive and offered suggestions as we worked through the menu.

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

With any dinner atmosphere, food and service combined make the experience either positive or negative. Atmosphere - overall the restaurant was nice. We usually go to Roy's in Rancho Mirage and had only been to this location twice before, no major changes in restaurant style. Cocktails - the cocktails were tasty and had a fair amount of alcohol in them... More 

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La Jolla, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We used to come here at least twice a month even signed up for the newsletter because we liked the food so much. Unfortunately after two attempts and disappointments it's off our list. We regularly had sushi and the TRIO plate in the bar and would love their dry martinis and sake. Last time there we sent the Martini back... More 

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Thank ChristineSoCal
Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

For their First annual Christmas Day dinner, Roy put on such a wonderful menu that we plan to make it our annual event too. The room was filled with other happy diners and it would seem that many like us do not want to have a complicated at-home meal, but prefer to enjoy the food and companionship of friends and... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We sat in the bar area to watch a football game and get a quick bite to eat before going to the movies. Everything was fantastic!

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

As a rule, I enjoy Roy's for dining, service and ambience. On this occasion, however, I had purchased a voucher from Travelzoo for $59, offering a 4-course dinner for 2 with a top value of $120, including 2 non-alcoholic beverages. Fair enough. When we were ready to order, however, we learned for the first time that we could only order... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

One of our favorites, I usually look for a Roy's where ever I travel. The menu is consistently good as Roy's is one of three signature Hawaiian fusion chefs but he has the largest chain (not fast food) and he's the only one outside of Hawai'i. The ambiance was nice, the wait staff was pleasant but we had to wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian, Seafood, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936
    (Newport Center Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Valet Parking available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-640-7697
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?