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Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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250 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Wiakoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-886-4321
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're staying in the Waikoloa Resort, this is the best place for dinner IMHO. We choose the prix fixe, a three-course meal with wine pairings. Absolutely divine! Great ambience, professional service, great plate presentations, and most importantly--delicious food. You won't be disappointed.

Thank chood4
Victoria, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What started out to be a quick meal at the end of a long day out on the island turned out to be an exquisite dinner with a great wine choice. The seafood stew and the butterfish were excellent! Preparation and presentation were masterful. From appetizer to dessert, this restaurant was a top choice for us.

Thank Jan J
Las Vegas, Nevada
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150 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for elegance and refinement, you need a different restaurant. You may need a different island. However, Roy's continues to serve substantial portions of well made food and fresh fish. It's packed on a Saturday night, so book a table on their website in advance. This is a good place to have a big noisy dinner with lots... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh, Roy's. Made me fall in love with Hawaiian food when we first started visiting the island, some years ago. I even bought a cookbook. But the visit last night was so disappointing. Food is still good, not great BUT the real kicker is the astonishing prices and pompous service. Success has made the dining experience far less pleasant, and... More 

Thank Gail M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I first ate at the original Roy's in Honolulu back in the 1990s. They have expanded all over the place now and I fully expected this one to be a sad version of the original. The decor is really spare, but not in a good way. It could use some wallcoverings/color and maybe some art work. It felt a bit... More 

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Astoria, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many Roy's even on the mainland that it's difficult to do a serious review of this place. Let's just say they do what they do in the best way that they can. But save your travel dollars and just try one of their mainland franchises and you will have the same experience we had eating at their... More 

Thank eidaromlaj
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have always entertained our clients and out of town visitors here. Something ' s missing. Hope our next visit proves us wrong

Thank cheynakye
Kirkland, Washington
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Roy's for the first time in a couple of years, since the last time was disappointing. Once again, we were disappointed. The service was terrible - we waited 20 minutes after being seated and had to ask the staff for a waiter. The entrees' were mediocre at best, and about $50 each. The app plate for... More 

Thank Tim L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is as you would expect from a Roy's - good but expensive. However, considering we spent $50 for lunch bentos for 2 people from the grocery store, price is not that outrageous.

Thank Stephen J
Kirkkonummi, Finland
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a table for 8 at Roy's for 8 pm. The waiter took our order 45 minutes after we arrived.. We also needed to wait 15 minutes for our table despite the reservation. After complaining rather strongly, we received our food 1.5 hours after arriving at the restaurant. The service staff seemed not up to their task or perhaps... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Wiakoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-886-4321

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