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Roy's Hawaii Kai

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6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-1273
+1 808-396-9875
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Los Angeles, California
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256 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I live on the mainland but this was the first Roy's that I ever visited, probably 15 or more years ago. I have eaten at Roy's on, Kawai, and in the San Fernando valley in California, and probably some others – but this is still my favorite. The service, the view, and of course – the food. We three chose... More 

Thank eurovicki
Honolulu, Hawaii
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was excellent, so friendly across the board. We had a late reservation and were the last to leave but they never rushed us out (we would have hurried ourselves if we had known but they were so considerate ). The ribeye and filet were perfectly cooked and generous in the portion. The ambiance was perfect with many people... More 

Thank HI_Traveller_12
Honolulu, Hawaii
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent guest recognition and great service by everyone (hostess, managers, waithelp and bushelp) from opening the door as you enter and as you leave. Have shellfish allergies and waithelp was knowledgeable on this type of allergy. Quality and quantity of food was great as well as their children's menu. Celebrated birthday and acknowledged our birthday guest.

Thank AaRFan
Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Excellent view of the ocean and attentive service by staff. We enjoyed our fish dishes although it would have been nice if salad/soup came with them. And we had a hard time conversing because of the noisy environment. Parking was free and plentiful.

Thank tenplay
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Roy's Hawaii Kai is outside of Waikiki so its an effort if your staying there to get to this restaurant. But the crowd, ambiance, and mood is appreciated and distant from the touristy feel of the other location on the island. The servers and staff are warm and inviting, but the surprise of the evening was the Rib Eye... although... More 

Thank Arthur L
Washougal, Washington
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Our family visited Roy's for Thanksgiving dinner. We were seated in a private room on the second floor. The view was amazing, as one wall is made up of windows. They didn't have a special menu for the day, so we ordered from their usual menu, which was fine with us, as we love Roy's food, having visited the Lewers... More 

Thank Mamashu
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I had a dinner here with a large group catered in a private dining room. I felt SORRY for our Host as the food was dismal--horrible meat, overcooked and tough, slime-y overdressed teeny salad, tasteless sugary desserts and COLD coffee--stone COLD. The waiters were smiles and attentive but they could not make the food any better. I got teriyaki with... More 

Thank A H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The food here is excellent for any seafood. Inventive dishes, slightly too large portions. The noise level is a problem as we were seated near a very loud and huge group. I think restaurants need to make areas for people who are partying versus people who are foursomes, for example.

Thank CescaZ255
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and kept ordering small plates and the Sushi's were great! Rich in flavor and very fresh as you would expect. We also love the consistency of top choices, freshness and creative culinarily attentiveness. The ribs where spot on! More, more and more. The down side, getting too full. A tradition for you is the chocolate soufflé. A must!... More 

Thank jim b
Norwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We went here as a massive treat and for our 2nd year anniversary. We had the set menu which was 3 courses for $50 without wine or $70 with wine. We didn't have wine we had alcohol free cocktails as I was driving which were lovely. I had 2 and my partner had 1 and the bill was $120 without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$80
Seafood, Sushi, American, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-1273
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-396-9875

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