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Roy's Review

Roy Yamaguchi is one of the 12 founding chefs of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine—a culinary movement that put Hawaii on the food map back in 1991. Opened in 1988, his flagship restaurant across the highway from Maunalua Bay is still packed every night. Food-savvy visitors on a Hawaiian Regional Cuisine pilgrimage mix with well-heeled residents. (If you're sensitive to pressure to turn the table, it's best to visit later in the evening.) The wide-ranging and ever-interesting Hawaiian fusion menu is made up of his longtime classics, like Szechuan-spiced baby back ribs and blackened ahi with soy mustard butter sauce, and contemporary creations such as a pork chop with Hawaiian-chili chimichurri sauce and andagi (an Okinawan donut hole) made with poi. There's also an exceptional wine list. The Waikiki location is equally busy and has a four-course menu for vegans and gluten-free eaters.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Hawaii Kai Corporate Plaza, 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI 96825 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/396–7697
  • Website:
  • Location: Southeast Oahu

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch.
Updated: 01-17-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Never a bad experience

    I have eaten at three different locations (Big Island, Maui, and Oahu) and never had a bad experience. Excellent food choices from appetizers to desserts. Service is top notch as various staff members constantly attended to all details of keeping the glasses full, bringing the food in a timely fashion, and knowledge about the menu.

    by papa_bear, 11/20/08
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    Another top notch experience

    WOW, always on the ball. Roy's delivers with taste and presentation. The service is quick and helpful. Cant go wrong with an evening at Roys.

    by foodieguy808, 9/23/08

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