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Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

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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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Hudson, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

The food is always excellent. The preparation is great and the service is efficient (though the only knock I can give them is it sometimes feels rushed). The food is unique, the style of cooking is fusion (whatever that means) and there are local ingredients, an asian twist on most things, andjust darn good food.

Thank Scott H
Phippsburg, Maine
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Excellent creatively prepared meals but no mystery meats however. Very fresh foods. Excellent attentive service from friendly waiters/waitresses. Wonderful menu. Don't miss the decadent Chocolate Soufflé for dessert. It must be ordered about 25 minutes before you are ready for dessert since it is individually prepared. Expensive. Roy Yamaguchi has managed to deliver an excellent experience in the several restaurants... More 

Thank Itivdleq
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Roy's. The dinner started with soy beans that were deliciously seasoned and we enjoyed the Charbroiled Beef Short Ribs - YUM! The meat was perfectly cooked, didn't even need a knife. To finish our meal - we got the melting hot chocolate soufflé. WOW - one of the best desserts we've had in a... More 

Thank howiegrace
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

We just had dinner at Roy's tonight the food was nice. However, I felt like they were looking down at us because we brought the kids. The kids were well behaved but this did not seem to matter to them......I was looking forward to dining here but they took the pleasure out of the experience.

Thank AMPED37
Saint Louis, Missouri
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520 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We sampled the excellent fish selections off of Roy's menu. Everything was impeccably prepared with fresh ingredients and unique presentations. We particularly loved the butter fish and fresh ahi tuna. Be sure to save room for one of their signature desserts including the chocolate soufflé or the pineapple upside down cake. Our service was spotty on a very busy night.... More 

Thank JimSTL1021
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Amazing food in a relaxed atmosphere - we always make it a point to eat at Roy's. The meat loaf is huge and delicious. They also have s fish trio sampler that let's you try several item. Always good staff.

Thank Paul B
Albany, Oregon
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

We have talked about eating here for years. Now we did. Now we'll go some place else for our next special meal. Yes, the food was good, the service was good. As I have seen in other reviews, it is terribly noisy in the establishment.

Thank Greg B
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

We have been to this area several times, but somehow never went to Roy's. What a mistake because the food and the service were fantastic. We had to go back twice. There were so many great menu choices, all prepared fresh and tasty. The fish was caught that morning. If going to the Big Island, don't miss this fine restaurant.

Thank bigalbugs
Salem, United States
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

I've always been impressed with the quality of the food, the variety of food, and the helpfulness of the food servers. They know the menu inside and out. If you have food issues, they can tell you how the kitchen will "tweak" the food to accommodate your specific tastes or needs. Roy's also has a fixed-price option for a multi-course... More 

Thank William Elliott A
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

Went here early on a Friday night and say at the bar to have some pupus. Food was great and staff knew exactly what was in what they were giving you. Bar staff were friendly and fun and showed good knowledge. Overall all a fantastic experience, highly recommend :) Also the Sezchuan spices ribs are awesome!

Thank Oliver G

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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
USD 14 - USD 35
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?