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Crispy Whole Tai Snapper | Hijiki - Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI
6ozFilet Mignon & Lobster Tail | Orzo Mac & Cheese - Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI
Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI
Roy's® Misoyaki Butterfish | Wasabi Beurre Blanc - Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI
Roy's® Blackened Island Ahi | Soy Mustard Butter - Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI

Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

4.7
4.7
2952 Reviews
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Welcome to the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai!

For the past 35 years, guests have enjoyed Roy Yamaguchi's award winning Hawaiian Inspired Euro Asian Cuisine, globally sourced original wines and Roy's Aloha style of service. We utilize the freshest local ingredients, bold Asian spices, European sauces and focus on fresh seafood. A breathtaking view of Maunalua Bay may be enjoyed from the main dining room or private dining room that is available for a special occasion or business gathering.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Sushi, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 396-7697
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Isaiah Badua
  • Private party facilities
    Experience unparalleled panoramic ocean views, award-winning cuisine and impeccable service at The Original Roy’s for your next private event. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 80 guests; a restaurant buy-out can accommodate up to 290.
  • Private party contact
    Carmen Yung: (808) 396-7697
  • Neighborhood
    Honolulu
  • Cross street
    Keahole Street
  • Parking details
    Free Parking!
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy live entertainment:Wednesday - Friday 6:30 PM-9:30PMSaturday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Brunch

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Come celebrate Easter with us here at the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai! We will be serving a set menu only. Please call us at (808) 396-7697 for additional information!
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 12, 2024 only
    Come celebrate Mother's Day with us here at the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai! We will be serving a set menu only Set Menu to be determined Please call us at (808) 396-7697 for additional information!
  • Christmas Day

    Dec 25, 2024 only
    Come celebrate Christmas Day with us here at the Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai! We will be serving a set menu only Set Menu to be determined Please call us at (808) 396-7697 for additional information!

What 2,952 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Oahu

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

2,952 Reviews
  1. RobertK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and service was great Desert was om

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  2. DulceS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service as always. Always brought several of our friends to this particular place and never been disappointed

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  3. Ilima

    Hawaii

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roy’s never disappoints…great food, great service every single time. And it’s nice that the manager always comes around and thanks us for coming in. I would eat here 7 days a week if I could!

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  4. TerrenceL

    Beijing

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over the decades I have dined at Roy's Hawaii Kai, it has always delivered outstanding food and service. The consistency and reliability makes it an easy choice when entertaining clients, friend and family.

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  5. Waikikian

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived ontime for our reservation, took 10 minutes to get us a table upstairs, saw 7 other tables empty when we arrived upstairs, all 4-tops. What took them so long. Seat me, I’ll order a drink and wait an hour if I have to, but at least seat me!

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  6. LionelT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Our wait staff were excellent as well. The place is beautiful and we had an excellent evening dinner and experience.

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  7. BradW

    Minneapolis

    303 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    303 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Original Roy's is the best vibe, location of the main Roy's restaurants. Food was, overall, "okay". Cesear Salad with poached shrimp was excellent. I am not certain shrimp were fresh vs previously frozen. They were a bit soft. "Seared" Ahi appetizer was very disappointing. It definitely is not seared to order but is done in advance. Not warm at all. The Mac Nut crested fish was thoroughly cooked and served very hot. There was no way to tell if the crust was Mac Nut or not. Also the asparagus was just stems. No spears.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Front door greeting was cold and almost unprofessional. Great table setting and view. Appetizers and desserts were excellent. Four of the six entrees were not of the quality I’ve come to expect from Roy”s and far from worth the cost. Service was adequate but again, not like what I expect from Roy’s team. None of the staff said anything as we departed so once again, my party and I didn’t feel appreciated.

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  9. PamelaW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, Roy's comes through with outstanding food and service. Our party of four enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The appetizers - Roy's® Original Blackened Island Ahi and Hawaii Kai Crab Cakes -were excellent and whetted the appetite for more. I chose to go light and had the Sweet N' Spicy and Frying Dragon Roll. The sauces that accompanied the dishes were stupendous. Needless to say, the entrees the others had were magnificent. The plating was an art form of presentation. Will I be going back soon? I sure hope so.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relatively small menu, however each dish is cooked and served with perfection.

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  11. LandenM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Roy’s Hawaii Kai was excellent and I was very impressed!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful corner window table, great food great service go at sunset!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Original Roy’s never disappoints - no matter how often we’re able to get a chance to eat there. My constant favorite is the misoyaki butterfish (since I’m not a wasabi fan, I get it without the wasabi sauce - but the good news is it doesn’t need it!). My husband loves the Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish. We usually skip apptetizers and save room so that we can each get a dessert ;) the chocolate soufflé and the banana sweet bread pudding are the best way to top off our night. Mahalo nui loa Roy’s!

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  14. Stace

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food quality didn't match the price point. Service was great! Atmosphere was great as well.

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  15. EKFe

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and great food! Friendly atmosphere. The seafood selection offered is terrific! Love the ocean view!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was such a wonderful time and a great experience for a V-day dinner …Mahalo!!

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  17. DavidM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with great staff makes for an unbelievable evening!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place. Highly recommend. Would go again.

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  19. RebeccaW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous sunset 😍 and delicious meal. I felt like a queen. The service was superb and I can't wait to go back again.💘

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  20. MarcA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Submitted an email to Roys and was waiting for response but to date nothing so posting this. We went to Roy's last night to what we thought would be a positive impressionable experience for some out of town guests. The service was very pleasant (never mind our server didn't know much about the wine list). We picked a South African blended red wine, which was very reasonably priced and was very good. The crab cakes and sushi roll were also very good. The hamachi had a beautiful presentation but was a complete disappointment - the delicacy of the tuna was over powered by the acidity of the sauce. We ordered the salmon, the butter fish, and the tiger prawns (butterflied) - not sure of the prices but the shrimp was $69. The salmon was passable; although too sweet. The butter fish was so charred it reminded the diners of char shui and was overly sweet - they were not impressed at all. I had the prawns (ordered because my previous visit with six tiger prawns was absolutely delicious) but this time the four prawns sat on a bed of completely dry crunchy noodles, which reminded me of some cheap chinese restaurant noodles. The shrimp were okay. We had the chocolate souflle desert, which was delightful and impressive as always. But overall this dining experience, in particular what I described above, was a complete disappointment - not to mention an embarassment with our guests (we had really talked up Roys) - probably to the extent that we won't be returning any time soon. Not sure what happened - new chef?

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  21. thebereness

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we entered the restaurant till we finished dinner, we were treated like royalty. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and they made it very special with a table that focused our attention on the sunset. Our waiter, Ken , did an excellent job. The food was marvelous, capped off with a dessert that said Happy Anniversary on the plate. We can’t wait to return.

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  22. Ilima

    Hawaii

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hamachi crudo was one of the best dishes I’ve had at Roy’s. And seriously, I’ve never eaten anything I didn’t like at Roy’s. On top of that, the service is always great!

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  23. Hawaii50

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant, incredible food, service and incredible views upstairs!

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  24. Maria

    Naples

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good at adapting meal for gluten and dairy free options.

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  25. PhilipW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food much improved. In the past I thought it was ok. And overpriced. But it’s now much better

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, will be dining here again soon! :)

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  27. Daisy18

    Hawaii

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the pref fixe dinner. I can’t find words to describe how well-balanced and delicious everything was. Each item was cooked to perfection. My husband tried a few of the appetizers and the portions were generous and the food was delicious. Our waiter KEN could not have been nicer or more helpful. It was truly a wonderful experience. 

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  28. HawaiiFinn

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Roy's butterfish and short ribs entrées. It is my go to choice for holiday dining or any day dining. I have the cookbooks too, so we are definitely thrilled with this style of food.

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  29. Foodie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent. Enjoyed the classics which stand the test of time. A little pricey though.

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  30. Curtw

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere was mellow. We didn't have to wait long for our food to arrive. We enjoyed the whole experience. Would definitely recommend Roy's to our family and friends.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    For the quality of food and the lengthy wine list, not having a sommelier or even any individual that had tasted or knew anything about the wines is not acceptable. The manager and the server both said they had never tasted any of the wines and could not help us! Super weird. The food however was excellent except for the crusted ahi as it was extremely dry

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  32. JamesG

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Go to place. Consistently good with attentive but not overwhelming service. Only negative is the bar surprisingly did not stock sherry but that will not stop me from returning.

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  33. Mizu

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jason did a wonderful job of making us feel welcome at the restaurant. The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding. My guests were also very impressed with the overall experience. I plan to be back on a regular basis.

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  34. Hi890

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Food and service was 5 star!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Wasn’t that good in my opinion. Good was bland but salty at the same time which is weird to me. Staff was forgetful, front desk “hostess” was rude. I like the one in Waikiki much much better. My drink was wrong so she comp but it was not good. I won’t return here in the future. Ordered the sticky rubs very salty, hurricane fries drenched in what looked and taste like Mayo, the wings but there was no meat. Try at your own risk but I was not impressed. Will visit Waikiki again but definitely not this location

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful, glorious food. Great service. Fish dishes are very fresh and expertly prepared.

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  37. TimD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality of food was excellent. The filet mignon had excellent flavor and was tender. The macadamia crusted mahai had a wonderful butter flavor. Green beans, carrots and au gratin potatoes were all cooked to perfection. The pineapple upside down cake is superb and unequaled. The main dinning room did become mildly smokey a couple of times during the meal, otherwise the dining area is spacious with views of the bay and ocean from most tables.

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  38. JeraldE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Roy's Hawaii Kai. The food and service was great. LOVE the view and love to see exhibition cooking. We like sitting indoors for that experience. Service was attentive and wonderful. Thank you!

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  39. Andrew

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mac nut Mahimahi and potatoes were luke warm and dry. All other food was good.

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  40. Hoosier

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Scott! He made me feel so welcome! What a gentleman.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 396-7697.

Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai is rated 4.7 stars by 2952 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai

6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu, HI 96825

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Keahole Street
  • Neighborhood
    Honolulu
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Sushi, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free Parking!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Isaiah Badua
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy live entertainment:Wednesday - Friday 6:30 PM-9:30PMSaturday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 396-7697
  • Private party facilities
    Experience unparalleled panoramic ocean views, award-winning cuisine and impeccable service at The Original Roy’s for your next private event. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 80 guests; a restaurant buy-out can accommodate up to 290.
  • Private party contact
    Carmen Yung: (808) 396-7697
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