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Roy's - Newport Beach

453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936
+1 949-640-7697
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Hawaiian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The first time I went to Roy's I was at a resort in Phoenix and was really unimpressed. So I decided to give it a second try while in Newport Beach. Again, really unimpressed. I had really high expectations and am surprised that Roy Yamaguchi,...More

Thank Annie A
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We went with a large group. Some people were very pleased with their food. My husband and I were not pleased with the entrees, although we liked the calamari appetizer and the salads. His entrée was quite salty and my fish was too dry. Service...More

Thank CADreamin111
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Good Food - but service terrible. While we have been to other Roy's restaurants and they have been very good, I would not recommend this one only for the service! The front desk receptionist looked bored and was not welcoming even with a "Good Evening."...More

Thank RaePalmSprings
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Love the food here! Especially the dessert. Started off with the Grilled Szechuan Spiced Pork Ribs, these were good and had some good sushi rolls as well the Hokkaido Scallop Roll and the Sunrise at Haleakala. For the main dish i got the Hawaiian Style...More

Thank bsakee
Reviewed 17 August 2017

When making the reservation we told Roy's that we were celebrating a very special occasion. We arrived on time, and were shown to our table within a few minutes . . . the worst table in the house. The table no one wants, right next...More

1  Thank HeavenlyTraveling
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We expected much more from Roy's especially since we've been to the locations in Honolulu and San Francisco and always had great experiences there. The level of service was substandard given our previous experiences. The server was blasé and didn't pay much attention to us...More

Thank swong32
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Came in for dinner on a Monday evening. My family & I shared several appetizers, sides and two desserts. Everything tasted great and service was fantastic. We were in the side room and it was quiet enough in the restaurant to hold a conversation without...More

Thank Dr_Svoboda
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I have a strict policy, I only give one star to restaurants that poison me. Roy's didn't poison me, but they did starve me. I was so hungry when I left after lunch that I headed straight home and ate a full lunch. My calorie...More

1  Thank BertBantham
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Apparently other people know to avoid this Roy's because there were only a handful of diners in the restaurant. The atmosphere is just unwelcoming. The service is about as good as you would get at a roadside diner--although the service at a roadside diner would...More

Thank adviceucantrust
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Roys in Kauai several times and am happy the one in Newport Beach is just as good. The place is usually packed for good reason. All of the seafood dishes are fresh and tasty. Nice wine selection. Great place even for...More

Thank SuzChef
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rollo m
28 February 2015|
Response from Jeannie L | Property representative |
The dress code at Roy's is business casual! Thank you for reaching out! We look forward to welcoming you to Roy's!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936
    (Newport Center Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Valet Parking available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-640-7697
  • E-mail
Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.
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