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Roy's - Newport Beach

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453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936 (Newport Center Drive)
+1 949-640-7697
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Newport Beach, California
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With any dinner atmosphere, food and service combined make the experience either positive or negative. Atmosphere - overall the restaurant was nice. We usually go to Roy's in Rancho Mirage and had only been to this location twice before, no major changes in restaurant style. Cocktails - the cocktails were tasty and had a fair amount of alcohol in them... More 

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La Jolla, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to come here at least twice a month even signed up for the newsletter because we liked the food so much. Unfortunately after two attempts and disappointments it's off our list. We regularly had sushi and the TRIO plate in the bar and would love their dry martinis and sake. Last time there we sent the Martini back... More 

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Thank ChristineSoCal
Newport Beach, California
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having dined here many times in the past we were excited to return last night to celebrate my husband's birthday. We arrived a bit early to take advantage of their happy hour and sat in the bar. We sat, and sat, and sat. No one even looked at us for a good while. It wasn't busy at all. Finally a... More 

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Orange County, California
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266 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For their First annual Christmas Day dinner, Roy put on such a wonderful menu that we plan to make it our annual event too. The room was filled with other happy diners and it would seem that many like us do not want to have a complicated at-home meal, but prefer to enjoy the food and companionship of friends and... More 

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Orange County, California
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in the bar area to watch a football game and get a quick bite to eat before going to the movies. Everything was fantastic!

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Laguna Beach, California
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241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

As a rule, I enjoy Roy's for dining, service and ambience. On this occasion, however, I had purchased a voucher from Travelzoo for $59, offering a 4-course dinner for 2 with a top value of $120, including 2 non-alcoholic beverages. Fair enough. When we were ready to order, however, we learned for the first time that we could only order... More 

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New Jersey
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

One of our favorites, I usually look for a Roy's where ever I travel. The menu is consistently good as Roy's is one of three signature Hawaiian fusion chefs but he has the largest chain (not fast food) and he's the only one outside of Hawai'i. The ambiance was nice, the wait staff was pleasant but we had to wait... More 

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Green Valley, CA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I have been a fan of this chain until last night. This location felt like a Denny's. Our waitress was put out and rude up until she delivered the bill when she felt it was to her best benefit to leave us with a smile and warm wishes. The short rib was a snack size and my daughters was 50%... More 

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1 Thank BrennanFamily
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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133 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Roy’s is one of my favourite restaurant chains for fine dining, special occasions, and their Pacific Rim flavours forming part of the innovative and creative cuisine. I first discovered Roy’s on a Maui (Hawaii) family vacation about 20 years ago. We enjoyed Roy’s high-quality, fresh ingredient cuisine so much so, that we dined there almost every evening. Having dined at... More 

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Irvine, California
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Our family ate there for dinner on a Saturday evening and not surprisingly, the place was pretty crowded. It took the waiter quite a while to get to us, which he apologized for. Unfortunately, that said the tone for the rest of the evening as drinks, refills and meals took a while and the waiter was too busy to check... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian, Seafood, Sushi
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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