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453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936 (Newport Center Drive)
+1 949-640-7697
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17:00 - 21:00
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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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southern california
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247 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate with some business friends from the area who booked this place. We had a quiet table in the corner and enjoyed a 3 hour meal that was really outstanding. the butter fish was really delicate and delightful. The calamari appetizer was not overly greasy as many other restaurants often serve and it also had some interesting spices - not... More 

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Thank Andrea B
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at Roy's on Maui and Kauai and enjoyed the food very much. Unfortunately, the food at this location was very disappointing. My husband and I had an appetizer and two dinners and were quite surprised by the poor quality of the food. Everything we ordered was overly salty and the portions were surprisingly skimpy. I ordered steak and... More 

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Thank marie b
so cal
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start with the good parts of review. I went last night with my wife to celebrate my wedding anniversary with my wife. The food was SO good & waters were constantly filled. Now for the areas that needed improvement. When we walked in the door, there wasnt a hostess anywhere to be found. The lady, who I assume... More 

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Corona del Mar, California, United States
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186 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their happy hour is a joke. The Sunshine Roll had more rice than tuna, salmon and yellow tail. The crispy chicken spring rolls were okay. The pork sliders are more Hawaiian roll than pork or coleslaw but the kicker was the truffle macaroni and cheese. I ordered this without truffle oil, it's very strong and for people who are "tasters"... More 

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Thank Sherena T
Irvine, California
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having wonderful dinners at this location for over 10 years, this was our "go-to" place for my birthday. Such a disappointment - I have no idea what has happened to this restaurant which used to be my favorite. Despite having a reservation (for a Sunday night), we were seated at the table closest to the kitchen. It only got... More 

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San Marcos, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great time at Roy's. The service was great, drinks were good and the food was even better. If you have a chance take your wife for a great meal.

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Thank Gteanio
Loma Linda, California
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144 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed Roy's for many years in Hawaii; and, Pebble Beach. When we visited Fashion Island in Newport Beach for a shopping expedition we decided to have Saturday brunch at Roy's. We arrived at our reservation time at noon. Only one other table was occupied. The waitstaff was great. But, it appeared than the cook staff was limited. We... More 

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Thank James K
Newport Beach, CA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My family of four dined at Roy's in Newport Beach last night which was a Sunday. Not impressed, over rated and the food was disappointing. We had the Fish Trio $45 for minuscule amounts of salmon, ahi, and butter fish, it was blah tasting, over priced, and unimpressed with the entire dining experience. I would not recommend this restaurant many... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Have had dinner and Happy Hour there a few times. I am just not a fan of Asian fusion so unless you are a big fan of that style...you will probably not really like the restaurant. Flemings is located next door is is always by far busier.

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Thank susannsteve
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The service was very good and everyone very friendly. We have been to Roys many times, but this time the food was mediocre. They no longer serve the complimentary edamame appetizer. We had the Szechuan Calamari and it was very good. However, my Teppanyaki Shrimp was cold and bland. I ordered the carrots instead of rice and it was forgotten,... 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, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?