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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“butterfish” (33 reviews)
“sushi rolls” (10 reviews)
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American, Hawaiian, Seafood, Asian, Gluten Free Options
453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It's not over the top like many of the restaurants in the area. It's has a comfortable atmosphere. The menu has more then just fish, but I had the poke bowl, which looked small when it came but was surprisingly filling. I was told the...More

1  Thank M M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We visited tonight, having a groupon certificate for two prix fixe meals, so I can only speak to what was offered on this restricted menu. I had a Caesar salad made with warm, wilted romaine lettuce, a total of three sweet croutons the size of...More

Thank skyjord
Reviewed 2 May 2017

There is something about good food and a great server---our server Jessica went out of her way to explain each of the dishes while ordering and just assured that we had a great experience throughout the evening. As we decided what we might want to...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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...More

Thank marie b
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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
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • 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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