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Roy's

#54 of 1,866 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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4342 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-5717 (N Manhattan Avenue)
+1 813-873-7697
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a birthday celebration here, though the restraunt was full, the staff was excellent, friendly, and attentive. All the food was beautifully presented, and very tasty. We had a perfect experience.

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Thank Edward S
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let me start off by saying, I typically don't give bad reviews...but our experience was very disappointing. We were hardly greeted by our server who offered to fill our waters (thought that was solely his job by the way he approached us). When he finally returned and asked if there was anything we would like to drink besides water is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large table wait staff was not very attentive the food was okay the best part of my meal was the hot lava dessert. Probably won't be back.

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Thank Maria S
Valrico, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend the Maui salad and anything from the fish side of the menu (the butterfish is too sweet for my taste). Only one server was unprofessional; the rest of the staff did a great job.

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Seminole
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Server highly suggested seafood as it is their specialty. Three of us had the Mahi Mahi and they were all overcooked.Ordered the Bacon Truffle Mac & Cheese and it was bland. Server told us they had a chocolate souffle but it turned out to be a chocolate souffle cake (similar to a lava cake) Again, disappointing when you are expecting... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Roys several months ago to celebrate a family birthday with a group of 15. The preparation and execution of the event was excellent! The staff was extremely accommodating and the food was prepared to perfection. Thank you for making our family event so special.

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Thank World_Traveler_DR
Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

As a background, I started going to Roy's in Hawaii back in the 1990s and have been to the Tampa Roy's on numerous occasions over the years, usually going about 6 times annually. In light of our experiences at this Roy's and others over the years, I hate to have to write a negative review, but feel it is warranted.... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have eaten here several times before and also at the Roy's in Honolulu and San Francisco. I came back because of the fresh fish served in interesting ways. I knew that this Roy's did not serve some of the more interesting things like local beef carpaccio that they have in Honolulu, but was expecting great fish. The fish was... More 

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Thank klrklr
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I never write reviews of restaurants. I just typically will return, or not! I have to say something regarding my most recent visit to Roy's Restaurant in Tampa, FL. I had been there in the past, and the food and service were both excellent, however; it had been a while since my last visit. This was Christmas night and there... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was the worst service and food I have ever had in a restaurant. The waiter was inattentive and our food was cold. Our water and drinks were not refilled. The one dish that came at the appropriate temperature was not cooked as requested and we sent it back twice and they still didn't get it right. The restaurant was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4342 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-5717
    (N Manhattan Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-873-7697
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?