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Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine - 18 Reviews - 7760 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (407) 352-4844

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine

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7760 West Sand Lake Road
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(407) 352-4844
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Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine - Orlando, FL
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My husband and I eat here several times a year and we have never had a bad experience. The service and food are always excellent and the staff goes out of their way to make you fe...

Worst

My sister and I decided to try Roy's a while back. Our server provided a 10 minute dissertation of the menu (we both can read) and it seemed as though all the servers in the rest...

TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE - PICK ANOTHER RESTAURANT 1/30/2011

TERRIBLE. We made reservations for 4 for a table, but were told that we could sit at the sushi bar as a 1st come 1st serve for seating but reservations for those seats could not be made. Had my two daughters with me, and they LOVE sitting there. When we arrived there were 4 seats available a the sushi bar so we took, and told the hostess to cancel our reservations. We were then asked to please leave the sushi bar as two seats were reserved. We discussed the 1st come 1st served and were told they were guests of the chef, and had chosen to have a drink first at the bar and now wanted to be seated at the sushi bar, where we were. We again discussed 1st come 1st served and I politely told him I felt this was wrong as if you choose to go to the bar first, you can's have seats held in a no reservation location. His reply was "I am the proprietor." They then seated us right next to the server lane, and our server offered us a free app courtesy of the "proprietor" which I declined. Then they seat a family with a crying infant next to us, proceed to screw up our drink order, then screwed up two of our salads. We, at that point, decided to leave before it got any worse. Terrible establishment, terrible service, terrible people. DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT!! Too many good choices. Season 52 is right next door, which is where we went, and it was an incredible meal. Spent almost $200 with food, wine, tax, and tip. Glad we did not spend it at Roy's and we will NEVER return to any of their establishments!! more

one of the best restaurants in Orlando 7/9/2009

My husband and I eat here several times a year and we have never had a bad experience. The service and food are always excellent and the staff goes out of their way to make you feel like a special guest. The appetizer canoe is fantastic and all of the fish dishes I have tried are superb. This is a great place for a special occasion too. You will not be disappointed if you eat here! Pros: excellent, consistent food and service Cons: n/a more

Really good meal 6/9/2009

This restaurant is really good. My family and I have been there several times and have always had a good service. Weekends are really busy so you may want to pick a week night. Pros: The service Cons: The crowds more

Our experience wasn't so hot. 3/28/2009

We went for our anniversary dinner last night. Both the food and service were OK. Not what I expected from this level of restaurant. I've lived in Orlando for a while and as a foodie I've been to most good to great Orlando restaurants. The tuni appetizer was too acidic and was a bit hard to eat. My crispy yellow tail snapper was good but not great. There was an assortment of noodles and veggies that were drowning in a brown sauce. We got your signature souffle dessert. It was overcooked! The outside was a tad hard and had a slightly 'burned' taste on the outside. I've made souffle many times at home and had it at restaurants like Le Coq Au Vin. It was no where near as expertly done as this. The service was slow all night. We had to ask for coffee more than once before it came and several other requests were forgotten and we had to ask twice. I am about easy going as you can believe when it comes to being patient at a restaurant and rarely complain about anything. We are one of those people the start tipping at 20% and go from there. This night I tipped 15% because this experience just wasn't up to par. Pros: Nice atmosphere, friendly staff Cons: Food and service were average more

Nothing short of Fabulous! 8/11/2008

My husband and I first went to Roy's when were were on vacation in Hawaii and we fell in love. Honestly I can't understand any of the complaints in the other reviews, as we have never had a bad experience at the Orlando location. Most recently we were there in June and July 2008 and both times our service and food was wonderful. I always find it amusing when people complain about the size of the entree. It is proof positive that we, as Americans, are so used to being served more food than we can possible eat with dinner. Dining out at a place like Roy's is more than just shoveling food into your mouth, but rather it is an experience. The portions served at Roy's are enough so you can enjoy a sampling of their menu and leave perfectly satisfied. On our last visit, I had the Blackened Ahi Tuna appetizer, which was OMG melt in your mouth perfect, and I had the Filet and Shrimp combo for my entree, which was done to perfection and honetly more than I could finish. My husband and I split the Chocolate Souflee and I was in heaven. Our server was very attentive but not obnoxiously so. The environment is dressy casual and a bit loud, so if you are looking for a super quiet ambiance, you may not like the place, as the kitchen is open to the dining area, but at no time did we ever felt we had to speak over normal levels in order to be heard. Sometimes I just wonder what people are expecting. This is not a "Polynesian" restaurant. It is Hawaiian fusion. If you want Polynesian, go to Trader Vic's or someplace at Disney and sip Mai Tai's at a cheesy tiki bar. This is a fabulous restaurant and we will continue to visit both the Orlando and Oahu locations... more

BEST Upscale Place to take your kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8/4/2008

We randomly chose Roy's because it was in the same parking lot as a favorite of ours Seasons 52. Since Seasons 52 didnt have high chairs in their restaurant we stopped by Roys. WE WERE SOOO HAPPY with their awesome service not only to us but our two toddlers (ages 1 & 2). Our waiter immediately brought the kids their each appetizer plate full of fresh fruits & veggies and grilled quesadilla (at no charge). There were toys already on the table (and I'm not talking about the same old crayons & paper menu). They had real toys, action figures, rattles, etc for the kids. A total of three (3) managers stopped by our table to ask us how everything was and if the kids were happy (not to tell us to keep the kids quiet). My husband and I enjoyed our tropical drinks as various wait staff came by our table to entertain the kids. Our meals came right on time. And the dessert!!!! Yummy!! Our upside cake was wonderful and the waiter brought our dessert for the kids. And not just a scoop of vanilla ice either. Each plate had each of our kids name on it written in chocolate! The plate has a scoop of icecream with a cookie and lots of fresh berries and rich chocolate drizzled over the plate!! They were amazed!! And we were amazed that we spent almost 2 hours in the restaurant without anyone crying or screaming!!! It was a great way to celebrate a happy occasion without getting a sitter and having to settle for an average restaurant!! Thanks to Roys!! Pros: Catered to Kids exceptionally!! more

Shockingly impressive hospitality and esquisite food 2/23/2008

We have been to both the Roy's restaurant in Naples and in Orlando. Our first time I was expecting a slighting snobby weight staff, but instead we had both very friendly and very knowledgeable waiters at both locations. The food was nothing short of impeccable. We don't eat out much as I don't see spending money on food that hardly better than what I can make for my family at home. But the chefs at Roy's at both these locations made every penny and every bite worth it. Through calories out the window girls and go for the chocolate dessert. It's worth the extra work out. What most impressed and shocked me about Roys was that they actually welcome children!! At some upscale restaurants when we've walked in with our child I could feel the cold eyes wondering if ours would be a screamer. But at Roy's they even have special family nights. I was so impressed that an upscale restaurant understood and valued the importance of family that it now our favorite. Thank you Roy's for having the guts to go against the norm and provide such wonderful dining experiences for us. more

Excellent restaurant 12/2/2007

Roy's is one of those few fine gems in dining today. The service was superb and the food is to die for. Roy's has an extensive wine list with a knowledgable staff that'll find a wine that'll suit you and your entree. My waiter recommended a pinot noir that went excellent with my lamb shanks. These shanks were the best lamb shanks I've ever had. They were fall-off-the-bone tender where I didn't have to use the knife they supplied. It was on the pricier side, but with all the service and excellent food they provided, it was definitely worth it. Pros: Food, Service, Wine more

Best hawaiian food, great customer service, fantastic cocktail menu! 7/13/2007

My husband and I dined at Roys for dinner recently. We both decided to order off the prix fixe menu. From start to finish we enjoyed our meal.The appetizers particulary the beef shortribs were wonderful! The entree of macadamia nut mahi in a lobster butter sauce and dessert of hot chocolate souffle could not have been better. We both thought that the cocktail menu was very creative-I loved the hawaiian martini, while he enjoyed the mai tai. Roys is not an inexpensive place to dine at however, it is well worth the cost. Everyone at the restaurant was very friendly, coming over to chat and see how we were doing. We sat at the "chefs table"-a counter that overlooks the kitchen and one of the chef's happily answered our questions about other items we saw being made. I cannot wait to make a return trip to this fantastic restaurant! Pros: Everything about the restaurant! Cons: None more

Singular Experience, Try Once But No Need To Repeat 12/20/2006

My sister and I decided to try Roy's a while back. Our server provided a 10 minute dissertation of the menu (we both can read) and it seemed as though all the servers in the restaurant were waiting on our table. It felt like 5 different servers were assigned to our table. The portions were inadequate for the price. After we were served and our server made sure everything was satisfactory you would have thought we were the only ones in the restaurant. We had to flag down another employee to get our check 20 minutes after we had finished our meal. Very disappointing service. Worth going once just to check out the unusual menu items but not worth a second visit. Pros: Interesting Menu Items, Nice Decor, Good Parking Cons: Service, Noisy When Bar Gets Crowded more

Roy's has gone down hill 12/19/2006

Roy's used to be great. I've eaten there numerous times. The last few have been poor, however. The servers are "over-trained" to hard sell. It doesn't matter what you want. It's more important what they have to sell that night. Maybe yesterday's fresh fish? The food is all right but their prices have gotten too high for the value. It's just not a $100 a head place anymore. Too bad. Pros: Great greeting, good wine list Cons: Once the check is down forget about seeing the waiter again. more

My absolute favorite restaurant. 7/7/2006

Truly, I cannot see how anyone would not like Roy's. The ambience is modern and elegant, the waiters and hostesses super nice and polite (everytime you get up to go to the bathroom, someone comes to your table to refold your napkin!), and the food...well, the food is amongst the best I've ever had. The *only* downside would be the price, however it's upscale so what do you expect. Don't go in there with a dinner for two expecting to spend less than $70- however, it is worth it. I got the prix fixe menu. The appetizer was a sampler with three selections that were delicious , the main courses (one a beef shortrib, the other bass) were both fantastic (the beef was one of the most tender I've ever had), and the chocolate souffle for dessert was worth the trip alone. The service was excellent, with extremely knowledgeable and personable waiters. The restuarant itself is beautifully decorated. I will definately be coming here again and again. Pros: Excellent food and service, beautiful interior and exterior. Cons: A little pricy. more

Overrated and disappointing 11/11/2005

As a dinner party of five celebrating a birthday we reserved a table several days in advance specifically requesting a table out of the main traffic areas. What we were provided was totally the opposite. Each passing waiter seem to bump into at least one of us. In addition there was no lighting above our table so reading the menu was next to impossible. If you want a quiet or romantic place to celebrate forget Roy's. We literally has to shout to each other to be heard above the unbelievable noise of the restaurant. The food was average. Polynesian? Possibly, unless you've actually tasted real polynesian food in the islands. Drinks were good, albeit pricey. Service fair. We will not be back. Pros: Valet parking, Dessert Cons: Noise, Cost more

great time 8/31/2003

Dined on Aug. 31, 2003. Arrived and was seated immediately. Exceptional service, large wine selection, excellent meal, fabulous desert. Prices were appropriate for the atmosphere. I loved it and will definitely return.. Pros: excellent food, great service, wine selection more

Okay 6/19/2003

We were looking for a place to eat and decided to give Roy's a try. Service was good, food was okay, but not in large portions (good for most vacationers in hotels I guess). Overall the dining was good, but with all the other choices in the Orlando area, I don't think I'll return. more

Decent but Dissapointing 12/5/2002

Recently stopped by Roy's of Orlando during a vacation and while the food was ok, the overall experience needed help. My fish-combo of Salmon and Ahi was a bit bland and I felt like I was dining in a converted steak-house. Having been to the Roy's in SF (and my companions had dined at Roy's in NYC) we all felt the food was not up to snuff. A decent choice in Orlando but needs to improve. Pros: Fusion Cuisine, Decent Service Cons: Bland location, Noisy more

Fantastic Fish 10/10/2002

Super fantastic food, off the beaten path. Menu focuses on fish, with Pan-Asian Pacific style. Started out of Hawaii, also on Pebble Beach. Casual or dressy, comfortable atmosphere. Great bar if you are dining alone. Showed up late and still got a great meal. Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service Cons: none more

HELLO... TALK ABOUT PERFECT 10/7/2002

What an amazing restaurant! The food is fantastic, as was the service. I am going back this month and will UPDATE. The sparerib appetizer is a must. However do they make it and make it so good. The icing on the cake, is why of course, the chocolate souffle. OH NELLY! Pros: Dessert Rules, Appetizers are great more
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Owner Message

  • Inspired by his Grandmother?s home cooking and flavors of a southern heritage, Local Chef Partner Mac Lynch has designed his menu with the freshest and finest ingredients of the region. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Mac has been with the Roy's family since 2005. Along with Sous Chefs Kevin Spencer and Mark Baize, they have written a menu that will delight all the senses as well as your appetite.

Editorial

  • In Short
    Roy Yamaguchi opened his first restaurant in 1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii, blending European cooking techniques with locally produced ingredients and Asian spices. Today, his...

  • 7/25/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu 5:30pm-9:45pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:15pm
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