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Roy's Restaurant
Roy's Restaurant

Roy's Restaurant

8.99 reviews
$$$$
Seafood, Sushi, Steak House
Ranked #34 in Pasadena restaurants
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641 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 356-4066
https://www.roysrestaurant.com/locations/ca/pasadena
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Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine promises to make for one of the most unique fine dining experiences available. Nowhere else will you find Roy’s Classic Hawaiian Martini, Yamaguchi Sushi, Misoyaki ... Read more
Butterfish and Chocolate Soufflé all at the same table. So escape to paradise, and experience the world’s finest cuisine deliciously wrapped in a Hawaiian state of mind.

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Local from Los Angeles

Try the chard Shinto peppers, the Bonito box is wonderful for vegetarians. Wonderful outdoor setting.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

The food, service, and decor is all amazing. The food is great in taste and presentation. I've had so many of their food items and have never been disappointed. There chocolate souffle is amazing!

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Local from Los Angeles, California
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The decor here is boring, compared to other Roy's locations. Food was the same as other locations, but service is lacking at times. My best experience here was when I came for Aloha Hour in the bar/lounge area. Good food and drinks!

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Local from Alhambra, California, USA

=LONG STORY SHORT=
OH-KAY! You guys must to try this place out during their "ALOHA HOUR"! Nicely presented and delicious food, great drinks, and awesome service! What else can you ask for?! I'm SO glad we got a chance to try Roy's, and I cannot wait to back for their Aloha Hour again! =D

=TIPS=
A) All-night Aloha Hour on Sundays and Mondays!
B) Aloha hours are until 7pm all other days. Specialty cocktails & bar bites are $6. Craft beers are $3.
C) Martini Mondays - Selected Martinis are $6 all night.
D) They always have special deals going on.

=FOOD=
1) Crispy Pork & Steamed Buns - (FAVORITE!) Green Apple Slaw and "Red Dragon" Sauce. I don't know what this "Red Dragon" sauce is...but this is so good. If you're like me and you're into super fatty/oily pork belly fat stuff...*DROOOOLLL*...you really should order this!

2) Misoyaki Butterfish Lettuce Wraps ($9) - Noodles, Crispy Shallot, Smoked Shiitake Vinaigrette. This was really good too. (BTW, anything with the word "butter" in it...is good.) I loved how tender and creamy the butterfish was. There was only a tiny bit on the lettuce, but everything came together nicely!

3) Tempura-Crusted Ahi Roll - Spicy Togarashi Miso Butter Sauce - This was pretty good as far as rolls go. It definitely wasn't the best roll I've had, but it was of good quality. The flavors were good, but it was a bit light to me. I do wish it had more of an Ahi flavor, or even stronger sauces, but overall, this was the better of the 2 rolls ordered that night and I'd order it again!

4) Red Curry Chicken Samosas - Puff Pastry, Creamy Cilantro Sauce - I'm kind of on the fence about this plate. It was definitely good and the curry taste was absolutely delicious. However, it was a pretty heavy order. Good, but something I wouldn't order next time..

5) Ebi Roll - Shrimp Tempura, Coconut, Cream Cheese, Mango, Avocado, Habanero Aioli Nitsume - This was also a pretty good roll but I still prefer the Tempura-Crusted Ahi Roll more. The cream cheese in this reminded me of a Philadelphia roll. The coconut flakes and flavor are pretty noticeable (at least it was to me since I don't particularly like coconut flavored stuff) so if you like that...get this.

=SERVICE=
We sat at the bar and had the BEST service! All of the bartenders were super busy, but Raul and Andrew were still so attentive to us. They made us laugh, they laughed with us, they refilled our water, and they kept on making sure that we were doing well. Believe me, they were extremely busy, but the whole time, these guys kept a smile on their face. Our food and drinks also came out in a good timely manor.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This is a review for the Happy Hour ONLY.

First off service was great. Someone opened the door when I was coming in. At first I thought it was the host, but it wasn't! I was really confused actually lol. But anyway, Happy hour is at the bar/table area only. So we made our way over there and were lucky to grab the last table for two.

We first ordered two cocktails, their MaiTai and the 1885? (Some number) Both were really good but a tad sweet.

The food sadly were not to my expectations.
We got the Kobe Sliders which were juicy but bland and overcooked. The sweet potatoes fries were good and it seemed there was some truffle cheese on top. I wish they put that cheese in the burger as that would've made it 10x better.

The lobster pot stickers were really whatevers. I wasn't able to taste any lobster, it seemed similar to an artificial crab concoction, but maybe a lobster version of that. For $5 for 3 pieces, I felt ripped.

Next was the Ebi Roll which sounded a lot more innovative then it actually was. It was pretty much a shrimp tempura roll that you would find at any sushi restaurant these days, except you only get 5 small pieces. $1 per piece? Never again. One plus was that it was a good/thick piece of shrimp.

We also got the Mahi Mahi Tacos. This was a little better. The shell seemed very similar to the wrapping of those cream cheese wantons you would get at an American Chinese restaurant. It was filled with some smoked mahi mahi, that looked like the mushed tuna you'd get in a tuna sandwich. Though a lot tastier than that. It also had a slice of jalapeno on top to give it a nice kick. To bad the jalapeno had no kick to it at all.

Near the end of the food we got the Sling and the Sidecar cocktails. Both were much less sweet and fruity but still very good.

Overall: Great service, great cocktails, soso food.
I think next time I'll get some $5 hh pizza next doors at Settebello and then head here for cocktails!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Roy's Hawaii Fusion Restaurant is a upscale Restaurant that focus in Japanese and America Cuisine with some fusion dish.

[DECOR]
Outside look a hotel, but really at top is just a nice looking apartment. The flame torch was quite cool, there is some outside seating. Interior feel like typical upscale restaurant. The bar feature several TV, even the Urinal at top got a TV. The napkins is very soft. For a $$$ it does felt a bit more like $$$$.

[FOOD]
Wagyu Beef Sliders
Just about as good slider it can be, perefecly toasted bread, mouthwatering meat, tomato, lettuce and cheese. The sweet potato fries is pretty tasteless, not warm at all, it look like been sit there for hours.

Smoked Mahi Mahi Tacos
The 3 pieces mahi mahi tacos look small, it lack sauce, despite this short coming. The fish meat is delicious.

[SERVICE]
Service is not bad but not great. The slider came out fast but the fish tacos take a while, Waitress took several time to get my water. No major shortcoming but this type of upscale restaurant, they should pay a little bit more attention.

[VALUE]
this type of restaurant, normally you don't get expect to get full for under $20 in a semi upscale restaurant. With the Aloha promotion is possible. I got near full just eat 2 appetizers. Nice decor, great food, and affordable price. Service need to get better, but I would define come back.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

I'm very turned off by chain restaurants. 99% of the time it means, to me personally, that the place is owned by rich corporate mofos who care more about the $, thus the food is of lower quality and the restaurant itself lacks soul.

I found out that Roy's is the other 1%. Keep up the good work.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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We were able only to sit at the bar and have appetizers but it was fun. The lobster potstickers were amazing and I don't just say that about anything. THe service was great and got us out on time for our show at the Pasadena Playhouse. A bit pricey but can't wait to go back

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