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453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6936 (Newport Center Drive)
+1 949-640-7697
17:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Laguna Beach, California
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241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a rule, I enjoy Roy's for dining, service and ambience. On this occasion, however, I had purchased a voucher from Travelzoo for $59, offering a 4-course dinner for 2 with a top value of $120, including 2 non-alcoholic beverages. Fair enough. When we were ready to order, however, we learned for the first time that we could only order... More 

1 Thank James J
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of our favorites, I usually look for a Roy's where ever I travel. The menu is consistently good as Roy's is one of three signature Hawaiian fusion chefs but he has the largest chain (not fast food) and he's the only one outside of Hawai'i. The ambiance was nice, the wait staff was pleasant but we had to wait... More 

Thank Arthur Y
Green Valley, CA
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a fan of this chain until last night. This location felt like a Denny's. Our waitress was put out and rude up until she delivered the bill when she felt it was to her best benefit to leave us with a smile and warm wishes. The short rib was a snack size and my daughters was 50%... More 

Thank BrennanFamily
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roy’s is one of my favourite restaurant chains for fine dining, special occasions, and their Pacific Rim flavours forming part of the innovative and creative cuisine. I first discovered Roy’s on a Maui (Hawaii) family vacation about 20 years ago. We enjoyed Roy’s high-quality, fresh ingredient cuisine so much so, that we dined there almost every evening. Having dined at... More 

Thank KodoDrummer
Irvine, California
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family ate there for dinner on a Saturday evening and not surprisingly, the place was pretty crowded. It took the waiter quite a while to get to us, which he apologized for. Unfortunately, that said the tone for the rest of the evening as drinks, refills and meals took a while and the waiter was too busy to check... More 

Thank Rene R
Santa Monica, California
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this place many times and it always is consistently excellent. The bar staff are amazing. The rolls are magnificent. The happy hour is the best time to go. Do try their calamari ( not on happy hour) it is the best on the planet!

Thank Ian A
Orange County, California
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248 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Roy's has changed ownership but the menu and Pan-Asian theme has remained. We had a tight evening planned and our server was deliberate and careful that we enjoyed the evening but left in time for our theatre curtain. This is a much loved restaurant which seemed to have lost ground, but happily is back as the full room supported! A... More 

Thank anita w
Irvine, California
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210 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It's not just a fish house - although the fish is great, well prepared and presented. The braised short rips are superb. And don't skip the appetizers, they are great as well. Went for a meeting, with a limited menu in a private room, so didn't get to draw from the whole menu, but the meal was outstanding.

Thank eheyman
Mission Viejo, California
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271 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went on a Tuesday evening and it was pretty quiet. It appears they no longer serve the chili edamame appetizer here. Service was good and the manager's checked in on us several times. They personalize the kid's ice cream sundaes which is a nice touch. The manager also gave a $20 gift card for our next visit. Roy's remains a... More 

Thank marc c
Irvine, California
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252 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Wanted some fish on a Sunday evening, got a reservation at 6:15. Very crowded, a bit noisy. Had a glass of Roy's house cab to start (pretty good, BTW) and we both ordered barramundi, one of our favorite fishes. Served over white rice with a bit of bok choy and a mildly spicy sauce rich with butter. Dessert was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Sushi, Hawaiian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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