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Roy's Pasadena

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641 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2005 (North El Molino Avenue)
+1 626-356-4066
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Pasadena, California, United States
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, my wife and I are picky fish eaters. This place always does a great job. There short ribs are also amazing. There lava cake is to die for

Thank Walt S
Bartlett, New Hampshire
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318 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was a business dinner, so, as always, we wanted the experience to be special. It was! After a brief but enjoyable experience at the bar & high-tops, while waiting for our table to be set, we were seated at a booth. The location was a bit awkward for the wait-staff to serve, but it was spacious and very... More 

Thank KVM101
Los Angeles, California
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588 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is such a nice place to enjoy an evening out with friends or family. The only thing that bugs me is the way overpriced menu. This is my 3rd experience at a Roy's restaurant and I just don't get the overpriced items. The food is good but not worth the price they ask for it, I've actually have had... More 

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Bedford, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have taken my mom to Roy's for her birthday for about 3 years now. Each time my expectations are exceeded by far. They are so kind, thoughtful and make you feel at home. I love Roy's because it is an extremely nice restaurant but still fun and relaxing. It is not a kind of restaurant where you feel like... More 

Thank cjsteele21
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I was invited by a collegue to go here. We decided to take a 3 course menu and liked it a lot. I experimented with a pork ossobucco, which was very tasty. The desert was also excellent. Prices are a bit on the high side.

Thank Huib V
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a little expensive but the food is awesome. Our Waiter might have been new didn't really know his wines. I ordered a lobster and steak and got shrimp and steak. He asked if i wanted to keep it. I said you can give me the steak and bring the lobster later. The manger/ owner brought me my... More 

Thank Bunniejo
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stepped in for happy hour and was pleasantly surprised with the Aloha Hour menu. Great food and drinks.

Thank RichFrank1224
Ontario, California
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167 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Just know that I love Roy's, and if you get the chance, you should eat there. They have made multiple changes to the menu (added lots of Sushi), and the new dishes are outstanding. Service is spot on and Keith (Managing Partner) makes sure that Roy's is run to the highest standard. This should be a go to spot for... More 

Thank markj4golf
new jersey
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

i drove from encino to pasadena to see a show at the playhouse, and Roy's was right on the corner. I was alone so i sat at the bar. after looking at the menu, the lobster bisque jumped out at me, and am I glad it did! A full bowl of the creamiest, tastiest bisque i have ever had....and 3... More 

Thank maestromuffin
Los Angeles, California
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310 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

If you mention a birthday when making a reservation they will have a table waiting with a birthday greeting & fresh orchids. Inside the menu will be a personalized Hawaiian greeting that they roll up & present to you. A photo & a special complimentary dessert also included. We belong to their Ohana club & went on a prix fixe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Polynesian, Hawaiian, American, Seafood, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 641 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-2005
    (North El Molino Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Located in front of our restaurant on Colorado Blvd.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-356-4066
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?