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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
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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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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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best sincere approach to fine dining service I've seen. Roy's is my "go-to" place for special occasions. Fantastic signature and specialty cocktails are part of this company's brand. The 1988, a pomegranate and lychee libation named with homage to the company's founding year, will have you hooked. It certainly got me looking for a happy hour. Found it! And it's... More 

Thank Nik W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in really hungry and had excellent service and delicious food. Left very happy customers. Unfortunately we were visitors and can't return any time soon from overseas because we definitely would. Also impressed that it was MLK day and other places seemed sleepy but Roys was in top form.

Thank Carolyn L
Monterey Park, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even thou they did not have the butterfish on their lunch menu, I was able to ordered 2 orders of the butterfish dish for my guest and myself. I told the waiter the last time I had their butterfish for dinner, I felt it was a little bit too sweet. The waiter told me it was already marinated, but he... More 

Thank dsai
San Diego, California
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159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

From Pacific Cooler's to Roy's Signature Mai Tai's, Roy's was a great spot to escape the madding crowds of the Rose Parade and enjoy a quiet, tropical setting with their Maui Wowie Salad, Pulled Pork Sandwich and other terrific selections for lunch. Since we visit Roy's on all the Hawaiian Islands, as well as San Diego and Palm Springs, Roy's... More 

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134 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Walking into Roys, I wasn't expecting much in the way of satisfaction to the palate. I visit Hawaii often and my overall impression has always been, that what the island lacks in sophistication as it relates to dining, is excused because of the location. Thus, our last minute decision to go to Roys was just that, a Friday night, last... More 

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Pasadena, California, United States
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 

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Los Angeles, California
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329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 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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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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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, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?