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“Delicious lunches at affordable prices”

Roy's Tokyo Bar & Grill Roppongi
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Akasaka, Roppongi
Reviewed 27 January 2014

I first tried Roy's in Baltimore and have since my wife and I have been to four or five of the locations in Hawaii as well as the one in Guam. The service varied a lot from location to location, but we always had great food, so we were delighted to find a Roy's in Tokyo. We have been there probably a hundred times, mostly for lunch. The lunch menu has a dozen or so selections, including several types of seafood (misoyaki butterfish, ahi steak, mahi mahi, etc.), a pork steak, a beef steak, and a hamburger. Between the two of us we have had almost everything on the menu, and found the cuisine to be generally delicious. It is "expensive" for lunch compared to the Tokyo-standard 1000-yen set menu, but at 1600 yen for a good-sized meal, including French bread and coffee or tea, I can't complain. The food is excellent and we have generally had very good service. Also, the views over Tokyo are stunning - the view of Tokyo Tower is especially nice.

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1  Thank FrequentIndia
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Me and some friends went a few times to this restaurant. Not only did we go back for the view, but the food was really nice and also the service was most times good.

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Thank Caro V
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Sadly, this Roy's restaurant is not what you would normally expect in "his standard" establishments in the Islands. The food was in a nutshell, terrible. The menu for the evening was touted as "special", as Chef Roy himself was in the house. No one ever saw him however, which was a bit strange since the hostess made a point to tell us he was to be there when we made reservations. We didn't really care if he made his way into the dining room or not, but was fully expecting the food to be exceptional since he was overseeing the kitchen. I cannot or will not believe that was the case however, because not one dish tasted like a signature Hawaiian fusion Roy's specialty.
To add insult to this lack of culinary satisfaction, the service was even worse! Our waiter was extremely scarce all evening - from our having to ask for water, ask to order our wine (giving us a snappy "wait"), and even ASK if he could take our dinner orders! While he was halfway around our table of 5, he walked away to say goodbye to his friends. (Not just a quick goodbye, but soul handshakes and hugs and conversations). We sat there in amazement that we had to observe all that before he came back to our table,without even a sorry or lack of feeling that something was not quite right. When it was way past our time to get the check, he was again no where to be found. Upon exiting we saw him in a corner laughing and conversing with friends, as if he were a guest in the restaurant. First of all this so unlike the very service oriented Japanese culture. But mainly it was unbelievable they can get away with this and still be in business. Our final bill for 5 came to over $600 (wine included). That is completely unexceptable for the quality of food and lack of service received. I hope Chef Yamaguchi will take note and try to salvage this sad place.

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2  Thank foodietraveler_8
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here and it was fantastic! We stopped in for a drink at the bar and had actually planned on going elsewhere to dine. But after two amazing, hand-crafted and delicious cocktails, we decided to stay. We didn't have a reservation, but were seated immediately with a great view of the skyline.

Menu sets for dinner are lovely - the $38.00 / person three course dinner was perfect and included an appetizer sampler platter that was to die for delicious, and your choice of four different entrees, plus dessert with coffee. We had a couple glasses of wine as well. Total spend: $140.00 for two. This is an incredible value! We had toyed with the idea of trying a fancy place like the Park Hyatt, but didn't want to end up spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

Is it inspired cuisine and over-the-top service? Not really. But it is solidly good with tasty food, efficient, friendly service and a great view. We were very happy with the experience and will return.

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Thank CAbeachbabe
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We used to dine at Roy's when we lived in Tokyo and it was one of our favourite restaurants.
During our recent trip to Tokyo we thought we would visit it again. Oh dear, what a mistake.
It was a very pale imitation of what was a great restaurant. I guess it doesn't help that the location has moved to a shopping centre but that doesn't excuse the very average food and incredibly poor service, I have never been to a restaurant in Tokyo where the waiters seem disinterested in the diners.
There are so many great restaurants in Tokyo. Why go to this one?

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2  Thank GeorgieA1
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