Well, move over Waterfront Restaurant. Roy's has taken over our number two restaurant on Maui by a hair.
Head chef Joey Macadangdang has outdone himself.
Food this year is much better (although last year was extremely good!).
And he just brought out a new appetizer;
Crispy pork belly! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
If you don't get anything else, get this as an appetizer!
Still noisy but much better than their old location in Kahana.
Service was prompt, efficient and unobtrusive,
Dishes were whisked away pronto.
Waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and friendly.
Menu items were expertly prepared and presented, full of flavor and good portion size.
We felt the cost reasonable taking into account Hawaiian prices and the food was over the top awesome. Like I said, this is our second place dining experience with the Lahaina Grill being number one by a long shot.
We started with the Kiawe wood smoked Szechuan baby back pork ribs appetizer. Best on Maui in our estimation and we've tried a lot here. They're all over the place. But this takes the award. Get this.
Next on the appetizer menu was Crispy Pork Belly;
Sizzling soy vinaigrette, Thai rice and Lomilomi.
If you love bacon, this is for you. If you don't like fat, don't get this because...well it's pork belly. But if you want something that will almost make you pass out with joy, THIS is for you. I'm telling you...YOU NEED TO GET THIS! Crispy outside, luscious inside...
Roy's Misoyaki butterfish;
Vegetable sushi rolls with sizzling soy vinaigrette.
My all time favorite, melt in your mouth goodness. Nice sauce. You won't be disappointed.
Note; any main course can be downsized to an appetizer portion if you aren't too hungry.
Hibachi style grilled salmon;
Japanese citrus Ponzu and cucumber Namasu.
Perfectly cooked fish. They know how to cook fish here. Not dried out and if you want it medium rare, ask!
Roy's classic chocolate soufflé.
HOT and cold.
Perfect ending to a perfect meal.
Thank you Chef Joey! You ROCK!
Stay hungry my friends.
Until the next review...
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