If there’s one thing you can always count on, it’s the consistent quality of Roy’s classics, available at all Roy’s Restaurants. While the menu is changed daily based on available local ingredients, there’s no going wrong with tried-andtrue staples like the Misoyaki-Style Butterfish, fresh from that morning’s local fish auction, with sweet ginger wasabi beurre blanc, carrot puree and “forbidden rice.” Even though butterfish is an absolute favorite, other fresh seafood staples at Roy’s include Roy’s Original Blackened Ahi with spicy hot soy mustard butter sauce and the Hibachi-Style Salmon with Japanese citrus ponzu and wakame sunomono, a traditional, vinegar-based cucumber and seaweed salad.
Pioneering the Pacific Rim culinary movement, Roy’s Restaurants have been a touchstone for regional fusion all over the country, even extending to Japan and Guam. Roy’s Waikiki offers a variety of permanent menu items as well as daily specials based on that day’s freshest hand-picked produce. The Deconstructed Rainbow Roll is a regional blend of the island’s freshest catch, with ahi (tuna), hamachi (Pacific yellowtail) and salmon, arranged beautifully with Thai chili vinaigrette, sea asparagus, pickled radishes and drizzled with a kukui nut and jalapeño relish. It’s an exemplary Japanese fusion dish, well-rounded in both taste and texture with local island elements, created by Executive Chef Jason Peel. This special was so fresh a concept that it didn’t even have a name when Chef Jason plated it for us, so we took the liberty of naming it ourselves. That’s Roy’s Waikiki—always fresh, always inspired.
Chef-owner Roy Yamaguchi continues to amaze guests with exciting new flavors and creations combining local ingredients and expert culinary precision. A well-known destination for the romantic at heart, every dish here, from appetizers to desserts, will intrigue and captivate your senses. All love stories deserve a happy ending, and the ultimate sweet finale at Roy’s is the famous melting hot Chocolate Soufflé. Oozing perfection with each bite, this flourless cake is paired with a swirl of raspberry-strawberry coulis and locally made Lappert’s vanilla bean ice cream. Experience signature dishes as well as unique seasonal creations at one of three Roy’s restaurants on Oahu.