Tampa >Food & Dining > Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine
4342 West Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL | Directions 3360727.961523 -82.516992
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Carver City/Lincoln Gardens
Even the manager was rude! – Roy's is well located, across from International Plaza. I've been wanting to visit a Roy's because I've always heard how great the food is. I had some colleagues in town and we decided on Roy's; they were able to sit all 22 of us on two side-by-side tables, in a room, away from the larger dining area, which was great. Then came the waitress - 1 for all 22 of us! She was slow, rude, unhappy that we'd ask questions about the menu - great selections, by the way.
After she took our order, she never came back to re-fill our drinks. Before the food came out, I spoke with the manager; I don't recall his name but when I mentioned how rude the waitress was, and how we didn't feel she was taking care of us, his response was that it was because she didn't appreciate us walking around the tables - we were just chatting up with each other and rather than talk over everyone, some did get up and stood next to those they were chatting with. Again, this was before the food came out.
We weren't looking to get a free meal, our company paid for it but we were hoping for decent customer service. You won't find it here. When I go back and read the 5 star reviews, some seem "fake", as if written by someone there...just a thought.
Good original dishes but a bit pricey – The Tampa's Roy's is like the ones that I have been to in other cities: a very nice place with Roy's unique, good, original dishes and lots of pretty people/expensive cars around. The Roy's Canoe Appetizer for Two is a good way to taste 5 different and interesting appetizers without getting too full before the main course. But, at $ 26.00, it is ridiculously over-priced. I had one of their classic main dishes; the macadamia crusted mahi mahi and my wife had the beef short ribs. The mahi mahi is not really "crusted" with macadamia. It's more like "dusted", which is a plus in my book. This is a truly unique dish that is tasty, satisfying and not too bad on the waistline. The beef short ribs are rich and flavorful but, given their price and the pretensions of the Roy's chain, taste too much like any old potroast with mashed potatoes . Serving sizes, unlike in many restaurants, are just perfect. Their Hawaiian Martini is an excellent cocktail with just a bit of sweetness and a hint of coconut. I'm not normally a fan of either sweet or coconut in cocktails, but I had two of these. Try one! Roy's is a good place to go once a year or so for something different than the regular, "nice" restaurant. For the price, there are other places in Tampa where I would go more often, such as Mise en Place or Mangroves.
way over rated – the food is over priced. avg. tasting sushi. slow service. not much to chose from on the menu. i went for a birthday party. i must say the private room was very nice and private! i won't go again. the prices for the apps are crazy!!
Great Sashimi! – Never expected to find great Sushi in Tampa! The quality of Roy's Sashimi is excellent!!! I am a hugh fan of Sashimi and only trust NYC's Sashimi quality, but now I found Roy's in Tampa! maybe little pricey, but maybe its worth it! Great service too!
Great experience. – We went there for my girlfriends birthday. We chose the Prix Fixe menu which includes an appetizer, a choice of entree and dessert from a short list for $33 each. A good wine list that was a little on the high side. Plan on spending at least $35 for a drinkable bottle. Impeccable service. One of my most pleasant dining experiences in Tampa Bay in the last few years.
Be careful what you ask for – My husband and I went for the first time last month. The food was very good and the service was great. The only problem we had was when I had asked the waiter to suggest a glass of red wine he told me about a lovely cabernet that was moderately priced. I ordered it and when the bill came it was $22 a glass. I will be sure to ask what moderate means next time!!
This sophisticated Hawaiian-fusion restaurant gives mainlanders an upscale taste of the islands. – In Short
Roy Yamaguchi opened his first restaurant in 1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii, blending European cooking techniques with locally produced ingredients and Asian spices. Today, his Hawaiian-fusion cuisine is served in a sophisticated atmosphere with dark woods, Asian accents and contemporary, island-inspired art. In addition to "Roy's classics" like Hawaiian-style misoyaki butterfish and the popular melting hot chocolate souffle, each location offers daily specials prepared by the local chef, all of whom are trained personally by Roy.
Awesome! Classy! I would reccomend!!! Awesome! Classy! I would reccomend!!! Awesome! Classy! I would reccomend!!! Awesome! Classy! I would reccomend!!! Awesome! Classy! I would reccomend!!!
The best restaraunt on PLANET EARTH! – I have never tasted anything better in my entire life!!! From the moment your car is parked (by a nice gentleman at the valet stand), throughout the whole dining experience - it was simply the best I have ever had!
Everybody: servers, managers, everybody who works there treat you like you are their most important guest of the night!!!
From the drinks (Hawaiian martini recommended) through the appetizers and entrees, till the last drop of the desert (Chocolate soufflé!!!!), this is so astounding!
I love the fact that they even serve sushi! Their chef makes impossibly delicious sauces for your fish; it is just simply out of this world. HIGHLY recommended!
Perfect for a DATE - to impress!
Best Restaurant in Tampa – I have eaten here many times and enjoyed it time after time.
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