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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 - 23:00
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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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted to love this place. From the outdoor patio to its location near so many places I enjoy going, I was hoping that this would be a great spot. I did not care for the sweet flavor of so many of the dishes and the excessive amount of fried foods. I prefer to eat cleaner and healthier.

1 Thank robin A
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The title says it all. The food, beverages and service were all great really great. It is just very expensive but I guess if you want the good food and service you have to pay for it.

Thank kurtm559
Pasadena, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I go here for happy hour before a movie near by. Very good appetizers and good wine. Sometimes it is difficult to get a seat.

Thank Jersey M
Pasadena, CA
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We went for HH before going to the Pasadena Playhouse. The menu is full of delicious dishes around $7, beer $3, wine $7, well drinks $5. Highly Recommend if you are around the Playhouse District

1 Thank debPasadena_CA
Pasadena, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Roy's has a great atmosphere and fine menu for meetings or celebrating special occasions. It is a bit expensive but worth it. They have an extensive menu and great selection of wines.

1 Thank amaloyan
los angeles ca
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Came here for my bday dinner. I wanted to see what the hype is all about. I ordered Chillean Seabass...the fish was cooked perfect but the sauce was so salty! I really should've told them but I dind't want to be difficult that night since it's my bday and just wanted to enjoy my dinner with my whole family. I... More 

Thank msnurse
Los Angeles, CA
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

For a meal before a show at the Pasadena Playhouse (1/2 block away), a friend suggested Roys. It was a family event and I trustingly reserved for 7 people. On the day of the meal, I looked it up and was distressed to see it is called "Roy's Hawaiian Fusion." Oh boy, I groaned, this'll be a loser. Nope, it... More 

Thank tmbrod
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We used to go there all the time with my children. We've had many birthday parties there for my children. There is a New restaurant manager now that changed the whole culture of the servers. I didn't like the service and they changed the menu and the price went up. I won't go there anymore. There is no more friendly... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Reno, Nevada
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235 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were in Pasadena for a business conference and we took a couple clients out to dinner. The food was excellent right down to dessert. This was my first visit to this location and it was perfect. Also, it was within walking distance from our hotel, which made the evening very convenient as well.

Thank TahoeNVTravelers
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Roy's is one of our favorite places to eat. We live in Las Vegas so that's the location we usually dine at. This was our first visit to this particular Roy's. It was WONDERFUL!!!

Thank Gwendolyn P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Polynesian, Hawaiian, American, Seafood, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?